For example in the recent competition about “What's the most interesting question that will be asked on GirlsAskGuys in 100 years? “.
Then they say on their description “We'll award a $25 Amazon gift card to two users (one guy/one girl). The GAG content team will choose the winner, but upvotes on opinions will help our decision! The winners will be announced on Friday.”
But there’s something unfair here. Masters appear on top, and then after Masters, Gurus follow. So Masters’ posts are going to be noticed (and upvoted) more easily since most people here won’t bother looking other people’s posts on these competitions, and most of them will notice Masters’ posts only, and maybe Gurus’ by some degree. In other words Masters have way more chances to win
So wouldn’t it be more fair if they made everyone post anonymously?
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i hadn't thought about this, but its actually a good idea. Another reason for this is the fact that people often upvote the opinion of their friends even if it may not necessarily be that great of an entry. So yeah i say yes1