Yes, Arrow's Impossibility Theorm applies to the LPS Judging system and as a consequence the judging system lacks the propery of "indepenance of irrelevant alternatives." What does that mean in English? That if the judges were asked to rank subsets of the entries opposed to the full pool they won't always come up with the same ordering.
What it means in practice is that if the judges were asked to rank just photo #10 and photo #11, sometimes #11 would come out on top. The reason that can happen is that the judges who didn't vote for either #10 or #11 in the full contest are forced to weigh in on the subset and can reverse the outcome. Asking for the judges voting record won't give you what you need to demonstrate this effect because only their top 10 rankings are recorded.
Do you really think this is a big deal in the larger scheme of things? There is no avoiding Arrow's Incompleteness Therom without limiting the judging pool to 2 judges and it seems to me that if we have to pick one of the possible defects, losing independance is easily the best choice.
Good grief, is this Dgrin or Slashdot? Never thought I would see Kenneth Arrow pop up here.
I found what I was looking for in great detail in the links included with tonight's #13 announcement:
How much photo editing is allowed
Deciding on theme directions for your photo
About the Last Photographer Standing judges.
What are the judging guidleines?
Are the judges crazy?
My photo didn't make it!?!?
These links might make a useful appendix to the Rule thread for those of us who haven't been following along from the beginning are trying to come up to speed late in the game.
Not a bad idea, I added them here:
The answer is probably right in my face but anyhow, are we allow to submit another picture in a qualification round even if we are already qualify for a semi-final? If yes, what happen if we finish in the top 10? Cheers, JY
The original rules dictate max size for smugmug linked photos of 'L'. Does that still hold with the new XXL size options?
Figured if there was a change the original rules post would have been updated...thanks for the link.
Photos must be not longer than 800 pixels on their longest side.
stinky Feet wrote:
Well I thought I would jump in however when I try and upload a photo using the manage attechment button I get the attachment key. Nothing that allows me to select a photo
the photo must be fresh, taken during this contest period.
Call me thick, but I've looked through any threads and rules I can find and I'm still trying to figure out dates for LPS 16:
X, the rule you read and posted in is general, as listed in the rules thread.
the dates for each round are always posted in the respective entry thread, along with the topic.
To be clear, the entry thread for LPS16 is here:
I'm a little worried that you looked so hard and didn't find it - that thread is stickied at the top of the forum. I always try and keep things organized so they're very easy to access.
Are tryptich's legal? One would think so if composites are allowable!
Ah ha! I was just looking at the exif.
I only see one image that is larger than 800, #29 by biotemp which is at 900 pixels wide. I'm sure that when the judges figure it out it will be disqualified...
Make sure you are checking the properties of the image IN THE THREAD, not clicking on the exif data and reading the image size. Check that by right-clicking the image, select properties, and the size of the image in the thread will be displayed...
cut me some slack - it's xmas! (remember I'm 15 or so hours ahead of most of you, so our schedules are mixed up).
smug exif always lists the original image properties.