What is a critique?
A critique can be written by any registered Yessy user. The critic can give their impression of the art. A critique can also be written by an art buyer when they have purchased art on Yessy. The critique is generally written about the art item they purchased and their experience with the seller. Potential art buyers can refer to the critiques when making a purchasing decision.
How do I leave a critique?
You must be a registered user before you can critique art. Once you are registered, navigate to the art that you'd like to critique. On the item page near the bottom you'll see a link entitled "Critique this art". Clicking that link will allow you to critique that item. If you aren't already signed in, you will be asked for your email address and password.
Can I critique the same art more than once?
No. You can only give one critique per art item. If you critique the same art twice then your new critique will overwrite your previous critique.
Can I change my critique?
Yes. Simply critique the art again and your new critique will overwrite your previous critique.
Why didn't my rating seem to affect the overall rating?
The overall rating is calculated only once per day. Each night, all the ratings are calculated to find the average rating for the item. Your ratings will be reflected in the overall rating the following day.
As a buyer, how do I leave a critique?
You can leave a critique once you have purchased the item. To leave a critique, you first need to go to your order online. You can view your order by going to Your Orders & Offers. Click the appropriate order, then click the link entitled "Click here to leave a critique for this seller." You will then see a section entitled "Please critique this item and seller" where you can leave a critique.
Do I have to be a registered user in order to leave a critique?
Yes. You must be registered with Yessy in order to critique art.
Can critiques be deleted?
No, critiques can not be deleted once they have been submitted. You can, however, edit your critique.
As a critic, what is the nickname associated with my critiques?
If you are a registered user, you provide a nickname when you write a critique. This provides you with some anonymity when the public reads your critique. You can make up any nickname, within reason, as long as it is not taken by another user.
As a critic, how can I change my nickname?
You can change your nickname by editing your critique or by writing a new critique and providing a new nickname. The nickname associated with all your previous critiques is automatically updated to reflect your new nickname.
As a seller, how do I respond to critiques?
As a seller, you can provide a response to critiques by using Power Edit. In Power Edit, click on the "Critiques" link that will be located in the left-hand navigation. In the form that appears, provide your response to the appropriate critique and then click the "Save" button. Your response will then be emailed to the critic and will also appear with the original critique in your gallery.
Where can I see the critiques?
If an item has been critiqued, then the critique will be shown at the bottom of the page for that item.
Can I contact someone that left a critique?
Yes. To send a critic a message, click on their nickname displayed with their critique. Clicking on their nickname will bring up a form which will allow you to send a message to that person. Also, as a seller, when you respond to a critique, the critic automatically receives your response via email. In that email, they are also given instructions on how to send you a message through your Contact page if they wish.
As a seller, how do I completely disable critiques?
As a seller, you can turn off the ability for visitors to critique your art. Sign in to Power Edit and then click "Critiques" in the left-hand navigation. On that page, you can choose "No" for the question "Allow your art to receive critiques?", then click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the form. No one will be able to leave critiques of your art.