Yqt, do you not know you make yourself look like a fool? What a silly way of behaviour and understanding. ClownIt's good to hold fast to your ideals while submitting to the norms of the majority. This is called " agreeding to disagreed ", a gentlemanly behaviour of not forcing your views upon others. And yes, while some will appericate your transparent and polite way of being a critic, not all will see it your way and I wish you well.
But, the below statement, I can't agreed with.
Base on your idea of " proving your worth before you speak " ie, "show me your works if you want to critic other's work", what have you to show/prove to label other's action as ungentlemanly? Base on what rules or norm here do you claim to have the right to label others?
To show or not to show is a personnal choice, which is an acceptable norm here and you have agreed to " humbly submit to the accepted norms by majority here ". If that is the case, why do you still label it as " ungentlemanly behaviour " ? Have you really humbly submit to the accepted norms by majority here?
You can chose to disagreed with the accepted norm here but I think it's uncalled for, for you to label it as " ungentlemanly behaviour "
Why should we discourage this accepted norm here?
There are many here who can take good images but don't post their work here or have a link to their work, should we discourage their particpation in giving out pointers? At the same time there are some who post very good images here, does that mean everything he/she said is the holy truth? Even if the critic giver can't shoot a decent image, if his views are valid, should it not be accepted?
What we have to learn is to accept that everyone will have a diff. view. It's up to the one asking for critic to process the critics given and build on those he find valid.
Since you insist on " gentlemanly behaviour ",base on what do you claim to be worthy of moderating.
Please, as a gentleman, show us the prove, bear in mind that the only and final prove of the title and authority of a moderator here in CS is from the Admins here.
Base on your own idea of gentlemanly behaviour, please show us your claim to be able to moderate.