To make sure that quality photos are being uploaded, Transcribers now have the ability to rank every photo that passes through their hands by giving them a Thumbs Up (great photo!) or a Thumbs Down (Needs some improvement…). Transcribers will rate each photo based on the photographers quality picture and NOT the quality of the headstone.
Here is how the scoring breaks down.
5 stars - 99+% (1 out of every 100 can be bad)
4 stars - 98+% (1 out of every 50 can be bad)
3 stars - 96+% (1 out of every 25 can be bad)
2 stars - 92+% (1 out of every 12 can be bad)
1 star - 83+% ( 1 of of every 6 is bad)
0 stars - less than 83%
Note: Only Images Marked as "Photo is Blurry or Unreadable" are considered against the Score.
You will find these new functions on the transcription pages where you can easily select a Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down rating for each image on every record.
If you select a thumbs down rating, we want to know why! A thumbs down will “report” the image and ask you why it was a bad picture. Was the picture blurry or unreadable? Is theheadstone unreadable? etc. This is extremely important because only photos that are blurry or unreadable are counted in the rating. We don’t want to penalize photographers if the headstone is just a stone that is too damaged to read.
Only photos where the image quality is poor will be counted against a photographer’s rating. The other ratings will just help us identify what pictures need extra help or special attention in the future! No grave should be lost or forgotten! So rating them properly will help us give attention where it is needed!
Thumbs Down Reporting Screen
To help you keep track of your status, the user ratings will be displayed on your individual Dashboard and monthly Leaderboard pages. So keep an eye on these pages to up to the minute updates on your ratings!
Rating on Dashboard Page
Rating on Leaderboard Page
This is especially important for photographers as we will be basing our prize giveaways on their total number of pictures taken AND their overall picture ranking. Photographers must maintain a photo ranking of a 4 or higher to be eligible to win. We will continue to enhance this feature to provide more and more insights into your transcribing and photographing efforts! For those of you who take the time to take great pictures and transcribe everything on the record, we want you to be noticed for doing a great job!
Now all is not lost if your score drops! You can fix flagged or reported images!! Simply check out this link to get that shiny 5 star rating! http://community.billiongraves.com/2149/how-do-i-fix-flagged-reported-images
Transcribers, we’re counting on you to help us with this! You have been asking for this feature and we’re putting it into your hands. Thank you for your help! Obviously, this process will be heavily moderated for accuracy!
BillionGraves Support Team