For the past five weeks, Aubie has taken on and taken down each of his opponents in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. Actually, Aubie has done nothing but be his normal awesome self, while the victories have come due to fan votes. This week, a scary little bumble bee backed by the brains of a “Tech” school stands in front of him.
When I checked the votes on Tuesday, Aubie had a nice lead of 3,000 or so. I figured it would be another easy win considering that the Georgia Tech fanbase hasn’t always been the most committed to their athletics. However, when I checked yesterday, Buzz had not only passed Aubie but he had a lead of around 40,000.
I immediately called shenanigans. When he didn’t answer, I put it together that Georgia Tech is a school full of programming, hacking, number crunching nerds that could have easily found a way to automate their votes.
I tweeted something to that effect and a few minutes later, a loyal follower sent me some links to a Georgia Tech message board, StinGTalk.com. That’s cute, the ‘GT’ stands for Georgia Tech. In one of the posts, a user named “gtcompscientist” (typical), laid out his plan to get around the system and bring pure evil to this world:
Mass Voting for Buzz
After reading through the official rules of the Capital One Mascot Challenge, I’m sure this is legal. So, I decided to post it up in case anybody else wanted to get in on the action:This is all using an Android phone, I’m not sure if iOS is capable of this kind of thing…
– Pre-req #1: Unlimited Text Messaging, or a fat wallet to pay for overages.
– Pre-req #2: An SMS app that lets you Black list numbers (because every time you vote, you’ll get a text back as well, and that would be seriously annoying)
– I use Handcent: https://market.android.com/details?i…ndcent.nextsms
– Install SMS Scheduler: https://market.android.com/details?i…x.smsscheduler
– SMS Scheduler allows you to send a message once every 5 minutes, so I scheduled 5 so that it sends once a minute.
– To vote you text “Buzz” to 78257
– Blacklist 78257 so that you don’t get any alerts.
– Sit back and watch the votes fly at roughly 10k/week. (Which means you’ll also RECEIVE that many, so roughly 80k/month)
I have the Sprint Unlimited Data plan which I called to make sure there weren’t any hidden limits on my SMS messaging JUST IN CASE… ;)
As of now I’ve submitted roughly 2k votes this week alone.
In a later post, he told everyone that his number had been blacklisted by Capital One by using this approach, and that he would be working on a web version of his betrayal to society. Here’s what he came up with:
Re: It’s Buzz vs. Aubie! Vote for Buzz!!
Quicker voting online:
– Use Firefox
– Install User-Agent Switcher: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir…gent-switcher/
– Switch to iPhone 3.0 User Agent (Tools->Default User Agent->iPhone 3.0)
– Navigate to: http://m.capitalonebowl.com
– Click Vote
– Vote for Buzz
– Click Vote
– Vote for Buzz
Coming soon: App to do just that.
I don’t know about you, but I feel dirty just from reading that. The nerve…
So now Auburn fans, we have a choice. Do we take this lying down? Do we call and cancel our credit cards? Do we let this travesty occur? Or do we take what this “genius” did and use it against them since it’s technically not against the rules? One could argue that while it may have been pretty smart to figure this out, was it the smartest thing in the world to post it where other teams’ fans could do it, too? Doh!
The Auburn fanbase is vastly larger than that of Georgia Tech’s, and the deficit, which as of right now is 372,975, could be made up very quickly with these two approaches. I’m not telling you to do it, but I’m just gonna leave it right here in case you want to. If you would like to vote legally and morally, you can do so here.
Update: The cheaters won.
seriously. i hate tech so much
since when is being a nerd a bad thing?
According to Wikipedia:
Nerd is a term that refers to an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit. Nerds are generally considered to be awkward, shy and/or unattractive by most. Thus, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by others, or will tend to associate with a small group of like-minded people.
Since when is wikipedia a valid resource?
Wikipedia is actually becoming more and more of a valid resource.
becoming more valid != valid
One whose IQ exceeds his weight.
An individual persecuted for his superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy him.
A person who gains pleasure from amassing large quantities of knowledge about subjects often too detailed or complicated for most other people to be bothered with.
Often mistaken for Geeks, who aspire to become nerds, yet lack the intelligence, and end up giving nerds a bad name due to their poor social skills.
Non-nerds are often scared of nerds, due to their detailed knowledge, and therefore seemingly high levels of intelligence – and subsequently denegrate them as much as possible as often as possible.
Nerds exist covertly within the fabric of society, often choosing to ‘nerd it up’ in private or in the company of fellow nerds. It is for this reason they are feared the most – unlike geeks, who are easily identified, nerds can only be found out when casual conversation reaches a subject that they like nerding.
the group of people who will most likely make a life changing invention that will radically change the world. the computer was invented by a nerd. the macintosh/apple and windows were invetned by nerds. jocks and normal people have no claim to civilization except for being the hard labor. nerds actually do the thinking. so jocks, fuck you, and go eat your steroids
Auburn is smart enough to do the same thing. I know that there was an app for automatic computer votes for Aubie in the same competition in ~2004.
