Reader’s Choice Voting is Now Over!

Dec 30, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - Voting for the Best of 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards is now over!

Thanks to everyone for their support, enthusiasm and participation! The goal of the Best of Awards is to recognize excellence, hard work and passion in our hobby and industry, and we absolutely did that!

Final tallies will be calculated and Reader’s Choice Winners will be announced Monday, January 6th. Editor’s Choice Winners will be announced Monday, January 13th.

The original final voting date was December 31st, but unfortunately, a way to cheat votes was discovered and published on Facebook today, and through a wide email. We have been monitoring the vote tallies for the entire month, and we have been policing and weeding out bad and wonky votes already. We also set aside a full week before announcing the Reader’s Choice Winners in order to analyze the voting logs for any issues.

Out of more than 211,000 total votes, less than 1% have been problematic, and already pulled. With a cheat method being published widely, that policing task becomes exponentially more difficult, so for the sake of contest integrity, we have wrapped up the voting three days early, and winners will be determined by current vote tallies, after we wash and screen for any shenanigans. We know we will find some!

Reader’s Choice voting should be fun, and it is unfortunate that cheaters have to wreck a full month of voting. There are still over 200,000 votes of appreciation and support for lots of terrific nominees. We are proud to recognize a lot of great people in our hobby and industry!

Reader’s Choice Winners will be announced Monday, January 6th. Editor’s Choice Winners will be announced Monday, January 13th.

Also coming up with the Editor’s Choice Winner announcements-

The Reptile Report Legend Award of 2013

The Reptile Report Vanguard Award of 2013

The Reptile Report Lifetime Achievement Award of 2013

Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm, we are wishing you a terrific 2014!

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