Could use a hand with newspaper poll (it's quick)


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Auslander808
January 25, 2009, 01:23 AM
First off, Hello..New guy here with a request for assistance.
This http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-miami-shooting,0,5107701.story was the story that led to the newspaper throwing up an informal poll on whether or not to ban guns. Informal, yes. But it'll get printed for sure... if it goes the way the paper wants of course! The heck no was leading by about 20%. Then 1/2 an hour went by and they got an enormous influx of "Yes, this is a wake-up call that guns need to be banned." So maybe somebody did the same as I'm doing and posted to the Brady website...or we are going against a bot. Could use a quick vote to help the numbers.
POLL- http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-0124-miami-shooting-poll,0,2714959,post.poll
Thx in advance
Someone will be able to use these numbers as "evidence" for their cause. Let's hope it's us!

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indoorsoccerfrea
January 25, 2009, 01:28 AM
did it

Auslander808
January 25, 2009, 01:37 AM
Greatly appreciated. The Heck No's have come up quite a it in the last hour or so since a few have started making the request and just jumped back into the lead!

HK G3
January 25, 2009, 02:15 AM
I'm torn between "Heck no" and " Yes, but only for idiots." :p

camacho
January 25, 2009, 07:51 AM
Done!

udonb
January 25, 2009, 08:00 AM
Done. With pleasure.

J.R.W.
January 25, 2009, 08:04 AM
Done, Heck No back in the lead @ 52.8%

ultradoc
January 25, 2009, 08:04 AM
it is done. thanks.

Odd Job
January 25, 2009, 08:51 AM
One vote from across the pond added.

Prophet
January 25, 2009, 08:59 AM
Heck, no! added.

moooose102
January 25, 2009, 09:05 AM
did my part. and will continue to ANYTIME i can!

UnclePete
January 25, 2009, 09:34 AM
I checked Heck No.

MP3Mogul
January 25, 2009, 09:36 AM
Did my part...

Shovelhead
January 25, 2009, 10:00 AM
Current stats.

Heck, no. (4664 responses) 49.7%

I'm a gun supporter, but this recent case has me rethinking the access given. (306 responses) 3.3%

Yes, this is a wake-up call that guns need to be banned. (4341 responses) 46.2%

Yes, but only for idiots. (77 responses) 0.8%

I'm not sure. (4 responses) 0.0%

9392 total responses (Results not scientific

orionengnr
January 25, 2009, 10:18 AM
unable to access the page...
Got it...on the third try.

zx12rider
January 25, 2009, 12:24 PM
Always willing to help.

Old Fuff
January 25, 2009, 01:19 PM
When I try to vote I get an error message. Maybe they are unhappy with the current results. :mad:

indoorsoccerfrea
January 25, 2009, 01:48 PM
we're losing...

Lightninstrike
January 25, 2009, 01:56 PM
Done.

Auslander808
January 25, 2009, 03:02 PM
When I try to vote I get an error message. Maybe they are unhappy with the current results
Same poll, different link- http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-0124-miami-shooting-poll,0,1890571,post.poll

On several sites it's been noticed that the Yes Ban's are most likely using a bot to vote for them. It sits stagnant for hours and then jumps exactly 1000 in 2 seconds.

JImbothefiveth
January 25, 2009, 03:25 PM
Voted no. People like the killer will not obey the law, so people should be allowed to defend themselves.

armedandsafe
January 25, 2009, 04:37 PM
Just now results

Heck, no. (14569 responses)

59.9%

I'm a gun supporter, but this recent case has me rethinking the access given. (770 responses)

3.2%

Yes, this is a wake-up call that guns need to be banned. (8838 responses)

36.4%

Yes, but only for idiots. (120 responses)

0.5%

I'm not sure. (10 responses)

0.0%

24307 total responses (Results not scientific)

Keep at it, people!

Pops

Auslander808
January 25, 2009, 07:39 PM
I'm watching their bots at work right now. The Yes Ban's are jumping up at 10 per second right now. After a few hundred while I was watching it has stopped again. It'll stay that way until the program hits it again later

HighNoon777
January 27, 2009, 12:46 AM
lol I did a search before posting and you beat me to it. I can't do the bot thing, but I can definitely get in a good 10 votes per day. ;)

As in, 10 votes from other people of course. :D

bromdenlong
January 27, 2009, 04:20 AM
It currently stands at



Heck, no. (28005 responses)

45.6%

I'm a gun supporter, but this recent case has me rethinking the access given. (774 responses)

1.3%

Yes, this is a wake-up call that guns need to be banned. (32479 responses)

52.9%

Yes, but only for idiots. (178 responses)

0.3%

I'm not sure. (14 responses)

0.0%

61450 total responses (Results not scientific)

Auslander808
January 27, 2009, 10:22 AM
Yeah. They magically received about 4000 votes, while the Heck No's were leading by 2000, in a span of a few minutes in the very early morning. This was after having the Yes Ban's only get about 1 vote an hour for the previous 8 hours. It was a sadly rigged poll. Ive asked for screenshots and data showing how they manipulate it. But it's not like I'm going to be able to get this printed in the paper or anything!

Slade797
January 27, 2009, 11:20 AM
Online polls are easily manipulated. All you have to do is vote, reset your browser, then vote again, rinse, repeat.

Colt Smith
January 27, 2009, 11:56 AM
Added my "heck no" but unfortunately the whole thing is rigged . This kind of stuff gets us nowhere. The only effective course of action seems to be continually writing all your representatives frequently and fervently.

HighNoon777
January 27, 2009, 09:09 PM
We're up by 900 right now.

zombienerd
January 30, 2009, 01:33 AM
I think the intense posting of this on many gun forums has put us well into the lead :)

We're currently at 66.8% with 67000 votes, versus the anti's at 32% with 32000 votes.

I'd say we're doing well.

For those who said it was rigged, what do you say now?

Lightninstrike
January 30, 2009, 10:25 AM
Done.

Hawaiian
January 31, 2009, 01:42 PM
Vote cast.

SCKimberFan
January 31, 2009, 01:56 PM
Done.

Heck no is leading 2 to 1.

PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
January 31, 2009, 02:11 PM
Heck, no. (68941 responses)

67.3%

I'm a gun supporter, but this recent case has me rethinking the access given. (779 responses)

0.8%

Yes, this is a wake-up call that guns need to be banned. (32486 responses)

31.7%

Yes, but only for idiots. (230 responses)

0.2%

I'm not sure. (19 responses)

0.0%

102455 total responses (Results not scientific

my job here is done.....heck no vote given!

Bullnettles
January 31, 2009, 02:17 PM
Done

Lightninstrike
February 1, 2009, 09:07 AM
Done, still ahead.

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