Are There Rating Spoilers???


I spend quite a bit of time looking at photos here and also adding photos. Almost without exception when I see a good photo that may be gaining views and ratings several votes will soon follow giving low star ratings.

Now, before it is mentioned, I know it is a very subjective process, but even with that in mind it seems low ratings on some of the better photos will show up very quickly.

I realize this will be a difficult question to answer, but after watching closely for several months I am beginning to see a pattern.

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this pattern.



We regularly review the photo voting. There are a few prolific photo voters, and some of them have high standards. We’ve also banned (and removed the votes of) apparent sockpuppets/meatpuppets.


Ok, thanks for the reply. Again, I realize this is a very subjective process and I can see where sock puppets could skew the ratings, so I appreciate the watchful eye.