Well of course Auburn is smart enough to do the same thing… but do we feel the need?
2010 National Championship. No, we don’t feel the need. Let the nerds feel like they’ve actually contributed to something athletically (even though they are behind a computer/phone scree while doing this).
Lol how long until that title gets revoked? I say about a year.
Revoked? Are you serious, Clark? You gotta be either a tech or a bammer fan. Oh yeah, either way YOUR TEAM is the one currently on probation. lol
Why do the readers on this blog (and the writer!) consider being a nerd so bad? Sorry that our student body is intelligent and chose (in most cases) to pursue science and engineering.
And as far as being nonathletic, we have the best campus athletic facilities and I don’t know that I’ve ever been to the campus gym when it wasn’t crowded.
Why do nerds not understand sarcasm?
Your writing sounds sarcastic, but the comment doesn’t (or it was a poor attempt) and my response was mainly directed at it
You felt the need to blog and whine and cry about it. That’s hilarious enough.
I’m not whining about anything. We’re talking about a mascot vote here.
But accuse me of whining again and see if I don’t challenge you to a spelling bee just like that.
Man, he’s just trying to get a rise out of you. By taking the bait, you’re letting him (who’s probably a freshman, and thus unrepresentative of the school as a whole) get to you. Don’t fall for the trollbait. I know some guys at Tech, and trash like this isn’t representative. Stay classy! War Damn Eagle!
Obviously you are whining about it if the time was taken to write this damn “blog.”
BTW. This post I’m writing right now isn’t an accusation… It’s a fact. Grow up and stop being sore losers. Stop WHINING.
oh no, not a spelling bee… and over the Internet… what ever will we do if is comes to that?
IDK, I would say just about all Tech students know George P. Burdell.. Typically he is a good representation of the student body, just look up how many degrees he has already.
Considering this garnered 474 downloads before it was pulled, I’d say: YES.
Actually, I am not sure if most Auburn folks are smart enough…from first hand knowledge.
Georgia Teach fans do not feel like they have to win this competition they just have fun fooling around with technology and seeing what they can do with it.
We are smart enough to do it without creating an app. But I don’t know if it is worth it. But again, I don’t think Buzz is the only one getting pumped up. I think it is widespread in that contest.
Look at how many votes Buzz has compared to, not only Aubie, but everyone else!
You should probably make aubie aware. http://www.facebook.com/AubietheTiger01
Some people are blaming Bama.
Hmmm…when Georgia Power sends employees to grad school, they send them to Auburn. Tech gear is useless sans electricity. Disabling Metro Atlanta grid in 3…2…1…
They send them to Auburn cause most of them wouldn’t be able to get into Tech. And turning off our electricity would not effect our ability to vote by phone. And shutting down the Metro Atlanta grid wouldn’t do crap to Tech cause we are engineers, we have generators.
We use to have our own nuclear power plant on campus, I think we can manage restoring it in the scenario that we lose power.
I’m not sure who told you that, because the reactor was taken down in the late 1980’s. The building it was in is no longer at all related to a reactor.
Stick to CS, kiddo.
Method 2 is the same way you vote using the mobile website on the phone. Not really that dirty. Method 1 might be a little dirty though.
go tech – roll tide.. That’s about it.
Hahaha i love that you are using the GT imaginary student as your alias for this…
gracias – it seems appropriate as the AU fans are blaming Bama, tech, cheating, and everything else.. Wwwwooooooo ooooohhhhh I represent the faceless badges wwwwooooo ooooohhhhh hah
Actually, all you’ve done so far is make the other students from GT look bad. There’re actually closer GT blogs up about how you, VOTEFORBUZZ, and pretty much everyone on stinGTalk need to stop acting like freshmen and be more like Tech men and women.
So, we don’t like what you’re doing, and your school feels like you’re still acting like high schoolers. I’d be embarrassed instead of bragging about it, if I were you.
now now, no need to be judgmental.. the actions on the individual in no way reflect the student body as a whole.
I think Kyle was pretty clear that he’s talking to the student representing GPB.
I don’t see how the second method is in any way dirty…
There’s no difference between doing the second method and using an iPad/iPhone/Android device to vote, especially if you’re using a fast wireless internet instead of a mobile network…
The first method is quite a lot more iffy, but it’s still not clearly denied by the rules unless you’re fully scheduling them. A lot of people seem to be using QuickSMS or the like, which just sends a block of so many texts at a time. Also, his method doesn’t make sense (I just checked) and Android phones will only let apps send 100 texts/hour.
