Reread:You seem to have missed the point entirely I am not mentioning what I think is or is not good I am stating that each entrant should spend as much time as possible and put care and consideration in to each entry and have same kind of goal set for themselves if they plan to enter again and again and some people do this.
Criticizing people to improve and cool and all, but who's to say they aren't doing so already? As mentioned previously, we all develop at unique rates. Expecting people to improve as quickly as one's self is outright selfish. A simple 'what works well and what could be enhanced' kind of critique I believe is fine, and I do encourage people to do so more often. But telling people that they should strive their hardest implies that they aren't. Who can truly say that apart from those who personally know all these people and their skill?
However, you do imply that from your statements. Did it not come into mind that some of these people might actually be doing their hardest? How would they feel if someone suddenly looks at their work, and tells them "you should give it your all next time"?Also I don't expect everyone to move at my pace that would be ridiculous I have had many years of experience and lots of free time to out that into practice.
Define 'best'.And museums/exhibitions usually are meant to showcase their best pieces
Aesthetic experience is not at all "the most pleasing to the eye." Aesthetic experience is an experienced that one acquires when one views an object as an art object, rather than as an object from the material world. You're completely misunderstanding me here.not necessarily the most pleasing to the eye but the ones that wow are sure to be shown not hidden away for no one to see.
Not if they do not wish to. Given the lack of definition regarding the purpose of the CC, it's not clear as to whether the entrants are all artists, or anyone. If it's the latter, then pushing them to work harder is unnecessary, similar to how unnecessary it is to push a doctor to play basketball better.My other main concern is players are being mollycoddled and it may be politically correct but it isn't that helpful for stimulating personal growth and development in my opinion.
I don't think you quite understand the whole point. If I do something for pure enjoyment of me doing it while I would normally not, and someone pops in and tells me "you should try harder", I'm going to be discourged because apparently I don't do hard enough, and will stop even trying altogether because it goes from being "fun" to "stress on trying to improve". I don't wanna improve if I'm simply an hobbyist. I just want to have fun doing it. I don't expect people to pay me for it, so I don't see any purpose of me improving on it. CC is a display of contents made by users, not a museum where people try to take each other's attention. There's no need for improvement, and if I'm told to do so for whatever reason, I'll stop bothering altogether because people apparently don't appreciate my effort.Its as usual though no one can take criticism without jumping to red alert...
How are you going to grow an identity if you're told your good at everything?
The CC is a compendium of art of any genre. It allows anybody of any ability to showcase something they have made that is to do with Terraria. It is not a place for feedback, or really to show off. It's an exhibition of the community as a whole, to see what they can achieve.Criticizing people to improve and cool and all, but who's to say they aren't doing so already? As mentioned previously, we all develop at unique rates. Expecting people to improve as quickly as one's self is outright selfish. A simple 'what works well and what could be enhanced' kind of critique I believe is fine, and I do encourage people to do so more often. But telling people that they should strive their hardest implies that they aren't. Who can truly say that apart from those who personally know all these people and their skill?
Concerning the analogy regarding museums, that's a rather inaccurate point of view. Museums do not showcase the best, after all, 'best' isn't exactly a great descriptor for something so vague. Art museums showcase artworks which relate to their theme, as well as provide aesthetic experiences and what they consider art [according to the different art theories]. A movie poster is undeniably a well-thought and designed artwork. After all, it is created by one or more professional artists. But you're more than likely to see simplistic art in art museums, such as minimalisms or even abstract.
The CC has its own theme too, and whatever it is, I'm sure they seem to accept even that which experienced artists find unappealing. From the looks of it, it's made for anyone and everyone, including those who aren't artists themselves, to post creations. In my perspective, this looks to be more of an "oh neat" showcase rather than a showcase to reveal one's greatness. If that's the case, do respect what they accept or not. Otherwise, I feel it's best to take that sort of criticism regarding the CC in a more personal environment.
With all that being said, I kinda do wish the CC has a written description of its purpose. Without knowing, some of us really don't know what to expect. Like above, we might expect great things, but the CC might only showcase 'anything' stuff to the point where some of us are discontent with the expectation. A description can easily fix this ambiguity.