I just want to update everyone in the vein of transparency. WordPress, the hosting site for the blog is working to restore all votes that were cast and not recorded. There was a glitch in the matrix and I want to make sure that the absolute right results are the results that we go with. It may take a couple days, it may be done by this evening but I will assure you that before we go forward I will do everything in my power to make sure we have the most accurate results possible before we announce the field of 64.
The great news is that I have a bracket site for the field of 64 that is going to be really fun to work with, that will load easily and you’ll be able to see all the rounds in the brackets as it goes with timers to vote until the next round and a bunch of sharing features. I think you guys are gonna love it.
I was on with customer support from 8:30-11:00PM last night and then again from 2:30AM-4:30 AM trying to get it resolved. This is where we’re at currently:
- WordPress.com Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>To:captjoeFri, Mar 25 at 10:23 AMChrisM (Automattic)Mar 25, 2022, 14:23 UTCHi there,I wanted to write with a brief update. My colleagues are working on this still, but you mentioned you wanted to know if there was a possibility that some votes may be lost. That isn’t impossible, but my colleagues are hopeful that everything can be recovered just fine. It’s a bit of a tricky issue, but it’s actively being worked on and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
- Joey Ciaramitaro <email@example.com>To:WordPress.com SupportFri, Mar 25 at 10:27 AMok thanks so much. before I reached out to the viewership i just wanted to make sure i knew we’d have the right counts I appreciate your response
- WordPress.com Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>To:captjoeFri, Mar 25 at 10:49 AMAlba (Automattic)Mar 25, 2022, 14:49 UTCHi there,Just wanted to point out that as we head into the weekend, it may take several days to hear back from our developers. Hopefully by Monday we have more news/updates.In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please let us know.Best,
AlbaHappiness Engineer |
I am really really sorry about the holdup but anyone that has been involved in our contests or judging in the past knows that I am incredibly passionate about running fair and transparent contest on which people can rely on the results. I’m disappointed by this setback but firmly believe as soon as I get the right results the round of 64 is going to be a blast.
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