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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:57 pm

Similar to above, had the same problem with photobucket a few years back when one report was viewed too frequently in one month and photobucket stopped the photos being rendered - corrected itself when the month ended. Switched to flickr and seems to be OK (touch wood). Can also see all the photos in the competition now although a few days ago soapy's wasn't showing - cheers :)
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:12 pm

soapy27 wrote: Seems strange it's just some people can't see it. Would you like me to repost the photo ?


Yeah it seems to be intermittent, in that it's also fine for me now. I wouldn't bother reposting but I'll be keeping a very close eye on it.
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby Mal Grey » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:45 pm

I wouldn't normally post mid-competition, but xslawekx's photo from Bruach na Frithe has blown my mind, what an image!
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby xslawekx » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:40 pm

Mal Grey wrote:I wouldn't normally post mid-competition, but xslawekx's photo from Bruach na Frithe has blown my mind, what an image!


Thanks Mal Grey. One of my best days in the Cuillin. There is more photos on my walk blog taken during the same trip :)
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:36 pm

Just, er, apropos of nothing..... what do people think is the fairest way to resolve a tie in the competition?

a) Award a joint winner
b) Award it to the person with the highest number of votes for 1st place
c) Award it to the person with the highest number of votes overall

I'm leaning towards b, which if I get no dissent is what will happen if, er, this situation ever arises in the future.....

Still two days to go, might never happen
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby jacob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:33 pm

I'd say joint winner. Most sympathetic way and why not?
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:44 am

OK well we avoided it this month thanks to a last minute vote, but I don't like the idea of a joint winner when we have a voting system that more or less amounts to proportional representation :) I'm happy to go with whatever the consensus of people on the site is so if loads of people think a joint winner is better than we'll do that but -

I'd like to propose the following in the event that a tie happens. If there's no outcry of opposition then this is what I'll do if it ever comes up. I'll award the winner according the following criteria in the following order

1) Total score, or if tied then
2) Number of votes for 1st place, or if tied then
3) Total number of votes, of if tied then
4) Fisticuffs in the car park

My rough calculations indicate that the chances of ever having to resort to number 4 are roughly a million to one which is why I didn't spend much time thinking about it ;)

What do people think?
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby Iainm » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:36 am

BobMcBob wrote:OK well we avoided it this month thanks to a last minute vote, but I don't like the idea of a joint winner when we have a voting system that more or less amounts to proportional representation :) I'm happy to go with whatever the consensus of people on the site is so if loads of people think a joint winner is better than we'll do that but -

I'd like to propose the following in the event that a tie happens. If there's no outcry of opposition then this is what I'll do if it ever comes up. I'll award the winner according the following criteria in the following order

1) Total score, or if tied then
2) Number of votes for 1st place, or if tied then
3) Total number of votes, of if tied then
4) Fisticuffs in the car park

My rough calculations indicate that the chances of ever having to resort to number 4 are roughly a million to one which is why I didn't spend much time thinking about it ;)

What do people think?


Sounds fair to me.
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby jupe1407 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:26 am

BobMcBob wrote:OK well we avoided it this month thanks to a last minute vote, but I don't like the idea of a joint winner when we have a voting system that more or less amounts to proportional representation :) I'm happy to go with whatever the consensus of people on the site is so if loads of people think a joint winner is better than we'll do that but -

I'd like to propose the following in the event that a tie happens. If there's no outcry of opposition then this is what I'll do if it ever comes up. I'll award the winner according the following criteria in the following order

1) Total score, or if tied then
2) Number of votes for 1st place, or if tied then
3) Total number of votes, of if tied then
4) Fisticuffs in the car park

My rough calculations indicate that the chances of ever having to resort to number 4 are roughly a million to one which is why I didn't spend much time thinking about it ;)

What do people think?


You realise you've totally tempted fate there :lol:

But yeah, seems perfectly fair to me
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:30 pm

jupe1407 wrote:You realise you've totally tempted fate there :lol:


I shall be practising my left hook just in case :lol:
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby jacob » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:07 pm

Fair enough, but only if the fisticuff (had to look it up) comes with a report and some wilkie murray aerial footage. :wink:
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby Sgurr » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:17 pm

Do I have to do my own fisticuffs? Can't I challenge people to a slow bicycle race? (Academic really, as am not likely to be in the running again).
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:01 pm

Sgurr wrote:Do I have to do my own fisticuffs? Can't I challenge people to a slow bicycle race? (Academic really, as am not likely to be in the running again).


No I think I'll permit you to appoint a champion. :)
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby Sgurr » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:28 pm

BobMcBob wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Do I have to do my own fisticuffs? Can't I challenge people to a slow bicycle race? (Academic really, as am not likely to be in the running again).


No I think I'll permit you to appoint a champion. :)


I appoint Uriah Burton (thanks to Jeremy Bolwell of geograph for this image, which came out better than mine of 10 days ago). See especially the 4th line from the bottom

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Can't relly read it on my photo
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Re: Photo Competition Comments

Postby BobMcBob » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:43 pm

Perhaps I'll change item 4 to 'Just give it to Sgurr' :lol:
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