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05/24/2010 10:12:57 AM · #1
I was curious as the DPL voting appears to be much harsher than regular voting since more voters have a stake in voting others down...

So I took the 10 completed challenges for DPL and compared them with the 10 pre-DPL challenges (no Free Study and did not include the DPL "break" weeks).

Surprisingly this is what I found.

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Votes are actually UP for the DPL challenges -- only .05, but up nevertheless. Which I would assume in statistically insignificant and that the voting for the DPL is essentially the same for the non-DPL challenges.

G'figure!
05/24/2010 10:17:05 AM · #2
Nearly double the entries too. that is the most impressive part of that number.

05/24/2010 10:27:35 AM · #3
Originally posted by MattO:

Nearly double the entries too. that is the most impressive part of that number.


Yep. More participation in the site and it truly does NOT affect your scores.
05/24/2010 10:40:40 AM · #4
I think blindly not letting votes count that you cast on your opponents entries would remove the idea that people are voting others down. Just remove them at rollover and remove that argument both from non-dpl participants and from those that may be doing that.

I love double the entries and there is fantastic creativity going on!

Message edited by author 2010-05-24 10:42:16.
05/24/2010 11:09:37 AM · #5
I'd be interested in figuring out how the top end of the voting scale has changed. It seems like that's lower to me during DPL. The curve is skewed more at the top (people voting "the good stuff" down a bit) and it doesn't affect the average as much.
05/24/2010 11:11:17 AM · #6
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I'd be interested in figuring out how the top end of the voting scale has changed. It seems like that's lower to me during DPL. The curve is skewed more at the top (people voting "the good stuff" down a bit) and it doesn't affect the average as much.


I scored my first 7+ entry during a DPL week and others have gotten their first ribbons. I don't know if that makes any difference or not in your thought process.
05/24/2010 11:12:41 AM · #7
So my suckage is real...
05/24/2010 11:14:45 AM · #8
Mine too, Spiffy. *sigh*
05/24/2010 11:17:38 AM · #9
Join the club. Guess I just don't have the BMT for DPL... :-(
05/24/2010 11:18:20 AM · #10
Well, that does explain the perception of lower scores..

Essentially, there is a larger field, with better work (some old, big guns have come out for DPL), so naturally, your work is being judged against a tougher field...

In essence, while the overall average hasn't changed, the quality at the top end has..

Keep up or kill your shutter trying. :)
05/24/2010 11:20:21 AM · #11
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I'd be interested in figuring out how the top end of the voting scale has changed. It seems like that's lower to me during DPL. The curve is skewed more at the top (people voting "the good stuff" down a bit) and it doesn't affect the average as much.


I scored my first 7+ entry during a DPL week and others have gotten their first ribbons. I don't know if that makes any difference or not in your thought process.


Bah, this had nothing to do with DPL....

Matt, if you hadn't ribboned in Sports, I would have been concerned.
05/24/2010 12:04:00 PM · #12
I'm entering more because of DPL and still not voting.
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