This method can't push the best to the top when you are forced to pick between bad and bad!

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What do you do if you don't like either image in a dual - because both are, well, not good? It's a waste of time to vote on images that are substandard. What about a set of standards? This method can't push the best to the top when you are forced to pick between bad and bad!
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If you truly can't bring yourself to vote for either one, use the "skip" option.

Sometimes though, I find myself spending many minutes deliberating through all aspects - comp, dof, BG, approach to subject, use of space, etc. etc. etc. for two good ones which are both excellent. Wish there was a "tie" button.
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Skip is probably the right call. As images win they play successively better images. We try to keep images as closely paired as possible.

That said - I think that one look a the leaderboard will tell you that the system works..
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There are great images at the top and the players at the top seem to be fairly consistent. However, I am still not convinced someone new entering this system has a chance in hell of ever getting to the top.
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Laurie.. I don't think being new plays into it very much... you just plain have to have a really really good photo to breeze thru those duels... I do agree there are a handful of people that dominate that area.. however that is only because we need to find a good enough photo that will challenge their position.. without a really good photo that will catch your eye when the duels are in progress then we are going to wind up in the 500's instead of the 700's... and I certainly have my share of photos in the mid to high 500's... it just makes me work a bit harder and read a bit more... I am not a photographer, I am just someone that enjoys taking photos so for me it is a personal challenge to pull myself up and out and get into more of the 600 and 700's.
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All perfectly put JoAnn! The bit about working harder to take better photos rings very true... Wow... just had a look at your photos and you have a wonderful selection of photos - excellent!
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thank you Mark... I seem to be all over the place in topics in what I photograph..I dont have a specific field... I photograph what is available to me generally within walking distance of my yard...I have certain things I like to photograph.. but seasons change and limits or enhances what I like to shoot, I take my shooting opportunities where I find them... :) and learn a bit more each time I take a photograph.
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Who is Mark? ;-) LOL...

The variety is part of what made it such fun to browse through your photos JoAnn! The "specialists" - or at least many of them - become rather dull after the first fifty "gee-wows" ... Enjoy all the photo opportunities over the festive season... Warm regards Lee (aka Freda Jones on Pixoto)

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