This is the most hilarious set of email IDs we discovered from the suspect voting logs.
I think this guy deserves a goody! I mean how much more creative can you get
Another interesting trail one goes like this.
Cam an? Are you guys paying someone to do this for you? If yes - they are doing a darned poor job, I must say !!
On a more serious note, we pulled out a lot of folks who have used providers like yopmail.com, mailinator.com, bsnow.net etc. We can all buy in the argument that some friends prefer to use email aliases and alike services - but what is the probability that you will have a series of friends who all vote within seconds of each other and have IDs like this.
There are almost a a half dozen applicants who appear smarter and have abused corporate email IDs, possibly with insider help from IT folks. Unfortunately we can’t publish those corporate IDs, but when the email IDs look this below (we have switched the corporate email name to avoid embarrassment) starting serially with a-z, do we really need to look any further. What is the probability of a corporation have multiple emails IDs starting with a, b, c etc and what is the compounded probability of these people all voting in a perfect sequence, that too in a matter on minutes.
I rest my case.
The good news is that most of these applicants who faked email IDs did not make it anyway to the TOP 100. They were too busy with the other stuff.
So the jury did not really have to exercise any veto. They were just plain amused at this display of inanity.
Well Jury must be having hard time during this phase.
Posted by Nimita & vikas on 07/19 at 10:11 PM
Hi TGDC Team,
This is really hilarious, I am sure you these things would have kept you entertained while doing all the hard work of managing this contest.
I can understand people creating fake mail ids from free mail servers but I am really surprised that they were able to do same using the corporate mail servers also.
Anyways, they did their job and now you are doing a good job by taking good care of them.
Biting nails and nervously waiting for top 100 couples,
Posted by Neelesh & Arti on 07/19 at 10:26 PM
you should consider intimating the corporates about such behavior?
Posted by Sarin Suares on 07/19 at 11:09 PM
Ha ha ha… that was really creative…. but in vain… anyhow just want to know whether jury will check blogs also and does it really matter if we have created twitter and facebook profile :o most of the time i m updating on my blog only…. pls ask them to have a look..
Posted by Ravinder on 07/20 at 12:18 AM
just had a totally random thought…
an extremely over smart guy could try and register a series of fake votes for someone else in the hope that the person (rival) he is “voting” for gets disqualified ??
so how does a completely honest couple counter this ?
Ok i do got one such testi by name purav… here it is and it was in early days of participation… heck what to do…nyway thanks to anonymous
Posted by Ravinder on 07/20 at 08:50 AM
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Posted by Sandip on 07/20 at 10:22 AM
We must say, the jury must have a very hard time shortlisting the candidates !!
Though, eliminating such people may have been logically easier but they still had to go through all the stress of evaluating the profiles and votes.
I cheer for the jury and their hard work, even on Sunday!!
You guys rock!
Posted by Ram & Rakhi on 07/20 at 01:28 PM