What prevents people from canvassing for XYZZY votes from their fans and random people not normally in the IF audience?
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I very specifically moderated that post and locked it. Sam himself answered your question so he is aware of your concerns. In brief: XYZZY award voting is very well checked for potential hijinks. IFDB voting in polls and in entries means nothing; you and anyone can nominate any game you want if you feel it’s worthy and even multi-vote in the IFDB polls despite the recommendation. Those polls are only suggestions to other IFDB browsers about what games might warrant a look for a potential nomination.
Please do discuss games in the context of XYZZY voting on their merits or lack of, but do not continue to make public accusations of “cheating”, especially after the question has been answered.
Do ask: “What prevents people from canvassing for XYZZY votes from their fans and random people not normally in the IF audience?”
Don’t ask: “I think people are cheating for [specific game] by stuffing the ballot box. What are we going to do about that?”