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Dear B/R, Can We Have a Democracy Here?

By James Williamson On July - 30 - 2009

I'm James Williamson. I've been a writer on B/R for almost a year, and B/R has changed my life dramatically.

I no longer want to waste my days in boring law school, I want to be the new Dr. Z of Sports Illustrated. This site has been a great catapult for my self-confidence, my writing abilities, and my growth into a mature and respectable writer.

Now, lets cut to the chase. I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!!!!

Now that I've vented, I just think that the way the articles were set up with pictures, with the POTD buttons, with the idea that you don't know how many people have picked your article because it is your business was the best thing for B/R.

It is one of the basic principles of voting that no one is allowed to know how an individual voted in order to protect their privacy, their anonymity, and their personal thoughts.

I don't like the idea of knowing how many votes this writer may have gotten because it is a way someone could corrupt the voting system.

If writer A has ten votes and is in the lead for the award, then writer B could either tell people not to vote at all or to v...

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