Tips for The Countdown:
1. Use up all your available votes in either tally! This is to ensure you get what you vote for! You will be blocked from voting further when you reach the limit, no matter what time of day it is and will not reset for 10-12 hours after you reach it!
2. Vote in both tallies! Voting in one will not bar you from voting in the non-tablet/smartphone version. A complex and robust system is put in place which throws out votes in either version via an "unauthorized" device. For example, if you vote on the Countdown Web with a smartphone, the system already has identified the model and make and has thrown your votes accordingly.
At the end, web tally votes will multiplied by 2. Mobile tally votes are multiplied by 4. Twitter DM votes (20 per day to a max of 140 per cycle)will be multiplied by 6.25 (weird, yes, but effective!)!...at the end of each cycle!!!
3. Each cycle except for select cycles will be from Friday to Friday, exactly seven days.
4. Tell your friends. Give them the links. Tell them where to vote and how. Spread the word!