Skin Comments and Ratings

No, I'm not complaining.....

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by RedneckDude | Discussion: DesktopX

Guys and gals, I need your help.

Firstly, this thread isn't about the star rating, I'm not complaining about not getting downloads, etc....

 

What does concern me is that lately my DX skins are getting poor ratings.

I don't get very many comments on my DX skins either.

 

Now, what concerns me is I'd like to know what isn't liked about my work, and/or, are there bugs that aren't being reported?

 

I will gladly try to fix any issue if I'm made aware that there is one.

 

Lack of comments makes me think it all works correctly.

 

So, I guess what I'm saying is, if you rate my work low, please tell me why in the comments. If you feel better about it, tell me in a PM.

 

I just want to be sure that things are working correctly. I DO skin for me, ultimately, and again, I'm not crying that I don't like my ratings. I use the ratings as a gauge for whether or not I'm doing it right.

 

To have poor ratings but no comments appears like something is wrong.

 

Please comment, good or bad. Not just my skins, but everyones. That's what it's for.

 

Thanks, I'll get back to work now.

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RedneckDude
Reply #21 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:22 PM

Morten, feel free to nuke/lock/or otherwise dispose of this thread.

 

It seems to have been a bad idea and isn't being taken in the spirit it was posted in.

 

I went to JU to lock it (heard I could do that) it isn't there yet.

RedneckDude
Reply #22 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:25 PM

i guess with low you mean something like a three star rating for something like this: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/desktopx_themes/4662/

 

i do not bother with ratings as i do not download it. but seriously:

graphics-wise this is nothing special, compare it with this: http://simfile.uplusbox.co.kr/pc/view.html?fnum=137649&cat=30

do you still think a rating higher than three would be justified?

 

edit: new link

 

Moshi, there is a crap load of art out there better than mine, this is irrelevent to the topic. Thank you for noticing.

moshi
Reply #23 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:30 PM

sorry then. all i wanted to say is that you do NOT have low ratings. 

DaveBax
Reply #24 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:31 PM

RedneckDude
Dave, I hope you give me high ratings because you like my work, and not because you like me....

I would have never thought you would have asked me that question. Just so you all know how Dave rates. Maybe i'm wrong with the way I do it but it's my way and will continue. If I check it out and think it's a lets say 5, I don't rate. Have done that in the past and also commented on what could be made a bit better or what I thought didn't go well. Have gotten my head chewed off on some occiasions so don't do that anymore. If I think it's good will give it anywhere from a 8 to 10. so it has nothing to do with who I like and don't like. Have also seen some much more talented people here then me make comments on something that could be improved and not saying all but some replied back basically oh well it's my skin.

I understand you want to know you want someone to tell you if something isn't working right and that is understandable. I do know from you that at least one person maybe more checks your work before you upload. I'm sure if they found something they would sure tell you so.

Last besides wanting that answer as to what isn't working you do say "I don't get very many comments on my DX skins either." That if separate form your other question of hoping people would tell you what wasn't working or what they thought was wrong with something. Kitty gave you a suggestion and so did I almost at the same time and as she and I said they were only suggestion to one of the questions or statements you asked. So if I took that statement out of context I'm sorry and was only trying to add some input to help.

You should know that comments in general have become very limited over the last 6 months or so and I don't have a general answer for the except for the fact that people just aren't bothering much anymore for one reason or another.

ZubaZ
Reply #25 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:36 PM

I always find it  . . not funny exactly . . but  funny that people here try to control the path a thread will take.

Outside of posts in the Support forum, and those made by the mods, one should expect a thread will take it's own path.  Trying to redirect it sometimes works when done casually . . but almost never works otherwise.

 

The rating system is what it is and is what it always is at whatever site you go to.  Downloads + ratings + comments are good. Don't expect any of them and you'll be happier.

DrJBHL
Reply #26 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:40 PM

RedneckDude
Morten, feel free to nuke/lock/or otherwise dispose of this thread.

 

It seems to have been a bad idea and isn't being taken in the spirit it was posted in.

 

I went to JU to lock it (heard I could do that) it isn't there yet.

 

Jim... your graphics and skins are just fine. There are buttheads who consider themselves "authorities" and "critics". News flash... the only thing they have in common with critics and authorities is what they sit on...

