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Old 05-10-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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It just seems like homers voting or double-voting makes many of these polls difficult to take seriously. Ive seen skyline polls where San Diego had the 5th-most votes, or "urban" polls where LA and Dallas were towards the top.

I also noticed on another poll on influence or something, Boston jumped from 13 votes to 30 votes in like 2 hours, while all the other cities in the poll barely moved. Just doesnt seem right...

 
Old 05-10-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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No, they are not legitimate.
I consider them entertainment, and nothing more.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Absolutely not! Many people who post here are also avid poster/readers of Skyscraperpage, Skyscrapercity or Urbanplanet forums. In other words, if it aint Northeastern US style urban, or coastal then the poll will be dramatically skewed in favor of.... guess.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Why on earth would they be legitimate? They aren't representative of the American population's opinion nor is it scientifically worth anything because each vote is voluntary. It tends to be more for fun and seeing what other people on city data think.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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No they are rigged...


Maybe if you look at it in the first few hours of posting (they are usually what I would expect to see) ...after that they usually have some very weird action that doesn't really go to what most posters or statistics would say about it. You see some cities go from almost last, to being 1st while other cities hardly get any of the votes. Then there are posters with multiple accounts, or ones who always vote for their home city no matter what.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Isn't It Obvious
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Huh Go Figure
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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