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  • Catch-A-Catfish – VOTE ONLINE!

    August
    8
    2005

    Voting has begun!

    This morning my Chiro’s office let me know that my Catfish “Trapped” is featured in the Life section of today’s paper! YAHOO!

    So here’s the scoop:

    The Catch-A-Catfish art, environmental, education and tourism project was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rock Island Clean & Beautiful.

    More than 30 of the area’s top artists submitted drawings for selection by sponsors and many of the nearly 5-foot catfish have been on display in front of businesses, in lobby areas and/or at not-for-profit organizations since Memorial Day.

    On Aug. 21, in conjunction with the weekend activities of the Xstream Cleanup, a Catch-A-Catfish auction will take place on the Great River Plaza in downtown Rock Island. The event will run from noon to 8 p.m.

    My catfish is waaaay on the bottom of the page, and there’s only one picture of him. So, for those of you searching for the Rock Island Clean & Beautiful Catch-A-Catfish project, I give you the full view of my catfish “Trapped”, when it was on display in Davenport. Also, have a look at the painting in progress (the whole Catfish Category)! Unfortunately, the image shown in the paper and on the voting page does not display the most important details of my painting, the belly!

    I’m asking you to vote. Yep, I sure am! VOTE VOTE VOTE! And if you like mine, vote for MINE! I’d like that even better! And tell your friends to vote, and tell your friends to tell their friends to vote.

    When you’re done voting, please stop by here and comment so I can thank you most ecstatically!!

    Note: The page seems to sometimes not want to load. I’m contacting the ISP to find out why, so if it doesn’t load please try again later! Also, the webmaster told me that you should have cookies enabled to view results.

    10:08 AM: There are 46 Votes!
    11:32 AM: The votes and percentages are screwy, they’re looking into it!

    Tuesday, 8/9
    3:26 PM: There are 69 Votes, I’m #4 out of 20 with 11% !
    4:47 PM: There are 144 Votes now, I’m still #4 but JEEZ hello! I have 8% and the lead has 39%! :gurgle: I’m drowning!

    Wednesday, 8/10
    5:13 PM: There are 743 Votes. I’m #2, which is great! But still! JEEZ, ummm… judges? Can we check the IP address of 400 of those votes? :lol: I have 10% of the vote, and um.. Blue Cat has 68%! So go tell 500 people to vote for Trapped, would you? Thanks!!

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    {20 Comments}

    1
    Clara said,

    The picture of yours and several others didn’t even load for me, but of course I voted for you anyway. Regardless of what the others might look like, I know yours will be the best!!! Hugs, clara

    8.8.2005 @ 10:06 am
    2

    Voted!

    8.8.2005 @ 10:21 am
    3
    annie said,

    Um…so where do I go to vote?

    8.8.2005 @ 11:34 am
    4
    Leanne said,

    Oh crap, Annie! Did I forget the link? You can VOTE HERE!!!!

    :roll:

    8.8.2005 @ 11:49 am
    5
    Barbara said,

    I voted for you. I hope you win.

    8.8.2005 @ 12:07 pm
    6
    mom said,

    It’s a conspiracy I tell ya! I can’t vote – the web page is not available… :cry:

    8.8.2005 @ 12:33 pm
    7

    I voted for you!! :D

    8.8.2005 @ 12:44 pm
    8
    Becca said,

    Colourful, giant fish – I love it!

    I voted, the site seems to be working fine now.

    8.8.2005 @ 1:22 pm
    9
    Patti said,

    We voted! (for yours, of course)

    8.8.2005 @ 1:59 pm
    10
    Sandra said,

    I voted.

    FYI-Had trouble using your links so I went to the main page of the newspaper and followed the link there to the place to vote. Bummer that they didn’t show it to its full advantage!

    8.8.2005 @ 3:03 pm
    11
    Leanne said,

    THANK YOU ALL for voting!

    The link has been on and off all day, and the count hasn’t changed from this morning, either! Hopefully they get it fixed, it’d be nice to see how many there actually are?! I still see 46!

    Still, it’s fun to see them all!

    8.8.2005 @ 3:08 pm
    12
    gary said,

    THE TITLE OF YOUR PIECE SHOULD BE “MOBY DICKIE” SINCE THE CATFISH IS SMALLER THAN THE LEGENDARY WHALE OR “TABLES TURNED!!!” HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOURS!!!

    8.8.2005 @ 3:58 pm
    13
    Darlene said,

    I voted I voted!!!!:razz:

    8.8.2005 @ 5:17 pm
    14
    Paige said,

    I voted for yooooooooo! :smile:

    8.9.2005 @ 8:43 pm
    15

    Vote for Trapped!

    Go here NOW, and vote for Leanne’s catfish! Trapped is at the bottom of the list (they’re listed alphabetically)…go now!
    Vote!

    And when you come back, click for Cathy!…

    8.10.2005 @ 4:09 pm
    16

    […] Go here NOW, and vote for Leanne’s catfish! Trapped is at the bottom of the list (they’re listed alphabetically)…go now! Vote! […]

    8.10.2005 @ 4:10 pm
    17
    Beth said,

    Um, duh…sorry about the typo in the first edition of my post! LOL

    And yes, of course I voted! Can we vote “early and OFTEN”?

    8.10.2005 @ 4:14 pm
    18
    Chad Evans said,

    I voted for yours, but good luck catching 68%! The site’s coder should review his logs. I mean that’s just insane considering only 745 people had voted at the time of writing this.

    8.10.2005 @ 4:25 pm
    19
    Leanne said,

    Chad, I hear you! I am happy to be legitimate though!

    Apparently, if you clear your cookies, you can vote as early and often as you wish! :roll:

    8.10.2005 @ 4:42 pm
    20
    Chad Evans said,

    You could do that, Leanne. It’s fairly easy to do, but of course it is cheating. I’d say you are doing very well in the voting with the rough estimate of 75 votes (at the time I voted) for your entry.

    Better to stay honest than cave in like the artist of the “Blue Cat” or a friend thereof has done.

    I used to run polls for a site on a hockey team I worked for. You might be amazed at how many people would actually clear cookies to vote on who their favorite player was or when a playoff series would end. Those are two things that in my view are secondary, but winning a contest will bring out the cheaters.

    8.10.2005 @ 9:29 pm

    Sorry, comments are now closed.


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