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Why didn't Time blacklist the "devoters" by their IPs (or respective small subnets) ?

After it was obvious they were being gamed, they did just that. For IPv4.

Then someone discovered there were no blacklisting going on for IPv6 requests and ran amok, effectively being able to throw out around 30k votes a minute without a botnet. After that the poll pretty much looked exactly like whatever whoever gamed it decided it should be.


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