The Importance of Feedback and Constructive Criticism

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  • [ – ] ibatheinglitter reply Your face is a work of art! And this is something the beauty "gurus" on YouTube need to learn. For the majority of them, any comment not praising them is automatically considered hate. Like... wut? I can understand that they do get a lot of actual hateful and petty comments, so maybe it leads them to be dismissing of any differing opinion. I still don't agree with it, though. It seems constant praise has given a good amount of them inflated egos. =/ But I guess that can apply to a lot of big YouTubers in any category.
    • Rawman parent reply Thanks for the compliment I thought my face reveal might make people sick lol. Negative comments are fine (in my book). I wish they would word it less nasty but we can sometimes pick out the lumps and see some perfectly good feedback. But yes constant praise (especially on appearance) can inflate an ego and "negative feedback" (legit criticism lol) can be seen as a bad thing even when it's meant to be helpful. I think this is the issue. People no longer want to take things in a positive light. Unless it's praise it's dismissed.
  • [ – ] SamEarl13 reply Yep, constructive criticism is a great thing to get. people that ignore negative feedback rarely ever last long when they're unwilling to change anything or try to improve.
    • Rawman parent reply Negative feedback is never fun I admit it. Like me when the dude said my videos are trash. It took some reflection to see the criticism part of what he said lol.
  • [ – ] duffy reply great video rawman. love it.
    • Rawman parent reply Thanks and appreciate the tip! I am very out of my comfort zone with this video so it's good to know it's liked. Thanks.
  • [ – ] Kentantino reply They cant say nothing about this site cuz they will get unverified lol and yes is good to tell people you f up that is better than being a two face guy XD
    • [ – ] lambdog76 parent reply I didn't take this video as being about a site problem, but rather Creator content criticism. Like someone telling me my shit is boring (which it is) aint Vidme's fault, but rather my friends on here not leveling with me.
      • Kentantino parent reply Now with the friend part is the same we all (site and creators) need to learn how to take criticisms. They do this to me alllll the time XD
      • [ – ] Kentantino parent reply Lisent to the video once more and he hitted that in one part so ;)
        • [ – ] Rawman parent reply Haha you guys are crazy. Nah this is a video I planned for a very very long time ago. I just didn't know how to make it. I liked when that dude gave me harsh feedback because it taught me a lot about my self and I had to get very uncomfortable to be able to improve.
          • [ – ] Kentantino parent reply Anyways great video like always XD at leats there still someone doing good quality content XD
            • Rawman parent reply Haha thanks. As you know I always try my best to give content that is nothing but my 100%.
  • [ – ] JustHypeVibe reply Feedbacks truly help the improvement of each content creator. It depends on the creator on how to deal with them.
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply It is the most important step for growth yep. It isn't always fun to take but as we grow we can take something from everything.
      • [ – ] JustHypeVibe parent reply I agree not everything we take are positive comments but what we can really learn is from negative feedback or more like an honest opinion where we can think and truly improve from there.
        • Rawman parent reply Yeah that is true. Sometimes that type of comment is unbiased​ and raw and what we need.
  • [ – ] USUandS reply dammit someone beat me to rawAunderMan... but nah this format works, especially how you present yourself. This is probably more of a comment than criticism but when i come to see your vids, I don't come for any specific format, I come to see you dish it out the way you do regardless if it's commentary, music or a n i m a t i o n now. I like that you're broadening your content style and i think that's only gonna help you in the end. Also, TEAM PICKED OOOOOO BABY A TRIPLE
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply RawAUnderMan hahahaha! Thanks man I really appreciate that. I do try to just present my self in my videos regardless of the format. I never had the confidence to do music but always want to. This type of video might be a 1 off I still have no idea. I don't mind the Grade A jokes but don't want people to think I copied his formula when I been an angry British man before people discovered him lol. Woooooo!!!! That's a team pick for all the people who never feel good enough and for all of us who feel our content isn't worthy but vidme show us even wack animation can be representing vidme lol.
