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07/16/2003 01:33:09 PM · #26
I ended up at 5.222 on my first challenge - which I was pretty stoked about. More "important" to me was that I placed 83 out of 203. I usually feel like if I finish in the top 50%, I'm doing OK. Scores seem to ebb and flow with how many people vote, who votes, how happy or disgruntled the voters are with a given challenge or entries in general, etc. But, during the voting, yeah, anything over 5 is worth feeling satisfied with, at least for me. (I know there are some here who won't settle for anything less than a 6 - maybe some day I'll be able to afford that attitude!)
07/16/2003 01:41:06 PM · #27
My first-ever entry scored a 4.713.

For reference, the average vote over the entire history of the site is about 5.22. That covers all entries, not just first entries.

07/16/2003 02:20:28 PM · #28
My first entry too, and it's at 5.3692 after 65 votes. Didn't really expect it. :)
07/16/2003 02:53:18 PM · #29
6.15 on my first entry and man, was I hooked. Haven't done that well since, but am creeping slowly upwards as I look and learn. Or...at least I was until today. 8-( I still have hope, though and feel that what I've discovered from looking at other photos and trying new things and continuing to learn, I will get another 6+ some day.
07/17/2003 03:44:28 AM · #30
7.00 on the button
07/17/2003 04:15:01 AM · #31
on the belly button? :P

Originally posted by roleychiu:

7.00 on the button
07/17/2003 09:52:24 AM · #32
To all newbies, sorry to be pedantic, but DPC is a place where ONLY CERTAIN KINDS of photos do really well. It isn't difficult to forget that your photos may be brilliant, even if they don't score well.

First tip: most folks will look at your photo for about 2 seconds here. That's what you get to communicate what you want to communicate--2 bleeping seconds.
07/17/2003 10:04:10 AM · #33
my first challenge i got a 5.442

i got higher scores and lower scores after that.

but i didnt get my first ribbon until my *50th* entry.

which proves, don't give up hope and keep trying!!!

07/17/2003 10:14:53 AM · #34
You should be happy, mines at a whoping 3.216 I think I need to get this whole image resizing thing down.
07/17/2003 10:21:48 AM · #35
first timer too and my score is quite good. from what ive seen certain types of photos do seem to do better. if its too abstract then people dont get it in those 2 seconds and you fail.
the shot i took was actually an outake from the shoot but i thought it fit the "round" description more. anyway i can almost guarantee that i would have done better with the shot that turned out how i wanted it.
you will see after the challenge when i post it.
i will probably kick myself.
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