VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!
1. VOTING CLOSED MIDNIGHT 20.1 2011.
2. YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR VOTE BY MIDNIGHT 21.1.2011. Non confirmed votes will be considered as fake/false and the votes from those emails will be not added to the end result and some emails may even be added to our block list depending on the final filter outcomes.
3. THE LAST SEEN RESULT is NOT the FINAL RESULT. After the last few confirmations, we will runs several IP and email checks to catch any duplicates which may have been added to the result. Duplicate votes will be removed and votes adjusted.
4. THIS promises to be our most accurate poll yet. Some of you may have thought there may have been to many ‘hoops’ to jump through, but these are necessary to ENSURE our poll reflects the choice of the true voters. If there is one thing you can be sure of is our integrity and credability to provide you with the most accurate club poll possible.
5. Our attitude is simple…one true vote is worth 10 false ones. If a person can take the time to vote, then they should also be able to confirm thier vote…the large amount of unconfirmed votes implies a lot of the email addresses were made up, dubplictes, fake or otherwise. Why people do this is unknown except winning our club poll can hold prestige for the club and also a back on the back from those that n=matter…you the clubbers….saying THANK YOU for those great clubbing moments. Well done!
6 Final POLL results announced 23.1.2011
Thank you to all those who logged a legitimate vote. Your feedback to the club promoters and other SeenQueen.com site visitors is invaluable.
Here well will report on voting trends as they occur.
DATA SHARING: These trends are from the votes accepted at the club poll, but data is not shared with anyone and kept strictly confidential. Your vote remains anonymous. The only information revealed is the result and the trending posts below, and nothing more.
20.1.2011: Our confirmation process has seen 288 unconfirmed/fake/false/non existent emails logged for our poll. An unconfirmed vote is an uncounted vote, this strategy providing us with the most accurate poll to date. Saying that, we believe some confirmation emails may have gone to the Junk Mail, but all things being equal and we are reminding people to check…if you can not confirm you vote by Midnight on 21.1.2011, it will be deleted! Unconfirmed votes include Profile (37), Beyond Afterhours (128), DTPM (36), As One (55), Trade (31), Sydney Mardi Gras (15), SuperMartXe (66)…and as you can see some of these figures makes the difference between wining first and loosing first. YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU. Check your junk mail!
20.1.2011: Europeans are out in full force with ‘strategic voting’ and ‘single club’ voting going on…
18.1.2011: Last year SeenQueen.com randomly selected emails to confirm. This year EVERY email except those auto-recognised need confirmation. This policy has proven effective in weeding out the fakes, false and duplicate votes (why bother folks, we gonna catch you….guaranteed, if not during the poll but then during the final filtering after the poll has closed!). If your email is legitimate, then CONFIRM it…that is 253 votes waiting to be confirmed. An unconfirmed email is worthless to us and a loss for the club you are voting for. This years poll is close, so your vote can make the difference. Check your junk mail…it may have gone there…after the 20th, you will have until the 21.1.2011 to confirm before the voting lockdown and final filters are applied to come up with the most accurate and reflective vote ever!
18.1.2011: Which manager has tried to vote three times using different emails and slight variations in their name? Which club has turned to strategic voting…with votes mainly coming in for itself but mostly from emails that don’t exist?
15.1.2011: Votes are flooding in…but now 175 emails need to be confirmed. That translates to 41 votes for SuperMartXe, 15 for the Sydney Mardi Gras, 55 votes for Onyx, 31 votes for La Damence, 17 for HotWired, 15 votes for the Shadow Lounge, 31 for Matinee and 66 for LoveChild. It is more important more than ever to check your junk mail, then confirm or it won’t be added. That is why this is the most secure club poll yet…if an email is not physically confirmed it is considered as fake/spam/junk.
15.1.2011: While most of the scene DJs have voted, some of the ‘bigger names’ haven’t. In saying that. a few of those who have voted did not necessarily vote for the clubs they worked at indicating they aren’t moved by ‘club politics’….or had a ‘wish list’ of where they would like to play.
8.1.2011: 51 emails are needing confirmation…so check the JUNK BOX. Emails not confirmed will be considered false or fake and will be removed and or block. Stats show those those 51 email contain a potential 15 votes for SuperMartxe, 9 for As One, 21 for A:M, 8 for WE. 10 for B2B and 12 for La Damence….so make sure you confirm or loose your vote…the difference between winning and loosing first, second and even third!
29.12.2010: More tom foolery in our Club Poll, this time quite innocent, but for the more astute of you it was quite noticeable. Our club poll employs the strictest security which means less votes will registered over all as there are more hoops to jump through and cheating has been made virtually impossible. This means a more accurate result but with a lower vote count. Due to this the poll allows at ‘booster’ shot which will equally give all nominations an equal amount of votes. This is so that some nominations will not have a vote of zero and it ‘equally inflates the poll to pad it upwards. Boosters are common on some polls, as it encourages voting. We employed the booster, although by accident, by ticking ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’. Votes have been readjusted back down by exactly 20 votes to reflect the number of votes registered. We have set the boost to ‘0’ so it can not be accidentally added again. All births are messy, and with the new security measures we are still learning.
