So I recently had a problem with my comic not showing up on the Comic Fury front page everytime I updated the strip.
Wondering wtf was going on, I sent out an S.O.S. in another forum thread.
Eventually Kyo informed me that my comic was temorarily banned from the fron page because there were a few accounts casting votes for my comic, all originating from my own computer (a major non no here on Comic Fury).
Perplexed, I did a little investigating, and found out that my wife had been secretly posing as other people, using different Comic Fury accounts, casting votes and leaving tons of comments on my comics, all because...
...she loves me, and wanted to boost my self esteem, and make me feel like my comics were being read by people who liked to leave comments. :)
Little did she know, she'd get me in trouble with the site admins.
She felt bad when I told her I'd been temporarily banned from the front page, but I told her I was flatered that she'd do that for me.
Wow man, if she wasn't already your wife I'd be ordering you to go buy her a ring, because that is INSANELY sweet!
My girlfriend has done things like that on occasion, most notably getting my WoW account banned after spending a week I was gone on business gold farming on her account, then regularly transferring everything she harvested over to my character (they thought I was buying gold, after a month of explaining the situation it was resolved).
Seriously, she's awesome. The internet demands you give her a fist-bump for her awesomeness.
I can see the temptation of cheating, I'm not gonna lie, I've done it myself on smackjeeves back when I was just a young teenager. I was actually quite surprised about the amount of cheating/family-voting going on when I first put cheating detection systems in place.
It's easy to forget that every time you game the system to give yourself a spot somewhere, you're also taking that spot from someone else who legitimately deserved it. That's why we don't ban accounts or delete comics when cheating is being caught, I think very rarely people do it just to be dicks. It's probably just eagerness or young wrecklessness in most cases.