honour

Photoshop Nation employs a system called "Honour" to discourage "friendly" or "unfriendly" voting phenomenon.
  • Every citizen starts with 100 points of Honour at the moment of registration.
  • Any time one votes on an entry, one's honour score (HS)) will be attached to that vote.
  • At the end of a contest an average voting honour (AVH) is calculated for each entry: the honour scores (HS) assigned with each vote are gathered in a group. From this group the top and bottom 20% HS will be discarded.
  • An average voting honour (AVH) is obtained with the remaining HS. Now that the system has the AVH for a particular entry, it will compare every entry's votes HS with the AVH and discard any vote that has a lower HS than the AVH.
  • With this group of votes the system then obtains an average of the points assigned  (APV).
  • So the higher your honour, the more your vote will count in determining an entry's APV.
  • It then proceeds to compare the APV with each of the entry's votes thus determining which votes aer "fair" or "bad".
  • One's points assigned with a vote can differ plus or minus 20 points from the APV.
  • If the difference is higher than 20 points a honour penalty (HP) is assigned to that vote, in the magnitude of 8% of the difference, so the higher the difference, the higher the penalty.
  • If, in turn, the vote falls in the +-20 points range, it is considered "fair" and no HP is assigned, instead a honour bonus (HB) of .05 points is assigned.
  • Once all HPs and HBs are determined, the system then proceeds to update every voter's honour by first adding all the HBs then subtracting the HPs.
Let's see an example of how the system works.

An entry has 10 votes assigned as follows:

voter 1 assigned 35 points - Voter honour 100
voter 2 assigned 55 points - Voter honour 64
voter 3 assigned 48 points - Voter honour 96
voter 4 assigned 88 points - Voter honour 90
voter 5 assigned 65 points - Voter honour 99
voter 6 assigned 28 points - Voter honour 90
voter 7 assigned 58 points - Voter honour 95
voter 8 assigned 55 points - Voter honour 54
voter 9 assigned 57 points - Voter honour 90
voter 10 assigned 60 points - Voter honour 92

Now we calculate the average honour (AVH) for this entry by gathering the voters' honour and discarding the top and bottom 20% (in this case 2 from the top and 2 from the bottom), like so:
[100,99] discarded
[64,54] discarded
[96,95,92,90,90,90] used to obtain the AVH
so AVH = (96+95+92+90+90+90)/6= 92.16

Now we gather the points of those votes with honour equal or higher than 92.16:
voter 1 assigned 35 points - Voter honour 100
voter 3 assigned 48 points - Voter honour 96
voter 5 assigned 65 points - Voter honour 99
voter 7 assigned 58 points - Voter honour 95
With this group of scores we obtain the entry's APV
so APV= (35+48+65+58)/4= 51.5

Now we compare each vote with the APV:

voter 1 assigned 35 points  - 51.5-35=16.5   is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 2 assigned 55 points  - 55-51.5=3.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 3 assigned 48 points  - 51.5-48=3.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 4 assigned 88 points  - 88-51.5=36.5   is considered a bad vote, will receive a honour penalty of 2.92
voter 5 assigned 65 points  - 65-51.5=13.5   is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 6 assigned 28 points  - 51.5-28=23.5   is considered a bad vote, will receive a honour penalty of 1.88
voter 7 assigned 58 points  - 58-51.5=6.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 8 assigned 55 points  - 55-51.5=3.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 9 assigned 57 points  - 57-51.5=5.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05
voter 10 assigned 60 points - 60-51.5=8.5    is considered a fair vote, will receive a honour bonus of .05


Honour can range from 1 to 100. Cannot go below 1 and above 100.
Once one's honour drops to 70 or below a honour penalty will be proportionally assigned to one's future entries, up to a maximum of 30% of the entry's real score. (See "Scoring and Final standing calculations" in "Contests" F.a.q.)
It's easier to lose honour than to gain it back, so be mindful when voting.
 

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