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#27422 25-Oct-2008 15:24
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Has anyone else noticed that the stuff polls are being manipulated?  I noticed this the day after the election debate when I submitted a vote on who I thought won the political poll. The results were about 69/31 with about 4000 votes, I was reading another article on the stuff website that night and happened to see the same poll but the results completely reversed. NZherald got caught out recently and now have safeguards. But stuff need to do some work to stop people abusing the polls. My 2 cents.
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#173560 25-Oct-2008 15:37
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It could be the same case. Recently I read that they had actually two different polls running - one in the front page and another different one in the content pages.




 

 

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  #173562 25-Oct-2008 15:42
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I googled it and found this on kiwiblog where they have found the same thing I did. Just shows you technology and news organizations don't mix.

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2008/10/stuff_poll_manipulation.html

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