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4 Reasons Why MAMA’s Voting System Loses Credibility

By now, K-Pop fans are very well aware of MAMA‘s notorious reputation for having an unreliable and inaccurate representation of award results.

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After all this time, you’d wonder what and where it all went wrong. How could one of K-Pop’s biggest award event allow such unprofessionalism and atrocity towards consumers and fans? And what is the point in voting if there is no transparency nor fairness within the system? Here are four areas where they need to focus on right away before they lose even more credibility than they already have.

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1 Unstable servers

Fans were unable to vote on the very first day the polls opened due to immensely heavy traffic. Technicians did get to work to fix the problem but the servers re-opened back hours later and continued to remain unstable for another twenty-four hours.

 

2 Server checks didn’t happen as announced

Mwave announced that they were going to close the servers to the public to check the servers on November 3rd, 4:00 AM. However, servers were closed to the public much before 4:00 AM.

 

3 Fans were and still are unable to check current poll rankings

There are no live updates nor current poll rankings that fans can check at any given time of the day. They are also unable to fully make sure whether their votes have actually went through.

 

4 Lack the technical skills to prevent illegal voting methods, some idols and groups don’t even appear as candidates, artist names are inconsistent.

For some reason, MAMA is unable to block CAPTCHAs from sabotaging their voting system. There have been numerous news articles online regarding the subject as well. What is even more humiliating and mind-blowing is that groups such as BTS, which the whole world knows by now are arguably the most influential K-Pop act of all time, aren’t even selectable candidates on the website. BTS fans were unable to vote for two weeks.

 

Must Read : TOP 5 Rankings of Different Categories from MAMA 2017: As of November 10th

Groups Awarded with Two Categories at Once in History of MAMA

MAMA is one of the biggest events, watched from wherever K-Pop fans are, even they are halfway around the globe.

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Because it has grown into a huge event, the standard of giving awards are pretty high since so many groups participate all at once. However, there are some groups who were awarded in TWO areas in the same year despite that fact that being the top in two categories among so many is not an ordinary event in MAMA. 

Curious which group had built such reputation and did hard work to achieve such result? Let’s find out!

2010 MAMA – 2NE1

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The Artist of the Year

The Album of the Year – “To  Anyone”

 

2014 MAMA – EXO

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Mnet / SM

The Artist of the Year

The Album of the Year – “Overdose”

 

2015 MAMA – BIG BANG

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Mnet / YG

The Artist of the Year

The Song of the Year – ‘Bang Bang Bang’

Must Read : Updated MAMA 2017 Vote Rankings After Discarding Unfair Votes

Updated MAMA 2017 Vote Rankings After Discarding Unfair Votes

Rankings and polls are extremely important for not just entertainment agencies but to idol fanbases as well.

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Which is the reason why the polls sometimes show figures that are distorted. The competition surrounding the latest polls for MAMA 2017 has proven to be extremely fierce, and even had unfair votes and ballots being cast into the figures. But it turns out that the MAMA 2017 management has finally investigating into the matter and have updated to the public the new figures for the poll rankings so far, after eliminating votes that they deemed unfair. 

Here are some of the updated figures for the poll.

 

Best Female Group

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Best Male Group

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Best Solo Dance Performance

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For the ranking results for other categories, you can check them out through this link.

 

Must Read : TOP 5 Rankings of Different Categories from MAMA 2017: As of October 31st