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(Some Guy)   There are some florida-like hanging-chad type irregularities going on here......   (prism.gatech.edu) divider line 182
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2003-04-23 03:21:22 PM  
uh.. yeah.
 
2003-04-23 03:21:24 PM  
Boobies
 
2003-04-23 03:21:26 PM  
yeah!
 
2003-04-23 03:22:11 PM  
yes BERTHA has relocated!
 
2003-04-23 03:22:14 PM  
OOOOOoooooooo
 
2003-04-23 03:22:17 PM  
Way to go (to whoever submitted it, please take a bow!).
 
2003-04-23 03:24:42 PM  
i'm going to update the page now so ppl will have some idea of what the heck the headline refers to.
 
2003-04-23 03:29:19 PM  
Naw, I think a hanging chad is much simpler to understand.
 
2003-04-23 03:29:22 PM  
Wow, a prism link on Fark. This is probably the highlight of Georgia Tech's long history.
 
2003-04-23 03:29:42 PM  
Horray for Bertha!
 
2003-04-23 03:31:21 PM  
Just checking the totals:

Bertha Clemmons - 566
Jaclyn Joyner-Smith - 382
 
2003-04-23 03:32:12 PM  
Most recent numbers below.

Everyone keep in mind what we are battling for here. This lady was raised during the great depression, suffered through the deprivations of WWII, with rationing and everything else that came with it, lived all those years and still managed to chose a rather tasteful hat for her photograph. She deserves to have the red carpet rolled out for her.

Poll Results

60.63% Bertha Clemmons -

596
39.37% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

387
983 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 03:33:52 PM  
Go Bertha!!!
 
2003-04-23 03:34:41 PM  
Go Bertha!

btw.....what's the deal with that ugly-ass flower hat Jaclyn Risden-Smith is wearing? Fugly, indeed.
 
2003-04-23 03:35:12 PM  
GOOOOO BERTHAAAAAAAAAAA
 
2003-04-23 03:35:27 PM  
Bertha on why the paper should send her to the Derby:

"I am 85 years old, never been to a Derby. I'd like to go in style. I have been a subscriber [for] about 45 years. Now it's payback time."
 
2003-04-23 03:35:46 PM  

"Everyone keep in mind what we are battling for here. This lady was raised during the great depression, suffered through the deprivations of WWII, with rationing and everything else that came with it, lived all those years and still managed to chose a rather tasteful hat for her photograph. She deserves to have the red carpet rolled out for her."


Fark her. She already used that story to get George Costanza's condo from him. And anyways, she had a pony as a girl.

 
2003-04-23 03:36:08 PM  
nice work to everyone involved in getting the admins to accept this. special props to cardina16. Now, before it starts, everyone be nice to the competition - this is about granny, not jaclyn. or jaclyn's hat.
 
2003-04-23 03:36:22 PM  
If Jaclyn is 24 then I'm friggin ancient! That is one fugly 24 year old!
 
2003-04-23 03:38:56 PM  
[image from prism.gatech.edu too old to be available]

WTF!! you cannot tell me that this is a fair and balanced vote.
 
2003-04-23 03:39:50 PM  
ahahahahahaha!!!!

i am so sorry!!! ah!!!

please mods delete that. it didnt look that big on the web page.

sorry!!!sorry!!!sorry!!!
 
2003-04-23 03:40:06 PM  
when does the contest end?
 
2003-04-23 03:40:37 PM  
Magpav Indeed! The years have not been kind to Jaclyn, or her "My Pretty Pony" hat. She needs to start moisturizing PRONTO!!
 
2003-04-23 03:41:35 PM  
GirlALaMode:

on the 25th....

everyone:

again I am very sorry.
 
2003-04-23 03:43:28 PM  
BanannaRama: whens the last time you saw a fark backed vote stay under 1000 votes?
 
2003-04-23 03:44:33 PM  
I know the vote rigging screams for the 'florida' tag, but I propose another appropriate tag:

[image from hotliquor.com too old to be available]
 
2003-04-23 03:46:04 PM  
Cardina16:

this is super retarded. first, if fark gets on a vote, you can refresh, and watch the farking #'s count up. second, in any contest i have ever seen, as the contest keeps going, less votes get cast. and ugly woman takes her big jump right at the end of the farking contest? bull shiat.
 
2003-04-23 03:48:47 PM  
604-389 now
 
2003-04-23 03:49:24 PM  
Oh yeah ... now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

Poll Results

60.94% Bertha Clemmons -

607
39.06% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

389
996 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 03:49:38 PM  
BanannaRama
that's precisely why we're trying to call them on it. if everyone who voted only got counted once, it should still be like 10,000 to 350 or something. very fishy, and we won't let that damn newspaper cheat granny bertha out of her dream.
 
