-- I wouldn't ever suggest that someone vote based on just the user's name. Go back to sleep bud.
Randomize.... Hey if nothing else, at lest that would bring voting up just a bit... lol
-- I'm glad you found a workaround to the issue, but as a web developer if I hear that my customers are using workarounds to bypass a problem area on the site, then I want to concentrate on improving the problem area. From a developer standpoint, workarounds are OK, but only until a solution can be put in place that solves the problem that people are working around.
I see alot of people on here talking about how long it takes to vote for all entries and being fair to each one, etc. My suggestion could be a way to make the voting process go more quickly. It would be across the board, everyone would be able to use it (not just the ones who have heard of your technique and been able to follow directions enough to use it
Anyhoo, it's just a suggestion. JMH, take it or leave it.