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The Voting System Flawed

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I think if we vote on anything in the future, the cards should not be tradable. I guess it is fair that the simolean be renamed by the ones with the most. I was not pleased to see a store buying the voting cards, he is deleting all but EADollars. He only has 7 on his lot that I can see. How many cards did he delete though? From the poll here on stratics it looks like eBucks should have it hands down. [​IMG]
     
  2. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    I deleted all my cards [​IMG]
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    You could have made a good profit. LOL 1k to let him vote for you.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    You think he has something to gain from EADollars winning the vote?
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My guess is bragging rights. idk I didn't ask him. I just know he will not sell the cards.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I know they are giving out a cash prize for whichever one wins the vote...
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We get 5k for being nominated. The winner gets bragging rights. That is it.

    <blockquote><hr>

    From: "Parav, Parizad" &lt;[email protected]&gt;
    To: Nominees
    Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:57:23 PM
    Subject: EA-Land Currency Winner


    Congratulations! We’ve picked your suggestion as the final 5 for the new EA-Land currency name. Please reply back to my e-mail within the next 7 days with the exact spelling of your EA-Land sim’s name to receive the 5,000 soon-to-be-ex-simoleans.



    The next step is to let the players vote for their favorite in-game. No matter what, you’re a winner!



    Again, congrats! [​IMG]



    Thanks,

    Parizad



    [/ QUOTE ]

    He is losing eBux. (I use that term cuz it is the winner in my eyes.)
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Simone I completely agree with you that the cards have no business being sold but I think the house should have stayed anonymous. It's wrong to be able to buy someones vote. Just like the mystic tree, the voting may becaom a debacal(spelled write)?

    I deleted my cards.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Fixed. If EADollars wins, the devs will laugh. That is what they originally were going to change it to. This would have all been for naught.
     
  10. <blockquote><hr>

    Fixed. If EADollars wins, the devs will laugh. That is what they originally were going to change it to. This would have all been for naught.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Can you imagine if one of the names ending in ''ucks or ux" wins?
    I can only imagine future phrases or poems using any of those. LOL

    To me it's really, pitiful and sad that players would actually 'buy' votes. But it's still the sims and some folks will do anything to get ahead.

    Vote cards should be 'untradeable'. (May we leave Mystics to another thread and not spoil this one.)

    In fact, why not just have a pop up screen when you log into EAland asking which one your prefer....click on it and then proceed into the city?

    No cards...no cheating....eeerrrr I mean buying votes!
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That is what I had expected, when they said we would be voting in game. Something clickable. The way they did it would have worked well, if they could not be traded or sold. Since they have that ability already in game to count the amount left. The ones not voting would have deleted all their cards or left all of them. In either case making their vote worthless.
    At least they only win bragging rights. If that one wins I will give the devs the credit for naming it. Since that was included in Parizads post until it was suggested by a player. I thought it should not even be allowed as player submitted.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm confused... what would be the benefit for the name they want to win?

    Why would they invest? I mean the 5k is not enough to cover him buying cards...



    [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As was stated before... braging rights. He/she can say "The name of the money was mine!"
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I can't believe anyone would be that stupid.

    I'll sell him mine

    Money is tight. And I could care less what our money is called, as long as I can still spend it.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hell i would do the same thing. Sell him my cards and still call them simoleans no matter what the new name is.

    We are not Avatars, we are sims
    We do not live in EA Land, we live in TSO
    We do not spend/make ebux, we spend/make simoleans.

    Sorry, old habits die hard [​IMG]
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Hell i would do the same thing. Sell him my cards and still call them simoleans no matter what the new name is.

    We are not Avatars, we are sims
    We do not live in EA Land, we live in TSO
    We do not spend/make ebux, we spend/make simoleans.

    Sorry, old habits die hard [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    LOL yeah I get that, but really I could care less what I/they/we/it is called... as long as I'm having fun... which I will when this mofo buys my cards.

    I hope he's still buying them when I leave work later.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    LMAO
    I will give you double what he would for the EADollar ones. So I can delete them. Sell him the rest. Level the playing field.
     
  18. Yep, me too. I could careless which they choose. They are all ok in my book.

    I should practice the phrase..."A fool and his money are soon departed" by taking my cards on over there and trading them in. lol

    That way, no matter what they call em....I'll have some. muahahaha

    (LMAO....an auction? We got a 1k?)

    This could be fun! [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Haha Simone, I wouldn't want to take your money...

    Taking money from him for such a silly thing... would amuse me.

    Although, deleting what he wants to win... would amuse me too...

    But ...

    Well at any rate, I'm probably working late, and have about 8 more hours to ponder this little conundrum.
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Give me da money! lol. I will find this guy/girl tonight and trade him since it doesn't really matter to me. might as well make alittle bit of it to spend... lol
     
  21. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    what a stupid thread! again...

    i have had it with that crafted pc pic!
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    what a stupid thread! again...

    i have had it with that crafted pc pic!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Did you gain a number?

    I don't really know what you are talking about... but...

    Why is this thread any more stupid than any other thread currently posted on this forum?

    Specifically? [​IMG]
     
  23. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    ________________________________________________________________

    LMAO
    I will give you double what he would for the EADollar ones. So I can delete them. Sell him the rest. Level the playing field.

    ________________________________________________________________

    LOL and the reason u started this discussion?!
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well there are threads on here that make some brain cells commit suicide after reading them. This, isn't one of them. When you read a thread and feel dumber for reading it... then it's time to move on... lol
     
  25. LOL yep...hope he's not reading this cause he's gonna have to 'show us the money' real soon!!!!
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    LOL yep...hope he's not reading this cause he's gonna have to 'show us the money' real soon!!!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So I was just thinking...

    I actually have two accounts.

    Thats a lot of cards...

    Dinner is on me.
     
  27. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    **** yes gained a number lol ... cant log in with 777 anymore.. ****

    didn't mean it is more stupid than others, just stupid ...
    ea made them tradeable... someone doesn't agree and it's time for another nonsense discussion, that energy should have been spent for going in front of the senate in real life if old enough...

    ***I think it does represent the voting system of america after all!***

    seems this thread was made out of spite and carries too much information, it should be deleted. hell, if i can't describe around a scammers name to warn ppl, others shouldn't be allowed to post screenshots that leaves little to no research...
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Naw not deleted.

    Just because it might not be a hugely valid concern to you, or me... doesn't mean that it isn't important to Simone.

    Or the other people who are in the voting process to have their names picked for EA-Land...

    I personally don't care, and I'll actually sell my cards to the highest bidder.

    But you know how it goes.

    Gratz on the new number [​IMG]
     
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    OUCH! OMG!! NO! NOT ANOTHER ONE! Damn, there goes another brain cell committing suicide after reading some of the recent comments... lol

    Edit: No Jackie, this is not directed to you [​IMG]
     
  30. <blockquote><hr>

    OUCH! OMG!! NO! NOT ANOTHER ONE! Damn, there goes another brain cell committing suicide after reading some of the recent comments... lol

    Edit: No Jackie, this is not directed to you [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    LMAO....did you just lose a couple more? [​IMG] You just couldn't help yourself could you?
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't think this thread is stupid, I think its a very valid concern. What if there is voting in the future?

    I think the cards should have been non-tradeable. For this vote, I don't really care since I don't like any of the names.
     
  32. I personally find ALL the options as bland as the game's name. Until last night I hadn't made up my mind, but I've now come to be fond(er..than the rest) of EADollars, simply because it sounds better verbally, or when talking to others who haven't been exposed to the game. "Dollars" sounds more professional than "bucks" in my opinion, and takes away from the child-like feel we've all been mentioning lately (the logo, etc).

    Thoughts?
     
  33. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I seem to have hit a nerve. That is always fun. I can't believe you went through the trouble to create an acct to tell me how stupid this thread is. That is pretty darn "stupid".
    The thread was not started so I could purchase cards. If I wanted to purchase cards it would be 6 EADollar ones to delete. If I wanted to buy cards, I would list it on my store and or in the Swap Meet forum. That is not the reason I started the thread. idk know who suggested eBucks but that is aparently the ppls choice. The title of the thread is the reason. ty for caring so much about what I do. Nice to know your thinking of me.
     
  34. Guest

    Guest Guest

    TTL

    I don't think this thread is stupid. In fact, it has inspired me! You see, since I have no intention of voting anyways because I don't agree with any of the choices, and because I don't care which one wins, I was going to just delete my cards. But now, thanks to this thread, I realized I can actually profit from my apathy!

    So... I have an EADollar card up for bids, starting at 5k! Any takers? [​IMG]
     
  35. Hey Kat! I'll give you 1k for your EAdollor so I can be the one to delete it! [​IMG]
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I want all the cards that I didn't get on my other accounts !

    [​IMG]
     
  37. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    how high u think of yourself just fits your in-game attitude [​IMG]
    account was created about 10 hours before your thread, just didn't find anything worth commenting on when I was on earlier today...

    yes you hit many nerves of mine since creating my first account on here though... it's a shame you think that makes you a great poster...

    always funny though how u disagree with yourself after a while ..
    *** so not pleased or buying urself?!
     
