Help Me Win A Ruff PC and You Might Win It

As some of you may know, I am in the final round of a Ruff PC giveaway. I have stated that if I win the Ruff PC laptop, I would give it away to a lucky John Chow dot Com reader. To win the contest, I need to have the most votes by January 4, 2008.

If you want a shot of winning a very cool laptop, then vote me and tell all your friends to vote for me. If I don’t win the vote off, then there no way for you to win either. You can vote for John Chow dot Com using the widget below. Please vote now!

Help me win by putting the above poll on your blog and telling your readers to vote for me. Use the following codes:

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206 thoughts on “Help Me Win A Ruff PC and You Might Win It”

  1. Is it just me, or have I seen this post before ❓

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s just you. :mrgreen: Actually, I did talked about this in my post announcing the winner of the Google gift.

      1. Frances Lui says:

        John did talk about this, but he did not ask us to tell all of our friends to vote for him.
        Sure, no problem. I will tell my friends to vote for John.
        I have also put the poll widget in my blog and asked my readers to vote for John.
        I will even use different computers to vote for John 😈 . So, if you do win, don’t forget to give the laptop to me. Just kidding! :mrgreen:

      2. Roseate says:

        Hi John,
        I have voted for you so count me in :mrgreen:

        You will sure win πŸ˜‰

        See ya,

        1. Roseate says:

          I have added the poll on my blog πŸ™‚

          Good Luck…

    2. MoneyNing says:

      I thought I saw this before too πŸ™‚ No worries. At least you aren’t alone.

  2. No offense to Tech Treak, but how in the world is that guy beating you?

    1. I’m starting to wonder the same thing… Tech Treak came out of nowhere and blew past John in the last round too. I’m guessing some black hat voting techniques πŸ˜‰

    2. MoneyNing says:

      Sounds to me like it’s black hat…

  3. Ash Haque says:

    Hrm looks like you finally have some competition

  4. You got my vote! πŸ˜€

  5. Zac Johnson says:

    Time for John to pull out some Evil to win this one… 😈

    1. John Chow says:

      Time to pull out the big guns! 😈

      1. mahdi yusuf says:

        i would put in some bruce lee proverbs, be water my friend, be water!

    2. Zac Johnson says:

      haha, i knew a newsletter was going out!

  6. I voted for you, I hope you win

  7. I voted again for John Chow but it seem the TechTreak guy is far away… πŸ˜›

  8. says:

    I voted and voted and voted and yet Tech Treak is still ahead. Damn! Must be a way to use automate it using proxy bots…. 😈 but that will be cheating. πŸ‘Ώ Good luck John on winning and the others on getting a Ruff if John wins.

  9. Karn Patel says:

    John Chow dot Com all the way! (yeah I’m a suck up :mrgreen: )

  10. nickycakes says:

    voted for TechTreak

    1. Why would you do that? 😯

  11. Fadhel says:

    Hey John,

    I am voting away, good luck, hopefully I win the laptop LOL πŸ˜†

  12. Tha Guru says:

    it doesnΒ΄t look too good till now but i have voted fore you again good luck

  13. Alan Johnson says:

    Voted for you again John but I agree with Zac, it’s time to pull out some heavy artillery πŸ™‚

    Alan Johnson

    PS: once again, I don’t need the laptop, feel free to donate it to an organization of choice should you pick this comment as the winner.

  14. ATV Style says:

    I see that you’ve placed an ad banner at the top of each post John, but is it too late? Techtreak is beating you by over double the votes.

    I’m with Zac too, flex some muscle john.

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      There is still plenty of time (until January 4) for things to develop in John’s favor. About 24 hours ago, he had over 80% of the total votes. Since we are not talking about tens of thousands of votes here (there are less than 1k total votes at the moment of writing), just about anything can happen.

      Alan Johnson

    2. David Chew says:

      He still have the chance as long as there are readers who will vote for him. πŸ˜€

      1. Alan Johnson says:

        I see that he has gained about 200 other votes since the last time I’ve visited and, since his blog has a lot more traffic than the main competitor (who also seems to have gained about 200 votes since yesterday), he should be able to win as long as the other person plays fair.

