I agree that the vote results seem to be a bit off most of the time. Like with what amp said, great entries get low places and (in my opinion maybe) bad entries getting high ranks. I agree with Mark and Travis, there is no flaw with switching to a TF poll system so why are we still argueing about it. I know we arent winning anything but it feels bad getting a low rank, and even more so if it is a non deserved low rank like with mass, who in my opinion has some fantastic plants and photo skills. It's pretty obvious that this "anonymous" is guy is self conscious and jealous.
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If we are to keep the picther of the month contest, then we should do something about the voting, and if some one on this forum is cheating the vote they need to be vaulted from the forum, seems if only current members vote, we could control each person to one vote each.
Had I known there was a poll going on I would have voted to change this one rule.
I missed the thread and didnt get the chance to vote before it closed.
As it seems to me, my being in the top three for the past two months was a bit strange. Mass your July nep was far and away nicer than my peter'd'.
However I will keep playing nice and hope all here will do the same, mass dont stop entering I want to see your neps, and I do like seeing the nicer ones in a thread side by side, if it has to be in a flawed contest so be it. (i would opt to stop the contest,and make it a friendly MONTHLY nep show [not just a picture of the day thread thats endless] as Whimgrinder suggests) I wouldnt even care if the MONTHLY nep show was deleted after say 60 days, so we dont flood the forum with more pics, after all it would be kind of like a show , where the plants go home, no going back and saying you just showed that plant.
Ill go first see Monthly nep show thread today enter if you like.
I dont think most of us get to share this hobby face to face with the ones around us, so its hard not to keep showing them here, and if we only have a few, then these are going to be the ones we show again and again, thats OK by me.
The poll that was used to decide whether to change anything was flawed. It asked far too many questions (which led to people just rubber-stamping their votes). My objections (& the ensuing discussions) were not enough to overturn the results for that one question (which voting service to use) since most people had already voted.
So yes, the results have been 'tainted' but as many have already posted - it's not a big deal. There's no real prize (or not much of one) and we all get to oogle some very cool Nep pitchers and sometimes some really good photography as well. Which leads us to ...
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I think it would be interesting to ask people: what motivates you to take and submit photos to the POTM?
I've always thought it was the motivation of wanting to get on the Hall of Fame where your pitcher would be on display for all to see.
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Lets try it out.
I have added TF poll to the July voting thread: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...-and-voting%29
Not sure how this will go on the "official" results (maybe they can be put as a July #2 in the hall of fame??)... But for fun, lets revote for July using TF poll... Please vote for your favorite 3, you can vote less.... but then your second and third favorite may not make the top! You have 5 days, go!
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Haven't seen the results of July's contest, but unless I'm dead last again I think "Anonymous" was referring more to that contest a couple of months ago. We all know the one..
I think last month and the month before turned out pretty fair considering the competition.
The whole point was:
1. Why not just use a TF poll so we don't even have to worry about swayed votes?
2. I know we already voted on the voting process, but that was a confusing 250 question poll. This thread was focused on just the ONE question that actually mattered to me. And no, it wasn't the 6 month rule.
I actually liked using the TF poll more, it was nice to be able to just scroll down and see the entries again before making my choices.
Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.
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