Forum discussions Who's online Member Birthdays
Check out our new RMD Facebook Group.

Post a reply

Write your message and submit
Tip: To insert a drawing, type the Drawing ID between the [drawing]123[/drawing] tag.
The drawing ID is the number at the end of your drawing URL.
E.g. ratemydrawings.com/drawings/cartoons/123.html
:) :| :( :D :o ;) :/ :P :lol: :mad: :rolleyes: :cool:

By posting you agree to our Behavior Policy.
Options

< Back to previous page

Topic review (newest first)

`ltta
07 Mar, 2013 2:07 am

This is exactly why I comment on only drawings that I deem to be good. I don't want some random person lashing out at me if I tell them how to fix something. I will give advice if they ask for it, but that's just me. The only time I've ever received criticism is when I asked for tips on one of my drawings but that was a whiiiiiiile ago.

Giesji
06 Mar, 2013 5:29 pm

It seems contradictory to me that it says "Please rate honestly" if people get in trouble for low ratings. It doesn't make sense.

Kimsaysrainbow
06 Mar, 2013 4:05 pm

Most people pick up stuff others do on here.
If you're a new user and you see other users cleaning some artists the butts you'll turn into one of them..

I only rate work when I like it, and trust me I don't like much on here.
I only rate 4 and 5 hearts because the other hearts almost got me banned.

Which is still the worst system ever.

Just say in the description of your drawing "I don't want love-comments, I want critiq/honesty"

Eitherway RMD will not change just because one person doesn't like it.

Giesji
06 Mar, 2013 11:58 am

happiness_Z wrote:

We have this rule in my organization: 2 compliments for each criticism. It's a good way to get yourself out of hot water. Also, if you can't come up with 2 compliments - just don't say anything.

That's a great idea!
Critique might not be the most flattering thing to hear, but its still necessary. But motivation is even more important!

happiness_Z
06 Mar, 2013 6:35 am

We have this rule in my organization: 2 compliments for each criticism. It's a good way to get yourself out of hot water. Also, if you can't come up with 2 compliments - just don't say anything.

Sarru
06 Mar, 2013 3:23 am

Artist-KGH wrote:

This thread is amusing.

Amusing this thread is.

Artist-KGH
06 Mar, 2013 3:14 am

This thread is amusing.

red*rogue
06 Mar, 2013 2:36 am

I understand that criticism gives discomfort. I think that everybody wants to hear: "good job!" by the end of the day and not have something that makes it hard or even impossible for them to move to the next day.

But stay realistic.
Criticism will always be there. You can cover your ears and run, but it won't disappear. You will always hate/fear it if you don't learn how to deal with it.
How much it affects you is in your own hands, you just need to learn the tricks to dealing with it.

1. How do you know if the person is out to hurt you?
The person could be doing it because of kindness, wanting to help you in getting better.

2. Do you think people will look down on you because you received criticism?
How do you know they look down on you? Do they say it? They could very well think nothing of the criticism. You could very well be bothered by something that isn't there. Don't fill in thoughts for others. It could be that you're miles off target.

3. Don't let it control you too much

And this is all i can think of at the moment. If you want, you can let it sink in. It helped me (:.

p.s.
What I find most interesting is to see how the artist deals with it. There are great artists out there, receiving criticism and they deal with it. Replying, discussing and/or thanking. Respecting the criticism and that earns my respect.
Hiding/deleting is a sign of disrespect so it will receive my disrespect.

Giesji
05 Mar, 2013 11:22 pm

JoveDagon wrote:

I like leaving and recieving kind comments. There is enough in my day to day life that is critical. I hang out when I can to create for myself and comment on the art I like.
I have no desire to give negative comments or criticism and I am glad I haven't run into anyone who has here.
If I had I most likely delete them.
I never leave negative comments and I always when rating try to give 5 hearts but sometimes no matter how hard I try to aim for 5 stars and click to do so the program doesn't always let me.
Personally I only give myself low hearts on my own work. I have never figured out how to tell who gives what heart wise and I don't really care.
I am just like the place.

Why do you delete it? I mean, its okay to ignore if you didn't ask for any critique (critique doesn't necessarily have to be negative - in fact, people often only try to help and give a good tip to help you improve, not to point out imperfections) but you don't really allow people to be honest if you can't handle anything that isn't flatter.
I'm sorry, but that just sound extremely superficial to me. You don't have to react to critique if you don't want to, but deleting it just seem arrogant.

People mean well when they give critique. I don't understand why people get offended.. I'm guessing you feel that people are just there to point out flaws and make you feel bad, but that is rarely the case. No one is perfect, but denying critique is in my opinion an attempt to deny you're not perfect.

It's just not what I consider honest rating, if people are afraid to rate low (when it is appropriate, and not just to get payback or something childish).

