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09/20/2007 01:08:42 PM · #126
Originally posted by Jutilda:

Originally posted by puresilk:

This is my second entry after registering last week. I find it hard to believe that one can vote on others pictures when you have a picture in the challenge yourself.

Or does it simply just ballance itself out between honest opinions and deliberate low votes.


Whether I'm in or out, I vote the same. Plus one vote isn't going to make that much difference (hides as people throw old shoes and rotten tomatoes for saying that)


Most of the recent challenges have gotten around 200 votes per entry (range 150-220). Thus any one vote only accounts for one half of one percent of the score. This ensures that the final score is the result of a group effort, and not influenced unduly by a troll or two (although I suspect we all worry about there being 50 trolls voting just on our own submission when we start to see scores of 4.xxxx). This also points out the importance of honest voters voting on as many challenges as possible (despite your opinion only accounting for a small portion of the final score), because the larger number of honest votes, the smaller the influence of the trolls.
09/20/2007 01:12:12 PM · #127
Originally posted by puresilk:

This is my second entry after registering last week. I find it hard to believe that one can vote on others pictures when you have a picture in the challenge yourself.

Or does it simply just ballance itself out between honest opinions and deliberate low votes.


I always vote in the challenges that I have entered. You should be able to look at others work with an open mind and not rate other peoples photos low to bolster your own.

I feel that if you are unable to be keep from being partial to your own work you would have a hard time voting under any conditions.

I have alway found other photos in all the challenges that I have entered that are better then mine and I have very happily rated them so.

It is the only way that I can be happy with the outcome of my own score. After all we try to teach or children to be honest and do the right thing and I couldn't sleep at night if I told them one thing and did the opposite.

Plenty of other people have done what you have inquired about and it is my understanding that they have not lasted long in this community. It is a great web site to belong to and people lok out for each other here.
09/20/2007 01:13:38 PM · #128
Doubt Melethia's entry is boring. Mine is photographically uninteresting (better than boring?), but two nice people have commented; for awhile I thought I would achieve no comments. And for those who risk subtlety etc., do it, do it, do it.
09/20/2007 01:18:11 PM · #129
100 vote checkin (First time I've caught it at exactly 100, lol!)

Votes: 100
Views: 126
Avg Vote: 5.8500
Comments: 8

This is now my 3rd best score. So I'm happy.
09/20/2007 01:28:44 PM · #130
I'm still only at 90 votes, but I did turn scores on and WOO HOO!!! I'm all the way up to 5.4! Way better than were it began, so I'm very pleased. I'll add that I don't really understand all the low scores, either - I'm nearly done with voting (got a few more to go) and I've enjoyed viewing the images in this challenge.

I will (if I remember!) start a "Let's discuss" thread after the challenge closes. Sometimes I think we miss a bit of a learning opportunity after challenges end because we're so caught up in the next one. But there will be a caveat - no whining! :-)
09/20/2007 01:30:21 PM · #131
if it stays at 6 i'll be happy :P
09/20/2007 01:37:02 PM · #132
Originally posted by Jutilda:

Originally posted by puresilk:

This is my second entry after registering last week. I find it hard to believe that one can vote on others pictures when you have a picture in the challenge yourself.

Or does it simply just ballance itself out between honest opinions and deliberate low votes.


Whether I'm in or out, I vote the same. Plus one vote isn't going to make that much difference (hides as people throw old shoes and rotten tomatoes for saying that)


LOL Jutilda!


09/20/2007 01:43:32 PM · #133
Originally posted by Jutilda:

I cannot believe the comments I'm getting on my silhouette. It seems as though the average voter wants an image you'd see on toilet paper packaging or a 3.99 calendar. Nothing artful, nothing different. It makes me want to be weirder and more obscure.

(repeat mantra again: voters like stock photography, voters like stock photography)

Votes: 72
Views: 99
Avg Vote: 4.8750
Comments: 3

Sulking off into the darkness now................


I'm finding the same thing! I do the "stock photography" thing and I get the comments about it not being "interesting enough".......I shoot the types of photographs that I love and when I have the chance with editing rules, go off on a bit of an "artsy" tangent and people don't "get it" or don't want that either! (SIGH.....wanting to go open a bottle of aspirins....or something stronger)

Doesn't it feel a bit "inhibiting" when you're out there, shooting or setting up a studio shot that you have these "voices" in your head, nagging, asking you....."will DPC voters like this?" and the other voices inside yourself saying...."shoot what YOU like!"???

Ahhhh.....the voices, the voices......;)

But, here I sit as well.......

Votes: 89
Views: 130
Avg Vote: 4.4494

(looking for some Jack Daniels now.....darn.......I'm out of it from the last few challenges! ;))
09/20/2007 01:46:35 PM · #134
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'd like to propose a post-challenge comment thread for this one - everyone who has a not-so-hot score and no or few comments, let's get together afterwards and chat (well, open a thread anyway) about what we did right, what we did wrong. Mine, for instance, is rather boring.


Melethia........so happy to hear that your score is climbing!!!!!! (happy dance!) :)

I'm "up" for a discussion like that after this challenge is over.

And, I want to thank you for the info that you PM'd me about the comments area in our profiles.......I feel incredibly stupid because I did not know that! THANK YOU!!! HUGS!
09/20/2007 01:52:26 PM · #135
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'd like to propose a post-challenge comment thread for this one - everyone who has a not-so-hot score and no or few comments, let's get together afterwards and chat (well, open a thread anyway) about what we did right, what we did wrong. Mine, for instance, is rather boring.


LOL Melethia........how to get them to comment?????

Take a look at my shot for the "Without A Net" entry! LOL

I had meant it as a HUMOROUS shot (thus the title).......and I admit that I took a HUGE chance in doing it..........but, man.....I got COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!! I went WAY "outside the box" there but, never had so many comments LOL.

