POV-Ray : Newsgroups : irtc.general : Bravo : Re: Bravo Server Time
22 Jul 2024 00:58:44 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Bravo  
From: Trevor G Quayle
Date: 3 Mar 2011 12:50:00
Message: <web.4d6fd39d27614c3b81c811d20@news.povray.org>
Fabien <fab### [at] gmailcom> wrote:

> The "new" IRTC literally sucked, quality-wise, (the images,
> not the site), compared to what was produced some years
> ago.

While you may have some points worth arguing regarding maintaining of the IRTC
site, I think it's a bit harsh to lay such criticism on the images in the newer
contest site (I assume you refer to the TINA CheP).  The people working on the
images generally have worked hard at learning the program [POVRAy] and using it,
whether or not their images can be classed to a 'high-quality' standard.
Perhaps some of the preious entrants that had developed great expertise in
POV-Ray have been absent (for whatever their reasons), but that is no reason to
casually sling such unconstructive, anbased and blanket criticism at those who
have participated.  They are there to learn the craft and present what they have
done, and perhaps learn something from it.  That has been (generally) the whole
spirit of POV-Ray and the community since it's inception (I have been using and
present here intermittently since 1994, there others that are even longer).  The
spirit is for everyone to learn and contribute, through praise encouragement and
constructive criticism of what they have achieved so far.  This is one of the
best and consistent communities I have ever run across.

Would you criticize a 5 year old about his crude drawing of a person and tell
him it sucks?  Perhaps one day that 5 year old will be Van Gogh, having learned
and developed far beyond that initial crude drawing.

Say what you need to regarding the running of the IRTC, and those responsible
can handle that, but please refrain from slagging the artists.  If you have
specific constructive criticism on how they can improve their work, it would be
much more welcome and helpful.

Thanks

-tgq


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