Well. My apologies. I was told that no one was getting anything because of the cheaters. x.X
Wow, this one got ugly fast. I am curious though as all the posts have raised a good question: What if a user logged into their account, used Google to find an answer and was brought to a "cheatsheet" page without completely knowing what they were clicking on? Does that fall under the guidelines of "You can use Google" as Google effectively facilitated the "potential of cheating"? It's all extremely vague and I can't imagine trying to fight through 140K entries, hunting through each for some crumb of "potential evidence" that someone blatantly cheated. I would hate to see legit entries blown because of a mishap using Google's search priorities. Then again, I have no idea how Wowhead is searching through the entries or even what they're looking for. Who knows, I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Oh the winners did get posted by Perc. I had been checking the actual Noblegarden page. Interesting trend there in the winners chosen and the winners from past contests...interesting indeed. Congrats to those who got picked!
The only thing I really really dislike about the way winners are picked in these contests is when looking through the winners' profiles many of them have literally joined the day of the contest and have done nothing other than participate. I'm not gonna claim to be some super hardcorely active person on Wowhead, but I really don't like prizes given to people who do nothing other than sign up, win, move on, when there are so many active people who do really great work to make this site and its forums a great resource who get passed up every time. Again, not talking about myself here, just an observation.Although I guess it's the same on many other sites who run contests, MMO-C included so this is going to fall on deaf ears.