Dueling Stopped at top 5%. No duels for 5 days.

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1/19/2012 in the top 5% (119 place) with 622 points.
1/23/2012 No new duels. Score remains the same. dropped 61 places (180) without being allowed to participate. I have read your info regarding 580 points and the 10% cutoff. That didn't apply when I was paused, but now I am in the 10% and heading down with out being allowed to dual. I would much rather just lose to better images than be passed by without being allow to dual.
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Richard. Our system tries to find the score for you image as fast as possible. To do this it uses the images that have already been submitted as a reference point. When new images come in - they also use the historical images as a reference point. Usually you will not get many more duels after the first day (unless a lot more votes come into the system).

So - if you submit your image at the beginning of the week many other images will come in after yours and thus it is likely that your position will change during the course of the week.

I know this can seem counter intuitive - but the only other options would be to slow down how quickly your image gets votes in the beginning. I don't think that would be good for our members though...
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So the Answer is:
Submit late Friday or early Saturday so that your image will stay active.
Submit an Image that you think has a chance of doing well.
Hope that you don't get caught in to many "possibly unfair duals"

It sounds like you are saying the algorithm decided that 622 is as good as this image was going to get. "Our system tries to find the score for you image as fast as possible"
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- submitting an image on saturday won't have any effect on it's ability to get a higher score (but it will limit how long it spends on the "this week" leaderboard).

- yes - submit images you think will do well

- the vast majority of "unfair" duels don't actually change your imagescore because we have already flagged the voter as unreliable

- the system didn't decide that 622 was as good as it was going to get - just that 622 was its correct placement given the duels it was allocated. The number of duels it was allocated was based on its early voting history. If the image was given more duels it would have 50/50 odds of going up or down with each one.
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Thanks for the info.
50/50 is better than dropping on the leader board without being an active participant.
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I'm new here, but it sure seems you are in a big hurry to "pause" the pics submitted after only a few duels. Now, you are referring to a reference "norm" as well. Ca
n we see the reference norm shots? Now also you flag some voters as unreliable? Lots of backroom stuff, isn't there?
Could you have a min. number of duels before any
'pauses' short of the "lense cap shot? Like 20, not so few.
Can you share benchmarks for reference?
If a pic is not taken up thru submission, could you send out a reason?

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