Given the enormous interest generated by The 2007 Weblog Awards it is perhaps no surprise that our system comes under heavy load at times. The good news is that the occasional service slow downs are (with the exception of Wednesday) very brief - usually 5 minutes or less. The database and web server are self correcting and will automatically restart themselves if error conditions exist.
With voting winding down we'd like to extend our thanks to all of the finalists for their participation and to readers from all over the world for embracing the competition and supporting their favorite blogs.
Special thanks to Sean Gleeson for the site design and Flash design and to Pete Holiday for last minute programming help the night before voting opened. Also I'd like to extend a very special thanks to the amazing team of volunteers who pored thought the thousands of nominations to help select the 490 finalists. Without their efforts none of this would be possible.
Throughout the day, and past the point when polls close I'll be validating the results. Where appropriate there will be adjustments to the displayed results with a note pointing to the reasons for the changes. We've only had a few isolated cases of excessive voting so far, so it's not been much of an issue to this point.