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I think it is bogus - 250 votes?!! I've voted, used up all my 100 allowed on images that I liked and thought would be good in a commercial.
But this is NOT a contest of best image to show - it's a popularity and vote begging contest to see who can trade the most votes.
First - there are too many entries allowed for the number of FAA artists (oh yes, I put my three up), but there was not a chance to even go through half to decide which I thought were good enough before I ran out of votes - and then you should try going back and cancelling or trying to decide between one and another.
I wonder what the intention of a contest like this was by FAA. It is true that some remarkable images of people who are not playing the game may never advance to the judges level.
Maybe the better benefit for us all would be to have people outside of FAA to see and vote for the images rather than have us be voting for one another?
I haven't been a member for very long so I don't know if this has been done before and what the results were.
Totally agree. I don't want anyone to vote for my images unless they actually like them. This vote-trading is pure stupid. "I voted for your stuff... now vote for mine." Well, I will if I really like it. I won't be guilted into it.
Votes ought to mean something. And mine do. I'm treating this like the Explore pages over on Flickr, if an image really catches my eye as I flip through the gallery, then it gets voted up. I don't care whose name is under it. And I don't care if they vote for me. Neither of those things change the image.
And another issue for me is when we ask family and friends to vote (non FAA members), they have to go through a confusing registration process that nobody wants to be bothered with. I've already told my friends and family members not to bother.
While I think the concept is great, the process has way too many flaws.
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