What’s up with Wallace?

Update: Wallace is back so please go vote for him. Looks like it was a technical glitch and nothing to do with our fervent support.

A number of you have asked what’s going on with Wallace and his bid to win the Fido Casting Call contest — not to mention the specific hacking tips (cough) a Scottish Terrier News reader community provided in an attempt to help the leading  Scottie candidate along.

Thank you so much for your help in advertising Wallace in the Fido
competition. Thanks to you and your followers, Wallace has moved
mountains in the overall rankings, peaking somewhere in the 130 range.

It is with great disappointment that I must announce that thousands of
the top dogs (including Wallace) have been mysteriously removed from
the contest overnight.

I have no idea what has happened, but I thought that I should let you
know. Can you please update your followers about this situation? I am
very grateful for all of their help and they deserve to know what has
happened as well.

My friends and family, along with yourself and your followers have
worked so hard to help Wallace become “top dog” in this contest, and
for that I thank you. I hope that Fido will release an explanation

If we are not able to get him back in the contest, I will certainly
continue to keep you all updated with some lovely pictures of Wallace.


Clearly, this story’s developing so stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “What’s up with Wallace?

  1. Update: Wallace is back in the game. Fido has had a PR nightmare on their hands after disqualifying about 4000 dogs that they suspected had been “breaking the rules” (don’t they know Scottie’s aren’t exactly the best at following those?) Many innocent dogs were booted from the competition as they were found to have many votes coming from one IP address (think voting from the library or from an office building). After much backlash on their facebook page, Fido reinstated all of the disqualified dogs (which caused some more backlash from the self-proclaimed “non-cheaters”). It looks like this contest has turned into one heck of a mess with people paying for votes and recruiting international embassies to advertise their dog’s casting sheet. In the end, I don’t think any dog owner will be satisfied with the outcome of this competition. If anybody wins fair and square here, it’s Canada’s Dog Guides – and I think we can all be very happy about that 🙂

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