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Of Reviewing And Flaming

Posted by Laka , Jan 02 2008 · 232 views
Oh boy, I don't know where to start. BBC reviews and reviewers are really starting to irk me. I just don't understand it. Reviewers will see a fairly bad MOC, and give it a softy review, so they avoid hurting the MOCist's feeling. There's nothing inherently wrong with this, but doing it just to avoid hurting the MOCist's feelings is what I take issue with. Telling beginner MOCists that their MOCs are great is not the way to help them get better. Also, giving a bad review isn't flaming. I was just looking at a topic, and people were being accused of flaming because they gave the MOC 0.5-1/10, and they said it didn't look like the thing it was supposed to. If you're going to accept number reviews, you can't only accept the good ones. There are certainly going to be some bad ones. However, this does not mean that you should just go around saying "Oh, this is a terrible MOC, it looks nothing like a Rahi 0/10." BBC reviewers need to find a balance. You can be truthful, without being hurtful. Tell the person what you don't like, and how they could try to improve it. Example: "Hmm... the legs look a little jumbled. If you removed *Insert here* and replaced it with something more like *Insert here*, it would look a lot better." By doing this, you tell the person gently what they could improve, but more importantly, how they could improve it.

One reason why I think people give bad reviews, is just to bump their post count. I've seen a lot of people who just run through BBC saying, "Good job, maybe *Insert one-ten word critique here*. 9/10." [I may be wrong here; this is merely my personal hypothesis.] If they only posted when they felt like they actually thought they had something useful to contribute, then BBC might be a better environment.

One last thought. I've been seeing an increasing amount of bad, and completely uncustom MOCs in BBC. I realise that a lot of the people are beginning MOCists, but there would be less if people offered constructive criticism. If someone make a one star MOC, but get praise for it, then they probably aren't going to try to make better MOCs. They're probably going to just keep making fifteen minute one star MOCs. Good constructive criticism is needed! Once again, good constructive criticism is telling someone what's bad about their MOCs, gently, and offering ideas on how to fix it.

Okay, I'm done for now. Now's the time to offer your thoughts on what I said. If you see any inconsistencies or errors, I'd love it if you would point it out.



Happy New Year!

Posted by Laka , Jan 01 2008 · 182 views
And, welcome to K's Corner smile.gif!

So, what'd you all do for New Year's Eve? I just stayed home, and chilled.

Sorry, my blog's still under construction. That's why a lot is missing >_<. I hope I can figure out how to resize my content blocks soon. Thanks, BD smile.gif.

Almost forgot! Credit for the content blocks, and all other current artwork, goes to ~Blue Diamond~.




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Name: Lakaaaa
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If you use these: give credit to DX: Legend of Love for the invention of Cyclops and Taka-Tahu Nuva for the sprites. ^

The origin of cyclops:
DX: LoL->
Degenexo (9:53:34 PM): o]
Degenexo (9:53:37 PM): *o
Me -> Sandbox9 (9:53:44 PM): lol, I thought it was a cyclops
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