About ExoticSpotter Member's Quality Score and Automatic vs. Reviewed Submissions

As of January 15, 2010, we have implemented a quality score calculation for each ExoticSpotter member that submits pictures. The quality score for each member increases as the member submits good pictures, and the quality score goes down when a member submits poor pictures that are deleted. Members that reach a quality score of 90 or better have their pictures automatically approved, and members with a lower than 90 quality score will simply have their pictures reviewed before going live on the site.

Why We Are Doing This

Two reasons: the first is quality. Too many poor quality pictures have been submitted. The second reason is that moderating the site is a lot of work, and the quality score methodology will help us do that.