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Brutus Buckeye (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MightbeaBuck, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. MightbeaBuck

    MightbeaBuck with hat in hand

    Vote for Brutus!

    For the second week straight, Auburn's mascot has beat Brutus, so go to -

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/capitalone/vote

    And vote! Check the momentum meter to see how Brutus is being whupped. It shouldn't happen because there are more Buckeye fans than Auburn fans, & IMHO we are more computer literate also.
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I just voted about 10 times, and noticed that Brutus and Aubie were within a percentage point of each other in the momentum meter, and Brutus was still about 24 percent ahead of him overall.
     
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Aubie is still beating Brutus in the momentum for this week... granted Brutus is far ahead of the pack...
     
  4. MightbeaBuck

    MightbeaBuck with hat in hand

    Auburn's mascot has moved up

    4 spots in last 3 weeks. Last year, Aubie had a come from behind victory, and I just dread it happening again. Vote vote vote
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/capitalone/vote
    & get your friends to vote
     
  5. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Thought I'd stick this to the top for awhile. Aubie is creeping up the charts to 20%. Get out and vote Buckeye Nation.

    3yards
     
  6. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    3yards
    Aubie may be gaining in percentage points, but we are leading in overall votes, if that makes sense. We have won the momentum the last couple weeks, that's all that matters now
     
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Weekly (11/11-11/17) Momentum Meter


    Aubie 35.4%
    Chip .4%
    Big Red 1.1%
    Cocky 8.7%
    Scratch .6%
    Albert .9%
    Hairy Dawg 4.7%
    Monte 2.5%
    Brutus Buckeye 42.8%
    Smokey 1.4%
    Harry the Husky .2%
    YoUDee 1.4%


    Looks like we took back the momentum for the week. We now lead 37.8% to 20.3% over Aubie. Keep voting!!
     
  8. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Good point Hubbard. I was a bit startled to see Aubie with 20% of the vote. Brutus is closing in on 1 miiiiiiiiiiillion (said like Austin Powers) votes. 966,987 right now.
     
  9. Its funny how they are using a cheating script and we are still beating them. Thats if the stupid thing even workes I downloaded it and looked at it but Im not at home to have a good look at it.

    Anyways I emailed:
    pam.girardo@capitalone.com & sdavila@crtpr.com
    This messege:

    Just wanted to let you know that their is a cheating mascot. Here is the web page I found this info on. www.aunation.net/forums/i...c=18&st=75 It is a cheating script that will allow more than 1 vote per day. Something should be done about this, Its a shame what people will do anymore. I have also attached the cheating aubie.exe script. Thanks for your time.

    So if you feel the need also email them yourself. It may get their attention.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2003
  10. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    An SEC team cheating?!? Say it isn't so!

    Well that would explain a lot. BTW, your AU Nation link isn't working for me. I guess the page is now gone. Wow, I wonder if they took it down after being caught. Also, how did you find out about the "illegal" script? Good work BuckeyeFan4Life.
     
  11. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    That page is gone, but the offending software is not.

    Look at the "Voting Machine" link on the MAIN MENU bar to the left on their front page -- http://www.aunation.net/

    Which points directly to the software at http://www.aunation.net/images/Aubie.exe

    DO email those CapOne people, and/or others.

    Auburn will win this way if not stopped.
     
  12. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

  13. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    well I emailed the two people in charge. Here are the emails: pam.girardo@capitalone.com and sdavila@crtpr.com. I think these people will catch on though. Remember last year when we used that macro? They cught on to that
     
  14. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    From Clevebucks: I actually talked to one of the Capitol One ladies last night via e-mail. She said the voting script is setup so that duplicate votes, while they appear to be counted, get discarded on the back end. Most likely they are using a combination of cookies and also your IP address.

    Basically the reason why the Auburn mascot isn't moving up, despite their fans supposedly voting a couple thousand times an hour, is that only one is getting counted per day. Don't tell them though, let em waste the effort of spreading it to work computers, libraries, whatever else.

    The reason why Brutus still maintains such a large lead is that one, a lot of OSU fans see the link everyday and vote, and two, the scoreboard makes an announcement once every home game. Plus there's a link off the official OSU athletic site.

    Bottom line, no need to e-mail them. There isn't any fraud going on. They will never catch up at this point.
     
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, that means I can cast three votes a day and have them count (my home PC and my two workstations on different subnets at work). Plus, I can borrow co-workers workstations also.

    Still, I find it hard to believe that they are tracking the tens of thousands, if not more, different IPs of voters, plus the fact that the majority of America is still on dial-up which doesn't work with IPs (at least not with the user's computer). So, what I did was made a pseudo-copy of the main voting web page (minus the garbage JavaScript and the graphics...very trimmed down so it loads very fast), with instructions on how to block CapitolOne website cookies, that allows users to click the submit button (Brutus Buckeye is automatically selected by default), and then simply back-button to it after the vote is tallied so you can immediately vote again (without having to wait for the voting page to reload and having to re-delete the cookies). I was able to manually blast off 100 votes in under 3 minutes on a network. I'm going to load it onto my web site as soon as Road Runner gets their heads out of their collective asses and gets their FTP server fixed. Once I get it loaded, I'll pass on the URL to everyone here...

    (edit for minor dumbass grammatical errors)
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2003

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