Before using or responding to Please Critique! —please read the following Definition of Critique: –noun1. an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review. Definition of Criticism: -noun1. the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.2. the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding.3. the act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work, musical performance, art exhibit, dramatic production, etc.· · · · ·Being critical along with your personal feelings is completely legitimate, and is what we ask for when you respond to these Please Critique! threads. Do not be afraid to speak your mind, but remember that you need to be perceptive when judging work — explain why if you can.· · · · · — when giving C&C: Talk about negative aspects of the work, but make sure it is backed up by intelligent insight rather than just your own feelings. Suggest how to improve. • A little compliment goes a long way. Beginners often give up on designing because all they get are negative responses, which ultimately do not give people direction: they get lost in where to begin. Be sure to be constructive in your responses, find the good and the not-so-good. — when receiving C&C: Whilst, of course, you have to be understanding when receiving feedback, take it on the chin. Don't be disheartened if a piece doesn't get the reaction you want it to. • Listen to the constructive criticism for definite, and don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't fully understand somebody's reaction — just ensure you aren't being defensive when doing this. A good designer / artist takes in many perspectives, perceptions and ideas and should revel in the opportunity to hear opinions; it is the only way to improve. If you feel like you are being flamed, report it to a Moderator immediately. ————— .