About 100 Points (Do you dare to get 100 points with your picture?)
What are we all about
The 100 Points group is a group about Critique & Exposure.
How do we do that?
Members rate photos available in the pool between 0 - 20 points using whole integers only, please do not use fractions. Once 7 ratings have been made, those will constitute the final score for the submitted photograph, as sum of 5 ratings, neglecting the maximum and minimum score.
Please append the following template to your rating comment:
Where #Y is the your rating order from 1 - 7, and #XX is your rating, remember please to use only whole numbers and no fractions.
Rated <b>XX out of 20</b> in the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/100points/"><b>100 Points</b></a> group.
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For those members using Firefox, one of our admins, www.flickr.com/photos/novikorisnik/ (Spanish)
—You have to be a member to rate and post.
—Must review (rate and give detailed comments) to 7 consecutive photos from the back of the pool (the oldest photos so start at the bottom right corner), before you submit a photo (or all of the photos if the pool is shorter than 7)
—By "detailed", we ask you to say what is good about the photo and what could have been done to improve it.
—One active photo, per person, in the pool at any one time
—Be honest, but polite
—Do not delete reviews, or block users
—Submitting photos isn’t mandatory
—Only one account per member. Alter egos not allowed in the group.
The rules, long version:
—Seven for one
Before you submit a photo, please rate and give detailed comments, from the back of the pool, to at least the last seven consecutive pictures in pool, which do not have seven ratings already. (Start rating images at the bottom right corner)
This will speed up the process, and allow for new photos to be continually submitted. You are, of course, encouraged to rate more, but seven is the absolute minimum.
The only exception on this rule (rate at least 7) is if there are less than 7 photos in the pool—in that case you should rate all of photos available in the pool.
—Submitting photos isn’t mandatory
Submitting photos is entirely optional; if you don’t want to submit a photo, that is fine. We do encourage you to review photos. Remember, your opinion is welcome here!
—Respect the review, don’t change
Changing or deleting a review is forbidden. Modifying the photo, while it's in the pool, is also not allowed.
By entering the group you agree to respect all reviews, be they positive or negative. As long as civility is maintained, we stand by the idea that not all photos are equal, and constructive criticism is beneficial.
As an exception to the last rule, we do realise that behind each photo there is a person; a person who deserves to be treated with the upmost respect and dignity. Be honest yes, but do not be rude. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
—Be honest and detailed
Tell the truth. If you dislike a picture, then that’s fine. Leave a review giving a detailed feedback as to what you don’t like about it, where it’s lacking, etc. On the other hand, if you like a picture, that’s also fine. Leave a detailed review telling us what you like about it. BY detailed we ask you to we ask you to say what is good about the photo and what could have been done to improve it.
Nothing is gained from not telling the truth; also nothing is gained from comments like “it sucks”. One liners are not accepted.
—Blocking users = bad
Do not block reviewers because you disagree with them and their reviews. 100 points is all about diversity of opinion, and as such we frown on the censorship of reviewers in this manner.
—The admins are the sheriffs
Respect the administrators. They are giving up their free time to help something they believe in, so a smile and a kind word won’t go astray.
Most of the time the group runs smoothly. However, they are empowered to preform a wide range of punitive actions on those that maliciously violate the rules.
Play nice, and you will be treated nice.
—When it all goes bad
In case, for some reason, you break one of these rules, then you’ll get a warning, and your photo will be removed. A second time we’ll send the flickr ninjas after you. Or just remove you from the group.
Of course, if you don’t get the message then, and come back and continue to be really stupid, you will be banned, and forever banished from our happy little group. Can you imagine the shame at your next birthday party?
Where do I go from here?
We're glad you asked.
Here are some groups we prepared which shall act as permanent safes for your work of art once they have received their final ratings:
100 Points Safe
If your photograph received up to 59 points, it should immediately be submitted to the approriate group above by directly joining that group. Groups up to and including 50-59 Points are public and anyone can join without administrators' intervention.
However, if your photograph received 60 or more points, you will require an invitation to that pool, please do join the group and wait for an administrator to approve your request. A link in your request to the photograph you are submiting would be helpful.
The 60+ pools are by invitation only to prevent abuses (no offence but there is always someone playing the system.)
Admins reserve the right to be obnoxious & demeaning at our discretion. Our discretion will be limited to anyone abusing the rules, trying to take advantage of the group, or tries to influence a higher rating for a photograph.
We reserve the right to change the rules. Any significant changes will be with plenty of notice, so no surprises. However minor changes (to improve readability or to clarify an unclear matter) will occur when deemed necessary without prior notice. A written copy is available upon submission of a message in a bottle sent to the desert island of 100 Points HQ.
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Accepted safety levels: