Screenshot star rating

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by Thuglifejunior | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Hello out there my other family, hope you are all doing well and your families are healthy as they can be, which I hope is very healthy...the question I have is about the screenshot star rating, at first it stopped working, then we had sort of a system going where 2 1/2 was the norm, 3 was very good, and 3 1/2 was excellent...now yesterday 27 April, I come on and there is 5 stars everywhere, I mean I think the shots that did get the 5 stars deserve the 5 stars and, please don't get me wrong, I have never had a fiver and to get one I feel honored as hell, its just seeing all the fivers hanging aout, it seems this is just too good to be true, was there a hiccup in the rating system, did someone go Star crazy...Sitr Crazy..get it Star..Stir...aaaah forget it, but you know what I mean, I mean you open up the screenshot gallery and there is 4 x 5 star desktops there, its just I haven't seen a fiver since I started, a year ago and now all of a sudden they are all over.....so I suppose all I am asking before I start celebrating are these ratings for real or was it just a hiccup...thanks eveyrone......the one, the only...the Thug


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WOM
Reply #1 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:01 PM

 Got me, might have been a hiccup in the system or some buds all gave out 5 star ratings and that boosted the score.  Who knows.  Lets see what other Mods or Admins have to say.

Lantec
Reply #2 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:04 PM

We can rate screenshots?

 

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:05 PM

OTHER family? 

Some nerve! You mean there's life away from here?    Some nerve! You've ALWAYS been ya big galoot!

No hiccup here...but, after reading that "other family" remark, don't be surprised if the rating starts going down.

*doc thinks Thugs karma might *magically* disappear, also. Note to self: Contact Zubaz about this. 

Sc4rfy
Reply #4 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:09 PM

 

 Got me, might have been a hiccup in the system or some buds all gave out 5 star ratings and that boosted the score.  Who knows.  Lets see what other Mods or Admins have to say.

The same thing yesterday is happened not only in screenshot section...some uploads are go up 2 and half star in one night

cplair
Reply #5 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:30 PM

 

How many times have people bitched about low ratings?

I say enjoy the high ratings while you can.

 

Thuglifejunior
Reply #6 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:35 PM

Thanks everyone for the replys, I knew it would be quick, but not this quick, thats what I love about this forum, you post and you get answered, its like a direct concersation you know...........

We can rate screenshots?
Ha Ha Ha HA hA hA...awesome Lantec, bloody awesome, had me openly giggling there......
*doc thinks Thugs karma might *magically* disappear, also. Note to self: Contact Zubaz about this.
....Doc you know you don't want to got to twar with the thug, I will use the power of the screenshot gallery to bring you down, I have some powerful allies there, you and the Zub won't stand a chance, but since you are really "CLOSE FAMILY"...I will give this one chance to apologize for the big galoot comment and for the wanting to steal my karma, one chance thats all you get Doc, lay down yopur arms and come quietly or die a thousand deaths...its up to you....its entirely up to you

Thuglifejunior
Reply #7 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:37 PM

Shhhhhhhhhh, just enjoy it kiddies!

Thats what I was gonna do, but you know what its like you just have to know the truth, the truth sets you free, you know and all that other bull Ha Ha Ha Ha...but I desperately need to know...I mean all those fivers in the SS gallery, C'mon CP its unheard of.....isn't it??????

DrJBHL
Reply #8 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:04 PM

Thuglifejunior
Thanks everyone for the replys, I knew it would be quick, but not this quick, thats what I love about this forum, you post and you get answered, its like a direct concersation you know...........We can rate screenshots? Ha Ha Ha HA hA hA...awesome Lantec, bloody awesome, had me openly giggling there......*doc thinks Thugs karma might *magically* disappear, also. Note to self: Contact Zubaz about this. ....Doc you know you don't want to got to twar with the thug, I will use the power of the screenshot gallery to bring you down, I have some powerful allies there, you and the Zub won't stand a chance, but since you are really "CLOSE FAMILY"...I will give this one chance to apologize for the big galoot comment and for the wanting to steal my karma, one chance thats all you get Doc, lay down yopur arms and come quietly or die a thousand deaths...its up to you....its entirely up to you

Well....since you put it that way, sweety...

 

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:05 PM

War?

Snowman
Reply #10 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:15 PM

cplair

How many times have people bitched about low ratings?

Far too many times!!

I can't wait for the rating system to be a thing of the past!

I personally think that screenshots shouldn't been able to rate - nor count in the overall download count.
Why download a screenshot?!?!

Whenever I push a screenshot through the mod-queue, I always add the same rating - 2½ stars - despite what it shows.
Because screenshots are just that - screenshots.
Setting up a desktop and pressing the printscreen button requires no skills. Anyone can do that.

DrJBHL
Reply #11 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:49 PM

Snowy, first let me say that though my opinion differs, I respect yours and your right to it.

I believe the screen shot gallery gives the nonartists a creative outlet too. Not everyone can afford graphics programs nor have they had the training to use them effectively.

They do, however have a love of the GUI software and an eye for esthetics, enthusiasm and a wish to say the sincerest thank you they can, and that's by using the artist's skins in various combinations and with various walls.

