Those of us who get to look at the back-end cogs and wheels of the machine that is Afloat.ie get an interesting view of the website. One thing that certainly grabs attention is when a reader poll goes nuts all of a sudden.
Guide your mouses to the left of the screen and you'll see what I mean. Delighted as we are for the web traffic, seeing Kinetic and Ireland West (both eminently worthy nominees) steal such a huge march waves a red flag.
We smell an orchestrated email support campaign. These are the kind of landslide results you see when Zimbabwe goes to the polls.
Still, glad to see that it's a boat from the west that has such momentum behind it. We've been talking a lot lately about Ireland's sailing centre of gravity shifting as a result of new developments, and that can't but be a good thing.
As I said to my local TDs and councillors in a ranting letter about the speedbumps they're hoping to put on my road: Democracy - it's a blast, isn't it?