2003-04-23 03:50:21 PM  
609(grandma) 389(Old lady who says she's a lot younger than she is and is wearing a realllllly ugly hat)
 
2003-04-23 03:50:28 PM  
BanannaRama: wait i think we are both saying the same thing....
 
2003-04-23 03:52:32 PM  
so obviously rigged that it's just sad
 
2003-04-23 03:52:41 PM  
no idea what this is about, had 5 minutes, voted, alls I know is i'll be drinking on a stoop in the Bronx when the horseys are a running.

593-385
 
2003-04-23 03:54:07 PM  
Siyuntz:

another thing is, of all the fark polls i have ever seen, this is the one that has the most support and attention behind it. even though the voting is a little bit more difficult, it should have just as many votes, if not more. Im sorry, but fark should have at least 80% of any vote, not farking 60%. in the forbes thread, one of the other blogs got over 1000 votes, there were 4 contestents, and fark (none of the above) still got to 80%. this one the competition has less then 400? it makes no sense
 
2003-04-23 03:55:26 PM  
Cardina16:

oh, I thought you knew that. we agree. 100%.
 
2003-04-23 03:55:49 PM  
i was vote #999, w00t!!!

go bertha.

i hope hertha wins the derby, who's her jockey again?
 
2003-04-23 03:55:58 PM  
Bertha - 597
The other one - 387

3:53 pm

Your Granny is too cute and she will win!
 
2003-04-23 03:56:38 PM  
Bullshiat. No freaking way.

Note that in the original vote where there were more than 2 contestants, Bertha already won.

When they run the derby do they take the two top horses and make them run again against each other alone? No? Why is that?
 
2003-04-23 03:57:17 PM  
bertha, rather, bertha wins the derby.

i only have 2.67 fingers on my right hand. can you guess which ones?
 
2003-04-23 03:57:20 PM  
BanannaRama no. no sense at all. all we can think of is there's some sort of dark evil conspiracy (a la x-files or something) trying to keep granny bertha out of the derby. truly a sad day indeed.
 
2003-04-23 03:58:11 PM  
No way that woman is 24. If she is that's the oldest looking 24 yr old I've ever seen.
 
2003-04-23 04:00:29 PM  
Maybe Fark needs a KENTUCKY Topic. Unfortunatly I'm to damn lazy to make one.
 
2003-04-23 04:01:22 PM  
what's the direct link to the voting again?
 
2003-04-23 04:01:23 PM  
I have a question about that graph. why does the bar go down? it shouldnt do anything but go up.
 
2003-04-23 04:02:57 PM  
The Fark effect. Granny increasing her lead:

Poll Results

61.25% Bertha Clemmons -

615
38.75% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

389
1004 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 04:07:04 PM  
I noticed that they switched the two names around so Bertha is the top choice. Makes you wonder if someone was running a voting script.
 
2003-04-23 04:07:29 PM  
i'd rather see old win than fat.
 
2003-04-23 04:07:33 PM  
href="http://www.kentucky.com/mld/templates/contentModules/poll-results-popup. jsp?siteSurveyKey=5684313">the voting results
 
2003-04-23 04:07:42 PM  
fark couldn't even get grannies votes to increase as fast as jacklyn's went up. that's just wrong.
 
2003-04-23 04:08:14 PM  
the voting results

try again....
 
2003-04-23 04:09:50 PM  
last try.....

voting results
 
2003-04-23 04:10:35 PM  
Whoo hooo, granny has turned ninja! Now a 233 vote lead.

Poll Results

61.52% Bertha Clemmons -

622
38.48% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

389
1011 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 04:13:55 PM  
hmmm....my numbers still say like 983 votes. something's fishy here.

Whoa, I just looked at Jaclyn's pic. Holy horse face batman! I agree that she definitely looks much older than 24 (more like 34).
 
2003-04-23 04:14:01 PM  
04-23-03 04:00:29 PM Avery1415
Maybe Fark needs a KENTUCKY Topic. Unfortunatly I'm to damn lazy to make one.


careful. guess where drew's from. i'll give you one guess.
 
2003-04-23 04:15:53 PM  
mine said 1014 votes

bertha 625
jaclyn 389
 
2003-04-23 04:16:19 PM  
You know, I voted for her, but if it is her dream, it's like a couple hundred dollars for a seat and what, 50 dollars for the infield??

A GOOD son would have just bought her a ticket.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:20:53 PM  
yes we are reposted good! ok so Bertha is back in the running
 
2003-04-23 04:21:51 PM  
A GOOD son would have just bought her a ticket.

