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12/15/2004 02:56:37 AM · #1
Just as an interest I find in each challenge I have recieved roughly the same amount of votes about 280/300 odd each time. I suspect that this might be the same across the board. Is there only the same Hard core of voters doing the business each time. It seems a small total given the membership of this site, Any Ideas on this or how participation can be raised,.
12/15/2004 03:27:42 AM · #2
I try to vote on 100% of the submissions on each challenge I vote in. But there are times that people can only achieve 20% or a little more because of time, their ISP speed, and the amount of entries. And yes they are some that don't even vote or vote little. But for the most part I think it is a time issue.
12/15/2004 03:39:01 AM · #3
Definatly a time issue. I try to do the 20% and if I have access to a faster computer than my own (such as at college) than I usually do over 50%. Rarely 100% though...just don't have the time.
12/15/2004 03:40:02 AM · #4
I think the question is more:

How long do you take per picture?

12/15/2004 03:43:59 AM · #5
Originally posted by proxima centauri:

I think the question is more:

How long do you take per picture?


I take at least 30 sec. a photo. It usually takes me the full 7 days to vote on a challenge. I believe you have to study a picture before you can accurately vote on it.
12/15/2004 04:34:58 AM · #6
I am guilty of not voting recently (past few months), and it is mostly a time issue -- not that I don't have it, as I am a firm believer that people will make time for what is important to them, but there are just other things I want to spend my time on lately. That will change from time to time however.

That said, when I do vote I will spend anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours looking at the image. If the image does not interest me in the least I will not look at it long -- but likewise, if the image has an immediate impact on me I will not spend much time studying it either. The photos I spend the most time on seem to always be the shots in the middle score-wise. They make me think or have to figure out something about them, anything really -- as long as the image gets me involved.

These are also the images I am most likely to comment on.

David
12/15/2004 04:39:15 AM · #7
Its not the time but more the amount of people voting , are they the same group of people voting on each challenge,. I vote on most open challenges and comment somewhat on others.
In other words is there a small group of us doing all the voting each time ?
12/15/2004 04:53:25 AM · #8
Originally posted by kiwinick:

Its not the time but more the amount of people voting , are they the same group of people voting on each challenge,. I vote on most open challenges and comment somewhat on others.
In other words is there a small group of us doing all the voting each time ?


I think it is wrong to assume that it is only a small core group of people voting.
Please remember you will not get 500 plus votes in these larger challenges members find it very difficult to vote on such large challenges, even looking at your own stats kiwinick you have voted on just over half of the images in the challenges you have entered and there is nothing wrong with that thats probably on par with most members.
Just don't expect to get everyone to vote on all the challenges and if you get around 200 that's a good representative of the site.
12/15/2004 04:55:45 AM · #9
I don't think there is any way of knowing for sure the answer to that particular question. But I would have to say [my guess] is YES. Because we currently have over 1600 members and over 28700 registered users. I think for the most part there are a select few that participate in submitting photos and voting and it more than likely is the same people.
12/15/2004 07:50:12 AM · #10
So far I have tried to vote on all the challenges, not because I have to but because I would hate to miss the opportunity to put my 2 cents into a photo. I mean, with so many great photos here during voting I learn so much by just viewing and voting on them.

It takes me a whole week from start to finish to get through the voting and I can spend anything from 20sec to 5 min on a photo, it just depends how it captivates me. Pure examples, Landmark - Photo#1 and Photo#3 and Yellow Revisited - Photo#1 and Photo#3 were my highest votes for those challenges and I think I also spent the longest time on them also. But, sometimes it takes me as long to view some of the other photos, including the bottom end photos.

Do I have time to spend doing this, no but I make time and if I submit to a challenge I feel it's my responsibility to vote in it also, if I skip a challenge I still vote.

In the end, its just having/finding the time to vote without rushing and that's why I can never finish any voting in one sitting, just impossible ... for me!
12/15/2004 10:28:07 AM · #11
I usually run through all the photos quickly (10 sec a photo) and give it a base score. I'll later come back, when my day is over, and re-evaluate the pictures and add comments.

Now of course i'm only in my 2nd challenge since i've joined the site, so i'm probably not as burned out (if possible) on viewing other photos. I am also not a full member, so I can't vote in all the challenges.

Next paycheck I will be purchasing a membership and I hope to be critiqued in all the challenges.
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