I’m not complaining. I’m not making recommendations. And yes, this question pertains to ratings but is more on a standpoint of personal opinion that I am seeking from my fellow wonderfully talented creatives. Aside from our staying encouraged thread, it is hard to stay as such. My question is simple, and I just want to know what you may think on this. Lately, I have received ratings of only NTYs and OTRTs. Looking over my past entries page, I believe that my style and experience at this has actually improved, yet if we were to go by ratings, it wouldn’t seem such. As I’ve admitted before, I have naming and branding experience before I even really realized it was a thing. My overall rank is dipping more and more with each name I submit and I honestly think it is because I am outside the box sometimes with my style. I don’t do the cookie-cutter names generally that seem to be on-trend. My only win – in my opinion, is a cookie-cutter name, at least looking at it until you examine how that name was decided upon. For me, that single win – was actually surprising and yet disappointing at the same time. Disappointing because it ‘looks’ so cookie-cutter in contrast to most of my others. My question is this-- This system seems against those that have non-traditional styles. It does not mean that I am bad, or have bad quality but lately given everything that is how I am feeling just because how the system is. So what is the best course of action in this situation? Should I just deem myself as not made out for this type of thing and move on to something else (especially because if I don’t move on and this continues, soon I will be limited in everything I can do --limited entries, no early access because I haven’t accumulated enough points to buy early access, not enough points to secure my names and place them on the marketplace when that becomes a thing, and whatever else may be created that is determined by this system, time as a member ((which I don’t have a lot of since I’m still fairly new)), points, etc.)? Or is everyone else experiencing this for the most part and think I should just give it a bit more time and see where this all ends up?
Honestly, I haven’t been very active and I’ve essentially kind-of quit the forums too (except for this and a couple other posts), and there is several reasons for this. But one of the main ones is really because I think as it’s been stated that the system as-is, isn’t friendly for some types of people. I don’t use name generators, I research, take notes, research more, and put a lot of thought into my submissions. I don’t have illustrator anymore so I can’t do the other creative contests. So I am stuck. I honestly don’t think my ideas are really that horrible or sub-par. It’s just everyone is different. The system is how it is and it’s not going to change. So if everyone is getting similar ratings, lately, then I’d be willing to wait it out. But if not, then either I am biased (which is funny given how self-conscious I am to anything I do) in thinking my names are decent despite how I am being rated, and really should just take a spoon of reality and move on, or something else. But either way, I’m not sure, what should I do?
So comments, advice, anything that anyone could provide from when they might have been in this situation and what they have done when such, or anything that anyone can provide would be helpful to me and maybe anyone else that might be going through this or might go through this at some point.