Contest Photos?

Decorating By dmich Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 8:09pm by cylstrial

dmich Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:09am
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I have gone into view (and vote on) the Romantic/Love Cake Contest entries several times. Each time I do, the same pictures come up on the first page. Aren't the pictures supposed to be rotating so that each picture has equal chance to be seen? Maybe a little glitch in the system right now?

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cylstrial Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 12:02am
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Probably just a glitch.

veejaytx Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 12:28am
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I just came from there, seems to be working fine. You do have to click on Previous or Next to move from one cake to the next, I don't think they will switch on their own, you get to choose how long you spend on each cake.

dmich Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 12:42am
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Thanks for the responses, CCers. Veejaytx, I wasn't having problems moving from one pic to the next. What I meant was that in the last couple contests, they've had the pictures rotating so that each time you log on there are different pictures on the first page, 2nd page, etc. I think this helps with fairer voting so that all pictures have an equal chance of being seen - every picture has an equal chance of being on the first page.

Deb_ Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:10am
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I was on there yesterday and gave up after 4 pages. There's gotta be a better way icon_rolleyes.gif I felt bad but I didn't want to vote until I saw ALL of the cakes, but it's a LOT of pages.

Jackie Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:21pm
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I haven't been able to find a solution to not being able to click the "next" previous" buttons in the contest however I did want to touch on another point.

The gallery is actually randomized. What you see on the first page of the contest, is not necessarily what everyone else sees.

I have it set so that it randomizes once for every person, and saves that order (so that way if you come back tomorrow to look at page 4, the same cakes will be on that page for you)

It used to be that it randomized everytime you logged in, but it no longer does that, just the once, so it stays consistent for you.

dmich Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:26pm
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Thanks, Jackie. That makes complete sense! That does make it easier for each person to keep track of which cakes they've looked at and voted on. Sorry to have doubted you! icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by Jackie

I haven't been able to find a solution to not being able to click the "next" previous" buttons in the contest however I did want to touch on another point.

The gallery is actually randomized. What you see on the first page of the contest, is not necessarily what everyone else sees.

I have it set so that it randomizes once for every person, and saves that order (so that way if you come back tomorrow to look at page 4, the same cakes will be on that page for you)

It used to be that it randomized everytime you logged in, but it no longer does that, just the once, so it stays consistent for you.




That's actually really cool! I had no idea that that could be done!

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