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  2012-01-29 10:12:52 AM
Still kinda new to Farktography. When is the earliest a TotalFarker can submit images and where would I go to do so? I have read some of the stuff on Fark and otherwhere, but I am easily confused.
 
  2012-01-29 02:26:27 PM

mrlizard: Still kinda new to Farktography. When is the earliest a TotalFarker can submit images and where would I go to do so? I have read some of the stuff on Fark and otherwhere, but I am easily confused.


Who said that? Where am I? Gridlock! J/K welcome mrlizard! The contests get put up on TotalFark on Wednesday nights at "8pm Fark time" if I'm not mistaken. For me that works out to be 7pm Central. It shows up on the main Fark page four hours later, and that's when voting is turned on as well. You had some nice Arizona pics this week; someday I'm going to have to visit there to check out some of that amazing scenery in person.

And now, a rant against the "Funny" vote button. It has been in place for a few contests, and I'm not liking how people are using it. This week's "Stoned" theme had a few humorous entries, and they are certainly near the top of the Funny vote-getters; but there are a whole buttload of images that are clearly not funny, yet they have collected a significant number of funny votes for whatever reasons.

That kind of makes the funny totals pointless, no? I'm not sure of the reasoning behind changing the voting system, but what it seems to be doing now is punishing the entries that are funny AND exhibit so-called "good" photography. I for one do not think "Best" and "Funny" are mutually exclusive--under the old system, if a Farktography submission made me laugh, I would vote for it. Sometimes a funny photo would win the weeks contest, beating out the "serious" entries--and I had no problem with that (nor did anyone else that I know of).

With the new system, entries that show both humor and good photography are being punished because some will vote "Best", while others give it only a "Funny" vote. Some examples off the top of my head from this week: U-man's finger-balanced rockpile, Farktographer's cliffhanger, and fluffybunny's zombie jawbreaker. They all got some best and some funny votes. Under the old system, I feel these entries would have done better in the "overall" voting. With the new system, they end up doing mediocre in two categories.

To sum up, sometimes simpler is better. Please can we go back to the old voting system, huh can we Drew?
 
  2012-02-02 12:20:44 PM
hey, all!

Sorry to bother, but I've posted a previously used photo in this weeks contest, could some kindly mod please nuke it?

Thx in advance!! :-)
 
  2012-02-02 12:23:07 PM

Zero Exponent: mrlizard: Still kinda new to Farktography. When is the earliest a TotalFarker can submit images and where would I go to do so? I have read some of the stuff on Fark and otherwhere, but I am easily confused.

Who said that? Where am I? Gridlock! J/K welcome mrlizard! The contests get put up on TotalFark on Wednesday nights at "8pm Fark time" if I'm not mistaken. For me that works out to be 7pm Central. It shows up on the main Fark page four hours later, and that's when voting is turned on as well. You had some nice Arizona pics this week; someday I'm going to have to visit there to check out some of that amazing scenery in person.

And now, a rant against the "Funny" vote button. It has been in place for a few contests, and I'm not liking how people are using it. This week's "Stoned" theme had a few humorous entries, and they are certainly near the top of the Funny vote-getters; but there are a whole buttload of images that are clearly not funny, yet they have collected a significant number of funny votes for whatever reasons.

That kind of makes the funny totals pointless, no? I'm not sure of the reasoning behind changing the voting system, but what it seems to be doing now is punishing the entries that are funny AND exhibit so-called "good" photography. I for one do not think "Best" and "Funny" are mutually exclusive--under the old system, if a Farktography submission made me laugh, I would vote for it. Sometimes a funny photo would win the weeks contest, beating out the "serious" entries--and I had no problem with that (nor did anyone else that I know of).

With the new system, entries that show both humor and good photography are being punished because some will vote "Best", while others give it only a "Funny" vote. Some examples off the top of my head from this week: U-man's finger-balanced rockpile, Farktographer's cliffhanger, and fluffybunny's zombie jawbreaker. They all got some best and some funny votes. Under the old system, I feel these entries would h ...


Oh, and ^^THIS^^ x100. Funnay button is no joke.
 
  2012-02-02 04:09:42 PM

uttertosh: hey, all!

Sorry to bother, but I've posted a previously used photo in this weeks contest, could some kindly mod please nuke it?

Thx in advance!! :-)



which one?
 
  2012-02-02 04:28:46 PM

Elsinore: uttertosh: hey, all!

Sorry to bother, but I've posted a previously used photo in this weeks contest, could some kindly mod please nuke it?

Thx in advance!! :-)


which one?


the chick.

Thanks! :-)
 
  2012-02-02 04:57:40 PM
well dip me in pig shiat. my ren faire photo is dead last of my three. i was sure (well as much as one can be about fark voting) that it would do well.
 
