Unanswered: Battle/Versus - scoring
I've always wondered about the scoring scheme used on the Battle/Versus.
Currently, it is simple - highest percentage of votes to total votes cast on an individual.
Problem: If image #1 is compared to image#29, we suspect image#1 to get the vote again. If image #2 is compared to image #3, it is likely a toss up.
I realize the algorithm tries to mix up the competition so the problem does not happen for all voters, but yet it does happen from time to time.
Solution: Higher points for being selected over a higher ranked image.
Has S&F investigated other ranking algorithms? I'd be interested to know how this really works and why.