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11/23/2022 10:48:11 AM · #1
I don't know what happened to me last night but some of my votes came out completely wrong. My apologies to these photos/photographers:

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I think those are the only ones. Yikes.

11/23/2022 10:50:29 AM · #2
maybe all 3 were "upside down" ... my memory is not great.

so if you look at the keypad formation and take it upside down ... my 1 was supposed to be a 7. my 2 was supposed to be an 8. my 3 was supposed to be a 9.
11/23/2022 10:55:58 AM · #3
I believe that when the phone company was developing the touch-tone phone they deliberately made the keypads "upside-down" from the way calculators/adding machines were configured, though I can't remember the rationale ... :-(
11/23/2022 12:15:57 PM · #4
That is so weird - I have never been able to use the numbers on my keypad to vote - I have to click on the number on the screen.
11/23/2022 12:29:19 PM · #5
I've never tried to use the numbers but I remember an occasion when I gave someone a 5 when I felt the photo was worth at least an 8. I assumed I'd made a mistake but now I'm not sure. I did the math afterwards though and realised I'd cost someone a ribbon.

The late votes were awful last night. The last 10 votes pulled me down from 6.2 to 5.7333.
11/23/2022 12:41:01 PM · #6
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

I've never tried to use the numbers but I remember an occasion when I gave someone a 5 when I felt the photo was worth at least an 8. I assumed I'd made a mistake but now I'm not sure. I did the math afterwards though and realised I'd cost someone a ribbon.

The late votes were awful last night. The last 10 votes pulled me down from 6.2 to 5.7333.


I can always count on a last day drop of at least .3 but usually closer to .5 to .6 Now my own personal game is to predict the drop on the last day coupled with the point differential between participants and non-participants. Personally my images usually garner a 1 point difference between the two but that is if there is a human in my image - going to see if I can guess the point differential on a non-portrait image. Itís the side game that makes the last day more bearable LOL
11/23/2022 12:41:04 PM · #7
Originally posted by ErinKirsten:

That is so weird - I have never been able to use the numbers on my keypad to vote - I have to click on the number on the screen.

Check to see if the NUM LOCK key is engaged. Have you tried using the numbers on the top row?
11/23/2022 12:43:36 PM · #8
Originally posted by ErinKirsten:

... going to see if I can guess the point differential on a non-portrait image. Itís the side game that makes the last day more bearable LOL

I think we once had a challenge where we supposed to predict our final score and put that into the photographer's notes to see how close we could get.
11/23/2022 01:13:29 PM · #9
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by ErinKirsten:

... going to see if I can guess the point differential on a non-portrait image. Itís the side game that makes the last day more bearable LOL

I think we once had a challenge where we supposed to predict our final score and put that into the photographer's notes to see how close we could get.


Oh fun . . . I am going to do that! I think Iíll predict the final score and the point differential going forward!
11/23/2022 01:24:20 PM · #10
Originally posted by ErinKirsten:

Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

I've never tried to use the numbers but I remember an occasion when I gave someone a 5 when I felt the photo was worth at least an 8. I assumed I'd made a mistake but now I'm not sure. I did the math afterwards though and realised I'd cost someone a ribbon.

The late votes were awful last night. The last 10 votes pulled me down from 6.2 to 5.7333.


I can always count on a last day drop of at least .3 but usually closer to .5 to .6 Now my own personal game is to predict the drop on the last day coupled with the point differential between participants and non-participants. Personally my images usually garner a 1 point difference between the two but that is if there is a human in my image - going to see if I can guess the point differential on a non-portrait image. Itís the side game that makes the last day more bearable LOL


I don't think I've ever had such a steep drop at the end before. Maybe that's because most of my photos score below 6.
11/23/2022 02:39:46 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I believe that when the phone company was developing the touch-tone phone they deliberately made the keypads "upside-down" from the way calculators/adding machines were configured, though I can't remember the rationale ... :-(


What I heard was that it was to keep people from punching in the numbers too fast, which the system could not keep up with at that time. Don't know if that is true.
11/23/2022 05:16:17 PM · #12
Originally posted by posthumous:

I don't know what happened to me last night but some of my votes came out completely wrong. My apologies to these photos/photographers:


Gee! How odd!

Don't feel bad about it. You tried.
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