Every time there are contests on High Score, I am always surprised by my position on the Top Voter section. I vote on every single submission, every single day, yet I am never close to the top. I can only assume that the people at the top don't normally vote, and therefore have an insane amount of submissions that they can then vote on during the competition. I understand that this is a way to make people that don't normally vote have a go at it, but doesn't it actually discourage people from voting every day, instead saving them all up for the next contest?
I'm also interested to know how the points are rewarded for each vote. They seem to range from 1 point to about 20, but I can't figure out any rhyme or reason to it. If it is random, wouldn't that have a dramatic impact on the Top Voter contest? Two people could vote for exactly the same submissions, but have very different points totals.
I love that there are contests here, so please don't take an of the above as a complaint. I'm just interested.