Poll: Primary D version

retard re at tard.com.invalid
Fri May 21 10:57:10 PDT 2010

Fri, 21 May 2010 11:00:32 -0400, Bane wrote:

> 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.

What is more interesting is that the majority of D users already use D2, 
which has a huge list of bugs. It just tells that most D users don't use 
D in serious / mission critical / money bringing projects, but instead as 
a hobby. 

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