        Alan Johnson

  15. I voted for you. I suppose I could vote for you again, but it might cost you. πŸ˜†

  16. Just voted for you John, hope you win.
    ps. My delivery address is …. <- Nah, you will get that if I win πŸ˜€

  17. I voted twice, do I get 2 chances to win the laptop?

  18. DID I already vote for you to become president well I vote for you to get the laptop because you are one cool dude
    Ps. I hop I win and If you guys want win the laptop and if you guys need help with something I will be willing to help [email protected] even though i am a Noob

  19. Nick says:

    You should put the stumbleupon and other links in a more noticeable place maybe with icons! It took me going to the “TechTreak” website and noticing his stumbleupon icon right on top before I came back to check and see if you had them! I neglected to scroll to the bottom of your post and missed them.

    Just a thought…

  20. just sent a vote your way. I hope you win!

  21. Roberta says:

    I voted for ya in the final round….good luck!!

  22. I’ve got my vote in… good luck John! I’ll be writing a blog post about it in the next day or two.

  23. zaki blogjer says:

    Vote you too John. But you’re behind techtreak who has only 192 readers by almost 250 votes. I hope you win too πŸ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      Makes you wonder how he got all those votes, huh? 😈

      1. Proxy servers?! πŸ˜‰ Just kidding.

        1. Proxy servers and some fans? Maybe…nah they wouldn’t vote multiple times, right? πŸ™„

      2. I think he must be doing something evil.

      3. MoneyNing says:

        Maybe he will do a guest post on here in a few weeks if he wins on how he managed to do it 😈

    2. Karol Krizka says:

      Not to mention he has a terrible review with a lot of grammatical errors and most of it is just copy pasted descriptions of the different models. Seriously, Ruff PC needs to do some auditing on the poll.

    3. David Chew says:

      Maybe he ask his friend to vote for him or he promote himself by advertising.

      1. Alan Johnson says:

        I smell something fishy with the competitor, he simply does not seem to have enough traffic to justify such a large number of votes.

        Alan Johnson

        1. I agree. Oddly enough, he seems to win A LOT of contests… check out his about me page where he lists the thousands of dollars worth of prizes he’s won.

  24. Louie says:

    Voted for john before. Voted for john now! πŸ™‚

  25. I voted for you John I want you to win!!! πŸ˜€

  26. Simon says:

    voted, good luck John…you got some catching up to do

  27. chetan says:

    Voted for you and will tell you later how i will get you more votes πŸ˜‰

  28. Contest Beat says:

    Damn man, the other guy is a couple hundred ahead!

  29. Blogvalia says:

    You have my vote John, I hope you Win you only need 251 votes to win it right now πŸ™„

  30. Murali says:

    Voted for you John

  31. Luis Fernando Imperator says:

    yeah, voted!

  32. let’s win that one, John!

  33. Jason says:

    Yup, like I mentioned in the last post, there’s no way Techtreak could have that many votes. The review isn’t that good, so I find it hard to believe people are just voting honestly for his review.

    He hardly has a single comment on his entire blog, so he sure isn’t getting it from his readers. Either he set something up, has another website, or the contest is rigged so they don’t actually have to give away a computer , lol.

  34. Jason says:

    Btw, all three contest phases are being added together. So you need a couple hundred to catch up from the last two rounds, and another couple hundred for this round. ❗

  35. Collin LaHay says:

    Voted again, good luck.

  36. seo audit says:

    Voted.What happened to your hosting.The blog was not accessible for me for like 30 min ?

    1. John Chow says:

      Logs show I was up. Could have been your ISP or an upstream ISP.

  37. Liviu Pantea says:

    Already voted in the other post. Go John … go go go

  38. David Chew says:

    I had voted for you before and good luck to you. πŸ™‚

  39. Mubin says:

    Just for the records I have already voted. And you need to pull some shoemoney mumbo jumbo to beat this guy.

  40. Gina says:

    I voted for you, John.

  41. trmanco says:

    I just voted again πŸ˜€

  42. Rodney says:

    Voted, now you have 339, but still second. Also have write a post about it in my french blog and add the pool

  43. chetan says:

    So here is from me John –

    Also will post in my blog now πŸ˜€
    Hope your review wins πŸ˜‰

  44. chetan says:

    Sorry for commenting again, but here is the post in my blog too πŸ˜‰

  45. Josiah says:

    I voted, but you got a long way to go to beat the current leader.

  46. Etienne Teo says:

    i have already given my votes, cheers!

