ImageDuels?

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How do you ensure that people do enough ImageDuels to keep the site running optimally?
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Sandi Bosley

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Posted 9 years ago

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Justin Kifer, Official Rep

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We charge users 10 credits (i.e. ImageDuels) to publish each image they submit to Pixoto. That said, we have found there are more duels coming in than we need anyways! Everyone is addicted to Pixoto!
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Sandi Bosley

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Ok. Having asked my question (above), and having received your answer (above), I now would like to follow up on this thread. The more images that come in, the more duels that are needed. I believe Pixoto is pausing images after VERY few duels, and NOT unpausing them later. It is then up to us, the players, to do more image duels to be able to afford the credits to UNpause an image for more duels. I have seen this happen even with good images that are doing well (for example: 4 duels/3wins). So I figure that you are pausing images in order to cause players to vote so they can unpause their images. This is ok, as I can see how this makes the wheels go round and round. What rubs me wrong is that there is (still) a message warning you that when you purchase more duels with credits, that this may cause the image score to fall. So we are penalized for doing what we gotta to keep the cogs turning?
And how can you imagine that 4 duels is a fair chance to assess quality? 10, MAYbe. And it is true that the voters active on the weekend have very different sensibilities than those active during the work week. I imagine that the same is true of different cultures, as some one already mentioned. Acknowledging this, to have a fair crack at a true cross-section of players, an image would have to have duels at different days and hours. I do not mind doing what it takes to keep my images moving, but I don't want to think I will be penalized for this.
I already realize that if an image is not winning better than half it's duels, it's not going anywhere. But 4 duels is not enough to determine this.
I wait to hear what you can tell me about this.
Thank you very much for your time and effort, Sandi Bosley
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Hi Sandi. Thanks for your feedback on this. The key way that we get enough votes to the top images is that we pause images quickly. I know this isn't ideal and we probably don't have the ratios just right. Your suggestions are good ones and we are taking them to heart. We are doing a big revision to our image pairing algorithms as well a our pause algorithm that should be out in a couple weeks. This should address some of your concerns. That said I still think we haven't quite found the right mix here so we'll keep working on solutions until we've perfected it.

Keep the feedback coming!

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