Guidelines for posting SPUD comments
I really wish I didn't have to make this page, but I feel like I
The "comments" feature of the SPUD project is intended to
allow SPUD photographers to learn from the pictures they post
here. Think of it as an online peer critiquing facility. With that
in mind, please follow these guidelines when posting comments.
- Do not post unnecessarily rude or harsh comments. Remember
that the idea is to help your fellow photographer, not bash
him or her.
- "Great picture" is not a helpful comment.
- "Gack! What a POS!" is not a helpful
- Specific observations
are helpful. "I like the way you lit the subject
from the side" is an example of a helpful comment. "Too much
backscatter -- try lighting from a steeper angle" is another example.
Comments don't all have to be positive -- but remember what
I said about helping your
- Feel free to ask questions of the
photographer, hold back-and-forth conversations, etc.
- You don't have to leave a "rating" with
your comment. If you want to leave a comment with no rating, just
don't click on a rating number. Your comment will be recorded with
"n/a" for the rating.
- NO ADVERTISING! Ads will be deleted and the
person posting the ad will be permanently banned from further
Please do make use of the comment feature. I think it will be
helpful to all photographers who visit the site and/or contribute
their pictures to the project.