Paulo Matos

Paulo Matos

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)
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Ira Rabochauskas: Really, we should lift our eyes on high - to the sky...more often...
So beautiful... thank you Goami...
good job...you've ispired me...

LOL! Anger? I praised you photo, I praised your winning. It's you that cannot stand the truth. It's you that cannot stand with our comments. It's you that are using sh!t words. Grow up, man! If you cannot take responsibility for your acts, maybe you might just drop the prize in favor of a deserving photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 17:09 UTC
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)
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Ira Rabochauskas: Really, we should lift our eyes on high - to the sky...more often...
So beautiful... thank you Goami...
good job...you've ispired me...

And by the way, she just joined today and come here to defend you? How convenient! LOL! Shame on you again! You submitted a good photo. You won. You didn't broke any rules. Enjoy the prize, but stop fooling us, ok? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 14:13 UTC
On Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (139 comments in total)
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Goami: People, i posted this message once, but i'll post it one more time...
I don't see any cheating in friends support... I didn't create any fake accounts for voting, i didn't forced some people to do that way... I only asked some of my friends to support me in the challenge, if they consider that my photo is good enough...

Yeah, right! And by the way, all your friends considered your photo to be worth 5 stars? And maybe all the other 0.5 stars, I guess? I have also asked some friends to vote not only in my photo, but also in the challenge, and they voted as they wanted (not all rushing for 5 stars). Having more than 50 friends voting 5 stars doesn't make you innocent, as you are trying to seem. Even after seeing that you are an unfair winner (please read all the comments), are you trying to make fool uf us? Shame on you!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 13:51 UTC
On I Am Me in the Photograph emotions: "Your Deepest Regret" challenge (2 comments in total)

So, this photo has more 5 stars than the first 3.
Odd enough, the rest of the stars are mainly between 1.5 and 3.5.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 02:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)
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mapeters: This photo is solid, however the vote spread looks very suspicious. I suspect someone created a few extra accounts for themselves to ensure that they received an abnormally high number of "5" votes.

Of the highest rated photos, the vote spread for numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 all look very suspicious. Compare the votes on those photos to the pictures that received 5th, 12th, 14th, and so forth, and it suddenly looks like a few people have been playing the very unethical "create extra vote accounts" game.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the vast majority of the people voting 5.0 on photos 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 where using accounts created in the last 10 days or so, rather than the usual 3-48 month old accounts of most members.

I'm afraid what you suspect is true.
Just looking at the vote distribution of the first 4 pictures is quite obvious where the vote trend is. Looking at the 5th position one can see a more fair and balanced distribution.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 01:22 UTC
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: this is so obviously rigged, it's a great photo, but there's no way this person legitimately got 51 5 star votes and no more than 6 votes for any other level. He/she probably annoyed a bunch of friends into signing up for free accounts and rigging the voting. There was an average of 25 votes per person and this image got 80 votes, that doesn't happen by accident. Sorry but this should be DQ'ed.

Indeed! The 5th photo sure looks better than the first 4 and seems to have a legit score.

They should drop the scores from:
- people who registered only a few days ago;
- people that only voted for 1 photo;
- people with extremely unbalanced votes;

They can also read our comments and check which photos don't deserve a certain classification by simply analyzing the awkward vote distribution. It is very simple to see in the first 4 photos where are the vote trend if the 5 stars vote is removed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 01:16 UTC
On Lone tree, Sunset in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (45 comments in total)

It seems the first legit winner after seeing the first 5 and it is really much better than the previous 4!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 00:39 UTC as 38th comment
On Photograph emotions: "Your Deepest Regret" challenge (5 comments in total)

Indeed, Rastoff.
Also interesting to observe that 1 day has passed and more than a half of the total votes are still mine. If all of those who submitted photos would vote all entries, the challenge would also meet greater meaning.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 01:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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