Hi David, when we first made the move over to the new format, I thought the difference between the Image Critique Gallery and the regular Galleries were this:
Image Critique - People looking for a critique and feedback
Regular Gallery - No critique desired, but a sharing only gallery and comments should stay away from critiquing the image.
I thought I saw this explanation more than once. However, in Avian Gallery (I mostly stay here, so I cannot confirm this with the other galleries), it appears many critiques are still happening.
On a personal level, I really don’t care. However, this leaves me confused on which gallery to post my image. Why would I want to post in one gallery vs. the other if critiques are happening in both galleries? It also confuses me on what type of comment to make. Because of this, do we really need two separate galleries for the same topic? Ever since I became a member, NPN has always been a critique site. If people are leaving similar type comments in both galleries, I would say lets just combine the galleries.
One last thought: If we still want two separate galleries for each category, why not use the main one for critiques like it has always been and the second one as an entry for a weekly editor pick only? Maybe only allow one entry per week per person? Something to really distinguish the difference.
I would like to know what others think?