Ok, first off, this was never really a contest. Secondly, there's still room for 3 more capitals, so until those are filled, it's unlikely this thread will be closed, even though Apple has been too busy as of late to do anything with it. Life happens. And last but not least, Blackstone was removed as a capital not because people were bribed to live there (they may have been, they may not have been, it doesn't matter), but because the owner of the town bribed people to vote on this post and say things that may or may not have been true, with the goal of gaining capital status. Bribing someone to live in your town could be anything, even something so simple as having spawners available in your town for resident use (as mine does), so there's no way it could be against any rules because it counts as a very broad subject, and it doesn't hurt anything because people can live in multiple towns. I hope this clears some things up.