Instructables

Better way for contests that are being judged

When the contest are being judged, they are showing the recent instructables first, more people are more likely to choose those than the ones in the end or middle. I posted one of my instructables in the beginning of the contest, and I don't want someone else to win because they are the last instructable to be posted. It should be rated by the rating or views instead of automatically recent

canida3 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions! We're working on ways to improve the contest voting scheme, and this discussion will help.
dombeef (author)  canida3 years ago
Thanks!
I agree. I think they should be randomized every time the page is opened.
dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick3 years ago
Or by rating, to be fair
lemonie dombeef3 years ago
That's no better really.
People either go through all of the contest entries voting, or they vote for ones they want to.
Looking at page 1, casting a few votes and giving up isn't that common I think.

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I usually give up after a couple of pages, unless there are consistently notable entries on each page.
dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick3 years ago
Yeah, me too if I am in a hurry

The best rated would be fair because they got ratings before it started voting

You get bored if the quality of entries is poor then?

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Not exactly poor...I like to see at least one feature-worthy entry on each page.

By the way what country are you in because it's like 4AM here.

It's 6 hours later, you're up early?

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Late. My sleeping rhythm is way messed up.

Me too, it's the seasons or something...

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dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick3 years ago
Yeah, same with me
dombeef (author)  lemonie3 years ago
But they have a better chance to be voted on in the beginning, or there is a lot of pages, like the Epilog Challenge, there are more than 400 entries, it would take a long time to go through them all, some people wont go through them all
You should be able to view a hundred or so on each page.
dombeef (author)  scraptopower3 years ago
Yeah, or all of them
colorex3 years ago
Maybe they should only be judged, not voted for...
Kiteman colorex3 years ago
The laser-cutter contest has hundreds of entries - they need winnowed down before the formal judging, and who better than the community?

colorex Kiteman3 years ago
Oh, what about creating a voting session where you have to vote for a specific amount of ibles, maybe 5 or 10.
Also can the participants on contests get featured?
Kiteman3 years ago
Agreed, to an extent.

Sometimes an entry is last because it has had the most care lavished on it.

dombeef (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
Or it is really bad and they wanted to win, by going last
Kiteman dombeef3 years ago
That's why I said "to an extent".