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#1 echeng

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

Effective immediately, Wetpixel's Photo of the Week contest supports public voting, so send all your friends to vote for their favorite underwater image of the week!

Public votes aren't worth as much as votes from registered members, so be sure to log in before voting to make your voice heard the loudest.
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#2 echeng

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:35 PM

Hey guys. I've just adjusted the weights of public vs. private voting. As much as I like having public voting, I don't want this to turn into a popularity contest.

Since registered members have more weight in the voting, the best way to ensure that the best photos win is for us (the community here) to vote!
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:28 PM

Frankly, I'm surprised that you began allowing anonymous votes at all, considering the number of active registered users. Weren't you receiving enough votes to clearly distinguish the winners?

On a related note...is there any way that the vote counts could be displayed after each contest is finished?

Keep up the good work,

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

I just discovered that the competition code had a bug in it that resulted public votes having a multiplicative effect, causing proper vote scores to be 2x, 3x, 4x too high (or more!).

It wasn't a problem with weighting public and private voting. Rather, it was that public votes caused the private votes to be multiplied greatly!

Until I fix this (give me a day or two), public votes will have no value.
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#5 echeng

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:06 PM

Hey guys. The system has been fixed, and public votes are now accounted for properly! Thanks for your patience.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

Hey guys. The system has been fixed, and public votes are now accounted for properly! Thanks for your patience.


Hi Eric, what hapened with the POTW "Humor" contest?? The winners was changed... (thanks my God)
Some thing about the public votes...

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:49 AM

We fixed the system, and in the meantime, I had to score the Humor contest based only on private votes. Starting from the current contest, public votes again have an effect on outcome!
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