If they’re using the 100/hr apps, they can only be getting 2400 per day per person. Since they got like 400,000 in one day, they’d have to have over 150 people pressing the send button every hour. More realistically, they probably have HUNDREDS of people pressing send every few hours, though, I guess…
But your headline is misleading. Saying “Georgia Tech” is cheating is very different than saying there are students at Georgia Tech who’re willing to cheat. I know people here are doing the same mess, and you even went as far as to request they did. This really isn’t the Auburn Way to do things.
By the Auburn way, do you mean paying people to help you win?
Roll Tide! Sting ’em Buzz!
If you’ll recall, your title was taken away for paying players. Ours wasn’t.
Mark Ingram – my family used to own yours. No, I don’t feel a bit of guilt. Please quit using my family name in association with yours; Ingram and loser should never be tied together. You’re welcome to take an African surname of your choice. Thanks.
Just thought I’d leave this here, from Aubie’s FB Page:
Bruce Perry – get the sms scheduler by lylynx for you smart phone. set up 21 messages (Aubie to 78527) at 5 minute intervals and let er rip.
That would put you at exactly 249 votes an hour
I’m also impressed that you managed to applaud our intellect, deride our method, make an app that gets pulled from the Android market and then complain that there is no way that a school with a hugely active alumni base would ever be able to get votes
(plus, aubie has fleas)
You guys are making me lose respect for Tech alums and students alike. And I have been a life long Tech fan.
I have been a Tech fan too, and many of my friends from home go there. Thankfully they’re not representative of the ugly side of the fan-base that I’ve been seeing this week and I hope to forget the things I’ve seen BOTH sides say to each other. Insults over a mascot challenge are just rude.
Yeah? Well I tend to support auburn when they aren’t going against Tech for something, but I’m losing respect for auburn people too with all the accusations of cheating and being downright dirty with comments made about our school. We all worked hard to get into our respective schools and every school has a fan base. Tech is no exception. We have the spirit and stamina to go out and support our beloved Buzz. Stop bashing us and accusing us of being cheaters.We aren’t five-year-olds….come on now. Grow up, stop whining, and stop being a sore loser. This goes for everybody.
I agree with seeing the bashing on both sides, hence why I said “I hope to forget the things I’ve seen BOTH sides say to each other.” My two closest friends go to Tech (unrelated: they’re in band too!) and I know how hard they’ve worked and how much they love their school. It’s the same way here. I don’t want to bash anyone (except maybe Alabama) and I was just pointing out that it’s lame to make such a fuss over a mascot challenge. However this week is won, I have no doubt that it will be due to legitimate loyalty and support for their team and school.
The voice of reason!
Thank you, haha
Just saying, I am a member of stinGTalk from when my brother went there(GT) and vouched for me to get an account because I wanted to go there for the longest time (changed my mind after getting accepted though). And the posts on the stinGTalk are so much more “dirty” than anything I have seen about Tech. Jokes about Alabamans (even though many students are from out of state), cheating as well, being unintelligent, and even as far as making a joke about poisoning Toomer’s Corner. So I have seen the pictures of y’alls auto vote bots that are now taken down. You might not be cheating but fans on your side are without a doubt using non-human voting programs. Thus breaking the rules. And I am sure there is one for Aubie out there but not on our forums(that I have seen). So these accusations have backing ma’am.
Actually, the SMS autovoters are just as illegal. As such, we’re cheating just as badly. They just got more people in on the scam.
Georgia Tech also has a computer bot voting. Someone posted the link in their Class of 2015 Facebook page. Isn’t that kind of dirty?
Most definitely. But the clean voting fans are too blind to see it and say our accusations are unfounded.
If you look in the source, all it does is go to the mobile website and press refresh over and over. I really doubt that works.
Also, their implementation there is not really a bot. It doesn’t go out and autoclick a mess of times. It actually limits it to a human rate, if you look at it. It does less than the number of texts allowed per hour.
Also, since stinGTalk had the source, if someone wanted, we could copy their automater. But again, the thing’s a LOT slower than the Firefox/Safari methods posted about above.
@Kyle concerning the second method. . . .
It was mentioned that he had 5 scheduled to send every 5 minutes. This means he is sending 60/hr. (under the 100/hr limit of android) The scheduler is also the more likely choice over the “QuickSMS” thing you mentioned. You just have to schedule it and leave it alone.
Also, I agree with the fact that we should not be calling them out on this. It’s extremely obvious both sides are using these types of programs. Georgia Tech just has a larger number of people who participate in this practice.
I DID say that saying they have some cheaters is different than saying they are a school full of cheaters :D
I agree with you, though. And if CapitalOne decides to pull these votes (from BOTH sides, even!), I’m perfectly fine with it. Anyone doing it should know there’s a risk when using… shady… techniques!
