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What format for the monthly competition would you prefer?

Survey period: 26 Aug 2013 to 2 Sep 2013

There's been a lot of debate so we wanted to open the floor to you for your say. Suggestions, variations and crazy wild ideas welcome. Just make it fair and fun.

OptionVotes% 
Manual voting: You vote for each article category on home page29653.43
Automatic selection: the article with the highest ratings within a given time period win21638.99
Something else?427.58

View optional text answers (38 answers)


 
GeneralManual voting: You vote for each article category on home page Pin
SOHAM_GANDHI3-Feb-14 7:40
MemberSOHAM_GANDHI3-Feb-14 7:40 
GeneralTo those who said "A combination of both" Pin
Chris Maunder19-Jan-14 12:44
cofounderChris Maunder19-Jan-14 12:44 
GeneralCombination of both Pin
Paul M Watt29-Aug-13 20:22
mentorPaul M Watt29-Aug-13 20:22 
GeneralRe: Combination of both Pin
Shao Voon Wong29-Aug-13 21:11
mvaShao Voon Wong29-Aug-13 21:11 
GeneralRe: Combination of both Pin
Paul M Watt30-Aug-13 3:30
mentorPaul M Watt30-Aug-13 3:30 
QuestionManual voting. I have a question though ? Pin
Master.Man198029-Aug-13 9:46
MemberMaster.Man198029-Aug-13 9:46 
GeneralManual voting will always a good option Pin
koolprasadd27-Aug-13 21:38
professionalkoolprasadd27-Aug-13 21:38 
GeneralRe: Manual voting will always a good option Pin
CodingLover1-Sep-13 17:22
MemberCodingLover1-Sep-13 17:22 
GeneralManual voting always preferable Pin
ridoy27-Aug-13 20:58
professionalridoy27-Aug-13 20:58 
GeneralI'd prefer manual voting Pin
Wendelius27-Aug-13 20:05
mveWendelius27-Aug-13 20:05 
GeneralNot rating, but popularity Pin
Tom Clement27-Aug-13 8:36
professionalTom Clement27-Aug-13 8:36 
GeneralThis has been a real bugbear of mine for months. Pin
Keith Barrow27-Aug-13 5:16
professionalKeith Barrow27-Aug-13 5:16 
GeneralRe: This has been a real bugbear of mine for months. Pin
Pualee27-Aug-13 8:55
MemberPualee27-Aug-13 8:55 
GeneralRe: This has been a real bugbear of mine for months. Pin
Tim Corey28-Aug-13 6:20
professionalTim Corey28-Aug-13 6:20 
I too have noticed the disturbing voting patterns. One of my articles won best of the web category a couple months ago even though I was the second-highest voted article. I appreciated that CP watched the voting and verified the entries. However, it seems like the same thing goes on to get the articles to the competition. Assuming the best here, I understand that you want your family and friends to vote you up. I work with 17 other programmers, some of which volunteered to get accounts on CP (shame on them for not having them, I know) just to vote for me. I discouraged it because it was not in the spirit of the competition but I know not everyone feels that way.

I too don't have a perfect answer but I voted for "Other" and suggested a system that based at least part of the final "score" on how much unique and repeat traffic the article brings in. CP is about helping people. Articles that help the most people should be rewarded. Maybe that is impractical for the monthly contest but I think it should be a consideration.

Another idea would be for the team at CP to have the last say (or maybe part of the say if you had multiple factors taken into account).
GeneralRe: This has been a real bugbear of mine for months. Pin
Chris Maunder19-Jan-14 12:42
cofounderChris Maunder19-Jan-14 12:42 
GeneralCombine the Two Pin
Nagy Vilmos27-Aug-13 3:55
professionalNagy Vilmos27-Aug-13 3:55 
GeneralDepends on how the metrics are handled... Pin
AlexCode26-Aug-13 21:33
professionalAlexCode26-Aug-13 21:33 
GeneralStick with manual voting please Pin
Sacha Barber26-Aug-13 21:15
mvaSacha Barber26-Aug-13 21:15 
GeneralRe: Stick with manual voting please Pin
ledtech327-Aug-13 5:54
Memberledtech327-Aug-13 5:54 
GeneralArticle Content Pin
ledtech326-Aug-13 12:34
Memberledtech326-Aug-13 12:34 
GeneralMany suggestions. Pin
Paulo Zemek26-Aug-13 10:16
mvaPaulo Zemek26-Aug-13 10:16 
GeneralRe: Many suggestions. Pin
Shao Voon Wong28-Aug-13 17:42
mvaShao Voon Wong28-Aug-13 17:42 
GeneralIs "Best" the same as "Most popular"? Pin
OriginalGriff26-Aug-13 9:24
mveOriginalGriff26-Aug-13 9:24 
GeneralRe: Is "Best" the same as "Most popular"? Pin
Giuseppe Tollini26-Aug-13 10:20
MemberGiuseppe Tollini26-Aug-13 10:20 
GeneralRe: Is "Best" the same as "Most popular"? Pin
Keith Barrow27-Aug-13 5:20
professionalKeith Barrow27-Aug-13 5:20 

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