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Better way for contests that are being judged Answered

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

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canida
canida

8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions! We're working on ways to improve the contest voting scheme, and this discussion will help.

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks!

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

9 years ago

I agree. I think they should be randomized every time the page is opened.

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Or by rating, to be fair

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 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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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

Reply 9 years ago

I usually give up after a couple of pages, unless there are consistently notable entries on each page.

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 8 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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


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

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

Reply 9 years ago

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.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


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

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

Reply 9 years ago

Late. My sleeping rhythm is way messed up.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


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

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, same with me

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 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

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scraptopower
scraptopower

9 years ago

You should be able to view a hundred or so on each page.

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, or all of them

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colorex
colorex

9 years ago

Maybe they should only be judged, not voted for...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The laser-cutter contest has hundreds of entries - they need winnowed down before the formal judging, and who better than the community?

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colorex
colorex

Reply 9 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?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Agreed, to an extent.

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

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Or it is really bad and they wanted to win, by going last

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

That's why I said "to an extent".