Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions
Petewill
Petewill Regular Member • Posts: 131
Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?
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Recently I entered the Wild Life challenge.  My entry did not do too well but that is a reflection of the voters' opinion.  After voting had finished I went through the entries and noticed that 6 entries that had all been in the bottom half had been withdrawn.  I can't see any point of withdrawing an entry after voting.  Is it because the entrant is ashamed that his entry did not do too well?  It makes me wonder.

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Pete Williamson
Bela Bela, South Africa

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Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

There were several other threads opening that question, and as far as I remember, the reasons were various, including the one you have guessed. Seems like a lot of people assign too great a value to their image placements, forgetting that this did not in any way changed the image quality.

Which is yet another unknown, as "the beauty is in the eye of a beholder". It did made me wonder, though: how come someone's image was good enough to be entered in some challenge, and after a number of unknown people have cast their votes (out of their different reasons), it was suddenly not good enough for the author?

I guess it's one of those questions that will remain unanswered.

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Slynky Senior Member • Posts: 2,434
Rather than have people spend their time typing to this question (again)...

I've keyed in a search for you:

http://www.dpreview.com/search/forums?query=why+withdraw+challenge&forum=1044

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(...from the generation that still uses capital letters and punctuation...)

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Slynky Senior Member • Posts: 2,434
Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

Ooops, cross post.

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Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

Slynky wrote:

Ooops, cross post.

I like it, crossed and in-line, both

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Petewill
OP Petewill Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Rather than have people spend their time typing to this question (again)...

Thanks for help.  Should have thought of searching before posting.

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Erick L Senior Member • Posts: 1,185
Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

I've removed full size images before, and I've thought of removing even smaller ones simply because I'd rather have people find my images on my site than DPR.

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maxeythecat Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

I've never removed a photo at the end of the challenge no matter how low it placed...I figure that if I have the guts to submit a picture then I've got to be  big enough to take the critique even if it ended up coming in dead last. It may be a blow to the ego but it's also a learning experience that one should not take too personally.

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Petewill
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Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

Exactly my view!

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Wildbegonia
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Re: Why do people withdraw after challenge has finished?

maxeythecat wrote:

I've never removed a photo at the end of the challenge no matter how low it placed...I figure that if I have the guts to submit a picture then I've got to be  big enough to take the critique even if it ended up coming in dead last. It may be a blow to the ego but it's also a learning experience that one should not take too personally.

......voting or its result is not critique (constructive). Many are voters who do not have the guts to emit an intelligent critique.  Sorry, it is not the best of me. --
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" Leonard Cohen

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