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  39. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hey Hey,
    I am sorry if I have hurt anyone or destroyed the game in any way for you, simply put this together this morning when I sat down at the computer and said "Hey, who do I want to be today?" Of course TradeMark was the answer!
    As for the money, well this money came from the thousands of flags that have been sold at my property, I felt I was doing good learning about the different people, places and cultures and then distributing it back to those same people. No fame no glory asked for nor accepted. At the same time giving my roomies and myself something to do today, some fun today, maybe even make friends but it has turned out so horribly wrong. Actually did make a friend [​IMG] It just wasn't you today, maybe we will be friends tomorrow, who know what those crazy sims (avatars [​IMG] ) will do.

    Sorry
    TradeMark
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I am sorry if I have hurt anyone or destroyed the game in any way for you, simply put this together this morning when I sat down at the computer and said

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Nope, I wasn't hurt. The game is not destroyed. I like looking for flaws and then exposing them. It is my nature. The system is flawed. Good advertisement, eh?
     
  41. <blockquote><hr>

    **** yes gained a number lol ... cant log in with 777 anymore.. ****

    didn't mean it is more stupid than others, just stupid ...
    ea made them tradeable... someone doesn't agree and it's time for another nonsense discussion, that energy should have been spent for going in front of the senate in real life if old enough...

    ***I think it does represent the voting system of america after all!***

    seems this thread was made out of spite and carries too much information, it should be deleted. hell, if i can't describe around a scammers name to warn ppl, others shouldn't be allowed to post screenshots that leaves little to no research...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The same can be said about your reply!


    A pic that hides the name of the person in question does not break the stratics policy.

    You can post a pic of the scammer as long as the name is blanked out.
     
  42. Its liking bribing people to vote for a presidential candidate :O.



    Its just like Florida [​IMG].
     
  43. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The problem is when the pic was first posted, it showed the house name, owner name and a conversation. So it did name the person. Since then, it has been fixed but that was part of the problem with this post in the begining.
     
  44. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It was fixed an hour before she posted. That is why I accused her of creating an acct to post here. She was commenting on something that just was not there (anymore). This is still the only thread she has posted in. She is a troll for sure. I can repost the pic I originally used. I do not believe it is against the rules. It is a screen shot of something that anyone can see in game. It is not like I was suggesting he did something I could not prove. He has not broken any rules. The cards are tradable. He has since posted himself and we know it to be true. If I would not have used a screen shot I woud have been told to prove it or something. Sometimes you just can't win.
    I could have sworn we were told it would be 1 vote per paying acct. But with this system it is not the way it is. I hope it is changed, if we are to vote again. This person does not know me in game, as far as i know. If they do plz send me a message so we can sort this out. I will not reply to that posting name again.
     
  45. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    Not a troll, didn't register for your sake....
    Your thread is not the only one I posted in...
    Get over yourself!
    We don't know each other in game, but we've met. Don't think we would like each other there either lol...
    You're just mad cuz of the competiton selling for rl cash..

    Paula777
     
  46. Guest

    Guest Guest

    why do you think the voting system is flawed? No one said it was democratic. I'm tempted to offer 5k a card thats not bunfluks, seems thingy bucks will win.
     
  47. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Hell i would do the same thing. Sell him my cards and still call them simoleans no matter what the new name is.

    We are not Avatars, we are sims
    We do not live in EA Land, we live in TSO
    We do not spend/make ebux, we spend/make simoleans.

    Sorry, old habits die hard [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Resistance is futile. [​IMG]
     
  48. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Hell i would do the same thing. Sell him my cards and still call them simoleans no matter what the new name is.

    We are not Avatars, we are sims
    We do not live in EA Land, we live in TSO
    We do not spend/make ebux, we spend/make simoleans.

    Sorry, old habits die hard [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Resistance is futile. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Indeed [​IMG]
     
  49. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I will always call them simoleans no matter what they pick!



    Die Hard.
     
  50. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't know the hidden agendas and whatever reasons everyone has for posting everything... So no comments on that.

    However, the concern that voting cards can be traded is a valid one and needs to be fixed. What if we could sell our voting rights in real life, what kind of world would we live in - if those with the most amount of money determined how we should live, and what our society should look like?
    (It's like that a bit already I guess, especially in America with all those expensive campaigns your politicians have and whatnot, but not to this extent.)

    This thread also probably served as a great advertisement for this guy's card buying "service". If you have no hidden agendas you shouldn't put up a picture with an arrow to where his house is and all that.