New Cutoff for Showcase Entries

Ok folks, I’ve noted some of the feedback on the previous thread, and will be making a few changes to the showcase over the next week. The first, and immediate, change, is that the cutoff for submitting entries to the Showcase will now be end-of-day Friday each week. Preliminary results will be posted Monday mornings […]

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Results Certified & Thoughts on Block Voting

Irreconcilable Musings is the official winner for last week’s New Weblog Showcase: congratulations to Wally on the win! Wally also has some excellent thoughts on the nature of the Showcase, and the effect which the alliances have had on it: This is what I

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Showcase Results: Morning Edition

Preliminary results for the New Weblog Showcase have Irreconcilable Musings in a strong lead with the post Defending the Blogosphere Front in the War on Terrorism. Musings has 57 votes as compared to the nearest competitor, liberal favorite Hell for Halliburton, which trails at 42 links for the post Halliburton Again – and again – […]

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Alliance Blogrolls Now Available

If you are a member of one of the three major Alliances participating in the New Weblog Showcase and are trying to keep an accurate blogroll of your fellow members, I’ve got a feature for you. If you paste the Javascript code below corresponding to your alliance into your weblog template, it will automatically retrieve […]

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Showcase Updates: No More Multiple Voting

There has been a bit of a debate for some time as to whether individual bloggers should be able to cast more than one vote for participants in the New Weblog Showcase. Up until now, I’ve defaulted to saying that yes, multiple votes can be cast, as long as there is no obvious intent for […]

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Final Showcase Results 10/20/03

Sorry for the delay in certification, but I heard no complaints this week, so congratulations to manis2society at The Spy Game: he (she?) is our winner for the post Novak Knew Better Than to Burn Valerie Plame. And indeed, the Blogger Alliance retains the sponsorship title with 31.4 % participation as compared to the Axis […]

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Preliminary Showcase Results 10/20/03

It’s a tight race this week, folks, so check these results carefully! As is now practice, I’ll accept feedback until 5pm PST today, after which the final results will be declared certified. The Spy Game holds a narrow lead with the post Novak Knew Better Than to Burn Valerie Plame. While on the weblog alliances […]

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New Ecosystem Feature: Display Your Status!

With the great help of Lewis at Orange Haired Boy, a feature I’ve long considered is finally available: the ability for bloggers to show their current Ecosystem status on their very own web pages. If you are interested, go to the Ecosystem details page for your weblog, and you’ll find a small snippet of Javascript […]

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Comment Spam, Meet MT-BlackList

Like many, I’ve been getting hit by comment spam lately. Thankfully, whatever odd algorithim or method the spammers use has generally targeted posts so old that most readers here may never have even noticed. That said, it’s annoying, and I’ve gone ahead and installed Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist plugin. Thus far, it seems to be functioning […]

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Final Showcase Results 10/13/03

Congratulations to Madfish Willie’s Cyber Saloon for winning last week’s New Weblog Showcase with the post Hangover – Part I. In our weekly Alliance contest, the Blogger Alliance remains triumphant, with 23 of 83 members voting (27.7 % participation), defeating the Axis of Naughty once again, which had only 4 of 24 members voting (16.7 […]

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Preliminary Showcase Results: 10/13/03

Preliminary Showcase results are: For contestants: Madfish Willie’s Cyber Saloon leads with 24 votes for the post Hangover – Part I For Alliances: Blogger Alliance: 23 of 83 = 27.7 % participation Axis of Naughty: 4 of 24 = 16.7 % participation As is now becoming custom, I’ll take feedback on any perceived voting anomolies […]

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Beating Gray in More Ways Than One

Based on CNN’s reporting on the 2002 governor’s election, and on their current count of the recall (with 96 % of precincts reporting), Arnold has achieved one more major milestone: he received more actual votes than Gray Davis in 2002: Schwarzenegger 2003: 3,459,933 Davis 2002: 3,127,588 Schwarzenegger is just shy of a true majority (with […]

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Certified Showcase Results: 10/7/03

The final Showcase results are now certified, and Tom’s Nap Room is the winner with the post Eliminate All Turnpikes. Once again, on the Alliances side, the Blogger Alliance wins with 29 of 75 = 38.7 % participation to the Axis of Naughty‘s 3 of 24 = 12.5 % participation. Complete results are: Tom’s Nap […]

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Preliminary Showcase Results 10/6/03

Preliminary Showcase results for the week have Tom’s Nap Room in a strong lead with the post Eliminate All Turnpikes. On the Alliances side — well, it’s getting a bit dull, folks, with the Blogger Alliance again in the lead with 28 of 75 = 37.3 % participation to the Axis of Naughty‘s 3 of […]

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Interview with a Bear

David over at Sketches of Strain does a Sunday feature interviewing other bloggers. Apparently he’s gone through all 999,999 others, ’cause this week, he did me. Those interested in a little bear Q&A are advised to follow the link…

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