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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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5 - dont drink and post
....judging by the lack of comments so far, I think a few ales may ease this one along
OK, I'm in. Feel free to .............
Quote: 5 - dont drink and post
I'm in, might take a while for comments to come - think longevity not short term
Great idea - I'm in and I've uploaded a photo too.
I am going to love this lol
I'm in, think this one is a good 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?
lol just joined and there are so many people I want to join this group
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
Just ignore it for now though !
I think it's probably best if people keep the brutal comments to the shots in group gallery, not in the main galleries
Just thought it worth mentioning
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.
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.
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.
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