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07/19/2017 05:39:21 PM · #1
I have started amy campaign to raise the amout of votes and comments. I have completed several challenges

I am ditchg voting 1,2,3,4.

My lowest vote will be 5,and i will use the spectrum of 5 to 10. this will commence from the next challenge.

I think the1/4 range are punishment votes


07/19/2017 05:48:44 PM · #2
From the voting guidelines:
rate entries on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 1 is a "bad" photo, and a score of 10 is a "good" photo
07/19/2017 06:10:15 PM · #3
In my scale of voting a 1 is a terrible photo which doesn't meet the challenge and is offensive in some way. So my 1 votes are rare to non-existent. My 2 votes are pretty rare too and 3s are uncommon. The reason that the bottom end of the scale is hardly used by me is that most people here present photos with at least some merit and therefore don't deserve to be insulted.
07/19/2017 06:34:03 PM · #4
So, using the full voting scale is an insult? I thought it was pretty straight forward; Bad to Good.
07/19/2017 06:49:29 PM · #5
Originally posted by glad2badad:

So, using the full voting scale is an insult? I thought it was pretty straight forward; Bad to Good.


Nobody said that.
07/19/2017 07:02:24 PM · #6
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

So, using the full voting scale is an insult? I thought it was pretty straight forward; Bad to Good.


Nobody said that.


Post before mine; therefore don't deserve to be insulted.
07/19/2017 07:29:32 PM · #7
I vote unusually high in an effort to boost morale. I know so many people have left because of low voting and I try to
compensate...a loosing battle but...
07/19/2017 07:37:26 PM · #8
I think a 1 on a reasonable photo is insulting. I think that there is room to use 1s and 2s but there needs to be a compelling reason to do so.
07/19/2017 07:41:19 PM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

From the voting guidelines: rate entries on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 1 is a "bad" photo, and a score of 10 is a "good" photo

Yup, those are the guidelines.

And yet... I almost never give out 3-or-lower to a challenge entry. Why? Because from my point of view pretty much everything entered in our challenges is, at worst, just a somewhat subpar image. I wasn't always like this; I used to operate from what I conceived as a "higher plane" or something silly like that, where I convinced myself that my personal, aesthetic judgment was in some way, sort of, "absolute": if I didn't like it, it wasn't any good! In effect, I was thinking "DPC has WAY too many water-droplet shots (this was a thing back then) and folks that enter them are just being copycats, there's nothing original here, it's my job to discourage water-droplet shots by giving them 3 or even 2, maybe folks will wake up and realize..." blah blah blah internal monologue continues ad nauseam.

Thankfully, I'm over that now. I recognize that personal preferences (mine, yours, whoever's) are personal preferences, and not some sort of license to lash out against whichever entries don't align with them. The best way to express my preferences is to vote them UP, not to vote the others DOWN. Someone has to do a really aggressive job of being sloppy, off-topic, or just plain offensive to get a really low vote from me. I think THAT's what the "full scale" is for.

This is just my personal story, and everyone's entitled to their own :-)
07/19/2017 08:00:35 PM · #10
If anyone is to grow as a photographer, they need honest feedback. Giving a truly bad shot a 5 (or higher) is not really helping them grow. I don't give very many 1's, but I will give them if I feel it is warranted. I also don't give very many 10's. I base my scores on how good I think the photo is and how well it meets the challenge.
07/19/2017 09:40:40 PM · #11
My personal baseline is 5 and very rarely dips below that. An image has to be pretty shoddy, or very blatantly in-your-face DNMC for me to vote lower. Most entries actually try to meet challenge criteria.
07/20/2017 12:00:50 AM · #12
A person's vote is... well... a person's vote.

And if they are consistent about their vote, I'll take their three if they give me an eight when I earn it.

I start my vote at a six... it goes up and down from there.

I figure a 5.5 is the average... so... if it's met the challenge topic then... it deserves the upper part of average... a 6 instead of a 5.

But, I'll give a 5 to peeps who meet the challenge whose image I really don't like.

Voting here is personal.

Do it.

Do it like you like it.

And stick with it.

:D

07/20/2017 11:58:12 AM · #13
I'm with tuba dad. I use the full scale. Or at least, I try to. Sometimes I skip 1 and 2. It's there, so might as well use it. I'm more interested in my placement, and I find it disappointing to get a high 5 and still end up in the bottom third of a challenge. I find that demotivating, not low votes.
07/20/2017 04:18:09 PM · #14
Pay it forward...vote!!!
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