I emailed Capital One. They said they try to take away all illegal votes. But it doesn’t look like they are making progress.
Hahaha you really tried to email capital one?
Damn, are we still in 3rd grade?
Just bringing it to their attention. They took down GTs method of voting on the mobile version of the site from a browser.
Just tried it. Mobile site voting still works fine…
Or maybe they did remove all the illegal votes and we have more legit votes for buzz then yall have for aubie…
Perhaps the reason that Tech hasn’t had a meaningful season in as long as I can remember is that they care to much about promotional nonsense being sponsored by outside commercial interests. Of course if I was faced with the prospect of watching Tech playing football on Saturdays, I would probably look for as many distractions as I could as well.
Updyke, two questions:
Tech’s current season?
Auburn’s current season?
Seriously? Let’s take a look at their schedule shall we…?
While I think we can all agree their schedule is cream puffs and rainbows, they DID break Alabama’s long-standing record while playing Kansas. I think we can all similarly agree that making ‘Bama lose at things is awesome.
Get out of here. SEC is where it is at. Tech doesn’t play anybody except Clemson.
Tech has 5 SEC championships and left the SEC because of the blatant cheating put up by Alabama along with the relatively weak conference with absurdly low education standards. When we joined the ACC, it was because it had (and is finally starting to show) a lot of potential and some of the highest academics in the country. Similarly, the SEC has had rather more infractions against it, Auburn included. Fairley? Newton? Fulmer Cup rankings?
Georgia Tech got “busted” for “not cooperating with an investigation”, which they’ve pretty well proven to be the NCAA being butt-hurt over not finding anything wrong with Tech.
So total legitimate infractions for Tech? 1. In the early 1990’s. Auburn’s had a dozen in the past year. And that’s how the SEC rolls. The thugiversity of georgia, Alabammer, gamecrocks, and F.U.niversity are all the ones that “win” and they are the same ones that are known for blatant cheating nationwide.
Excluding myamee, the only thing ACC schools tend to have are academic violations.
But yeah, SEC wins a lot of football titles.
It is great that you talk about NCAA violations. Tech got hit. FSU was recently hit. UNC, and Miami are about to get completely devastated. Yeah, the ACC has a record there to be proud of.
@AUstudent: Correction: Some student made a “bot” (they actually made an executable .jar file, which isn’t a bot in any sense of the word).
The jar file simply goes to the “thanks for voting” mobile website screen and refreshes the page. Which doesn’t seem to vote (I tried it last hour, refreshing over 10,000 times that hour using a Firefox add-on).
Instead of whining, we need to realize they DO have a very technology-based fan base and they are willing to vote like crazy. What’s going on is implausibly human, not impossibly. And since we’re twice their size, we can use the mobile method described to catch up this weekend. It’s doable, it’s just gonna be hard!
WDE! GO AUBIE!
Okay okay! Geez. I was simply quoting the GT student who posted the link. They called it a bot. I know nothing about all of that. But when I clicked on the link they posted, it voted 5 times during the few seconds I had it open. But whatever. It’s all good.
Sorry! I didn’t mean to come off as upset or anything!
Also, they posted the code to it. It says it’s voting, but it’s very iffy if it is at all. Changing the code to vote as quickly as possible, and swapping it for Aubie didn’t seem to make Aubie’s count change at all (with it voting like 10,000 times per hour) compared to how the votes had been rising.
The count changes in batches. You have to test over time.
It’s still running. Aubie is still falling farther behind.
probably cause they started using the bots earlier. . and the usage of their bots is probably spreading. At this point, it doesn’t matter what we do. Unless we get the entire student body running bots and sharing the links with all their friends.. It isn’t going to change anything.
I think a big part of it is that many of the people using “bots” (they aren’t bots) to vote for Buzz are at Auburn. The Aubie Facebook page has a bunch of links to a .jar file that votes for Buzz. I know people are downloading it.
It’s also Capital One going for the whole stupid American Idol ‘let everyone vote as many times as they want so we can brag how many millions of votes were cast’. If it really mattered, they’d allow one vote per IP or phone # and the average fan could probably manage to cast up to maybe 10 votes.
If there were enough people using these voter bots, it would actually be considered a DDoS attack.
We can get them back with their own medicine. This is the same thing they’re doing, but it votes for Aubie!
@kyle…is your last name davis?
Not even close. Do I remind you of someone?
What’s that? 400k votes down? If this doesn’t matter to you guys, why are you posting all these angry blogs about it?
This would be one blog.
As someone who has some pretty close friends at Georgia Tech, I have to say you’re misrepresenting them fairly well. Which is pretty bad considering you’re also ruining one of their greatest traditions with George P. Burdell.
