Topic: Why are Photosynths placed beneath Panoramas by ranking of "Best Synth" ?

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michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
While such a situation made sense when the site first integrated the ICE technology as a way of informing people, now it just makes photosynthers feel second-rate.  Perhaps some other way of ordering rather than always giving ICE materials 100%+x "Synthiness" would encourage photosynth creators to post.

I'm not down on Panorama-makers or the Photosynth Team, and I recognize the limitations of things on everyone's end.  Nonetheless, fixing this issue makes a lot of sense from my perspective.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I agree with you, Michael.

I think that it is possible to get synths to outrank panos, but you'll have to go all out with the synth's metadata (description, tags, geotag, highlights, etc.) in order to make that happen. 

I'm not sure how it would play out if you had a synth and a pano that had identical metadata, though.

The closest that I've seen to anyone on the team mentioning what factors play into ranking up a synth or pano was here: (although that was purely about synths).