Originally Posted by in stitches
it was not x-posted this time. i think that was off maybe, but i wouldnt call it a travesty. then again, i wasnt the one who saw victory slip away in the final minutes. either way, all of SF has teh right to voat, all is fair in love and war and internet contests.
also, did you really just refer to yourself in 3rd person? really?
It actually would have ended in a tie with Claps, and I would have ceded the tie as Claps had a superior fit and I voted for myself--and deliberately did not vote for Claps as I thought his fit was the one outduel mine.
In principle, I have no problem with them voting. It's only an issue though when they've got an association with a single member of the contest. There was nothing particularly SWD about Tira's look last time, but he got their votes because he'd built a relationship with them. It's not Tira's fault. Nor should it reflect poorly on his victory.
Imagine a CBD contest with StanVanB. SVB can probably rock CBD well enough, but not as well as quite a few posters here. Word gets out SVB is in a contest here and an hour later he'll be 100 votes in the lead. Did anything wrong happen? No. That's just the way democracy works, and it has it's dangers