For me it is more of a technical challenge I want to figure out. If an internet vote is exploitable it will be exploited. It was only a matter of time. The reason their count increases so fast now is likely because the method has probably gone viral on the GT campus.
From some friends of mine over at Tech, the students are apparently really getting into voting. It’s very possible the autovote systems are being handed out, but it seems that they are mostly aware of the “Safari/Firefox” method, which is similar to the second method in the original post. Instead of clicking vote->vote, you can apparently click vote, then a back button (like backspace on the keyboard) so that you can vote almost 2 times per second with fast Internet.
Either way, we need a lot of momentum if we’re gonna try to come back.
The number of students voting is somewhere between 25 and 1000.
I have friends in the GT marching band. There are literally thousands voting. I know the GPB meme, you’re not funny, and you’re stupid. I’m used to better from tech.
Since when was using smart techniques to boost school spirit a bad thing? I’m sorry you Auburn folks are not as savvy with voting and using the technology you have at hand. And how can you say you have twice the fan base? You take a regional poll and forget to vote for Aubie? If that fan base is true, vote. Although I’m not sure which mascot you should vote for, cause all I hear from the Auburn fan base is “War Damn Eagle” which is clearly not Aubie the Tiger. You should lose because you can’t even pick which mascot is more important in cheering. You are the TIGERS. Forget the eagle and vote. GO JACKETS!
Well that took longer than I thought it would. 52 comments before a Tiger/Eagle one makes the list? I thought you Tech guys were quicker than that…
most of us are too damn busy to give a crap about a pathetic sore loser auburn person whining about how they’re losing. and…..there are GIRLS here. like me??
So why exactly are you on here commenting if you’re too busy to give a crap?
Just a thought.
ever heard of multi-tasking? going to Tech makes you good at it.
Okay. Sorry. It was just confusing because in your post you made it seem like you were above giving a crap about this. Which clearly you aren’t since you are on here doing just that.
no I still don’t give a crap, I’m just defending my school. you can’t say that you wouldn’t do the same.
Oh I feel you! This is beyond ridiculous! It’s a mascot challenge! I mean I adore Aubie and all, but people are losing their minds over this stuff. And I respect defending your school, I really do.
There aren’t any other women like Auburn women! War Eagle. GT is trolling so hard. What exactly are you defending your school from?? The only ones that were attacked were the ones on here talking trash…kind of like you right now.
where the hell are you coming from? This conversation ended last night.
You obviously haven’t met any GT women. I know the ratio here is bad, but good ones do exist. You’re talking to one?
And I’m defending my school from being accused as cheaters. Have I not said that already?
lol it’s like come on…. quit being whiny five-year-olds. grow up already. it’s just a contest. not your life.
you accuse one of being immature yet you come on a message board of a team you care nothing for just to flame the fan base of said team. interesting. sounds legit.
I came on here after hearing from friends that my school was being bashed. I came to defend my school and support them. Did I not just say that? Or have you not learned to read?
Ok, so, it’s a contest…big flippin deal, right? You don’t give a crap, right? Oh, I get it. So, it’s no big deal and you don’t give a crap. But you come on here and troll for at least 5 hours. BTW, AUgirl could whip you in a brawl…just saying.
I multi-tasked while doing homework. I didn’t sit here just waiting for someone to post. I occasionally checked it after getting many email notifications about responses. And yes, I really don’t give a crap about the contest. I love Buzz. But at this point, I don’t care anymore.
And how the hell would you know? You don’t know me.
Sorry this took so long. Been away from my computer for a while. And I know plenty of GT women, and they don’t compare to the fine ladies I have met here. I grew up going to GT games and visited the school numerous times cause I lived thirty minutes away. And I know that is what you say you are doing. But you guys admitted to cheating (I put that in my post). And if you were such a fine lady then why are you on here talking so much crap?
I’m sorry, you are going to need to prove correlation between talking crap on the Internet and not being a “fine lady”
@ WDE T:
Considering the number of women at the school have tripled in the past 3 years, I’d say you have no idea what you’re talking about.
You’ve proved your ignorance. Please don’t make us look worse by pretending you’re representative of the school.
For the tech troll that stated AU has two mascots: Don’t you guys have something about a “choo choo train” along with your bug? I won’t take you as a tech student, though since you didn’t appear to know that.
We all need to chill – it’s a mascot contest. I for one am astonished at how entitled and arrogant these GT fans are coming across. Some seem as bad as Bammers, only with more education and less wins.
What do you mean by “choo choo train”? Do you mean the Wreck (a Ford Model A Sport coupe) or the M-Train (a reference to becoming a management major because it’s easier than engineering)?