AFAIK, nobody here is her relative. She's just Fark's adopted Grandma.
 
2003-04-23 04:26:19 PM  
BigG
and along the lines of that spirit, i saw many a farker on the other page suggesting that FARK (and farkers would have to chip in, drew can't take all the expense) sponser her to go. we could put her in a FARK.com t-shirt (if she wanted) and everything.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:26:23 PM  
Granny Bertha is officially every Farker's third gramma. She needs to be featured on a fark shirt
 
2003-04-23 04:26:52 PM  
BanannaRama: According to an e-mail m0ppy received from the lady running this shindig the reason why the numbers go down is because the 13 web servers they have don't sync up instantly.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:27:57 PM  
As has been mentioned in the other page we could open a paypal account for Gramma. Even if she loses we could send her to the Derby. Get her a seat in front of Jaclyn than have her wear a HUGE hat.
 
2003-04-23 04:28:27 PM  
page. thread. whatever.
 
2003-04-23 04:30:32 PM  
The two candidates

Bertha Clemmons

Jaclyn Risden-Smith (Likes Oprah Winfrey)
 
2003-04-23 04:30:33 PM  
Pouring it on. The FARK effect!!!

Poll Results

61.97% Bertha Clemmons -

634
38.03% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

389
1023 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 04:31:36 PM  
The two candidates

[image from kentucky.com too old to be available] Bertha Clemmons

[image from kentucky.com too old to be available]Jaclyn Risden-Smith (Likes Oprah Winfrey)
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:31:39 PM  
Gator

Finally the FARK effect! Its only took what 3 days
 
2003-04-23 04:33:31 PM  
Cardina16-
I read the reason why the numbers are changing, but it makes no sense mathamatically unless their averaging the number of votes???? Since when does Server 1 with 25 votes, and server 2 with 25 votes lets say equal a combined number of 40 votes? or, how does one record a negative vote? thats the only way a count can go down, if the servers are sync'ng slow, then there should be jumps in the votes UP as their counted votes are tallied into the total.

Anyone got a reason for a sync to drop the number?
oh....
636-389...
 
2003-04-23 04:35:58 PM  
Sound_doctor: Hey i know what you mean...sounds like BS to me but the only plausibe explanation to me is if Server A tallys a vote and Server B doesn't and the first time you connect you connect to server A but the second time to Server B before they resync it would appear that a vote was lost.
 
2003-04-23 04:38:47 PM  
well, well. the farkers have clicked on the above link x times statement at the top of the thread (just under the headline) is back. they were gone for a while, but now back. so, if you somehow doubted the voting was rigged before...
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:39:18 PM  
They are just trying to cover up for being evil granny haters.

:P
 
2003-04-23 04:39:21 PM  
Even if the 13 servers don't sync up correctly, why did Jaclyn's votes go up so much more quickly than Bertha's toward the end? Unless Jaclyn has a backing the size of Fark, I would have expected the exact opposite to happen as the servers sifted through all those pro-Berth Fark votes.
 
2003-04-23 04:39:33 PM  
I have to quote another link....

La-la-la-la-la-lawsuit

Are there any grounds? If granny is getting more votes, (doesn't matter if its farked or not), and their system is loosing votes accidently, so that Jack ends up winning, then the system has caused her to lose.....

I dunno if I got anything.....
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:41:16 PM  
Sound_Doctor

Might work. Sounds good to me, too bad i'm not a lawyer......
 
2003-04-23 04:42:08 PM  
Has anybody listened to the cowbeast sing? There's a link on the bottom of her page that leads to an AWFUL rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home".
 
2003-04-23 04:42:16 PM  
well as long as Bertha wins it doesnt matter.

if Bertha loses with fark effect, then its crap, how could ugly hat have more than 400 friends?
 
2003-04-23 04:43:29 PM  
Too bad I'm not a lawyer either. I could make a significant contribution to this community. God, I'm wasting entirely too much time on this thread...
 
2003-04-23 04:44:08 PM  
Cardina16:

look at the spikes for granny's line though. if that graph is correct, the grannys vote is jumping around a helluva lot more than horsefaces.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 04:45:59 PM  
BanannaRama

My only explanation (which is really bad to begin with) is that the folks at that website are a bunch of Un-American Granny haters
 
2003-04-23 04:46:08 PM  
What I meant was...
Jaclyn Two-Names really sounds like Marzipan. Listen to the song.

Mods, delete my last post if you get a chance. Thanks!
 
