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03/28/2007 01:31:22 AM · #26
This was the first challenge I tried to enter, but I had trouble uploading the photo. I finally got a dig. cam in January, so I'm still learning how resize the files among other things. Thanks noisemaker, I was not aware.

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 01:50:11.
03/28/2007 01:39:55 AM · #27
Aurora-Artistree you are not allowed to post your outtake until the challenge voting is over. Id advise to remove it now before SC does.
03/28/2007 01:50:11 AM · #28
Hey, not a bad start... Gonna cry if it drops.

Votes: 13
Views: 19
Avg Vote: 6.3846
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 01:48 am

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 01:50:29.
03/28/2007 01:53:22 AM · #29
(get out you troll thwomping stick)
03/28/2007 07:23:37 AM · #30
Well, I should have not entered. I worked on my photo for days, doing and redoing, and needless to say it is currently sitting at around 4.8. Too out of the box, I guess. I should make it a point, if I spend more than 1 hour on a photo, then it isn't worth entering.
03/28/2007 07:28:13 AM · #31
Votes 19
Views 32
Av 6.26
Comments 1

This is my first ever entry. How should I read this. My Av has dropped from 6.39 to 6.26. Should I take into account number of views versus number of votes or just keep an eye on the Av score?
03/28/2007 07:56:06 AM · #32
Monique

First things first...welcome to the open challenge

OK how to judge your scores...

In the first day or so you can get a general feeling for how things are going but because the number of votes cast is relatively small then one person liking (or hating) your pic a lot can have a big impact on your score at the time

Generally - once you get past the 50 vote mark you can pretty much tell (within a point) where you will end up

For my pics there has tended to be a bit of a trend...

Start low...Rise by friday...fall over the weekend...late spurt on Tuesday, but please note this is on the basis of just 4 comps entered

With regards Views v Votes there is a theory that is people are viewing your pic but not voting it is because they think it is good and they want to view all the pics...Mark the average and below average ones straight away and then come back to what they think are the better ones so they can view them again as a block and give out their marks

From where I am sitting 6.26 looks like a VERY solid start but be prepared for the worst over the next 24 hours (though it may just get stronger and stronger)

Other good indicators as to whether you have hit the mark are the number of comments you get (although lots of comments does not necessarily mean a very good pic as these might be simply 'DNMC'--Does Not Meet Challenge ones where people think what you have submitted isnt appropriate to the task) and also whether you get marked down as anyones favourite (I'm still waiting for my first favourite...there will be much whooping and hollering when that occurs)

Hope this is of some help

Good luck

Jon
03/28/2007 07:58:59 AM · #33
Thanks for your help Jon. By the way where is Milton Keynes? Just Googled it, looks nice.

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 08:10:04.
03/28/2007 08:09:06 AM · #34
I had high hopes for my image...one of my personal favourites and it is scoring the lowest score for me...I cannot understand it, sometimes the voting just baffles me...this one has actually infuriated me...

Votes: 24
Views: 39
Avg Vote: 4.9583
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:07 am


03/28/2007 08:13:27 AM · #35
Originally posted by hotpasta:

I had high hopes for my image...one of my personal favourites and it is scoring the lowest score for me...I cannot understand it, sometimes the voting just baffles me...this one has actually infuriated me...

Votes: 24
Views: 39
Avg Vote: 4.9583
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:07 am

I am with you on this. My score is worse than my last entry, which ended with a 4.7. I have a feeling it is because it doesn't match the overall tone of the challenge. It is way different from anybody elses, and therefore since it stands out like a sore thumb, in this case, it has made the score suck. Sometimes standing out is a good thing, but apparently not on this challenge.
03/28/2007 08:13:46 AM · #36
Originally posted by hotpasta:

I had high hopes for my image...one of my personal favourites and it is scoring the lowest score for me...I cannot understand it, sometimes the voting just baffles me...this one has actually infuriated me...

Votes: 24
Views: 39
Avg Vote: 4.9583
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:07 am


and declining...might be my worst result ever

Votes: 25
Views: 40
Avg Vote: 4.8400
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:13 am




03/28/2007 08:35:12 AM · #37
Votes: 26
Views: 44
Avg Vote: 7.0385
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:33 am

Agh, I'm so nervous - I've never had a score that high, I don't want it to go down! Can we stop the voting now please? :)
03/28/2007 08:39:50 AM · #38
Originally posted by Monique64:

Thanks for your help Jon. By the way where is Milton Keynes? Just Googled it, looks nice.


