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05/27/2011 02:09:41 PM · #1
Hello,

I currently have (had) an image in a challenge that was likely to become my 2nd best. Over the last few hours, it crashed. I know this happens to many of you. People work very hard to enter an image, only to have it trolled. I know this won't help much but for the next 90 days, I'm changing my scale.

A 5 is now my lowest score. 6 and 7 is average. 8 and 9 is good. 10 is my highest...duh !

Thanks,

KS

05/27/2011 02:21:27 PM · #2
I've been using 6 as the average for some time now. I figure enough people treat 5 as their average that it neutralizes out to a 5.5. I will still usually give out a handful of 4's and a couple of 3's in most challenges, however.
05/27/2011 02:27:35 PM · #3
I have a 5.54 voting avg now. I do hand out some 4s and even a 1 once in awhile. Not for 90 days at least. I'll likely keep my new scale after 90 days.

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I've been using 6 as the average for some time now. I figure enough people treat 5 as their average that it neutralizes out to a 5.5. I will still usually give out a handful of 4's and a couple of 3's in most challenges, however.
05/27/2011 02:28:22 PM · #4
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I've been using 6 as the average for some time now. I figure enough people treat 5 as their average that it neutralizes out to a 5.5. I will still usually give out a handful of 4's and a couple of 3's in most challenges, however.


and an occassional 10

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05/27/2011 02:29:44 PM · #5
I'm going to have trouble voting on that llama challenge.
05/27/2011 03:03:21 PM · #6
I wonder if a voting scale similar to what photosig.com has with theirs would help people vote more fairly. Instead of just plain numbers you have words under the numbers. Something like this:

1 ********* 2***** 3**** 4 ***** 5**** 6 ***** 7******* 8****** 9 10
offensive * below average * average * above average * Outstanding

It doesn't seem like we should have to point this out to people, but I think people just throw out 1's to people just because they don't like the image when really it should be reserved IMO for truly offensive(in poor taste)images. I know to some a picture of a baby or a wine glass may be considered offensive, but come on people!
05/27/2011 04:28:53 PM · #7
Of course you realize that by raising the average vote you are making the people shooting for the brown just work all the harder to really offend your senseabilities?
05/27/2011 05:06:56 PM · #8
Well to help balance out the giddy voters, I'll change my scale as well. 5 will be my new 10. 1 will be my new 5.
05/27/2011 05:08:56 PM · #9
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Well to help balance out the giddy voters, I'll change my scale as well. 5 will be my new 10. 1 will be my new 5.


So you're the one... :P
05/27/2011 05:12:09 PM · #10
Bell shaped normal distribution curve using all the numbers. After nearly 75,000 votes cast, I am consistent and not likely to change my voting scale.

Message edited by author 2011-05-27 17:13:48.
05/27/2011 05:13:03 PM · #11
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Well to help balance out the giddy voters, I'll change my scale as well. 5 will be my new 10. 1 will be my new 5.


So you're the one... :P


I do what I can. Someone needs to put a stop to John's 21.gif jmritz strangle hold at the bottom!
05/27/2011 05:18:43 PM · #12
10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease
05/27/2011 05:55:49 PM · #13
Originally posted by posthumous:

10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease


lol

Message edited by author 2011-05-27 17:57:42.
05/27/2011 06:05:52 PM · #14
Originally posted by posthumous:

10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease


Rapturous scale! Crystal clear.
With one clarification: is "nice" a notch better than "cool"? Or vice versa?
05/27/2011 06:13:34 PM · #15
Maybe he meant "niiiiice"
05/27/2011 06:14:09 PM · #16
Originally posted by mariuca:

Originally posted by posthumous:

10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease


Rapturous scale! Crystal clear.
With one clarification: is "nice" a notch better than "cool"? Or vice versa?


I agree -- I'd switch around nice and cool. "nice" is what my husband uses to mean everything from "that really sucks!" to "that's the most wonderful thing on the face of the planet!" :D

Message edited by author 2011-05-27 18:14:30.
05/27/2011 06:32:20 PM · #17
Have to add that by this Practical and concise scale my average mark ovarall is MEH.1
Thus my concern about a hopeful but improbable step up.
05/27/2011 06:36:04 PM · #18
How about ...

1. omg wtf

just for balance!! or is this too confusing? :)

05/27/2011 06:37:20 PM · #19
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Maybe he meant "niiiiice"


i disagree...he had no problem phoneticizing "please"

i agree that cool and nice should be switched.
05/27/2011 07:12:31 PM · #20
Originally posted by posthumous:

10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease


LOL, I like your scale much better!
05/27/2011 07:39:28 PM · #21
When I've been voting, I've made 7 the new 6, but I've also made 3 the new 4. Why? It means my vote makes more difference. If you constantly voted 4-6 all the time you aren't differentiating the images much based on your score. If you use all 1-10 scoring, you do so much more. Previously I did a lot of 4-7 stuff with a small amount of 8-10 thrown in. Now I'm trying to do 3-8 with some 9-10 stuff.
05/27/2011 07:47:22 PM · #22
Originally posted by posthumous:

10. omg wtf
9. awesome
8. rad
7. nice
6. cool
5. meh
4. eh
3. whatever
2. gross
1. puh-lease


I agree that nice is rather conventional, cool has more poise and therefore they should be switched. Also, I'm not sure I understand the difference between meh and eh?
05/27/2011 07:49:49 PM · #23
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Also, I'm not sure I understand the difference between meh and eh?


'm'
05/27/2011 07:51:10 PM · #24
Originally posted by kenskid:

Hello,

I currently have (had) an image in a challenge that was likely to become my 2nd best. Over the last few hours, it crashed. I know this happens to many of you. People work very hard to enter an image, only to have it trolled. I know this won't help much but for the next 90 days, I'm changing my scale.

A 5 is now my lowest score. 6 and 7 is average. 8 and 9 is good. 10 is my highest...duh !

Thanks,

KS

Totally agree
05/27/2011 07:52:17 PM · #25
I don't why people are resistant to giving out 10s and 1s. If the photo is very good and I find a connection to it or it is expertly captured (it doesn't have to be perfect) I will often give a 9 or 10. If the photo is really bad and it is clear no effort was put in, I am fine giving a 1-3.

Remember, the voting scale is already rated for use 1 = bad and 10 = good. No more, no less.

Message edited by author 2011-05-27 19:59:55.
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