l._david_tomei1 Posted May 7, 2007 Share Posted May 7, 2007 I have been reading the various threads on the rating system here on photo.net and I suspect that many members may have a different opinion about what is Average. I checked my average for about 3000 ratings and it is 4.07 for Originality and 4.23 for Aesthetics. This means that I normally give a 4 to an aesthetically good photograph, and a bit better than 4 to a photograph that exhibits average expected originality. However, I see rather nasty comments posted by members saying "how dare you give a 4 to a good photograph by a good photographer?" It seems to me that 4/4 is average and that if a members average rating of others is significantly above 4, then there is a problem. Either the member is rating only photos that are clearly better than average in order not to make any enemies out there (and therefore may attract vindictive low rating), or perhaps average photos are just not that interesting; or there may be the feeling that being "average" is tantamount to being a failure so photos that are just good average photos get 5's, 6's, or even higher. So, I am curious, what is the average of your ratings given to others? ...and is a "good" photograph an "average" photograph? David Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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