AJC Photo Contest – Vote For Your Favorite Hood!

Okay, I kind of think it’s a travesty that only two of the five finalists in the AJC’s I Love My Neighborhood Contest are intown Atlanta neighborhoods, but I’m just thankful that my own East Atlanta Village is in there. The other neighborhoods are in Acworth, McDonough, Marietta, and the ITP Castleberry Hill.

Acworth? Huh.

Best of all, Jessica King snapped a great pic of East Atlanta local personality The Sheriff.

You can vote once a day until they shut the poll down. Go East Atlanta!

6 Comments so far

  1. james (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    the eav is dominating the voting…..sweet.

  2. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    Something to consider: 90% of the metro Atlanta’s population lives OUTSIDE Atlanta’s city limits. About 500K in Atlanta. About 5 Million in the metro area.

    Something else to consider: Someone on EAV’s Yahoo Group is encouraging EAVers to stuff the ballot box.


  3. Annie (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    Andisheh – Agreed that having some OTP neighborhoods in the running is probably good business for the AJC, considering that the majority of their readership probably lives out there.

    Concerning the “Stuff the Ballot box” bit – there has been a ton of discussion on the EAV boards about this picture being in the contest. I think only one or two people mentioned “stuffing the box” (through using different browsers, deleting cookies, etc.) I also know (as I am on those message boards) that they have been asked not to do so by other people in EAV. We wouldn’t want a repeat of the 13 Roses tattoo van incident, in which East Atlantans were accused of cheating and their van was disqualified. (For the record, they weren’t cheating.) We want to win fair and square – And that includes voting once every day, which is allowed in the contest.

    We’re winning because we love our neighborhood, not because we cheated.

  4. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

    EAV is a great ‘hood. My point about the population is simply that intowners are heavily outnumbered. It makes an intown win less probable and more impressive.

    That said, these polls should always be taken with a grain of salt. Many years ago, me and a friend stuffed the ballot stuff of an AJC.com poll asking what women were planning to wear to the beach. You’d think that the overwhelming win for “Unitard” might have made them re-think their vote-counting system. Apparently, it has not.

  5. todd (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:53 am

    Oh well – think this contest is WAY over.

    In a matter of 12 hours, the Marietta neighborhood went from 3000 votes to 10,000+. Hmmm…I’m sure those are HONEST, HONEST votes.

    Multiple votes every second. Even at 3:00 in the morning! They sure are dedicated up there.

    I imagine the AJC Marketing department will be getting a few phone calls & emails this morning asking their tech-heads to look at the rate of incoming votes from Mayretta….

  6. Annie (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    Yeah, something smells fishy in Mayretta.

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