      • [ – ] USUandS parent reply well you're definitely doing it right. I certainly wouldn't mind more of this kind of content lol it was entertaining and the (๑・v・๑)coitus(๑・v・๑) was very good. there's something about writing and drawing out videos that I've always enjoyed about animation so if you end up doing more, I ain't complaining
        • Rawman parent reply Coitus haha. I might not be able to use that in my next video. I wanna actually do the drawings good next time tbh. Gunna try find a way to draw properly on my tablet.
  • [ – ] CrazyRocky reply 1 billion subscribers on youtube and I'll dox the rawest of men AND post a face reveal
  • [ – ] topheradams reply Yes, yes and 100 times yes!!! I think feedback is important. I hate when people give the thumbs down on YouTube but don't say why. I want to know what you disliked so much you felt the need to show that you disliked it. On the flip side, theres a difference between constructive criticism and just out right rudeness.
    • Rawman parent reply 200 times yes! Haha. We need feedback man honestly if not for that moment I would still have bad audio and not care about making enjoyable videos. Being rude doesn't help no one (it can if you have thick skin lol) so I wish all people would be explain a downvote you are right some people just wanna be a scum bag haha.
  • [ – ] KotaTail reply I really like this format of video that you made, and I would like to see more of this style. Although your handwriting can be quite a dud, I like the points that you make on this video from how giving feedback can really help a person. (Although NOBODY gives me feedback and now my channel has died on this platform, it's so sad) I gave my friend some feedback as well, but all he said was that he couldn't afford anything better when he can just branch out
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply Thanks for that. You wasn't the first to say the handwriting is bad and I appreciate that. I might next time just use text because I was drawing on an old tablet with my finger. People are scared to give feedback because most times people cry or take it wrong. I personally don't care if someone criticises me. Look at this video I literally made the worst animation known to man (I knew the voice over and message would carry it though lol) but I was hoping for feedback. If people can use my comments as a guage for how to give or take or even how not everything is bad or good but can still work. I hope you can get some feedback on your channel and redeem it. Feel free to hit me up I wouldn't mind trying to help you redeem your channel.
      • [ – ] KotaTail parent reply Yeah I try to give feed back to as many people who need that as I can. Like the comments or messages are there for a reason, unless you clearly have nothing to say about the video. Also I'd at least like to get some feedback if you're interested, or at least let me know personally some video ideas for Vidme exclusive videos. Recently I've been losing viewers due to inactivity and stuff, so I could use your help telling me what I need to do.
        • Rawman parent reply Sometimes I don't give feedback when I should I will admit. But i agree comments/messages are their for a reason. I got some stuff going on in my life but when I have a day I could go over your channel. I could maybe do like a showcase/feedback/review sort of video (probably have elements of harsh feedback for comedy lol as a follow up to this video) but it's an idea, no idea if it would be possible any time soon. But I will definitely do my best to try go over and give feedback. Tbh I personally haven't seen an issue with upload frequently because I upload like 3 videos a month on Vidme... We just have to give our all and be as genuine as possible. For example to make this video it took me a very very long time. But with my videos I do them all in bits. I give like 1% of a video here and there. I would draw one or 2 pictures for this video at different points of the day on my tablet lol.
  • [ – ] POVincent reply As a guy who makes videos where I critique movies...what he said.
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply Critique of movies is one of my favourite genres. I'm not any good at it but I love channels like YMS etc. If not for them movie makers would probably be so much worse too.
      • [ – ] POVincent parent reply YMS rocks. I first heard about him during the Cool Cat fiasco
        • [ – ] Rawman parent reply I think that might been me too when I heard about him. I wish he would do exclusive content here.
          • POVincent parent reply Well, if things continue to decline on Youtube, big guys like him will need to focus on newer sites, like Vidme, to get their content out and make their money.
