Thanks to the dimwitterey of a few, the last day of voting at the 2004 Weblog Awards was locked down by IP address. Thanks to the help of Pete Holiday (who really earned his site programming credit on this) and others who sent helpful suggestions, we were able to implement a more secure system of access to prevent machine generated fraud, while allowing AOL users and those behind proxy servers (most corporate environments) to regain access.
The whole bot voting attack was a minor setback, since eradicated and overcome. Remember it’s supposed to be fun – maybe not for me – but for the rest of the blogosphere anyway.
Let the merriment proceed…
Update: If you’re listed in any of the polls, official logo creator Suzy Rice has a collection of Finalist logos for your use.