View Full Version : Massive Influx of Poetry Votes Brings Down AW

08-20-2015, 08:07 PM
WASHINGTON DC (VOTE_BOT NEWS) An unprecedented wave of online votes for Absolute Write's "Space" Poetry Contest resulted in the site being knocked offline for several hours last night.


"We've never seen anything like it," said AW El Jefe MacAllister Stone. "Voting opened at midnight and, within a half hour, there were riots and tear-gas and Oscar Wilde quotes flying around like pterodactyls."

President Obama this morning called for calm and urged voters to exercise patience as they weigh in on what may well become the most contentious decision since Bush-Gore 2000.


Those brave enough to wade into the melee are urged to read the entries here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?309705-AW-POETRY-CONTEST-SPACE-ENTRIES) (password: citrus) and read how to vote here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?308607-Announcing-the-2015-AW-POETRY-CONTEST-SPACE&p=9482271&viewfull=1#post9482271).

Activists continue to plot and conspire discuss here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?309715-AW-Poetry-Contest-quot-Space-quot-Discussion-Thread).

08-20-2015, 08:16 PM
I shall be waiting at the entrance to the polling place, ready with helpful suggestions.

08-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the news, VOTE_BOT.
Glad it's resolved. I admit I was in a panic about the voting when I saw AW was offline. Hopefully the queue isn't too long for those waiting to cast their votes.

08-20-2015, 09:15 PM
I think it was all part of VOTE_BOT's sinister plan to overthrow Mac and take over AW.

08-20-2015, 11:41 PM
Wow. I hope I don't get trampled when I'm in line to vote.

08-20-2015, 11:44 PM
You won't be if you vote the right way. Number 32 for the win. That's all you need to remember.