First and foremost, let's get somethings real straight. As I had stated in this post
, we had found glitches in the system for the model contest and I, I alone, made the decision to pull the contest until some scripting for the code be corrected.
Several things happened since then, one we don't have the same programmer for GG anymore, two, we made the vote counting system not count "FREE" registrations because we found many, many questionable "FREE" regristrations that were made from accounts that had red flags.
Because this is a PHP script, that has algorithims that does the calculations, when we removed the ability of FREE accounts to count as votes, it recalculated all contests--making different winners occur. As I had previously stated, we would "honor" previous winners.
Now I've been accused today that I changed the contest because I don't think a certain model has talent, not sure where that came from as I've never made this statement and the model in question I've met and have no heartburn with. I cannot more than stress
that I do not rig nor allow rigging of contests on this forum--that is why, when we saw red flags with Free accounts I
pulled the plug on the contest--I will not allow, or will do my best, to keep full integrity of the contest.
In the future, before anyone ever accuses anyone on this site about rigging a contest, as long as I am the owner and the President of the corporation that owns this site, we will not allow fixing, rigging or cheating for that matter by anyone here or on the forum and we will take all necessary actions.
As it stands, my original post stated that the contest and this site in itself, is being worked on, upgraded and many, many new things to come and we would see glitches
on this system.
Too many people have jumped to conclusions just like when the contest winner for December was posted by a few here, 23 hours & 56 minutes before the contest was to end--that's when I personally pulled the contest after checking our files. I did not jump the gun and accuse anyone of cheating, nor do I plan to, I merely pulled the contest--beleive it or not, the December winner with the "Free" votes pulled still won for December.
Please do not jump the gun of rigging something, especially when my intentions are to keep the contest's integrity. And for those that exploited the original contest system weakness, well let's just say, you know who you are and don't do it again.
Thanks, Rolando (aka rg sends!)