(I'm going to trim some of your post down, sorry J)
At 5/12/12 02:38 AM, J-qb wrote:
I think all the people complaining about reviews should reconsider why they give reviews in the first place:
a: you want to be recognized for your reviews,
b: you want to give good reviews, OR
c: you actually want to help people.
I don't think the people complaining actually have any problem dishing out reviews, since they go by the three steps you mentioned. I reckon people more often than not are lazy, and on NG it's a lot easier to drop a 0-5 vote (and review if you want to follow a-c), than to drop a shallow comment.
However, one of the fuels for being an artist is that you're looking for praise from the audience - you put work into it, you like it, and you want to be recognised for it. It becomes a problem when this driver also makes you choose to be ignorant (and occasionally react badly), which is my problem with the FateLogic stuff. For two reasons:
1) Constructive feedback is dismissed as trolling. What the fuck.
2) It's M and A, which people vote highly on due to the content, and only serves to reinforce the artist's view that they're hot-shit.
We were trawling through the popular art section yesterday, and it's hugely annoying that of the first 24 only
are not T&A thumbnails - because they're FP'd. It's this kind of popularity that only encourages people to pump out the same ol' stuff for the masses, rather than give them reason to tighten up and improve their work.
At 5/12/12 01:51 AM, Template88 wrote:
I am being harsh but FateLogic embodies everything that is wrong with art today and I wish whoever scouted him a horrible death.
There's two sides to this: yes, his work only just scraping the scout/prune threshold for me, but the work also develops an appreciative audience, to which I don't belong.