Can you turn this into a poll to see how many people feel that Elysiun needs a new setup?
It’s a popular misconception. The critique section is actually just for people who want to improve so the models tend to be about the same quality. It’s just the fanboy comments are watched like a hawk so hardly anybody posts there.
I don’t think the mods should necessarily be the ones to judge. They do a decent job of keeping the forum in check but I don’t see many of them critique images. I think the Elysiun users are mature enough to vote sensibly.
The point about people spreading low votes I don’t think would matter since I don’t think the people round here are that bad and if there is one or two, they shouldn’t really adversely affect the voting system.
You say it’s harsh but I think sometimes being a little harsh is what is needed. We don’t need the gestapo as Fligh % said but some rules would be nice. If a kid has no discipline, will his behaviour improve all on its own? If n00bish art isn’t dealt with more harshly then how will it ever get better.
A lot of the time tough love is better.
The trouble there is that some people who don’t have a lot of posts sometimes submit very good art because they used another program. In fact sometimes the hardest workers are the ones who post the least.
The system should base quality on the post and not the post count because we all know what that could lead to ;).
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I think that would be very useful.
But the reason that people go away from Elysiun is because the quality is so poor. What you are saying is that we shouldn’t encourage people to be better because otherwise they will just leave. Instead, what we should do is take steps to raise the quality on Elysiun so that people have a goal to reach here. I bet a lot of the people here have the goal that they can post on CGTalk and be considered good. I know I do and the reason is that because the work that is accepted as finished is so poor that a good review here is nearly worthless.