Vote (Again) For Your Favourite Windows 7 Website

Update: We have withdrawn Windows 7 News from the competition

The competition to find the best Windows 7 News website has been restarted because four of the other sites were cheating.  Windows 7 News of course was not one of the cheating sites, which explains why we were in 4th place Рwhat other explanation could there be? grey Vote (Again) For Your Favourite Windows 7 Website

Anyway, if you’ve voted previously can you vote again, and if you haven’t please get your mouses out now. ¬†At the moment we are 2nd, but there’s only been 16 votes so far….

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16 Responses to Vote (Again) For Your Favourite Windows 7 Website

  1. Al July 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    The poll system is not fullproof at all. It seems like there will be three rounds of votes so I have no idea when the judges come in.

    If they had judges pick the top sites then put them in a poll, this problem wouldn’t happen because the top sites will be well-respected and wouldn’t even bother cheating because they know their sites’ quality is enough to get votes. It’s only a matter of who has the better site.

    • Everton July 20, 2009 at 12:17 am #

      The 3 rounds is to force people to go to the site at least 3 times to drive up traffic…..

  2. danb July 20, 2009 at 2:09 am #

    Not Windows 7 News, which fills my RSS feeder with interesting-looking articles, but then is almost NEVER reachable?! What’s going on with your hosting?

    • Everton July 20, 2009 at 3:37 am #

      Huh danb?

      We’ve recently moved hosts, which had a few teething problems that created a few short outages, but nothing serious so I’m not sure what you’re referring to. Here’s last week’s report for instance:

      From: Jul 13 2009 01:00 AM (EU/Western)
      To: Jul 20 2009 01:00 AM (EU/Western)

      W7
      - uptime: 99.702%
      - downtime: 30min
      - outage: 1

      Not perfect, but definitely not ‘almost NEVER reachable’

  3. john July 20, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    Don’t you guys have real news to report?

    Self-promotion isn’t news about Windows 7.

    • g1lmour July 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

      its not really self promotion, all the guys on windowsupdate site, and the other 9 that are voting, will see that w7n is actually very high up in the ranks, therefore people will want to see what all the fuss is about and have a look, thats not self promotion, besides, most of the other sites have this post in their sites aswell, so quit whining

  4. aloy July 21, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    I will vote for you

  5. Gonza July 21, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    The sevenforums people have just withdrawn from the contest because somebody is cheating again. I think you should do the same.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/news/16999-best-windows-7-website-competition-round-1-a.html

  6. Everton Blair July 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve just sent an email asking to be withdrawn as people are clearly cheating again, and the whole competition has been ruined

    • g1lmour July 21, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

      yeah quite right, theres clear signs of cheating from other sites everywhere, its a shame those people have done that, ruined the whole experience of that poll.

  7. Danb July 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    What are your uptime stats like again this week? I could get you from a UK academic institution, or a domestic connection, for around 24 hours on Tuesday or Wednesday…

    • Everton Blair July 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

      100% uptime – no idea what’s going on with your connections

  8. Danb July 26, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Well, I couldn’t view the page linked from Google Reader, or by typing directly into Firefox, and also couldn’t ping the url either. Couldn’t visit Win7News homepage, or previously visited links in the browser history. That’s from Janet (your old stomping ground Everton!) and also my home (BT line with Be There). ALL the other links from my reader worked fine – Engadget, BBC, Enq etc.

    I’m away at the moment, so I’ll post again if I have the same experience here.

  9. windows7full July 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    Why would anyone cheat?! This kind of votes are for site owner to find out if they have done a good job or need improvement!

  10. Everton Blair July 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Anyone know which sites were cheating?

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