i also think, that there are some issues with the contest.
First of all, that spamming is unbearable. And I have the feeling, that I'm not the only one who feels that way.
Secondly, The top-three list on the front page is doing no good at all. I actually graphed the data:
(hope this image stays online for a while - note, it only shows top-50).
It was/is clearly visible, that the top-three guys where WAY ahead of anyone else - and two had very low contest-ids. This might lead to the conclusion, that they got into the top-three at early times and stayed there, because their tracks a constantly on the front page, thus more visible, thus more plays, thus more votes.
I must say, that I really like at least one of the tracks in the top three - but I still find it very odd, that exactly those three tracks stick out that much.
But there actually is a jury: "The prize winners will be selected from the top 25 tracks by M83, Junior Boys, Nosaj Thing plus the Ableton and SoundCloud contest committees." - but you have to get into the top 25 for that.
They probably should do the following:
- do not show the votes.
- get rid of the top-thee list at the front-page
- only count votes, if the voter has votes for at least two other tracks
Or they could do something like face-match, where the users are confronted with two random tracks and have to choose wich one is better. (hmmm, nice idea - I should build that
Never the less: I really enjoyed the contest - Might the poorer musician win