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What's the limit on language in captions? I'm talking about profanity. If it's really funny, and possibly even necessary, will it get by? I noticed one caption containing "Holy s***!"
I (Chris) will delete captions that use gratuitous bad language and aren't funny. However, I've never intended this to be a family-friendly site, so captions can be as risque and provocative as you like - provided they are funny.
How do I make a comment anonymous?
Start the comment with #anon
How could i leave a message to all captioneers?
You can't at the moment (others may abuse this for spam). Adding a forum post is the best way to communicate a public message to other captioneers.
Is there some kind of rating as to who's captions are on the first pages. (Like a search engine) I have just looked on the first 4 pages & cannot find any of my own which were put on yesterday pm & must have a significant impact on vote attainment.
On photo pages, captions are ordered by score and then time (best, then newest). On the Captions page, the ordering is by a combination of time and score - so the best and the newest captions are promoted towards the top of the list.
how do I log off
Look for your name at the top of the screen and click it. Then click "Log off" (at the bottom of the user profile page)
Can I recover deleted captions?
Afraid not, sorry
What is the purpose of the number at the top right hand corner of the picture?
For photos, the number in the top-right-hand corner shows the number of captions your last visit to the site.
For visitors that aren't logged in, it shows the number of captions in the last 24 hours.
If the number turns yellow, there have been captions since you opened the page.
Why isn't my photo showing on my captions?
The author of a caption is hidden for three days (whilst the caption can be voted on), in order to make the voting fairer.
Why is there an option to stay anonymous on the comment option?
This is mainly to avoid revealing the author's identity after writing a caption.
In the discuss section, how do I comment on a caption? Apologies if this procedure is obvious
When logged in, click the little speech bubble icon on the right-hand side of the caption. This will display the comment box
With the up and coming photos, if you have voted, can you later vote the other way?
To avoid tactical voting changes, the photo voting has the same time restriction as caption voting. You can only retract or change a vote within 60 seconds of placing it
What do the little twinkling stars on the "captions" part of the bar at the top mean (to the left of "discuss")? Sometimes they are there, sometimes not.
The twinkling stars appear briefly on the update badges to notify you an update (e.g. new caption) has just been made by another visitor.
When you make final judgement as to who wins, do you unwittingly give preference to the newer captions over the ones a week or so old?
I (Chris) make judgement over all the captions submitted from the start date of the competition (beginning of the month) to the end date of the competition (end of the month).
I make allowances for the fact that captions written in the last seven days of the monthly competition may not have had a full voting period.
How many pics are there to choose from in total and how many entries do you usually get each month per photo?
As of June 2011 there are 1,374 photos and 32,320 captions in total.
The month of May 2011 saw 1,091 captions submitted, giving an average of 35 captions per photo.