  47. Gasmoney says:

    hey John , voted and good luck. ill re post this on my blog

  48. xiaolin says:

    ζˆ‘ζŠ•δΊ†δ½ δΈ€η₯¨. η₯η¦δ½ ζ–°εΉ΄εΏ«δΉ

  49. Yet another vote for you, John Chow.
    As always, your articles ARE extremely interesting and I sure hope you could win this competition. You should be “Blogger of the Year” – noone writes as much and as widely as yourself.
    Happy New Year, and keep up the good work in 2008 πŸ™‚
    PS: Postage will be expensive when you send it off to Denmark. πŸ˜€

  50. jitesh arora says:

    Hello john,i voted for u twice.I am syre you will win as all of us are with you.

  51. Joe says:

    Just voted for you, John.. but you’re still behind!

  52. Good Look John.
    Hopefully, will see you win this poll. I just voted for you!
    Happy New Year BTW πŸ™‚

  53. MoneyNing says:

    I bet the other guy is laughing his head off with all our comments about how he’s doing it πŸ™‚

  54. Rantitorial says:

    I got your back John, you’ve got to get ahead of TechTrek!

  55. Rantitorial says:

    I got your back John, but you’ve got to get ahead of TechTrek!

  56. Winsor says:

    haha! wow alot of John Chow supporters. I just did a post to urge my readers to vote for john too!

    I even placed a posting on to generate more traffic to my blog so as to propagate this contest.

    Gonna vote using as much PC as I can get my hands on.


  57. /dev/null says: is the direct URL which the Flash accesses to secure a vote for John Chow. If this was used in an HTML element’s ‘src ‘ attribute value, John would secure a vote from every visitor to his site.

    Now that’s evil! πŸ˜‰

  58. I voted! I rather you give the Laptop to somebody who needs it rather than the other guy keeping it for himself. Lets hope you win.

  59. Vote for John #417 votes :mrgreen:
    TechTreak (681 votes) is leading now.
    Go John Go!!

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  62. Coop says:

    voted for ya,

  63. Todd Austin says:

    Voted for you again, John.

  64. Tech Treak has been leading for 2 days now. I wonder where he gets his voters. He isn’t offering the laptop as a prize if he’d win it. But he has that thing on his blog “help me get a laptop” or something. Anyways if all RSS subscribers would vote for John here… πŸ˜€

  65. ATV Style says:

    I’m not suggesting cheating or anything but John your total vote count on that widget is raising steadily but the tech site votes are jumping 40-50 at a time.

    I was playing with the widget code to see if it’s compatible with another application and so I was seeing fresh results for a few hours last night. Anyone else notice the same? He sure is giving you a run on this one.

  66. David Savage says:

    Looks to me like some John Chow haters are keeping you down. πŸ™

    Oh well, I did my part and I’m rooting for you.

  67. chetan says:

    It was John 417 votes & TechTreak 681 votes

    Now John 442 votes & TechTreak 694 votes
    So speed of gaining votes is good for John..

  68. Gasmoney says:

    with 14k plus readers John should be blowing this guy out of the water.

  69. ismabera says:

    you can vote on 😎 my 2 blog – too
    and 😯 (still!!)
    Afloco Fan Club
    John , Tech Trake is a litle better?!

    I wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR

  70. ismabera says:

    Sorry, πŸ™‚ Agloco and not πŸ˜† Afloco

  71. Zac Johnson says:

    And John Chow pulls into the lead! πŸ˜›

    1. Evilness sure does pay off! :mrgreen:

    2. John Chow says:

      Big guns have been fired! 😈

      1. Dude, you are like way in the lead now. Congrats, I hope I win!

      2. Alan Johnson says:

        Now that’s better John (68% definitely seems fair considering the difference in traffic between this blog and the other competitors), let’s see him top that πŸ™‚

        Alan Johnson

  72. chetan says:

    Thats’ sudden hit up of votes..
    Major changes in just 3 hours.. Go on John πŸ˜€
    Hope my support and help through blogs and propeller helps πŸ™‚

    1. Zac Johnson says:

      Here is the “EVILNESS” at work!

  73. ATV Style says:

    It looks like Shoemoney pulled out a big gun for ya John, he put the widget up on his site and asked his readers to vote for you… an instant 300 votes always helps, you’re in the lead now πŸ™‚

    It pays to have a good network of friends.

