What Are Your Voting Criteria?

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Barry Twycross Veteran Member • Posts: 4,671
Re: What Are Your Voting Criteria?

If it's off topic, it scores 1/2*.

If it's on topic it gets another 1/2 a star straight off.

If it's reasonable technical quality it gets another 1/2* straight off.

So a reasonable on topic image gets 1.5* before I look at it.

Then I look at it an go with a gut feel:

2* good

3* very good

4* exceptionally good.

5* Wow!!

I think I've only ever given 3 x 5*s, out of 22696 votes (0.001%).

I also give half stars between those. I'll scrutinize the technical quality, and may knock off stars for flaws. Ridiculously large files get scrutinized extra hard because they annoy me.

If I end up without any 4.5* images, I'll look at my highest rated and promote one or two, so I have a distribution from at least 4.5-1.5*.

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