Originally Posted by Al_Nowak
Ahhh, I thought I'd be catching flak for those comments...
Rule 10... Let's be adult, and talk about things in real terms.
Few people post images with critiques anymore, and I tell you in my signature that I don't post images on G1 anymore. Feel free to go to OMP or ModelMayhem to look at my images, critique, or whatever.
As for being polite, I think I was within acceptable limits.
I'm not sure you're catching any flak about the comments, I think you are catching a little flak about your propensity for commenting without putting ANY of your work out there to be judged in context of those comments.
Firstly, I would not believe that your comments are necessarily invalid even if your work is not as good. Even those who can't find the shutter button can sometimes recognize problems with an image. So this may bother some people.
Secondly, you take a strong stand against posting images on G1 and state it in your signature but you certainly don't have enough issue with G1 not to participate. Whether accurate or not, it can appear hypocritical. And as to "most" people ignoring Rule 10, I disagree. Some do, but a rule is still a rule - because other people don't file their taxes, would you use that as a basis not to file your own?
Lastly, you reference MM and OMP but you have no links or #'s with which to find or see your work. Should we all perform searches to track down your images?
Sharing images for critique is about making ones self vulnerable and putting your work out there. It's sort of bullyish to always critique others but never put yourself out there. You could be a great guy and I'm not trying to insult you - just trying to let you see where the flak may get it's basis.
Cheers.../hijack...back to regularly scheduled programming.