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Bruce, Caroline

Here We Go Again

I'm really sorry to do this again. I think it's turning out that the
thing I hate most about this LJ Idol business is the notion of begging
for votes. I don't like doing it, I despise myself when I do.

But it's come down to a runoff. Eight people got the same number of
votes as I did, but there's something about gold stars, I have no idea
what they're about, but because I didn't get any, it means I'm going
head-to-head with some other person and I have no idea how I'm going to
do, other than that at present this person is pulling ahead of me fairly

This is a checkbox poll, meaning that you can vote more than once, so I
could get 99% of the vote and still lose because this person got a
hundred. So, again, every single vote counts, and as much as I truly
hate doing it, I'm asking for your vote, unless you truly don't think
I'm worthy of it, in which case you should be true to yourself. To vote,
please follow this link; please choose the checkbox beside Brucetola, and only
that checkbox, and then click submit. Please, every vote counts, and if
I stand a chance I'll need everyone coming to the aim of the party.

That said, thank you again to all those who responded to my last plea. I
truly appreciate that more than words can say.


I'm kind of sorry you got yourself sucked into this meat-grinder. It's fun at first, but as time goes on it gets more and more competitive, and the fun sort of goes away. Also, as I said in a journal entry last week, if it was a straight-up writing contest I wouldn't have a problem with it. But there are some rather seemingly arbitrary and arcane criteria, and invariably it boils down to a popularity contest. I love to write, but I will not participate in a competition like this. For one thing, I don't believe in it. Also, being very honest here, I'd almost certainly get sucked in, just like you have. I do wish you luck, and if you do make it to the end of the rainbow I hope the prize, whatever it is, is worth it.
Hey, I've already gone up and voted for you again. Your lovely lady's message came up on my list first telling me exactly where to go to do itl.
You can vote more than once? I am not seeing that. Or am I misunderstanding you?
Best of luck to you.

Like your friend above, I feel that LJ Idol is becoming a popularity contest and I, for one, don't feel very popular right now.