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What's the best way to get criticism on your MOC without sounding like you are soliciting for smiley faces?
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Yeah, so I have made a few creations so far, but no one ever seems to comment on them, does anyone know why or have any advice for changing this?
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| November 27, 2009, 5:53 pm
The Ask Keith group does the job if it's criticism you're after.

He's brutally honest, but that's a nice change from all the 'Sweet's and 'cool chekc out my stuff's.
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| November 27, 2009, 5:58 pm
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To me, there's a big difference between someone saying "would you comment on my MOC" (which suggests they just want another smiley), and someone saying "would you mind giving me some advice on _____?"

Usually with the latter, I'll take the time to check out the work, and leave an honest critique. If you do this, it suggests you're sincerely interested in improving your work, and not just trying to collect comments for the sake of popularity.

Just be aware, that by asking for advice, tips, or critisism, you may get some tougher comments than just "sweet MOC" or "Wow, that looks awesome." But that's how you improve. Any tip that seems good to you...remember it. Any critisism that you don't like...forget about it, and move on. But try not to be offended if someone says something about your creation that you don't agree with, because when asking for advice you'll probably get varying view points.


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| November 28, 2009, 8:31 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
To me, there's a big difference between someone saying "would you comment on my MOC" (which suggests they just want another smiley), and someone saying "would you mind giving me some advice on _____?"

Usually with the latter, I'll take the time to check out the work, and leave an honest critique. If you do this, it suggests you're sincerely interested in improving your work, and not just trying to collect comments for the sake of popularity.

Just be aware, that by asking for advice, tips, or critisism, you may get some tougher comments than just "sweet MOC" or "Wow, that looks awesome." But that's how you improve. Any tip that seems good to you...remember it. Any critisism that you don't like...forget about it, and move on. But try not to be offended if someone says something about your creation that you don't agree with, because when asking for advice you'll probably get varying view points.


Would you mind giving me your opinion on this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/166741 I think that's its pretty good, but believe that it could be better...
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| November 28, 2009, 12:28 pm
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Wow... somebody's bitter and jealous.

Kelso did hit the preverbial bullseye here though. This group was started for just this kind of thing, ADVICE on how to improve. Popularity does NOT come from being a no talent hack and just making a lot of comments, no matter what some people think. You have to have the skills to back it up or no one will take you seriously.

With that in mind, remember the can of worms you're opening up here by asking for straight and honest critisism. Of course the people that are good at honest critisism temper the bad points with the good. It's the people that only make comments like "Wow, maybe you should turn the lights on when you build" that you should ignore. Those kinds of things aren't worth your time.

The people that you should listen to will make comments that sound something like this:

"I really like how you did X,Y and Z. But over here, you really should think about A,B and C."

And with all that being said... how 'bout I jump over to your page and see what we can see shall I?
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| November 28, 2009, 5:16 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Wow... somebody's bitter and jealous.

Kelso did hit the preverbial bullseye here though. This group was started for just this kind of thing, ADVICE on how to improve. Popularity does NOT come from being a no talent hack and just making a lot of comments, no matter what some people think. You have to have the skills to back it up or no one will take you seriously.

With that in mind, remember the can of worms you're opening up here by asking for straight and honest critisism. Of course the people that are good at honest critisism temper the bad points with the good. It's the people that only make comments like "Wow, maybe you should turn the lights on when you build" that you should ignore. Those kinds of things aren't worth your time.

The people that you should listen to will make comments that sound something like this:

"I really like how you did X,Y and Z. But over here, you really should think about A,B and C."

And with all that being said... how 'bout I jump over to your page and see what we can see shall I?


Well as long as you don't mind stopping by. I would rather you don't permanently scar your eyes.

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| November 28, 2009, 8:06 pm
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