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07/08/2015 10:41:03 AM · #1
It's been said before, but I'll say it again - when you have 160-200 people participating in a challenge AND a DPL going, it's utterly ridiculous that you have half as many votes as you have entries.

I've heard the reasons for not voting in a challenge you participate in, and no matter how I twist them it's moronic. Has the SC ever divulged the percentage of non-participant votes compared to participants? If every participant sat out voting what would we have, 10-15 votes? I suspect even that's high - and judging from some entries that have well about the average number of votes I suspect they'd do rather well if you look at the averages.

There should be no participation awards here unless you truly participate.
07/08/2015 11:20:26 AM · #2
Well said ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' backdoorhippie
07/08/2015 11:23:26 AM · #3
Bah, edited to not get into this.

Message edited by author 2015-07-08 11:28:44.
07/08/2015 12:50:51 PM · #4
1st world problems....
07/08/2015 01:02:11 PM · #5
Originally posted by smardaz:

1st world problems....

Hey! I resemble that remark ;-p
07/08/2015 01:09:13 PM · #6
Participation is key. Voting is part of that. Please somebody come up with a solution for this.
07/08/2015 01:25:20 PM · #7
Call me crazy... is there a quicker way to vote than to have to click on the numbers? As in using the number pad, etc.?
07/08/2015 01:29:42 PM · #8
Originally posted by Dudski:

Call me crazy... is there a quicker way to vote than to have to click on the numbers? As in using the number pad, etc.?


ever gone to your preferences?
07/08/2015 01:29:58 PM · #9
yeah man, I'm pretty much a keyboard only voter. 1-0 keys (mostly in the 5-8 range)
07/08/2015 01:30:11 PM · #10
I second, third, and fourth this! It doesn't make any sense to me that this is a voting site for photos and you get and want votes for your photos but won't give votes! What if we all stop voting?
07/08/2015 01:32:31 PM · #11
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by Dudski:

Call me crazy... is there a quicker way to vote than to have to click on the numbers? As in using the number pad, etc.?


ever gone to your preferences?


Thank you! Maybe this'll get me voting.
07/08/2015 01:33:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by RyanW:

yeah man, I'm pretty much a keyboard only voter. 1-0 keys (mostly in the 5-8 range)


I put one of those glass birds with the liquid in it over the 5 key and walk away
07/08/2015 01:33:44 PM · #13
Originally posted by KMcC:

I second, third, and fourth this! It doesn't make any sense to me that this is a voting site for photos and you get and want votes for your photos but won't give votes! What if we all stop voting?

then I finally have a chance to win a ribbon! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Message edited by author 2015-07-08 13:34:09.
07/08/2015 02:58:52 PM · #14
On the subject of voting, I was all set to propose some symbol like this one: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for those who vote 100% on Challenges. But I was reminded by a teammate that we used to have a very actively sought after award for 100, 500 and more challenges voted.

Does anyone remember the award? Perhaps it could be reinstated. Maybe all we need is a little incentive.
07/08/2015 03:00:46 PM · #15
Originally posted by sfalice:

On the subject of voting, I was all set to propose some symbol like this one: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for those who vote 100% on Challenges. But I was reminded by a teammate that we used to have a very actively sought after award for 100, 500 and more challenges voted.

Does anyone remember the award? Perhaps it could be reinstated. Maybe all we need is a little incentive.


' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi used to give out sparkling ribbons if I remember right.
07/08/2015 03:32:25 PM · #16
i dont vote as much as I should for the simple reason that the new larger images take forever to load at the office. our internet connection sucks and waiting for the images to load is maddening.

i vote when i get a chance at home, which isn't very often or I'll suffer through at the office if i like the topic.
07/08/2015 04:38:54 PM · #17
Originally posted by KMcC:

I second, third, and fourth this! It doesn't make any sense to me that this is a voting site for photos and you get and want votes for your photos but won't give votes! What if we all stop voting?


One thing is for sure. Threads like this have instilled enough guilt in me that I've stopped entering.
07/08/2015 04:59:06 PM · #18
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - if we could stop sniping at each other,
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smardaz gave the right clue. It was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi who had that design.

So, to incentivize voters, is there someone among us who could design a symbol for Voting, rather than commenting,
and see if it works for better voting records?

Such a genius would be welcome to use this little "I Voted" badge that California gives out to folks who vote in elections.
07/08/2015 05:00:25 PM · #19
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - if we could stop sniping at each other,
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smardaz gave the right clue. It was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi who had that design.

So, to incentivize voters, is there someone among us who could design a symbol for Voting, rather than commenting,
and see if it works for better voting records?

Such a genius would be welcome to use this little "I Voted" badge that California gives out to folks who vote in elections.

Here it is again:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/14476/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_903059.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
07/08/2015 05:15:10 PM · #20
I've hidden the snippier comments on this thread. Keep it productive and stop calling each other out.