Sorry to go off topic... Milton Keynes is about 50 miles north of London in North Buckinghamshire. It is a new town that people either love or despise. With over 4000 hectares of green space surrounding a vibrant city centre and great transportation links I fall into the first category

JunieMoon/Hotpasta...Even as a relative newcomer I have already realised that the scores that your entries get can be baffling. My last entry ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/652/thumb/485936.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/652/thumb/485936.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' got me a PB (admitedly at 5.5x not a score to make anyone - except me - sit up and take notice) but I have to say that whilst I loved the idea, technically I thought it was worse than some of my other submissions. I guess the answer is to accept that in voting some people will have different opinions to you and so long as you like what you've done then that is all that matters

For the record...In spinning

Votes: 24
Views: 48
Avg Vote: 5.2917
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:10 am
03/28/2007 08:41:41 AM · #39
Originally posted by purpleflutterby13:

Votes: 26
Views: 44
Avg Vote: 7.0385
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:33 am

Agh, I'm so nervous - I've never had a score that high, I don't want it to go down! Can we stop the voting now please? :)


Wow, that is great! I'm sure that you will be in a ribbon soon!
03/28/2007 08:48:57 AM · #40
Votes: 27
Views: 45
Avg Vote: 7.0000
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 08:46 am

Agh, it's going down! Ok, I will switch off the computer in a second - I don't think pressing the 'update' button and waving my hands upwards in order to make the score stay above 7 is really doing any good. lol
03/28/2007 08:57:56 AM · #41
Votes: 27
Views: 67
Avg Vote: 6.0741
Comments: 1
03/28/2007 09:44:06 AM · #42
Votes: 32
Views: 151
Avg Vote: 6.2188
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 09:38 am
03/28/2007 10:11:25 AM · #43
Spinning
Votes: 35
Views: 159
Avg Vote: 6.4286
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/28/07 10:10 am
03/28/2007 10:20:10 AM · #44
Originally posted by purpleflutterby13:

I don't think pressing the 'update' button and waving my hands upwards in order to make the score stay above 7 is really doing any good. lol


You have wave your hand upwards first THEN press the update button!LOL

Votes: 34
Score: 6.3529

...Waves hands upwards and presses update button...

Votes: 35
Score: 6.3189

Hmnmmm....maybe your way is better! LOL!

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 10:23:06.
03/28/2007 10:46:09 AM · #45
So far I'm about 0.3 higher than I thought I'd be. It's a shot I like a lot, and it has personal meaning, so I'm delighted to see at least someone agrees with me. :)

Votes: 36
Views: 49
Avg Vote: 5.3611
Comments: 2

One of my comments is funny: he complained my subject was blurry. Well, uh, yeah. See, she's spinning. :) Sometimes, a static, frozen subject doesn't convey motion very well.

Greetings to the new folks. The score often starts high, plummets for a day or so, then wanders around. Once you hit 50 votes, you're likely to stay within 0.3 or so, and once you hit 100, you're usually within 0.1.
03/28/2007 10:57:00 AM · #46
Thanks for the last few "1" votes recieved!!! I appreciate it! :)~

Votes: 37
Views: 83
Avg Vote: 6.1892
Comments: 3
03/28/2007 11:06:12 AM · #47
surprisingly i have not received any 1 votes yet. I think that must be troll anti-sentiment. However I did receive an OOF statement lol.

I do believe I am headed for the brown! Nonetheless, I am happy with how it turned out.

Votes: 38
Views: 54
Avg Vote: 4.7632
Comments: 1

Ok so who is gonna beat me for the brown????
03/28/2007 11:08:46 AM · #48
btw - did you notice there were at least two that were similar in this challenge, just like there were at least two that were similar in the cell phone challenge? Also Table Shot had two that were similar. I believe there are three of them shooting together for fun so I am trying to find the third in the spin challenge.

Am I the only one who has noticed this?
03/28/2007 11:12:44 AM · #49
I noticed instantly as well....they're trying to confuse us! :)
03/28/2007 11:15:28 AM · #50
Dunno - all I know is that there are quite a few in here using the same concept as me...makes mine a whole lot more boring than I thought it was going to be. One challenge There were a suspicious number of people who included scorpions in their shots for no apparent reason. And in another a bunch of people had children standing with apples on their heads...maybe it's a conspiracy voting strategy...? ' . substr('//www.smileyhut.com/confused/g.gif', strrpos('//www.smileyhut.com/confused/g.gif', '/') + 1) . '

Me, I'm needing a real boost - 5.6 ugh.......
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