as this is my first contest, i am unaware of what to do.
Here is the background:
A few days ago, some people [including myself] reported a few people in the contest for clearly cheating. In return these people were DQ'ed, and when i went back to check on them, I found that DQ for Wondershare meant getting bumped down to 0 or so votes...
On 12-12 @ about 11:00 PM PST, I decided that i should start doing screen captures after I read a thread on here talking about cheaters and their contest. I took the top 10.
The next morning 12-13 I got up around 8:30 PST and i went to the site to do another screen capture. To my surprise I was bumped down to palce two, and one of the cheating contestants who was bumped down to 0 [unfortunately I didn't take a screen shot] had the lead with 484 votes.
the third place person was also bumped down for cheating and he had 177 votes. The interesting thing here is that he created a new "lie" dated 12-13 time: 01:20:47 [1 AM in the morning, EST].. you usually start off at around 80ish +/-, that means he got 100 votes in a few hours!
Now the question is should i report it?
Ok lame question, but i don't want to report it now, because they will most likely keep doing this again and again. and if this happens right before the announcement is made, I'm out of luck...
As this is my first competition, should i report these two nabs for being able to continue despite being DQ'ed?
or do i assume that they are DQ'ed and i'm in the lead, but Wondershare is just letting them "look" like they win or something..
[lol it's best to contact wondershare, but as this is my first contest, i wanted to know what others thought ]
btw. one thing worth mentioning, I have watched these two cheaters before they were Dq'ed, and i noticed that they both get exponential votes the moment another beats them. so if I get say 600, then the current no. 1 would get 800 or something.
I'm still a hundred behind no. 1 and 200 ahead of no. 2, so i dont know what to do...
in case you are interested in the rules:
- Winners are determined by total number of votes received.
- Voting will end on December 30th, 2011 at 12:00am PST.
- The Winners list will be announced on Dec. 30th. Wondershare will contact the winners via email
- All forms of cheating such as voting with an empty facebook account or fake IP address will be disqualified.