I would hazard at calling BA patrons “fickle”, its a great place for feedback and ideas. If anything the regular groupings of votes by cliques may be offset by the general populous.
You know me deltaray, I generally enter to make up numbers and never enter finished work, but I also know who give me the sympathy vote(s), just like other excellent entries which regularly get no votes.
This isn’t a whinge, its about attracting more entrants, more feedback and coverage.
So, to avoid the clicking the first listed entry problem you described, make all the images click through to the voting page.
Maybe even make the thumbnails on this voting page be arranged in a grid 3 or 4 wide, even have the order randomised on each request of the page?
And, without doubt mik1190, oops (it was last night!), Krisnacks entry is the sure winner (mmm that sounds different now put like that), anyway… Can we have a new topic please, I need my WC inspiration for my weekend Blendering…