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The Book - a problem, and a solution Answered

I just spent.. far too long going through the list of the entries for The Book.

There are nearly 2000 entries. That's nearly a hundred pages to look through when dishing out your vote.

There will inevitably be some people who lose out badly because their projects are so far down the list that people simply get tired before they get to the end and give up.

I propose that the voting page for this exceptional contest be arranged an exceptional way - all on one page.

A single list of smaller-than-usual thumbnails, with the title beside and a vote / unvote button or tick-box beside that.

That way, all people have to do (all?!?) is scroll down a single page and click away.

It would also be nice if that list could be re-arranged in order of votes / views / stars.

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Firebert010 (author)2008-08-15

Leave it to Kiteman to pick out the flaws. Still though, probably a good idea, but too late to be implemented methinks. Next contest maybe, but too late for now.

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-08-08

I would settle for at least the option of viewing at least more than 20 at a time!

It shoud be at least 35! 50 would be ideal! 100 for those with short patience.

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zachninme (author)Keith-Kid2008-08-08

Yeah, URL hacking doesn't work D:
https://www.instructables.com/contest/bookcontest/?show=ENTRIES&sort=RATING&limit=100
Still only 20...

I could *maybe* work on a GM script that at least loads them using AJAX as you go. Interested? I'd like to know.

yes, greasemonkey solves ALL problems! broke your toe? use GM!

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GorillazMiko (author)zachninme2008-08-10

I don't know how to write scripts... Oh. Wait. Oh.

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zachninme (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-11

You don't know? Greasemonkey can help you, GM, to write scripts!

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Lithium Rain (author)zachninme2008-08-09

Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes!

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zachninme (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-09

...that's enthusiastic...

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bumpus (author)zachninme2008-08-08
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Keith-Kid (author)zachninme2008-08-08

1) I tried URL.....URL no werk.... 2) I thought you'd whip up something! If only Grease Monkey could feed....

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Goodhart (author)2008-08-10

Sounds like a plan, but can it be worked out in time.......

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PKM (author)2008-08-09

I went through the list last night (voting for 23 Instructables IIRC), it took about an hour. I doubt many people who aren't deliberately being fastidiously fair will bother to go through the whole lot. Sadly this also means the people who spam their entries (naming no names...) will get disproportionate numbers of votes. I guess we'll just have to hope people vote for Instructables they like when they read them, and don't just trawl the first few pages of the "most voted" list. I found ordering them by date added was the most "fair" way of looking at the entries.

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KentsOkay (author)2008-08-09

Well said that man!

*fervently hopes that he gets an iMac before voting time is over*

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KentsOkay (author)KentsOkay2008-08-09

Just my current computer would probably still die...

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-08-09

Yes! I agree!

No, I'm not agreeing because my projects are pathetically low on the current system. Why do you ask? :D

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bumpus (author)2008-08-08
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Keith-Kid (author)bumpus2008-08-08

I though of this much earlier than him! I'm the reason he made this thread! Me!Me!MEEE!!!1 Mwahahaha!!!!Wtflolsandwichfskgv

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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2008-08-09