Soft sandbagging...

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mike Ronesia
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Soft sandbagging...
Apr 28, 2012

Or why I don't like people voting in challenges they enter.

My Post Processed Pet challenge just went to voting. http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=6689&View=RecentFirst&Rows=25

I've had one person vote on all but one entry. After looking at the results I'm fairly certain who it is. I think the sandbaggers are getting more sophisticated as time goes on. The give a few higher scores for some of the less then stellar entries and then go with low but not .5 votes to anything that looks like competition.

Now I could be all wrong about this and I'm not known for giving out a bunch of high scores myself. I also know all the entries are not stellar but take a look at the sample below and how this person voted and let me know your thoughts. Would you consider this a form of soft sandbagging? I did make note of the voter ID as well as the ID of the one entry they did not vote on.

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