Voting for your favorite entries in contests Answered
Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contests plus 3 days after the contests close, which helps the Instructables staff in selecting few of the finalists.
This has lead to many of the contest entries carrying out "Vote for me" campaign even before the entry is accepted in a particular contest. Entrants also send personal messages to other members asking for votes for their entry and also seek votes in reply to comments.
Almost all of the contests carry huge prizes for the winners, which no other DIY website other than Instructables is offering. So, everybody wants to win contests and spend so much of their time and money to produce outstanding DIY projects.
However, due to the voting system to decide part of the finalists, somebody may exercise some unfair means to get selected as a finalist.
What if a member has garnered considerable amount of vote bank and every time gets a fair amount of votes for their entries in the contests?
What if a member has created few fake accounts and vote for themselves through that fake accounts?
Is there a way to keep a check on this kind of unfair means?