June 2011 - Photo Competition (Water)

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June 2011 - Photo Competition (Water)

Post by DJKeefy »

The Competition is now open :)

Admin has choosen the topic on behalf of jewel, the topic for June 2011 photo Competition is:


Water


<i>Competition ends midnight 30th June (Egyptian time)
Uploading and Rating is open throughout the competition.
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<i>Your username with be hidden during the competition (only Admin can see your username to prevent members uploading more than 1 photo)
Members will only know the Top 5 winners which will be revealed when they are moved into the Previous Photo Competition Winners album.
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Upload Your Photo Here

Previous Photo Competition Winners
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Post by jewel »

The admin must be mind readers! as that is just the subject I was going to propose :) that or between a rock and a hard place, so good one. :D
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Post by Grandad »

Plenty of scope there :)
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Post by DJKeefy »

4 uploads so far 8)

Lets see some more, dont forget your members name is hidden and the rating system is open all through the competition, so rate the photos when you view them :)
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Post by LivinginLuxor »

Just a simple question - if the names are hidden, are they unhidden when voting is closed, so we can see who has won?
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Kevininabydos »

Hidden names are hidden from public view, you as a moderator have access to the back of the board so to speak so what difference does it make to you? The names were hidden during the last competition and we all know who won and the runners up!
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Post by DJKeefy »

No moderators cant see who uploads the photos in the Competition Album(only I can)

Only the Top 5 winners will be revealed when I move the photos to the
Previous Competition Winners Album
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Keefy, can you remind me again how to vote please :oops:
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Post by DJKeefy »

Click on one of the photos (this will now show the full size photo) at the bottom of the photo you will see some information: Poster, Pic Title etc... under this there is a box saying Please Rate It: click the down arrow on the box and choose a number from 1 to 10 (1 lowest rate and 10 been the highest rate), once you have done that it will then register your rate for that photo and take you back to the original photo. Use the [Next Photo] or [Previous Photo] links at the top of the photo to move to another photo.

If you see a message in the box saying Already Rated (or your own pic) you have already rated this photo or it might be your own photo which you cant rate on.
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Post by Mad Dilys »

I must be stupid, but I don't understand how the scoring works - if I vote for 10 I expect to see a 10 recorded, but it's not. Sometimes it ups the total by less than one, how can that be so? :?
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I'm glad it's not just me MD........ so, do you vote on all of them or just pick your favourites ?
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Post by Bearded Brian »

The reason you don't see your 10 is because it averages the scores out eg the first person scores 5 the second gives a 10 therefore the average is 7.5 - you will only see your score if you are the first to vote.


You can vote for all the pictures and you can even give them the same score if you want if you think two are as good as each other.

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Post by Mad Dilys »

So it is possible for a picture which has multiple small votes to win over a picture that has just a few maximum votes?

I'm with Phantom - should I vote for all the others or not, if I want my choice to win?

I still think it's easier if we just add up the votes awarded, I can't see the advantage of this system and it would be nice to see how high a total of votes reaches. :roll:
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Post by Bearded Brian »

No if say ten people gave 2 points each to the same photo that is a total of 20 points divided by 10 gives 2 points. Whereas if one picture got say 9,8 & 4 that totals 21 - divide by 3 = 7.

I must admit I don't like this way of scoring as with so few voters the last few voters can drastically change the result especially if the voting is close - my preferred method is just to vote for one picture then the one with the most votes is the winner.


(And before anyone mentions it I know this isn't AVS)

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Post by Bearded Brian »

Mad Dilys wrote: I'm with Phantom - should I vote for all the others or not, if I want my choice to win?
In fairness you should vote say 10 for the picture you want to win 9 for 2nd place 8 for 3rd etc etc (but you can tie some) but if you wanted to help your choice then give all the others just 1 point.

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Post by Mad Dilys »

Thank you for your help Brian. :)
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Post by DJKeefy »

Just a reminder to those who have not uploaded a photo yet, 8 days left.....

album_cat.php?cat_id=11

Also dont forget you can rate the photos at anytime during the competition.
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Post by Beryl »

I have read all the above about scoring the photo's but still dont' understand. At least I thought I did until today! I understood (but mayby this what I've misunderstood) the bit about each individual score then averagint out the complete scores across the board. But today when I looked a new photo has been added and received a score but the scores on the other photo's haven't changed. :? Please could someone help me get the proper scoring rules sorted out. Thanks.

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Post by Bearded Brian »

The score for the picture voted for is the only one that will change - the others are not affected until someone scores that picture.

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Post by Bearded Brian »

Having a look at the votes I was wondering if some voters think that by giving a rating of 1 the picture is being given 1st place where in fact they are being given joint 10th place.

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