Image Duel History Confusion and Solution

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Hi Pixoto

I find the labels "winners' and "losers" confusing in the image duel history. I can never remember whether the green bar means my photo was the winner against these pics or the other photo was the winner against me. I find this history page frustrating, and I think the ambiguity of the history page is the weak link in the entire website.

The point of reference you employ on the history page is counter-intuitive and the labels in image duel competition contradict the labels in the image duel history. Basically, on the actual image duel competition we choose the better image, or the winner of each duel, quote: "Pixoto members will choose a winner for each duel". Thus the better image of the duel gets called the "winner". However, when a user opens the image duel history, the actual image that won each duel against the main image shown gets a red bar, meaning that the main image LOST to that duelled image, i.e., this main image lost to these listed images. When you take the point of reference as from the main image in the history page, you attribute the colour red with the images that actually won the duel. This is counter intuitive to the way humans have been globally trained: Green means go (and advance)! Red means stop!

Wouldn't it make more logical sense to switch image duel history labels so green bar means winner of any unique duel between any two photos, and red bar means loser of any unique duel between any two photos??

So then when a user opens either the separate winners or losers tabs for each main photo being scrutinised, all the photos with a green bar would indicate the winners of the duels against the main image, and all the photos with a red bar would indicate the losers of the image duels against this main image.

Simplify and unify your history page and make it comply with common sense, tradition, and the actual image duel competition: Green is a Winner, Red is a loser!

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MJ - interestingly in non-scientific testing users responded that both ways were wrong. The general consensus seems to be that most people think your image winning should have a green bar and that that makes sense. However other people, like you, feel the opposite. I'm not sure if there is a solution that will be immediately apparent to everybody.
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HI Jason
I'm not sure how difficult it would be to set up - but maybe PRO users could have the option of choosing one way or another?
Thanks for your reply.
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Would someone be kind enough to clarify for me, whether "green won" means that my image won against the image with that label or that said image, won?

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Here is how image duel history can be explained graphically.


Hope this helps.
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Dipali, thank you so much for helping Greatbloke, great answer!
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Thank you Dipali S. :)
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It will solve confusion by putting "WON" or "LOST" in the green or red bar.
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Hi, Monstar,
I had the same problem as you initially, but I quickly got over it. Green means your photo won, red means your photo lost.

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