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01/19/2006 06:13:19 PM · #26
Originally posted by dudephil:

... My average for votes given is 7.31 and from what I see this is way too high compared to most users. I am curious as to how most of you come to your number. I've been using more or less a scholastic type grading scale, with the 10 being 100 percent or A to A+, 9 being 90 percent or B, and so on. I rarely give anything under a 5 as I don't see how many photos could deserve less than that via the grading scale that I use (there are definitely some but not many). I don't base my vote any other photo in the challenge but on the merits of each individual photo itself.

Am I going about this all wrong? If so, how should I go about grading images? Thanks for any help I can get.

A scholastic rating scale is perfect. Your average is more in line with the actual quality of imagery at this site.

For a very long time I used to try and score like everyone else and actually got good at it. I wish my average were more like yours now.

Message edited by author 2006-01-19 18:14:45.
01/24/2006 07:13:00 PM · #27
He is right there. It is the right thing to do, to vote for either all or none of the pictures for else scoring is not compareable.
I would like the persentage to be higher to let ones vote have a meaning. Vote for all or nothing.
I had a discussion with a member who gives wery low votes. If say, he only gives 25% of the pictures his votes, the rest is a lot better off not having voted for. So again, all or nothing is what I say. (three times I said it and I will say it again if you want me to :-))
Originally posted by PaulE:

It's a tough balance. I too am fairly new to it. My solution has been to commit (to myself) to vote for every image in a challenge if I vote at all. In my books this is the only way I can be sure my judgement influences the results fairly. Of course it means a hell of a time commitment when there are a lot of challenge submissions.

Everyone seems to have a different scoring system. Mine works as follows: I start with a base of five, and then go up or down based on composition, technical quality, punch, balance, fit to challenge, focus, etc... This means that 10s and 1s from me are very rare. I wind up with a bit of a bell-curve distribution that could look contrived, but do apply my judgement to each individual shot.

Now to find a challenge to submit to myself.

01/24/2006 07:35:00 PM · #28
Everyone votes differently. As long as you're consistant with yourself, all is good.
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