Currently, the Guardian is holding one of those daft online polls to see which side of the homeopathy debate can muster the most clickers…
Hi Rochelle and all,
I doubt that there are really all that many people out there voting.
Here's how to log your votes -a tactic which I'm sure the skeptics are already using, so there's no need to be secretive about it- Some pro-enthusiasts on this mailing list may wish to use the same tactics.
I use Firefox, so I'm giving instructions for that. You can figure out other browsers easily enough.
1. go to the webpage and vote
2. then go to the menu – TOOLS – CLOSE RECENT HISTORY and set it to delete cookies and cache for the last 1 hour.
3. Close the browser.
4. open it again and vote again.
5. Repeat the same till you get really tired of this sham vote by the Guardian.
ADDITIONAL – if you want to invest $30 or so for a year subscription, you can buy one of those "hide IP" proxy softwares which will change your IP when you open up your browser – Easy Hide is a good one.
Then change your proxy with every vote – making it look like the vote is coming from somewhere else- just in case the survey is actually tracking your IP from their computers.
To speed up this tedious work, temporarily set your homepage to the poll page so to save yourself a click
Right now, it's about 8 AM in Nairobi as I write this and I've logged in about 20+ votes, only to see the "no" side climb as I do it.
That tells me that either (a) there's some earlybird/nightowl guys/gals in UK or USA also clicking away as fast as I'm doing it OR (b) Guardian is skewing the votes by registering all the "yes" votes as "no".
what do you think?
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