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23 May 2010 - 11:4932568
Offering Comment Swaps
Hey were trying to get more comments on our cosplays so we gonna say if you comment on our cosplays we'll comment on one of yours ^^


23 May 2010 - 12:0132570
Quote Final-Hearts-Cosplay:
Hey were trying to get more comments on our cosplays so we gonna say if you comment on our cosplays we'll comment on one of yours ^^

Well why not comment on things you feel are good and feel the need to comment on? I'm sure if people think the same they'll comment to you as well. It's not myspace. I don't think comments matter.


23 May 2010 - 12:1232572
Surely bribing people to comment on your costumes isn't the best way to get comments?

Most people would comment on a costume if they've seen something about it they like. If you want feedback in the comments there's a whole forum for that (http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?fid=8)

I agree with Miiol - start looking for other costumes that you like/think look good and comment on them, that'll draw people to your costumes! ^_^


23 May 2010 - 12:3632574
Agreeing with the others here, the main point of the comment system is for people to comment on cosplays that they particularly like or want to give some sort of congratulations to (or sometimes ask for advice on parts of it). The way you've posted this thread makes it seem, as Purfectly_Purple says, like you're bribing people for comments.

In my opinion it's unneccesarily encouraging a popularity contest based on the amount on comments one has.


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23 May 2010 - 13:4632580
I love how recently people are treating comments as a popularity contest... *sighs*


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23 May 2010 - 14:0932581
If you want honest, constructive comments, I find that the best way is to ask friends who have seen my cosplays in person. That way they can make informed comments rather than basing their opinion on a few photos.

Also, friends know how much they can say. On the internet people who are frank with you might get attacked by others who don't know they're just giving the con crits you want.

So, in my experience the best con crits are given offline.


23 May 2010 - 14:5132582
i have to agree x_x heck, i hardly ever comment... something really needs to catch my eye first, so dishonest commenting purely to raise my own presence isn't an option.


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23 May 2010 - 15:0132583
This is pathetic, nuff said


23 May 2010 - 15:1432586
Quote Final-Hearts-Cosplay:
Hey were trying to get more comments on our cosplays so we gonna say if you comment on our cosplays we'll comment on one of yours ^^

This isn't a competition; it's not about having the most comments on your cosplays. Yes it's nice to receive them of course, but I doubt that asking for them is going to do you any favours or increase your popularity. You may find it turns out quite the contrary. Remember, comments can turn out to be negative as well as positive - so you might be disappointed at what you receive.

So I agree with everyone else above: look for costumes you like. Maybe search for some that you're interested in seeing - or better still, keep refreshing the 'home' page and check out the random photos and costumes that appear at the bottom of the page. I have seen some fabulous ones appear there which I may never have seen otherwise, so I've commented on them whether I know the individual or not.


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23 May 2010 - 15:2432587
Quote sjbonnar:
I love how recently people are treating comments as a popularity contest... *sighs*


this is why i've said that if a fav-ing system is implemented, it HAS to be without a counter. any other way and it will turn into a boasting contest.


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23 May 2010 - 15:2632588
ergh why do people think comments=most popular

most of the costumes with the highest amount of comments are made up of discussions or jokes between people, or half the comments come from the owner of that costume themself just saying thanks for the comment above.

if someone likes your costume they'l comment on it


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23 May 2010 - 15:2932589
Agree with all posts, this is slightly lame...


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23 May 2010 - 15:3732590
i agree with the others. not only is this not needed, but it will have the reverse effect and make you look bad. its not a race or a competition. ive always found that the cosplays with the most comments got that way by the cosplays owner replying to the comments, hence why i dont usually comment on my own cosplay. just go with the flow, if people like your costumes, they will comment. and of course, if you comment on others, they will likely look at yours to see who you ar, and will comment if they like it.


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23 May 2010 - 15:5632592
Come on guys, the OP didn't say they wanted more comments for the sake of popularity. They could be wanting more con crit. Why not give people the benefit of the doubt? There's no need to make anyone feel bad here.


23 May 2010 - 15:5832593
Quote Pez:
Come on guys, the OP didn't say they wanted more comments for the sake of popularity. They could be wanting more con crit. Why not give people the benefit of the doubt? There's no need to make anyone feel bad here.


I don't think anyone is trying to make them feel bad. It's just an issue I guess that everyone has a strong feeling on.


23 May 2010 - 16:1632595
Quote perfectly_purple:
I don't think anyone is trying to make them feel bad. It's just an issue I guess that everyone has a strong feeling on.

Not just a strong feeling, but a similar feeling.
perfectly_purple is right: we aren't trying to make the OP feel bad, we're just being realistic about it.

