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Old 02-09-2017, 05:09 PM   #23
John West
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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW View Post
A good asset to RP and a great classroom for those willing and wanting to learn to perfect their craft.
That is the kind of attitude you need to have to make this place work for you. Human nature is such that it is too easy to simply blame the screener for being unfair or worse when an image gets rejected. I certainly was that way in the beginning. But once you mellow a bit and realize the screener does not hate you and use this place to ask some questions, you can learn a lot. It is unfortunate the screeners don't have the time or inclination to be more thoughtful. But that is where this place takes over and you have multiple critics which is what you really need, since the esthetic judgements can be subtle and complex, the give and take is good. Over the years I have learned a lot from the folks here.
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