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23 Illegitimate Reasons for Voting

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4/14/2014 7:08:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
1. The person you're voting for had previously voted for you on your debate(s) or did something for you and you feel the need to "repay him (or her)."
2. The other person voted against you on your debate(s) or wronged you in some way so you want to "get your revenge" by voting for the person who you're voting for.
3. The person you're voting for left the Site with this single debate of his (or her) finished debate in the voting period and you feel the need to "honor his (or her) memory" by voting for him (or her) on his last debate.
4. The person you're voting for is a member of your own DDO Party, or you are part of the same party as the person you're voting for.
5. You are opposed to the party of the person who you're voting against.
6. You want the person you're voting for to like you better.
7. The person you're voting for is a very popular member of Debate.org.
8. You and the person you voted for made a pact to vote for each other, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
9. You wish to bribe the person who you're voting for to join the party that you lead or the party that you are a member of.
10. You wish to bribe the person who you're voting for to leave a party that you are opposed to.
11. The person you're voting against is an unpopular member of Debate.org.
12. You want to harass the person who you're voting against into joining the party that you lead or the party that you're opposed to.
13. You want to harass the person who you're voting against into leaving the party that you are opposed to.
14. You want to bribe the person who you're voting for to join a forum game that you're part of or a forum game that you are overseeing (and probably created).
15. You want to harass the person who you're voting against into joining a forum game that you're part of or a forum game that you are overseeing (and probably created).
16. You want to harass the person who you're voting against into leaving Debate.org.
17. You're trying to bribe the person who you're voting for to friend you.
18. You disagree with the stance of the person who you're voting against; exceptions include "who did you agree with before/after the debate," as voting on these points because of your own bias is okay.
19. You agree with the stance of the person who you're voting for; exceptions include "who did you agree with before/after the debate," as voting on these points because of your own bias is okay.
20. You are a friend of the person who you're voting for.
21. You are an enemy of the person who you're voting against.
22. You didn't read the debate carefully (if at all), but the person you're voting for usually wins, so you want to be on the "winning side."
23. You didn't read the debate carefully (if at all), but the person you're voting against usually loses, so you don't want to be on the "losing side."

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4/14/2014 7:21:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There are a lot of vindictive/retributive voters out there, and most of them are too stupid to even confer their tracks or in any way obscure the fact that they're casting malicious votes. And then, there are a lot of stupid people who defend even those malicious voters who flagrantly cast biased and/or malicious ballots. Both of these kinds of individuals undercut the integrity of voting, as a practice on DDO. It's disappointing, but a lot of people are disappointing -so at the very least, malicious votes shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. As long as malicious voters are allowed to vote as they do, the problem is going to continue.
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