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Guidelines on constructive feedback.

Constructive feedback is an important component in GameBanana's submission process. When an author submits work, your feedback on it will influence their future work and their development as an artist.

Nonconstructive feedback is counter-productive because it won't help an author improve their work. Remember, negative feedback is not necessarily nonconstructive feedback - you can still give negative feedback (and you should, if you don't like something), provided it exhibits constructive qualities.

When delivering feedback to authors, either beginners or experts, you should apply the following qualities of constructive feedback:

Qualities of Constructive Feedback

Respectful

  e.g I love your work, but with this one i don't like the way you...

Insightful and Thought-provoking

  e.g This reminds me of Author X's work. You should check him out for more ideas...

Honest but polite

  e.g I don't like it, sorry. I think the colours are too bright and... 

Useful practical advice

  e.g You can achieve that effect much easier by doing it this way... 

Elaborated, detailed


Users with feedback consistently demonstrating these qualities will receive Exemplary Feedback Points. More than anything, constructive feedback is about common sense. Treat artists the way you would like to be treated as an artist.

Qualities of Nonconstructive Feedback

Negative and elementary

  e.g Not very good. (with no further explanation provided)

Abusive

  e.g You suck, stop skinning.

1. Disrespectful

  e.g I don't like your work.

Indifferent, indecisive, confusing

  e.g I don't like it but good work.

Punishments

Punishments may be handed out for nonconstructive feedback as detailed above. Depending on the posters moderation history and the severity of the incident, different tiers of punishment may be used.

2. Tier 1

Comment is trashed. User may be given a warning.

Tier 2

Comment is trashed. User will receive a 1-7 day gag at the Moderator's discretion. 

3. Tier 3

Comment is trashed. User will receive a minimum 1 week gag up to 1 month. Points may be deducted.

4. Tier 4

User is permagagged.

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    > **Posted by KiLlEr10312** > > **Posted by tom** > > > > **Posted by KiLlEr10312** > > > > > Something I needed an answer to but didn't find here: what if the author does not want constructive criticism? > > > > So they have no ambition to improve as a developer or artist? I can't understand this. > > It's nothing I can get my mind behind either. I don't understand why someone would deny constructive criticism, but they seem to be doing so. > > And yes Rampage470, this is about him/her. I think he/she is saying that "Hey, I just have some random crap, I don't really care what you think of it, I'm just uploading it." Kinda like a file dump.
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    > **Posted by tom** > > **Posted by KiLlEr10312** > > > Something I needed an answer to but didn't find here: what if the author does not want constructive criticism? > > So they have no ambition to improve as a developer or artist? I can't understand this. It's nothing I can get my mind behind either. I don't understand why someone would deny constructive criticism, but they seem to be doing so. And yes Rampage470, this is about him/her.
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    > **Posted by KiLlEr10312** > Something I needed an answer to but didn't find here: what if the author does not want constructive criticism? So they have no ambition to improve as a developer or artist? I can't understand this.
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    > **Posted by KiLlEr10312** > Something I needed an answer to but didn't find here: what if the author does not want constructive criticism? This is about that AMSprays person, isn't it?
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    Something I needed an answer to but didn't find here: what if the author does not want constructive criticism?
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