  2012-02-02 08:10:27 PM

uttertosh: Elsinore: uttertosh: hey, all!

Sorry to bother, but I've posted a previously used photo in this weeks contest, could some kindly mod please nuke it?

Thx in advance!! :-)


which one?

the chick.

Thanks! :-)



Got it--not sure how I missed your request in-thread. Sorry about that!
 
  2012-02-03 04:46:17 AM

Curious: well dip me in pig shiat. my ren faire photo is dead last of my three. i was sure (well as much as one can be about fark voting) that it would do well.


The fickle hand of the voter has bemused us all from time to time. I've entered what I considered 'throwaway' images in the past just to get my 3/3, only to find the two that i'd worked on for the contest bomb, whilst my 'throwaway' image shoots ten places above them. Go figure, huh?

Thanks. Elsinore, you the best!! :-)
 
  2012-02-05 12:11:09 PM

Curious: well dip me in pig shiat. my ren faire photo is dead last of my three. i was sure (well as much as one can be about fark voting) that it would do well.


I liked that one, too, though of course that just goes to show you how much I know lol

uttertosh: Thanks. Elsinore, you the best!! :-)


Aw shucks, you're welcome ;)


And now for something completely different...

Congrats to the winners in this week's "Go Out and Get Some Strange" contest: U-Man finished first in the "Best" category and Yoyo finished first in the "Funniest" category. Well done, folks!
 
  2012-02-08 06:51:31 PM
Looks like I might actually have to "do my job" right around post time. I'll be in thread soon enough, though. Nobody steal my ideas.
 
  2012-02-12 11:57:21 AM
Congrats to U-Man on the "Best" category win and to fluffybunny and Ranger Joe for their tie on the "Funniest" category win on this week's "Apples vs Oranges 2: The Rematch" theme!
 
  2012-02-17 07:44:25 PM
some nice soul once wrote a little javescript that would show the numerical rank of contest finishers. for example you could have 10 votes be in 15th place.

damned change to voting broke it.

yeah i just found out when checking where i stood with wednesday's farktography. voting results and rankings may not matter to you or in the big scheme of things but i liked being able to see them.

hope that new voting crap is doing something for Fark cuz it sure ain't for me.
 
  2012-02-19 01:39:35 PM
Congrats to TheOtherOne79 on his "Best" category win and to IAAl on his "Funniest" category win in this week's "Places of Worship" theme!
 
  2012-02-21 07:51:30 PM

Curious: some nice soul once wrote a little javescript that would show the numerical rank of contest finishers. for example you could have 10 votes be in 15th place.

damned change to voting broke it.

yeah i just found out when checking where i stood with wednesday's farktography. voting results and rankings may not matter to you or in the big scheme of things but i liked being able to see them.

hope that new voting crap is doing something for Fark cuz it sure ain't for me.


Curious, you should come around the forums a little more! That nice soul (thanks BTW) was me. I wasn't sure if anyone still used that javascript after I launched Bibliostats, but orionid ran into the same issue so I reworked it for the new layout. I can't post it here due to formatting issues, so see this forum post for the new version.

Oh, and you're by no means alone in your dislike for the new voting system. It's pretty unanimous.
 
  2012-02-22 04:28:27 PM
Hm...guess I should take some pictures for tonight's "Noir: Embrace Your Dark Side" theme...
 
  2012-02-24 11:17:54 AM

BecauseISaidSo: I can't post it here due to formatting issues, so see this forum post for the new version.


in my normal procrastinating way i just got around to applying your latest.

IT'S GREAT - A BOON FOR MANKIND

well that might have been a bit over the top but i am really glad you wrote it and fixed it when fark broke it. thanks
 
  2012-02-26 11:04:46 AM
Congrats to kestrana on the "Best" category win and to fluffybunny on the "Funniest" category win in this week's "Noir: Embrace Your Dark Side" theme!
 
  2012-03-05 06:34:36 PM
Congrats to Ranger Joe on his "Best" category win and to I'm No Big Deal on his "Funniest" category win for this week's "Parking Lots" theme!
 
  2012-03-06 04:34:58 PM
Farktographers:

Based on your feedback/thoughts, we are looking into modifying the current voting system in the PS contests. So I can report back to the powers that be correctly, please indicate your preference for the voting system:

A. Keep as is with Best and Funniest (no changes)
B. Keep as is, but having voting tallies combined for both Best and Funniest
C. Go back to one button (Best)
D. Tweak the 2-button system in some other way (if you choose this, please provide suggestions)

You may post here or email me directly at my gmail which is FarktographerElsinore . This poll is also posted at farktography.net under the Pub and Grill forum.
 
