I always thought something like this would happen sooner or later... Or that NG would get some super fancy-pants code that could only let you vote AFTER watching the movie.
I, like quite a few others, have blammed stuff without watching it. But, I go by at least a few guidelines, here's a few, which should seem like common sense, but anyway...
1) When something is below 20kb it's going to be blammed pretty much for sure.
2) If the person writing his movie description says something like 'this sucks, just blam it' or 'I hope you all enjoy the BLAM point', and occasionally from people that sound like idiots that say 'thiz iz my furst flahs'. That may sound somewhat hypocritical, considering I haven't submitted any *real* Flash in, but that's just the way I lean (Also, me 'n' Blue_Bomber_69 are working on a little Flash thing right now).
3) If it's on 'verge of death' I don't give it a second thought to BLAM it.
4) And, I'm slightly sadistic. Heh. But, among those major guidelines I also follow other things (Anything to do with the quickly exhausted Tricky Clown, etc).
I'm also pretty sure a lot of other people follow guide lines like that/similar to that when they vote.
I do watch stuff, and I do have protection points, so I know I'm pretty safe, but still. If I were to vote on only movies that broke those rules I'd be in a pile of shit. Even though the things I voted on were pretty much voted on fairly. I have a tendency to vote 5 or vote 0. I never really rated movies on a 5-point grading scale. In my mind I just think 'good' or 'bad'. I think it's possible many others do this, too.
I was also wondering if you were monitoring more than just the voting. Yeah, I know you have access to basically everything, but I was just wondering if you were factoring other things in. For example, the name, the description, if the user even viewed it, etc. 'Cause those would have a lot to do in verifying if they senselessly blam stuff. They may actually be voting fairly.
I also think a 'Wall(or Hall) of Shame' should be composed on the site, showing who all has been put back to level 1, and how insane their voting was. Plus, it gives all the E-Vil people a chance to find new people to make fun of! We just open up the Wall link, find out which idiots got in trouble, and make fun of them! Yeah, I guess I am kinda sadistic...
I'm kinda long-winded when it comes to replying to posts... Sorry. I hope this gives you a little insight on the thoughts of the blammers, Tom (Although you pretty already knew things like this...). I hope I helped or something...
Bye, you seckzi beasts.