Momokutenshi wrote:I thought mass-voting = cheat votes? From the explanatory post on site, I was under the impression that the reasoning behind disqualifying FT was because a group of people were at some internet cafe using the computers to multi-vote for them.
Or were they kicked out because someone got a bunch of friends/acquaintances/people together to vote? Cuz if that's seriously the reason, then WTF...
I used "cheat votes" as in multi-voting, bypassing timerthing illegally to vote, etc.
OTOH what I was referring to by using "mass-voting" was how FT community did the following things:
* KBM discourages separate single-anime communities to send out mass-PMs or put up sticky threads to
1. Put sticky thread up and told community members to vote only for FT characters and abstain in other matches -- which KBM also strongly discourages, therefore gave them a warning. This has continually been an issue in recent KBM and many people expressed their discomfort from community people's lack of interest in communicating with other voters via KBM forum.
2. Despite the warning FT community did not stop. Admin considered disqualifying FT characters.
3. After the announce of consideration of disqualifying FT characters, FT community leader "agreed" to stop doing #1
4. But not. FT community set the topic of their chatroom as the content from #1.
6. Sent out mass-PM encouraging them to vote for FT characters
8. Used "recommend" feature and put up a thread (placement position the same as "sticky" threads) with similar content (...again) and also encouraged FT community members to deliberately choose their voter-id setting as "male" "foreigner" "over-20" so that they would be "less" identified
Yeah. I don't really agree with their policy on this one but I was whatever with their decision. FT community leader was a douchebag with this whole thing.
Actually I should clarify:
KBM notified the FT community members that as long as no "sticky" threads/mass-PM/chatroom-topic were used in advertising for FT characters, it was fine. FT community did not even agree to those conditions and kept trying to find alternative ways. Several warnings were given re: sticky threads but FT community never really abode by these rules.