Your harshest critic should be....yourself. That Wizbang probably gives you more grief than anyone else. Relax and hey... you're a Master, for shit's sake. Just add a "Constructive comments will be attended to." [Jafo'll fix the English].

The Snowman wouldn't do that... he doesn't want the thread to "Go South"... speaking of snow and 'south' ... I noticed this line forming this morning...

and I think the reason the poles are melting is those guys are 'hot' to rate your skins... and understand as much about making a skin as those who gave them low ratings.

 

 

DaveRI
Reply #27 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:52 PM

Lack of comments makes me think it all works correctly.

Based on observation, I'd think that's generally reasonable (though I guess not absolutely, based on post 8).

 

To have poor ratings but no comments appears like something is wrong.

Here I think you might be over-thinking things.

 

I suppose you could put some variation of this in an uploads opening comments, worded carefully so you're not fishing for insults:

if you rate my work [deleted], please tell me why in the comments.  I just want to be sure that things are working correctly.  I will gladly try to fix any issue if I'm made aware that there is one.

Frankief
Reply #28 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:39 PM

Jim, nobody likes to see their work rated poorly but that is part of life on Wincustomize. I have tried to learn to look at the amount of downloads and forget about the ratings. People here, as a rule, have gotten far too sensitive and some throw a hissy fit if you try to leave a constructive comment so the natural tendency, to keep the peace, is to not say anything unless it is positive. If you are happy with your work and it is being downloaded than just be happy. I have asked for constructive criticism in the past and it seems to fall on deaf ears! Go in peace. Grasshopper!

RedneckDude
Reply #29 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:42 PM

The rating system is what it is and is what it always is at whatever site you go to. Downloads + ratings + comments are good. Don't expect any of them and you'll be happier.
Again....the point of the thread is being missed, entirely.

 

The thread isn't about ratings, it's about getting input from the community as to whether a skin has bugs, (hey, it's DX, of course it does....lol) or not.

 

And a bit of "If you rate, comment to reflect your rating" mode of thinking.

 

 

Maybe I should just make what I like, and not care if it works on other PCs, but that ain't how I roll...lol. 

Snowman
Reply #30 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:51 PM

RedneckDude

Again....the point of the thread is being missed, entirely.

That's the danger of starting threads like this, James.
People tend to use them to vent their frustrations.

DaveRI
Reply #31 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:58 PM

Well darn, I really thought I nailed it. [sigh]  Meant well anyway.

ZubaZ
Reply #32 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:59 PM

RedneckDude
Maybe I should just make what I like, and not care if it works on other PCs, but that ain't how I roll
If it doesn't work on a person's PC and they don't care enough to tell you, move on, they already have.  

RedneckDude
Reply #33 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:59 PM

James? lol...ok, Snowy....at least it isn't Jimmy. Hate that name..lol.

 

After re-reading this entire thread, I guess it could read like I'm bitching about ratings, but I really don't mean it like that. I should have known what this kind of thread leads to, not like I'm new here...hehehe.

 

Anyway, I will try to consider the comments made by all you friends here in this thread in the helpful spirit in which they were made.

 

Thanks guys.

RedneckDude
Reply #34 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:01 PM

DaveBax, I do know you better than that. I know you rate with your mind, not your heart.   Sorry...

RedneckDude
Reply #35 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:02 PM

Quoting RedneckDude, reply 29Maybe I should just make what I like, and not care if it works on other PCs, but that ain't how I rollIf it doesn't work on a person's PC and they don't care enough to tell you, move on, they already have.  
True.

DrJBHL
Reply #36 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:28 PM

RedneckDude
at least it isn't Jimmy. Hate that name.

*key information gleaned. the penguins are now dancing to the music of my people!

Island Dog
Reply #37 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:18 PM

If a skin doesn't work, someone will mention it.  There's not much else you can do, people come to download skins and move on.

 

frankell
Reply #38 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:21 PM

Usually I comment only when I really like the skin but for me it not succeded anymore to be able to rate any skin maybe because I'm only an Apprentice

anyway my humble suggestion to have more comments is : LET THE VISITORS TO COMMENT as in my experience 90% of the downloads are from visitors and at the moment they are untitled to comment or to rate

PoSmedley
Reply #39 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:08 PM

Ahhh..the circle of life has come 'round again...

 

 

Jafo
Reply #40 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:53 PM

To be fair, we only get posts/comments about ratings on days ending in 'y' ....

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