Duels and choices

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This is more of a statement than a question. I didn't list under problems because I don't see a way for the Pixoto staff to stop what I see is an issue. We are all here to submit images and get honest rankings. However, there evidently are those that are not here for that reason. I often look at the categories and I go from the leading images to the images that are not doing well. I look at the images and the four visible image duels. There are times that I am shocked when I see a perfectly composed image losing against an image that is out of focus (and not for artistic effect), under or over exposed and with other really obvious flaws. I simply cannot believe that people are honestly voting for the best images when I see this sort of thing. I've said before I am here to see how my images measure up against other images as I am sure others are here for that same reason. Comments or opinions about this subject are welcomed. And to be clear..I am not talking about my images here..I am talking about a lot of different images from several photographers.
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BF Clark

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Ken Danieli

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The incentive offered is to vote, not to vote correctly or with interest. Members who vote are rewarded the same way no matter the effort they put into voting.

Let me qualify that: The faster members vote, the more points they get. So there's a slight incentive to vote carelessly for the subset of members who care more about points than they do about the quality or veracity of their votes.

That said, any one person's assessment of what constitutes a good, smart, or deserved vote is entirely subjective and shouldn't be scrutinized, really.
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BF Clark

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I understand what you are saying Ken and agree to a point but..
We all have eyesight and we all know what is appealing and what isn't. We all understand when a photo is to dark to even make out the subject or so out of focus that the subject is not clear. I am not talking about artistically blurring or under exposing. I am talking about, in some cases, severe camera shake.
I do understand that photography is subjective and we all find different things eye appealing which brings me back to my point. You have to be able to see the subject in order to know if it is eye appealing or not.
I do agree that the voting in rapid succession builds up those credits but how many credits does one need really?
As far as scrutinizing the work..I'm not sure if I can agree with that. If we are supposed to be judging what is the best work shouldn't we at least choose the image we feel is best in the duels?

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