What's the point?

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You go out and take a fast car at a race circuit, pan the shot, shoot at 1/60th get the car perfectly sharp, the wheels moving and real blurred background. The shot, which takes a lot of practice to perfect, loses on here to poorly composed rubbish that's not even sharp!

You then take a long exposure using an ND, get it nicely exposed with a lot of water movement or whatever, and it loses to a poorly composed burnt out image that's also out of focus.

I see no point in continuing on this website - it is just not for serious photographers.
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Iain Cathro

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Hello Iain, we are sorry you are frustrated. We appreciate your feedback.

We have a system that would flag and prevent from voting users that vote carelessly and/or irregularly.

We hope this helps.
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The rank of an image is not determined by 1 person nor 1 inidividual vote.
If your image loses to another image, that is just one users opinion, but it is the collection of multiple users opinions over time that ranks your image. This gives you the most unbiased ranking as possible. That is the point.

If you prefer a single users opinion and hope they vote how you would like them to vote every time, this site is not for you. That would be biased and in my opinion have no point.

However, let me say this: if you feel like you can better differentiate between a good and image and a bad one, every time you vote the system balances out. You can only believe in the system as much as you can believe in YOUR ability to vote.

We might not agree with every single individual vote, but collectively everything all works out. Also note that if a good image loses to a bad one, the users credibility diminishes and the impact that user has on image scores is negligible and in many cases completely ignored,

So I would argue that this site is really for professionals rather than any site where a user just clicks “like” which is more there to boost your ego. We aren’t in the ego business, we are in the photogropahy business. Don’t focus on individual votes. Focus on the image score over time. It works.