I can’t say to go back, I’m one of the ones that didn’t get ratings and or feedback before this system. Now the only feedback I’m getting usually is those GF messages but at least sometimes it gives me a little direction and I’ve been able to turn NTYs into likes and even LOVES! (just did it 4 times yesterday, actually, for a contest) in a few cases. But people now want to go back to a system that didn’t work for so many of us (without offering ways to improve the chances of getting feedback in that case) and actually filled up many threads with people saying they weren’t getting ratings, they weren’t getting feedback, felt they were wasting time, etc. I’m under the full belief that certain things should be made better or improved rather than going back to an option that also did not work and also had people upset. Several people have said this about other issues as well and if we can’t go back on those and it’s rathered to try to improve those or allow them to remain, maybe this should be seen the same way.
So maybe see my previous post and that thread and let’s discuss possible ways to make this better, or go back but at least give ways we can improve feedback if we do, lets make it better if possible or have ideas at the ready because there is an underlying issue here that affects creatives and CHs in many ways. Simply put – feedback helps a creative be able to define a direction to better connect with the CH and offer them a better selection that has evolved with what the CH is looking for and therefore can ultimately shape the entries the CH receives and give them a better experience and better names and help them to find the perfect name. Feedback, though, has to be understood will take more time. But I’ve mentioned this before, at some point certain understandings are going to have to be reached by CHs – if they want a better experience, it may take just a little bit more time but with that little bit more time and attention, it can really work for them and we, as creatives, are always willing to go the extra mile, we just wouldn’t know when to or even how to unless things are shared with us. So, this feature has been a step, a step that can maybe work just may need improving, or if anyone else has ideas on how to go back but still take these things in mind, then maybe we can do that. But, much like the ratings some are seeking, things need feedback. This is your chance to give feedback. Let’s define a direction, not just give SH a “No, Thank You”.