How to improve vote quality...

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How about this idea. Before a new user can vote for the first time, they should:
A. Read a short tutorial about photo quality. Exposure, focus, sharpness, composition, etc, etc..
B. Take a voting test. Give them a pre selected set of images and make sure they are not voting way outside the norm.
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Tom Shope

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Posted 6 years ago

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Cailin

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How about personal taste? Doesn't THAT count? For example, I hate posed, studio photos, no matter how good they are technically. So am I supposed to ignore that and vote "nicely" to please the Pixoto team?
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Tom Shope

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I hate posed studio photos too. I'd still vote for one over a blurry picture of a trash can. I think personal taste should definitely play a role. However, some guidance for voting might be a good thing for everyone. People should be considering both content quality AND technical quality. Some people may well benefit from some guidance on what technical quality constitutes. I don't think it's good for people to vote 100% based on technical quality OR content quality. Both should be considered.
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Pixoto is a unique photo contest. It's primarily a popularity contest for best impact. That is at least when it works. Unfortunately a lot of people don't care about their votes. Some I suspect even vote consistently for the WORST image in hopes that it will help their image. I read where the new system is geared to evaluate your voting using "honey pot" duels and take action if you are consistently off. Good idea, I hope it works.
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why should people take a test......if they vote outside the norm Pixoto has systems in place
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Ron

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I think the reason the original poster suggested a test is to verify that voters understand image judging criteria. Making sure that members understand the "how" and "how to" of judging image quality is not necessarily a bad thing.

When I vote I try to break it down into three main categories.

  1. Composition (how well the subject matter is composed in terms of horizon, using rule of thirds, breaking the rules, etc),
  2. Technique (Exposure, focus, sharpness, etc),

  3. Image Impact (Does the image leap off the screen? Lead you into it? Appeal to your personal taste or desires?)

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Tom Shope

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Well said.

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