This isn't an accusation of misdoings but rather a keen observation: Wouldn't it be fun to have a Mini Comp where no one knew how many votes an image was receiving during the time frame allowed for voting, or who did the posting until the competition results were posted? I often wonder how many people vote by the influence of those who voted before them, by virtue of who made the shot, or where the shot was made. Sometimes, I win Mini Comps when I know my image is not the strongest or best but for some reason, the image begins to take on a life of its own and shoots way past the others. It's both silly, and embarassing - as odd as that may seem.
I don't want to "win" because of the popularity of what "others" might think, or by virtue of who I am (which would surprise the heck out of me), or anything other than the quality of the work I submit; I don't think any of us do.
Can this type of voting be made to happen?