sboctor wrote:Obviously many people like kls design and people are voting for it. I just don't. I think negative critique can be useful too. Even kls wrote previously that: "...I can certainly understand your desire to request "my best work each week" and to 'show something new'. As a paid employee, I would feel compensated for my efforts..."
In my opinion this design is NOT "the best work", but there are more than 160 people out there thinking otherwise.
In general I am glad that so many artists post their designs and make the derbies possible. So thank you patchitect, kls and to all others for constantly submitting designs and enduring critique!
Thank you for clarifying that. It would be nice if woot could post some guidelines, or a lint to guidelines for offering "criticism" to an artist so folks like you can offer your opinions without it being construed in a negative manner. Usually, its best to keep to concrete terms, rather then subjective ones like "ugly" or "bad", and offering suggestions as to how it might be improved to your tastes. For instance, if you dont like the text, would a different font make it more appealing? And as i understand alot of folks dont always know WHY they dont like something, even just saying that in a personal respect "its just not working for me" rather then "thats so butt ugly my pet monkey wouldnt use it as a diaper" is far less emotionally charged.
Thanks for coming and commenting on the derbies.. we need more constructive input from non-designers to improve the process as a whole.