Posted: 2008-07-23 00:17:00
Hmm interesting as I was looking up on Marianne's, my neighbor from the southerly province of our lightbulb pioneer, Anton Philips. instead, I noticed the 1st ever description of Moderator on Andreas... oooh, what a delight, its like seeing a "fireman" around with a bushfire behind me...:)
I guess when in any Forum or site, rating another can be a game, excitement, inspiration as well as motivating both ways, positively & deliberate negativity... which is sad & uncalled among adults.
Yes, rating should be viewed as a form of appreciation in recognizing efforts made to captivate through the lens with a given aptitude to a skillful interpretation. That said, it can conjure controversy among talented critics as well as raise hopes to young novices learning beauty through the lens with or without a tripod at hand. I believe, to dispel all forms of disputes and ill-meant grading of each other at any opportunity, and wanting to pursue transparency, a full coming forward in addressing it should leave no doubts of the goals intended.
I have no qualms either when voting or rating a well snapped & deserving shot with a rating I clearly understand as respectable, to one that clearly earns no more for lack of substance, quality left aside due to professional material involved or lack of, the name by default should simply appear after the vote is given.
Why should anyone feel ashamed of his/her rating? It will also prove a level of consistency with a clear pattern as the person is judged for unbiased neutrality with objectivity shown.
I hope, we all look at the content(s) and substance exposed within and/or from the angle taken to project quality with depth given before it was snapped, that's where the keen eye will determine without the preview of the author or his/her standings in the GS Blog or the contributions past or as of late that appeared interesting or otherwise.
This will allow many to give themselves a chance too at being bold and allowing themselves to increase their valued or increase their experience with a forgiven appraisal desired by all involved.
I look forward to good snaps and bad shots becoming less resulting from the transparency striven for.