Cheating at voting (bots etc) not acceptable

We’ve detected some gaming of the voting system here with certain blogs (otherwise known as cheating). There are lots of suspicious hosts/host names that look like they could be running bots to boost certain blogs popularity by mass voting for blogposts within minutes of them getting posted here at the site.  We’ve taken measures to remove those hosts ability to do that. Whoever is doing this is/was  purposefully and willfully using machines to circumvent the security checks on whether a host has already voted for the article or not. It’s hard not to see the intent as anything other than serious monkey business.

If it continues,  then certain additional measures may be taken.. such as refusing certain blogs vote, or stopping their feed here, or removing them as an affiliate altogether.