I was just looking for some feedback from the seasoned vets here on CH. I was wondering how some of you respond or use communications with the CH? I take SH policies very seriously because I really enjoy it here and don’t want to jeopardize that. I’ve also always tried to maintain a high and constant level of integrity throughout my life, so since CH’s don’t always seem to know (or follow) the policies I’m unsure how to respond to some messages.
I’ve noticed sometimes a CH will be very specific about a word or phrase they like or dislike when they rate and comment on an entry. I’m not sure how much conversation along those lines is appropriate or allowed so I usually just thank them and say something along the lines of “I will see what else I can come up with…” or “I’ll submit a few more ideas…” If they say something more general about my submission that is relevant to other creatives I kindly suggest updating the brief or posting a public comment.
I don’t mean to go on too long here so I’ll try and wrap it up here.
I guess what I’m wondering is when I see the CH is actively communicating and I notice other creatives getting one high rating/shortlisted after another as the contest goes on I wonder if I’m being to cautious, hurting my opportunity to tweak my high rated? Are other creatives using this communication link more effectively, or do they just happen to be nailing submissions that contest? How much are we allowed to discuss a specific entry and direction for it?
I appreciate the creatives here and value your feedback and experience. Thanks!