Nah.....don't go that route!

But....have to say......it earned me a ribbon! I am now the proud owner of the coveted "BROWN RIBBON"! LOL


09/20/2007 01:58:26 PM · #136
Originally posted by Donna21:

100 vote checkin (First time I've caught it at exactly 100, lol!)

Votes: 100
Views: 126
Avg Vote: 5.8500
Comments: 8

This is now my 3rd best score. So I'm happy.

Awesome. Congrats on working a new entry into your top scoring lineup!
09/20/2007 01:58:51 PM · #137
Originally posted by puresilk:

This is my second entry after registering last week. I find it hard to believe that one can vote on others pictures when you have a picture in the challenge yourself.

Or does it simply just ballance itself out between honest opinions and deliberate low votes.


Hi Puresilk.......welcome to HELL! *wink, smile, grin*

Yeah, we CAN vote on shots in the same challenge we are entered into but, I don't. The reason that I don't is because even though I want to think that I'm being objective, I fear that I may be just a bit biased and don't want to risk doing that to others, so for me, my personal decision is NOT to vote in a challenge that I'm entered into.

I DO however, go through every entry and I give comments where I have one to give! I just don't score them. As a friend said to me....by looking at others' photos in the challenge and comparing your own, you learn something. She is right.

Personally, I feel that I can be far more objective in voting in a challenge where I have no "emotional investment" and so, I vote in other challenges where I'm not entered in order to do my share of voting as well.

Best of wishes! Hope that your shot is doing well!

09/20/2007 02:00:03 PM · #138
Originally posted by FellSevenLeaves:

if it stays at 6 i'll be happy :P

That certainly wouldn't be new territory for you! You're off to a great start with your handful of entries.
09/20/2007 02:11:36 PM · #139
Votes: 100
Views: 131
Avg Vote: 6.0000
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 09/20/07 02:09 pm

100 vote check-in (gosh...I hope they have room service!)

I'm so relieved...I'm going to make Top 273!!! Hehe!

Seriously, thank you to the 5 generous comments...made my whole week!!
09/20/2007 02:29:30 PM · #140
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Donna21:

100 vote checkin (First time I've caught it at exactly 100, lol!)

Votes: 100
Views: 126
Avg Vote: 5.8500
Comments: 8

This is now my 3rd best score. So I'm happy.

Awesome. Congrats on working a new entry into your top scoring lineup!


Thanks. Even if it wasn't so high in my lineup, I'd be happy. The comments are really great (Can't wait to see what the commenter's score is) - and Melethia like my subject, lol. Can't wait for the comment thread on these, because if she like this shot of them, she's gonna love the one I almost used!

Message edited by author 2007-09-20 14:29:54.
09/20/2007 03:50:05 PM · #141
Originally posted by booboo_goon:

Ok I'm gonan do my voting and commenting leaving on this challenge now!! Beware peoples I'm coming!! raaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


I saw your comments on my shot... quite unfortunate. Thank God for those that gave positive comments. I wonder what yours look like.
09/20/2007 04:52:33 PM · #142
Votes: 101
Views: 142
Avg Vote: 5.9406
Comments: 5
dipped down...
09/20/2007 04:55:23 PM · #143
Originally posted by jdannels:

Votes: 101
Views: 142
Avg Vote: 5.9406
Comments: 5
dipped down...


Votes: 107
Views: 139
Avg Vote: 6.0561
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 09/20/07 04:54 pm

Gosh...I think you and I are going to sit next to each other in this challenge (straighten your tie, Dear!!)...;-)
09/20/2007 05:50:11 PM · #144
My faith in voters has been renewed after comments from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' booboo_goon and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' melethia

THANKS GUYS! You made my day.

Votes: 97
Views: 129
Avg Vote: 5.0825
Comments: 5
09/20/2007 05:54:51 PM · #145
100 vote check in
Votes: 100
Views: 125
Avg Vote: 5.0600
Comments: 1
09/20/2007 06:31:49 PM · #146
Originally posted by Jutilda:

My faith in voters has been renewed after comments from booboo_goon and melethia

THANKS GUYS! You made my day.


I had an exceptionally great comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Donna21. Thanks Donna!!
09/20/2007 06:36:27 PM · #147
Originally posted by AperturePriority:

Originally posted by Jutilda:

My faith in voters has been renewed after comments from booboo_goon and melethia

THANKS GUYS! You made my day.


I had an exceptionally great comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Donna21. Thanks Donna!!


Votes: 99
Views: 111
Avg Vote: 5.0606
Comments: 3

One comment was "I see a green light. Therefore this isn't a silhouette."

????????

Anyways, this is a shot I think I enjoyed more than the voters.
09/20/2007 06:59:26 PM · #148
Votes: 104
Views: 129
Avg Vote: 5.0192
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

Wow I'm over 5!!!!! But can it hold?????
09/20/2007 07:07:08 PM · #149
Originally posted by AperturePriority:

Originally posted by Jutilda:

My faith in voters has been renewed after comments from booboo_goon and melethia

THANKS GUYS! You made my day.


I had an exceptionally great comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Donna21. Thanks Donna!!


Have I?! hahaahha I wanna no wot ur entry is! =)
09/20/2007 07:09:45 PM · #150
Originally posted by Olaide:

Originally posted by booboo_goon:

Ok I'm gonan do my voting and commenting leaving on this challenge now!! Beware peoples I'm coming!! raaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


I saw your comments on my shot... quite unfortunate. Thank God for those that gave positive comments. I wonder what yours look like.


Uh ohhhhhhhh... sowy probably wasn't to my taste! I'm sure it tickled some1 elses fancy tho! Good luck =)
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