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The display order of entries should rotate during voting
Thread poster: Clément Defontaine
Clément Defontaine  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:55
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Mar 6, 2008

Hello,

Wouldn't it be fairer if the display order of entries rotated during the voting?
Obviously entries which are at the top of the screen have more chance of being read and therefore it increases their chances of winning. And it seems to me that the display order is determined solely by the time of submission.
A random shuffling every hour or so seems yo be a good solution.
What do you think ?

Clément.


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Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:55
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Russian to English
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I partially agree with you Mar 6, 2008

Clément Defontaine wrote:

Obviously entries which are at the top of the screen have more chance of being read and therefore it increases their chances of winning.



On this (qualification) phase, being at the top indeed increases chances of the entries at the top for qualification, but also it increases their chances of disqualification.


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danette
France
Local time: 02:55
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I agree Mar 11, 2008

I do agree - especially in language pairs with a large number of entries, it's quite likely that the ones towards the bottom will not be read at all or read only partially.

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RominaZ
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Entries are displayed at a random order fixed for each viewer Mar 12, 2008

Dear All,

Thanks for your interest and participation in the contest.

In both, qualification and voting rounds entries are displayed to each viewer in a different random order. Once the order is set for a given viewer, the order does not change for that person.

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that some language pairs are still accepting entries and others are waiting for your vote. If you haven't done so yet, please visit the contest page http://www.proz.com/contests and participate either by voting or entering the competition.

See you there.

Best regards
Romina


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