Well… At least it\’s not blogger…..

Strange happenings in the Battle of the Blogs…..

Over the last few days, I have noticed some strange events over at Blog Explosion

For those who aren’t familiar with Blog Explosion, they have a feature over there called Battle of the Blogs. You can wager credits and battle your blog against another…. I battle a lot.

Anyway, the other day, I got beaten really badly by a blog that I wouldn’t think had a chance of beating me normally. I kinda laughed it off…

At least at first… It could happen, right? I could get totally skunked… Oh well… That is, until I heard that some people voted for me in that battle. Now, I really wonder what exactly happened…..

Then today… I was in another battle… Same guy… People were voting, but the vote counter wasn’t moving… Finally, after what seemed like an eternity… the battle ended… And here was the score:

WTF? 0-0 ???????

How the hell did I win a battle with a score of zero to zero?

Something is screwed up over in the battles….

(and yes… I did open a trouble ticket)

Anyway… Just thought I’d point it out.


November 4, 2005 - Posted by | Too Lazy To Catagorize


  1. I noticed someone else had that issue… and I do remember once I had an issue (like 2 months ago) where a battle ended 7-4. Thankfully in my favor. Whatever it is… it’s funky! Sorry that first one wasn’t in your favor tho… 😦

    Comment by puremood | November 4, 2005 | Reply

  2. i’m new to BE and to the BOTBs, but aside from just weird happenings like you describe, i often notice blogs winning that really shouldn’t have a chance – i mean blogs with no content and no layout winning over blogs with both. sometimes i wonder if people even look at them… but if that was the case, wouldn’t they just surf for credits? you get more that way anyway…

    anyway, best of luck to ya, i won’t be taking you on in a BOTB anytime too soon… i’m smart enough to pick my battles πŸ˜‰

    Comment by stranger | November 4, 2005 | Reply

  3. I’ve seen that happen with others. And, I did vote for you in both those BotB’s.

    Comment by jayne d'Arcy | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  4. I’ve done the Battle of the Blogs and yeah it’s always seemed a bit strange.

    Comment by robin | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  5. I absolutely did vote for you, and I remember it because I take perverse pleasure in voting against that guy every chance I get (I think almost everyone does).

    I told my husband, Mr. Computer Support Guy, about it, and one thing I hadn’t thought of that he thought of is that the database generating the voting links might be flipping the thumbnails over the voting links sometimes- basically a bug, nothing evil. After I thought about it, I realized that would explain A LOT of what’s going on lately. It seemed to start when they redid the credits, so maybe something got mixed up somewhere along the line.

    Anyway, DEFINITELY let us know what BE comes back with, because I sent one in about something just like that and they never answered me.

    Comment by Bonanza Jellybean | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  6. yep, so did i, just aqs usually…

    i find it funny how “kinda-saerious, pissed of” you take this guppy πŸ˜€

    Comment by madbull | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  7. That just takes the fun out of the whole thing really doesn’t it?!

    Comment by Claire | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  8. LOL…I think that explains part of why I gave up BE. Lots of hits…for 15 seconds. BAH! I’d rather have a few hits and people who actually take the time to READ what I write. πŸ™‚

    Yep, I’m pretty much moved and I think I’m baaaccckkkkkkk! Hi, Guppy!

    Comment by Tammy | November 5, 2005 | Reply

  9. The BOTB concept doesn’t work anyway, because you are not required to really look that the blogs, just click View Blog twice quickly. I suspect that is what many people do.

    Oh well. I’m voting for you now, Guppy.

    Comment by Lisa | November 6, 2005 | Reply

  10. Heh you did fine on your own with that. Today, I am getting e-mails from everything, votes you name it… and I have it all turned off 😦

    Comment by Glyn (Zaphod) Evans | November 7, 2005 | Reply

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