Results of Yuki vs Desu

Saimoe2006

It’s official, Yuki lost. Damn desu-tards. Now my only hope left is Fate-chan. Ganbare Fate-chan!

A summary of the official results:

仮確定
総投票数:3222レス 最終有効投票:#247-8

翠星石@ローゼンメイデン トロイメント 総有効得票 1704票
 一次有効票 2114票 不適切コード 410票

長門有希@涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 総有効得票 1518票
 一次有効票 2685票 不適切コード 1167票

有効コードがある票の順位
1位 1704票 翠星石@ローゼンメイデン トロイメント
2位 1518票 長門有希@涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱

Final Result:

Total: 3222 votes casted

No.1: Suisuiseki@Rozen Maiden [1704 votes (2114 votes in total, 410 fake)]
No.2: Yuki Nagato@Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu [1518 votes(2685 votes in total, 1167 fake)]

_INNNNNNBBBBOOOUUUUUUDAAAAA~~~~_

25 Comments

  1. meganeshounen Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    ’tis a sad day for the Haruhi-ists. Well, seems like Yuki held back on her godhax for now. Good luck to Team SHnY next year.

    And yeah, Feito-chan rox. :D

  2. tj han Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

    The whole thing is bullshit. How could Eri have lost? That result alone made this whole thing a farce. Lol.

  3. Michael Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

    YES. DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU
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    Suiseiseki > j00. Thus is the law of Rozen Maiden. :D

  4. Adun Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

    YES! Definitely a conspiracy. Who is Fate-chan going up against?

  5. bj0rN Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 12:23 am

    WTF?! YUKI HAS MORE VOTES BUT DUE TO FAKES SHE LOST. OMG!!! NAGATO HACKS TOO MUCH! HACK HACK HACK!

  6. abao Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 12:42 am

    why…. u_u

    why did Yuki lose u_u

  7. Haesslich Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 12:52 am

    I wonder how they determined fakes?

  8. robbie_icarus' Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 12:52 am

    YUKI NAGATO!

    sobs… how come she lose… darn~

  9. Doddy Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 2:01 am

    Yep, it’s official. This year’s Saimoe tournament will be won by Fate. There’s going to be too many angry Yuki fans (read: the majority of 4Chan) voting against Desu if such a final occurs.

  10. Sabas Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 2:14 am

    …I still have Shana, Chikaru, and Fate. As long as Desu loses, all will be fine for me. :D

  11. sagematt Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 2:27 am

    Desutards are pests that have to be exterminated. I hope Fate wins this then, but honestly, I don’t care anymore, as long as Desu loses.

    Way to make me hate a character I previously liked, damned desutards.

  12. cclragnarok Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 5:02 am

    @#&#* Desu! I can’t believe she beat BOTH Gin-sama and Yuki (probably my two favorites).

    Death ot the desutards!!!

  13. wontaek Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 5:11 am

    I consider lack of transparency caused by invalid votes to be a big probelm in SaiMoe. How do we know whether some of those invalid votes were actually legit votes? How come there are so many invalid votes and why is nothing being done to prevent that? The matchups and invalid votes all smell very fishy and seems to be aimed to making certain charcter, a winner. Suiseiseki won in Korean Moe Tournament with some controversies. I feel that same may happen in Japanese Moe tournament as well.

  14. Xellos-_^ Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 6:41 am

    The fact that all three of the major MoSH characters were place in the same block told me there Anti-Haruhist in the Saimoe organization. And RM had 4 character spread out over 3 blocks. Also How did Fate and Nanoha wind up in the same block.

    Smells damn fishy to me.

  15. wontaek Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 7:19 am

    That is why I believe that any tournament has to make it known how the matchups will be decided and how can outsiders verify the decision process to minimize the element of doubts. It is for this reason, announcing of seeds are important as well as how the seeds will be decided. I wrote something about his in AnimeNano Forum so please check if you are interested.

  16. Mark Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 8:24 am

    I don’t really have a clue how this competition works (the Japanese vote for the character they think is the moe-est?) but Fate will win. She has to. She’s awesome. ;P

  17. Haesslich Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 9:35 am

    Yeah, that’s what I’m worried about Wontaek – that they’re stacking the deck in favor of Rozen Maiden, and they’re structuring things (or, when necessary, flat-out lying) in order to make their chosen candidates win… especially since I’m trying to figure out how they ruled all those votes as fakes (given that the number of fakes were doubled in the Yuki vote versus Suisuiseki’s). Either that, or else everyone’s enchanted by the manga which presents Suisuiseki (at least initially) as a Mikuru-style pushover.

