Whoooaaa… this is an old topic!!
As you can see, I first wrote this post over two years ago!!
Just wanted to remind everyone that the “style gallery rules” have changed a lot during the period that i’ve been on here! Two years ago, when I first wrote this, you only needed 3 votes to get into the style gallery. It gradually changed to 7 votes, and then in the second half of 2010, it changed into 15 votes.
Now the rules are entirely different and you can’t count on votes alone to get into the style gallery- even if you have over 15.
This is from the FAQ: The photos that make it into the Style Gallery will be determined by a combination of the number of unique page views, votes, favorites, and comments that the photo receives. Only the top 5% of our overall submissions will make it to the Style Gallery. Photos that receive 15 votes from Style Council members within the first 24 hours from upload will be awarded our new “Audience Pick” badge in New Photos section.
So it seems like it is some sort of automated computer system which ultimately decides which pic gets in and which doesn’t?? It is a bit ambiguous about exactly how many page views, comments, etc you need to have as there probably isn’t an exact number.
It would be interesting to hear what everyone thinks of this relatively new system- is this ‘algorithm’ which counts how many different views/comments/faves fairer or do you prefer the old way where the number of chic votes was the way in? :)posted about 2 years ago
Hello!! I totally agree with you in many things, but many of my looks with good quality were liked and still didn’t make it:(posted almost 2 years ago
Haha i didn’t see this post was from 2 yrs ago so I was confused xP I think the system now isn’t as fair because I feel like the same types of outfits get picked by the site to be in the style gallery. I see really gorgeous outfits that don’t make it in even though they are very popular. I understand the admin want to make sure the style gallery only features quality outfits but this just leads to outfits of the same type getting in and it gets boring.posted almost 2 years ago
actually i wanted to say one thing:P on the first 24 hours of one of my posts, more than 60 votes and comments, and 3 favorites. now 139 votes, 10 favorites and 109 comments. not in the style gallery:)posted almost 2 years ago
Stella, dunno what to say…this has been a topic for a while…guess also the views matter, anyhow I dunno what to think. It happened pretty much the same thing with some of my looks and it’s ages I don’t get to Style Gallery…
As I usually say, let’s try to enjoy the community without thinking about the Style Gallery :)
And…I love your style Stella! :)
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Stella is awesome…I posted my first pic ever a few days ago….she is my first fan and the first one to comment…LOVE HER!!!posted almost 2 years ago
Honestly, I think that a chictopian shouldn`t be editor`s pick or go to the style gallery more than once in a month or even better two months! That would give opportunity for more people to shine and wouldn`t be the same thing over and over again! I already I saw a girl go to the style gallery more then 2 times in a month and another one being editor`s pick twice in a month! Not very democratical I guess.posted almost 2 years ago
I agree with rhemel. I see almost the same faces in the style gallery. There are lots of amazing Chictopians who don’t get the acknowledgement they deserve.posted almost 2 years ago
I have been watching the site for quite a while but only started posting pictures around 2weeks ago. I do think its hard to get noticed, but I think it helps to be really involved. I go on the new photos section; comment and vote, everytime I log on, and my photos are improving for that. I notice what I vote for or wont and change my photos and outfits acordingly.
I posted my first outfit with one comment and no votes at all, but as I learn more about the site and my own styling im starting to get more everytime I post.
So im sure with time and commitment I will get recognised and im sure everyone else can as well :)
Please explain me this! I don`t know why my photo didn`t go to the style gallery! I had 82 votes, 49 comments and 6 favorites for that photo! I saw that people with all of that much less than me made it into the style gallery and they are not even style icon! I would like to know why it`s like that, and it`s not the first time it happens to me! It looks like the photos that go to the style gallery are the ones that are chosen just because the editors want and not following the rules! Than why there are rules? In that case they should say: hey people we are chosing the ones to go to the style gallery based on our taste and not following any other rules! I am just saying that because I am a former journalist and I don`t really like to stay quiet! My photo has been posted 22 hours ago and I don`t think it will go to the style gallery anyway in the following hours!posted over 1 year ago
That’s very strange, but it happened some times to me too…lots of votes and comments but the pic didn’t make to the Style Gallery. In the last changements to the rules, it was said that also the VIEWS count a lot now…but in your case it’s pretty strange because 49 comments means that at least 49 ppl viewd your page…and for sure even more…!! But I think also that it depends by the very first hours in which the pic is posted, the amount of views in the very first hours I guess…that’s my opinion!posted over 1 year ago
Guys I totally agree… I mean, 10 favorites in a picture… it can’t be too bad, can it?:Pposted over 1 year ago
Yeah same. I’ve had some with 40+ votes in the first day and a good deal of comments but I’ve never made it into the style gallery. :/ Almost everything I post gets an ‘audience pick’ badge which I thought meant it got bumped to the Gallery but I guess not. I’ve been on the front page under the Style Icon Candidates of the month for getting fans all of October but yeah….posted over 1 year ago
The Audience Pick badge means ppl actually love your look, so it’s quite possible your look may get into the Style Gallery, but it’s still not sure.. :(
Even my last look reached 54 votes and about 43 comments but it didn’t make to Style Gallery!