To Vote multiple times?!
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Posted 5/4/15
Like many of my other forum posts about my daily adventures!
Today I witnessed someone at My university Voting for Best personality. You can vote yourself or another person But the voting is one per person and locked to Specific IP addresses like your dorm address.

Its interesting because when I saw this person voting today, he was using public VPN ip addresses to vote for himself. (for those who aren't into computer) that means he's just using public VPNs to change IP to vote again for himself.

Using public VPN is legal
http://vpngate.com/

and on many cites, it states that it is illegal if you use a different VPN to spread child porn, spread spam, speak viruses, hack people etc.

But it never stated in specifics that using VPN is illegal to vote for contests and such.

This concept is interesting. Don't people like these get caught?

Does voting for yourself constitute to illegal uses of VPN?
Posted 5/5/15
People will always find an exploit in order to take the shortest path to winning.

For the VPN no it's not technically illegal unless it states it.

Im sure people get caught it's just a matter of how crafty they are at covering their tracks.
Posted 5/5/15
popularity contest is serious business, man.

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Posted 5/5/15
You just have to use something that isn't tied to the machine but to the person like their student ID or have the site require a log in. Once you do that you short circuit this form of cheating. So for the student ID you would vote and it would request the ID the log in is even simpler since it is tied to the student account.
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Posted 5/5/15 , edited 5/5/15
What I want to know is why somebody would go through all that effort to change his computer's IP over and over again to win a popularity contest in his school. Is his self esteem that low?
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Posted 5/5/15
It's pretty hard to get much shallower than cheating in a best personality competition.
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Posted 5/5/15
Illegal? I doubt. against the rules? very much so. SO.... dishonest and morally bankrupt if nothing else.
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Posted 5/5/15
Maybe you should switch to punch ballots? It'd be ironically retro, too. You'd be the kings and queens of the hipsters!
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