Oops, didn’t see that there were responses about it outside the comment thread! :)
A choo choo train? Is that what they call an automobile in the foothills of Opelika? Maybe one day you’ll get to ride in one WDZ!!
Either that or you must be an underclassman since you apparently haven’t taken the advanced Auburn class that teaches you the difference between a car and a plane.
When was the last time Auburn beat GT?
“Don’t you guys have something like a “choo-choo train” along with your bug?”
I mean, there’s the M-train and I do (I wonder if html works here…) suppose it makes some people at tech quite happy, but I don’t think it could be considered a school mascot.
On-topic, this whole vote competition is silly. I’m disappointed that we’re stooping to such dishonorable levels to win something this trivial. (That’s not to say that it would be okay if it were actually important.) I hope we lose. That way at least we won’t have been the worst of the offenders.
My apologies and thanks for the correction. It was the car I was referring to. And like that car, our eagle isn’t as much as a mascot as it is a tradition.
You hit the nail on the head in regards to the competition and our attitudes, though. It seems like both side are regressing to their in-state rivals.
“Georgia Tech message board, StinGTalk.com. That’s cute, the ‘GT’ stands for Georgia Tech.”
I find this funny. You make a sarcastic comment about the name of a Georgia Tech forum when this website is called War Blogle. StinGTalk was at least a halfway decent attempt to be clever while trying to be relevant. War Blogle is just a bastardized attempt at trying to impose the word ‘blog’ into something Auburn related. It doesn’t fit at all.
Oh yeah? Well the only movie you’ve made that I even remotely enjoyed was Identity. So there…
lol. I’m a tech fan but this hilarious.
No comeback from “John Cusack”? lol.
You seem to think we care about making movies…
We do care about making movies. What do you think the CM major is for?
Herp derp derp derp derp? Derp derp?
Jeez, bro, you’re seriously making the rest of us look stupid by posting inane comments that are irrelevant or mistaken. Please, for the love of Buzz, stop.
Was a comeback necessary when “The WarBlogler” didn’t even address the point I was actually trying to make?
Maybe we should stop talking about Ga Tech and start voting for Aubie…
BTW… the second method listed in totally legal and quite clever.
I hate the bashing between these two groups, I have friends both at Auburn and Tech who are good people. But the stuff you’re saying here is hurting what i think of their reputations…thanks a lot. btw I’m a tech fan, and i’m voting for aubie. WAR DAMN BUZZ
and at the end of the day…none of this matters. #wareagleanyway
First of all, War Damn Eagle.
Secondly, Goooooooooooooo Dawgs! Sick’ em! Ruff Ruff Ruff Ruff Ruff Ruff
Get back to work, before your GT boss fires your ***.
Reggie Ball beat Auburn twice.
That is all.
This is just cruel.
Really, it is.
Why is it that the GT Nerds are on this blog trying to cause a stir? That GTchick – whoever she is – is quite annoying.
BTW, Nerd is a bad thing if you stick to the classic definition: a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person or an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit (Websters Dictionary). I’m thinking GTtrumpetgirl is the first definition given for Nerd…just a guess.
So, we’re whining? Big deal, it’s been done before. It’s a slow week for The WarBlogle (which is a pretty clever name, chick…as is the Stingblog or whatever GTs is). So, now, you’re whining about us whining and now I’m whining about you whining…just go back to your metro school.
No, actually I’m calling you guys sore losers. grow up. and yes, I can be quite annoying….glad you noticed :)
Welcome to the Internet, you must be new here.
Trolls, that is all.
I have never commented on this site, or very many sports blogs at all, but I just have to say that GT Trumpetgirl is probably hideously ugly, inside and out.
wow. you’ve never met me, asshole. fuck you.
woah, woah, woah…can you fuck me instead? Tech doesn’t give me the opportunity to associate with women
haha we do exist! i promise! :) and….no. sorry.
I second your comment and implore you to not hate all GT fans. Not all of GT students are elitist jerks like the ones I have seen on here. Many GT fans are just like any other college football fan. They love GT just like we (or I if you are not an Auburn fan) love Auburn (well maybe not that much but you get my meaning).
that is the only reason why I am on this blog. I love GT and will defend it and myself. I only turn into a bitch when people who have never met me try to insult me. :)
Awbarn computers no work good llike dem citie boyz.
First, that bee is hideously ugly. And second, these GT/bammer fans posting on this Auburn blog repeatedly are in serious need of lives.
or were sent the ling by someone at auburn, and are currently procrastinating.
Buzz has won America’s Favorite Mascot for like 5 years now. He’s internationally known. He skydives onto the field sometimes.
Aubie has a bobble head, which is adorable. I don’t watch football for adorable.
Where did you get that he won it five years now? Though thank you for being respectable and trying to keep your fellow students the same way. I admire that. War Eagle and THWG
You see, WB? Now you know how SBB gets all of his views.
