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(02-25-2015, 02:31 PM)vampyrevenom Wrote: [ -> ]Is there a way to hide the vote count at all? I think it takes away the suspense of who is going to win by being able to see who has how many votes throughout, it can also be a bit disheartening (depressing even) being able to see that you have no votes, I never expected (or ever expect) to win but hate the fact I can see how few votes I have. Just an idea for future comps if it's possible.

I can see your point. I just checked the settings and there is not a way to disable showing the results without customizing the code. I can check with Andy on how difficult that would be and if he would have time to do that.

In the meantime, don't take it too hard. I know you've been a regular participant to the competitions for awhile now and I hope you continue to do so. Take it as a challenge to wipe out the competition in the next round. Wink
I don't claim to be the sharpest thorn in the forest, and my signature/tagline is usually ~"Ignore me, I don't know what I'm doing", and I'm having a word-fail day. So if anyone thinks I should delete this post then just let me know. @vampyrevenom, I know it is disheartening to not receive any votes, but here we only get the option of saying "I think that one should win", and while your project looks like a massive undertaking and is very impressive - the white walls, while it might have been intentional, seemed a bit unfinished to me, so I voted for Reid's piece with the obscured-by-decay tiles.

I've joined and left a few different competitions since coming back to modelling/painting, and there are many different ways of running them. The two that I have continued to participate in use the "winner decides next contest" thing, but have different judging methods.

The League of Extraordinary Riveters has the previous winner start the next thread, and either judge entirely by themselves or have volunteers to help them. They also have a "people's choice" which is arranged via Private Message.
...but, this puts a lot of work onto the competition runner in compiling votes via PMs and making the tough decisions as to which entry to put at the top.

...and Yaktribe has each person vote for up to three entries, and these votes aren't weighted (not 1st, 2nd, 3rd), and it works quite well if there are more than 3 entries.
...while I like this method, it still shows the voting in progress and has made me wish that I had held off voting until a few more were in, as it is a touch heart-breaking to see someone's effort not get a vote by the end.

My plog: projects in potentia - world in progress attests to the fact that I start a lot of things but rarely finish: either they are just notes in sketchpads, or a few pieces of garbage put to one side "to do later", or even just a thought bubble in my head.

I use competitions for the inspiration and push/gumption to get things actually started/finished. The first Yak competition I entered I knew I wasn't going to win, but I had fun making the piece and the fact that I had at least one by the end made me go "Woot! I got a pity vote!", and it lifted my day a little.
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