JoveDagon
23 Feb, 2013 10:36 am

I like leaving and recieving kind comments. There is enough in my day to day life that is critical. I hang out when I can to create for myself and comment on the art I like.
I have no desire to give negative comments or criticism and I am glad I haven't run into anyone who has here.
If I had I most likely delete them.
I never leave negative comments and I always when rating try to give 5 hearts but sometimes no matter how hard I try to aim for 5 stars and click to do so the program doesn't always let me.
Personally I only give myself low hearts on my own work. I have never figured out how to tell who gives what heart wise and I don't really care.
I am just like the place.

bluritedig
23 Feb, 2013 9:07 am

I don't think it would be offending at all to rate a drawing less than 5/5 but there's just some people here that take that as an offense or when you tell them what you really think about their drawing and they don't like it they get all defensive about it.
For example: yesterday I saw this drawing of a baby and I liked it, I mean I really did but I just thought his hair needed a little more work cuz it looked weird so I posted a comment saying that I really liked the drawing but the hair needed more work.  Like 10 min later, that person posted a comment on one of my drawings saying how the ir needed more work And blending n i don't know what else and I mean... I'm ok with people telling me when something need more work cuz that helps me improve. So I decided to say thx for the comment and when I went to her page, I saw the drawing of the baby and I saw that she deleted my comment and then this other person said something about the hair too and she deleted that persons comment too. And I think she even blocked me and everything so I was just like 0.0 wow... Why would she do that... I mean ths site is not just to recieve comments about how amazing your drawing is, It's also to recieve feedback on how you can improve so... I don't know to me she seemed very arrongant.. But oh we'll there's nothing we can so w/ those people:/

red*rogue
20 Feb, 2013 2:40 am

Oh gawd.
Seriously?
He said he was "a professional"!?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IyzoEf0-DwM/T9AU0ZY8z5I/AAAAAAAAARc/MuLf9wQjNgs/s1600/onew-s-adorable-laugh-shinee-16906136-500-370.gif

I hate arrogance,

A title doesn't make you invunerable or perfect. It's just a word.

You don't have to private message me for criticism in case you ever want to criticize my work.
You can print it in every newspaper if you feel like it :'D As long as a person (me or anybody) learns from it. That's the most important thing: learn.

agyla
19 Feb, 2013 11:51 pm

I rated less than 5 when I first joined and quickly got a message from the artist about how dare I rate less than five because he was a professional, and how my work stunk...soooooo...  I am also conservative in my critiques.  Some people don/'t take criticism well.  I am more than happy to critique via private message though/  Giesji, I really like your style.  Grumpy cat was FAB!

Giesji
18 Feb, 2013 5:04 pm

Uhm... I can see how too many low ratings can be used to harass people, but it doesn't seem like the best thing for the staff to do, is to punish people for rating honestly. In fact, at every rating it says "Please rate honestly", so it seems obvious that you should do that, no matter if its low or high.

I can see how it can be a problem to figure out if a lot of low ratings is hate, or just honest ratings. I understand why people are careful about it, but I couldn't imagine that a few different kind of low ratings (1-3 hearts) on only a few drawings by a specific user could be accused of being a hate act.
I mean, it would seem like more obvious hate if it were only 1 heart on every single drawing, by only one user.
I guess RMD could make a system to prevent abuse, maybe by having a rating limit for each user (like only 4 ratings on the same user a day, or that you could only rate the same number at the same user 3 times in a row, or something).
But getting people in trouble for using the system honestly, just doesn't seem to be a very bright idea.

sweetlove15
18 Feb, 2013 1:58 pm

I had wrote out a response the other day but my laptop overheated before I had got the chance to send it. My apologies.

I think In my last replies to you I focused too much on commenting rather than rating. While i think those two come hand in hand, I will try to focus more on ratings.

A few years back, there was this one, rather annoying user who constantly came into DrawChat and spammed the chat box with "can u plz come rate my drawin' plzzzz!???? *inserts URL link* ". Needless to say, it got rather annoying xD One day I caved in an rated all her drawings. This user was very young and probably couldn't handle criticism, so I didn't feel comfortable commenting. I did rate all of her drawings in her gallery honestly, all under 5 hearts. A few days later, I receive a message in my private messages from the owner of RMD. Basically, I got in trouble for low rating a users gallery. It made no sense to me. I'm guessing the user was upset that her drawings were low rated (she could probably tell considering she didn't have many ratings on her drawings). This was the first time I had got into trouble on this website (certainly wasn't the last, lol) I was so afraid of having my account suspended, so I begun to only rate drawings mostly 5's and a few 4's. Which I still do to this day, my approach to rating changed because of this incident. Maybe rating only the drawings you like is the easy way of rating as you would say. But I no longer feel comfortable rating drawings which I don't find as appealing. I think that's kind of natural anyways. If you like something you want to praise it, if you don't like something, you stay away from it.

Around the same time as the incident above RMD went through a long phase, of so called, 'hate rating' where users believed their drawings were being low rated on purpose by people who didn't like them or because of jealousy.There was a considerable amount of users who felt like this. So my guess is that, people now have become so afraid of being classified a 'hater' that they don't feel comfortable rating anything less than 5 hearts. From what I've seen, many users here don't like honesty. Which just leads to people being overly nice, or only paying attention to drawings which they really like.

I'm sure there are many different reasons as to why majority of users rate 5/5's. These are just my opinions and observations, I don't want to generalize everyones reasoning as the same.

Board footer

287 online members & visitors
See who's online
Follow us on:
RateMyDrawings on FacebookRateMyDrawings on YouTube RateMyDrawings on Twitter

About RateMyDrawings Terms & Conditions Advertise on RMD Privacy Policy Donate Behavior Guide

Mixart New Media LLC. Online Art Communities
As creators of drawings, you own the rights to your own drawings. Respect copyright protected artwork.
More information in our Terms and Copyright Policy.