Aubie may win, Aubie may lose, but either way GT Trumpetgirl is still ugly.
sure, if you say so. you don’t know me and have never seen me. glad you can judge me :) have a nice day jerk.
Omg, wow!!! Tech fans have nothing better to do in life than troll on an Auburn blog? Stay classy there Tech.
FYI, no one on this site gives a crap about why Tech left the SEC. Tech means nothing to us.
You’re right. Except that GT had just as many SEC championships as Auburn in 2004 – ignoring that we left the SEC over 40 years earlier. Keep up the good fight though.
It doesn’t matter what you do, Tech is going to win this battle. Yeah we’re nerds, but it definitely comes in handy some times.
There will be a rematch. In the playoffs. Hopefully capital one has fixed all this crap by then.
UPDATE: GT Buzz is up to 1 million + votes, almost doubling the vote total for Aubie.
Which also means that Buzz is AT LEAST 10x ahead of any other mascot. Easy to spot this outlier.
Really? How far is Auburn ahead of everyone else? There are two outliers here methinks.
Between “choo choo train” and calling Buzz a bee, I have lost faith in the education of anyone in Alabama. And yes, I sure am pathetic for commenting on a blog that calls us cheaters because we used our brains and out smarted the “double fan base”. Besides, as a Tech student and fan (also the one who was called a troll because I insuted your dual mascoting), I actually like Auburn. You guys consistently beat U(sic)GA, which is a massive plus, and are much less annoying than Alabama fans who don’t know the meaning of being spirited more than just being obnoxious. But might I remind the people who complain we are trolling this blog, that the information came from OUR blog, and there is plenty from you guys there too. It’s a competition, and may the better mascot win. Oh, and I mean Buzz cause we cheat better than you :)
@Auburn fans: Don’t listen to this fool. Most of us aren’t like this idiot.
@Woyg,ymms!: So you’re fine with prejudice, you’re fine with misrepresenting the school’s spelling of u[sic]ga (notice it’s all lowercase. And always is), and the info they got isn’t from our blog. stinGTalk is commonly considered utter trash due to the lack of maturity, the stupidity, the number of freshman, and the all-around-inability-to-shut-their-collective mouths.
stinGTalk made public a small used method of cheating on a PUBLIC site. Pointing them out and claiming they represent us is utterly embarrassing. It’s almost offensive. I implore you to STFU and go back to homework, which I can GUARANTEE (as a fellow student) you need to do.
Wipe, stop making excuses, it makes you look pathetic. You have no idea how the education is here, and I live close enough to have moved into GA and wouldn’t EVER in life put my kids in that crap-filled system. My kids get a top-notch education here in Alabama, and they actually test higher than their peers in GA. Try to keep on the subject of you’re a troll and need to get a life. Oh and please don’t start whining about, Auburn fans are trolling too. I mean, are you four? Two wrongs don’t make a right.
As a non-Georgia resident attending GT. I have to admit the Georgia public school systems aren’t the best. It doesn’t make any difference though. I’ve always respected Auburn for having some of the best fans in the SEC. Growing up watching SEC football, I went to many games from where I’m from, and Auburn has to have some of the best fans hands down. As he said, you guys also be u(sic)ga on a regular basis. That makes us extremely happy. Happy enough to forget all this mess. Go Jackets, and War Eagle.
Tiem, thank you for reminding us that not all Tech fans are here to start trouble, demean our team, fans, and mascot.
I watch you guys all the time and typically cheer for Auburn on any given Sat (obv GT fan by name). That said, it’s pretty striking there’s so much of an uproar that we are “cheating.” It’s a contest that allows everyone to vote more than once!! How is it cheating to do just that? Y’all have 5x more votes than the 3rd place team. Yet we are the only ones who are “cheating.” If we are “cheating,” so are y’all. We are just better at it apparently. When you have 650k votes, and LSU and uga have a combined 50k, something is obviously up too. Let’s stop the cheating accusations, sack up, let the best mascot win, and we’ll see you boys/gals in the finals of the playoffs.
I must say, I find it ironic, that you keep posting that you don’t care and yet here you are. Drop it move on, find something else to do.
I’m defending myself and my school. Not randomly making my own posts about something different. like you.
I find your name ironic….because you’re the idiot among us.
Trumpet, first I didn’t post that I knew you, I don’t have to know you to read the remarks you posted about you don’t care. Furthermore, I am a bitch, not an asshole. Your insults just show that you are very immature and need to grow up a lot and maybe get some class before posting again.
Don’t you have a game tomorrow, go learn your sheet music. Buh bye now.
IDGAF what you are. I have class, I’m not immature, and everyone has growing up to do. I know my music. and yes, we do have a game tomorrow. Thanks for caring :) asshole.
