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namevoting

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name +‎ voting

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namevoting (uncountable)

  1. (demoscene) Voting for an entry in a demoscene competition because of its author or demogroup rather than its actual merits.
    • 1999, "eggbird", However.. (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos)
      there is always namevoting at a party. just dont enter a compo if you don't like that.
    • 2000, "Frans Bouma", Whoa, the namevoters were busy this weekend! (on newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos)
      how bad is the rest of the releases from evoke2000 democompo, because the haujobb demo was the overall winner! or is this again a true example of namevoting? How could such a demo win a democompo?

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