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Tell it how it is......


ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
12 Aug 2010 10:51PM
After some discussion about people pussyfooting around with their comments, we've created a group where people who want the blunt, honest truth can get the negative feedback they need to grow.

To join in...

1 - join this group
2 - go to the group page and click on the "Photos" link
3 - upload a photo - by doing this you are agreeing to have curt, brutal and honest negative feedback on what is wrong with the shot.
4 - open other photos in the "Photos" section and write down what you think is wrong with each shot. Be straight to the point, but don't be out and out "rude".

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steve_kershaw 9 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 10:57PM
5 - dont drink and post
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
12 Aug 2010 10:58PM
....judging by the lack of comments so far, I think a few ales may ease this one along Wink
Snapper 9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
12 Aug 2010 11:11PM
OK, I'm in. Feel free to .............
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.6k 15 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2010 7:00AM

Quote:5 - dont drink and post
LOL

I'm in, might take a while for comments to come - think longevity not short term Grin
benlee 4 46 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2010 7:18AM
Great idea - I'm in and I've uploaded a photo too.
gonzalito e2
4 20 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2010 9:02AM
I am going to love this Grinlol
whipspeed e2
10 4.0k 22 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2010 9:05AM
I'm in, think this one is a good idea.
User_Removed 11 455 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2010 9:57AM
Great idea.

I only noticed this-morning, from another thread, that some groups have voting allowed on images but that it's an option when the group is set up.

Ade - No one has voted in this group, because it's not really the point - should the option be removed? Smile
Ian-Munro 6 200 15 Wales
13 Aug 2010 10:26AM
lol just joined and there are so many people I want to join this groupWink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
13 Aug 2010 10:31AM

Quote:Ade - No one has voted in this group, because it's not really the point - should the option be removed?


I'll disable it if I can find the setting Smile

Just ignore it for now though !
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
15 Aug 2010 7:08PM
I think it's probably best if people keep the brutal comments to the shots in group gallery, not in the main galleries Wink

Just thought it worth mentioning Wink
SteveCharles 11 2.3k 18 England
15 Aug 2010 7:50PM
Ade, you said in the 'Progression' thread:


Quote:just to clarify - the "tell it how it is" thread isn't really about detailed critique - it's just telling people what's wrong with a shot. No need for a balanced view, no need to offer advice, no need to critique - just tell people what you think is wrong with the shot.


I think that's a bit limiting. Fun, yes, but limited in long term appeal. I don't see why brutal honesty and constructive critique should be mutually exclusive. I see this group as a sort of 'hardcore critique gallery', where members can still give advice but with free reign to speak their mind bluntly.

Thoughts, anyone?
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 8:01PM
When I looked in at the group, I thought it was being used pretty much as Steve says.
The rationale of just saying whats wrong is a bit limiting, though it makes some sense as a basic theme.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
15 Aug 2010 8:06PM

Quote:I see this group as a sort of 'hardcore critique gallery', where members can still give advice but with free reign to speak their mind bluntly.


I see it going that way, I think I said something along those lines in another thread and that's how I see it panning out at the moment.
Whilst no-one's holding back with their opinions, people are tempering that with advice in some situations and personally, I think it's a great idea and it's working out really well.

I do think also though, that as Ade's said above, that we need to be sure to keep our more, shall we say "realistic" opinions within the confines of the group.

Jester.

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