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03/14/2005 06:00:12 PM · #1
Wow, my score went from 6.7 to 6.1 in a matter of hours, it is slowly on the rise again. Did this happen to anyone else?
03/14/2005 07:03:12 PM · #2
Yep. Dropped from 7.3 to 6.4 in about 25 votes. But I think that's usual.
03/14/2005 07:05:16 PM · #3
Such statistical anomolies dissappear when the sample size increases. It's the centering of the bell curve that worries me :)
03/14/2005 07:07:58 PM · #4
Might as well add to the D70 group, mine dropped off the map almost a full point
03/14/2005 07:09:59 PM · #5
lol, don't you guys know that owning a Nikon trigers the 'drop score by 0.5' program?
03/14/2005 07:17:37 PM · #6
yeah, that's why i switched to Canon.. but i went from 6.2 to 6.07... :(
03/14/2005 07:30:33 PM · #7
LOL...gotta luv it!
03/14/2005 07:32:49 PM · #8
Unfortunately, I think the theory has merit....happens to me every time.

6.3 to 5.8 is not unusual
03/14/2005 08:35:08 PM · #9
Usually I end close to what the first 50 votes tell me...today i am expereinceing more of a drop than usual though...at 10 AM i was at 5.29...and now at 4.93. That is up from 4.91...

I still expect a rally at the end and if trends hold true, finish in the 5.25 to 5.35 area. Not great, but better than my last few tries, and rather good for what i thought was a bit daring for an entry.

3 favourable comments!
03/14/2005 08:40:38 PM · #10
I had a score drop as well...
5.6031 to 5.6029 :/
03/14/2005 08:40:44 PM · #11
The early voting can get wild- my Passing Time entry went from 7+ to 4.000 in early voting before finishing at 6.427. That kind of swing will definitely raise an eyebrow. I've found that my scores generally start at a peak, bottom out about 18-24 hours after the voting starts, then moderate thoughout the week. Almost every entry seems to follow the same pattern.
03/14/2005 08:48:22 PM · #12
Because I live in the UK, I usually find my score stays constant by the time I wake up and check my score. This challenge however, it's dived from 7.2 to 6.45 which is very unusual.
03/14/2005 09:04:57 PM · #13
don't worry too much, i've seen dives from 7's to 4's in hours.
03/14/2005 09:09:10 PM · #14
Well...if you start low, like I did, there isn't as much room to drop. I guess thats my new strategy....unfortunately.
03/14/2005 09:10:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by kyebosh:

don't worry too much, i've seen dives from 7's to 4's in hours.

I've never seen one by the time I get out of bed in the UK. I think you're thinking of score drops from soon after midnight US time.
03/14/2005 09:14:30 PM · #16
Mine started out kinda low, then sank.
03/14/2005 09:17:10 PM · #17
yuck.... 6.8 last time (at 20 votes) I checked, 6.1 now....(at 80).

That hurts!

I thought I was starting to get used to the pattern - start high, drop, the level and rise slowly, but the last few entries haven't followed it at all. I think I've reached the conclusion that there is no pattern !
03/14/2005 09:20:26 PM · #18
well, i'm really happy 'cause i got a lot of comments on my surrealism entry, and they are 95% positive and some of them are really constructive!

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