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From: St 
Subject: Request?
Date: 10 Jan 2006 18:59:44
Message: <43c40420@news.povray.org>
Is it possible that the term/s 'AGE:' and/or 'EXPERIENCE:' could be added to 
the submission text file?

  My reason for this is that sometimes one can view an image, and you really 
can't judge it depending on the image submitted - sometimes the image 
'feels' like it's from someone fairly experienced, but you really don't know 
if they meant to try a 'cartoony' or 'serious' image or not, (unless they 
explain under the 'how this image was created' title), or they may lack 
experience, but produce quite a 'grown-up' (for want of a better term), 
image for their age. (In which case, I would also like to praise them).

   Personally, if there is a 12 year old submitting an image, (is there an 
age limit?), and putting some effort into a subject, then I would like to 
know this and help them, (comment), in whatever capacity I can, and judge 
accordingly.

   Just a thought.

   ~Steve~


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From: Tek
Subject: Re: Request?
Date: 14 Jan 2006 20:43:38
Message: <43c9627a$1@news.povray.org>
I second that motion! I was rather frustrated judging this round because I 
couldn't tell if certain entries were by newbies trying hard or more 
experienced people who were hardly trying. This greatly affects how I write 
my comments, though doesn't really affect my scoring.

Usually I just deduce it from the description, a detailed description 
usually means a lot of effort went in, a short one usually means the entrant 
is being lazy... but not always. This time I noticed a bunch of entries that 
seem to be related (possibly a class of schoolkids entered, as has happened 
before), and none of them provided much info in the text files, but I guess 
they were all newbies so I tried to leave good comments.

Also, I think experience is more relevant than age, there's plenty of old 
noobs :)

-- 
Tek
http://evilsuperbrain.com


"St." <dot### [at] dotcom> wrote in message news:43c40420@news.povray.org...
> Is it possible that the term/s 'AGE:' and/or 'EXPERIENCE:' could be added 
> to the submission text file?
>
>  My reason for this is that sometimes one can view an image, and you 
> really can't judge it depending on the image submitted - sometimes the 
> image 'feels' like it's from someone fairly experienced, but you really 
> don't know if they meant to try a 'cartoony' or 'serious' image or not, 
> (unless they explain under the 'how this image was created' title), or 
> they may lack experience, but produce quite a 'grown-up' (for want of a 
> better term), image for their age. (In which case, I would also like to 
> praise them).
>
>   Personally, if there is a 12 year old submitting an image, (is there an 
> age limit?), and putting some effort into a subject, then I would like to 
> know this and help them, (comment), in whatever capacity I can, and judge 
> accordingly.
>
>   Just a thought.
>
>   ~Steve~
>
>


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Request?
Date: 14 Jan 2006 20:48:01
Message: <43c96381@news.povray.org>
Tek <tek### [at] evilsuperbraincom> wrote:
> Also, I think experience is more relevant than age, there's plenty of old 
> noobs :)

  What would stop people from lying about their true experience?

  Someone with 5 years of poving experience could claim he started
2 months ago.

-- 
                                                          - Warp


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From: St 
Subject: Re: Request?
Date: 15 Jan 2006 05:36:07
Message: <43c9df47@news.povray.org>
"Tek" <tek### [at] evilsuperbraincom> wrote in message 
news:43c9627a$1@news.povray.org...
>I second that motion! I was rather frustrated judging this round because I 
>couldn't tell if certain entries were by newbies trying hard or more 
>experienced people who were hardly trying. This greatly affects how I write 
>my comments, though doesn't really affect my scoring.

  Exactly! It's not hard to score, (well...), but commenting becomes a 
hassle to the point where I've deleted some of my comments. I don't want to 
'talk down' to someone with better experience than myself, (and there are 
*many* out there), but at the same time, I know I can offer valid comments 
to less experienced than me, but I just don't know who they are. Some 
indication of experience would help a lot with commenting.


>
> Usually I just deduce it from the description, a detailed description 
> usually means a lot of effort went in, a short one usually means the 
> entrant is being lazy... but not always. This time I noticed a bunch of 
> entries that seem to be related (possibly a class of schoolkids entered, 
> as has happened before), and none of them provided much info in the text 
> files, but I guess they were all newbies so I tried to leave good 
> comments.

 At the very least, I think every entrant should *have* to reply to the 
"DESCRIPTION OF HOW THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED:" Even if it is short.



>
> Also, I think experience is more relevant than age, there's plenty of old 
> noobs :)

  True, and with my experience, I'll put myself in that bracket, ;o) but I'm 
finding it difficult to comment on this round, to say the least.


        ~Steve~


>
> -- 
> Tek
> http://evilsuperbrain.com
>
>
> "St." <dot### [at] dotcom> wrote in message news:43c40420@news.povray.org...
>> Is it possible that the term/s 'AGE:' and/or 'EXPERIENCE:' could be added 
>> to the submission text file?
>>
>>  My reason for this is that sometimes one can view an image, and you 
>> really can't judge it depending on the image submitted - sometimes the 
>> image 'feels' like it's from someone fairly experienced, but you really 
>> don't know if they meant to try a 'cartoony' or 'serious' image or not, 
>> (unless they explain under the 'how this image was created' title), or 
>> they may lack experience, but produce quite a 'grown-up' (for want of a 
>> better term), image for their age. (In which case, I would also like to 
>> praise them).
>>
>>   Personally, if there is a 12 year old submitting an image, (is there an 
>> age limit?), and putting some effort into a subject, then I would like to 
>> know this and help them, (comment), in whatever capacity I can, and judge 
>> accordingly.
>>
>>   Just a thought.
>>
>>   ~Steve~
>>
>>
>
>


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From: Tek
Subject: Re: Request?
Date: 21 Jan 2006 08:04:18
Message: <43d1eb02$1@news.povray.org>
"Warp" <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote in message 
news:43c96381@news.povray.org...
> Tek <tek### [at] evilsuperbraincom> wrote:
>> Also, I think experience is more relevant than age, there's plenty of old
>> noobs :)
>
>  What would stop people from lying about their true experience?
>
>  Someone with 5 years of poving experience could claim he started
> 2 months ago.

Well like I said I don't think it would affect the voting, just the 
comments, so if people lie we just end up patronising them!

-- 
Tek
http://evilsuperbrain.com


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