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04/06/2011 03:24:31 PM · #26
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:)
04/06/2011 03:24:42 PM · #27
Same camera, same place, sameish titles. We can safely say the two entrants know each other.. Almost feel sorry for them because they have no idea how tightly knit this community is (and pitch fork friendly :P)

And I just figured out which ribbon is going to go.. Deviantart is so treacherous *cackle*

Message edited by author 2011-04-06 15:39:25.
04/06/2011 03:29:18 PM · #28
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I believe, and I may be off base here, but I believe that the take-home from this is that "emulate the masters" challenges should be for paid members only, because I think they are a little more likely to vote this kind of challenge thoughtfully. It doesn't feel like a majority of the voters in this challenge really understood what makes a Weston special.

R.


I am not a paid member and would hate to see this happen. I'm still pretty new and have been learning a lot with each challenge. I really enjoyed the Weston challenge -- it was the most unique of the challenges that I have entered so far (to me anyhow). I did come in second to last place, but I think I totally get why -- my primary flaw became painfully obvious once I started voting myself. Now you seasoned paid members may not agree with my read of the masters, but I think my voting is valid -- and I provided comments on most images with my impressions and reasons for voting the way I did.

I don't have a problem with revealing my votes -- I stand by my read of the challenge and entries. I would rather I have to defend each of my votes in such challenges than be excluded from them. If challenges like "emulate the masters" become paid members only I may just lose interest in the site. As it is, I happily take my place at the back of the pack until I figure out how to score well.
04/06/2011 03:45:36 PM · #29
this challenge made me miffed.... (or super super mad.) Like i posted on another thread, there be trolls.... -_- @!%&* !!!!!!! ok so yes i'm mad. very mad. But why do people have to be so stupid that they just have to vote everyone else down! messed up... I think thats all i have to say... or that i feel like saying...

>:(
04/06/2011 03:48:29 PM · #30
Trying to 'rig' the votes (if that is what has happened here) is nothing new at DPC
There have been numerous cases where people have tried and been found out thanks to the SC
It is sad but it happens *shrugs*

04/06/2011 04:05:28 PM · #31
Originally posted by kichu:

Don't want to go through all of the comments here, so sorry if this was already mentioned, but some of the generous comments on those photos are from super super new users and THESE are the stats for one user for example:

Challenges Entered: 0
Votes Cast: 147
Avg Vote Cast: 2.8503
Votes Received: 0
Avg Vote Received: 0.0000

Just a big, huge, EFF you.

The challenge so needs to be done over. What a waste of time for all those that worked so hard at producing a great image. I'm sorry for you all. :(


There are also comments from two different users who if you look... HAVE ONLY VIEWED 2 IMAGES... EVER.... LoL...
04/06/2011 04:27:53 PM · #32
Damn, as if there was not enough drama in this challenge already. Now the winner will get DQ-ed too.

//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165614573484931&set=a.161711117208610.32922.117486671631055&theater&pid=339818&id=117486671631055

Note: The date says "January 19"

His work is amazing though!

Message edited by author 2011-04-06 16:30:24.
04/06/2011 04:28:09 PM · #33
Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

... miffed.... >:(

*Slippy runs away in fear*
04/06/2011 04:31:04 PM · #34
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Damn, as if there was not enough drama in this challenge already. Now the winner will get DQ-ed too.

//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165614573484931&set=a.161711117208610.32922.117486671631055&theater&pid=339818&id=117486671631055

Note: The date says "January 19"

His work is amazing though!
WOW! Did he forge EXIF?
04/06/2011 04:31:58 PM · #35
I don't think his image has been validated yet. The voting ended less than 24 hours ago.
04/06/2011 04:32:04 PM · #36
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

... miffed.... >:(

*Slippy runs away in fear*


XD LOL you should....
04/06/2011 04:33:57 PM · #37
Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

... miffed.... >:(

*Slippy runs away in fear*

XD LOL you should....

It was the angry-eyebrows that pushed it over the top ! ;-D
04/06/2011 04:37:53 PM · #38
I came in 4th place in the challenge.

It looks like it may be 3rd place when all is said and done.

If there was cheating involved, I would really like the SC to recalculate the results of this challenge. I would rather have a spot that I have earned, than to get it because others were intentionally hurt.
04/06/2011 04:44:03 PM · #39
The dude's work is certainly amazing. He's got an entire portfolio of jaw-dropping portraits. I wonder why he even bothered with this.

On another note, why were so many tickets submitted about the winner? I wouldn't have thought anything afoul and would have let SC do their standard validation.

The other stuff is obvious, of course.
04/06/2011 04:47:03 PM · #40
Originally posted by marnet:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Damn, as if there was not enough drama in this challenge already. Now the winner will get DQ-ed too.

