Christian Zink's picture

Fake profiles and bad reviews

Fake profiles and bad reviews

I have some strange fans. Their profile is without a picture without anything.
Within a short time I have 1 star ratings, no matter what I post. Also 1 star rating on pictures, which are awarded with several awards of various magazines, etc.
What do you do with such fake accounts?

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Hmmm.... I've "thumbed up" many of your pictures. Not sure how, or if, that affects the ratings system. If a "thumb up" rates photos at 1 star, I'll stop using the thumbs.

Most of the time when I view an image through my notification feed, all I have are the thumb up/down icons. I rarely have the option to award stars to images.

I think most of your images are great and deserve 4 stars at minimum.

Christian Zink's picture

There are different tastes. Also it can always give a scant rating. So life is.

But I have someone who immediately gives 1 star to pictures. As good as always.

Rob Mynard's picture

Fstoppers has just unfortunately gotten to the size where it no longer offers serious feedback and has attracted the sort of armchair photographers who will down vote everything in an attempt to make their images stand out. I too have noticed images that originally averaged 4-5 stars now shifting towards 2-3 as the number of low scores increases. My advice is to ignore the star rating and instead look at the written feedback people leave you. It's less anonymous so usually more honest. Your shots show a level of skill and imagination above and beyond what most of those leaving 1 star ratings will ever achieve.
Rock on

Christian Zink's picture

You're right!

I still wish that fake accounts were searched for devaluation and removed.

Rob Mynard's picture

indeed, but a lot of them might not be fake accounts, just real people with a sad outlook on life.

I feel your frustration, I have an asshole who rates every single one of my pictures 1 star, for no reason.

Crystal Johnson's picture

It happens a lot sadly, and there's even an Fstoppers author on here with some fake profiles that likes down voting and 1 *'ing people.

William Howell's picture

Hey you know what I do now, I just started this today, I’m not going to reply to someone that doesn’t post photos.
I think it is people that don’t post work that are giving the one star ratings.

William Howell's picture

I love it when I air my conservative/libertarian views, then I switch over to my profile and I’ll have a couple new one star ratings! I think if you want stellar star ratings, you might not want to post any commentary that is not un-milquetoast!
Now I take every one star rating as a badge of honor, no, make that super duper honor.