2003-04-23 04:47:00 PM  
04-23-03 04:00:29 PM Avery1415
Maybe Fark needs a KENTUCKY Topic. Unfortunatly I'm to damn lazy to make one.


How about my KY tag? Oh my god I'm invisible aren't I? No wonder my vote didn't count!

Hey, if vampires don't have a reflection.. can they set off the automatic toilet flushers??
 
2003-04-23 04:47:04 PM  
Yeah i know its quite retarded if you ask me. Especially since the page for the info to vote page has recorded over 6000 hits while good ole bertha only has a tenth of that many votes.
 
2003-04-23 04:48:23 PM  
I'm confused.
 
2003-04-23 04:49:49 PM  
HB-:

i agree with that.

Cardina16:

good god! 6000 hits?
 
2003-04-23 04:54:23 PM  
yeah BanannaRama the current counter value is 7344 i initialized it so that it shouldn't increment for hits from the same machine so that should be 7344 unique hits. Its initialized value was 200 something which was the number of votes at the time of creation.
 
2003-04-23 04:54:27 PM  
Obscene Pickle
your post was visible, but the accompanying graphic was a blank white rectangle about the size of a tag. as i said - guess where drew's from.
 
2003-04-23 04:54:29 PM  
good god! 6000 hits?

Farkers have clicked on the above link 2359 times


is the extra 4000 or so hits from the first link to it?

anyways go Bertha!
 
2003-04-23 04:56:30 PM  
BanannaRama: oh just to clarify that wasn't just in the last hour or so...that was after I made the site from the original thread http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=505192.
 
2003-04-23 04:56:56 PM  
I think that Granny should go just based on the fact that her FREAKING HUGE HAT won't take up 3 seats.
Where would someone even find a monsterosity like that? I thought for a second I saw a Domo(sp?) in there, until I realized it was a horse head.

ok...

A horse head?

Is it just me, or is the counter stuck at 636-389?
 
2003-04-23 04:57:03 PM  
whats going on.
 
2003-04-23 04:57:18 PM  
Exactly JoeShow
 
2003-04-23 05:01:51 PM  
Bertha 643
cowbeast 390
 
2003-04-23 05:07:53 PM  
Is it just me, or is the counter stuck at 636-389?

It was. Now it's at 626-389. Ahem.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 05:09:17 PM  
this whole thing is completely screwed up!
 
2003-04-23 05:10:04 PM  
Oh jeez, same stupid problem with the multiple servers. I keep refreshing and keep getting different results.
 
2003-04-23 05:12:38 PM  
Even if only half of the Farkers voted, we should be spanking Oprah. WTF

There's definitely something fishy going on.
 
2003-04-23 05:13:19 PM  
My house smells like gas.

Mimi: Boo-Hoo, light some incense.
 
2003-04-23 05:13:47 PM  
i dont like horseface
 
2003-04-23 05:19:28 PM  
Don't you have to be a [image from kentucky.com too old to be available]subscriber to vote?
 
2003-04-23 05:19:34 PM  
Oh Yeah, I'm talking about THIS:

Poll Results

62.64% Bertha Clemmons -

654
37.36% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

390
1044 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 05:20:12 PM  
Hey I recognize that headline......

Great Work to whoever got it resubmitted
 
2003-04-23 05:21:01 PM  
Go Bertha, go!!

don't slam Jaclyn or you'll get FarkNarc back in here crying again.
 
2003-04-23 05:23:17 PM  
Nhcfark if that's true, it would explain a lot. but the site says nothing about that, and there's no password, etc, typical of online paid subscription sites. how do they know we're not all subscribers.
 
2003-04-23 05:23:28 PM  
04-23-03 05:13:19 PM Nhcfark
My house smells like gas.


maybe try lighting a match? teehee...

[image from dadsbigplan.com too old to be available]
 
2003-04-23 05:29:58 PM  
Saucer_guy: yeah it had to be resubmitted, problem was everytime you resubmitted it would deny you because it was already submitted. so i made copy of the site and renamed it and tried again but needed a better headline. Polled the forum for ideas and Siyuntz recommended yours so i submitted and it worked.
 
HB-
2003-04-23 05:30:11 PM  
Saucer_guy

i wasnt the farker who got it submitted but i made an attempt. and used one of your headlines. but yea irrelevent
 
2003-04-23 05:31:32 PM  
Saucer_guy cardina16 got it resubmitted. yes, the headline was in fact taken from your post. you should be proud:)
 
2003-04-23 05:31:45 PM  
Siyuntz that was a joke

[image from subscribetohl.com too old to be available][image from subscribetohl.com too old to be available]
 
2003-04-23 05:37:08 PM  
HarrisonBergeron
even if every IP could only vote once, bertha should be so far ahead right now.
 