Ohhhh, did you come up w/ that all on you own?!?! You aren’t in the “US”, you are a troll who can dish it but can’t take it, that’s ironic.
I actually know what’s going on, unlike you, I called the people out that I was talking to. I didn’t look like a idiot an randomly post trash to any and everybody.
You have NO class honey are you wouldnt be trolling and starting little arguments you are too ill-equipped to handle.
You insulted us first. Good grief, you need help. Serious, serious help. And let me inform you, you haven’t seen bitch. I am by far the best at it.
I beg to differ honey. I can be quite good at being a bitch. You’re the one starting THIS arguement and I’m not “ill-equipped” as you claim. I don’t know why you would say I can’t it, because I’m taking it, defending myself, and still dishing it out. On multiple threads. Because there are many things I have to say. not “random trash.”
And right. I have no class. If you say so :)
I insulted you first? Um, have you not read my posts? I defended my school and myself. How the hell is that insulting?
I really wish your opponent realized how to click “reply” instead of making a new post every time. Idiotsamongus proved that s/he is just that.
I can read, and I do remember you calling me an asshole first, since you can’t defend yourself or your school w/out throwing little insults, you brought all of it on yourself.
Go blow you trumpet, you need something else to do other then play computer attack on Auburn fans.
Grow up and have nice night.
you called yourself a bitch before I called you anything offensive. and nah, I’m good. I’ll have plenty of playing to do tomorrow. :)
have a good night :)
wow. you’ve never met me, asshole. fuck you.
sure, if you say so. you don’t know me and have never seen me. glad you can judge me :) have a nice day jerk.
I responded to these posts, b/c you were randomly spouting off at the mouth. So next time keep your insults to yourself, or learn to post a answer to someone correctly.
I called myself a bitch after the first remark you posted calling me an asshole. Thanks :)
I now hate GT fans
October 7th, 2011 – 09:58
I have never commented on this site, or very many sports blogs at all, but I just have to say that GT Trumpetgirl is probably hideously ugly, inside and out.
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October 7th, 2011 – 19:34
wow. you’ve never met me, asshole. fuck you.
So I love how you have to keep changing your alias. I called “I now hate GT fans” an asshole and “WarDamnAubie” a jerk. Not the current alias “Idiotsamongus” I’m talking to. And only after being called “hideously ugly”, which… I’m not :)
And those two posts you have up there that I responded to (not randomly spouting off at the mouth) are both defending myself after being called ugly by someone who doesn’t know me. Insults were thrown at me first. I can call someone a jerk or an asshole after that. The whole freedom of speech thing.
I just played my trumpet after the Horse today. Now we’re gonna lose to dook. yay!
um. actually, no I didn’t. cuz I’m not an idiot :) way to steal my alias.
Gary was here! Ash is a loser!
“They’re not making a big deal about the “Auburn way”, which is apparently to promote cheating on a university Facebook page while mocking anyone who is from another fan base. That’s about par for the course for them. ” – gtphd @ stingtalk
He has a point
“They’ll see what cheating actually looks like if they start to pass us.” – gtzulu @ stingtalk
Again, stinGTalk is commonly considered rubbish. PLEASE stop trying to make Auburn fans think we’re like the idiots on stinGTalk. They ACTIVELY retard the student body here, and a lot of them are like ugag fans (they never went to the school).
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Tech nerd, you’re really making yourself look an ignorant, arrogant, fool.
You and you’re cronies point is moot, it’s the pot calling the kettle black. On Aubie’s page Tech fans get on and act like asses, exactly what you’re doing now. Tech is the one that posted about how to cheat the Capital One voting system, not Auburn. And we do know what cheating looks like, that’s how your mascot is leading. Your fans don’t care, if they did you would be able to fill up a stadium for a game. Thanks. Have a nice day.
You seem to be of the opinion that I care what you think
Guys, if you’re going to be classless children, don’t put GT in your name please. You’re making the rest of us and by extension, our school, look bad. (People from auburn probably feel the same about you auburn guys too.) On the bright side, at least this blog post seems to be dying down…
Fine, new name to your liking?
You leave yourself open to opinions when you decided to troll and post ingnorance on an Auburn blog. So I can and will give my opinion all I want. If you don’t like it, go troll elsewhere.
oh you can give your opinion all you want… free speech and what not, just know I don’t actually care what you think
Since you took the time to read and comment back, I suspect you do care.
Anon, I was commenting from my IPhone, I could not click reply, to the person. It’s on mobile theme. So, thanks for assuming and making an ass out of yourself.
I honestly wonder how many of the Georgia Tech guys commenting on this post have ever seen an adult female naked. In person, not on the computer. It cannot be over 50%
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