the technique stays the same does it not when i read a tutorial finished product not so good i just remember tht it is a technique and everyone's result ends up different ^^" dont upset the other artists she/he may be terribly hurt if they want more professional tutorials they dont have to look in the member submitted tutorials warn them if they dont like it they can go away As maya angelou once said " If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. " dont let them feel shame
Oh, not to say that advanced artists are the only people who can make good tutorials...just not complete beginners or ignorant beginners(as in doesn't want to improve beyond what they've achieved) artists.
I'm not sure what exactly is going on since I haven't really watched AH -_-;; but here's a general opinion.
I don't mind repeat tutorials in the fact that some use different techniques than others. Usually that helps my understanding better to do the same thing but in different ways.
What I do mind are tutorials written by obvious beginners because they are actually do more harm than good. Which are written by artists who hold alarming assumptions of art, such as not understanding the importance of anatomy, proportions, and other such things and go straight to 100% style (such as anime). Because they hold these assumptions, they basically show other beginning artists that it's okay to shrug off important understandings of art and take shortcuts when they draw.
So here is how I basically look at this. For technical tutorials, such as shading, anatomy, and whatnot, should be done by more advanced artists, who's been practicing/studying these sorts of techniques for at least a few years. Middle artists (for lack of a better word XD) can most likely get away with technique tutorials or whatnot, such as stylising, personal preferences, stages of art and such. Beginners...well, they should just practice and improve on any sort of technique before they attempt a tutorial. And ask questions or critique on other tutorials if they feel if they are unclear.
Setting up a clear guideline might help with this problem.
While we all appreciate tutorials. No one wants to read a tutorial where the end product isn't good. I understand that DA is a community of artists helping each other. But there are somethings that are just bad. I have been seeing a lot of manga line art tutorials specifically. The drawings are usually sub par and there is no way to tell if the photoshop processes actually work.
I don't think you should have to approve each individual tutorial.. But maybe try spreading a bit of a standard. If the artist who creates the tutorial isn't good no one will read it anyways.
I don't want to look like a jerk or anything just wanted to share my opinion.
Well, I haven't been here long, and only submitted one little tutorial, but I agree that whoever is making the tutorial needs to be SURE of what they're talking about, and have the confidence to get their point across.
I actually needed to elaborate a little on my tutorial to someone, but I was able to guide them through some inner steps (lesson learned!). I guess if one is able to answer questions in regards to their tutorial without a big "Iunno", that helps show their knowledge on the subject. It's tough to know all that needs to be put in a tutorial without making it too long or overwhelming.
So, this is my "other comment" answer to you. XD I find it one of those "it depends" situations as far as being strict. If you want to do more quality control, perhaps I can help as well, at least occasionally. I'm very good with proof-reading and editing things for clarity. Let me know sometime!
I Believe they should have their standards a wee bit stricter. Most of the tutorials are great and provide invaluable information. I think it's ok if the anatomy is a bit off. I'm saying only a bit! But we have some cringe worthy tutorials teaching anatomy who can barely grasp the concept themselves! So I think just a small amount of monitoring is needed, lets not go all nazi.
On the whole, they seem to be ok in my oppinion. If I see a tutorial I don't like, I simply hit the delete button off my inbox. Perhaps a mild form of censoring might not be a bad thing though, for example shocking english is a pet hate of mine. The odd spelling error is ok but some things really need a spell checker run though it first.
Maybe it it's kept the same, have some guidlines about it on the front page? I dunnu ;_; But I agree on what quite a few people are saying - that some of the tutorials have lots of anatomy mistakes in and this could be confusing/misleading..