Project views as judging criteria!!!!! Should this be so???? Answered
OK, I was reading the contest rules and it states that the number of view your instructable has gotten will be a factor in the judging. Should this be criteria for judging? I personally do not think so!!!!! The deadline is June 17th........Right!!! So what if I (or anyone) submitted their project late in the night on the 16th. It will still be a qualifying entry, correct!!! If I did submit late in the night on the 16th the chances of getting the views of a project submitted a month earlier are very slim. Even though my instrucatable may be the most amazing yet and a hands down winner, does this mean since I only have a view ratio of 100000 to 20, that my project will not win. I personally do not believe number of views should be included in the judging criteria. This simply is not fair to people who get their entries in at the last minute, as they would still qualify 100% if it were in fact before the deadline!!! Edit: Now that I think about it the rating given by users should not be a factor also for the same reason above. However, the only way this would be fair is if the deadline was only for entry, THEN there would be a certain amount of time for users to rate the project, say a month, AFTER the deadline for submittal. The page views and rating should only be counted during this time. This would make it fair all across the board. The only way to make the current way fair would be to do it based on judging by the actual judges based on the project only.