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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 5:08pm     #1
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I just went through the Top 100 Sweepstakes. I cannot help but think that people are voting up their own sweepstakes to get them listed here. I am going to make an effort to start rating the better contest and I hope that others will join in. It would be nice if you only have a few minutes to enter to be able to hit the top 100 and actually find something worth while entering.

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 5:20pm     #2
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I agree with you. It's very frustating. I hope others will rate the contests.
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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 5:29pm     #3
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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 5:36pm     #4
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minor argument in my opinion, I rate them by $ value mostly

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 5:41pm     #5
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If I see a crappy sweep with a bunch of stars.....I vote it down....silliness

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 7:36pm     #6
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me too!!! just went through them again this morning

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If I see a crappy sweep with a bunch of stars.....I vote it down....silliness

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 7:45pm     #7
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I do not bother with that in any way. Other people's ratings mean nothing.

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 7:58pm     #8
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If I see a crappy sweep with a bunch of stars.....I vote it down....silliness
same here.. seriously.. $$$ always gets my top votes.. followed by trips..

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 8:51pm     #9
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I don't go through the top 100 list because the ratings have never seemed very accurate to me.

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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 8:53pm     #10
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We Have ratings?
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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 9:42pm     #11
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If I see a 5 star rating on a blog prize worth $25 I will give it a 1.

I give big prizes a 5.
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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 9:52pm     #12
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I get extremely frustrated with the top 100 too. I realize we all have different contest dreams that we're chasing after but some of these so called "Top 100" are ridiculous. 19 votes for a Walmart gift card or a very Thomas Christmas? C'mon. I think a few bad apples give high ratings to useless contests to hide some of the better ones out there. I've always been honest with my ratings. Reputable contests for $, cars and trips I always give 5 stars. Maybe more people on this site will enter it but I figure this is a great community and good kharma is great for all of us. If I don't win the contest it might as well be a nice person from our OLS community. Sorry if I'm being a glass half empty person but I'm sure there are some folks trying to trip the rest of the honest and well wishing contesters on OLS.
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  Old  October 4th, 2012, 10:00pm     #13
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another worthless feature
and it would be so easy to fix.

All you have to do is require 25 ratings to enter the top 100. that would eliminate the blog contest for the moon cup that one person rated with 5 stars. A 25 rating minimum would eliminate that crap.
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  Old  October 5th, 2012, 8:36am     #14
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and it would be so easy to fix.

All you have to do is require 25 ratings to enter the top 100. that would eliminate the blog contest for the moon cup that one person rated with 5 stars. A 25 rating minimum would eliminate that crap.
That is a good idea.
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  Old  October 5th, 2012, 6:56pm     #15
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It's still too subjective to really matter, to me, trips are worthless. So if there were a sweepstakes for a trip around the world, and one for a $50 Target card, I'd vote for much higher for the Target card. And I'd be voting completely honestly for me, which I'm sure would piss off some of the people around here who love trips. But since I don't care about the ratings, I don't vote and just ignore them. I have better things to do with my sweeping time.

What I don't understand is why people even pay attention to the ratings at all.
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