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post #16 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

They would have to be a CC member to submit a photo to contest here wouldn't they?



Yes. Why?
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
post #17 of 28
Is it really necessary to go to such lengths? Anyone can become a member of CakeCentral, so you really can't guard the community securely. I would think that between all the members here, someone would notice if an entry was stolen from an internet site.

I don't know..personally, I just think that most people wouldn't stoop that low, so I wouldn't be so concerned about it.

Angie
post #18 of 28
It's hard to think on that line. But, myself I trust no-one at no-time. I've learned the ones you feel you can trust the most is the one you can't trust.

About the card could'nt you just put a card number with your street number. Then you are not giving your indenity away but you are proving you took the picture. For an example I would put an index card with 37562, my street number.

It seems so petty for some on to do thay but ther are people that just want the regonition of winning.
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post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjs4492

I also like the idea of anonymous entries in the contests. I do see your point though.
Maybe a symbol denoting a CCer could be established for contests??? and placed somewhere in the picture as you suggested?

I was referring to mjs4492 post stating a symbol denoting CC next to the cake. I didn't see any point in that as they would have to be a CC member to post a photo in a contest here.
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post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ohh. Lol. Gotcha. thumbs_up.gif
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
post #21 of 28
Some people enter cakes they made before the contest was announced, therefore they couldn't take a picture with a sign in it.

I don't think this is necessary. It would add an unnecessary complication to the contests.
post #22 of 28
I've only ever entered 1 contest on this site...and then when I saw all the other fantastic cakes, I wanted to recall my entry and have it voided, it was pathetic in comparison to all the other lovely cakes icon_redface.gif

I do like the fact that the identity of the person who made the cake is kept anonymous until after the final vote -that way a voter isn't "swayed" by who made the cake, but by the cake itself.
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God must have loved calories....He made SO many of them!

The Air Force may have my husband...but I have his heart.

I'm the original Red Velvet Snob...
buh bye cream cheese frosting.
post #23 of 28
I totally understand the dilemma here.
How to add some authentication to contest entries to make it less "convenient" to steal a photo from anywhere to enter it as your own.

To go to the trouble of adding a sign, newspaper with a date, logo, etc, would not be something a less honorable person would take the time to do in order to enter a contest where the prize is a book. The rest of us love the contests, and want to protect their integrity, and it would be a simple thing to ask the entrants to take their photo in a special way to make sure this photo wasn't "stolen" from another website.

I like the idea. This is the World Wide Web, and unfortunately, the world is full of people who do not share our morals.
post #24 of 28
If you see a cake that you belive is falsely submitted, let the moderators know. For the most part we have to give people the benefit of the doubt, but if you see someone has posted a cake that you've seen on another website or something like that, speak your concern to administrators. If there are cheaters out there, that stinks, but I'm not sure that complicating the entry process is worth the hassle. It's just supposed to be fun anyway, and having to take a measure like that is kind of a downer, in my opinion. I do appreciate the fact that people want to go out of the way to make things fair though.
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post #25 of 28
Since we have no reason to think it is happening here, there seems no reason to make things more difficult.

Besides, if someone really wanted to cheat, there are a zillion ways to get around any rules or requirements.
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post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
I thought of this because I was speculative of a cake that won months ago (not recently by any means). The person put a cake up, has given solely two posts, and so it seems fishy that they'd just come in, put up a cake picture for the contests, make two posts and walk away w/ a prize.

I don't really think it's too much of a hassle IMO, do you guys feel it is?
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
Why is it that the first time you do research, it is re-search, rather than just search?
post #27 of 28
The contests are for fun, and there's not *that* much at stake -- a small prize and bragging rights. We're not competing for $10,000 or anything.

And I (and many others, as Holly PJ noted) don't make a cake exclusively for the contest of the moment. When a contest theme is announced, many, many people seem to already have a cake that fits the theme and they enter that cake. It would be impossible to require everyone to have some "proof" in every contest photo. Some of the cakes were made years ago!

It would make the contests unnecessarily complicated and not be in the spirit of CC, in my opinion. There is already a "report this entry" button if you have reason to believe the cake is not legit.
post #28 of 28
We do not intend to add any measures to "authenticate" entries into the cake central contests.

Many people submit photos that are used for things other than the cake central contest and we are not going to start requiring members to take special photos for the contest.

We do not wish to approach the contests with the expectation that people are going to cheat. we choose to expect the best from the community and we will deal with the "exceptions" if the need arises.
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