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POTM POTM Rules

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Nath, 30 Jun 2006.

  1. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Yes, if someone is set out to vote for his friend, then all he has to do is look up which photo it is. My point is that having people look only at the images while voting helps to reinforce the idea that we should be voting on the photo that best fits the theme, not the photographer that took the best photo.

    It may seem like a semantic issue, but it's an important distiction to me.

    -monkey
     
  2. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    You can't stop people from voting for their friends but as long as you get enough voters it doesn't really matter. A link on the frontpage to the POTM poll would do the trick.
     
  3. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Either way works for me.

    I'm just happy this forum was created, pretty much because of this I have developed a new interest I didn't have before, and I'm now considering a move into dSLR at some point.
     
  4. Lithium

    Lithium super spunk

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    Ditto.

    Even though I have not put in an entry this month I would be happy to go with the majority.

    Going away this weekend too and guaranteed to get some really good architectural snaps :(
     
  5. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Minimodder

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    I agree with supermonkey, it is semantics but an important distinction none-the-less.

    Over time, people may associate XX with great photos and so always vote for XX regardless whether there is a better photo posted by YY, but because YY isn't as consistent with producing great shots as XX, he doesn't get a look when when he does.

    (i see this on flickr sometimes... there are people that post great shots a majority of the time, but every now and then something absolutely mediocre at best is posted and everyone still raves on about it... sometimes even commenting on the 'meaning' of the shot where it's obvious it was just random!)
     
  6. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    I've put a gallery together (read: bodged) for quick viewage to save people trawling through threads.

    http://photocomp.webshaped.com

    I went through the threads in this forum and copied image URLs though I might've missed some so please check your own page at some point to make sure your photos are seen.

    Voting thread will be going up quite soon. :thumb:

    Ninja-edit: Next month I'm going to have fleshed out the site at the above link to involve voting and shizzle so I'll probably make the site not explicitly display names.
     
  7. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Minimodder

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    hey Nath, you got to teach me how to code your site sometime, i need help with my own :) (how do you do the /?id=2 ? is it php or database stuff?)

    And looking through, I have my distinct favourites.. three of them, all by different people but choosing one to be a winner is difficult! Great standard of entries for a first compo, i'm jealous of the talent all of you guys possess! :thumb:
     
  8. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    All of the links simply point to http://photocomp.webshaped.com/?id=x which is essentially http://photocomp.webshaped.com/index.php?id=x, and passes the value of x to the script. This is accessed by using $_GET['id'] in this case, and then the script just gets the right photos from an array. This particular page doesn't use a database, the URLs of everyone's photos are just loaded into an array. :thumb:
     
  9. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Minimodder

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    err.. i'm lost already! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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  11. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Minimodder

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    Thanks Sam0r, but that's not necessary any more, just spent the last two nights coding my site and i'm quite proud of it to say so myself :D

    What I did was to cannibalise and work it out myself.

    I'm really good at stuff like that (that's probably how I got through uni!) I don't need to understand how or why something works... just give me an example and a working context and i'll build the Taj Mahal from it (given enough time!) :lol:

    That doesn't mean it's going to be the best, the quickest, or even the nicest looking code, but it'll work! ;)

    Check out mine, feel free to delve into the source code and point me to any errors or changes that are necessary.. I've already been to the W3C validator and I have many errors :lol: but i've no idea why as it looks and works OK for me :rolleyes:
     
  12. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Validation doesn't particularly refer to how a site looks or works; it's whether the code complies with W3C web standards. The more a site complies with these standards, the more likely it is to work the same in the more standards-compliant browsers. Still, it's good practice to keep to webstandards anyway.
     
  13. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    tee hee. there's no 29th of Feb, sillies!!
     
  14. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Noes, you broke the system :(
     
  15. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Updated/rewritten the rules to actually be correct. Silliness averted. :worried:
     
  16. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    Just so people know, the format for entry dating is [MM/YY], not [DD/YY]. It makes it much easier for us to mass-move and archive them if you format it this way. Thanks.
     
  17. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    hello,

    the won photo will be in front?

    Thanks
     
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  18. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Why isn't this a sticky anymore?
     
  19. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Not quite sure to be honest, maybe because the POTM rules are changing slightly, what with last month's forumite-voting thread etc.
     
  20. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    Or because somebody forgot to sticky it after the forums were shuffled around :worried:
     
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