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Forum topic by Dave posted 2869 days ago 1786 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dave

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2869 days ago

There are some strange things happening on the contest voiting. it looks like some people are voting a 1 in order to make a project go down in ratings. Possible to make another one that they might like go up.

If any more contests are held I would suggest that there be no more anonymous votes allowed. You only get to vote if you make a comment, and that your vote is shown along with your comment

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darryl

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#1 posted 2869 days ago

I’d support those voting rule changes.

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mike

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#2 posted 2869 days ago

I’ll add my support – “Sunshine is a great antiseptic” -

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 2868 days ago

Thanks for pointing to this, Dave. I like your suggested idea and will initiate discussion about this once this contest is over.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2868 days ago

A big “Ditto!” from me, to all the above.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#5 posted 2868 days ago

ok.. so after careful consideration I decided to moderate some ratings. I removed all ratings submitted by 2 recently registered jocks (I don’t want to disclose names here because the voting is anonymous but none of them belongs to the active jocks).

These jocks rated one of the projects with 10 stars (not the same project) and that’s ok. But then they dropped down some other projects by rating them with 1 star and all these ratings were submitted very quickly after the registration. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is very suspicious and I think it deserved moderation.

Now I’m sure that we will have no more LJ contests with anonymous voting system…

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Karson

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#6 posted 2868 days ago

I concur in the rating adjustments and in some revisions to the voting in the future.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#7 posted 2868 days ago

I like that the rating system allowed us more attempts at an overall winner, perhaps more fairly than just voting on our favorite, but adding some transparency would definatley be a good thing. At the newspaper, we’ll see lots of “ballot box stuffing” in our local contests, and have no qualms about disqualifying such obvious attempts.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2867 days ago

It might be a good idea if all projects were presented at the same time so all would be voted on at the same time. More like a woodworking show.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2867 days ago

Hey Dennis,
That sounds like a good idea. they could be shown when entered, but no voting until a closing date. Just like election day. You can study the entries, & then decide which to vote for. That way no one will know who’s in the lead until after the election.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#10 posted 2867 days ago

Yes.. very good idea – it’s definitely worth considering. Thanks for sharing, Dennis.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Duane Kohles

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#11 posted 2866 days ago

How unfortunate that someone would feel the need to “fix” such a contest. I am glad someone caught on.

-- Duane Kohles

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Obi

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#12 posted 2812 days ago

I showed up too late to see the show and to vote on the projects, so is there a blog I can go to to see the final projects?

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