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So, do you leave negative comments on deviations? 

824 deviants said Very rare or never
109 deviants said From time to time
34 deviants said All the time :devil:

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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I try not to...Some people (such as myself) tend to take it as an insult.
kemurikat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Leaving negative comments will just come around to bite you back.
Zalcoti Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I try not to be negative about art, just constructive and helpful.
toyotomiinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Spain we say "If you can't say anything good, better stay quiet" is more ellegant.
andava Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
If anything, I want traffic....even if the criticism is negative. In fact, I like negative feedback, helps me learn as an "artist."
Queak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Find two things to compliment for every critique / two nice things to say for every mean thing.
That's a pretty good rule.
TheWiseWeirdProphet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
''No. But i wish more people would be open to constructive crticism''

Venikins Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe in helpful critique and not being an ass hat. :)
lapin-foufou Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Digital Artist
No. But i wish more people would be open to constructive crticism
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
I try to give supportive comments when I can. If I feel I have advice or a suggestion to offer, I do so politely. My personal rule is that unless I know I can do much better, I have no right to complain about anything.

Obviously, that means I never have to complain.
johnnyjester Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This poll really sucks! ;) Just kidding! I notice people getting really upset by thoughtless comments every once in a while. I think it's a mistake to take many of these comments seriously simply because so many people on this planet are clueless wonders. Some people get 99% positive feedback but pay more attention to the one guy who's clearly got a stick up his ass. It's important to be realistic and be able to take criticism from jerks and experts, alike. Mostly, though, people are extremely supportive on Deviantart. Thanks everybody! This site STILL ROCKS! :)
kreedantillesordo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only constructive criticism do I leave...
calleena Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, never, hardly ever any criticism, even constructive XD when someone gave me a save or a comment I try to give one back and if all they have are drawings of dogs in their math notebook I'll just day something like 'nice dog'. XD silly and a lie but for that person it means a lot and can push them to improve and not leave this site
knightlyone Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I try not to, that being said I rarely leave comments anyway.
gekitsu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i prefer being positive, but when i see something to point out, i do. i try to be as respectful as possible, though. i know how mad i am at myself when i messed up something simple, and just didnt see it because i grew too used to what it looked like. being aloof and teacher-like doesnt help a bit. im more like "hey, this looks a bit off to my eyes" instead of "lolol your anatomy sux!" or even "well, you definitely need to work on your anatomy, bub."

after all, there can be thousands of reasons behind bending or breaking a rule - so feedback as to whether something sticks out or draws attention to it can be helpful to gauge whether one got away with the rulebending.

after all, i see us here more like artists showing fellow artists their current stuff, not showing artworks to an audience, exhibition-like. to me, dA is definitely a shop talk environment. :)

rude or disrespectful comments, just to make someone feel bad are off the mark in any situation.
Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Only constructive criticism when I feel is sorely needed. And very rarely
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Some of my constructive crits have been construed as being "negative" but not very often and it's usually when the artist has an ego the size of Mt. Rushmore. lol I do give crits when they are not asked for but it's usually only when I see something massively wrong with a piece and everyone else is just handing out asspats and ignoring the issues in the art.
I didn't leave a crit on your shark hunter girl because everyone else had already pointed out what was off with her anatomy (though I got that the missing nose was part of the style and tribute to fftactics). There was no reason to just further compound what you'd already had pointed out for you.
Other than the anatomy flaws, I saw enough in the picture that I liked to still add it to my favs.

But no, I don't try to be negative in my comments, and never abusive.
Hokunin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Только положительные.
whitevillage Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
For now, I never left a negative comment on someone's work. I don't see the point to commenting on something I dislike, I just click it away.

I don't mind to leave a critique as for improvement, but that depends on the artist that wants It or not.
sergeant-tasker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
From time to time, when I see that the art is clearly ripped from someone else.
EdGarcia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
never! if I don't like a piece or gallery I just never go to it again. I'd hate to say something that may have a person stop doing art when they someday may do a piece I simply love.
ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Чтобы сподвигнуть меня на незапрошенный критический комментарий в негативном ключе (подразумеваю под этим отсутствие обильного сдабривания критики освещением удачных аспектов и общих слов поддержки), должно иметь место сочетание сразу нескольких факторов, наиболее каноничный случай: художник-профессионал выкладывает работу, насыщенную некими откровенно вырвиглазными деталями, с полным отсутствием сюжета\задумки\смысла, выполненную на помятом листке в клеточку левой пяткой и с описанием, наполненным самолюбованием и оскорблениями в чьей-нибудь адрес. Но даже в этом случае все претензии к рисунку будут вполне конкретизированы. Оставлять же емкие комментарии вроде «чёт’ ты херню нарисовал» - бессмысленно и невежливо (даже если по сути дела так оно и есть).
Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
1) что есть негативный комментарий?

