Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:19 AM
Does anybody else think we are starting to rate a little bit too high all the time at the moment? I personally could really use some constructive criticism on my photos.
Afterall we have a five points 5 to 10 that mean a good photo?
What does everybody think?
Posted 18 October 2005 - 04:15 PM
It may be a better idea to use it in the competitions only, where members can rate all the entries from 1 to 10 (depending on number of entries) - each entry receiving a different score.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:34 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:17 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:00 AM
I don't have the experience or know how to rate an image on the blog that is obviously done by a photographer with more experience than I, and sometimes I think this is where some of the bad feeling stems from, a semi pro photographer getting a low rating off of someone who definitely isn't in the same league can cause unrest.
As for the comments, that I feel is more important, comments and advice are there to help 99% of the time and I feel that my photography has improved due to the help I have received on this site. Getting rid of the rating system also will help the comment side of things, if you can't rate it, you will have to comment to get over your opinion of the image. It will stop the rating and no comment brigade.
All the Best
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:46 PM
Posted 22 October 2005 - 06:52 PM
Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:01 PM
Posted 22 October 2005 - 10:52 PM
I agree there's a problem with some people apparently marking unfairly, but I think that's something we have to live with.
Forget the ratings. Enjoy the photos.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:27 PM
At the end of the day, it is a site to enjoy the images that we all produce, it is a site to try new things out, it is a site where advice and criticism is welcome. So why not just enjoy it, and don't worry about how others rate an image. I have always said that if there is a photo I would like to have at Gazmaster Towers, I would rate it a 10. Ok it might be technically imperfect in some way, well it wouldn't bother me, if it appeals to me that's it.
Just my twopenny worth.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:55 PM
If photos are constantly given nines and tens then the real thrill of achievement and improvement is lost.
If a range of ratings is used and then a nine or ten is given the satisfaction from that rating along with a comment is far more satisfying surely?
Also if high ratings are continuously given will a false level of photographic competence be assumed by the poster?
But your right donmac and gazmaster the gallery should be fun and it is all subjective too and we shouldn't be too prescious about it!
Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:53 PM
I think another problem is that the quality of photos we are seeing here has improved so much over the last year.
I personally will try to rethink my rating system. The problem is I kind of get carried away a bit.
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