[A]Online polls and computer behavior[A]

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Let'sgoflying!, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    So I just happened to notice that when you go to a news website and, for example take a poll, somehow your computer remembers you were 'there'. If you go back and try to take the poll again (as in two family members, one computer.....or any other innumerable reasons) the site says, 'nuh-uh, buddy - you can't vote again'.
    However, if you go to Tools>Cookie Manager and delete the cookie, you can indeed go back and vote again! ...er let your other family members vote. Maybe you have friends with no computer who need to vote?

    One should never misuse this tool to 'vote excessively' but I found it interesting and thought others would be interested, too.
     
  2. FlySince9

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    Or you can turn your cookies off and your computer won't collect them at all. It means it won't remember passwords etc, but the sites can't track you either...
     
  3. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I did find that! Cookies off, for only that one site.
     
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    You found that you can turn all cookies off, if you want, under internet options tab, right?
     
  5. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

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    Had to reset my browser, and got to vote again! Vote early, vote often!
     
  6. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    People are just now figuring out that online polls are rigged and that most use a simple cookie for tracking? Really? This is like 1998 stuff.
     
  7. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    That would be a major pain, I have accidentally done that.
    Having to remember UN/PW for a million sites? No thanks.
     
  8. Henning

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    Shhhh... these are pilots you're talking to, that alone puts them 40 years behind. Add to that Dave is from West Texas, that's another 40 years behind. Shoot, Dave isn't even fixin to be born for another few years.
     
  9. Henning

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    Yeah, it would be like having an iPad.:rolleyes2: