Personally, i liked that old rating system.
If someone got balls to bring her/his art
here to be rated, its more than fair to let
her/him see who is gonna give you and what.
If i'm gonna rate something, i'm also gonna
stand behind my words(or numbers).
im must say i like the new features especially the thumbnail part...and since you guys are triing to impress us ...id like to suggest that you have the artist of the month (every month and not every 2 - 4 months) again in the same format ...im not sure wether you guys took it out or anything cause its not there anymore...thanks nnuu
Overall loks great but it's getting slower and slower and slower. Are you guys using a flatfile database for all this stuff? That's what it feels like. Other than that I love this area as it gives me great feedback for what works and what doesn't. Have mixed feelings about the no-see ratings thing (as a person who submits work) and agree with Antoonio for the most part.
The adjustments are quite good. I would like to see the availalbilty to link to an html page from the files section which would enable members to download from that link. A lot of hosting companies are not allowing direct linking of files from outside sites. My hosting company is getting nervous about it and they are a paid host.
I'll tell you what I hate. I hate having to set cookies to accept any that are sent to me without my being able to accept them. This is a major annoyance to me. Some sites set as many as 50 cookies and I don't see why I cannot choose to accept or deny them.
(1) Thank God that that silly bug-causing "punch the monkey" banner ad seems to have finally gone away. (2) If it can be managed, in the art gallery and the Psoer Free Stuff, a separate classification for "best non-erotic" would be useful, so that people like me who have no skill or aptitude in making erotica, do not find that despite their best efforts they never make top ranking because erotica always seem to get the most downloads.
I don't like the new orders in the forums. I think it was MUCH better when the most recent posts were at the top, not the most recent replies. Some of us don't respond to some threads because we don't know the answer to the question or we just want anything to do with that certain thread, so we don't want to keep seeing that thread at the top of the forum list where new posts should be posted. For the people who still want to reply to the thread will receive an e-mail. Old posts should continue to the bottom of the list and new posts should be at the top.
I agree with Antoonio, this anonymous rating is stupid and doesn't stimulate communication. I don't rate anymore since people wouldn't know what I gave them anyway. Furthermore, best ratings by average is OK but it doesn't make sense. Adding an option best rating by total would be more just to the artists who got 50 tens and a nine (as it would preempt potentials Zoohs (but who was that...)).
I noticed that since yesterday, non-members are no longer able to access the art galeries. Members presumably haven't noticed, but I did so by sheer coincidence, trying to show my gallery to a friend from another computer than mine. I consider this to be a serious issue. I post my work freely, for the world to see and judge. If renderoity.com limits the world to renderosity members, it looses its mere reason of existence.
On the Poll, I went with the if it aint broke option cause I didn't see the one I'd prefer - an either or option: A check box to have it display the whole thread or only list the 1st post and number of replies. Harder to code, but best of both worlds. Without that, I prefer the way they are now to the way other forums are done, we have the best forum layout here that I've seen so far.
I really think annonymous ratings is pretty stupid. People post ratings and suggestions to help the artist improve, not to criticize their work. So I think annonymous ratings is pointless. And what if someone posts a comment that is a little confusing...the artist might want to contact that person for more details on how to improve, or to explain something confusing. With annonymous ratings, the artist will have to just ignore that suggestion without any understanding or much help. Please put the ratings back the way it was. This community is to make friends, and to bring people together. WIth this new idea of annonymous ratings makes it harder for people to connect with one another and share thoughts and ideas openly.
I've been pretty open in my praise for the nice things and good changes being done, in several places. But you guys have lost me on this one... Having to be a member to view the galleries is not an enhancement, it's a detraction. Sorry RC, can't hang on this one.
Btw, I didn't mean to pick on RC specifically in that last post. He does a great job, and I don't believe that the galleries/memberships thing was his call. Chalk it up to fatigue toxins. When I get ready to gripe on that one, I'll aim my comments appropriatly, in the "appropriate forum". Not at innocent bystanders.
I was interested to see the Hot 100 list - but surprised when my picture in the Bryce Gallery, posted Oct. 22 with 54 views wasn't on it - other pics with 54 views WERE on it (at the 70's level) - same posting day or the day before. Is this because I don't allow Ranking Numbers? If so - that should be changed. It would also be nice to have a small award gif that folks could post on their site - for making the list on such-and-such a date. thanks - dg
I think the hot 100 should go back to the 7 day format. That way people know what's going on throughout the week, not just on the weekend. I noticed there are alot more hits on the weekend and those who post during the week will not be on equal footing with those who post on the weekend! Thanks, Wyrmmaster