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From: David Buck
Subject: Sept-Oct round awarded - Nov-Dec round open for voting
Date: 5 Jan 2010 03:27:11
Message: <4b42b18f$1@news.povray.org>
I've updated the software on the IRTC site to fix the earlier problems 
with voting.  I've awarded the Sept-Oct round and opened the Nov-Dec 
round for voting.  One submission in the Nov-Dec round seems very 
off-topic, but I've kept it in and decided to let the voters decide.

David Buck


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From: Jaime Vives Piqueres
Subject: Re: Sept-Oct round awarded - Nov-Dec round open for voting
Date: 5 Jan 2010 12:34:41
Message: <4b4331e1$1@news.povray.org>
El 05/01/10 04:27, David Buck escribió:
> One submission in the Nov-Dec round seems very off-topic, but I've kept
> it in and decided to let the voters decide.

   I see... and I think it's not just off topic, but an abuse of the IRTC
site. I've seen it in other competitions, and after thinking a bit about it,
the only explanation is that these people use the competitions as a sort of
free hosting service for their image galleries, so they can later link to
them somewhere.

   BTW, I don't know how we can try to avoid this...

-- 
Jaime Vives Piqueres

http://www.ignorancia.org


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Sept-Oct round awarded - Nov-Dec round open for voting
Date: 5 Jan 2010 17:04:58
Message: <4b43713a$1@news.povray.org>
Jaime Vives Piqueres wrote:

> the only explanation is that these people use the competitions as a sort of
> free hosting service for their image galleries, so they can later link to
> them somewhere.

It's probably the other way round: a method to promote their
own gallery and services by backlinking to their page.

> BTW, I don't know how we can try to avoid this...

If it turns out to become a real problem, a corresponding
check box could be added to the voting page, e.g.

   "[ ] I consider this to be an invalid entry"

implying deletion if checked by more than 50% of voters
and otherwise treated as worst possible vote.


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From: David Buck
Subject: Re: Sept-Oct round awarded - Nov-Dec round open for voting
Date: 6 Jan 2010 03:45:44
Message: <4B440769.8040801@simberon.com>
I'll delete this entry.  It's clearly inappropriate.

David

Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> Jaime Vives Piqueres wrote:
> 
>> the only explanation is that these people use the competitions as a 
>> sort of
>> free hosting service for their image galleries, so they can later link to
>> them somewhere.
> 
> It's probably the other way round: a method to promote their
> own gallery and services by backlinking to their page.
> 
>> BTW, I don't know how we can try to avoid this...
> 
> If it turns out to become a real problem, a corresponding
> check box could be added to the voting page, e.g.
> 
>   "[ ] I consider this to be an invalid entry"
> 
> implying deletion if checked by more than 50% of voters
> and otherwise treated as worst possible vote.


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