OK, here we go again. We've read almost every thread on this subject going back a few years and here is a proposal that we'd like to get some feedback on: New Ratings System would consist of 4 categories and a scale of 1-7 for each: 1.) aesthetics 2.) originality 3.) technique 4.) processing In effort to encourage critiques if a photo is rated below a certain threshold for each (threshold TBD for each), rater must offer a critique on why he/she feels it rates that way. Of course critique field will remain open for ratings above that threshold (as we don't want to discourage critiques) BUT it would be required if you wish as a rater to rate below the threshold. See below for adjusted proposal based on feedback for photos submitted for ratings AND critique. Those photographers that wish to only submit their photos for rating would only get feedback in form of ratings as noted above. *Votes in poll can be changed as proposal evolves and is discussed. Admires will still be there for a quick rate as it is today.