So...I'm new to Threadless and less new to web based marketing.
OK, got that little disclaimer out of the way.
I'd love to continue by saying that Threadless looks to be a very cool way to obtain recognition and exposure in the textile industry. Especially considering many have not actually been able to experience the different aspects of the process directly. Very cool...forgive my redundance...or don't.
Next, I would like to ask humbly for feedback on how others choose to score submissions. The scoring averages look to be pretty harsh across the board. I've seen horrific stuff over the years working for 3 different screen printers, but in those cases, I was burning screens and pulling squeegees. Those designs were paying my wages and "scoring" was, um....not necessarily enabled. People buy crazy bad stuff, to be honest. Please do not misinterperate, I'm not advocating for bad design or execution, I'm just questioning the low scoring averages. Are these averages low because people are scoring every design they see, and on a basis of "That's a clown design, I hate clowns = 0 score"
Being so new to this, I have chosen to only score what I would wear on a conceptual basis, if I don't like the concept or theme based on my own style preference, I SKIP IT. If I choose to score it, I then rate it by the overall execution and/or illustration style and profiency. There are and will continue to be times when I see something that just jumps at me, even though I wouldn't wear it, and I will score it. Usually a bit higher because of that fact that it has grabbed my attention.
It would be great to hear some feedback from some of the more seasoned contributors, harsh as it may be, on my scoring theories.
At the time of this post, have submitted a staggering "1" designs, so I would understand being completely disregarded. In any case, there are definitely more design ideas coming.