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Hi everyone,

While there have been great user-run contests here for some time, there have also been requests for official Horse Forum contests. We are excited to announce that members can now enter the monthly Horse Forum photo contest.

You should see a blurb on the right hand side of the home page inviting you to submit a photo for this month's contest. Submissions will be accepted up until the 16th of each month, at which time voting will begin. The blurb will show you the number of days you have left to submit a photo and the number of days you have left to vote once voting begins.

The winner will be determined at the end of the month by counting the number of votes each photo receives. A thumbnail of the winning photo will be displayed in the blurb on the right hand side of the home page and will provide a link to view a larger version of the winning photo as well as the other submissions and the number of votes each received.

Our first contest will be general, but in future months the contest may be for certain types of pictures.

On behalf of the Horse Forum Team, we hope that you enjoy the official Horse Forum Contest!

Mike :)

*** Added on June 2, 2014 ***

"Users can only submit picture(s) that you have taken yourself or a picture of a Horse you own or lease."
 

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Just wanted to double check, but the "vote" buttons aren't too clear once you start to scroll down as to which image you are voting for. It is the button above the image right? Maybe put something between to clarify which button goes to which image? Also is there a link to see a tally once you have voted or do we have to wait for the results?
 

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Hi Pinto Pony,

Thanks for pointing this out. You're right that the vote button corresponds to the image below it. We'll add something to make it clearer which button is associated with which image soon.

As for seeing the results, currently you have to wait until the contest ends, but this could be changed in future contests.
 

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This is a great idea! And I'm glad you cant vote for your own photo lol! (believe me, I tried haha).

But when I tried to vote for the one I liked, I clicked the button, but nothing happened. I just wanna ask if that's what its meant to do, or if it just diddnt work?

Sorry just a bit confused :)
 

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Hi LoveStory10,

When you click the button it should reload the page and let you know that your vote was received. It didn't do anything at all when you clicked the button? Would you mind trying again?

Thanks!
 

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Mike, how about having a page with a thumbnail of all the entries that we can click on to enlarge it if we need to? It's pretty difficult to scroll through the pictures then remember where the one you wanted to vote for was.
 

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I like this but lordy was it hard to choose just one from all the great entries!
I know, there were so many great entries that it was hard to decide which one to vote for!

Mike, how about having a page with a thumbnail of all the entries that we can click on to enlarge it if we need to? It's pretty difficult to scroll through the pictures then remember where the one you wanted to vote for was.
Great idea, Bill. That should make browsing through the entries easier. Members now see thumbnails on the contest voting page that become full size images when they mouse over them. Entries are separated by a horizontal rule to make it easier to determine which button is associated with each image. :)
 

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Mike, once you've voted, how do you get back to the pictures just to admire them?
 

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Hi Bill,

Unfortunately it wasn't designed to facilitate viewing the submissions again after voting and it isn't a trivial change to make. I'll try to have it ready by next month's contest.
 

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I have my vote in. I tried to vote for myself as well but the button was faded haha. It's for the best, it would be considered cheating. I just hope someone voted for meeeee!!! lol
 

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Hi.

I tried again, but nothing happened :(
Can you please tell me what type of computer/operating system you are using (Windows, Mac, etc.) and which web browser and version you are using?

I have my vote in. I tried to vote for myself as well but the button was faded haha. It's for the best, it would be considered cheating. I just hope someone voted for meeeee!!! lol
We'll find out soon. :)
 

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Is there a way to only show the top 3 photos?

The thread gets too huge when all of the photos are listed. Plus - who wants to see "0 votes" above their photo?
 

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Hi mls,

If you view only the 1st page of a contest results thread it should only show you 10 photos and, depending on the number of submissions in that contest and the distribution of votes, they should all be ones with votes. Some people like to see what all of the submissions were and how many votes each got, so it's probably best that they all continue to be available to those who care to view them.
 

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I love this contest. Haven't won yet! But it's fun lol :D
 
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