Poll: Primary D version

Bane branimir.milosavljevic at gmail.com
Fri May 21 08:00:32 PDT 2010

Nick Sabalausky Wrote:

> "Nick Sabalausky" <a at a.a> wrote in message 
> news:ht3uj4$30fv$1 at digitalmars.com...
> > "div0" <div0 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote in message 
> > news:ht3tfa$2smm$1 at digitalmars.com...
> >>
> >> I'm surprised so many people who don't use D bother to read this news
> >> group and voted on the poll. Surely they must have better things to do.
> >>
> >
> > I have a few guesses for that phonomenon:
> >
> ...
> >
> > - Troll and/or trolls. I turned on "enable IP logging", but I didn't turn 
> > on "prevent multiple votes from same IP", since shared IPs are fairly 
> > common. Maybe GirlProgrammer's been messing with it. Or maybe the Reddit 
> > D-Downvoters found it. Maybe I made a mistake by not preventing multiple 
> > votes from same IP. Maybe if it turn that on it'll apply 
> > retro-actively...or maybe not? I dunno, I really should get around to 
> > making my own poll software.
> >
> ...
> >
> I've looked into this a little. I was able to download a chart of the IPs, 
> and the number of votes per IP. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any 
> way to tell anything about the actual votes from a particular IP, which I 
> suppose is good for privacy, but it prevents me from looking at an IP with 
> multiple votes and determining if all of the votes were suspiciously 
> strongly favoring the one option.
> There are 105 IPs. The vast majority of the IPs only had one vote. There 
> were five IPs that had two votes each, and one IP that had three votes. I'm 
> willing to assume those are just multiple people from the same ISP, and even 
> if not they're not particularly significant compared to the rest. But then 
> there was one IP with 72 votes. So, yea, that does seem suspicious. In case 
> anyone thinks they might have more insight, the IP in question is 
>, and appears to be from Austrailia.

Thats great. It proves my point - even D trolls are loyal to the project. 72 votes? That is some dedication.

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