faq > votes and scores
Why is noone's score changing when I vote?
In order to discourage tactical voting, score updates are delayed. The vote should register within the hour.
What do the stars indicate?
Stars indicate a captioneer's total score (since they joined):
- grey star: 10+ votes
- silver star: 20+ votes
- gold star: 50+ votes
- 2 gold stars: 100+ votes
- 3 gold stars: 200+ votes
Can I retract a vote?
To retract a vote, click the thumb icon again. Votes can only be retracted up to one minute after being placed.
Am I correct to assume that the caption that receives the most votes is the winner?
If you mean the cash prize - no - this is decided by the creator of the site (Chris Beach) each month. Voting helps highlight the best captions, but in order to discourage people cheating, votes are not used to decide the prize.
How long is he voting period for after a caption has been made
Captions can be voted on for three days after they've been written
Can I vote for the same caption more than once?
No - only one vote per caption is allowed per user.
What does the number in the orange circle stand for?
The circles show the number of new updates since your last visit to the site. These are also live updating: whilst you are browsing a page, if any updates occur, the circle will turn yellow.
For visitors who aren't logged in, the circles show the number of updates in the last 24 hours.