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The pig wins

Observe the position of Mr Pig and Yellowbear.

The pig wins

Observe the position of Mr Pig and Yellowbear.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2011, 00:42
Cripes, yes!

Must be a message here...perhaps it is a signal that you new year should see more bacon butties, Bill?
Bill Phillips: If that pig isn't careful he will be the bacon butties
An interesting one here smile
Bill Phillips: A bit of daftness Frances. I must get down to some proper pictures!
Well Mr. Pig has to have something to snort about! I mean, he doesn't even have thumbs!
Bill Phillips: He has been un"bear"able ever since
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2011, 06:30
I am going back to bed...
Bill Phillips: Goodnight then
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2011, 07:55
LOL at Chris. I'm sure this page makes a lot of people very happy, Bill, least of all Mr. Pig. smile
Bill Phillips: Mr Pig was ecstatic.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2011, 08:17
Bill, I am still learning. Are these thumbnails shown in any order, please?
Bill Phillips: It is apparently based on the number of vies and the number of comments. I have never quite worked out what the calculation is.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Dec 2011, 08:22
Honestly, I don't like these daily ranking lists- and in general I don't notice them. You must have a fan- club -or not!
Bill Phillips: I don't really either Philine. I do think it is a shame that some people don't reply to comments or ever make any though.
Newcomers to SC must wonder whats going on with SC when they see the rankings somedays, i thinks some people have left SC because of them.
Bill Phillips: Did you see the comment from Lisl? I don't think the rankings have any value and I think you could well be right about people leaving because of them.
I thought rankings were for taxis
Bill Phillips: It is interesting to see the dislike for the rankings. I think Mick makes an interesting point.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Dec 2011, 09:32
He beat me too Bill.
Bill Phillips: no surprise there Chad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Dec 2011, 09:40
I have wondered if there is some order in the picture. And if so, where do they place them? Is bestest or mostest in the top left or right corner. Do they the follow left to right (or vice versa) and then top to bottom. Or is it top to bottom in the first row and then the next, etc. If this last one is the case, then the Pig is not in the same competition and you shouldn't worry.
Maybe they date the pics and the oldest comes up first.
Bill Phillips: It seems to run from left to right and have some relationship between number of views and comments. I don't think there is a quality element involvedgrin
I don't even know how to do a screen shot.
Bill Phillips: I use Corel Paint shop pro photo which lets you click on a menu and it does the rest!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2011, 09:57
When I stopped allowing comments on the day I was curious to know how I would fare in the 'ranking'. Ten views are worth approx one comment.

The ranking system encourages people to comment just in the hope of reciprocation. Take away the ranking and I will put my comments back on.

Ram On!
Bill Phillips: I think there is a lot of commenting because someone has commented on yours. I think that is a shame. It is also a shame when people don't reply to comments or ever seem to make any. Still each to their own and i would like to see the ranking done away with and have raised it with Shutter following this picture and the comments.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 28 Dec 2011, 10:07
It depends on the time of day was this one second before the change over of the day
Bill Phillips: Shhh Aussie, don't spoil ot for the pig!
I think one would expect pigs to keep clear of any bear!
Bill Phillips: This one has no fear!
too deep for me... smile
Bill Phillips: nothing i do is deep Rob
I notice I am standing at the bottom left corner...
Bill Phillips: Indeed you are Richard with a fine picture far better that the Pig's
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2011, 13:49
The upstart! When he has as many postings as Yellowbear, then it will be a fair comparison!
Bill Phillips: Like Ogden he will fizzle out. Nine day wonders the pair of them.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2011, 15:36

Is that ruddy pig still alive?
Bill Phillips: He is but i'm not going to buy him new batteries when the current ones run down
I've never worked out the ranking with any great success, on my display like this virtually all my "Buddies" thumbnails appear at the top each day so I assumed that for everybody else the same criteria applied.
Bill Phillips: There is some algorithm at work that takes views and comments into account. I think some people only comment on people who comment on their pictures, which seems a bit pointless. Still what started as a bit of daftness today seems to have sparked a debate!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2011, 19:57
Both ahead of me. Oh dear.. it would seem that I'm in trouble for not replying to comments left on my images. Perhaps I will when I decide that HM Government is fit enough so as not to need of my help to bale it out of the sh*t!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha clearly you are planning to live to be well over 100 then

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