Make the "Unofficial DPC Points Race" official ( with the help of jeger , of course)

As I said above : make the "Unofficial DPC Points Race" official . As you probably know , this is the rank order , calculated and published each month by our fellow member ,jeger (good work , jeger!) . Based on a simple criteria that gives marks to first 10 places in a challenge in descending order ( 10 points for 1st place, then 9 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd and so on...) . Published in tabular Excel format.
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  • Good idea! It would also be nice to see a monthly view

    Edit: Actually, I do have a replacement (jeger wants to stop after this year), but it would be much nicer if it's part of the site.
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  • yep, this is a great idea.
    hope to see this implemented in some form.
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  • I think it was very nice of Jeger to set this thing up as some people really seem to enjoy it.
    However, if it were "officially" supported I think it would be more meaningful if some parameters were changed. Right now it seems skewed where quantity vastly trumps quality. Quantity is always going to win out with any formula I expect. But maybe rewarding more points for success in large challenges than small ones would offer those who don't have time to shoot virtually every challenge available a chance to near the top of the list, and would make it seem like less of a novelty too IMO.
    Should a blue in a 35 image gallery carry the same weight as a blue in a free Study with several hundred images? I think not myself...
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  • I think it was very nice of Jeger to set this thing up as some people really seem to enjoy it.
    However, if it were "officially" supported I think it would be more meaningful if some parameters were changed. Right now it seems skewed where quantity vastly trumps quality. Quantity is always going to win out with any formula I expect. But maybe rewarding more points for success in large challenges than small ones would offer those who don't have time to shoot virtually every challenge available a chance to near the top of the list, and would make it seem like less of a novelty too IMO.
    Should a blue in a 35 image gallery carry the same weight as a blue in a free Study with several hundred images? I think not myself...
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  • I agree that winning a ribbon when there are many entries is more difficult than when there are few, but when there are few entries the challenge is apparently far more difficult and shouldn't that be rewarded?
    • I can somewhat see your point Henk-Jan. I guess it would depend what the reason is for a topic getting low participation.

      Indeed some of the "expert ruleset" topics have low participation possibly because of the difficulty of creating such images. Some people just don't appreciate "digital art". And how many people are like me and avoid them mainly because they (with some exceptions) require more free time than they have? Quite a few I would think. Again with some exceptions, does a high finish in an expert challenge mostly require skill or possibly a heavy measure of time to burn? ;)

      And some topics are just lame, lol! Who wants to shoot for something silly unless they are obsessed with getting a ribbon?

      Another thing that comes to mind is that in the past when people had to pick only one of two topics offered some ribbon obsessed intentionally went after the topic with lower participation because they felt it would be easier to get a ribbon. I am not speculating here, people admitted this in the forums. Could they have been wrong in their ploy to get an easier ribbon? Not so sure about that...

      This isn't something I feel strongly about anyway :) I would not pay much attention to the list any way it was formulated. I look at DPC at least enough to know who the good shooters are- and many won't make the list because they just don't have the time to shoot for virtually every challenge.

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      Forgot to mention the low participation with some topics based on whether people have what is required in their geographic location. Some topics really leave a lot of people out.
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