  2012-03-06 08:01:35 PM
Just because I feel it warrants voting twice (as any quality democracy will let you do), I'll express my opinion here, too.

C. Go back to the one button.

and that is all.
 
  2012-03-06 08:43:37 PM
D. You can see my explanation of another option on the Farktography Forums, but if that isn't code-viable, C all the way.
 
  2012-03-06 08:54:54 PM
Thank you both :)
 
  2012-03-06 09:20:28 PM
I choose C. Perhaps we can develop a convention whereby entries considered humorous are commented as such, if a voter is so inspired. To me, that would mean more than a dry number.
 
  2012-03-07 12:07:22 AM
I also choose C. I also voted on Farktography.net for C. Not sure why exactly but it bugs the hells out of me to see a completely serious entry with a funny vote when it's my serious entry. Thank you for listening to us.
 
  2012-03-07 10:44:48 AM
I'll vote for c here too since Ive always been a fan of vote early vote often.
 
  2012-03-11 10:51:09 AM
Congrats to fluffybunny for the "Best" category win and to orionid for the "Funniest" category win in this week's "Instant Inspiration" theme!
 
  2012-03-15 02:12:38 PM
Definitely option C for me.

Elsinore, could you please vote-enable nwdad's first entry for legos (the moving train)? I had no lego stuff for this week, so I invited him from flickr as I knew he had some good shots. It's his first time, so I'm sure he just forgot ... I could mail him to ask you for himself, but I'm afraid he'll miss out on a good chunk of the voting by the time everybody replies.
 
  2012-03-15 02:33:30 PM

Zero Exponent: Definitely option C for me.

Elsinore, could you please vote-enable nwdad's first entry for legos (the moving train)? I had no lego stuff for this week, so I invited him from flickr as I knew he had some good shots. It's his first time, so I'm sure he just forgot ... I could mail him to ask you for himself, but I'm afraid he'll miss out on a good chunk of the voting by the time everybody replies.


Got it!
 
  2012-03-15 02:57:08 PM
Thanks, Lady E!

... off to vote :)
 
  2012-03-18 10:52:05 AM
Congrats to BecauseISaidSo on his "Best" category win and to QueenBee on her "Funniest" category win in this week's "Legos" theme!
 
  2012-03-19 10:06:29 AM

Elsinore: Congrats to BecauseISaidSo on his "Best" category win and to QueenBee on her "Funniest" category win in this week's "Legos" theme!


I'm glad I can make you guys laugh! :D

Congrats to all! it was a fun theme & I'm glad the kid(s) I watch own a bunch of legos and take naps so they don't see me doing naughty things with their toys.
 
  2012-03-25 12:06:22 PM
Congrats to U-Man on the "Best" category win and to stu1-1 on the "Funniest" category win in this week's "Curves 2: Recurves" theme!
 
  2012-03-25 10:49:11 PM
Thanks. It was a good theme.

Hope to see some tasty stuff later this week.
 
  2012-04-01 06:55:10 AM
*I'll just chime in here*

Congrats to Elsinore on her "Best" category win for "Recipes"!
 
  2012-04-01 10:40:48 AM
lol, ravnostic--thanks :) And thanks to everyone who voted for my marbled Easter eggs. I wouldn't have guessed that one would win, but I'll take it :)

Congrats also to Ennuipoet for his "Funniest" category win in this week's "Farktography Recipe Book" theme!
 
  2012-04-05 04:12:40 PM
Can I ask a kindly modminamastratur pleas modminarate my last two posts - can you sort out whether they should be voting enabled, as the're both way over the 100% zoom level.

Thanks in advance, donwannabethatguy.jpg
 
  2012-04-06 02:59:59 PM

uttertosh: Can I ask a kindly modminamastratur pleas modminarate my last two posts - can you sort out whether they should be voting enabled, as the're both way over the 100% zoom level.

Thanks in advance, donwannabethatguy.jpg


I was confused as to what you were posting about in the thread. For the lighting, I figured it was sunlight filtering through a thinner section of hair, and coupled with the low res camera, I figured it was fine. The zooms of the same photo wouldn't be vote eligible since they're parts of the same entry. Admittedly, I only just achieved my daily caffeine requirement earlier, and my blood stream caffeine may not yet have reached therapeutic levels, so if I'm missing something ludicrously obvious, mea maxima culpa!
 
  2012-04-07 04:10:04 AM

Elsinore: uttertosh: Can I ask a kindly modminamastratur pleas modminarate my last two posts - can you sort out whether they should be voting enabled, as the're both way over the 100% zoom level.

