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        02-20-2010, 10:27 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kayty    
    haha too right, when I see some pony club kid with their horses head strapped to it's chest and hind legs a mile out, tell you or spyder or even mercedes that you have no idea what you're on about, I must admit I do shake my head and smile inwardly.
    How do you learn if you cannot take advice and criticism from those who are wiser and more experienced than yourself?
    I soak up all the information I can like a sponge, if someone comes out with a response to a question that I hadn't thought of, i'll always store it in my memory bank because you never know, one day I may just need to use that piece of advice.
    agreed 150%
         
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        02-20-2010, 10:45 PM
      #12
    Trained
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    This is the reason I do not post in this forum anymore!!!
    This is why I quit posting in the critique section as well. I just don't bother anymore.

    I'd be honored to get help from you Anabel or Spyder anyday :)
         
        02-20-2010, 10:50 PM
      #13
    Trained
    If I need a hand with something, I'd go straight to my coach, or possibly pick the brains of anebel or spyder via PM if need be. Although at the moment in my horseless state of despair there's not a hell of a lot to ask about other than how to get that **** little horror head mare to MOVE! :P
         
        02-21-2010, 08:15 AM
      #14
    Banned
    Thank you so much for starting this thread; took the words right out of my mouth.

    I only post in certain critique threads: 1.) Where there's no "Please be nice!" qualifiers 2.) Where the photos are of sufficient quality to give a meaningful critique 3.) The poster seems to be willing to accept constructive criticism.

    If the photos are so glaringly horrible with obvious problems demonstrated I don't post either, I assume other posters on the board have that covered.

    I usually try to be tactful and diplomatic; find something positive to comment on as well, but truthfully analyze what's presented.

    I spend a lot of time analyzing the photos and formulating a response; having my observations discounted or blown off will effectively keep me from responding to that person again.

    PS - and this is a personal pet peeve - if the original post's spelling, typing, internet jargon or lack of understanding of basic horsemanship terminology make it diffiuclt for me to understand the post, I just don't bother.
         
        02-21-2010, 08:59 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    Yep of course there are a few who need to tone it down a little. But they are not usually having a personal go either. Just putting it bluntly and it gets taken in the wrong context. And once people have their back up over something then they continue to be under the impression that every comment that is not 'you are perfect' is a personal attack.

    Nothing on this forum is a personal attack unless you know each other personally. We come from all corners of the globe, will never meet so don't take things so personally!! Does it matter if someone in South Africa thinks someone in Iceland has a terrible position?????

    Take each and every critique and USE it. 99% of the people who respond to a critique are doing so to help you. They've put in the time and effort to type out a long response, and to have the OP turn around and have a shot at them saying they don't know what they're talking about is a huge kick in the guts when you've put effort in to help that person.

    I know when I have posted a reply to some critique threads I've been shot down in flames by the OP, often I've spent over 30 mins typing out a reply to a critique, and will give a detailed explanation on the possible causes of the problem, and give what I can as a solution. Unfortunately, this picking things apart bit by bit appears to many posters as though I am having a go and pulling them apart.
    Very true.
         
        02-21-2010, 09:15 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Worthy of a Sticky. Well said.
         
        02-21-2010, 09:31 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    This is the reason I do not post in this forum anymore!!! I have spent literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on my education as a rider and to be told that I don't know what I am talking about is quite offensive. More offensive than me telling someone to get a coach and take a few lunge lessons!
    Yes, I agree with the OP, people are too sensitive to the HELP they are given.
    I am very careful if I post anything in that forum. Once I posted my 'bay, overweight, angloarab' in the section, wanting to know how his weight loss was going. Instead I got abuse about his colour, people were saying he wasnt 'bay' (he is btw).
    I think people wanting a critique should prepare that people are not going to tell you what you want to hear and people are going to disagree with eachother. AND critiquers should keep specific to the question asked.
         
        02-22-2010, 02:49 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Thank you for posting this! I rarely even look in the critique section anymore. Too much "ur horse is beauutiful" crap or "ur the best rider ever". When I was first on here I would check out the critque section to improve my eye for conformation and learn more about riding in general. Now I don't really bother.
         
        02-24-2010, 01:25 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    haha too right, when I see some pony club kid with their horses head strapped to it's chest and hind legs a mile out, tell YOU or Spyder or even Mercedes that you have no idea what you're on about, I must admit I do shake my head and smile inwardly.
    Where, WHERE is the line to tell Anabel, Spyder and Mercedes to say that they have no idea what I'm on about?! LOL!

    Thanks for posting it. I felt for long time to write something like that myself, and only the fear that it may be banned or some people will go after it pretty rudely stopped me from doing that. Whenever I see the post "please, be nice" I HARDLY can resist to say something not so nice, or just say something like "it's a CRITIQUE section, not Pictures!". I used to come to critique section, but rarely do it now just because of such "be nice" posts and because lots of people got offended by comments and/or suggestions. So some threads are nothing but a fight between the OP and supporters and people critiquing.
         
        02-24-2010, 01:34 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    I was just reading a critique a couple days ago... and the OP was so offended by some of the conformation flaws. I agree... that if you ask for opinions... be prepared for the good, bad and the ugly. Learn from those with more knowledge than yourself.
         

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