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07-14-2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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I was wondering what people (moderators, members, whoever) thought of the PEG judging process? This is supposed to be a gallery of great photography, yet so many of the accepted submissions end up getting 3 stars (or less!) when voted on by the other PEG photographers.

How can these photos be getting 2 and 3 star votes when a majority of the judges think they are great photographs? Is it jealousy from the other PEG voters?

There are also so many insect macros and bird photographs there. Is it just that the macro and bird photographers here are so much better than the rest of us? Or do the judges just like macro and birds more than any other subject?

Would be interested to hear any thoughts on the subject.

07-14-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Tell me about it.
I think the PEG process is very good - streamline and a robust consensus process for image judging, but the forum's image rating system is a totally separate issue.
It's out of anyone's control other than those members who bother to rate the images.
I have plenty of 1,2 and 3 star images in my gallery, including my own PEG entries, and personally couldn't care less about the rating. Means zero to me - not enough people take the time to rate images for it to be of any particular value.

As for macro/bird work, no they're of no higher value than landscape or portrait work, but you can't do anything about what goes into the gallery if the majority of entries are indeed bird and macro images! Certainly not enough landsdcape work being entered and therefore accepted...

The gallery is only as good as its submissions.
07-14-2011, 03:51 AM   #3
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This is why most sites don't even do ratings nowadays- they've all gone over to "Like" systems. You might have noticed it on the forums already instead of thread ratings, but it's not over in the gallery (yet).

Only veteran forum members can vote in the exclusive gallery, so it's sort of strange indeed.

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