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09/26/2002 05:53:54 PM · #1
I don't know who those first 5 voters are each week, between mid-night and 1:00AM but they usually tag my pictures with the average score and I never vary more that a couple of tenths.
09/26/2002 05:59:28 PM · #2
hmmm I've wandered about that.
09/26/2002 06:32:04 PM · #3
Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
I don't know who those first 5 voters are each week, between mid-night and 1:00AM but they usually tag my pictures with the average score and I never vary more that a couple of tenths.

Same here, and I am constantly amazed by that. You would think it would vary considerably over the course of the week...

Linda
09/26/2002 06:44:35 PM · #4
mine have varied as much as half a point since the first day. my picture last week started higher and then dropped 0.5, but then made .25 points back by the end.

but then again, this week mine started lower and has been gaining. but overall i have never seen any of my photos vary more than 0.5 total for the week.
09/26/2002 06:50:59 PM · #5
I think this is one of my better photos, but it is tanking trend-wise. I was at 6.2 after the famous "First 5". I am now just below 5.7 (still my second rated highest) photo so far....
09/26/2002 07:09:15 PM · #6
I am usually one of the "first five" I reckon (being on the west coast helps). Generally, I do a quick run through Sunday night (unless the wife suggests otherwise!)

On that first run-through I will usually give scores between 4 and 8 (unless there are some obvious blanks or genius shots). Then, over the week, I adjust the upper and lower ends as I view the submissions more.
09/26/2002 09:35:34 PM · #7
Regarding Jakking's post above, I pretty much do the same. For the first go-around I use 4=not impressed, 5=okay, 6=impressed. Then, as I have time through the week, I go through the 6's and give them close consideration. I do the same with the 5's and 4's until I have a wide grading range of pictures. Some of my first-impression "4's" have been marked up to 8's and 9's. Conversely, some of "impressed" grades have been marked down after closer consideration. So my first pass is just a "gut feeling" vote.
09/26/2002 10:05:14 PM · #8
Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
I don't know who those first 5 voters are each week, between mid-night and 1:00AM but they usually tag my pictures with the average score and I never vary more that a couple of tenths.

Probably they are the moderators...they got some kind of a click ...you know what I mean,a sort of 'I'll show you mine,if you show me your's' or 'I'll give you a 10 if you give me a 10'.Us 'REAL' competitors should start a 'secret email society' too.Just check out the Yahoo DPChallenge group and you'll see what I am referring to.
I was going to quit this...then I GOT WISE.The whole thing is just a joke...I don't care where I place in the voting.I got some real nice comments on my photo for this contest and the negative ones came from 'the click'.So,my advice is...just put your shot on the site,forget about placement and hope that those that appreciate your effort pay you some respect in their comments.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/26/2002 10:11:38 PM.
09/26/2002 10:10:36 PM · #9
Originally posted by ABC:
Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
[i]I don't know who those first 5 voters are each week, between mid-night and 1:00AM but they usually tag my pictures with the average score and I never vary more that a couple of tenths.


Probably they are the moderators...they got some kind of a click ...you know what I mean,a sort of 'I'll show you mine,if you show me your's' or 'I'll give you a 10 if you give me a 10'.Us 'REAL' competitors should start a 'secret email society' too.Just check out the Yahoo DPChallenge group and you'll see what I am referring to.[/i]

ABC.....there is not a secret society. If there is then 95% of us our out of the loop..including me. Don't take it so seriously....there is no cash prize.

slan·der Pronunciation Key (slndr)
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09/26/2002 10:15:18 PM · #10
Originally posted by justine:
Originally posted by ABC:
[i]Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
[i]I don't know who those first 5 voters are each week, between mid-night and 1:00AM but they usually tag my pictures with the average score and I never vary more that a couple of tenths.


Probably they are the moderators...they got some kind of a click ...you know what I mean,a sort of 'I'll show you mine,if you show me your's' or 'I'll give you a 10 if you give me a 10'.Us 'REAL' competitors should start a 'secret email society' too.Just check out the Yahoo DPChallenge group and you'll see what I am referring to.[/i]

ABC.....there is not a secret society. If there is then 95% of us our out of the loop..including me. Don't take it so seriously....there is no cash prize.

slan·der Pronunciation Key (slndr)
n.
Law. Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation.
A false and malicious statement or report about someone.

[/i]

Now how do you know that???
And where do you usally place,Justine??