I've just looked through some of their completed costumes and a lot of the ones I saw don't indicate which event the costume was worn at. Fair enough, if they weren't actually worn at an event - or indeed if the cosplayer didn't want to fill that field in - but that field helps people recall seeing that costume which might help encourage comments or feedback of some kind. Look at the 'Events' tab at the top of the page - it's one of the options available when searching.

Hmm... slightly off track there but still connected.


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23 May 2010 - 16:2332596
It's a subject everyone is passionate about, I totally agree. It's just that... IMO it's no use telling someone they've got it wrong if you don't tell them how to get it right. Like Lunar_Kitten just said, there could've been more info on the costumes. Telling the OP this will help them. Calling them "lame" or "pathetic" is not going to help anyone or improve anything. The OP looks pretty new to the forum and perhaps don't know how things are done here, it's better to be helpful and welcoming and offer a bit of hand-holding where needed.

This isn't a personal attack against those who responded negatively, it's just how I think the atmosphere in forums can be improved in general.


23 May 2010 - 17:2132602
Quote Pez:
The OP looks pretty new to the forum and perhaps don't know how things are done here, it's better to be helpful and welcoming and offer a bit of hand-holding where needed.
The OP is spicecake on another account I believe, reading her other posts about this. So no, not new.

I don't think anyone is calling the OP lame or anything like that. They are saying the idea of comment for comment is lame, not con crit.


23 May 2010 - 19:1332607
Quote miiol:
I don't think anyone is calling the OP lame or anything like that. They are saying the idea of comment for comment is lame, not con crit.


Agreed! I was refering to the Comment for Comment thing its a little bit Myspace O_O


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23 May 2010 - 19:2232609
It's a very interesting discussion if nothing else. As there do seem to be some people that think more comments = better cosplay. There are also some AMAZING cosplays with very few comments as well, does this make them anything less than amazing? Of course not!


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23 May 2010 - 20:0132613
Quote sjbonnar:
It's a very interesting discussion if nothing else. As there do seem to be some people that think more comments = better cosplay. There are also some AMAZING cosplays with very few comments as well, does this make them anything less than amazing? Of course not!


This.

And, I just prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. Guess it doesn't work every time. ^^"


23 May 2010 - 20:1332615
Quote miiol:
The OP is spicecake on another account I believe, reading her other posts about this. So no, not new.


I read their Bio and it appears to be a whole group of people:

Memebers.
Spicecake
Uke
Kimi-Chan
FoxBox97
Kadaj
Rufus
Akatsuki Master
Tatty Bo Jangles
Pedo Bear
Da Ninja
Mikuru the Hamster
Goi Boi
Chipmunk
Strawberry Lemonade
Princess Chibi
Neko


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23 May 2010 - 20:2932618
¬¬ Really? are we actually having this topic?

If you like a cosplay you will comment on it.
If someone else likes your cosplay they will comment on it.

Cosplay is not a competition (unless entering it into a masq or event) We do it for the fun! And if people like our stuff then Woo bloody hoo!


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23 May 2010 - 20:4032620
I don't believe that more comments = better cosplay, but unfortunately there are some people that see it this way.

If it were a case of them asking for comments on their cosplays for the purpose of concrit then it'd probably be best directed at the Cosplay Help And Critique forum, and I'd be more than happy to help. But if it's a case of just wanting comments for the sake of it then this isn't really the right way of going about things.

I'm sure a lot of people like getting comments on their cosplays but I personally don't expect them from people. Tbh it makes it so much nicer when someone does comment on something you've made, especially when it's unexpected and you haven't had to provoke them for it ^^

Just my 2 cents, not intended to offend


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Last edited by Chibi (23 May 2010 - 20:41)
23 May 2010 - 20:5432622
Quote Chibi:
I don't believe that more comments = better cosplay, but unfortunately there are some people that see it this way.

I think that's the whole essence of this thread. I think it is quite sad if people post their cosplays purely to receive comments (I'm not saying that's what they are doing!).

Quote Chibi:
If it were a case of them asking for comments on their cosplays for the purpose of concrit then it'd probably be best directed at the Cosplay Help And Critique forum, and I'd be more than happy to help. But if it's a case of just wanting comments for the sake of it then this isn't really the right way of going about things.

Agreed!

Quote Chibi:
I'm sure a lot of people like getting comments on their cosplays but I personally don't expect them from people. Tbh it makes it so much nicer when someone does comment on something you've made, especially when it's unexpected and you haven't had to provoke them for it ^^

That is very true - it's always nice to receive comments on cosplays, especially if they are positive comments! But surely genuine comments are better than those that were asked for?

Incidentally, it would be nice to see more information about the costumes, rather than just the costume icon and one or two occasional photos. Maybe that might lead to more feedback?


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