  74. I voted for us… I hope WE win!!!

    Take care and Happy New Year

    Pedro Yaselli

  75. Abhishek says:

    I will honestly vote for you… As i did now πŸ™‚ & will recommend all to you… as the info here is very effective and works rightly as said and no bluffs πŸ˜›

  76. Lol, nice job, after being 2nd at over 200 votes John Chow has now a 800+ votes over TechTreak.
    I guess everyone was expecting that!:D

  77. Inhibitor says:

    Heh…it’s still early, but the lead is looking good now. πŸ™‚

    You’ve got my vote…keep the 133t hax0rs ready just in case. (And may god strike me down for actually having typed “133t speak”)

  78. I just voted and John is now starting to kick ass.
    John Chow – 1711 votes
    Tech Treak – 700 votes
    Good luck John, hope I you win.

  79. I voted from all my ip’s. 1700 isn’t much yet for so may feeds. Lot of people taking a vacation from blogging this week? I sure could use the PC though.

  80. abasits says:

    hey john don’t forget me, I have casted my vote for you.

    I have a good news, within first three months my blog alexa rating is raised from 61,00,000 to 4,05,023.

    Thanks to all my readers πŸ™‚
    -abs (

  81. Zac Johnson says:

    So much for this being a competition 😐 … unless TT gets linked by problogger or something! haha 😎

  82. Nihang Shah says:

    Voted for John Chow. You rule the Web!

  83. Brandie says:

    I’ve already voted, and the code is going up NOW! πŸ™‚ Not only because I need the labtop, but you deserve it!!!!!!!! πŸ˜›

  84. And here I thought the other guy had the Rory Fitzpatrick mojo working for him.

  85. BHok says:

    I voted for you. It seems like your winning the poll now.

  86. johnCard says:

    i voted, took two seconds.

  87. John Chow seems to have garnered quite a lead … and I could use a new computer!

  88. Jay says:

    I voted for you and I am a new subscriber. Pick me – share some wealth bro’ πŸ™‚


  89. Jason says:

    Haha nice John. Looks like the newsletter, the banner, and the widgets really helped. You blew past TechTreak.

  90. Mr. Javo says:

    I voted !! you gonna win :mrgreen:

  91. I voted for you, you are WAY ahead! Happy New Year, John.

  92. Etienne Teo says:

    You are on the number one seat comfortably.

  93. rocoso says:

    I voted for you? Posted your link on my blog, where is my laptop?:)

  94. Sure I am. In this New year. You will win and You have to.

  95. Voted for you again. Again for my own reasons and not just to win the PC although that would be nice. :mrgreen:

  96. Daniel says:

    Voted for da Bad Dude.
    Luking foward to Win the Ruff PC..


  97. G Smith says:

    You got my vote. Gotta support my fellow Canucks πŸ˜‰

  98. Ryan says:

    I voted!

    I hope I win I could really use the laptop for school, and blogging of course!

  99. esofthub says:

    You got my vote.
    Happy New Year.

  100. phostan says:

    Hi, i have voted for you.. looks like you are way ahead of all the competitors. πŸ˜€ congratulations. πŸ˜€

  101. phostan says:

    you got my vote as well πŸ˜€ happy new year !!

  102. Winsor says:


    HAHA! Congrats John!!

  103. Leo says:

    Just voted for you right now….John u r one major league hustler..
    U will win

  104. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

    already voted πŸ˜‰

  105. Well you on the lead. hope it would stay. i vote for you.

  106. Benjamin says:

    I voted for you!
    With my vote you are 62,099% (1841 votes).

  107. weizhong says:

    Hey, you’ve got my vote for this one πŸ™‚

  108. Rotem Amar says:

    You got my vote πŸ˜€
    Happy new year πŸ™‚

  109. Rotem Amar says:

    you got it man πŸ˜›

  110. Lee says:

    Voted for you! Good luck! Lee πŸ˜€

  111. Ermias Belete says:

    New year with New winner!
    That is John!

  112. issa says:

    voted! :mrgreen: this laptop sure is HOT!!!

  113. vinci says:

    i have voted for you
    good luck

  114. voted for you again john πŸ™‚

  115. Karn Patel says:

    You got this in the bag 😎

  116. Czecho says:

    I vote for you ans stumbled…

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  118. haha. It seems that you blew the competition: hope I can get that Laptop πŸ˜‰

  119. Alan Johnson says:

    I see that, while his competitor is obtaining votes as well, John has managed to keep his 68% advantage. But be careful, as you never know what last minute tricks he may have up his sleeve πŸ™‚

    Alan Johnson

  120. Wow, it looks like TechTreak must be doing something evil, they’re getting lots of votes, but still way behind JC.

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      While the large number of votes can be backed up by traffic in John’s case, the same thing can’t be said as far as his main competitor is concerned πŸ™‚

      Alan Johnson

      1. I know, I was checking out the links coming in the other day and there’s about 1/20th of what John has. Kind of makes you wonder how he’s getting so many votes.

