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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:18 PM

This is just a pleasant bit of nonsense. When you upload your pic, a list of votes (those who click to say they like it) and views (people who view it, but dont vote, I assume) is kept. This ratio for me seems to be averaging about 25%. For every 4 views I get a vote. Just wondering what others ratios were.

Mike

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dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108371 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:29 PM

Dunno!
I never look.

*EDIT Seems to 12.4%.

Last Modified By dougv at 1 Aug 2007 - 12:32 PM
catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 12:35 PM

Oh, I so agree with you mip007, there are so many more people that are viewing rather than voting or commenting. My better shots that take days to struggle to a readers choice get on average 30 % and my shots of boats etc that people don't like so much get maybe 20%. I always view the percentages as a better gauge than votes. Having said that , I do admit going off on missions viewing pic's in people's albums and dont click comment on everyone

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:41 PM

What I would really like to know is why the people who look don't vote. I think that would be more useful than the typical comments that come with a vote.

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101455 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:46 PM

My ratio varies from a couple of percent to over 50. The low ratio ones tend to have a very high viewing figure compared to others.

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108371 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:51 PM


Quote: What I would really like to know is why the people who look don't vote.

Perhaps when they have a closer look they decide it isn't worth a vote?
Who knows?

Remember that when the moderators look through the gallery to check that things are as they should be, then a vote will register for each moderator that visits.
So if all of the moderators visit the same photos the views will go up, but they will not necessarily get a vote.

catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 12:57 PM

How many moderators are there so I can deduct that from my tally ? *Joke* ...please don't take a fence

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:57 PM


Quote: why the people who look don't vote.

It would be safe to pressume that they did not like it enough.......Sad

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:01 PM

The point I was trying to make Doug was that there could be useful and constructive criticism from some of the non-voters.

Lou_C
Lou_C  7755 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:09 PM

I'll hold my hands up and say I view but often dont vote. But thats because as I see it the vote is for photos you think are excellent. And I dont think I have the knowledge or expertise to comment on most photos, I just know what I like and what I dont.

I do use other sites where the voting is on a scale of 1-5, and I do find I vote on virtually every photograph there

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014749 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:10 PM

popular subjects = lower %
unpopular = higher %

i.e. Loads of people look at sunsets but don't always click

Few people look at "specialist" subjects (power stations) but more comment and click.

say 20-30% usually

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108371 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:18 PM


Quote: there could be useful and constructive criticism from some of the non-voters.

Yes, I see what you are saying.
It is always better to have some form of feedback so you can try and understand what people like or don't about your photos.

I don't actually find the stats are any use to me at all.
After all, as I say when I come along to check things in the gallery then it registers a view which skews the stats.
If they don't give a true representation then I don't think they are worth bothering about.

I know some people like to look at them and that's fine.
I gave up long ago trying to understand why some people use the gallery in the way they do.
Smile

catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 1:18 PM

sorry ade_mcfade .. I disagree.

my flowers get plus of 30

my other boat pic's get much less

that kinda busts the click clique theory too.

Lou_C
Lou_C  7755 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:25 PM

Just our of curiosity how do you find out how many views there have been?

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 1:26 PM


Quote: Just our of curiosity how do you find out how many views there have been?

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