Am I the only person that's entering AND voting?
Nope. I keep tabs on who enters and who votes and so far I haven't seen anything that worries me. Most of the time people who enter also vote. Let's put it like this, so far there hasn't been anyone who consistently enters and doesn't vote. If this does happen, I will deal with it personally.
I don't like making voting mandatory, because I understand sometimes people don't have time to vote or simply miss the post with the voting.
Voting & Awards
Basically, the more entries, the more awards:
- 1-3 entries (1 placing): 1st Place
- 4-6 entries (2): 1st, 2nd
- 7-9 entries (3):1st, 2nd, 3rd
- 10-14 entries (4): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mod's Choice OR Honourable Mention (aka 'Fourth Place')
- 15-19 entries (5): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mod's Choice, Honourable Mention (aka 'Fourth Place')
- 20-24 entries (6): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mod's Choice, Honourable Mention, second Mod's Choice
- 25 entries and up (7 and up): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mod's Choice, Honourable Mention, second Mod's Choice AND/OR extra categories like 'Best Use Of Text'
Why aren't people allowed to vote on their own icons?
Basically we don't allow people to vote on their own icons, because opportunity makes the thief. When faced with the opportunity to vote for your own icons, some people would give in to temptation and vote for their own icon even though they don't necessarily think their icon is the best. That is not fair to the people who do vote in an honest way.
How do you count the votes? Why do we have to vote in order of preference?
Basically the amount of votes are counted and whenever there's a tie we count the amount of points each icon received. In order of preference: #1 (3 points), #2 (2 points), #3 (1 point).
Where do you get your pictures?
* Rickman's Web
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