POV-Ray : Newsgroups : irtc.stills : Request? : Re: Request? Server Time
3 Mar 2024 09:41:52 EST (-0500)
  Re: Request?  
From: Tek
Date: 14 Jan 2006 15:43:38
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 :)


"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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