2003-04-23 05:38:38 PM  
HarrisonBergeron

doo-dah ....clearing cookies and temp internet files...all the doo-dah day
 
2003-04-23 05:40:27 PM  
Poll Results

62.79% Bertha Clemmons -

658
37.21% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

390
1048 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 05:50:56 PM  
WHAT IS THE SCORE

i need to know
 
2003-04-23 05:51:41 PM  
cookie lookie likkee:


MLD_VID
20030423:2145229:192.168.81.51:630611
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/horse_racing/kentucky_derby/
1024
2265414400
29595475
2719402560
29559265
*

/delete
 
2003-04-23 05:57:12 PM  
BERTHA 642

COWFACE 390
 
2003-04-23 05:57:26 PM  
Bertha - 549
Jacko - 390

Looks like creative numbering again.
Don't quite a few reporters prowl fark?
I'd love to see a fark link tomorrow to a human interest story about the granny loving farkers, and the ballot tampering Herald-Leader.....

HarrisonBergeron-
I started right from Kentucky.com, and searched each page along the way for a sign in, a membership, or anything. Nada a hint of a login or membership.
Not saying there isn't but usually they stick that right up infront of your face.
 
2003-04-23 06:02:07 PM  
665 to 391 the score I got
 
2003-04-23 06:03:14 PM  
Poll Results

62.81% Bertha Clemmons - 667
37.19% Jaclyn Risden-Smith - 395
 
2003-04-23 06:08:28 PM  
Link:

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/horse_racing/kentucky_derby/
 
2003-04-23 06:09:04 PM  
I THINK I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED
 
2003-04-23 06:15:28 PM  
Listen to Bertha sing "My Old Kentucky Home."


[image from multimedia.realcities.com too old to be available]
 
2003-04-23 06:16:35 PM  
Here:
http://multimedia.realcities.com:8080/ramgen/kentucky/Bertha_Clemmons.rm
 
2003-04-23 07:11:57 PM  
phat.
all this time i'm sittin here like a mar00n, thinkin the link was gonna go byebye...
:D
Cardina16, you r0x0r.
Thanks for the help d00d.
I apologize for not being here every minute like I was the first 3 days... :/
you know why.
I gotta run - I'll be around in about an hour though.
 
2003-04-23 07:12:18 PM  
Bertha > Jaclyn

...how hard was that?
 
2003-04-23 07:22:19 PM  
crap. looks like jaclyn's making another run:
Poll Results

59.41% Bertha Clemmons -

685
40.59% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

468
1153 votes cast.
 
2003-04-23 07:38:30 PM  
and gaining! damn the granny-haters. they are going to hell!

Poll Results

58.63% Bertha Clemmons -

686
41.37% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

484
1170 votes cast.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 07:39:33 PM  
If I wanted someone to tell me how I'm supposed to vote, I'd watch Fox Noise Channel.

I wonder how many people are choosing for "Old and Busted" over "Much Older and More Busted" out of spite.
 
2003-04-23 08:24:51 PM  
You're assuming everyone from Fark is voting for Granny. It looks like Farkers are voting for Jaclyn too. That explains the big spike in votes for her.
 
2003-04-23 08:30:57 PM  
well, Grandma Bertha clearly deserves to win.
If people are voting for Jiggle-Miss-Riding-Smith, they haven't read the article.
[Not that anyone ever reads the article]
I'll sum it up.
GRANDMA IS 85, AND HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE DERBY, BUT HAS LISTENED TO/READ ABOUT IT EVERY YEAR. THIS MAY BE HER LAST CHANCE.

Jiggle-Miss-Riding-Smith is only [supposedly] 24, and has another 60 years or so to see it live.
 
2003-04-23 08:33:02 PM  
gramma: 700
scarythang: 520
THAT'S BULLSHAIT!!!
 
2003-04-23 08:39:44 PM  
well, Grandma Bertha clearly deserves to win.

That's the sum of it. Ms. Risden-Smith should simply bow out.

The woman's been a reader of the paper since before this girl was BORN. Yeah, the initial contest had a bunch of people and Granny won, now they're having a run-off and Granny should win again.

The girl has a choice - bow out and let Granny win and look like you're doing the right thing to respect your elders, or keep pushing and win, looking like a selfish a-hole.

If the girl wins, maybe the paper will do the right thing and simply send them both.
 
