2 color challenge Q

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MrScorpio
MrScorpio Senior Member • Posts: 1,440
2 color challenge Q
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Hi

When I look into the challenge 2 colors, there are many pictures with a lot more than 2 colors in them, left without disciplinary actions.

Am I too picky? Or what does this forum think?

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cjf2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,093
Re: 2 color challenge Q
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A quick viewing suggests to me that most entries are composed substantially of two main colours but quite a few have also got black, white or both in addition. A few have a small amount of a non black or white colour. It could be that many entrants are not considering white and black to be colours and that might be so but others have used white or black as one of their two colours. I was going to put in a picture with red and blue and a small amount of white but thought it might be legitimately voted down.

The power to solve this is in your grasp. You can vote according to your interpretation and award many 0.5 star votes for the ones you consider do not meet the rules and/or use the complain button on each entry you think does not meet the rules.

There have been many other challenges in the past with more obviously rule breaking entries.

A recent one was this classic where someone had entered a picture of a goose in a challenge intended just for pictures of a specific make and model of aircraft.

https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=1144256&View=Results&Rows=25

Not only was it not disqualified but it attracted one 5 star and two four star votes which suggests that three voters were as bonkers as the entrant!

Finally it could be that the entrant was being humorous. As a joke I did once enter a picture of a replica of Stephenson's 'Rocket" steam engine in a challenge for rockets. The host and voters were quite kind to me and I was not disqualified and did not come last!

tasad Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: 2 color challenge Q
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MrScorpio wrote:

Hi

When I look into the challenge 2 colors, there are many pictures with a lot more than 2 colors in them, left without disciplinary actions.

Am I too picky? Or what does this forum think?

Sorry for being off the topic ... but any chance to DQ  these date taken cheaters :

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64023510

in the challenge you've hosted  ? ...

https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=14384

tasad Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Thank you...
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for the DQ  - MrScorpio ! 

jrtrent Veteran Member • Posts: 5,954
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MrScorpio wrote:

Hi

When I look into the challenge 2 colors, there are many pictures with a lot more than 2 colors in them, left without disciplinary actions.

Am I too picky? Or what does this forum think?

I agree with cjf2, that most of the entries do seem to be an attempt at limiting the number of colors in the image. One of the host's sample images is predominantly purple and yellow, but also has a bit of green and some areas that appear black rather than just dark purple. If I were to strictly interpret the theme statement, "I want to see images that have ONLY 2 colors in them," I would have to disqualify, or at least severely downvote, one of the host's own samples.

I also don't know this host's common practice. For example, perhaps he waits until the submission period is over, and only then goes through the entries to see what needs to be disqualified (and there are one or two that might deserve to be). Or maybe he prefers to leave marginal images in the challenge and let voters apply their interpretation of the theme as per the voting guidelines:

  • Rate each image according to your own interpretation of:
    • how aesthetically pleasing is the image? AND
    • how well does the image meet (your interpretation of) the challenge's criteria (name, description & rules)
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