29.12.2010: BEYOND continues to lead the club poll as overall winner and best weekly club, A:M afterhours is a close runner up. The best bar so far is PROFILE, also clocking in 3rd overall beating super clubs like SuperMartXe is just outside the overall top 10 and second in the best monthly club, where the crown is currently worn by LoveChild. The best new event/bar/club is WE which is found at 8th place overall. Coming in at 17th place is the leading best International Party, Circuit Festival Barcelona. Best EVENT is AS ONE which stands strong 4th overall. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is Matinee, when under Oliver M won 3 years in a row, during the transition to Logan, fell from grace and now clocks in at 21 overall. Of course, anything can happen..so get VOTING!
22.12.2010: The promoters at BEYOND must have been jumping for joy when last years Best Overall Winner surged ahead with 100 votes beyond it’s nearest competition AS ONE. Cyber alarms rang wild here at SQHQ, as we run a comparison command between the small amount of votes (so far) that have been registered and the total votes on the poll; and then added filters and found out an input data error added a ‘1’ to Beyond’s current vote putting it into three digits…which is not really expected to happen until later on in the poll when the competition heats up. It has now be rectified to reflect the actual vote. If you don’t think Beyond deserves to win again, there is only one way to change that…VOTE!
17.12.2010: Quite a few promoters and DJs are getting their votes out of the way early the overall TOP 5 currently being 1. As One (event) 2. Beyond Afterhours (weekly) 3. A:M Afterhours (weekly) 4. LoveChild (monthly) 5. Barcode Soho (bar)
SQ CLUB POLL 2010 FAQS…
How Were These Clubs Nominated?
The clubs/bars and events listed in this club poll had to meet two criteria. First of all they have to be recommended by Seen Queen in 2010, that is, they have appeared or appear in our CLUB DIARY. Second, the club/bar/event has to be current, still running and in the case of events are planned for 2011. If your favourite club/bar/event is missing from our poll, that is because it did not meet one of these criteria.
Why Are There Different Categories In The Poll?
This year Seen Queen will awarding 6 different awards. There will of course be the overall winner (the club/bar/event with the highest number of votes) but we will also have the following CATEGORIES:
-Best Weekly Club (for clubs that are held on a weekly or bi weekly basis)
-Best Monthly Club (for clubs that are held on a monthly or bi-monthly basis)
-Best Bar (a venue is considered a bar if it licence closes before 3am, even if it has club facilities)
-Best Event (for clubs and events that are held on a less frequent basis than once every two months. This includes annual events. If a club is new and they have had a frequency that match this, r it will be considered an event for that year.)
-Best New Club/Event (these are marked by an ‘*’ and will be placed in this category. A club or event is listed as ‘new’ if it was first added to our Club Diary in 2010 and has not been in our diary prior) and
-Best International Event/Club (a club, party or event not held in the United Kingdom)
How Many Times Can I Vote?
You can select as many clubs/bars/events you like per vote. You can only vote once.
How Do You Stop People From Cheating?
You must already be on our mailing list to vote, so your vote will be matched with the email we are holding.
If you are not on our mailing list and you vote, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not respond in a reasonable time your vote will not be added and your email address may be blocked. Please check your Junk mail.
If you do respond you will be added to our mailing automatically. You can remove yourself by following the instructions on the first update email you receive.
We will be doing random email checks to confirm it is still active. IP addresses will also be stored, but no longer need to be unique…only your email needs to unique, followed by your First & Last name. On occasion we may ask you to veirfy yourself by checking your FaceBook account.
Why Hasn’t My Vote Been Added
Votes are not added live. Every voting form will be inspected to catch any duplications or IP inconsistencies. Most votes will be added within 24-48 hours once they have been registered. Some votes may be added later if the email the vote was received from needs to be verified.
This is our most secure poll top date…so we are looking out for some interesting results. Stay tuned!
What Will Be Done With My Email Address After I Vote?
If you are not already on our mailing list, by voting, you will be added to it. We subscribe to European Spam and privacy laws, so it will not be shared with anyone else and you can easily remove your email address from our mailing list after receiving our first ‘update’ email by following the directions at the bottom of that mail-out.
What Does The Winner Get?
The winning clubs will receive a CLUB AWARD LOGO which they can proudly display on their flyers and posters letting the world know they are London’s favourite club/bar/event/international club as voted by YOU. They will also be referred to in all editorial as ‘BEST CLUB/EVENT/BAR etc…
The overall winner will receive ‘visual’ exposure (or advertising) on Seen Queen until the end of March 2010 irrelevant of the category, while each category winner will receive one month free ‘visual’ exposure (or advertising) on Seen Queen (which is included in the ‘overall’ winners prize).
Remember, Seen Queen already only lists the ‘best of the best’ so this accolade means the winner(s) are at the top of thier field and a brand that can be trusted to deliver.
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