joakim_the_mexicutioner_soria: "Holy psychedelic pajamas, Batman! Joker's goons are getting away with the CityWeekend Readers' Choice Awards!" ... "Don't worry, Robin. I have my Bat-Badly-Dressed-Villains-Repellent-Spray in my utility belt for just this occasion!"
troycekey: Greetings Chef. The daily avalanche of complaints about manager/waitstaff service from from across the city and most poignantly from many of the better restaurants makes this one the most important topics for providing a memorable dining experience. My own feeling as a diner is that while the dining environment and table dressings are important, they ultimately carry less weight compared to service if one had to make the choice between them. Speaking for some of your readers, we would like to read The Dish just one time when you address the issue of service-what are the primary service issues, how waitstaff are trained, how in-dining complaints should be handled, and how you up the game to raise the bar of standards here.
hadjiturban: I hate to be a dick here, but XXYY does a lot for the scene. Mike Herd brings acts to Shanghai, books lots of shows that include travelling bands as well as local acts, and we make a point to always thank the venue and other bands we play with. I love Round Eye, but they aren't the only band doing something for the scene in Shanghai. That was a lame comment.
tylersh: cwmarketing (Dominic?) translation: City Weekend (I) can claim that any vote is "suspicious" that I feel like. And you can never see the information anyway. So I can and have selected whichever winners I want this year. I have the power so screw your votes, this year they don't matter. For "Editor's Pick" I can do whatever I want anyway. Doublespeak explanation, Dom.
cwmarketing: With the exception of the Editor's Pick winners, which are selected by the editors, the results of the Readers' Choice Awards correspond with the number of votes a venue received. After voting closes, City Weekend's marketing department checks the votes that each nominee received for fake or suspicious votes. We do this because a venue will occasionally stuff the ballot by voting for themselves repeatedly under different accounts. We reserve the right to delete these fake votes. We determine the suspicious votes by username, IP address, email address and voting time. For example, a series of votes submitted in rapid succession, votes from the same IP address and email addresses would be eliminated. Votes from suspiciously similar usernames (like cityweekend123, cityweekend456, cityweekend789) are also eliminated.
marbre: Information sure leaks out at city weekend. I hear similar to your leaked information. This is the first time for many years that the city weekend editors have so blatantly changed up the awards results. In particular ones like the best restaurant. Although the head editor wants to cover this all up.