After half an hour or so, I went back to see that not only had I been taken but there was only a couple votes remaining. Of course! It was #2 All Time "shallowmike" who had taken the "challenge". We all know his alleged reputation for "helping" the vote along, so I checked over at my statcounter.com account. Sure enough, the screenshots tell the tale. [click for larger image]
Well, you guessed it, he "won". The little fella must have gotten tired from voting so much.
Interesting to note the previous battles for each:
I guess "shallowmike" feels the pressure from contenders coming up behind him in the rankings and doesn't trust the "quality" of his posts to earn votes. Thank you, statcounter.com, for making it so easy to catch such blatant mischief.