Why No Response?


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Why No Response?

20 Jun 2008 9:28AM   Views : 370 Unique : 294

We've had a lot of threads on the forum about clicks, comments and critiques in the photo gallery. With regards to comments and critiques, we have come to the conclusion that not everyone welcomes them.

But some do. In fact, some want it so much that they upload to the Critique Gallery. I can understand that. I like to hear people's opinions about my uploads as well.

The thing that I don't understand, is why some of these people who are asking us to critique their photos this way do not respond to comments on their photos.

How are we supposed to know what they think of our suggestions if they don't come back and tell us?

And how is that supposed to motivate us to keep giving (hopefully helpful) critiques?

Tags: Uploads Critique Gallery Photos Comments Response Reaction Motivation


Shutterbybaby 12 529 England
20 Jun 2008 9:35AM
I agree there Conrad, i always reply to suggestions made as i appreciate it and want them to know so and also know that i listen.Ive been thinking about the very same thing recently and am toying with the idea of only posting photos to the crit section unless they are 'just for fun photos' i do like having clicks but i value comments more,even if they are quite blunt....in fact i think i like the blunt critique even more!
But i also get a bit annoyed if i post a comment on someones photo and they dont reply, but thats probably because im overly polite or so im told!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
20 Jun 2008 9:45AM
Nah, it's because the other party is impolite!
pepperst 13 2.3k 4 Wales
20 Jun 2008 8:37PM
It is such a great motivate if they respond.

I only crit if I am feeling 100% positive in myself and my work and a respinse from the tog concerned drives me to crit others, no response = downward spiral.

Good point well raised conrad.
22 Jun 2008 12:55PM
I think many still upload in the crit gallery by accident

... and then some are impolite Wink
conrad 16 10.9k 116
22 Jun 2008 4:44PM
Hmmm, got a point, maybe - we'll give some of them the benefit of the doubt, then... Wink
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 7:54PM
That's a good point and I'm sure I havn't always taken the time to respond and that gentle reminder is a good one.....so thanks

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