Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cutest Dog Contest

We only have a moment and we're kind of upset with the Cutest Dog Contest. It is not well-run and many are questioning if it is actually a scam. We are wondering the same thing.

Since our computer is down and possibly dead, we sent Jan to a neighbor's to vote for us but she has been unable to get through for the last hour or more. She finally got through and ... Read it for yourself. She's kind of steamed because she can't even vote and even if they answer her, she won't be able to read the response for at least several days and she doesn't have access to her original password because.... surprise, our computer is down.

JFF put on CDC blog Sun, Aug 23, 2009. A comment we made last week was deleted from this same post.

Oh, great, the voting site is constantly Out of Service and yet the few are able to get through to rack up thousands of votes. I left a comment the other day here and it was deleted. What is going on? My computer is down since Fri PM and I finally get to vote and Out of Service, OoS, OoS, OoS. Now I get "register your email and get a password to vote." Are we supposed to use the email and pw we used to enter our dogs? Is this now going to become a contest of who has the most email accounts?


http://cutestdogcompetition.com/blog/index.php/2009/08/20/hardware-failure-extends-contest-an-extra-day/#comments

And because we have no idea what is going on with this new development, we're not asking any to vote this week.

Thanks for all who have been voting regularly -- or at least trying to. Perhaps by next week we'll know what is going on and have internet access again.

24 comments:

  1. I was weally upset eawliew when I went and it told me to sign up as if I had nevew been thewe and I've voted many times.
    Then when I finally signed up, I couldn't find Merci
    GWWWWW
    so sowwy about this
    smoochie kisses He Is the BEST!
    I just wish you could have won
    love
    ASTA

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  2. We agree that this is a poorly run site. We voted every day and now we have to sign up again

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  3. We registered our email address and had to click the authentication link on the email they sent us. We were able to vote then as normal.

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  4. So disappointing! :( I have been encouraging people to vote and if the contest is messed up, that is very unfair, Keep us posted!

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  5. We couldn't vote either after voting for so many days. It's either poorly run or dishonest.

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  6. Well we already know who the cutest dog is.

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  7. Stuff like that makes my hackles stand up! We've had some problems voting, too, but are sticking with it.
    Whatever the outcome, we think Merci is the cutest dog in the contest!!!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

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  8. It is very poorly run. We voted many times and never signed up and now it won't even load for us. Maybe they were worried they couldn't track votes very well so changed mid stream?

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  9. We didn't have to sign up to vote originally. Maybe that was a problem after awhile as they couldn't keep people from voting multiple times. Whatever the reason we will keep trying to vote for Merci and we will try to find out whatever info we can. Hope your computer is fixed soon. ~S,S,C & F

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  10. We did vote but didn't have trouble that one time. My mom will check again.

    love & wags,
    River

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  11. We think it is a scam site. But we're known to be kinda cynical.
    - TBH&K

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  12. Merci wins the prize with us, no need to have another site declare a winner, Merci wins with us!

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  13. Do you know, I've been trying to vote for days and can't seem to get to the site at all. There's certainly a loss of credibility for them. Do let us know if things improve!

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  14. Merci, this is egg-sepshonally Two Paws VERY DOWN, and we have had the same problems with the votings as we have tried meny timez and we thought it was just becuz we are idiyots or something! Merci you are the offishal winner of the LuLu and LoLLu cutest dog contest and that is all that matters! Love, your PALS, LuLU and LoLLy!!

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  15. We have given up on those contests. We think some Beins know how ta vote LOTS/LOTS/LOTS times unfairly...

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  16. Well the same thing happened to us as happened to Asta....so we think it is fixed..Anyway we think that even if you didn't win you won in our hearts.....Phooey on them Love A+A

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  17. I also had trouble (what the heck???)

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  18. We were able to sign up today and vote. Hopefully it will let us vote tomorrow and all. It's a shame their site isn't set up any better than it is.

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  19. Mom had this same type of problem with one of the cute pet contests she entered me in. She could only find my picture if she went directly to it from her link, but could never find it from the web. I don't know how these things work and how some pets get so many votes. Oh well . . .

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  20. YEah Jan, I gotta agree here... I have received some very poor feedback about this "contest" and think it might be a scam. The voting is always down for us too, ,everyone we know magically gets sent to the "next round," and votes jump from 6 one day to 5,000 the next. Something is fishy here to us...

    Jaime, Benson, Gibson, Sasha & Theodore

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  21. I'm so sorry, totally not fair! We think that you are the winner in our heart!

    Loki

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  22. Aw! Poorly run and organized things like that make us madders! =>_<= Site down for long periods of time, then changing the voting process halfway through? Poorly planned and run.

    We don't think you need a contest to know who the cutest dog though! =~_^=

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  23. Yeah. I think it's a scam or more likely purely an advertising stunt

    My sister won a similar dog contest years ago. Flew out to Michigan, was awarded a plaque, they took pictures, but never received the winnings. She gave up after several attempts to contact the company.

    Good luck though. Oh, BTW, my sister has her dog entered. And I've been voting, go figure. :P

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