  • [ – ] Ripstar reply now I'm wondering if you have critisism for me @Rawman
  • [ – ] OrangeJuiceJones-Games reply Yeah I agree with this wholeheartedly. I've had keyboard warriors tell me that I suck, and I'm like whatever with that. I would love to hear what people like about my content and any areas that I can improve on.
    • Rawman parent reply Keyboard warriors can be helpful. Unless they literally say "you suck" that means nothing. If they say "your audio sucks" you can work with that lol.
  • [ – ] ZTV_Productions reply True words.
  • [ – ] EmeraldMasterPixed reply Don'tchya'll get a big ol' wiff of GradeAUnderA, only crazier and less brutal in terms of exposin' the hard truth. A softer tone in personality rather, just as loud, BUT LEARN TO LOVE IT THOUGH! Yea, I agree, feedback is always important to have, because without it, people's creations would suck and would continue to suck because everyone would be so use to the lack it that it'd APPEAR as harassment, which sucks in general. Gotta keep the creative efforts at their peaks, no matter how hurtful the truth can be, people do it because they care about their fellowship in varyin' ways, and that's important and good!
    • Rawman parent reply Hey that feedback is too harsh and made me sad!! I'm GradeAStsrUnderAStar. That's the big issue feedback is interpreted as harassment even when it's not even harsh it could be "your audio needs work" (I've been told that about my older videos. As you could tell from that clip my old audio is bad!). I really wish creators would see it as a positive, even when it's destructive feedback you can still use it as feedback.
  • [ – ] YungJ reply Ahhh late nights on vidme hitting the random channel button haha.
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply # 2 in trending! Way to go! :)
  • [ – ] RetroBit reply The joke got as dry as she did in mid coitus! BAD-DUM. Also great face reveal! Now I'm going to have to wrestle with this erection for awhile. :-/ In all seriousness I'm very glad this got featured because as hilarious as it is- you covered some very core elements of being a creator. There's a reason that I reach out for criticism! As you said it's the only way to improve! And as much as we do want to support or friends nothing is worse than treating them like special snowflakes. Constructive criticism builds character, destructive criticism makes you a dick. Hahah. Enjoyed the animation a lot! :D
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply Hahahaha!!! Damn!!! Mid coitus dryness ahhhh (hello darkness my old friend!) Thanks man. It's true this is literally the video that I wanted to do since that comment (about 4+ months ago). If I had more time I would have shown what I done to improve. You your self are great at taking criticism it shaped your channel in this new direction and I love it! I'm glad you enjoyed this "animation" lol. We all know it's hardly an animation but still haha. I hope next time I can actually do nice pictures.
      • [ – ] RetroBit parent reply The only animation I've publicly done is my channel intro and I know how much work goes into such a small bit. So good on you man. Haha. I DO hope to see more videos like this from you in the future as it speaks volumes of your character AND folks need to hear the damn truth! Im not a great animator at all but if you ever take up Adobe animate feel free to DM if you have any questions man :-)
        • Rawman parent reply Also thanks I'll be sure to hit you up about that. I'm seriously considering this as a regular style as it's gone down pretty well.
        • Rawman parent reply I love the intro on your channel as you know. Yeah my character is not for everyone I know but I'm trying to bridge the gap a bit. To show people I'm human haha.
  • [ – ] MaximVB reply Yep, constructive criticism is definitely helpful when you're starting off! In fact, it's helpful all the time!
    • Rawman parent reply You are never above or too late to receive constructive criticism. It can help everyone!
  • [ – ] BrianAiya reply Respect to you for trying to something different :D Did you draw that face with the mouse? Ps that face is a perfect shape for your twitter profile pic. You better use it as your prof pic!
    • Rawman parent reply Haha oh god I know brass candy hates the ren and stimpy so I might. Nah funny enough Mr Neda drew it because he thought that is how I might actually look.
