From now on, contest results are determined by a weighted average of votes cast by people on a 5-100 scale. These votes have weights in order to avoid new people having the same vote power as seasoned members who have already contributed, ranked and helped others.

New voting system in contests (screenshot)
— New voting system in contests (screenshot) —

You will find the above buttons below each contest entry. Simply click the score you want to give to the entry and it will turn green. You can change your vote until voting days close.

Merlin avatarLevel 16
Merlin

Thank you ! ;o)

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Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

You are welcome :)

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Thank you Staaan. We desperately need an option to delete or edit our entries though. One entry in the current photoshop contest needs deleting because the person reposted the source entry instead of the manipulated version of it.

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Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

Yes, very soon :)

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai

Also, instead of getting this message: "someone replied to your comment", could you make it "someone commented your entry" or something similar please?

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai

And also insist for the authors to give a title to their chops and photos, and provide their sources?

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Hi Staaan, I see no button to start a new thread or story anymore. Will there be a new one in future or can't we start any threads?

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Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

It's back now, please give it a try so I know it works properly :)

You can for example upload one of your photos (Select 'Upload Media' in the dialog) or ask a question to the community (select 'text' in the dialog for that)

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Staaan :

Thanks Staaan. I will try it out and start a new thread when I think of something interesting that might provoke some interaction. ... I just checked all the community titles and can't see any for writing, literature, poetry or anything to entice any creative writers to share their work. Could we have a community group for that please? I have been in some writers groups in the past where we had a lot of fun with writing challenges but some sadly closed down so it would be great if we could have a new one.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

Oh, I wonder where that went... I will put it back.

The direct link is here: https://grepless.com/new-story

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Thank you. I see it now and will use it again in future.

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai

Hi Staaan, could we have more contests, like one every week in Photoshop and in Photography?

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Skyangel

One contest a week would be good even though I currently don't have time to do one every week. One could begin every Monday and finish on Sunday and the voting can still happen for the previous one while the next one has started.

Zizounai avatarLevel 16Together award
Zizounai

Also, for the Photoshop contest, it would be nice to have a minimum of rules for everyone, like not using somebody else's art, showing all the source we used? please???

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Staaan

It's all in the works Zizounai :)

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Hi Zizounai, Some of the vintage artists works are now creative commons so it seems OK to use those as in the example by WYSIWYG in the current photoshop pop out contest and some of the entries have also included works by ancient artists. I think we should also be allowed to use any free 3D models like on turbosquid and other free 3D model sites. Not all photoshoppers can make their own 3D models due to not having any 3D modelling programs. However, I agree we should not use or copy other photoshoppers art and if we follow tutorials we should use our own sources so the end result is not exactly the same as the tutorial because then it's not unique from our own imagination. I tend to give lower scores for works which are a copy of other peoples art and are overdone with filters and effects anyway but most newbies need to follow tutorials and copy the "teachers" ideas to gain experience.

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