Sometimes I find the scores that someone’s work earns to be very strange. Sometimes it seems that people are voting on the subject of the image rather than on the work itself. Personally, I find a very sterile image of a car or a gun to be mind-numbingly boring, but I can see that a great deal of technical skill has gone into it. Other work is aesthetically stunning, but the craftwork lets it down.
So I have a suggestion. Rather than a single 5 point scale, can we have two scores? and I suggest the Olympics method: Artistic Impression and Technical Merit. Doing this has the additional benefit to the artist, to tell him/her where s/he can improve.
I ecpect that this would need a software enhancement, which is why I’ve posted it here. Feel free to move it if there is a more appropriate forum.