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/26/2002 10:16:19 PM.
09/26/2002 10:28:29 PM · #11
settle down, please

i'd wager that i'm usually one of the first 3 voters (also here on the west coast)

i'm not a moderator, and i don't belong to any "secret society" (not for this site anyway)

and as for how my entries place - to my way of thinking, lower than i woulda voted them -- cuz, gee whiz, there's no secret society to boost my ranking

that doesn't stop me from enjoying the shooting and voting and posting in the forums - if i had a ribbon or two, i might get jaded and not care anymore
09/26/2002 11:07:00 PM · #12
ABC - there's no secret society or clique of moderators. The yahoo group is open to anyone who is a member of DPC, and so is Lisa's chatroom (she runs it and she's not a moderator, although she'd probably be a good one :)). There is a moderator's forum where things like disqualification requests and rules changes are discussed. No one ever talks there about how they score the photos or any personal issues like that, and if they did they'd probably get some really dirty looks (especially from me!).
09/26/2002 11:12:21 PM · #13
ABC is just an idiot. With 300 voters, how big does he think this clique (spell check, old boy!) is?
09/26/2002 11:20:03 PM · #14
I have to give props to the Last Five as well :) It seems like my score always goes up from the last score I see to the score posted with my picture. I am assuming that is because of those who don't vote for the requisite %20 of the entries....
09/26/2002 11:33:10 PM · #15
Ok, I admit it, I do belong to the Secret Society of the DPchallenge.
I can't believe you figured it out and blew our cover. That is exactly how I locked in my place of 133, and most recently 160 (oops, actually TIED for 159.) Now how am I gonna rate above 200 I do not know.
09/26/2002 11:50:28 PM · #16
Originally posted by inspzil:
Ok, I admit it, I do belong to the Secret Society of the DPchallenge.
I can't believe you figured it out and blew our cover. That is exactly how I locked in my place of 133, and most recently 160 (oops, actually TIED for 159.) Now how am I gonna rate above 200 I do not know.


Yep, me too. I confess. That is why out of 23 or 24 challenges, I have finished in the top ten, let's count, twice. I think. Ok, I'll go to ten more places. Top twenty finishes -- 4. Hmmmm. Of course, now I will need to explain the 167th finish in F&V, 112th in City Life (which I will point out was LAST), and 143rd in BW. Dang guys, I thought ya'll were my friends. A lot of help you are!


Let's see, out of almost 300 votes, mine counts how much?

As to the original PURPOSE of this thread, I too, can get a fairly decent idea to my average for the week. Usually it climbs about .2 by Tuesday, falls back down through Saturday, then has a little rally on Sunday, but not enough to make me cheer! This week has been different, though. I have stayed within a .1 of a point all week.

09/26/2002 11:54:42 PM · #17
Hehe, you can just use the scores on my profile as all the proof you need that there is no unfair advantage for moderators :)
09/27/2002 12:18:50 AM · #18
Originally posted by lisae:
Hehe, you can just use the scores on my profile as all the proof you need that there is no unfair advantage for moderators :)


Ditto. I'm on the West Coast, but my schedule is such that I usually don't get around to voting until Thursday (or Friday, now that I'm so busy writing about this). Maybe I'll try voting Sunday night this week so my vote will "count."
09/27/2002 12:43:18 AM · #19
i apologize for my rudeness, everyone.

* This message has been edited by an administrator (magnetic9999) on 9/27/2002 10:03:03 AM - attacking other users.
09/27/2002 01:08:41 AM · #20
It is easy enough to set up a system so that the email address given when you first sign in has to be a real email address. With the trolls getting ugly I suspect that should be part of the new coding.

They are always too cowardly to want to own up to their words.
09/27/2002 01:17:23 AM · #21
i apologize for my rudeness, everyone

* This message has been edited by an administrator (magnetic9999) on 9/27/2002 10:03:44 AM - rudeness to other users.
09/27/2002 05:59:48 AM · #22
Any chance we could add an ignore feature to this website so that we can just click a button and never have to see the posts of certain users again?

John
09/27/2002 08:33:45 AM · #23
oh silly me, i thought 'click' was a veiled reference to our secret castanet signalling system! ;)

Originally posted by jakking:
ABC is just an idiot. With 300 voters, how big does he think this clique (spell check, old boy!) is?


09/27/2002 11:06:42 AM · #24
Originally posted by magnetic9999:
oh silly me, i thought 'click' was a veiled reference to our secret castanet signalling system! ;)

Originally posted by jakking:
[i]ABC is just an idiot. With 300 voters, how big does he think this clique (spell check, old boy!) is?


[/i]

ROFLMAO
09/27/2002 11:22:05 AM · #25
Originally posted by floyd:
Any chance we could add an ignore feature to this website so that we can just click a button and never have to see the posts of certain users again?

John


John: Maybe suggest this in the thread asking for suggestions..here
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