Winner of Composite Challenge

January 21st, 2021
First of all congratulations to Terri for her Ancient Egypt composite featuring her not ancient granddaughter. @madamelucy

Terri gets to host the next composite challenge.

Now, for those who are interested in the details of my rank-order voting experiment, the algorithm worked as follows:

First choice votes were
#1-6 votes
#2-3 votes
#3-11 votes
#4-12 votes
#5- 3 votes

There were 35 votes cast. It takes 18 votes for a majority. No one has that yet. Now, we eliminate votes for the lowest vote getters, #5 and #2. Any ranked choice votes behind votes for 5 and 2 get promoted. This second round gives 2 more votes to #1, 1 more vote to #3, and 3 more votes for #4. The totals now are


There still isn't a majority, so we eliminate votes for #1. That step gives #4 2 more votes and no more votes for #3. That still isn't 18 votes, but #4 is the only candidate left after eliminating #3. It turns out the eliminating #3 did give #4 a bunch more votes, but no matter. The algorithm awards the contest to #4.

After all of this rigmarole, we ended up with the same winner as the plurality-of-votes system.
January 21st, 2021
Very confused by the numbers, congratulations to @madamelucy!! And to you fo the computations!!
January 21st, 2021
Congratulations @madamelucy. @30pics4jackiesdiamond and @tdaug80, algorithms should be like sausages - they look good, and they taste good, but you don't really want to know what goes into them! (apologies to any veggies)
January 21st, 2021
Congratulations @madamelucy It was a crazy voting system (seems to be a sign of the times!) but your win was well-deserved!! Awesome composite!
January 21st, 2021
@tdaug80 that was the craziest and most confusing voting system I have experienced here, I suppose I am just old fashioned. Congratulations to @madamelucy , it was an outstanding composite.
January 22nd, 2021
so glad you knew what you were doing!
January 22nd, 2021
@tdaug80, @30pics4jackiesdiamond @imagepunk, @olivetreeann, @ludwigsdiana, @grammyn, Oh wow! Very confusing how the voting was done but thanks for the win. I feel it could have gone to any of you who participated. The photos were very fun and love seeing such different interpretations of the theme. I need to think on the next theme as I have never done anything like this before. Will post as soon I can. Thanks again!
January 22nd, 2021
@ludwigsdiana I;m with you!! KISS.. I'm a simple soul!! keep it simple silly/stupid... !!!!
January 22nd, 2021
@madamelucy on the S**T list Wendy has a link to how to "do" challenges, drop me, or any one else who could help, by tag for help if needed 😉
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