Admins can indeed see who voted individually.
I almost screenshotted it wen they all suddenly showed up, but thought “naww man, I’m sure they all already voted”. And then when it popped up with all of the votes and they were down there I messaged both Andrew and Jen with the info of who was in there and what happened. I’ve lost a lot of contests, I’m not generally upset about losing one fairly. Losing one because of a coordinated effort? Bullshit.
Technically, without proof of when they voted, you don’t have an ironclad case. Fortunately, that’s not needed:
Anyone from TTV reading this: for shame. I say that in all seriousness.
It’s true Pat went pretty brutal on you guys recently on BZP. But if you have an issue with that, take it up with him personally.
This contest was not about Pat. It was about all the MOCs submitted from the community. It was about BZP as a whole, and the many talented MOCers we have - some of whom I’m sure are fans of your work as well.
You purposely messed with that out of petty revenge, and then you went and taunted BZP about it directly. Contrary to what you might think, I don’t have intrinsic beef with TTV. Some of your members I’ve had bad experiences with. Some of your reporting I’ve not been a fan of. Hell, I’ve heard some really awful rumors in general. But you’ve also done good analysis and lookbacks, and you play a role in the greater Bionicle fanbase.
Stuff like this only hurts the fanbase as a whole. I would much rather have a world where BZP, TTV, and any other Bionicle fansites out there were on good terms, and each served different parts of the community. You are directly spitting in the face of that idea because you dislike one BZP staff member.
As a friend of Pat’s, you anger me. As a staff member of BZP, you disappoint me. And as a member of this fandom, you embarrass me.
i retract my earlier hypothesis that they left themselves visible out of ignorance or clumsiness. with this tweet in mind, there’s no way in hell it wasn’t full-on taunting: a way of showing off that “yes, we did it, you saw us do it and there ain’t a damn thing you can do about it”
Maybe I’m missing something but what did they really do wrong here
Like yeah the way they went about this was pretty dickish but it’s not like they CHEATED or anything if I’m understanding this correctly, no matter when they chose to vote they probably would have voted against DV anyway
I’m just saying I remember a while back the TTV crowd threw a fit because we promoted a BAC entry on the Lunacy and it won and they thought that was unfair or something, so aren’t we kind of validating their dumb ideology there by taking issue with their coordinating voting thing