One of those boys hadn't posted a thing on these forums for months. He even wrote a goodbye post. Only once these polls came he got all his friends to chime in and vote for him and suddenly started making 'contributions' on these forums. It's funny because the lowest guy actually did more than the inactive higher guy had done in months.
But popularity contest it is. Idiotic system.
I'll admit that of the higher numbers I'm not very familiar with EatenByDistance. So if that's who you're referring to then fair enough.