I said to expect shocks. After going through the 4800 votes (yes that many!) and removing some double and triple votes, the list will be launched at 6pm. What was totally unexpected is the number of draws in some categories, thereby making some short lists a little longer. One category had 5 people drawing for 3rd place, for example.
Spamming and multiple votes weren’t as frequent as I would have predicted so a big thank you to all nominees who guided their readers to play nice. Still some hilarious examples of how not to double and triple vote for the same blog in a category. If you are going to try and fake votes at least use different email address usernames. For example: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com will make us notice. Especially when all done from the same IP within 15 minutes.
To the guy who used his work address, his gmail address and his name as Gaelige in a third email, yeah we spotted you too!
Best of luck to everyone come six o’clock.