Solved Why can I choose an answer multiple times on the weekly pol?

Hidde663 / My first build
December 12, 2017 at 01:47:46
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I have 2 PC's, 1 at work & 1 at home, pretty much ever other day or so I can re-enter my answer to the weekly poll.
For example I have chosen an answer about 3 times now on this weekly poll, too see if it let's me & it does.

Anyways, I'm confused, as in in: Is this supposed to happen, or is it a bug overlooked for way too long?

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#1
December 12, 2017 at 03:31:45
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I think it's to do with "cookies". When you vote, a cookie is planted on your hard drive.

I just voted and saw that I wasn't able to vote again.

However, when I logged out then deleted all Firefox cookies (as i do every day), I was able to vote again on the same poll when I logged back in.

So those poll results are meaningless If you can vote multiple times simply by deleting the cookies related to the Computing.net website.

So I don't even bother voting any more, it's pointless.

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#2
December 12, 2017 at 05:51:58
Or you could just vote once.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 12, 2017 at 06:41:41
I'm just saying it could be exploited, indeed making it pointless like phil22 said.

A simple fix would be to bind the vote to your account, i mean it would take how many bytes to do so? 1, 2? (times 200.000 user accounts, but still I think it's worth it)

Thanks, for the answers so far :)

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#4
December 12, 2017 at 07:46:04
Folks, for what it is worth, those are very unscientific polls. As Derek pointed out, just vote once.

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#5
December 12, 2017 at 17:16:05
To slip a foundation under what Derek said, I think the poll
is not important enough to take strong measures to prevent
people from voting more than once. The biggest reason
anyone would want to do so is to see if they can do it.

I had an idea for a much more important and timely poll than
we typically see here, but .... I forget now what it was. Something
to do with US politics, so it has high potential for contoversy....
If it comes back to me, I'll let you (or just Justin) know.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
December 13, 2017 at 06:39:32
Jeff

Speaking of polls, I am surprised at the lack of interest in Network Neutrality here.


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#7
December 13, 2017 at 07:05:48
I'd think it's because they keep trying the same thing, knowing each time the backlash will be less. Eventually, the crisis will be normalized enough that it'll be realized.

That said, some of the richest, most powerful, with the most liquid assets are the tech companies heavily dependent on net neutrality, and they expect me to do their lobbying for them? For free? Maybe they should import some of their off shore billions to out-lobby Comcast.

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