Sorry to give another "10" out but this is a beautiful album. There are quite a few that get overlooked due to too many "10's" being given out, I agree.
I like your scale except for 1 and 2. There are photos that may deserve a 1 or 2 vote, but not because I am angry at them or hate them. I would suggest: 2-Photo is blurry or does not apply to page, (not another...this is my car in the parking lot!). 1-Poor photo, can't even tell what I'm looking at. Ones, twos, or threes can be viewed in the 10 Worst Rated Pictures Album. I certainly wouldn't say I hate the people that have photos in that album!
But you agree with #3?
3. Were you smoking crack when you uploaded this thing?
The point is that I don't vote anything 1, 2, or 3.
(Unless the picture is of a crack pipe.)
I think it is important to use the entire 10 point scale. Therefore, I do vote 1...2...or 3 occasionally. I like your descriptions for each number, but would choose different words for 1, 2, and 3.
i thought 1 and 2 were funny...
The fact is, people disagree on the score. I have had the same photo rated from 7 to 10, with both being given by very competent persons. So let's not be too harsh on anybody. Better to give some helpful suggestions.
Tough love is sometimes the best "advice". Anyway with drugs as rampent as they are today, statistically speaking, some people WERE probably smoking crack when they uploaded a few of their photos. Think of my 3 vote as a "Just Say No" campaign for better SP photos.
I don't agree with an analysis that arbitrarily arrives at the conclusion that no more than 50 images on SP are suitable for the description "Absolutely stunning, magazine quality, pro photographer or should be". I also believe it's important to include the image caption as an element of the rating system. I do agree that the ratings are inflated, but things seem to sort themselves out in the end.--mark d.
No there are more than 50, it's just that I've only found 50 so far. I've added 25 or so to this gallery in the last couple of months as I've stumbled upon hidden gems.
But I would say there's only around 200-400 of them. These are the ones I'd like to see float to the top of the stack when I browse Images!
agree with your view on this, a 10 vote seems often to be arbitrarily given to many photos, including my own. Personally I try to only give 10s if the photographer quite clearly put some effort into taking the photo, not just doing a point-and-click job on something that was already pretty. Anybody can do that. So if the composition was thought about, or the colours were made to come out really well, or they had to abseil into a crevice first then I'm going to up my vote.
As an update to my own comment, I've altered my opinion recently to also give 10s also to some shots that provide useful or interesting yet-to-be documented information about a mountain or route. As someone wisely said 'this isn't a photography site'.