PDN Online just published its list (three actually) of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade. Taking into consideration that Ashton Kutcher made the list, things didn't exactly go as planned. It seems the voting turned into a social networking frenzy with some photographers who made it onto the list begged people to vote for them. The comments to the article are a nice mirror of the outrage this has caused.
This is what PDN had to say about it:
We admit it: Our polling system wasn’t built to block the vote-early, vote-often strategy. The ballot we created had slots for 5 write-in candidates; many ballots listed the same name 5 times. People were prevented from voting dozens of times within the same day, but lots of people kept voting day after day. Yes, we realize our survey methods were flawed. All we can say is: Hey, we weren’t electing a world leader here.