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Created Sep 28, 2007

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The un-official FAQ - A group for sharing information about the COLOURlovers - tips and tricks, instructions, questions and answers of all kinds. If you dont know where to start, look in the "index" conversation.

Votes and Ranking

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My score has been reset to 0? Why?

Votes are reset to 0 on all palettes once a month. It keeps the "what's hot right now" fresh and gives you a chance to change your mind next month.

How are palettes/colors ranks calculated?

Ratings are calculated according to several factors: the number of votes the palette or color got, its average score, the number of people who added it to their favorites and the number of comments it received. Color ranks also take into account the amount of palettes this color is used in.

(Not sure but that's what the forum discussion seems to imply, anyway)

How can I show one's palette/color some love?

You can vote for it by clicking on the hearts located next to the palette/color. One heart represents 1 point. Five hearts represent 9 points. You can add it to your favorites. You can comment on it. You can use this color in a new palette.

Can I vote for my own palettes/colors?

Yes, you can. You can also add them to your own favorites and comment on them.

There are no longer any points assigned, but you can still vote for your own if you want...also useful for viewing and checking a search by votes ascending. After a vote, it drops out of the first page of the view.

What is my rating? How do I get more points?

Points are given when you create something, comment on something or vote on something.
Creating something gives you five points.
Commenting on something or on a lover's profile gives you two points.
Voting for something gives you one point.

Points are also given when someone comment or vote on something of yours.
Someone commenting on your profile or on something you've created gives you one point.
Someone voting for something you've created gives you as many points as the vote gave your creation. For example, if someone gave one of your palettes five hearts (= nine points) you get nine points too.
Hi,
Does the number of views has an impact to the ranks in any way ?
Thanks
Hi Lilia
Not as far as I know.
Why do so many colors,palettes and patterns remain " heartless "?
Lilsis wrote:
Why do so many colors,palettes and patterns remain " heartless "?


Because nobody votes for them.
There is this message under my palettes, does it tell us the number of views it gets and how is it generated? (randomly?)
8 COLOURlovers viewed this page and think Mystrillium deserves a shiny trophy.
Yes the message - "Mystrillum deserves a shiny trophy / is better than chocolate / hits the spot / is a colour genius" etc is generated randomly, not dependent on the number of views.

We all sent in a bunch of suggestions for messages, and the colourlover admin people chose the ones they liked and compiled a long list of them.
Can I vote for my own palettes/colors? Yes, you can. You can also add them to your own favorites and comment on them.
There are no longer any points assigned, but you can still vote for your own if you want...also useful for viewing and checking a search by votes ascending. After a vote, it drops out of the first page of the view.
this is really nice, i didn't know about that! I'm a newbie at ColourLove... ;)
Sometimes this doesn't seem to add up. I noticed in the list of top lovers that fourth and fifth on the list have nearly identical points but one has ten times the colors, ten times the palettes and five times the love. The biggest difference seems to be that one was a member longer. Where earlier members given more points because in the earlier days of the site they constituted a larger percentage of the then total number of users?
@brucebagel, there are many things that affect ratings, and there's not enough room to show them all on the "Top Lovers" statistics. For example, the number of times one of your palettes has been commented on by others, the number of times one of your colors was used in others' palettes, etc.
@brucebagel:

Also remember that, as votes are reset to 0 every month, you're only seeing the votes for the current month. It may very well be possible that the palette you're speaking of is older and has been voted on many, many times before. Its 'base' ranking may then be already higher than a newer palette.
And no, earlier members/colors/palettes/patterns were not given more points.
I'm curious about how the new voting system affects ranking. Usually, by this time of the month, some of my new works start showing up in my top 20. Currently my top 20 are still my "all timers", the same ones that remain on top after the monthly vote reset.
I apologize for not "reading the instructions" before jumping into the fun of COLOURlove.
Now I know how to vote (!) and will try to do it properly. I didn't know you could click more than once, so I've given a lot of people only 1 heart. Live and learn, huh?
how do you add stuff to your favourites???
lunamoon wrote:
how do you add stuff to your favourites???


Right now, "follow" the color/pallet, then go up to "search" and pick what you want to search for, pallets or colors.. put your name in the "Lover" bock and check "following".... extremely convoluted and a pain in the neck if you ask me. I hope they add a 'following' and "loved" sections on your profile soon.
How can I find which palettes and patterns I love or favorited?
I'm just new and have some questions - thanks!

Is there some sort of "etiquette" involved in the process? For example, if someone uses your palette to create patterns, but does not acknowledge it to you or give you a love (heart) - you find out accidentally by looking at your account page to see recent activity.

Is it considered bad taste to post your own works? I see a few people doing this regularly, but it seems like the communal postings are to appreciate someone else's work.

How do you know who has given you loves on your pieces? I tried clicking on my palette and it tells you the number of hearts, but not who gave them to you. Occasionally, if you look at the bottom of your account page under "activity feed" at the right time, you can see some of those who gave you hearts. Is there a way to see all the "activity feeds" or do they only show them for one day?

How do you contact someone without the message showing up publicly? I noticed that even the "love notes" are published along the right side for all to read.

Oh, yeah, one last question - how do you view or re-view your own works without it adding more view counts to it? It seems like we should be able to see our own stuff (to make patterns from palettes for example or look up colors) without it counting as a "view." Thanks much!
Oh, yeah, one last question - how do you view or re-view your own works without it adding more view counts to it? It seems like we should be able to see our own stuff (to make patterns from palettes for example or look up colors) without it counting as a "view."
That maybe something to consider - I preview and view my palettes a lot
Once I had 80 views, just by myself because I wasn't happy...

How do you contact someone without the message showing up publicly? I noticed that even the "love notes" are published along the right side for all to read.
They are private, what you se in the sidebar are the comments of the profiles page.

How do you know who has given you loves on your pieces? I
When you wrote this we couldn't, now you can set your feed to show them
See here about it

Is there some sort of "etiquette" involved in the process? For example, if someone uses your palette to create patterns, but does not acknowledge it to you or give you a love (heart) - you find out accidentally by looking at your account page to see recent activity.
Each person has his own opinion about this

I personally like it when someone uses a palette of mine to create a pattern - and I don't want to miss it so I like having it's badge posted on the palette page (which I do when the situation is the other way around)
As I take it as a compliment, I also thank the person.

Is it considered bad taste to post your own works? I see a few people doing this regularly, but it seems like the communal postings are to appreciate someone else's work.
This is also personal.. the color talk forum section have many discussions about these kind of things.
Wow, this is interesting and prompted a lot of curiosity. Mostly though, is this conversation still active if questions are posted?

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