Commenting Guidelines

 Be You! Respect Others!

I want you to use the comments section at the end of each lesson to help you learn, share your thoughts, questions, and ideas about the lesson content and add your drawings and images for feedback…

Because this section is for the benefit of all our drawing students, we have a few guidelines so that everyone feels safe and comfortable sharing their own thoughts and drawings - and to enhance everyone’s learning experiences.

Using the Feedback and Comments Sections

You can ask me any questions you need to using the comments forms at the bottom of each lesson page or the 5-Day Challenge page.

If you’d like to share your finished exercises when you’re done, for my feedback, you can also add these using the comments form at the end of each lesson or the challenge page. You can upload images of your drawings, so it’s helpful to have a camera handy to take photos of your work. Maximum size for image uploads is 2MB each. Accepted file types are JPG/JPEG/PNG/GIF. Instructions for uploading images are here…

Drawing Skills Course

Take a few minutes to introduce yourself before you start the course, in the comments at the bottom of the course ‘Welcome’ page. Tell us your name and where you’re from and what you’re hoping to get from the course.

General questions about drawing (if you’re not sure where to ask a specific question) can be added to the comments form at the bottom of course ‘Welcome’ page.

General Info

If you have a question about your purchase or if there is a problem with the website or commenting forms, please email me at lotti@lottibrowndesigns.com or contact me via the contact form on my site and I’ll do my best to help. To protect your privacy, please don’t add personal details of your purchase or email address to the comments forms as they’re visible to all the students signed up for the course.

The comments forms are provided by Disqus. You will need to sign in to Disqus or create a Disqus account (for free) if you don’t already have one and will be prompted to do so to make your first comment. You will be able to upload your images as well as your comments to the section so that you can share photos of your drawings.

IMPORTANT: The pages of the course and challenge are private and password protected so that we can share our artwork in a private environment. The comments on these pages will not appear publicly so long as you set your Disqus profile to private (instructions to do this here…) but they will be able to be seen by anyone who has the password for the particular page (i.e. the other students on the course as well as future students to the course). If you leave your Disqus profile as public, anyone you’re connected to on Disqus will still be able to read your comments on this site.

Be civil

Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about individuals or groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.

Criticize ideas and not people. Don’t get personal! Please avoid name-calling, responding to the perceived tone of a post, or knee-jerk reactions.

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it.

Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.

Stay on Topic

Please, post your comment or artwork in the right place (that means at the end of the appropriate lesson or in the general section at the start of the course if your question or comment is not related to a particular lesson).

Don’t post off-topic comments or discussions.

If you have a problem or complaint about the content of the course, please get in touch with me directly about it and I will address your concerns as promptly and effectively as I can. Negativity and complaining in the comments and feedback section can affect other students’ learning experience and enjoyment of the course, which is not fair to them.

No Spamming

A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.

No unauthorized advertisements, promotions, or links to other sites.

Copyright

If you didn’t draw it or write it yourself, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.

English only

We currently only support English-only discussions. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed.

If you see something, say something

Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you. 
 
If you see an issue, all you need to do is flag any comments for review. There’s no need to try and tackle it yourself or get drawn into a debate. I will review the comment and delete it if I feel it’s inappropriate.

Repeat offenders will be banned from posting in the comments and feedback section and may be asked to leave the course.

Please note that I cannot be present 24 hours a day 7 days a week, but I will do my best to respond to all comments and drawings and to ensure that the commenting and feedback section is a positive space and an effective learning environment for us all.

Happy Commenting and Sharing!