2) Без относительно филосовский стороны вопроса - да, периодически, но некоторые люди заслуживают чтобы им указали на их место.

3) споры это (иногда) весело.
Denimecho Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I assume this poll is the result of the comments you received on your newest picture? (if it's still the newest)
I usually don't leave negative comments. I leave concrit but I always make sure to add some positive feedback between all the concrit, as to not make the artist in question feel as if they just drew a bunch of crap with nothing good in it at all.

Now, you shouldn't take your recent comments as a bad thing, even though they probably were pretty harsh. The reason why you received them is that you're so talented and your pictures are pretty much perfect, so the recent one just surprised some of us a bit.
With great power comes great responsibility XD?

But srsly, I'm sorry if what I said upset you in any way. I assure you I didn't intend to. I was just surprised because you're one of the artists I draw inspiration from.
VascoDeuboeir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I don't leave any negative comment because I'm even not able to correctly draw a basic circle...
ObligatoryOnsen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Critique? Yes, often.
Bashing, insulting, etc.? Never.
Nochiel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Негативные комменты не оставляла никогда вообще. И последние несколько лет взяла себе за правило, не лезть с критикой, если критику не просили, не зависимо от ресурса и художественного уровня автора.
okonomiyaki4U Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
This is what I like on DA! Most users know how hard it is to get better. Whether it is drawing, painting, photography, ... , whatever! There is a certain respect even for "bad" (or better "not yet good") stuff. You do not get this kind of environment on Youtube etc... So thank you guys out there very much for creating a place where everyone can grow! Love you all!
MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by a negative comment. I would never leave a comment just to antagonize someone ("your work sucks" or "this is just awful"). If I think a piece of art is terrible I simply move on. Constructive criticism may seem negative, especially if it's done crudely. But if the intent is to point out areas of improvement, I would not consider it a negative comment.

Based on the assumption that "negative comment" means a comment that disparages a work or a person, no one should ever post a negative comment on dA. There simply is no place for that here, IMO. This is where you come to discuss works and help others improve, not to make personal comments or try to insult people, whether directly or through their works.
Canoda Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Mostly on technical stuff. Cant ever remember doing it on a concept or the like. But only to people who are clearly trying to get better. And of course its no use being a dick about it.
RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I don't make negative comments. Frankly, I don't quite see the point in it. Some would excuse negative comments as being/offering "constructive criticism", but the simple fact is you don't know the artist in question. Perhaps they are full of doubt about their work. Perhaps they are merely sensitive. Regardless, offering praise or nothing at all is the most mutually beneficial direction someone can take.

When it comes to Deviations it really does go back to the old adage of "If you don't have something nice to say..." It might seem cliche, even myopic, to some. But the simple fact is you have to take others into consideration. What might not offend you could offend someone else.

Now, if someone is making some kind of "statement" designed to insight strong emotions (i.e. religious or political depictions) then they should, in all fairness, be willing to accept positive or negative responses.
Tevokkia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will occasionally leave a bit of criticism if they've requested it, but I keep it constructive: preface it with something I liked, then point out what could be improved and a potential way to improve it.
Anmaril Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I try to be honest in comments, the stuff I like, and stuff I don't like or would do a bit different. But I would not try to take them down because of stuff they created.
Ramsbee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Helping to make someone better is okay but being an ass for no reason isint
maxblackrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only if they seem to be going out of their way to be contradictory but at the end they are free to make what they want. I usually leave happy thoughts. :)
Uncleshifty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
From time to time, but only if it is constructive. If I am offended (rarely) I just move on. Different strokes for different folks.
Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I'm assuming this has something to do with that recent native girl art you uploaded...
Dragonsmithy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I rarely make a negative comment if a submission crosses a moral or intellectual event horizon, and sometimes I'll ask pointed questions or maybe even troll a little regarding same, but on the whole... what's the good of it?
Jaebird88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try to be as polite as possible in my negativity.
Flick-the-Thief Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Для меня, например, критиковать или оставлять негативные каменты на ДА является моветоном. Для негатива есть борды, а для критики - арт-форумы. Поэтому проявления хейтерства стараюсь игнорировать, в чём хорошо помогает языковой барьер - просто влом вникать что тебе там понаписали басурмане:) Хотя, по моим наблюдениям, проявления негатива более характерны для русскоязычных граждан, чем для иностранцев.
Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Флик, тебе просто на местных, когда они вошли в раж, натыкаться не доводилось. А вообще это не зависит от национальности.

