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This is our help page. As I notice people come up with questions, I will archive the answers on this page. If you have a question, please post it on our Facebook page and one of us will try and get to it as soon as we can. Thanks for understanding.

  1. Why does my link from last month not work anymore?
  2. How do I have less votes today than yesterday?
  3. It isn't counting my votes?
  4. Why make it into a stupid popularity contest?
  5. What do we get if we hit number 1?
  6. When will this end?
  7. Who is this for?
  8. Why should we care?

  9. Is there a way for active drinkers to keep their same link?
  10. Can't you make it re-set the votes but not the drinker's link?
  11. The drinker *** has an ad at the *** website!
  12. Why did you make us read all this crap?

Why does my link from last month not work anymore?

Because people sign up for link trades and forget about it. So we wipe it clean of inactive links every month (at the start of the month). Unless you are an active link trade and have more than zero points. Then we like you and everything stays the same as it ever was. However, this is done by a bot. Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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How do I have less votes today than I did yesterday?

To make sure no one floods the chart and blocks everyone else from having a chance, we have the automated system cut everyone's votes by 10% evenly every night. So to stay on the chart you have to keep getting votes. It's better to just send a few votes everyday then a flood in one day. Yes votes do in fact cross over from month to month (other than the daily reduction and the monthly culling). Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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It isn't counting my votes?
To prevent cheating, we only allow each IP# to have one vote per day. The problem with that of course is that many homes have several computers, but only one IP number. We also have many people who do their web surfing at work, they work in a building with sometimes 100's of computers, and only one IP#. Yes, we know this may not be fair to only count the first vote that happens for the day from these types of situations, but the only other choice we have is to leave it wide open. We have tried to leave it wide open like that before and we ended up with nothing but a ton of bots flooding our system with multiple votes. Then the only people who win are the ones with servers and programing skills that know how to set up those votting machines. We think that is even less fair. The system will tell you if your vote was counted or not. If it tells you the vote didn't count, that means it has not been a full day since you voted last time. Trust us on this one. We have used this script for years, so it's pretty tested. Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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Why make it into some stupid popularity contest?
Well, because most people are lazy and expect things to fall on their laps. Seriously, this is simply meant as a community of fans. However, we have no issue with people using this to promote. They just have to work for it. You link to us and we in turn link back to you. You send us traffic and we in turn send traffic back to you by placing you higher on the chart. It is all automated and no human is involved (other than the programmer who created the script).

Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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What do we get if we hit number 1?

Seriously, this is simply a link exchange. You link to us and we in turn link back to you. You send us traffic and we in turn send traffic back to you by placing you higher on the chart. It is all automated and no human is involved (other than the programmer who created the script).Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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When will this end?

No plans for it to end at this time. Since this is fully automated it takes me no time to keep going. Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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So you just want regular people?

Yes! People who enjoy our show is who we want. It's ok if you have something to promote, but it is fine if you don't. This is not about promotion as much as it is about our community of viewers. Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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Why should we send you traffic?

If you love the show, this is one way to interact with the community of viewers and whiskey drinkers. If you are here to promote, why should we help you? You help us, then we help you.

Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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Why should we promote your podcast?

If you enjoy the show, helping it grow increases the chance we keep doing it. Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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Will we be able to vote on an app soon?

Although we are thinking about an app, we are still too small to pay for one. Help us grow more and maybe we can pull it off? Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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There is a link that has an ad at the *** website!

This is not cheating. Why would we tell drinkers to not promote their link? We encourage viewers to promote their link. We get a few people saying, "But it counts it as a vote as soon as you click the ad". That would be no differant than the links we make for the drinkers in the 'Toolbox' section. We only consider it cheating if you hack the system in some way to get votes. Promotion is not cheating, it is the whole point. Good luck everyone!

Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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Why did you make me read all this crap?

These are the most common asked questions. This saves me time. Also, did I twist your arm? No? Then stop your crying already. This place is for people with their big boy panties on.

Go to our Facebook page if you have any further questions.

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