The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2011. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Great to get 3rd place. Not topping those sprites from llshadow though. Crikey.
Yes, what I mean was in regards to the top 10, not as an encouragement meter. In which case, yes, it's always great and motivating seeing your piece come near or on the weekly showcase, which is definitely thanks to any amount of votes one recieves regardless of how many points. I vote every piece I see, though I judge it on what the artist should be capable of and how much effort was applied to their piece.
Giving one blue dot will drop the weighted total, and drag a piece down in the listing. It has a negative rather than neutral or positive effect on the piece.
"sub par work getting just a point per vote doesn't really matter."
Doesn't matter to the Top10 list. I am sure it matters to those who make sup-par work meaning they are still improving their skills and improving their work. A vote of any kind is encouragement and motivating and we all should always vote, rate and comment so eventually everyone is on the monthly list.
Well, yea, but it never really makes a difference. Top pieces usually rack up about a large average, sub par work getting just a point per vote doesn't really matter.
Its kinda wierd but in the end the cream does rise to the top every month so we don't tinker with it.
So all those sub par pieces I've been voting 1 star on are actually better off for it.
@CPearson, total number of votes (under art) whichever piece gets the most is #1. Giving a piece a 1 does not mean a low rating as its 1 more vote to total count. Not scientific, more motivational than anything else.
Faves do not count.
In the event of a tie (never has happened) then total number of votes divided by total number of voters.
How exactly does the rating system for this work?
What's the algorithm for highest rating or whatever?number of ratings multiplyed by average rating, or something?
January is even more competitive...
Second place?! I feel like I don't deserve it compared to other works, but I'm not complaining! =P
Also congrats Super17! Very well done.
llshadow is one of my new favorite pixel artists!
Lots of great stuff in December. I'm surprised I even got into top 10.
Congrats all! Especially Super17 and his recent 'roll'