2003-04-23 08:47:14 PM  
001000 0000100001
 
2003-04-23 09:40:45 PM  
What a F**kn scam....How does this girl get so many votes in such a short period of time ...and Bertha's votes are screwed up because I personally got about 40 votes and there is no way I conributes 5% of here votes.... man this is going to be a long day
 
2003-04-23 09:55:55 PM  
how awsome is that we are all going to bat for someone that we never met who obviously deserves to win...its like a personal vandetta for me....:) BTW what time does this end on the 25th
 
2003-04-23 10:25:47 PM  
I am going to NY tomorrow for a client, and will be stopping at my lawyer's office. I will ask him what, if any, legal representation Grandma Bertha can get regarding this. There has got to be some implications of foul play, considering this just today :Farkers have clicked on the above link 5148 times
and I'm sure over 10K hits from the past 3 days.
I would be willing to pay for his services, since he is handling my lawsuit - I would have him take it out of that...
Let's hope, for Kentucky.com's sake, that they aren't stopping votes from going through.
 
2003-04-23 10:47:48 PM  
I can't wait for the sea levels to rise.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 10:48:23 PM  
GRANDMA IS 85, AND HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE DERBY, BUT HAS LISTENED TO/READ ABOUT IT EVERY YEAR. THIS MAY BE HER LAST CHANCE.


Maybe if Granny's deadbeat relatives loved her, they'd chip in to buy her a ticket, instead of whoring her out like contestants on a reality show.
 
2003-04-23 10:55:59 PM  
Jbc, the VIP ticket and "treatment" runs approximately $3200US.
Would you like to donate?
If not, STFU.
 
2003-04-23 10:57:22 PM  
oh, and Defamator and Jbc - how brave of you to troll without an email address in your profile.
I am so impressed.
it's ok, you obviously don't like being able to access fark.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 11:02:18 PM  
I understand perfectly, M0ppy. You think it's okay for you to talk smack about a "candidate" in this freak show, but when someone calls you out, you get defensive.
 
2003-04-23 11:05:04 PM  
I'll be on the defense for an 85 year old woman who might not even have relatives, yes.
Especially when someone who doesn't know the whole story [obvious] decides to drop their attempted witty comments.
If you've got nothing better to do than troll, why don't you take it over to some aol chat room. I'm sure they'd love your charming sense of humor.
 
2003-04-23 11:08:47 PM  
Troll? I've got nothing against Granny. It's the whole state of Florida I was dissing!
/(don't take me seriously!)
 
2003-04-23 11:10:30 PM  
Sorry, Defamator, my disgust over aol-boy's comments made me overact a bit. *sigh*
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 11:13:20 PM  
Attention all Farkers: If you do not agree with M0ppy, you're automatically considered to be a troll.

(Which obviously means you're not a troll.)

M0ppy, I'm not donating to anyone, because I really don't give a shiat if they go or not. When I want to go somewhere, I pay for it myself. If I want to treat someone else to a trip, I'll pay for that too. I don't put them on a game show to try to win a trip, I don't try to get them to buy a timeshare, and I don't enter them in a goofy contest. That's demeaning.

You claim to really want Granny to go, yet your credit card is no where to be found. So either put up, or shut up.
 
2003-04-23 11:19:36 PM  
"AHEM"...in other news, all of granny's pictures that were posted on all the other threads are now gone. I personally think that that acted against her, as other people said it upset them enough to vote for the other woman. Threadjacking is a crime that has unforseen consequences...
 
2003-04-23 11:22:05 PM  
Listen asshole.
I called you a troll, because that is what you are doing.
People disagree with me, and that's fine.
When people make comments like this:
Maybe if Granny's deadbeat relatives loved her, they'd chip in to buy her a ticket, instead of whoring her out like contestants on a reality show
I consider that trolling, not just disagreeing.
If you had any frigging brains in that jism-soaked head of yours, you'd know better than to try to stand up to someone who obviously has more class, more friends, more money, and more intelligence than you.
Oh, and more time to sit here and make you feel like an asshole for thinking you could come in here and make a stupid-ass comment like that and get away with it.
I get paid to fark. I get paid to frigging sleep.
I have a life, and a family.
Now that you know everything, take it somewhere else and stick it up your boil-infested ass.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 11:31:00 PM  
The following words/phrases come from someone who mistakenly thinks he has class:

Jiggle-Miss-Riding-Smith is only [supposedly] 24,
Childish name-calling.

how brave of you to troll without an email address in your profile
Irrelevant. Can't defend his position, so attacks the poster.

If you had any frigging brains in that jism-soaked head of yours
Just reeks with class.

take it somewhere else and stick it up your boil-infested ass
Trying to inflict his afflictions on others.


Let me boil the argument down for you, so that even you can understand it, m0ppy: Buy (at least part of) the ticket, or get off your high horse.
 
