I still don't get this thread since i don't even know where it started
I can understand the prob. When i started, I was afraid to comment ( get mocked) or bashed when I post (pride ) but then if I don't get criticised, how else am I going to improve? Sometimes we are so happy like a puppy after every shoot & post without thinking. Guess we all have to let go of our ego, reputation & let others judge or just stay behind the line & read+see.
Does a senior means better skills here? Does a newbie means he know nothing? Do we challenge the commentator to post his/her works to prove a point? I've come across several forummers who said they've stopped posting their works here after a while. This is sad....
Maybe when we comment, we should use "kind" tones over here as most of us can't take harsh crits & simply ease up as well on both sides. I've seen some US forums that give very constructive crits & everybody shares+learn. Is it an Asian pride or happens everywhere?
Now, I'm wondering if we can comment on photos in other sections other than portraits & crit corner. Sometimes I see people defending the T/S saying, he didn't ask for comments or crits so we should shut up.
So, has it become a place for posting pics to share? or a forum for improving photography? I think CS has grown so big that I'm still discovering new sections every time I visit.
Ok, think I talk too much for the day.
yalor yalor.. you started the thread, so muz let pple comment freely rite? If you close the thread.. isn't it like the subject of this thread? TS who cannot tahan free expressions (whether C&C or whatever) in their thread.. hehehehe..
so.... you post, I post.. the thread muz go on.... ( adapted from the titanic movie )
wa see the result of bitchfighting (click here), kinda scary.
"It's not very nice of you to say that...."
"You should keep those negative comments to yourself..."
If they can't handle negative comments, don't post their pictures. Simple as that.
I agree that giving feedback to other photographers will help them improve, but the tone, how you give this feedback, is also as important as the content, i.e. what is in your feedback.
Maybe in our Asian culture, the prevailing mindset is that it is better to be harsh with a person in order to help them improve, but not everyone reacts well to this. Perhaps advice is better accepted if it comes from a "mentor" rather than from a "sifu"?
Also remember that this is the Internet and half of what you intended to communicate is lost.
Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.
I think night96mare's earlier part suggestion is good, the one who put "good comments please" filter or something like that..
Hmm, so far I have not posted any pics for critics yet so i dont know..
cos most of the time i see people dont appreciate others comments and CSers dont appreciate people's photos either. So both parties contribute yea.
But for me if i am gonna post, i will receive and respect their c&c, unless their comments are really.. tsktsk.
Here is a good example and that TS take good response on that! *salute*
This is really a role model manzxzzxc.