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Academic Idol

For the past ten weeks Academic Idol has been so much fun.

This week however, it has descended into farce. To the people who figured out a way to rig the vote through deleting cookies, trust me, you fool no one. We are not CNN, we don’t usually get a thousand hits in minutes.

I plead to people. Don’t keep trying to mess with it. Next week there will be an IP lock on and one vote can be made per computer. But I am slightly baffled.

I am overworked. And running the administration of Academic Idol myself. I don’t have any resources, I don’t have specialist vote tallyers, and I have done my best to keep it fair. This week it has been impossible though. Lecturers are also overworked, and the 12 that have taken part have given up a whole heap of their free time to do so.

The competition has been a lot of fun, and because of the actions of a few, the legitimate votes of 400-500 people will be discarded this week, and we will decide who stays and goes off the text/ email votes.

It’s been a funny, and exciting competition. Lets not make it a farce. Let us let it have an exciting end.

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James Robinson is a university dropout turned journalist who likes to pretend he has an honours degree. Turn ons include soup, scarfs, a hot bath and some FM-smooth Kenny G-esque instrumental jazz. Turn offs include student politicians, the homeless, and people who pronounce it supposebly.

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  1. Greg says:

    I believe the university routes all SCS computers through the same IP address. Hence, only one person will be able to vote from uni.

  2. Jono says:

    guess I’ll have to vote from home oh poos

  3. sean says:

    my dad is the acadeic idol he should win so vote vote vote from caitlin xxxxxxx

  4. Libby says:

    Yes, I told you I’d vote Sean… So I did. but could only do it once. Sorry.

  5. 'On Campus' Dave says:

    Oh yeah

  6. kristelle says:

    yeah mr redmond !! haha go joshyz daddy! x x x

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