Ridiculous comments in duel comment box

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Do we really need comments? If they were constructive I get it but for the most part it's"nice,like, or vote" who does this really help?
I say loose it there are other ways to get 3 points!
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Martin Dunaway

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C.Charles

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Really simple answer to this, keep the comments and remove the 3 points. This would get people back to voting. If you really like the image you would make the comment regardless.
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Totally agree with you both....
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I like the comments. :)
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Martin Dunaway

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Nice Jane! :)
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Darrell Raw

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I get some good comments, but mostly they are just nice, gr8, vote, like, my favourite "be nice" and of course the guys who hit a random character on the keyboard, so I have comments like 5, a, lgv etc. It's annoying to think they get 3 credits for typing 5.
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Aw, Martin - you get full words?! I'm jealous! I just get a single letter.... I feel slighted! :)

How about you could enforce a minimum character limit on comments? And you could use regular expressions in the code to verify it's not all the same character - not holding the same key down for longer (Might still get spam comments but could at least give 'em RSI for it....

Or change it so people get points when the recipient clicks a "ok" or "thank you" type button....
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I think really it just needs doing away with totally nothing wrong with getting credits by doing some work, ie voting.
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J

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3 points? more like 7

Write a comment under both photos- then vote.
That way each dual generates 7 points.

They added the comments because it posts them on facebook-
drawing attention to the contest- it's an advertising campaign

They don't care about how people use it- only that they use it.
If we all disable the posting of comments to facebook- they might remove it.
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then leave the comment making facility but remove the 3 points, its just not working.
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J

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At least write a comment that sounds good:

"Nice use of lighting"
"great job capturing the moment"

copy!

paste.... paste... paste ... paste.... paste... paste
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Terry Gower

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i'd rather have comments that were true rather than cut and paste jobs.
The 3 credits needs to go.
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Make a drop down with certain options like - great composition, nice lighting etc. And another option of other in which the commentator can type their comment. At least that way there won't be any ridiculous comments and people have to make an effort to select an option and not just alphabets. I haven't received any alphabets though. That's really clever way to gain credits and as Janna said writing in both the boxes is even more cleverer.
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I've seen them commenting on their own shots as well
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I don't think you get points for commenting on your own photo though.
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Terry Gower

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I think you might......not sure, but some are trying it
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Manuela Dedic

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better to get a point for every report then 3 points for a comment!
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J

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the comment I write most.... DUPLICATE!!!
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Terry Gower

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Lol Janna, I hear you,but at least you get 3 points for it
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I also agree. I have my yahoo inbox full of comment notofication and 99% of them is just "nice"
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ok haow about this comment?
I love this ,you did a nice job with this!, excellent choice of color and contrast
something useful!
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Terry Gower

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better than 'nice'
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My opinion :-) -- keep allowing comments but remove the three points you get for leaving one. The only way you should earn the points is by voting in the duels.
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Terry Gower

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That's what a lot of us have been saying, the three points are the cause of nice, smiley faces, yup, boosted,y x z etc.
Make people vote for the points

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