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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Reply #41 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:20 PM

Reply #42 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:24 PM

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

Not even "Doomsday" escapes.

Reply #43 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:02 PM

Maybe I should just make what I like, and not care if it works on other PCs, but that ain't how I should know by now that people's setups are going to be different and they may have something on their pc that doesn't play nice with can't possibly know what's on everyone else's computers so you can't please everyone...and if they don't tell you if something isn't's not your problem. If someone has something wrong with any of the themes I've done I'll try and fix as long as I know there is a problem...but I don't lose any sleep over unknowns.

Reply #44 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:18 PM

but I don't lose any sleep over unknowns.

Who are you?     

Reply #45 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:21 PM

you can't possibly know what's on everyone else's computers so you can't please everyone
Unless you are channeling Steve Jobs. 

Reply #46 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:38 PM
Reply #47 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:59 PM

 Knock it off and get back to work, Jim.

Reply #48 Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:10 AM

Reply #49 Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:29 AM

Who are you?

Is this a trick question? Ok...I give up...who am me?

Reply #50 Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:52 AM

I got the same problem. Not too too many comments on my skins but you know something, its all good. Ratings.....pshaw.....I rate 'em as I see 'em. One thing about me is I don't play favorites. If its good I say so if there's a bug I say so. I know Jim's work as I do most skinners here. Each to their own style. That's what is so unique about this site, we are a diverse group used to the ways, sometimes, of other skinners. How they approach a particular theme in their minds eye before the crayons come out and the doodling starts is, when you think about it, when the real magic begins. Don't need to cite examples, the galleries prove that. But getting back OT....I always comment on skins I dl, good or bad. My profile says I'm an easy critic. Thing is I go for the aesthetic value, what pleases my eye not so much the functionality. I understand functionality is important but if it doesn't look good on my screen then why use it.

Reply #51 Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:37 AM

Who wrote that? Ross, you get a speechwriter with your new found wealth? That was pretty well said/written. Not your usual offense intended. 

Reply #52 Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:25 AM

What I done??

Reply #53 Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:57 PM

I agree, as a beginner, it's very confusing... I THINK that some of mine are quite average, while others stand out and should get better ratings..  If I have uploaded something I think is a lot better, more interesting... "Abstract Wallpaper"  I think it should rate more than the 3 stars.. but that's all I seem to rate.. lol I have three  that I think rated more.. and that is Unknown Planet, Evil Personified, and the newest one which I have not seen the rating yet.,. should do better.. what am I doing wrong.. Is it just a matter of opinion or do mine suck.. if you really think so.. please PM me.. If you have some  great critique that could help me, go for it.. thanks Patsy38

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