InLinkz features a voting system for thumbnails. Users submit their images and then the readers are able to vote on their favorite. Read more to see how to enable voting on blog photographs.
For now, to make this option available you must send an email to info[at]inlinkz.com just to tell us you want it so we can enable it for you!!!! (It is FREE of-course!).
1. You create a collection as usual.
2. In order to enable voting, check the appropriate selection.
The voting will start as soon as the submissions stop. Now, submissions stop when voting starts (1) and the voting finishes at (2).
Everything else remains the same as in a non-voting collection.
3. Notifying the submitters.
When the vote starts, you can even grab a file with all the submitters emails in it so you can let them know the contest has begun. (So they can inform in turn their relatives and family to vote for them.) 🙂
4. From the users’ side.
This is what it shows before voting starts
This is how it is displayed while voting
You can click on the “heart” symbol in order to cast your vote.
And this after voting ends.
Before voting starts, nothing tells the readers (except yourself) that the collection is going to be one with voting (Figure 4). Readers add links as usual.
When the time comes, submitting more links is not possible and a heart appears on the right top of each link (Figure 5) (except the ones that the users have entered! No one should vote for his own submissions). If the user clicks on it, then it automatically reloads and displays the number of votes each link has received. The number of votes is not visible prior to casting the vote so as not to bias the selection.
At (Figure 6), the voting has ended and the links are now sorted by number of votes they received (The winner is first).
Now you can even go and announce the winner by choosing “draw winner” from your dashboard.