Complex Score Mystery

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:09 pm
It is a mystery to me how Whispering Sage can have the number 2 overall rank on this site after Vicspa,considering her relatively low win percentage 5.579% and below average and or mediocre scores on most of her entries.Either there is something very wrong with the CSC algorithm or I am definitely missing something.Oh and of course so there are no fatal misunderstandings this is just my own personal opinion on the issue but something seems out of conjuncture here,just wondering if anyone else was wondering the same thing is all... and please sage no offense to you and I apologize if you think otherwise but I just had to post what was on my mind... bewildered :appalled: :grin:
LUX
LUX
Perspectivist+
Level: 14 • EXP: 5393/5400
Location: Almunecar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:56 pm
It might have something to do with an entry daily. I know I can't do it on a daily basis wish I could! wondering maybe if that helps %) :hcat:
Lynnettel
Lynnettel
Shadow Disciple++
Level: 12 • EXP: 3785/4200
Location: Connecticut
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:38 pm
I have also been wondering how the complex score is figured. There's obviously a "quantity" component independent of quality or "No. 2" wouldn't be ranked so highly. I've been trying to enter most contests with what I hope are quality entries---partly because I want to win---but more because I want to prevent schlock, no-effort, cut-and-paste entries from winning. I think it's really bad for this site every time a lame entry from "No. 2" takes the top spot.

More participation and improved quality are what is needed at PSN if it's going to stay viable. Let's up the quality so those without talent simply cannot compete (and win) here. And I agree that the Complex Score algorithm needs to change to reward quality more highly than quantity.

I'd also like to see the commentary become more balanced. It seems like many people here---including "No. 2" use comments only to point out negatives---often with the objective of lowering scores of the decent entries, thus increasing the chances for their own. Personally, I'm going to try to point out positives along with constructive criticisms and hope people will do the same when evaluating my entries. There's a negativity around here that needs to go.

I've also noticed that average scores have trended downward. Early on, scores in the 70's and even 80's were relatively normal. Nowadays, the winning entries are almost always in the 50's. I haven't been here that long, so I've tried to vote in line with everyone else. But I'm going to try to start using more of the 1-100 scale when voting. That means both low voting on crap entries and higher voting on the good ones.

In closing, I'd like to point out the irony that the term "No. 2" is also a common description for a certain form of excrement.
LunaC
LunaC
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Level: 8 • EXP: 1868/2100
Location: South Carolina, USA
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:47 pm
I agree with all parties and I think what helped me with voting was Vicspa's post! I wish I could remember what post it was to show you, but he had a great way of voting and shared it one time here in the forum. I will not vote high on cut and paste even though I am still learning Photoshop. I just don't think to cut a flower out and paste it on another picture is qualified to be a photo manipulation but again, who am I! Just another learning contestant:-) :vhcat:
Lynnettel
Lynnettel
Shadow Disciple++
Level: 12 • EXP: 3785/4200
Location: Connecticut
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