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Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:56:19 AM »
I have posted a poll to see if you want the POTM back and if you would take part. Please click the options that you like.

Photos would be chosen (as determined by answers to the Poll) from the 'Images to Share' and Nominated by copying the photo link and place it as a reply to the POTM opening post.

Additional suggestions can be made and added to the poll, as it will run until February the 28th.

Polls are impartial, they do not show who picked what option. Therefore you do not get the opportunity to change your mind, I have switched that choice off.

Oops, I forgot to remove the one vote per person
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« Last Edit: February 08, 2015, 06:29:17 PM by AScot »
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 04:24:19 PM »
There were more answers but I was allowed only one.

For example
 (Yes) Do you want the POTM restarted?................Yes!
Do you want the POTM restarted?................ No!
 Should the Members make the nominations?
 (Yes) Should the Moderators make the nominations?
Should we have a 1st Place only?
(yes) Should we have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place?
Should the members vote by PM for the winner?
 (yes) Should the Moderators Pick the the winner?
Would you choose a nomination?
(yes) Would you vote?
Is a tutorial required on how to copy a Photo link and paste it?
 Do you want John (Chappo1) to hold your hand?  :D

I just like it like it was before :)
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 06:17:45 PM »
Sorry about that, I forgot to change the number of votes per member, it is now corrected. Three members have tried to vote, other than Rex, I do not know who they are.

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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 09:48:40 PM »
I have just voted- I did not vote for the crucial question of POTM as this is up to the members.  I think if we do re-start, Charles and I need to set some parameters like how many participants we need for it to work and how many voters each month....john
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 01:48:31 PM »
Just to note that I voted for 1st place only, rather than 1st, 2nd & 3rd, but my preference would be for a 1st place plus 'other notable entries' - so as many other nominations that came 'close' to the winner in votes get to be highlighted (without being specifically ranked).
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 05:58:56 PM »
Well 2nd and 3rd place are the ones that come close to the winner and as such they are the notable entries.

I think I know what you mean. However you should know that in the past, the results have shown that the winner had, of course, the majority of votes. The 2nd place usually had almost as many votes, 3rd place trailed by quite a large margin and 4th place never had a look in. In the event that we had 4 or 5 entries that were very close then we would normally say so and mention the names.


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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 11:17:01 AM »
Quite disheartening to see the number of the viewers to the thread and the number of votes cast :(

243 viewings... something like a possible 8 members voting?  ? 7 want the POTM to return!... Oh dear! :(
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 01:13:13 PM »
I wonder if some of the 'views' are actually search engines indexing the site?

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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 03:46:01 PM »
I wonder if some of the 'views' are actually search engines indexing the site?

... as well as the 'Guests' taking a look? I'd considered a % would be those visiting but 8(?) doing the poll out of 240+ 260 'views'? Time will tell I guess.

Charles (Ascot); Do you think putting an announcement in the "NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS" section would help get more voting? Just thinking the "NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS" section is in the first part of being viewed when logging in/visiting rather than this area in the list!
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 02:36:27 AM »
The views are actual members or guests opening the topic, the software handles the search engines.

There is a notice and link to the poll in the ticker at the top of the home page. I also planted a few notifications around random posts.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 03:42:43 AM »
Gave my contribution !

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 09:31:35 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 06:00:08 PM »
strontium, I will ask John to do so. He may have some objections. :D

We have had 14 voters so far, although not many of them have chosen to use their full number of votes, like the above question. Some of the questions I put in were irrelevant but were more just me trying to get information. I have not voted, not sure about John (chappo1).
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 08:20:37 PM »
Maybe John (chappo1) is too busy.... holding his own hand! ;)

Sorry John... couldn't resist :lol:
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Re: Return of the POTM (Picture of the month)*** POLL ***
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 09:15:16 AM »
Sorry about that, I forgot to change the number of votes per member, it is now corrected. Three members have tried to vote, other than Rex, I do not know who they are.

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I was one of the first 3 to vote and since you have changed the poll i have not been able to re-vote with more than the 1 option.