Yeah yeah, posted a blog entry already today, oh well. I already warned you all!!
Anyway, i've noticed something today and it's REALLY beginning to bug me. I don't mind people being a critic, giving critiques on works of art and the like. Not at all, it's what helps us writers and artists do better work in the future. But what I DO mind is people knocking something down without giving reason, or saying degrading things that in no way helps.
What am I talking about? Well, besides my opinion on the fact that MMORPG.com had limited forsight when they allow it's users to bump/bury things, but those people who bury without saying why. Especially when it's a piece of work that someone spent hours on. Case in point, I recently uploaded some pictures of weaponry I have worked on in Second Life. To me they are works of art, as it takes creativity, patience, time, and an idea to get it done. I've spent a few hours on each item, i've spent time and patience and frustrations one ach carefully crafted creation, but people don't seem to take this into account.
If you are going to bump it, say why. If you are going to bury it, you are obligated to say why it deserved a bury. Why is that, you ask? Well, one it gives me an idea as to why you disliked it, where I need work, and the opinions of others. If you just bury without saying why, to me, you are just being an immature moron that has no taste. Now I know a LOT of people on here dislike Second Life for whatever multitude of reasons there are out there, and I can pretty much gaurantee 90% of them have never tried it, think it's filled with sick sex addicts and freaks, and a waste of time.
But to those who HAVE tried it, and enjoy it, know that most of the people in Second Life are creative, well mannered, mature folk who are just there to have fun and use Second Life as an outlet for their creativity. I felt I would share my cretaivity with those on this site, to show them that not everyone who plays Second Life are just degenerate sex fiends with no life. To show them it ha spotential, it has it's use, and it CAN be fun.
So, to ALL of those who buried my uploaded pictures or have made degrading comments without giving either a damn good reason or some semblance of civility, stop. But I won't limit it to just my stuff, but others too. Stop burying things people upload because you "Just don't like it or whatever game it's a part of." That's not why we uploaded the pictures. We wanted to share with you our finds, creations, and joys. And get some good opinions on the side.
And to whoever is in charge of MMORPG.com, I implore you to remove the Bump/Bury option on EVERYTHING. It does not help creative growth. It only hinders creativity and makes others feel bad. It's unneccessary, as we all know, 90% of the internet is filled with immature dolts who are only out there to make others miserable.