Unfortunately, we were attacked by a spammer yesterday – resulting in many bloggers having their entries temporarily taken down from the site (although any votes during this time, will still have been counted). Our developers were working hard to fix this problem, however it took a little longer than expected – so we have proposed to give bloggers an extension in order to get those last few votes in.
We want to apologize for this technical issue, and to all those bloggers who had been reported by this spammer. We have now removed the ‘report for abuse’ button so that this problem does not happen again, and the voting will now close on the 16th April 2013 at 12pm GMT rather than today.
Please do not worry, your votes have not been lost, your entry should be exactly the same as before.
We hope this helps, thank you for notifying us of the issue – we will reply to your comments, emails and concerns today, however if you have any further issues, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org