That's what I'm talking about doing. While you can currently go in and change your vote, I doubt there are many who are doing this retroactively as new photos are added. It is evident that not everyone comes back to even vote as new images are added.raYzerman wrote: ↑Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:04 pmWhile I understand the post and vote early concept, perhaps it might be an idea to have all the submissions made before voting is opened up. That way everyone could peruse all the photos and vote accordingly..... or do folks go back and change their votes if a better one comes along? I'm OK the way it is, just throwing it out there.DesignFlaw06 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:17 pmAnother photo submitted.
Not everyone has voted for each photo. Some people never bother to make it back to voting, stressing the importance of getting your submissions in early. For some reason, I feel like I shouldn't have my photos in first out of fairness to the others who want to submit early. Looks like that may cost me this year.
Maybe next year, I'll open it up to entries for a set amount of time, then enable voting once all the photos are in for a 2 week period.
Your ranking is based on the number of votes as well as the rating each vote is given. When I first started this contest with Nighthawk Forums, it didn't see a lot of traction initially. The incentive was added to get more submissions in, up the activity, and ultimately increased sales. But even that wasn't enough and towards the end, it was a struggle to get a dozen decent images submitted.
The demographic has changed when moving from Nighthawks to FJRs for a variety of reasons. Getting submissions is no longer a chore, but getting people to continue to vote as submissions increase can be. I thought there would be more activity in this thread and on the forum from those who submitted later to encourage voting instead of just me. Collecting all the photos first and then enable voting eliminates that issue. It also makes sure photos don't suffer because they got sent to spam or I just dropped the ball on getting them posted. Everyone will be able to see that there photos are ready to go and there will be time to correct it before voting begins.
This is just a discussion for next year. It is an evolutionary process from year to year.