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Dawn Noble

2 Years Ago

Contest Rules And Breaking Them

I dont know if Im the only person who finds when I create a contest.. that people will add works that I had specifically stated I do not want in the contest..I find it time consuming having to go and delete the photos..and also feel awful for doing it..

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Jenny Armitage

2 Years Ago

As far as I can tell that's par for the course. Wish it would change, but it won't.

 

Angelina Vick

2 Years Ago

It is normal. Unfortunately.

 

Carol Wisniewski

2 Years Ago

Dawn, you are the administrator for the contest, it is up to you to eliminate those images that don't fit the rule, it is clearly stated. And, especially contests that have the description of the theme in the name of the contest. You shouldn't feel awful doing what you must do.

 

Dan Turner

2 Years Ago

Why not ban members from entering work into contests who repeatedly ignore contest rules? 10 violations and contests are closed to you. Seems like an easy fix.

 

Gregory Scott

2 Years Ago

Don't feel awful, just disqualify a bad entry and rejoice that you will be helping improve their functional reading ability. Do your part to cure functional illiteracy. I'm semi-serious about that. I add a line to my contest description/rules: All entries not meeting these criteria (oh! A fancy word) will be disqualified without notice.

 

Jim Sauchyn

2 Years Ago

It's very common, either they don't read or don't care, just want their images posted anywhere.

 

Do not feel guilty. You are not doing wrong, they are

 

Lynn Palmer

2 Years Ago

There's a contest currently in voting...I'm just wondering, does a picture of a cat and another image of cat paws+grasshopper fall under landscape or street scene.

 

Angelina Vick

2 Years Ago

Running the contests is SO hard.

 

LOL Lynn

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

Can the administrator of a contest ever be wrong??

 

Yes

If they throw people out for not following rules they did not explain in the first place

 

Delete Delete

2 Years Ago

Same thing happens with groups. I started one for "Point and Shoot" cameras, and I am getting images that are clearly shot with DSLR crop sensor and full frame cameras. One person in particular, loaded about 50 of their own images in one day. And I know they are mostly shot with a full frame sensor.

People do not listen and they do not care. For the most part, we live in an "All about ME, society".

It is selfishness and ignorance.

Same as when I drop my kids off to school, in the morning. The drop off circle is for "dropping off only"... NO PARKING!! signs everywhere. People will still pull up in their Hummers and SUV's and park for 15 to 20 minutes, while watching their kids play, before school. Back up traffic, down the street. I made the mistake of asking one lady, why she insisted on doing it every day. I got blasted!! She was even more upset, when I asked her if a lobotomy came with the Hummer. :P

 

Gregory Scott

2 Years Ago

Just go with the flow, and learn to revel in your role as judge/administrator.
Here's a contest that I ran. You should read the discussion threads relating to the contest. I disqualified EVERY entry! It was fun!
Follow the Rules Contest

 

Dawn Noble

2 Years Ago

Thanks guys for the comments, the contest ended while FAA was having technical hitches and guess who won the contest? a non group member... lol I made it clear in my rules, sent numerous emails to all contestants making them aware I wanted group members... I will leave the contests up to others in future :)

 

Johnny Trippick

2 Years Ago

As an aside I've often thought that the web in general allows too much bad behaviour to go unpunished. I have long been advocating internet punishment electrodes (which could plug into a USB port), by which means competition transgressors could be chastised with immediate effect direct from FAA HQ or Beth's livingroom.

 

Mike Jeffries

2 Years Ago

Very good idea Johnny, where can we buy these devices?

Seriously there has always been and always will be a large number of people who don't think that rules apply to them. These same individuals tend to howl with self righteous outrage when it is pointed out that their "right" to cheat is rather unfair on the majority of us who respect rules. They often justify their actions that everyone except the unworldly few are going to do it anyway, a view in my opinion that betrays the intellectual capacity of sheep. Pass me that electronic cattle prod, Johnny!

 

Billy Griffis Jr

2 Years Ago

As already noted, this is very common...unfortunately. People either don't read the rules or don't care, don't think it applies to them. And then scream if you disqualify them accordingly.

I've been in Beth's position a few times, and have seen the same thing more times than I care to think about. Not just in contests, but just the everyday rules and guidelines of a thread type forum or chatroom. You make it very clear what the rules are and plenty people simply ignore it. I've banned quite a few...

For example right now, I set up a thread for people to show off images featured in whatever various groups they have joined. So far it looks like everyone has been posting just their featured work from various groups, but I also stated in the few and simple rules at the top "3 per post". Someone immediately posted 6...I haven't researched it thoroughly, but I don't think I can delete the 3 extras, or the entire post but would love to be able to. Sorry, you ignored the rules...

I don't feel bad about that. I'm not a huge fan of lots of rules, if I set up a thread or contest I'll try to keep it simple, but I expect participants to follow those guidelines and when I see infractions, I don't mind deleting them or whatever else needs to be done to rectify it.

 

LOL!! Like that idea, Johnny!

Billy I can do that for you. Once one breaks the rules another will because 'they were allowed to do it'

 

Dawn Noble

2 Years Ago

@ Johnny .. LOL!!! what a thought! Mike I agree... I dont think there is a way to stop it other than the cattle prod via USB :)

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

Can anyone tell me why this work was deleted from a "Kinetic Art" contest..while paintings remained??

Sell Art Online

By the way, the two pieces submitted by the administrator of the contest came in second and third

 

Dawn Noble

2 Years Ago

says it all Roger... 2 pieces won by the administrator... forget them and find genuine contests! if you can... Ive entered so many contests Im losing count of what is where... :)

 

Judy Kay

2 Years Ago

Some administrators are just as guilty as the entrants...I entered a contest for impressionistic horses..The painting I entered was questionable..it was looser than most I have painted but it was removed...Meanwhile another contestant entered a painting in the same contest that was a painting of a horse statue...about as far from impressionistic as you can get. It was not removed. Many administrators are biased...They may favor a particular style of art, a particular artist, or maybe it is someone who is in their "group"...

 

Daniel Rauch

2 Years Ago

based on my recent exploration of contests here I've decided that its in better interest to me to break there rules than it is to follow them and get ignored anyway .......

"Can anyone tell me why this work was deleted from a "Kinetic Art" contest..while paintings remained??"

because you might have gotten a vote from someone other than yourself ..........

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

I'm convinced that the administrator was just lazy, not realizing that my vultures had strings attached.

 

Dawn Noble

2 Years Ago

I am keeping on top of my contests now... I have one of horses... the only thing I ask is that they join the group and make sure its a painting or drawing and I am going in everyday and deleting the ones who arent following the rules... time consuming but worth it.. I only join a contest by following the rules... I believe in playing fair in my contests and cancelled the last one because the winner wasnt part of the group.
Its a pity not everyone is fair.. even admin at times!

 

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