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[NOT A BUG] Cast votes


#1

you tell ppl to cast their vote by liking the best entries as if its up to them who wins. like : like your favorite entries!" but ppl will find ways to like their designs… like getting on top of google search listing… ppl do anything. just seems unfair.


#2

@john_jonmes

As discussed in the same post you made today on this subject, Contest voteing/likes, Tanya’s explanation was spot on.

The contest criteria for judging on the specific contests that are still open that allow user voting via likes are as follows.

IC3D Contest: https://pinshape.com/contests/ic3d-print-to-win-contest
Complexity of Model (25 Points)
More complex prints get more points.
Print Quality (25 Points)
The better the print turned out, the more points you’ll get.
Image Composition (25 Points)
Is the print presented creatively and beautifully?
Image Clarity (25 Points)
Is the print in focus and well lit?

OpenRC Contest: https://pinshape.com/contests/open-r-c-accessory-design-contest
Creativity : 40 points
Overall design quality, uniqueness, intricacy and detail
Technical Excellence : 40 points
Compatibility with Original R/C F1 design, ease of printing on FDM 3D printers
Presentation: detailed description : 20 points
What settings should be used to print?
High-quality pictures and tags

As well, the Filaments.ca Contest: https://pinshape.com/contests/filamentsca-giveaway
Complexity of Model (25 Points)
More complex prints get more points.
Print Quality (25 Points)
The better the print turned out, the more points you’ll get.
Image Composition (25 Points)
Is the print presented creatively and beautifully?
Image Clarity (25 Points)
Is the print in focus and well lit?

The ‘cast your vote’ for these contests is a formal expression of opinion or choice, made by an individual user of pinshape. When it comes time to ‘judge’ the contests listed above. Only the judging criteria, listed above, will be used in the final determination to whom prizes are awarded.

Hopefully this clarifies your question(s) on what the liking of contest entries are used for.

Chris,


#3

Yup to clarify on Chris’ point, the judges are handed an Excel sheet, filtered to entries that make the final judging round.

The public “liking” is to engage the community, and allow them to show support for a designer they personally really like, or a design they particularly admire.

You’re definitely right that if this was simply a popularity contest (when we first started contests, we allowed for public voting like this to determine winners. But we learned from our early mistakes!), it would result in quite a bit of cheating/unfairness!