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New Site Awards for Fanart Rating

Posted: 19th December 2011 17:30

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I have felt for a while that not enough people go to the fanart galleries here on CoN to show their appreciation for the artists who have contributed here, some of them for going on a decade. I understand that a lot of folks don't feel comfortable leaving comments on art, especially if the folks in question are not artists themselves - as someone who once was in that position of discomfort, I know that it can be a tough barrier to hurdle.

I want all of us to feel like we have some interaction with the artists here, though, because we want to keep our fanart section going and bringing in as many new artists as we can to supplement those who have submitted dozens of pieces. Even if you can't speak to the composition or lighting or media of fanart, the artists still love it when you're willing to at least subjectively decide how you feel about art, both as a whole and on their individual works.

So, starting today, you can now show a little bit how much you care about CoN's artists by voting on fanart and being rewarded with site awards for doing so! We'll keep track of how many ratings you make, and your account will soon be able to show off just how much time you spend looking through our galleries.

A few things you will want to know: one, we've reset the tracking of ratings on all fanart, so yes, you can re-rate fanarts you've rated once before. Also, we don't track the number that you rated, only that you rated. If you really feel that something deserves a low grade, give it - nobody will ever be able to call you out for it. We want honesty in our comments and ratings, because that's what makes them valuable. Finally, you can only receive credit towards site awards by being logged in when you make your votes (by checking the "remember me" box when you log in). If the site doesn't thank you by name after you rate a fanart, you probably didn't get credit. Edit: If your name doesn't show up but you're definitely logged in, though, you did get credit, don't worry.

So, please, use some of your time over the holidays of the next couple weeks to show your appreciation for our artists. You can bling out your own profile a bit while doing so, and then everything's a bit shinier sitewide.
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Posted: 19th December 2011 17:38

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Cool! A much appreciated feature; thanks R51.
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Posted: 19th December 2011 19:28

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I like it; it gives me a reason to go back through all those fanarts and re-vote on them. I'd forgotten about how great some of these are.

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Posted: 19th December 2011 23:18

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But I already went through stuff and rated/looked at them before! </whine>

Sounds like a good idea though Josh! Maybe it'll get the artists working a little bit more (like myself). Although, it's not much of a carrot for me. I do fanarts because my muse leads me there.

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Posted: 21st December 2011 00:53

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But I already went through stuff and rated/looked at them before! </whine>

Yeah, me too! I must have rated a good 100+ pieces . Might just have to hunt them all down and rerate them wink.gif .

Of course, rating an art piece is the easy part, but if this new award gets more people to at least view the galleries, then it's definitely a good thing. They might even leave some comments!

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Posted: 21st December 2011 01:14
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Posted: 21st December 2011 16:28

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I would have loved to make the thing include comments, too, to make it more easily retroactive, but there's no real way at the moment to discern between good comments and garbage comments - I'm sure you guys have seen the difference between them from time to time. smile.gif

In any event, I know, sucks that I couldn't backtrace the old votes, but at least it's not that big of a time sink to re-vote, right?

And yes, Kame, I do hope that it makes some folks really want to get back in the habit of drawing and posting here. Maybe even get you guys to help get more new artists here, over time. I know that there are hundreds of places to post fanart on the web, but we're at least among the better of them, I would hope!
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Posted: 21st December 2011 23:00

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Definitely a great idea, that'll not only bring back some focus to the art community here, but again, let the contributing artists know their works are appreciated a little more frequently.

I, for one, need to get to some fanart again sometime soon, and this should be some good inspiration!

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Posted: 26th December 2011 10:28

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It definately at least got me to look at them. I used to love looking at peoples fan art when I joined back in 07. but back then I came on here during my down time at school when I was looking for something fun to do that I couldn't get detention for. I'm graduated now but this definately helped me go actually enjoy the hard work people put into their fandom.
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Posted: 27th December 2011 23:14

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I gotta say, I like that little animated chocobo that shows up as the site's tallying my rating.

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Posted: 4th January 2012 18:09

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So... I've noticed people are liking the new system, since my 'unread posts' are now 50% or more fanart commentary haha.

It's a veritable flood of artwork review! Starting to look like my DA page... haha.

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Posted: 17th January 2012 13:17

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I gotta say... the whole thing is sort of making me self conscious of the fact that I give every artwork I see a 5/5... before it was never being counted, so I didn't think about it, I guess.

I'm a very understanding critic. biggrin.gif
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