2003-04-23 11:34:46 PM  
FYI, which you don't even deserve, I am taking my family there for Derby Day, to bring Grandma Bertha a Fark T-Shirt, and a transcript of almost everything that's gone on here. Of course, things like this won't be given to her. She didn't ask for people like you - noone did.
You are not wanted here, child, so leave.
Obviously, you have practiced being a troll, because you picked and dissected my previous post, and attempted to turn it around on me, unsuccessfully, I might add.
Just leave now, and make it easier on yourself.
We don't want you, we don't like you, and we will ignore you from this point on.
 
2003-04-23 11:37:06 PM  
Ya know......based on Farks past history of doing this sort of thing...Bertha should have over 10,000 votes.

What the phuck is going on?

No way that Jaclyn has more support on the internet than Fark. No one does. Anywhere. Period.

The only thing that I can think of, is....if you vote more than once, the servers cancel out all of your votes, even your original one.

That must be it, because I'm sure Farkers are voting like 10 damn times a piece. At least.
 
2003-04-23 11:41:51 PM  
*pours M0ppy a beer*

So what do you really think about Trolls?
 
2003-04-23 11:42:31 PM  
JOHNDX -
Don't know if you saw, but someone had posted a pic of Granny with voting enabled on all the other threads. The mods took them all off along with all postings related to the pics, but consensus was people were irate and voted for the other girl.
/(not me...)
 
2003-04-23 11:42:53 PM  
I was thinking that as well, JOHNDX, but even so - if 75% of the votes from fark were taken away, we'd still have, by show of hits from Cardina16's page and the new thread here, at least a thousand votes.
There is definitely something rotten in Lexington...
I'm on a mission (with another well-known BiscuitVisage) to find some link between the opponent and the Lexington paper that is hosting this contest...
there's got to be some connection...
 
2003-04-23 11:45:47 PM  
*laffs at Saucer_Guy*
Thanks br0, I needed that...
:D
*downs the beer, even though he doesn't drink... hiccups, and slams down another*
Well, I think they should take their argumentative skills and go to school to be politicians.
We could use some headstrong people in office... :/
 
2003-04-23 11:45:59 PM  
that just happened recently Defamator, and wouldn't account for this. There's been weirdness for a few days now.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 11:48:06 PM  
M0ppy- You're joking, right? You think you're wanted here? Get over yourself already. I raised a valid point, and instead of reasonably discussing it, all you could do was respond with name-calling.

If you want to be as classy as you think you are, quit calling other people "troll", "aol-boy", "child", etc., just because they have a different point-of-view than yours. Stick to the topic. Keep your temper tantrums to yourself.

We can leave it at that, or we can drop the gloves. Your call.
 
2003-04-23 11:50:05 PM  
Def yes, I've followed this thread and the other, from day one, there is a reason that those links and pics were removed. I'm not at liberty to discuss it right now.


Anyway....M0ppy if people want to vote for the other Jaclyn lady, then let them. Don't get your blood pressure up over Fark man, you know how people here can be. And as far as you finding something afoot in the voting...good luck. There are certain things that people 'of a country nature' do not discuss. You won't find anything my friend.

I think in the end granny will come out ahead anyway, or they will find someway to disqualify her. If it was meant to be, then it was meant to be.
 
2003-04-23 11:51:46 PM  
True, Suitep...
I seriously think Grandma's opponent is somehow in cohoots with the newspaper... or.something. *sigh*
 
2003-04-23 11:53:02 PM  
Rings the bell, announces "Round 1", Reminds the combatants, "No kicking above the belt"
 
2003-04-23 11:53:56 PM  
JOHNDX - You're right br0...
I really wasn't as worried about Jaclyn getting votes, I just can't stand it when people attack other people that aren't here to defend themselves. It's so cowardly.
 
2003-04-23 11:55:32 PM  
Saucer_Guy: Round 1? Against who? I don't see anything going on that needs settling.
I'm just waiting for you to toss me another beer! :D
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 11:57:56 PM  
M0ppy Here's your beer. No hard feelings. Just chill, man.
 
2003-04-23 11:58:38 PM  
Tosses M0ppy another beer

(hope my aim is better than with my cell phone at that ball game the other day)

:)
 
2003-04-24 12:08:01 AM  
Thanks, Saucer_Guy!
*downs it, hiccups*
I'm doing some research here for a bit... I'll be around, but lurking...
 
2003-04-24 12:58:38 AM  
everybody has got to relax around here and remember what the whole point to this whole thing is .... not to let the non-attractive, slightly overweight girl (I know that some people get offended when you are to harsh) with the funny hat whoop Farks Ars and go to the kentucky derby with VIP treatment...

and sorry but it looks like her face caught on fire and somebody tried to put it out with a hammer...
 
