|Quoting beaverhunter (Reply 4):|
There can be no real satisfaction in "cooking" the books. What does it prove, other to say you are a cheat? Your prize is meaningless.
|Quoting topgun3 (Reply 2):|
So it is no surprise this practice has popped up again.
|Quoting JKPhotos (Reply 7):|
a year and a half a go 2 fellow photographers drew up my attention as I realised that every shot they uploaded was getting at least 2.000 views and hitting the frontpage, even if it was a Norwegian 737 or some other regular shot of well covered spotting locations.
|Quoting ghajdufi (Reply 9):|
If that is considered cheating than a very very high number of regular contributors could be banned.
|Quoting NZ107 (Reply 15):|
Well the same sort of thing would apply to the social media postings by this site - the top 5 is so heavily influenced by the postings that petty things like this for PC voting doesn't really matter/count for much anymore.. A few years ago, I treasured each time I reached the front page on my own merit. Now it just takes either my photo or someone else's to be published on the A.Net FB page and for the majority of pictures, the extra exposure from FB has pushed a particular picture above one that may have had more merit; if the pictures were left to compete without any external factors. Of course there are photographer groups on FB but they have next to no impact compared to a post by the A.Net FB team.
The power (or otherwise) of social media has had a profound impact on 'ordinary photo' views.. You only have to take a look at the top images of 24 hours below the 5 on the front page to see this.
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|Quoting trevisan26 (Reply 16):|
Why we just don't set a rule to facebook/twitter publications, unless its something new that will appear on the banner, no photos will be posted in social media in the first 24h at database.
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