On 30 Sep 2003 21:23:00 +0200, Till Westermayer
utterance to the following:
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thanks for pointing that out. If this is really the case, I also propose
a recount (how should one now that ~~~~ between == don't work?!). (IIRC,
I came back from holiday just before the voting period ended and didn't
check if my vote was counted)
Well that's three users who were qualified to vote who missed out for
technical reasons. I signed the same way, but the page never reloaded full
(the server was down for the next hour or two, and by the time I managed
to get back to W the next day, voting was done and dusted.
==~~~~== does work, but there are apparently certain browser/OS
combinations which had problems with the Unicode representation on Meta
and copy and pasted it in a way that doesn't work. To avoid this from
occurring repeatedly I changed the template at some point to just say
==[[User:Foo]]==. In any case, most invalid ballots have been marked as
invalid long before the vote ended, and all invalid ones are listed on
[[International logo vote/Invalid ballots]]. The rules for what type of
ballot is acceptable and what type is not have been made very clear
repeatedly, and, to my knowledge, nobody has voted for Pat Buchanan.
Note that some people refused to accept the first round of voting because
the rules were too lax and cheating was too easy. If some people refuse to
accept the second round of voting because the rules are too strict and
cheating is too difficult, then I think these complaints can be fairly
considered to negate each other.