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02/27/2012 09:14:21 AM · #1
How close do you want it to the perfect 5.5 average?

Votes Cast: 66,380
Avg Vote Cast: 5.4939


Please praise me LOL!!!!

And okay, I showed you mine, now show yours to me!
02/27/2012 09:21:18 AM · #2
You are praised!

I tend to err on the generous side. My average cast has slowly crept upwards while I've been here.
Maybe I'm just Mr. Softie, or perhaps I find something to appreciate in more images. I can probably bring my average down quickly if I start giving 5's or less to all the florals.

Votes Cast: 46,983
Avg Vote Cast: 6.1765
02/27/2012 09:22:22 AM · #3
Votes Cast: 7,824
Avg Vote Cast: 5.6651

This is mine, quite similar to yours (except for the number of votes, of course)
02/27/2012 09:28:40 AM · #4
Votes Cast: 89,768
Avg Vote Cast: 5.2607

The average over my entire six years here looks too harsh relative to the average score for an image. This is a source of frustration for me. My voting average is higher now and in recent years than it was in the first three years. And, more importantly, my range of scores always includes a lot of 10s, 9s and 8s. I would be very happy to have a bar chart to show of the range and quantity of votes cast. And, I'd prefer the stats showed the last year or two or three of votes cast rather than be so anchored to my entire voting history. My average barely budges with additional votes now.

The other thing bothering me is the lower correlation of my set of scores with the challenge results. Used to be I would be highly correlated, especially with the top finishes. Now... not so much. I'm not sure what happened. I guess I must be out of sync with what is excellent photography.

Message edited by author 2012-02-27 09:31:10.
02/27/2012 09:36:46 AM · #5
Votes Cast: 1,851
Avg Vote Cast: 6.0864

The troll has yet to gain control of my facilities.

docpjv, way to go!! You rawk! w00t!!

; )
02/27/2012 09:45:33 AM · #6
Votes Cast: 40,714
Avg Vote Cast: 5.6661

Mine
02/27/2012 09:49:52 AM · #7
Votes Cast: 11,672
Avg Vote Cast: 2.6464

Meh, they're all DNMC to me...
02/27/2012 10:52:27 AM · #8
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Votes Cast: 11,672
Avg Vote Cast: 2.6464

Meh, they're all DNMC to me...

Before anyone hurls sharp objects at him, go look at his actual average of 5.6464
02/27/2012 10:59:25 AM · #9
Votes Cast: 4,645
Avg Vote Cast: 5.6786

02/27/2012 11:07:10 AM · #10
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Votes Cast: 11,672
Avg Vote Cast: 2.6464

Meh, they're all DNMC to me...

Before anyone hurls sharp objects at him, go look at his actual average of 5.6464


You're no fun ;-)
02/27/2012 11:10:15 AM · #11
Votes Cast: 23,755
Avg Vote Cast: 5.4437
02/27/2012 11:11:04 AM · #12

Votes Cast: 11,720
Avg Vote Cast: 5.8846
02/27/2012 11:20:51 AM · #13
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

You're no fun ;-)

I'm actually lots of fun, but you're not my type.
02/27/2012 11:36:55 AM · #14
Votes Cast: 210,718
Avg Vote Cast: 5.3545

I'm reasonably close to an average of 5.5, and probably would be closer if I could vote by tenths. A lot of images get a "5" from me that might otherwise get closer to a 5.5. My average vote given is slowly rising, due to a conscious effort the past few years to give more "benefit of the doubt" to images that seem to be close to the 5.5 mark.
02/27/2012 11:48:12 AM · #15
Votes Cast: 16,584
Avg Vote Cast: 5.4984

Im Closer.... lol =)

02/27/2012 12:25:56 PM · #16
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Votes Cast: 11,672
Avg Vote Cast: 2.6464

Meh, they're all DNMC to me...

Before anyone hurls sharp objects at him, go look at his actual average of 5.6464


You're no fun ;-)

I called him a bastard under my breath.
02/27/2012 01:21:40 PM · #17
Votes Cast: 28,370
Avg Vote Cast: 6.1082

My 6's are 5's!!! ;)
02/27/2012 01:43:03 PM · #18
Votes Cast: 49,309
Avg Vote Cast: 5.5417
02/27/2012 01:53:06 PM · #19
Votes Cast: 9,813
Avg Vote Cast: 5.9260
02/27/2012 01:55:36 PM · #20
Votes Cast: 43,980
Avg Vote Cast: 5.8673
02/27/2012 02:03:16 PM · #21
Votes Cast: 19,482
Avg Vote Cast: 5.4016

I feel a tad mean now :)
02/27/2012 02:09:55 PM · #22
Votes Cast: 48,939
Avg Vote Cast: 5.1309

Quite a low mark given - it would definitely be higher if I had another decimal place to score with. I use the full scale; very rare for me not to give out both 1s and 10s. The way I work is that anything that bores me gets capped at a 5 on the first pass. After I've given all of my marks out (I pretty much score the whole challenge) I then go through each 'grade band' bumping up for such things as technical proficiency - the degree to which that happens depends on the challenge. I'm likely to give more technical bonus points where the challenge itself has pushed people towards a pretty dull net output. In Free Studies, those technical points are less frequent - both because of the 'freedom to be interesting' issue and the fact that I always give out a number of 10s; the 9s I'll be liking less, the 8s less than that and the 7s less still etc.

Wanting to put sufficient distance between the very best images and the pack (in increments) will mean the 5 band is more highly loaded than the 6 band - hence my 5.1309 average given. I knew there was a point to all that rambling.
02/27/2012 03:56:56 PM · #23
Votes Cast: 42,418
Avg Vote Cast: 6.1233

I'm like spiff -- I tend to be on the generous side.

But then again, I don't think the majority of shots on DPC are average. :)
02/27/2012 04:01:02 PM · #24
Votes Cast: 11,015
Avg Vote Cast: 5.8154

Have been tending towards the happy side for the latter 5k votes I'd say.
02/27/2012 04:23:31 PM · #25
Votes Cast: 48,455
Avg Vote Cast: 5.7399

I am like Richard. The first couple of years I averaged 5.5, however the last several years my average has been going up. I have definetly found an appreciation for less than perfect technical images, and have enjoyed more emotive images, rather than just pretty pictures. More emotive images are getting very high marks from me now-a-days, rather than several years ago.
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