Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith
What criteria do you all think makes sense when rating photos?
Here's what makes sense to me: If I want a critique on my work I'll ask for it by posting images in the "critique these images" section.
Else... this arbitrary system of "rating" images is for the birds and is but one of the reasons I'm just not sure that I'm going to participate as much in this new forum as the old one.
Sour grapes? Not at all. Consider that on GG there was a rule that said that in order to critique an image you had to either (a) post an image or (b) have a portfolio where others could see, and therefore self-validate, your abilities as a photographer. Now, there is no such reality check.
I liken this to the episodes we had of wanna-be monthly winners trashing the other models - too much potential for bad juju and not enough up side.
No, this is one of the "features" of this new forum that could go bye-bye and not be missed by many, I think.