Rating a Website- Rewritten rating guidelines Jul 20, 2008 11:09:43 GMT -5
Post by notreal on Jul 20, 2008 11:09:43 GMT -5
Nyur, well, the rating guidelines Psera wrote up in the Forum Games most certainly apply to all ratings. These are rewritten to remind you what is acceptable when rating someone's website. Let's be helpful, not jerks, kkthx.
1) Offer at least SOME sort of explanation as to why you gave the website the rating you did. This is probably one of the most important rules. A simple 9/10 is not only spammish and lacking in substance, but not helpful in the least to the site owner wanting crits. I suggest you bring up three or more things that could be improved with the website, or even why you rated it so high! Give those 10/10's some congrats.
2) Don't knock off points because you aren't familiar with the subject matter of a website. Honestly, people, they want to know what they can do better regarding layout, text format, graphics, etc. It doesn't help them at all if all you're going to say is "i haff nevur seen naruto so ur site sux"
Ignore the *content* unless you are looking to crit on grammar or *lack of* content, for that matter. Personal bias on a subject does not come into play with crits, remember that.
3) If you are staff on a website, do not rate! Super selfish much? Anyone who bothers to post in this board is most likely serious about rating, crits, and website design in general. This type of self advertisement is pathetic and will not make you any friends. [/Harsh] There is an advertisement board, next time we're looking for a cool new website we'll be sure to check *there*. Let's not spam with self inserts to make your site look more popular. ^_^;
4) Never deduct points because you feel disdain for the general group a site is pointed toward. You're into Kataang, the site is about Zutara, bleh bleh blehhhh. Nobody cares. This isn't relevant to your rates anyway. Nobody wants to see how much you hate Zutara, we want to see helpful tips on how to make the site better---And "KATAANG/ZUTARA/JATE(wtfrandomlostship) IT UP A BIT" doesn't count. Be respectful to people's opinions on the site theme, that is not something you have a right to critic.
5) CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM =/= FLAMEZ We should all know the difference by now, but some still can't get it right. Flaming is downright being rude and insulting the site owner, while giving constructive criticism is giving helpful advice without presenting it on a platter of hostility.
6) If you dish it, Know how to take it! Alright, site owners, this one is for you. You want rates and crits. When you post your site, you need to realize it will most likely be torn to shreds. People are not going to spare your feelings if they feel it needs a lot of work. Do not freak out whenever you get a bad rate! It's all a growing process, and we all want to help each other to get better. If you consider a post a flame, report it to a staff member, but I promise not every single crit is a personal attack. XD