Плюс местные зачастую руководствуются негласным правилом "если не можешь скзать что-то хорошее - лучше молчи". Наши эту установку в гробу видали. Отсюда и всё остальное.
LucidARTDVC Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Не, всё же наши в этом отношении менее толерантны.
Как пример: Что-либо было запощено. Мало удачное. Появляется некто: "Чё за херню ты нарисовал? Та ты ж безрукий!". Ну и дальше закидоны навроде ты его кровно обидел, тем что это запостил.
Задавать встречный вопрос типа "Я, что, лично тебе это нарисовал?" или "Ты вообще кто?" уже как-то даже и не хочется.

А *их* не гласное правило, я думаю, звучит немного по другому "Не нравится? Проходи мимо."
Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Ну мне лично несколько раз выдали такое и даже не на ДА это было. И ничего.
Если ты не умеешь либо указывать этим людям, что место их у параши или либо переводишь разговор в другое русло, а если ты не можешь...что ж, это плохо.

Нет, то что я сказала это почти прямой перевод "if you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all". Это часто употребляемая цитата из какого-то фильма (забыла какого).

Первый раз встречаю человека который оперирует словом "толерантность" в не ироническом/саракастическом тоне.
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
never bothered.. its pointless really .. i dont even do constructive critism only if i know that person well enough that when they ask me and i'll agree !!!

im the if you dont like it dont look type of person .. im really not going to waste my vision on something that i do not enjoy!
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
It's really absurd leave a negative comment in a draw that you don't like, if is like that, why to leave a comment?? just skip the image and keep looking something you like, for me that's just stupid and I hate when people do it, mostly the ones that do it are VERY jealous and don't have any idea of what they are talking (mostly for not be hard).
gemlord-art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Occasionally negative, but only if the person in question is a friend, because giving a friend shit is the right way to express affection.
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Aesthari Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Never actually, I just don't say anything if I've got no nice words to offer.
MitchMitton Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is hard to not make a comment sometimes but then you must remember that you were young once and wanting attention. I have been an instructor and even in a classroom setting you need to be careful. I think the saying that you are your on worst enemy comes in to play and an artist must always look at other art and messure themself aginst that. After all it is all about hand and eye relationship and training the eye is just as important as training the hand.
LucidARTDVC Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Посмотрел с какой лёгкостью народ к предыдущей простой почеркушке-эксперименту гадостей наговорил...
Маленькое наблюдение какой тип людей оставляет негативные камменты:
1. Люди без какого либо чувства такта и толерантности... иногда просто мудаки.

2. Начинающие художники. Пипл слабо ещё чёго-то умеет, но активно штудирует книжки до того момента когда у них начинается бзик на "правильности"... Иногда негатив этого сорта рисовал связан с лёгкой ревностью, что, мол, чьё-то, что, по их мнению намного хуже того что якобы могут они, привлекло внимание публики больше. Дейли девиейшнс поглядите - там такие пасутся. Болезнь свойственна молодёжи... и почему-то в основном женского полу :)

3. Рисовалы со скилом, но без имени. Эти ребята таки много могут, но в какой-то момент мания величия вдарила по мозгам.Зависть, гордыня, заносчивость... Самый опасный и гнусный тип.

Вообще, что интересно большие серьёзные известные дяди редко коментируют/отвечаю и из того что говорят почти никогда не говорят гадостей. Им тупо некогда :)
Сомневаюсь, что хоть за одним местным селебрити ( ну например Адамом Хьюзом) водился бы хоть один негативный комент без причины.
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