Good topic but i’m on the other camp! :))
I mean, i’m checking new uploads and i leave good comments to the ones i like, hoping the authors of those files will come and comment my files too.
Hi, it happened to me few times, this wan’t nice but what can we do… I would never post such comment but few times I did shoot an email to the author with my remarks
Although I haven’t had a problem until now, I’ve seen cases where another author left a comment similar to this “The file’s broken.”, without having bought that file, and without any other details. Sometimes bugs can occur in the preview while the source files are just fine.
I don’t believe it’s fair or helpful to leave such comments so all possible buyers can see them. If someone spots a bug/issue and would like to help the author by pointing it out, he can use the contact form on the author’s profile.
PS. Positive comments are welcomed, when they are honest and appropriate (writing “nice file” on every new file accepted isn’t really appropriate), but since this isn’t a social website, I prefer my comments section clean, and for buyers/future buyers only.
A “Report Bug” button would be nice.
I feel that we as authors shouldn’t be so afraid of criticism. Sure a negative comment can be annoying or even embarressing to read, but I’d much rather have some author point out a flaw, giving me time to fix it, rather than a buyer finding a bug after their purchase, get disappointed and go on ragemode.
There’s a fine line between hating on items and actual constructive criticism. I feel we shouldn’t let the former ruin the chances for the latter – nobody ever got anything worthwhile out of the compulsory ‘Nice’ and ‘Good job’ posts, did they?
^ Now you are asking for the necessity of ‘pointing fingers’ on forums by generalizing everything. I don’t think the thread starter doesn’t knows what is constructive and what is hate.
Those authors who jumps into competitor items knows the art of “escape from being reported” still managing to convey decided words on the item comment.
Ofcource, that’s not a big trouble but definitely requires a light-hearted conversation on forum so that such practices will reduce just by seeing a thread title; you know most of the item criticising specialists spend their time on forums.
I honestly think that the comments on items should have a resolution system in place that allows an author and the original commenter to mark that something has been resolved so ratings and comments can be removed or improved.