Readers Choice Pleasanton: Voting ends today
Original post made on May 14, 2013
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on May 14, 2013 at 8:50 am
This is a waste of time. It doesn't tell us which is the better business. Only which business can get out the most ballots. One customer can vote countless times. Newer, smaller businesses are unnoticed.
on May 15, 2013 at 8:26 am
I agree - nothing but a poorly structured popularity contest.
Many years ago before I knew better, I was looking for a new dentist. I received a postcard from a dentist where it advertised that he was the winner of the Pleasanton Reader's Choice Award. I figured that had to mean he was good, right?
It turned out that this guy's office was dreary, his methods were antiquated, and he had a different hygienist every time I went for a checkup because they never had enough business.
What he did have was an office manager that churned out entries into the Reader's Choice contest by the hundreds.
on May 15, 2013 at 8:34 am
What's wrong with churning out entries by the hundreds? It's a dog eat dog world out there. Surely you don't want govt intervention? Then there'd be only paperwork and restrictions. Besides, it would take the fun out of the cheating, and cheating can be an act of liberty in the private sector.