2003-04-24 01:22:35 AM  
wow i slip away for a copule of hours and return and i find this forum aflame in ummm...flames. But i think that fires been put out. Well I got an e-mail from NhcFark regarding multiple votes by clearing the cache and cookies. I've been testing it for a bit now but to little success. I theoretically have hit the server with over 100 votes but the "average" (since the numbers change everytime) change is about 30 which I'm kind of unhappy about but will leave it running while i sleep and i'll give an official report in the morning.
 
HB-
2003-04-24 04:16:05 AM  
I havent been here for awhile but i have been following the thread since day one. Some of it *may* have been joking but i think a lot of you guys should just chill and have a few beers. then every thing will look better.

GO GRANNY GO GRANNY GO!!!!
 
2003-04-24 05:42:34 PM  
I need my granny fix...

Bertha Clemmons - 978
Jackie Ridden-Smith - 639

give or take 30 votes!
 
2003-04-24 06:31:42 PM  
58.46% Bertha Clemmons - 992
41.54% Jaclyn Risden-Smith - 705
1697 votes cast.


No way in hell Jaclyn is going to win. Go Berty :)
 
2003-04-24 09:20:47 PM  
hmm... 1005 to 962? How'd THAT happen?
 
2003-04-24 10:29:37 PM  
300 votes in 3 hours ....I guess Betsy was not meant to win and the fat girl kicks farks ass....If she could pull that out of her ass then I don't know what to say
 
2003-04-24 10:52:50 PM  
If the voting is "corrected" after the fact for multiple votes from the same address, which I think it is, expect that 300+ vote gain to be cut significantly.

I'd imagine the admin in charge is not maintaining the software at the moment.

Even if every farker that voted is only counted once, this should be a landslide. I doubt 300 people voted for what's-her-face in the past three hours.

Granny won the first round. Keep that in mind when this finishes.
 
2003-04-24 11:46:29 PM  
I just posted the link on anandtech.com and just got 50 votes in under an hour ...they will pick up the slack from fark ...actually a few farkers responded on there....

its in the forums/off topic ...
 
2003-04-25 12:25:30 AM  
Go EH!

I've bee campaigning too but only have 56 confirmed votes in 3 hours - I like your numbers better but we still only an 89 point lead.

I'll cross my fingers and hope the morning brings better news. Good luck!
 
2003-04-25 12:59:39 AM  
WTF....!

52.16% Bertha Clemmons - 1113
47.84% Jaclyn Risden-Smith - 1021
2134 votes cast.


fark this. Justice is dead.
 
2003-04-25 01:57:24 AM  
OK - Here's my take on this, and if Bertha wins in the long run I just might be right -

How would you like it if you look at an online poll and find yourself beeat by a ten-to-one margin? Not very good, even if you know the ass-whopping poll power of Fark. It would have been better if you lost by just a small fraction. I think kentucky.com doesn't want to hurt miss R-S's feelings and is trying to make it look like she had some sort of chance. They fully know that Bertha won the thing (With Fark behind her, not giving her the trip would be criminal), but they don't want Jaclyn to run home and sob into her horsey-hat because some 4000 people voted against her.
That said, it doesn't make what kentucky.com is doing right. Just providing another perspective on the situation.
 
2003-04-25 02:00:49 AM  
Of course, if J R-S wins, then justice really is dead, and I would be interested in helping out in making what should have been a shoe-in happen. I like the legal angle, but I think a mass e-mail to the editors would suffice in making them cough up enough money for both of them to go.
 
2003-04-25 12:39:24 PM  
WTF...the other day Bertha owned that poll and now it is 1313 for Bertha and 1263 for the other person.
 
2003-04-25 01:26:27 PM  
50.04% Jaclyn Risden-Smith -

1331

49.96% Bertha Clemmons -

1329
2660 votes cast.

Shenanigans!!! Shenanigans!!!
 
2003-04-25 01:28:48 PM  
This is total bullshiat.
 
2003-04-25 02:08:56 PM  
the real crappy thing is that there is really nothing more we can do other than just wait and see ...I personally have exhausted all of my efforts and I was personally (through other forums and friends) responsible for over 100 votes and I highly doubt that most of those even counted ....

well its just a shame that the fat girl can beat Farks wrath
 
2003-04-25 09:36:26 PM  
Never say die.

Anyone know what time zone Kentucky is in? EST? Just wondering what time it is there.
 
2003-04-27 07:45:05 AM  
anyone know what happened...???
 
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