SC is currently discussing this very thing, so we can also have "official" recognition for voting and commenting :)
07/08/2015 05:25:12 PM · #21
I don't know, maybe I'm being weird, but I'm not crazy about having awards for voting. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but I think handing out the sparkle ribbons encouraged speed voting just to get a little piece of bling. How to get people to vote, I'm not sure. I vote and I vote a lot...I passed 100,000 given votes just recently. I enjoy doing it. I've been here 10 years now and there are always more people who enter than who vote. It sucks for sure. I like the idea of have special challenges for people who participate in the site other than just by entering challenges.

Why not a challenge for people who have more than a certain amount of votes given? I know we've done things like that for people who take the time to comment often. I just don't care for the idea of giving awards for something people should be doing anyway.

Message edited by author 2015-07-08 17:26:16.
07/08/2015 05:27:27 PM · #22
Originally posted by RKT:

I don't know, maybe I'm being weird, but I'm not crazy about having awards for voting. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but I think handing out the sparkle ribbons encouraged speed voting just to get a little piece of bling. How to get people to vote, I'm not sure. I vote and I vote a lot...I passed 100,000 given votes just recently. I enjoy doing it. I've been here 10 years now and there are always more people who enter than who vote. It sucks for sure. I like the idea of have special challenges for people who participate in the site other than just by entering challenges though.

Why not a challenge for people who have more than a certain amount of votes given? I know we've done things like that for people who take the time to comment often. I just don't care for the idea of giving awards for something people should be doing anyway.


You're not remembering correctly, the sparkling ribbons were for 100% commenting. Alice is just suggesting another version. I think if one member wants to hand out an award for anything it's not really up to anyone else if they should do it or not.
07/08/2015 05:32:41 PM · #23
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by RKT:

I don't know, maybe I'm being weird, but I'm not crazy about having awards for voting. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but I think handing out the sparkle ribbons encouraged speed voting just to get a little piece of bling. How to get people to vote, I'm not sure. I vote and I vote a lot...I passed 100,000 given votes just recently. I enjoy doing it. I've been here 10 years now and there are always more people who enter than who vote. It sucks for sure. I like the idea of have special challenges for people who participate in the site other than just by entering challenges though.

Why not a challenge for people who have more than a certain amount of votes given? I know we've done things like that for people who take the time to comment often. I just don't care for the idea of giving awards for something people should be doing anyway.


You're not remembering correctly, the sparkling ribbons were for 100% commenting. Alice is just suggesting another version. I think if one member wants to hand out an award for anything it's not really up to anyone else if they should do it or not.


Yet I can express an opinion about it. They can do whatever they like.
07/08/2015 05:36:11 PM · #24
Originally posted by RKT:

Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by RKT:

I don't know, maybe I'm being weird, but I'm not crazy about having awards for voting. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but I think handing out the sparkle ribbons encouraged speed voting just to get a little piece of bling. How to get people to vote, I'm not sure. I vote and I vote a lot...I passed 100,000 given votes just recently. I enjoy doing it. I've been here 10 years now and there are always more people who enter than who vote. It sucks for sure. I like the idea of have special challenges for people who participate in the site other than just by entering challenges though.

Why not a challenge for people who have more than a certain amount of votes given? I know we've done things like that for people who take the time to comment often. I just don't care for the idea of giving awards for something people should be doing anyway.


You're not remembering correctly, the sparkling ribbons were for 100% commenting. Alice is just suggesting another version. I think if one member wants to hand out an award for anything it's not really up to anyone else if they should do it or not.


Yet I can express an opinion about it. They can do whatever they like.


No, I'm disallowing opinions henceforth....And I'm going to start giving ribbons out to people who keep their opinions to themselves....

On second thought, maybe I'll give out ribbons to those who give too many opinions, something like this maybe?
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Message edited by author 2015-07-08 17:43:48.
07/08/2015 05:45:38 PM · #25
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by RKT:

Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by RKT:

I don't know, maybe I'm being weird, but I'm not crazy about having awards for voting. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but I think handing out the sparkle ribbons encouraged speed voting just to get a little piece of bling. How to get people to vote, I'm not sure. I vote and I vote a lot...I passed 100,000 given votes just recently. I enjoy doing it. I've been here 10 years now and there are always more people who enter than who vote. It sucks for sure. I like the idea of have special challenges for people who participate in the site other than just by entering challenges though.

Why not a challenge for people who have more than a certain amount of votes given? I know we've done things like that for people who take the time to comment often. I just don't care for the idea of giving awards for something people should be doing anyway.


You're not remembering correctly, the sparkling ribbons were for 100% commenting. Alice is just suggesting another version. I think if one member wants to hand out an award for anything it's not really up to anyone else if they should do it or not.


Yet I can express an opinion about it. They can do whatever they like.


No, I'm disallowing opinions hencforth....And I'm going to start giving ribbons out to people who keep there opinions to themselves....


Then we are screwed as we will never get one of those ribbons...unless you can make it really super sparkly and out of teddybears and unicorns or something. Then I might be persuaded to shut up just to get one of those on my profile page.
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