This is more of a question than a post.
If you’re anything of a web comic reader, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of buttons along side your favorite strips for you to vote for your favorite strip. For those who don’t know, these are links for various top 100 sites, like Buzzcomix or TopWebComics, where strips battle it out in popularity contests.
For the longest time I wouldn’t vote because I was paranoid of clicking stuff after a bad experience with punching a monkey.
A few months later, I built up the courage and started voting. I developed a little bit of a problem, voting for my favorite strips over and over from different computers in the labs at my school. I feel really bad about it now.
But now, I hardly vote anymore. I just don’t care. I will vote from time to time if there’s some bonus art available that I really want to see, but even then I rarely bother.
My question for you, dear readers, do you vote? Do you care? Do you get caught up in the competitive nature of such voting services, or do you find it too reminiscent of high school elections? I’m always curious of what other people think.
Like I said, I don’t vote, but I do visit these sites from time to time. I like to see what strips are popular (or at least have the most dedicated following) but mostly I like looking through the bottom of the list looking for new strips that I haven’t heard of.
Top 100 lists are such a part of the Internet there’s a lot more I could say, but this post is long enough for now.