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I’m sorry, but this clears up little.

..."we sent all the top vote getters to our judges panel"

The question is, how did you determine the top vote getters - the finalists? Two independent tallies say you did not send all of the top vote getters to the judges.

Also, why are there two painting categories... 1) Best Decorative Painting aka Best Use of Paint or Finish 2) Best Use of Paint or Finish aka Best Decorative Painting? In the finalist announcement it's called one, in the winners post it's called another and visa versa. Basically they are both one category.

this is getting really old. Adios.


Apartment Therapy New York | January Jumpstart Rules: An Explanation
2/11/08 05:20 PM

Congrats! Love the color pallet, and that purplish hue to the wood!!! great job!!!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | January Jumpstart: Congratulations to the Northwest Winner!
2/11/08 03:51 PM

Would AT like to describe the vote-tallying procedure for determining "top" candidates? Steve02 is correct that some of the finalists are not the top vote getters if one counts percentage of "wow" votes or uses the formula AT has used in the past (wow plus nice minus glad-it's-done). Was the issue that higher vote-getters did not fit neatly into the available categories or that there was cheating in the voting or what?
posted by wende in phoenix on 2008-02-08 09:43:30


I just checked out Wendy's blog. She's more on top of the stats than AT. Now I question why she said she didn't care about the Jumpstart. She posted the same questions asked here on another thread on the 8th! Judging by her blog she's definitely interested! She know's not all the top wow% made it to the finals. Would love to see the "new math"! Maybe this will shed some light on the phenomena. Bottom line, finalists should be determined by wow%! Not selected based on a color scheme for the AT front page, nor professional catalog photography that will match the overall look on the front page.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/11/08 11:34 AM

Wendy posted the great link regarding lotteries and skills contests, which includes the definitions and laws surrounding them. http://www.office.com/templates/page3.asp?docid=51

Wendy's point is... since the information regarding formula used to determine finalists and winners was not published, (a legal requirement for a skills contest), that Jumpstart is more like a game of chance. To get over it, because it should have been known that the contest was not all together to begin with... that questions regarding the counts etc should have been asked earlier.

Gravity is saying it's not a game of chance because there were Judges. It's a skills contest and we have a right to know the formula used to determine the finalists and winners.

We'd like to believe it's a skills contest, and still waiting for the formula used to determine finalists and winners.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/11/08 06:08 AM

Great job! Looks like an antique. Try adding a gold fringe for that final touch. ;)


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #10: Jean's Reupholstered Bench
2/10/08 04:46 PM

love the reflections in the glass, creates a whimsical dream like environment!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Turner Castle's Opal House
2/10/08 04:43 PM

That is one nice piece of teak.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Scavenger: Danish Modern Credenzas
2/10/08 04:41 PM

I'd have to test it out. Looks interesting, unique, but it it comfortable? Does it fee strange to walk on? Will my grandmother trip and fall?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Hot or Not?: Pebble Rug from 2Form Design
2/10/08 04:39 PM

Timeless beauty of modernism... I'll say 1953.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess The Decade: Saarinen Sitting Room
2/10/08 04:36 PM

Great photograph... but dislike the reality of polluted waters subject matter - this is an unfortunate sign of the times.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Silho Furniture presents Steve Wood Photography
2/10/08 04:33 PM

Those are some amazing stained glass windows!!!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Grammys, Part 2: All Shook Up
2/10/08 04:31 PM

The entries with the highest number of votes were WVSmith's Gender Neutral Shared Nursery with a whopping 309 votes. Next was Jennifer's Prime Time Kitchen with 250 votes, Shauna's DIY Mirrored Dresser with 236 votes, and Sagesse's Black Chair Reno with 222 votes. On average... the number of votes per entry was in the 150 range.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/10/08 04:12 PM

For the record, according to my list of wow %, all the winners and runners up were part of the high ranking wow's. Except one winner who wasn't a finalist, and one runner up who had a very low wow%. My beef are low wow% who were finalists, while a few high wow% were not. And two painting categories.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/10/08 12:40 PM

According to that link, if it's a game of chance, and the contestants paid for materials (paint, glue, fabric, etc.) to enter, then it's technically an illegal lottery. I think it's a skills contest and the formula used to select 1) the finalists 2) the winners should be disclosed.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/10/08 09:03 AM

what the??? Each one of those strange “ represents a quotation.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/9/08 08:38 PM

Anyone who entered their project for criticism is a winner in my book.

Aside from that... This is a contest. Lol!
How were the votes were calculated to determine the finalists?
I assumed it was strictly “wow” votes converted to a %.
Or is it “wow” plus “well-done” to figure out the %?
Or is it based on the number of votes and not a %?
If it’s the latter, imo that’s not fair b/c some regions have more readers than others.

Also, why are there two painting categories?
“Best Use of Paint or Finish” aka “Best Decorative Painting”
“Best Decorative Painting” aka “Best Use of Paint or Finish”

Maybe Maxwell was burnt-out trying to make the deadline.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/9/08 08:35 PM

How does a non-finalist with only 32% "wow" factor beat a finalist with 64% "wow" factor?


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jump Winners: Most Likely To Be Copied
2/9/08 10:50 AM

me either.


Apartment Therapy New York | Jan Jumpstart Open Thread...
2/9/08 07:55 AM

Imo, this easily won "Most Likely to Be Widely Copied". Thanks for brining this product to my attention! I've since used it on a few projects and they turned out mint! Saving me a lot of time and money!!!


Apartment Therapy New York | East #5: CQ in DC's Nearly New Nightstands
2/8/08 04:45 AM

Some entry's not listed as finalists have more "wow" votes, less "glad it's done" votes, and an overall higher percentage of approval than numerous entries listed above. Apparently there aren't any mathematicians figuring it out. Strange. Very strange.


Apartment Therapy New York | January Jumpstart: The Finals!
2/7/08 07:02 PM