Ratings Yes Or No
Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:17 PM
This will then leave the critic the option to comment on the image more constructively in my humble opinion.
What say you?
Posted 11 February 2006 - 06:40 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 07:56 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 08:21 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 08:52 PM
As for ratings, well there not that important are they?? to me there not!! I appreciate good or bad comments more then ratings,
sorry to go on, didn`t mean to write a book!! ha ha!!
Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:55 AM
Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:26 AM
I have also noticed on sites that have no rating systems a couple of things...1. the general standards of photographs and posters do not seem as high
2. Sites are quiter with less commenting and discussion generated comments tend to be
platitudes rather than constructive and offering technical advise or pointing out mistakes.
Both points leading to a less constructive learning enviroment for improving ones own photography skills.
Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:13 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:06 PM
However the difficulty is in not knowing the level of expertise of the person actually taking the shot. and the expertise and level of ability of the rater, ie I sometimes rate some of Tootsie's 'hard' (in as much as they're still miles better than anything I've ever taken) against her own standards of excellence. The same shot by a newcomer would justify rating better, to give encouragement for their effort. It is a fine balance.
some other sites have a system of ratings which include categories like 1-10 for originality, composition, overall appeal, or similar. perhaps this would allow more indepth critique via ratings and let the photographer know how the rater is judging the photo and why.
I also agree with potto /tetters that a broader range (ie 1-20) would allow more subtlety and variance in the system.
OK moan over, before I too write a novel (again)lol.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:30 PM
Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:56 PM
To cut a long story short I don't see anything wrong with how things are and have been on the site. If you don't want to give a rating, don't. But I quite like it. I take seriously the 'scores' I get from people whose work I appreciate, and would like to have more constructive criticism. I hope I can ignore the rest. When the history of the world is written, none of this will get a mention. Let's just have fun and hope to improve what we do. Meanwhile, let's not get our knickers in a twist.
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