  • [ – ] lambdog76 reply Grade A Under A called...
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply Bump. We can't let this video fall down the list, yet. :)
    • Rawman parent reply Lol you can't stop it it's going down now. I just hope this video helped atleast one person learn to take feedback and not be so fussy or scared about doing their best even if it's gunna look bad like my animation.
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply Still up there, I see :)
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply #1 on trending YAY!
  • [ – ] AxxL_Afriku reply Everybody who tells me my content is shit is lying to me.
  • [ – ] QuasarGaming reply I like this animation type style of video, haha you're like one of the only channels I watch on here now
    • Rawman parent reply Haha thanks very much for saying that it means a lot. (The random upload schedule and style just too crazy yeah haha)
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply I liked your video a lot. I agree. Constructive criticism helps us learn what works and what doesn't. :)
    • [ – ] Rawman parent reply A lot of us are at a lucky point in our video making (career? lol) where a small change can impact our future in a big way. So feedback will hurt but will also change us to be a million times better creators. My channel should be the perfect example of this.
      • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic parent reply Yes. My brother in law hated my sound quality as far as normalizing. I did the best I could doing it in Movie maker, but you can't be precise in M.M. He invited me over and taught me to do sound. It still isn't great, but a huge improvement. I'm learning. I bet you find my videos boring. LOL They don't have a lot of pizzaz. I am working on that. haha I am targeting a specific audience too. I know that not everyone will like them. :) I am gaining followers daily :)
        • Rawman parent reply See it's all about taking lessons and feedback and improving. I'm sure your audience will appreciate the improvements regardless if the content isn't for them.
  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply I like that you differentiated the characters this time visually. Makes it easier to follow that there's contrary viewpoints and not just contradictions.
    • Rawman parent reply Yeah originally I was just going to have a blank screen but figured that this would work better lol. Thanks!
  • [ – ] LoyalKnight reply When giving constructive criticism sometimes it can become "Destructive Criticism" People think constructive criticism and destructive criticism is the same thing but it's not. Go to Wikipedia and search "Varieties Of Criticism" there is more to criticism then constructive. No matter what type of criticism you give it's up to the other person not to take things so personally.
    • [ – ] smithpolly parent reply LoyalKnight : That sounds a bit like "I get to say any nasty thing I want to anybody and if they get upset about that , there's something wrong with them."
      • [ – ] LoyalKnight parent reply That does not sound like that at all. People do not know how to give constructive criticism or take constructive criticism, not be offended, and work to improve. Both parties are to blame.
        • [ – ] smithpolly parent reply LoyalKnight : You wrote : "No matter what type of criticism you give it's up to the other person not to take things so personally." It certainly sound like you think both parties are to blame from that.
          • [ – ] LoyalKnight parent reply I also wrote "people don't know how to give constructive criticism or not take constructive criticism personally" It's still up to the person getting constructive criticism to take it as helpful or not.
            • smithpolly parent reply LoyalKnight : So you don't think people tailor how they give criticism to someone?. Whether it's their boss or their landllord or their friend or their family members or a video maker,, if they say "Hey,Fatface, Lose some weight" to one, that's what you think they say to everyone." and it's up to everyone not to take that criticism personally.
  • InternetUnwind reply Fantastic video, well done grade....i mean rawman! Well said, i think you told your point very well!
  • CFWIllie93 reply Haha nice video. You seem like a combination of "I Hate Everything" and "Grade A Under A." Overall very interesting points you give. Hey man, I'm recently new here. I don't know if you would help me, check my out content and hear what's your feedback? Thanks :)
  • Stoonios reply good to see GradeAUnderA finally uploading again!
  • Stoonios reply ur an ugly cnut
  • Tai_Moya reply I agree 100% thats why i dislike just saying "nice" or "neat" when someone posts their artwork on social media. I prefer saying in detail what i liked/disliked. And your comedy is A+ lmao
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