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06/09/2010 08:08:14 AM · #26
Originally posted by Nobody:

i woke up to a 5.8 with 22 votes.
An hour later, I'm at 5.42 with 26 votes.

The first 22 voters scored it a 5.8
The last 4 voters, a 3.33

In the 5 years I have been here, I never felt like people were gaming the system as much as it seems like its being done today. I don't know if its DPL team voting, ghost accounts, or just mean-spirited people, but this really needs to stop.


I think you just got hit by 2 trolls and 2 normal votes.


06/09/2010 08:11:05 AM · #27
Originally posted by Nobody:

i woke up to a 5.8 with 22 votes.
An hour later, I'm at 5.42 with 26 votes.

The first 22 voters scored it a 5.8
The last 4 voters, a 3.33

In the 5 years I have been here, I never felt like people were gaming the system as much as it seems like its being done today. I don't know if its DPL team voting, ghost accounts, or just mean-spirited people, but this really needs to stop.


You realize that the DPL doesn't even have anything in voting this week right? So to through DPL into it seems kind of silly.
06/09/2010 08:29:42 AM · #28
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by Nobody:

i woke up to a 5.8 with 22 votes.
An hour later, I'm at 5.42 with 26 votes.

The first 22 voters scored it a 5.8
The last 4 voters, a 3.33

In the 5 years I have been here, I never felt like people were gaming the system as much as it seems like its being done today. I don't know if its DPL team voting, ghost accounts, or just mean-spirited people, but this really needs to stop.


You realize that the DPL doesn't even have anything in voting this week right? So to through DPL into it seems kind of silly.


In this particular case, if DPL isn't active, then you would be correct. That doesn't mean it hasn't led to abuse in other challenges.
06/09/2010 08:30:47 AM · #29
I was expecting to have dropped into the 5's overnight. Pleasant surprise.

Votes: 31
Views: 61
Avg Vote: 6.4516
06/09/2010 08:59:04 AM · #30
Votes: 31
Views: 58
Avg Vote: 5.5484
Comments: 1
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@ Nobody...I often feel the same way...:-/
06/09/2010 09:27:37 AM · #31
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I was expecting to have dropped into the 5's overnight. Pleasant surprise.

Votes: 31
Views: 61
Avg Vote: 6.4516


Ha! So much for mine beating yours!

Votes: 31
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Avg Vote: 6.3871
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06/09/2010 09:38:22 AM · #32
Votes: 31
Views: 62
Avg Vote: 4.3871
Comments: 0
Hooray No brown for me!
06/09/2010 09:41:14 AM · #33
Hahaha....4.78 after a high of 5.25 last night. Lone comment says...nice composition, nice lighting technique and interesting subject choice.

The comment reflects exactly what I tried to accomplish !

Amazing that I still don't know what the voters like...in general.
06/09/2010 09:44:52 AM · #34
warning i just got hit with a 2 and a 1 consecutively. methinks a couple of folks are voting on the "dross"

06/09/2010 10:00:26 AM · #35
Originally posted by kenskid:

Amazing that I still don't know what the voters like...in general.

Which is why the best approach is to work on improving what appeals to YOU. You'll never figure out the popular voting mentality, but you do know what you like.
06/09/2010 11:28:25 AM · #36
My pic was at 5.78xx when I went to bed last night and it's at 5.1000 this morning... I'll never understand the voters here either!!! I just submit what I like, because what I've seen over the years here at DPC is that even the best photographers out there get hammered too! Oh well, on to the next challenge...
06/09/2010 11:50:48 AM · #37
I was hangin around 5.9 then crashed down to 5.4 ;p
06/09/2010 11:58:12 AM · #38
Looks like most are dropping this morning. Mine is slowly coming down from a lot of 5's and a few 4's.

Votes: 45
Views: 82
Avg Vote: 6.2889
06/09/2010 12:01:00 PM · #39
...and my current image is what I like. I was working with these objects for a few weeks, except I had 4 of them in my other shots. When I saw "double take" I thought I would used the same objects and set up a nice shot.

I still think it is good...IMO the best staged or minipulated shot I've ever done as far as lighting and composition is concerned. I think I'm losing out on the subject matter end.

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by kenskid:

Amazing that I still don't know what the voters like...in general.

Which is why the best approach is to work on improving what appeals to YOU. You'll never figure out the popular voting mentality, but you do know what you like.
06/09/2010 12:14:49 PM · #40
I got two great comments since last night. But the score baffles me (in 4's;-). It probably means the image is appealing strongly to a minority, but there is a strong majority that hates it too, and there's no one in between:-)
06/09/2010 12:20:52 PM · #41
Votes: 41
Views: 75
Avg Vote: 4.7805

Generally, when people complain about their scores, I silently think "Well, I guess your image just sucks worse than you think". I also try to not complain myself, for the same reason. If my image isn't scoring well, there are probably really good reasons, and I deserve the score.
This time however, I am truly baffled. My image is sharp, decently exposed, and it meets the challenge. I even think its kinda cute, and its not a cliche picture. I just keep staring at it trying to come up with reasons for why this image should receive more 4s than 6s and pulling a blank.
06/09/2010 12:23:28 PM · #42
I give up.

Votes: 44
Views: 78
Avg Vote: 4.3636

06/09/2010 12:25:44 PM · #43
Dont. Lets ride all the way to the end. I share the 4's with you:-)

Originally posted by JustCaree:

I give up.

Votes: 44
Views: 78
Avg Vote: 4.3636
06/09/2010 12:31:05 PM · #44
I've given up repeatedly. It never lasted very long...

Originally posted by JustCaree:

I give up.

Votes: 44
Views: 78
Avg Vote: 4.3636
06/09/2010 12:35:15 PM · #45
only been tracking scores with hawkeye's spreadsheet for 6 months, but this challenge represents the first time i've gotten this many 1s and 2s in the first day of voting. angry voters out there today, leave my dross alone!
06/09/2010 12:40:03 PM · #46
Votes: 44
Views: 84
Avg Vote: 4.1136

Im not dissapointed.
06/09/2010 01:00:12 PM · #47
Originally posted by Prash:

Dont. Lets ride all the way to the end. I share the 4's with you:-)

Originally posted by JustCaree:

I give up.

Votes: 44
Views: 78
Avg Vote: 4.3636


its just frusturating.
06/09/2010 01:04:16 PM · #48
Originally posted by JustCaree:

Originally posted by Prash:

Dont. Lets ride all the way to the end. I share the 4's with you:-)

Originally posted by JustCaree:

I give up.

Votes: 44
Views: 78
Avg Vote: 4.3636


its just frusturating.


You'll get better results as you improve and learn, as long as you're willing to invest some time, effort, and money (hopefully not too much of that last one!).
06/09/2010 02:44:29 PM · #49
Dpchallenge stall warning ! Pull up! Pull up! Pull up!

going down to 5.3 :)
06/09/2010 02:49:46 PM · #50
Here I am, my 2nd challenge...and I seem to be doing worse than my 1st.

Votes: 51
Views: 89
Avg Vote: 4.4902

...things can only get better!!
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