Is randomization coming back for the scoring section?
Haven't posted a blog for quite some time, but I was hoping a staff member could enlighten me on if randomization is indeed a feature coming back to the scoring section any time soon.
I ask this because it's needed now more than ever because of how the contests are set up. Now that many of them last for 20, 30 or even 60 days and the designs entered early on are up for all 60 days, the designs submitted near the end of the contest are buried behind a lineup of designs that could be as many as a thousand per contest.
Amelia Senville and I made a design for the B&W contest (http://www.threadless.com/blackandwhite/squids-up/) that was submitted with a day left before its end, which before the new scoring system/website gave it as much chance as any other time in the contest when all designs were only up for seven days, but MOST importantly, the subs were randomized so that people who hadn't scored any of the contest's subs still had a good chance to score yours.
We barely got 300 votes for this design when the regular Threadless contest nets 5-800 on average now, and nearly a third were 1 votes which leads me to believe most of the people who took the time to finally get as far into the contest as our design were there just to down vote everything in the contest anyway (unless I'm completely biased and the design actually sucks ass).
Sorry if this has been brought to the staff's attention a zillion times already, I won't be submitting a design to a contest past the first week at this point because it seems like a lose-lose situation in terms of your design's exposure and score.
Anyone else notice this issue or is this contest experience an anomaly?