  18. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 10:21 am

    Well… we can’t help it. This is an internet-based free voting tournament. There’s bound to be a lot of foul play. It’s much much harder to employ really efficient error-checking methods in this age of proxies and TOR.

    Much more a bigger problem than that are the problem of biased officials, which is blatant if you see the groupings. As pointed out, SuzuHaru, the biggest phenomenom this year, had *ALL* three main heroines in the *SAME* group, pretty much fishy if you notice that no other series had the same problem.

    Plus, Desu and Junk, unarguably the two characters with the largest fanbase of one of the more popular moé titles, were in the same group as well. Not to mention as well as Nanoha and Fate, both in the same situation. One might construe as a mere coincidence of fate, two might almost be miraculous(and funny), but three just reeks of human intervention.

    I’m never taking anymore of this results as a true marker of popularity anymore. Perhaps we all should make our own (more transparent) version of Saimoe…..

  19. wontaek Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    >>> Perhaps we all should make our own (more transparent) version of Saimoe…..

    That is what I am proposing in AnimeNano Forum. The advantage of English community Popularity Contest is that many Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans, three biggest groups of the anime watcher in language, knows enough English to participate, and we have enough English speaking people who can handle other languages in order to create better help pages for people who are not confident with English. Here is the link to the forum

    http://www.animenano.com/forum/Anime+Discussion/Anime+Nano+Character+Popularity+contest%3F/1

  20. dkellis Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

    I suppose it’s true that one cannot easily believe something until one actually sees it personally.

    I had obviously heard before about all the “tactical voting” and “revenge voting” and such, but it was this matchup where I actually saw all the posts calling for people not to vote for Suiseiseki, but against Yuki. And after the results were posted, I also saw all the calls for people to vote against Suiseiseki, no matter whom she gets matched up with.

    This strikes me as being quite against the point of Saimoe. I’ve always believed that it’s a tournament where the criteria for winning was moe. Nothing more, nothing less. Voting against a character (rather than for the opponent) would thus imply that the character is seen to be not moe anymore… which I don’t think applies to any of the final eight.

    I believed that people would be able to put aside petty vindictiveness and uphold a sense of fair play and intelligent choices. Apparently I’ve been labouring under a misunderstanding all this time. My faith in human nature and the Saimoe tournament (or indeed, any Internet popularity poll) is rock-bottom right now.

  21. Skane Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 11:45 pm

    Since when did human nature shine? Life is like Black Lagoon, not Pokemon.

  22. Xellos^_- Said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 12:43 am

    dkellis,

    why did you ever to have any faith in human nature. I lost mine Haruhi knows when.

  23. Haesslich Said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 12:45 am

    dkellis: I suspect that many Suisuiseki fans voted ‘for’ Yuki in a way which invalidated a bunch of votes… which would explain the high number of fakes there (perhaps they had one or two Suisuiseki fans set up a macro to vote 50-100 times, for example)., or else they found another way to ‘invalidate’ a bunch of votes (perhaps because they all came from a certain part of North America, despite having different IPs and different ISPs, they considered it to be ‘one’ person even though the votes were spread out over six hours as would be considered normal, because they all happened in the wee hours on that side of the Pacific).

    Skane: Yeah. Right down to the loli abuse. :P

  24. wontaek Said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 3:42 am

    My proposal, that I made in AnimeNano Forum, of 12 characters per group, 4 votes per voter, and top 4 advance much reduces the possibilities of revenge vote and gives less room for tactical voting. This format can continue until we are down to less than 20 characters left. It is not as exciting and bloody as one-to-one tournament, but I believe it is the fairest way to discern the top 2 characters for the final.

  25. Spanky Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    How much more transparent can they make it? They randomized the draw for the main tournament by a process that could (and was) verified by 2chers. They randomized the block winners, again by a process that could be (and was) verified by 2chers. They post a list of valid codes within minutes of the close of every contest; AFAIK there haven’t been any complaints about someone claiming their valid vote was not counted. I don’t think it’s a perfect contest by any means, but transparency is not their problem.

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