posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: theabsolutetruth
I've been practicing on an RV-specific site for years. They use a "blind" protocol. The individual tasks for practice are images, each one selected
at random by the system from the thousands of images it has stored. Every task is assigned a randomly-generated number and once opened, the r/viewer
writes their response and/or posts an image or images that they believe is relevant to the task. They can submit photos, digital shots of their own
drawings or whatever.
So in that respect, there are similarities to what we do here. The difference is that we have a human (you!) selecting the task for us rather than a
computer. And, you are using drawings. I'm thinking it might be simpler if you just use a photograph. It doesn't need to even be of something you
possess. You could use images from anywhere, providing they're within our T&C. Or, maybe you could try running two tasks at the same time. One with a
drawn image, another just a photo of something that might not even be in your own possession. Members could elect to try both tasks, or either one. It
could be interesting to see how the human input (drawing) affects the results, if at all.
At that other site the actual feedback -- the image -- cannot be viewed until the task is closed and the viewer clicks on a tag to get the feedback.
Once that's been done it's impossible to edit anything that has been submitted, but after-session notes can be added (and they are clearly
identified as such).
Again, this is similar to here. Providing you say nothing at all about the target until you reveal it -- and I mean nothing
-- then we are
maintaining blind conditions. If you give even the slightest hint then it's no longer completely blind: this can impact the validity of any data
submitted by anyone after you post. But as members have a fairly narrow editing window here we at least have a pretty good system in place for
preserving integrity of the data.
We can discuss this in more depth later. By no means am I saying what I suggest has to be followed! There is no one method for RV that is best for
everyone, but maintaining a few basic protocols helps to provide a platform to work from.