Thanks in advance, donwannabethatguy.jpg

I was confused as to what you were posting about in the thread. For the lighting, I figured it was sunlight filtering through a thinner section of hair, and coupled with the low res camera, I figured it was fine. The zooms of the same photo wouldn't be vote eligible since they're parts of the same entry. Admittedly, I only just achieved my daily caffeine requirement earlier, and my blood stream caffeine may not yet have reached therapeutic levels, so if I'm missing something ludicrously obvious, mea maxima culpa!


nice! all is well - I posted them when I needed more coffee, less naughty green cigarette, hence the confusion.
 
  2012-04-08 10:33:18 AM
My apology for attributing orionid's photo to fluffybunny's posting on his behalf. I looked right at the entry and knew I needed to remember to list orionid, but I was in the middle of something and posting in a hurry.

Congrats to orionid on his "Best" category win and to lokisbong on his "Funniest" category win in this week's "Pinholes, Lomos & Holgas, Oh My!" theme!
 
  2012-04-12 12:12:43 AM
I take a few weeks break and forget how to vote enable....

If a moderator would look at my clay boat image and if you feel that it is within bounds for the theme please correct my mistake and envotentate it. Thanks.
 
  2012-04-12 12:38:45 AM

CiliarySpasm: I take a few weeks break and forget how to vote enable....

If a moderator would look at my clay boat image and if you feel that it is within bounds for the theme please correct my mistake and envotentate it. Thanks.


It's borderline, but I think you're ok given it's depicting a boat. It's envotinated.
 
  2012-04-12 12:52:57 AM

Elsinore:

It's borderline, but I think you're ok given it's depicting a boat. It's envotinated.


Much appreciated.
 
  2012-04-13 05:16:51 PM
Yikes, no votes for my first entry yet? I didn't think it was that atrocious, but the voting public disagrees. Could I please get that deleted, Elsinore? Zeroes are such a drag on the ol' voting average--even (B)CISS can't make that stat look good :)
 
  2012-04-13 05:30:54 PM

Zero Exponent: Yikes, no votes for my first entry yet? I didn't think it was that atrocious, but the voting public disagrees. Could I please get that deleted, Elsinore? Zeroes are such a drag on the ol' voting average--even (B)CISS can't make that stat look good :)


I'll delete if you want, but keep in mind that a lot of votes still roll in on Friday and Saturday. I almost never vote before Friday myself, because I want to make sure to grab late entries as well.
 
  2012-04-14 02:13:07 PM

Elsinore: Zero Exponent: Yikes, no votes for my first entry yet? I didn't think it was that atrocious, but the voting public disagrees. Could I please get that deleted, Elsinore? Zeroes are such a drag on the ol' voting average--even (B)CISS can't make that stat look good :)

I'll delete if you want, but keep in mind that a lot of votes still roll in on Friday and Saturday. I almost never vote before Friday myself, because I want to make sure to grab late entries as well.


Nah, usually the late voters are very kind, and I appreciate it very much--but its only going to get pity votes at this point, I think :) Please erase it, TIA.

On the plus side, the Follands are back, woo hoo! olavf and just kat, I missed you two, welcome back!
 
  2012-04-14 02:33:45 PM
Zero Exponent:

On the plus side, the Follands are back, woo hoo! olavf and just kat, I missed you two, welcome back!

=)

Still not a fan of having two kinds of voting options. My "Busted" pic only got 2 "best" but got 5 "funniest". I'm assuming it's only the "best" ones that are taken into consideration? (Which is fine with me)
 
  2012-04-14 02:34:29 PM
html fail lol
 
  2012-04-14 04:29:35 PM

Zero Exponent: Elsinore: Zero Exponent: Yikes, no votes for my first entry yet? I didn't think it was that atrocious, but the voting public disagrees. Could I please get that deleted, Elsinore? Zeroes are such a drag on the ol' voting average--even (B)CISS can't make that stat look good :)

I'll delete if you want, but keep in mind that a lot of votes still roll in on Friday and Saturday. I almost never vote before Friday myself, because I want to make sure to grab late entries as well.

Nah, usually the late voters are very kind, and I appreciate it very much--but its only going to get pity votes at this point, I think :) Please erase it, TIA.

On the plus side, the Follands are back, woo hoo! olavf and just kat, I missed you two, welcome back!




'kay got it. And yes, glad to see just kat and olavf back!!
 
  2012-04-14 04:34:44 PM

just kat:
Still not a fan of having two kinds of voting options. My "Busted" pic only got 2 "best" but got 5 "funniest". I'm assuming it's only the "best" ones that are taken into consideration? (Which is fine with me)


They haven't forgotten, and they did get a lot of good feedback on it. Look for an announcement soon about how things will be handled.
 
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