At 26 minutes ago, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
how do you feel about:
- Threads that tell you to visit their site gallery (eg. daveygraphics.com).
If that's the only point of the thread, then I hate it. They can link in their sigs, so no need for a whole thread to advertise. If they include art and say 'for more, check my art page and/or my site' ...AND CONTINUE TO ADD TO THE THREAD... then I'm okay with it.
- Threads that tell you to visit their art portal gallery, and offer some reviews.
That's the same as begging for movie/game reviews (and why the review crew was even started). I find them annoying and think they should be treated the same way as threads in the flash forum... if it's in their dump/unfinished, then it's ok (but art should be posted iN the thread, not just linked... per the rules. OMG!) But once it's uploaded to the portal, it's done and begging for reviews shouldn't be allowed. Yeah, it's easier to fix/tweak a single image than a whole movie or game, but... if they were really looking for tips on improving they should have made a thread before submitting! Odds are most of those people are just looking for attention and won't go back and change anything anyway.
- Threads that link to the relevant art portal submission (now with thumbnail goodness)
Same as above. It's in the portal, it's done. If people want to review stuff, they'll go to the art portal and review it. If someone has their own art thread and they mix in a post with just a link, like 'hey, I just submitted this <link>' then that's cool. But if they make a thread JUST for that... that's not cool.
- Threads with the pics uploaded to post.
...at the end of the day, people that are truly interested in improving and getting feedback will make a thread with the art in it. They will take advice and post updates... and not have a problem following that set up. The people that do whine are usually the ones that only want praise and won't listen to anything constructive anyway because they think they're already perfect and we're all stupid for not realizing that.
Maybe we need a universal 'art review request' thread here ...like kinsei's, but for everyone.