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fresherjohn - on 18 May 2012
I really dont understand this forum sometimes.
I just uploaded a photo I took wednesday morning and 10minutes after its visible, someone voted it as 1.

Now it might not be the greatest photo ever taken, or even good, but I dont understand why someone would bother to give a shot 1?
If I think somethings not very well framed/sharp/interesting I look for one i like.

am i the only one?
The Lemming - on 18 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

Yes you are the only one.

This has never been discussed before.
davidbeynon - on 18 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

I think there are some people who do nothing else, and quite a few who use it to bring the average "score" down if they think something is overrated.

I have one pic with exactly 2 votes - a 5 and a 1. I don't think it deserved either of them.

sheep - on 18 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

Welcome to UKC Photos :)

As i remember, on Weds morning, someone had given every picture on the front page a 1 or 2. Why bother? Dunno.
fresherjohn - on 18 May 2012
it just made me a bit sad and i needed to vent.

thanks to the kind people who just voted to cheer me up.
:)
right its poets day. that'll do.
Simon Caldwell - on 20 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:
I'm guessing it was the biking photo? Someone seems to gain fulfillment by voting 1 for all photos in the biking gallery.
The Pylon King on 20 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

So why have the option to vote 1 if people get upset if somebody does vote 1?

Of what use is it to use numbers to say you think a photo is either poor, average or great?

mental

THE VOTING SYSTEM IS BOLLOX.

Free yourself and disable it. I have.
Simon Caldwell - on 21 May 2012
In reply to Formerly Known as Pylon King:
> Of what use is it to use numbers to say you think a photo is either poor, average or great?

It allows votes to be averaged.

> disable it. I have

No you haven't. Unless you mean that you now use Flickr instead :-)
The Pylon King on 21 May 2012
In reply to Toreador:

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> No you haven't. Unless you mean that you now use Flickr instead :-)

yes i have.
Alyson - on 21 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn: It looks very much as if the biker has been photoshopped in! Could just be the light but there's a very surreal quality to it, and the dimensions look odd compared to how high oilseed rape grows. Maybe the person who voted 1 thought it was a stitch job? Either way I wouldn't worry too much about what other people think.
fresherjohn - on 21 May 2012
I'm not bothered by what other people think, just disappointed in peoples behaviour.
i'll take the photoshop comment as a compliment, but will add another shot just in case :)
I was amazed how high the rapeseed was I'm 6foot and it was above my waist. Nick in the photo is 6'3"!
Fraser on 21 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

> I'm not bothered by what other people think..

> ...it just made me a bit sad and i needed to vent.

You can't have it both ways. I don't have a problem with receiving 1s, I really just upload here to let climbing friends see their pix. Like all forms of art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's a good thing that everyone has different opinions.
Arjen - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Alyson:
It's a panning shot, you move the camera with the moving object, causing the object to be sharp(ish), and the background blurred.

Maybe the farmer of said field saw your picture?
Alyson - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Arjen: I don't think the background looks especially blurred! Maybe I have low standards :(

I think what was bothering me was that the bike is so high relative to the rapeseed, which I presume is because he was jumping. I guess it looks bizarre because you can't really see that he's off the ground.
Mark Kemball - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Formerly Known as Pylon King:
> (In reply to Toreador)
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> yes i have.

No you haven't! I've just voted on one of your pics.
Mark Kemball - on 22 May 2012
In reply to davidbeynon:
> (In reply to fresherjohn)

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> I have one pic with exactly 2 votes - a 5 and a 1. I don't think it deserved either of them.

How can you tell what people have voted? Surely you only see the average? (3.0)
Mark Kemball - on 22 May 2012
In reply to fresherjohn:

> I just uploaded a photo I took wednesday morning and 10minutes after its visible, someone voted it as 1.


Looking at the pic amd the comment underneath, I think the vote was more to do with the voter's attitude to your subject than to the quality of the pic.

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