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CarpeWave's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

Unconventional angle, but I liked how it all worked.

Average rating of 4.50 from 26 votes

Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: 14th March 2009. 3839 page views since 22nd March 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
13ft 12s 352.51°     21
mph
Thundery Showers 70°f
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Indocean Surf Charters Mar 29, 2010 Rating: -1

wtf! this hurts my brain! what kinda lens was used? like it tho

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CarpeWave Mar 30, 2010 Rating: 1

Fisheye!

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dangalow Mar 28, 2010 Rating: -1

I knew it would make it to the front page...

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

Cheers that's throws some more light onto the matter :)

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Sneakybadger Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

I think that is just a random algorithm pulling in some of the recent (but not top rated) photos and/or admins pick of the day (http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/ourPick.php). Probably to mix it up a bit. My above rant is the guaranteed front page position... The photolab page however (http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/) is strictly the 5 votes method.

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

Okay I understand what you're saying here about the way a shot gets onto front page and then possibly the top rated shot, but I have a question to ask. If a photo need a minimum of +4 with at least 5 voters, then why has there been photos on the front page with no votes/comments at all. I admit that this has happened only a few times (and I'm not saying that anyone is wrong, just a discussion) but would that then mean that these ''unrated'' photos got onto the front page due to a technical/computer error? If anyone knows the answer tell me please, but if not.....admin....ADMIN enlighten us please :)

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Sneakybadger Mar 28, 2010 Rating: -1

:) All hope is not lost though. The ones that haven't made the front can still make this page over any amount of time - http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/topMonthlyPhotos.php .... Although it looks like your other photo is there already :)

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Sneakybadger Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 0

No problems mate. The ones that haven't made the front can still make this page over any amount of time however http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/topMonthlyPhotos.php .... Although it looks like your other photo is there already :)

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CarpeWave Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

7 days from upload? Guess some of my shots won't have a chance then. Thanks Badg. Always helpful.

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Sneakybadger Mar 28, 2010 Rating: -1

It's votes only, with a minimum of 5 voters. Then it just jostles for position with the other scores on the front page. Generally you don't get to the front unless you have a minimum of +4 with at least 5 voters (but you will be at the bottom of the thumbsnails)... I guess it is the photo scores that you are competing with that determines if you make it on or not. This is why even the best photos get +1's because of people trying to "overtake" with their image ...............................Then once 7 days from upload has passed it gets sent to the archives with the rest of the photo's.

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

Anything is possible there Opal, another example is http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=158943. The same thing happened there, but who knows.

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Jack Glick Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

I personally thought there was just someone who scanned through the incoming pics and just picked out something worthy that caught their eyes? or is that a bit naive in this age of automation?

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

When your ''lady'' photo went to the top Dang, it had been voted +5 six times and nothing lower. I seen it happened in real time :)

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dangalow Mar 28, 2010 Rating: -1

I think it's views in a certain time period over votes, but still not sure....I uploaded a fat lady a week or two ago, and it made it to the top briefly...LOTS of haters, but it was just to be funny.....at the moment, I think it averages 4 stars..but that's a good q's man?

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dangalow Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 0

I think it's views in a certain time period over votes, but still not sure....I posted a fat lady a week or two ago, and it made it to the top briefly...LOTS of haters, but it was just to be funny.....at the moment, I think it averages 4 stars..but that's a good q's man?

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CarpeWave Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

Haha. I was wondering. I've got so many that I would love to get up there. Time will tell....what makes a photo get up there? Views? I am new to posting on MSW.

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Nick Man Mar 27, 2010 Rating: 2

i aint seen nuffin like that before!

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Tom Mosley Mar 27, 2010 Rating: 0

same :P

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appleZac Mar 26, 2010 Rating: 1

mate.... that is awesome!! your angles are sick

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Jack Glick Mar 26, 2010 Rating: -1

I'm so confused as to how to even look at this thing...so well done haha

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