//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165614573484931&set=a.161711117208610.32922.117486671631055&theater&pid=339818&id=117486671631055

Note: The date says "January 19"

His work is amazing though!
WOW! Did he forge EXIF?

Naw. Look at the exif. Says jan too.
Shame. Real shame.
04/06/2011 04:47:45 PM · #41
Originally posted by vawendy:

I came in 4th place in the challenge.

It looks like it may be 3rd place when all is said and done.

If there was cheating involved, I would really like the SC to recalculate the results of this challenge. I would rather have a spot that I have earned, than to get it because others were intentionally hurt.


Something certainly looks strange. I couldn't believe how low the score for the blue was. Whether or not positions will change drastically is anyone's guess, but those scores just don't seem right. The quality in this challenge seemed pretty good to me.
04/06/2011 04:50:02 PM · #42
Originally posted by vawendy:

I came in 4th place in the challenge.

It looks like it may be 3rd place when all is said and done.

If there was cheating involved, I would really like the SC to recalculate the results of this challenge. I would rather have a spot that I have earned, than to get it because others were intentionally hurt.

Looks like there's the 1st place being taken before and lots of 1 voting. Might be a lot of people up. Good news for nudes and lady subjects from what I've read here.
04/06/2011 04:52:05 PM · #43
Originally posted by nightpixels:

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I just went through the photos and ALL of the other shots with a woman in them had AT LEAST ten 1's, but most had 12. EXCEPT for these two shots. One got ZERO 1's and the other got 2. Does smell fishy to me.
04/06/2011 04:52:57 PM · #44
I am afraid my Avocado got all the ones it deserved. :-(
04/06/2011 04:54:21 PM · #45
Originally posted by tph1:

I am afraid my Avocado got all the ones it deserved. :-(


Your Avocado must have been a male. Had it been a female you would have received twelve 1's ... guaranteed!
04/06/2011 04:54:35 PM · #46
Originally posted by tph1:

I am afraid my Avocado got all the ones it deserved. :-(


aww...I actually really enjoyed yours! but the picture quality definitely needed to be better.

Next time! :)
04/06/2011 04:54:50 PM · #47
Originally posted by nightpixels:

I'd like to know why every single nude got eleven to fifteen 1's , but these two didn't (one got no 1's, the other got 2):

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943633.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943633.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943635.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943635.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

What a coincidence that they were both shot in the same location and both are newly registered accounts. Can the SC look into this please? I think it takes no rocket scientist (even though I am one) to figure out what the heck is going on here.

p.s. I just saw ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenNfld's post. She has submitted a ticket to the SC.


Well, I "only" got 6 ones and really do not feel bad about this at all anymore. I actually now find it amusing, because if indeed these were set up, all the cheating did not help them a whole lot :)
04/06/2011 04:55:47 PM · #48
Originally posted by antje1777:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

I'd like to know why every single nude got eleven to fifteen 1's , but these two didn't (one got no 1's, the other got 2):

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What a coincidence that they were both shot in the same location and both are newly registered accounts. Can the SC look into this please? I think it takes no rocket scientist (even though I am one) to figure out what the heck is going on here.

p.s. I just saw ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenNfld's post. She has submitted a ticket to the SC.


Well, I "only" got 6 ones and really do not feel bad about this at all anymore. I actually now find it amusing, because if indeed these were set up, all the cheating did not help them a whole lot :)


Because real flesh was missing in your shot :)
04/06/2011 04:57:56 PM · #49
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Originally posted by antje1777:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

I'd like to know why every single nude got eleven to fifteen 1's , but these two didn't (one got no 1's, the other got 2):

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943633.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943633.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943635.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1366/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_943635.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

What a coincidence that they were both shot in the same location and both are newly registered accounts. Can the SC look into this please? I think it takes no rocket scientist (even though I am one) to figure out what the heck is going on here.

p.s. I just saw ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenNfld's post. She has submitted a ticket to the SC.


Well, I "only" got 6 ones and really do not feel bad about this at all anymore. I actually now find it amusing, because if indeed these were set up, all the cheating did not help them a whole lot :)


Because real flesh was missing in your shot :)


Hehe...yes..it was only a sensual vegetable :)
04/06/2011 04:58:15 PM · #50
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Damn, as if there was not enough drama in this challenge already. Now the winner will get DQ-ed too.

//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165614573484931&set=a.161711117208610.32922.117486671631055&theater&pid=339818&id=117486671631055

Note: The date says "January 19"

His work is amazing though!


Wow, her work is REALLY good. I almost want to add her on facebook. :S

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