They are, it can be argued, SD's most effective advertising..."See what you can do, also?".

Incidentally, I expect you feel the same about the Suites Gallery, even though Philly (for one) has expended a lot of time and effort to synthesize the Themes: All their component parts to make downloading the relevant parts so much easier for those desiring a 'uniform' look to their desktops. Certainly that Community Service and Spirit should be reflected in his ratings, no? Well then, so it should also in the Screenshots Gallery.

Thuglifejunior
Reply #12 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:59 PM

You know Snowman I think the general message in your statement is right, anyone can do a screenshot....but in some there  is a lot of skill involved, some people even go as far as designing a wall to go with the skin, plus I don't think it is that easy to get the layout that you want, some people have the eye and some don't, I go about designing my desktops like I would a letterhead logo or a magazine cover, I put a lot of effort into my desktops, really I do, I am a qualified, International diploma'ed Technical Illustrator, I have been a manager of various depts, I have ben a sub contractor for most of my life in the graphic design game, and I know how much time and effort that I put inot my desktops, so yes you are right that just ANYONE can push the button and print a screenshot, but not everyone can go about it in a professional manner, and I see a quite a few who do do this, so I think in that aspect you are wrong....but everyone is entitled to his /her opinion.....and also I think that people got this whole message wrong, I was asking in a celebratory manner, I have never had 5 stars for a screenshot, its the only honor I haven't had in the gallery, so I wasn't bitching or complaining, I was just stunned and couldn't believe it was true, you know so I could phone my Dad and have bragging rights over him Ha Ha Ha Ha,,,that was all I wanted to know...could I celebrate or not, bu6t thanks for your opinion my friend, although I think you arer wrong in the way your mesaage was put across, but again, everyone is entitled to his opinon, and I thank you for yours...bye the Thug

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:31 PM

I was asking in a celebratory manner, I have never had 5 stars for a screenshot, its the only honor I haven't had in the gallery, so I wasn't bitching or complaining, I was just stunned and couldn't believe it was true, you know so I could phone my Dad and have bragging rights over him Ha Ha Ha Ha,,,that was all I wanted to know..

Far as I'm concerned, the screenie gallery and the monthly desktops of the Forums are the heart and soul of this place. The galleries don't allow the social interaction that the monthly desktop thread does...but both have thier place. TLJ, Cp, OnkelTommy, and everyone in the gallery is special to me. I hope it survives because of its importance to SD and the Community.

karmat
Reply #14 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:07 PM

I wish I had a screenie right now to upload, I'd love to see a !   My desktop for the past couple months has been as scattered as my brain!!! Enjoy all those stars everyone!

Thuglifejunior
Reply #15 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:33 PM

Far as I'm concerned, the screenie gallery and the monthly desktops of the Forums are the heart and soul of this place. The galleries don't allow the social interaction that the monthly desktop thread does...but both have thier place. TLJ, Cp, OnkelTommy, and everyone in the gallery is special to me. I hope it survives because of its importance to SD and the Community.

Hear, Hear Doc, I also believe that the SS gallery has a special place here, it would be a shame to take it away, but Snowman isn't the only Mod to think that this is a waste of space, but what can you do, they have there right to there opinions, its just a shame they are in a place where they could influence the decision, buts that life I guess, I've learnt the hard way that life isn't fair and sometimes you just have to say...What the F#$#@....and get on with it, I will still be a loyal WC family member either way, I just won't be such a happy family memeber Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha cheers Doc, and thanks for the kind and generous words for the gallery and for us, thank you mate, you rock

DrJBHL
Reply #16 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:42 PM

 Dale...you, Mike, Curtis, Mark and Ed were my first friends here...and blood is thicker than water. I'll always have your back, mate. Count on it.

cplair
Reply #17 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:46 PM

Doc - Dale!

While I agree with you both with all my heart about the true hidden contribution that the screen shot gallery gives this site and to it's members, let's not forget the original purpose and current concern of this post.

So you were saying that the ratings are too high now, is that right?

OK, so what's the problem?

  

I wish I had a screenie right now to upload, I'd love to see a

 Hell, me too!

 

Hankers
Reply #18 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:46 PM

I also believe that the SS gallery has a special place here, it would be a shame to take it away, but Snowman isn't the only Mod to think that this is a waste of space

What gave you the idea that the SS gallery was being taken away or 'a waste of space'?

 

I can't wait for the rating system to be a thing of the past!

That was talking about the 'rating' system and nothing more.

I don't see where 'any' mod has said the SS gallery is 'a waste of space'.

DrJBHL
Reply #19 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:24 PM

Dale, Jr.  put a 'bug' on the mod stealth rock and recorded everything.

cplair
Reply #20 Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:37 PM

Dale, Jr. put a 'bug' on the mod stealth rock and recorded everything

Aw hell, here we go, Clandestine Counter Espionage!

 

 

I don't want to be labelled a stirrer or troublemaker

Too late for that Dale!  Now you're on the Mod's Hit List!

Sleep with one eye open bro!

 

I did not, really did not mean this post to go the way it went, if it has left a shadow on this community, then I really am sorry

Anyone else besides me want to take this guy out back, line him up on the wall, then BANG!

 

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