Based on much input, we've significantly revamped the critique's corner. Please post or send us your comments. expect a few bugs the first few weeks and please ignore the moderator tests. We also reserve the right to change the algorithm used to determine the popularity of an art piece.
- We've done away with the numerical system that requires critiquers to assign a number to "technical" and "originality" merit with every new critique. Horay!!
- We still felt it was important to have some type of empirical, quantitative rating system. To serve this basic need, the new CC has a much simpler star rating system to broadly express your overall opinion of the art piece. However, the average number of stars (d'ART men) an art piece receives, is a very small part of the algorithm used to determine an art piece's popularity. Instead, we rely more on community reaction via comments and the number of discussion participants (and their "credibility"). Additionally, critiquers are not required to submit a rating to comment on the art piece. An Art piece can have a poor star rating and still be considered popular.
- Anyone can rate your art piece. You do not need to be a registered member. We ensure uniqueness based on a user's IP address.
- Ratings from registered users are hidden (to discourage reciprocal ratings).
- Anyone can comment on your art piece even if they are not registered. However, unregistered comments are deletable by the art piece contributor. So, if you have something serious to say, please register with d'ART.
- You can delete a message from a registered user, however doing so will automatically block that user from contributing to any of your art pieces. So, don't feel like you need to automatically block new members.
- Registered members can still be blocked from making comments (to prohibit fighting).
- We've done away with the top 100. Instead, we display the top 10,000 art pieces in a new format that allows viewers to see the most popular art pieces grouped by art type. Additionally, we integrated popularity into The Marketplace. Buyers can now sort by popularity.
- You are no longer required to be a "Basic" (paying) member of d'ART to contribute art pieces to the critique's corner. So, if you been lurking because you don't want to pay, now is your chance to contribute!