Conas a Ardaigh mé Hullabaloo! aka Cheated…

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Tá a fhios ag mo chairde is gaire an méid nach maith liom comórtais móréilimh. Is cosúil go bpléascann siad ar fud an Idirlín, go gcaitheann siad go leor ama, agus nach bhfuil siad ró-tháirgiúil. C'mon - Ashton Kutcher Tá ceann de na rudaí is mó a lean é ar Twitter. Is é an t-aon rud is cuimhin liom é a dhéanamh (seachas Demi Moore) is é “Dude, Cá bhfuil mo charr?”.

PS: An Kutcher le déanaí feachtas na meán sóisialta is iontach an rud é deireadh a chur le sclábhaíocht leanaí, áfach!

hullabalúMar sin - nuair a tháinig comórtas móréilimh nua aníos agus mé ainmnithe dó, shocraigh mé go raibh mé chun buachan… ar gach costas. Tá an Cluiche Líne 2010 chuir cuideachta áitiúil CRM tús leis, Seoladh a Dó (forbróir uirlis iontach CRM do ghnólachtaí beaga). Ní raibh i gceist agam iad a phiocadh… ach ní raibh mé in ann cabhrú liom féin.

Seoladh a Dó cuir suas leathanach ina bhfuil roinnt nasc vótála air ionas go bhféadfadh daoine vótáil ar son mar a chreideann siad ag déanamh torainn i ndáiríre i bpobal Indianapolis. Tá an leathanach cosanta beagáinín ... rianaíonn sé do sheoladh IP agus ní ligimid duit vótáil ach 3 huaire.

Tá leisce orm a rá go bhfuilim righin an comórtas ... B’fhearr liom é sin a rá Ghiaráil mé an teicneolaíocht chun an deis a thapú chun mé féin a phoibliú.

Ceart go leor ... Cheated mé.

Agus… d’éirigh liom Scott Wise (De Brewhouse Scotty Laochra) isteach dinnéar gealltóireachta agus Síntiús $ 100 do Race for a Cure... díreach sular thosaigh mo vótaí ag éirí as i ndáiríre. Olc? Sea ... sea bhí.

Conas Comórtas Vótála Ar Líne a Cheat:

  1. Ná cóipeáil an nasc chuig an leathanach agus déan do líonra sóisialta a lorg. Ina áit sin, cóipeáil an nasc vótála iarbhír agus é a dháileadh. Ar an mbealach sin, aon duine a chliceálann an nasc, déantar vótáil ar do shon i ndáiríre.
  2. Íoc seirbhís mar Trácht Blazing or Ceannaigh Hits Cheap chun do nasc vótála a bhualadh. Ar feadh thart ar 20 buicéad, is féidir leat na mílte amas uathúil a fháil. Téamaí vótaí lotta!
  3. Mura dtaitníonn airgead leat, is féidir leat do 1 picteilín féin 1 iframe picteilín a ghiniúint i gcónaí le JavaScript ar leathanach Gréasáin a bhfuil trácht mór air. Ós rud é gur féidir leat vótáil 3 huaire, rinne mé an iframe trí huaire.

Seo an cód:

function makeFrame() { 
ifrm = document.createElement("IFRAME");
ifrm.setAttribute("src", "http://site.com/vote.asp?ID=5&name=Doug+Karr&tname=douglaskarr");
ifrm.style.width = 1+"px";
ifrm.style.height = 1+"px";
document.body.appendChild(ifrm);
}
makeFrame();makeFrame();makeFrame();

Whew ... bhí sé sin spraoi! Tá súil agam nár ghortaigh mé mothúcháin aon duine - agus tá mé ag buille faoi thuairim go bhféadfadh sé seo a bheith ina chúis le heck hullabaloo anseo in Indianapolis. Ní raibh mé in ann cabhrú liom féin nuair a fuair mé an poll mór bearna sa loighic vótála.

Ní chaithfidh Scott mo dhinnéar a cheannach agus táim chun an $ 100 a bhronnadh ar Race for a Cure ceachtar bealach. Creidim go mbeidh thart ar 20,000 vóta ag rolladh isteach dom i rith na míosa seo chugainn leis na seirbhísí go léir ar íoc mé astu… Tá mé os cionn 2,000 vóta chun tosaigh anois. (Bhuail Scott francach nuair a fuair mé thart ar 500 vóta in uair an chloig).

Ní raibh aon téarmaí seirbhíse leis an gcomórtas, ach má tá mo phionós le baint as an gcomórtas cuirfidh mé iallach orm. Ádh mór orthu siúd go léir a rinne é ar an mbealach macánta!

22 Comments

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    At the very least, this is why voting forms should require a captcha or preferably some sort of login or registration. Doug, you’re evil (in a good way).

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    Interesting, I never thought of a CAPTCHA – that could have done the trick! (Although there are CAPTCHA OCR scripts nowadays, too).

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    And it’s a good thing you weren’t nominated! While Doug is quite the little bugger with his iframe, I can’t imagine what you’d do with your SQL injections!

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    Even just making this POST over GET for vote submitting would have fixed this simple attack. In the end cheaters will always be able to through fake accounts, scripts, paid services, TOR, etc…

    I mean crap even non online voting contests get ballot stuffed or have people cheat to win. Pretty much any voted for award is bogus, what’s worst are the companies that brag about winning them when they know they cheated to win it and use that as part of their marketing/PR campaigns. Sadly most people don’t get how easy it is.

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    Thanks for coming clean. I was beginning to wonder how I would tactfully DQ you without causing… well…a hullabaloo 😉

    Truth is, any of us techies could figure out how to bamboozle an IP tracker. In fact, @RobbySlaughter had it pegged early on. I’m more impressed by the people who have indeed gathered a significant amount of real votes in spite of trailing the leader by a seemingly insurmountable margin. Those voters really believed in their candidate. I’m grateful for that.

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    The plan was always to come clean! 🙂 I agree with you, this really did get a lot of spotlight! Feel free to DQ me – it was fun while it lasted.

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    No one could raise Doug right but mama tried, mama tried – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eYnn6TufdU

    I think y’all have more social media contests down their then workers in the field 😛

    Easily my favorite post ever. Easily 🙂

    Reminds me of the battling Indiana social media polls of last fall. Hopefully it raises the bar on these polls instead of having them as traffic generators.

    Thillineth

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    Looks like they’re utilizing addpoll.com, JohnL… but it would still might be possible. You’d have to create a page that auto-posted the option that you want people to select. When you have that page complete, you may be able to have the mechanism work. It appears, though, that addpoll may restrict the posts to come directly from that domain only. It’s not impossible, but would require some cool programming.

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    What’s even funnier is now that site will have this site as a referrer in their Google Analytics to see that you just admitted you are buying votes. Hope no one over there is paying attention. 🙂

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    That might be true but if I never have over 5000 votes and the fact that I will not be able to program it means I thought but never followed through.

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