Home About

Academic Idol

James Robinson

Online Only


For the past ten weeks Academic Idol has been so much fun.
This week however, it has descended into farce. To the people who figured out a way to rig the vote through deleting cookies, trust me, you fool no one. We are not CNN, we don’t usually get a thousand hits in minutes.
I plead to people. Don’t keep trying to mess with it. Next week there will be an IP lock on and one vote can be made per computer. But I am slightly baffled.
I am overworked. And running the administration of Academic Idol myself. I don’t have any resources, I don’t have specialist vote tallyers, and I have done my best to keep it fair. This week it has been impossible though. Lecturers are also overworked, and the 12 that have taken part have given up a whole heap of their free time to do so.
The competition has been a lot of fun, and because of the actions of a few, the legitimate votes of 400-500 people will be discarded this week, and we will decide who stays and goes off the text/ email votes.
It’s been a funny, and exciting competition. Lets not make it a farce. Let us let it have an exciting end.