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Ariel9
7/3/2013 8:34:15 PM


Status: Joe Taxpayer
Freak show

Hello
I'm curious about what happened to a great entry (Amy Winehouse in a Frida Khalo's painting) in the last freak show contest, it suddenly disappeared.....
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Kellie
Independents
7/3/2013 9:05:16 PM
Status: Commander in Chief
Some things are better left unsaid/unknown
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NewsMaster
Independents
7/4/2013 9:12:35 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
I originally was going to say nothing about this too, but since this is not the first time somebody does it, we should probably explain rather than keep members guessing.

See, now and then some members get "not too excited" when their expectations fail about how well their entry should score/place. Then, before the voting ends, they edit the entry for something totally irrelevant, thus forcing the admins to remove the entry. The Winehouse entry author went even further and swapped the entry for a photo/title to show everyone how upset he was with the voting. The entry placed #5 by the way, just losing to the wood entry (yours) by a small margin, and had a decent score of 7.6.

The "edit entry" link is obviously not made for those kind of tricks, so we do revoke member entry editing ability for this.
If somebody does not like his chop, he is not forced to enter it. However, if he does decide to enter it, he should accept the votes it gets, like other members do.
Just because someone is a great chopper, does not mean every single chop he makes is another masterpiece which will be honored with a trophy.

[Edited by User on 7/4/2013 9:11:21 AM]
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

macwithfries
Independents
7/4/2013 9:33:57 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
Just adding to what Vlad said....what always makes me sad when these little rants appear (in various forms) is that it is also someone "devaluing" the chops that came ahead of them.

Think people need to remember not to become so fixated on their own chop that they forget about all the time and effort others have put in also, and to remember to appreciate the good work of others.....as in any competition, not everyone wins a trophy, but I think good sportsmanship is worth more than a stack of trophies.
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Armatien
Democrats
7/4/2013 11:02:09 AM


Status: UN Ambassador
OH yes i remenber it, i voted 8 or 9 for him, taking off the picture is really extreme, personally i prefer scream after the vote ended, badly Freaking News have not so many voters the vote system is already better than in many democratic countrys over the world but it could be better too, maybe this guy is not fairplay but maybe too the vote is not a perfect system, but nothing is perfect in life... Karma system is good but getting down too fast, and No-Votes should give you a malus, you could take in consideration the "number of vues" too as giving you a bonus of points^^

Not all the chop are done with hours and hours of work, some competitors have time to make three or four entries sometimes, but anyway its part of the game.

Freaking News is pretty cool and i don't know other sites like this !
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Ariel9
Independents
7/4/2013 5:57:51 PM


Status: Joe Taxpayer
Thank you NewsMaster for the explanation..... I'm sorry to know about "not too excited" choppers.... I had no idea we could edit our entries after the submitting time... don't worry I won't make bad use of this information
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Hitspinner
Independents
7/5/2013 10:47:32 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
I'm generally pretty well convinced I'm the only person that knows a really good chop when I see it around here. And then everyone proves me wrong by voting me up to top cup. laughing my arse off
I don't know who that was; it was a pretty good chop but nothing to get your knickers in a twist over. It was an hour and a half to two and a half hour chop as I recall. You have flip-out rights if your twelve hour, 50 layer chop is passed over for a face swap. Happened to me recently, I get it, but there are levels of magnitude that govern the owie bitch-o-fit. People can be Azzhos when they vote and it can get pretty insulting, so we have moderators to keep good azzhos like me in check from going ape-s--t and admins that wield the sickle of death for the really unethical, destructive creeps LOL Somewhere in the middle we have to grow pretty thick skin to survive competitions where we put our art, heart and soul out for applause or abuse. I'm getting there but noisily.
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AzureSky
Independents
7/8/2013 10:08:58 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
I have been AWOL due to illness for a while. Now I am itching with curiosity, was the original entry edited AFTER the voting ended? I didn't know you could do that! What would be the point anyway.

I gave up being upset about voting a long time ago. I know there are so many brilliant imaginative choppers here one needs to produce something outstanding to get a win. FN is not the place for sore losers.

I seem to have hit artist's block for the last couple of months. Hopefully the block will go soon. Even if you are a no hoper like me FN is a great place to learn.
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NewsMaster
Independents
7/8/2013 11:29:49 AM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 7/8/2013 10:08:58 AM, AzureSky said:
I have been AWOL due to illness for a while. Now I am itching with curiosity, was the original entry edited AFTER the voting ended? I didn't know you could do that! What would be the point anyway.

I gave up being upset about voting a long time ago. I know there are so many brilliant imaginative choppers here one needs to produce something outstanding to get a win. FN is not the place for sore losers.

I seem to have hit artist's block for the last couple of months. Hopefully the block will go soon. Even if you are a no hoper like me FN is a great place to learn.



The editing is possible since submission and till the end of voting (the end of contest). You can't edit after the voting ended. The entry was edited in the last hour before the closing of the contest (last hour of voting).

Glad to hear you are well, and hope to see you back chopping sometime!
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

Hitspinner
Independents
7/8/2013 6:08:11 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Ahhhh there she is. I'm glad to see you up and around, Chris. I understand the no hope thing. I hit the doldrums a while back and just had to keep the pedal to the floor until I snapped out of it. I hate entering chops that don't equal my last-best chop but I plug up if I stop the flow and just make it worse. So my advice is create in spite of myself. LOL
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AzureSky
Independents
7/9/2013 8:07:04 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Thanks Vlad and Tim, My temperature is down now and I had a meal today, first since Saturday. Probably get back to chopping next week.
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Hitspinner
Independents
7/10/2013 6:59:43 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Good news Chris, meds must be working then
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