It has come to my attention that an IP changing extension was used to cheat the votes on the latest poll; August's Monthly Art Poll.
While I allow people to share the poll to outside places for voting, (Discord Servers, Facebook, etc.) please be mindful and keep track of who you share it to and ensure that the people you share it to will not manipulate or cheat the poll in any way.
Strawpoll's only security measures are a captcha, IP detection or Browser Cookie detection. There aren't many ways to improve it, and while you could argue I could use a better voting site, (Like Google Docs, for instance) I've already thought of that, and there are just as many possible ways to cheat that as this one.
Due to the circumstances, the current poll will be restarted tomorrow at 12NN Philippine Timezone. It will contain the same options as before.
If I find evidence of cheating again, I will close off the poll to the Public and brand it as a Patron-Exclusive feature. (Or even possibly remove or change the entire system.)
I know this is a decision that wont sit well with alot of people, and I understand that. So please cooperate in ensuring that the Art Polls stay fair; as making the community happy by giving them a free artwork that they want, through votes, is the main and only purpose of the Poll in the first place.
If you have any remarks that would like to be addressed, or something you wish to be explained in-depth, please feel free to drop me a message so that we can discuss.
Thank you for Understanding.