        1. Alan Johnson says:

          Indeed, I am actually surprised that the ones organizing the competition haven’t looked into this issue.

          Alan Johnson

  121. techustle says:

    you got a vote from me who is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

  122. trmanco says:

    Happy new year:D

    Just came by to see the results for the Laptop:D
    and… you are winning πŸ˜€

    Yay, thumbs up for John Chow

  123. I voted for you. 😎

  124. I voted for you 2 πŸ˜€

  125. Drew says:

    You got my vote πŸ˜‰ .

  126. Jug says:

    I voted for you, John. Wow, you’ve got 77.45% of the votes! :mrgreen:

  127. John Chow dot Com has my vote for sure!

  128. Satish S says:

    And John wins…
    Let TechTreak eat the dust!

  129. Great work johm.
    Wish 2008 will be even better
    Good luck
    happy new year to all

  130. Diary says:

    Happy new year john chow.

  131. asmaliana says:

    Ok vote done at last I can use a laptop in the swimming pool.

  132. Den says:

    Mission accomplished (:

  133. sander says:

    You have got my vote John

  134. sando153 says:

    You have got my vote John..Happy new year

  135. Lookout153 says:

    You have got my vote John

  136. Jason says:

    Wow… When I voted for you a few days ago you were actually trailing! Nice come back!

  137. knupNET says:

    Voted for you John. Great contest!

  138. Michele says:

    YES !! I voted and I put your code in my blog πŸ˜›
    good luck to you and to me!!
    Et “attention Γ  la Terre”

  139. Michele says:

    I just forgot to say that you were the first this time : 71,72% when I clicked!! congratulation !
    et “attention Γ  la Terre”

  140. Sara W says:

    πŸ˜€ I got your email!!! I voted for John Chow dot com!!! I hope you win and I hope I win!!!

  141. I voted for you John Chow dot com. I hope we both WIN!!!

  142. Guess it’s really clear who’s winning!:)

  143. Goran says:

    Well looks like you’re in the lead by far! Good luck and maybe I’ll win? Who knows haha.

  144. Only 2 days left to win the laptop and it looks like John is in the lead by a mile.

  145. Alan Johnson says:

    What on Earth is happening here? It seems that the other guy now has the lead with almost 58% and 24k votes. Something definitely doesn’t seem right with this entire situation.

    Alan Johnson

    1. John Chow says:

      Time to teach TechTreak the true meaning of being evil!

      1. Shaun Carter says:

        What is going on with the numbers for the contest? This is turning into a big mess for TheThinkingBlog. But then again, any publicity is good publicity.

      2. Alan Johnson says:

        Over 110k votes, now that’s better John πŸ™‚

        Be sure to keep an eye on the stats though, you never know what last-minute trick your competitor may have up his sleeve (it seems that he has gained about 20k votes as well).

        Alan Johnson

  146. Gasmoney says:

    ok now that guy is definitely doing something shady.

  147. Michele says:

    Waouw it time to “se rassembler” you need votes, I make a mail to all my contacts, and I vote on my blog every hour πŸ˜›
    Good day, no stress πŸ˜‰ et “Attention Γ  la Terre”

  148. Klajdi says:

    hey John, I have a feeling that you are going to win. And I hope you win. Man, you are the most popular contestant. I’ve never even heard of that other dude who is trying to compete with you. Man, he got no chance on winning this. Trust m. you are gonna win it bro. Everybody is praying for you. And I will vote as many times as possible for you. Hell, I will not even go to sleep until I make sure you win the damn Laptop. πŸ˜› . And it’s not even about the laptop anymore. It’s about popularity. And we all know that you are the most popular guy on the net these days. You are like the GOD of the internet. This dude ain’t gonna win nothing. 😑

  149. Klajdi says:

    Well, it looks like currently you have the lead. Good job man. I told you you are gonna win this.

  150. Michele says:

    67,029% I just still vote, but not sure to understand all of the principe of the votes!! probably because it is not my langage πŸ˜‰
    But the most important is “Attention Γ  la Terre” isnt’it? πŸ˜› that’s the winner : the earth !!

  151. Gemini says:

    WOW! It seems the poll closed and You won!
    You showed your e’vil very early this year . Hope you be all the year πŸ˜‰ Good Luck John Chow. You deserve this.

  152. Tea Reviews says:

    congrats! 😈

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