Silly 'Vote For Us!' Post

from the ah,-lawyers dept

Normally, I avoid this sorta thing, but since we've received a few messages from supporters urging us to promote this more widely, the ABA Journal (that is, the publication from the American Bar Association) has highlighted Techdirt as one of the "top 100 law blogs," specifically in the "IP Law" section. It's basically us and (you guessed it) a bunch of lawyers. They let people "vote" on which they like, though I don't think voting actually means anything. But, if it warms your heart (as some of you have suggested) to see Techdirt get more votes than a bunch of patent lawyers, well, then go ahead and vote. Seriously, though, some of those other blogs are quite good and I'm not a huge fan of the idea that blogs are "competing" with each other in any way. If you aren't reading some of those other blogs, at least check them out.


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    abc gum, Nov 30th, 2010 @ 5:46pm

    Awesome

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 5:53pm

    Congrats, but...

    I notice that this coincides with my beginning to post stories here. Coincidence? I think not. ;)

     

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    Esahc (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 6:11pm

    You have been voted for good sir.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 6:12pm

    Hrm.

    Is there an "up against the wall" option? Because that's the only way I'm going to vote on a lawyers' blog these days.

     

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    Hugh (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 6:19pm

    I've voted

    Even in Australia, a very interesting and entertaining view of copyright issues. Well done on being nominated.

     

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    Jeff (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 7:10pm

    Done!

    Probably won't make a hill of beans difference... but I voted you up one!

     

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    Brian (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 7:17pm

    Re: Congrats, but...

    Your awesomeness does improve sites

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Nov 30th, 2010 @ 7:37pm

    "highlighted Techdirt as one of the "top 100 law blogs," "

    How in the fuck did that happen? Everyone knows you are a the king of the pirates ... ;)

    Congrats!

    Hey. Does this mean, when the revolution comes, we have to put you on the bus of lawyers with one empty seat?

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 12:58am

    Re: Congrats, but...

    I notice that this coincides with my beginning to post stories here. Coincidence? I think not. ;)


    That explains it...

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 1:02am

    Right Now 20101201-0900Z

    Techdirt is in second place with 36 votes

    IPWatchdog is in the lead with 123 votes
    (Kind of a big lead I may have to check that one out)

     

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    John, Dec 1st, 2010 @ 5:48am

    Saving my vote...

    for the Bob Loblaw Law Blog.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 6:46am

    Re: Re: Congrats, but...

    Voted!

     

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    pringerX (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 7:55am

    Haha!

    Anytime there is an online poll, especially flash-based, it reminds me of when Doonesbury put up a voting contest to determine which school the character Alex would go to. It didn't take very long for tech schools like MIT to start flooding the poll with bogus, script-generated votes.

    I'm also reminded of Nasa's "vote to name our new ISS module" contest. It's a shame they tossed out Colbert's entry (but at least they acknowledge him by naming the treadmill after him).

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 7:16pm

    They put you in the "IP Law" category? Guess they didn't have "Anti-IP Law" and they had to go with the closest choice. :)

    Congrats, MM. You deserve it.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 1st, 2010 @ 7:18pm

    Re: Saving my vote...

    for the Bob Loblaw Law Blog.

    Would you settle for Blog Law Blog? http://bloglawblog.com/blog/

     

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