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Fido
5/12/2011 9:14:10 AM
Status: Director of the FBI
Karma

Just wondering how on earth anyone who isn't an admin develops a high karma rating. I always try to rate pics honestly regardless of my own interests as a contestant. Although, I will admit to a critical overload when it comes to rating over 30 entries. But anyway, I try to judge by subject matter, presentation and technique. Some are no-brainers as there are many extremely talented people in here. Yet in the middle grounds, I don't always seem to vote the right way, finding I've given higher scores to entries which finish much lower and vice verse. Perhaps I don't understand the system but it seems like one is rewarded with karma points for voting like everyone else. Seems odd or is it just me?
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Independents
5/12/2011 11:40:28 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
There have been many discussions about karma system in the past, but the general underline behind the karma system is that, within the deviation allowed by the karma system, great chops should get higher votes, and not so great chops should not get too high votes.
Sure there's some price to pay in limiting one's perceptions about which chop is great and which chop is not, but it's done for the sake of protecting chops and authors from people abusing the system (e.g. deliberately low-balling good chops or hi-balling mediocre chops for strategic reasons).
Normally a great chop does not get similar high votes from everyone because they want to vote alike. Rather, a great chop naturally gets high votes.

No system is perfect and the one we have is a bit conservative, but it protects the entries and voters from strategic voting. Years ago we used to have a karma system where virtually every votes were considered fine (except for some extreme deviating votes), and that resulted in a lot of abuse, and in the end angered the members.

[Edited by User on 5/12/2011 11:43:24 AM]
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

Fido
Democrats
5/12/2011 1:49:10 PM
Status: Director of the FBI
I think I understand a little better. Maybe.

Thanks.

by the way, is there some reason my submission: "Osama's Last Days" was omitted from "view best" in the previous Freak Show contest? It's not in there anywhere.

[Edited by User on 5/12/2011 2:05:45 PM]
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Independents
5/12/2011 3:03:50 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Seems there was a caching issue with the last Freak Show contest. I fixed it, and your entry is fixed too!

It was a great entry, by the way, I even twitted it
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

Fido
Democrats
5/12/2011 3:21:11 PM
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