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09/30/2005 07:30:00 PM · #101
Another possible restriction on voting (not my idea--someone suggested it in a thread I read a while ago, but it makes sense) is to only allow the user to see their score once they "finalize" their votes in a challenge, and then they are not allowed to change them.

I think that works, if it can be programmed easily, but I wouldn't have any objection to not allowing you to vote on a challenge you entered, either.
09/30/2005 08:07:30 PM · #102
I am for the unrestricted voting - let everyone vote on what they want and do not hide scores on their images until after they vote.

There seems to be a lot of supposition of how people will vote based on what they know about their own score. But the same can happen based on what they do not know. Suppose I want to know my score but have entered a particular challenge and cannot see that score until I lock my votes.

I can see a couple of outcomes. First since I am on a dial-up connection it is likely to be at least a few days before I finish voting. Having to wait that long I'm just going to opt out of voting at all on that challenge. Some may see that as good. Others will not. Second I can see people rushing thorough the voting just so they can watch their score - people are addicted to the update button - they are going to act so that the button works. This will almost certainly result in some considered voting that is not well thought out.

Then there are other things that also effect the voting. The discussion of how the images and what kind of images meet the challenge can certainly impact how people vote. These discussion usually start as soon as the challenge is announced. They effect the image that are submitted and likely effect the voting as well - do we ban those discussions.
10/05/2005 12:17:55 AM · #103
Is the experiment permanent now?
10/05/2005 12:40:29 AM · #104
Originally posted by Nitin:

Is the experiment permanent now?

Have we learned anything from it?
10/05/2005 12:59:03 AM · #105
Originally posted by Britannica:

Have we learned anything from it?

I think it worked out pretty well. Just wondering if its permanent now, or is it still on probation :)

10/05/2005 01:14:44 AM · #106
I vote YES.
10/26/2005 12:22:17 AM · #107
Experiment update or oversight?

Exclusive Open Challenge: Busy
Rules: Basic Editing (Updated 1/5/05)
Submission: Oct. 26th - Nov. 1st
Submissions: 0
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Open Challenge: Shutter Speed
Rules: Basic Editing (Updated 1/5/05)
Submission: Oct. 26th - Nov. 1st
Submissions: 0
View Details and Submit

10/26/2005 12:26:30 AM · #108
Gotta be an oversight; if one's "exclusive" how can the other not be?

10/26/2005 12:44:18 AM · #109
Originally posted by Nitin:

Experiment update or oversight?

Oversite, thanks for pointing it out.
12/19/2005 06:22:32 PM · #110
(note: Since these challenges have been continued, this thread has been renamed from September Open Challenge Experiment to Exclusive Open Challenges for ease of reference and searching.

12/20/2005 12:31:02 AM · #111
Since they've been continued and are no longer labeled an experiment, have any conclussions been made from the quantified data of this experiment regarding the purposes put forward?

Not against them, more challenges are always good -- but curious if they have answered the questions posed in the originating post. That and waiting for the paying member's experiment. :D

12/20/2005 01:01:20 AM · #112
A brief review of the old method and new method entries shows that overall more people are entering now than before, but each challenge has smaller number of entries.

So it seems like a success in two ways. But if you extrapolate that, and with the post-Xmas boost in new camera owners finding us what we'll have by april is two weekly challenges of 400+ entries.
01/06/2006 09:35:48 AM · #113
Well, speaking as one of the post-Christmas new camera owners (the DSLR I've been eyeing off was on special :) this explains what the "Exclusive" means. Until I saw this forum topic, I was unsure why it was called "Exclusive Open Challenge" - you have to admit, it does sound oxymoronic.

Perhaps something could be added to the FAQ to explain this?



Edit: Replaced "tautological" with "oxymoronic" ... well it was about 3am local time. :)

Message edited by author 2006-01-06 15:35:05.
01/06/2006 09:41:36 AM · #114
Sweet. I just learned a new word. But I think "Exclusive Open" sounds more like a good old-fashioned oxymoron.
01/06/2006 09:47:39 AM · #115
Originally posted by Prof_Fate:

But if you extrapolate that, and with the post-Xmas boost in new camera owners finding us what we'll have by april is two weekly challenges of 400+ entries.

But it's still more feasible to vote 20% of 400 entries (80 images) than vote 20% of 1000 entries (200 votes). It may mean that I don't vote on every challenge. BUT...it does mean that I can vote enough for my votes to count. Thus I will vote...

(I have been voting more since the exclusive challenges came into existance, I know that much.)
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