@Dan If SH is aware that a CH will reduce a rating simply because they’ve decided it’s not the best fit and just need it out of their view, even though they “liked it”, why are we being docked points? I know there was a recent change but this is only after the contest is closed. What’s the difference? If they liked it, they liked it! My point is, in most cases I would imagine they reduce the rating because they decide there are better ones (for them) and simply narrowing it down. NOT because they decided this was a bad entry they accidentally liked.
I’ve realized I’m out of my league here with this naming thing but I can’t seem to stop. It’s fun to me! However, I rarely get a good rating Sure I get mad about it, really mad, too mad…that’s a whole other topic lol
BUT…when I get a rating above a “nah”, especially a like or love, I can’t tell you how it makes me feel!! It erases the thoughts I have of quitting, because I apparently suck at this, and gives me motivation to keep trying! Only to have it taken away. Points and pride ripped away from you as if they’ve made a horrible mistake. Then I’m left wondering was it really that bad, or did they simply decide it’s good but not “the one”? Either way I’m out the points and positive motivation.
I understand CHs are the main concern and you want to keep the process simple, but please consider changing this. My suggestion would be to add a box for CH to select next to an entry to hide it, without affecting the rating. But if they do actually reduce it, maybe only dock us a set amount of points less than the entire amount. I think 5 is fair. Or when they reduce a rating, a box could pop up and they can select the reason. SH can then decide what will happen with the points based on what they select. Maybe even make it impossible to reduce a rating.
Either way, at the risk of sounding childish, it’s really not fair!!