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Need help on selecting winners for my Contest

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by randomblackguy, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. randomblackguy

    randomblackguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello guys,

    I wanna launch a website based on image contest. Let's say people come on my website and post images based on a theme i will pick. How i should pick a winner based on public needs.
    If i will award the ones with the most likes,shares on my page someone can easly do some bots socials and it's useless.
    I need a good strategy to make visitators to vote the best Images without register needed and after that the most voted image will win the prize.

    Anyone can give me some ideas ?

    Thank you
     
  2. faithjhung

    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This was also my problem when I was launching a contest in an offline business. Some were cheating and it was hard to confront them. I'd also like to know the answer to this if anyone knows a trick
     
  3. Cryogenesis

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    You could either pick a random winner using https://www.random.org/

    Or you could put a vote system. Like 1 vote per IP.
     
  4. randomblackguy

    randomblackguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Random winner it's useless. Cause i wanna select winners based on public appreciation. 1 vote per IP it can works but when spammers will seen the content, cause it's paid contest they will do anything to cheat so i need something more secured :)
     
  5. MoneyEagle

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    A comment and like system with captcha would do.
     
  6. Nonilol

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    How about two winners:
    1- the one that got the most likes / shares
    2- one "staff pick" (they image you like the most)

    You can check manually if the first winner is cheating, just have a look at their posts and when their social signals look fake disqualify them.
    People will stop trying to cheat after you disqualify the first few ones.
     
  7. MoneyEagle

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    or I have a better Idea. After hitting the Vote button, put a "are you a human captcha". this will be awesome.
     
  8. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Make it bracket style, where the winners advance to the next level.