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10/23/2017 05:20:42 PM · #1
Just curious.....why would you view challenge entries but not vote on them?

I don't understand.
10/23/2017 05:23:36 PM · #2
On a phone perhaps?
10/23/2017 05:26:22 PM · #3
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

On a phone perhaps?

That's me honestly. I am about 99% on the phone when I'm on DPC.
10/23/2017 05:27:37 PM · #4
I have always advocated that a requirement for entry in a challenge is that the entrant vote on all the images in the challenge.
10/23/2017 05:47:44 PM · #5
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

On a phone perhaps?


On an iwatch?
next will be to look at DPC on an ibutton
10/23/2017 05:52:11 PM · #6
Phone issue aside, I often look at challenge entries (on the PC) when I am not ready to vote. Why? Sometimes curiosity and because I can. Occasionally I will look at an image and decide to vote on it and perhaps a couple more, but then don't make it back to vote the rest or even the 20% limit, so those votes get tossed anyway.
10/23/2017 05:52:33 PM · #7
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I have always advocated that a requirement for entry in a challenge is that the entrant vote on all the images in the challenge.


Not bad, but seeing that then you are ensuring that all your competition - who also want to be on the front page - are voting on your image too, is it really such a wise idea? And how about those rare challenges where you actually do have a triple-digit entry? I remember the good ol' days when a monthly FS would have 400-500 entries, easy.
10/23/2017 05:58:15 PM · #8
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I have always advocated that a requirement for entry in a challenge is that the entrant vote on all the images in the challenge.


Not bad, but seeing that then you are ensuring that all your competition - who also want to be on the front page - are voting on your image too, is it really such a wise idea? And how about those rare challenges where you actually do have a triple-digit entry? I remember the good ol' days when a monthly FS would have 400-500 entries, easy.

Well I'd be ok with a 20% vote requirement or your image gets tossed. As cynical as I am, I don't believe there are a significant number of people that are petty enough to low-vote others' entries to boost their chances. Seems utterly childish and pointless.
10/23/2017 08:09:15 PM · #9
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I have always advocated that a requirement for entry in a challenge is that the entrant vote on all the images in the challenge.


Not bad, but seeing that then you are ensuring that all your competition - who also want to be on the front page - are voting on your image too, is it really such a wise idea? And how about those rare challenges where you actually do have a triple-digit entry? I remember the good ol' days when a monthly FS would have 400-500 entries, easy.

Well I'd be ok with a 20% vote requirement or your image gets tossed. As cynical as I am, I don't believe there are a significant number of people that are petty enough to low-vote others' entries to boost their chances. Seems utterly childish and pointless.


Have considered that, but wouldn't it all average out unless low scores were intentionally given to the best pictures. It would probably constrict the bell curve.
10/23/2017 08:59:04 PM · #10
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I have always advocated that a requirement for entry in a challenge is that the entrant vote on all the images in the challenge.


Not bad, but seeing that then you are ensuring that all your competition - who also want to be on the front page - are voting on your image too, is it really such a wise idea? And how about those rare challenges where you actually do have a triple-digit entry? I remember the good ol' days when a monthly FS would have 400-500 entries, easy.

Well I'd be ok with a 20% vote requirement or your image gets tossed. As cynical as I am, I don't believe there are a significant number of people that are petty enough to low-vote others' entries to boost their chances. Seems utterly childish and pointless.


Have considered that, but wouldn't it all average out unless low scores were intentionally given to the best pictures. It would probably constrict the bell curve.

Bottom line: We'll never know. ;-)
10/23/2017 09:08:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Just curious.....why would you view challenge entries but not vote on them?

I don't understand.

1. I'm pretty sure some people will quickly scan through the entries before voting, so if it's right after roll-over this could be the reason.

2. Remember that you can view a picture multiple times but only vote once, so there are almost always (eventually) more views than votes -- I like to think that people are so fascinated by my image that they just have to come back and view it again and again, if only to lower their vote by a notch .... ;-)
10/24/2017 04:38:47 AM · #12
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Just curious.....why would you view challenge entries but not vote on them?

I don't understand.


Only paid members can vote on member challenges. White shirts can view but not vote.
10/24/2017 08:26:24 AM · #13
Could be me, too.
Very often I take a quick look at the entries first.
Did it today again and still didn't vote.

Message edited by author 2017-10-24 08:26:48.
10/24/2017 11:10:29 AM · #14
We also have people that comment but don't vote.
10/24/2017 05:46:52 PM · #15
Could be me, too. On a variation of Georges' method, I run through and vote. Then I run through and fine tune without necessarily opening every image again. Then I fine tune again. Some entries get multiple views from me.
10/24/2017 09:53:19 PM · #16
Thanks, people. I appreciate the input and I understand now.
10/24/2017 10:09:35 PM · #17
Just check out the "participant vote" vs the "non-participant vote" on all of your entries and decide if you actually want "everyone who enters must vote" as the criteria.

10/30/2017 08:17:27 PM · #18
Without votes what do we have?
Without votes it's not even facebook.
10/30/2017 08:31:04 PM · #19
I will also always cruise through once before I vote...
11/01/2017 05:26:32 AM · #20
Interesting ... this is the first time I've experienced this, but I just got a 6th 7th view on my FS with no votes yet.

Message edited by author 2017-11-01 07:03:00.
11/01/2017 05:39:39 AM · #21
Votes:
Views: 9
Avg Vote:
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
11/01/2017 06:42:21 AM · #22
Votes:
Views: 8
Avg Vote:
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

I wonder if something is broken
11/01/2017 07:06:00 AM · #23
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Votes:
Views: 9
Avg Vote:
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0


Same for me. I've never seen this before.
11/01/2017 07:16:20 AM · #24
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Votes:
Views: 8
Avg Vote:

I wonder if something is broken

Good point -- it can be tested if someone votes on all the images -- then SOMEONE (else) should have a vote ...
11/01/2017 07:21:22 AM · #25
Me too! 9 views..no votes. Maybe it's Free Study Burnout! We've been doing this for so long has it become painful to make yet another decision and calculation on a number.
Maybe we have seen every entry, in one form or another, 10 times before?
Maybe we need to hire an outside firm to vote and comment on our entires? We can all take a sabbatical and return when we're 'refreshed'? Maybe?
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