View Full Version : "Judge my box" threads

03-14-2012, 12:44 PM
I always read these but seldom, if ever, comment.
There are some really bizzare things stated by the folks evaluating the boxes.

I think a large part of the problem is the intent of the poster/reviewer.

Are you commenting as a judge, or as a fellow cook?

I would comment on a box one way with my "judges hat" on.
In that case, I would stay as close to the KCBS or FBA rules as I could.
I would only discuss things that would add or subtract from the score IAW the rules--nothing more or less.

I would comment quite differently with my "cooks hat" on and offering advice on how to make the entry score higher.
In that case, I would feel free to comment on details, no matter how minor, that might help pick up a point or so.

Just a thought.


03-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Since the poster is asking for us to "judge my box", I always reply as a judge and how I would actually score the box if it was at my table. I can't speak for everyone who replies to the thread, but I just do what is requested. If the poster wanted help/suggestions on how to improve the box, then they should probably restate the title and not use "judge" (maybe use "help" or "suggestions").

Just my opinion.

03-14-2012, 01:08 PM

I understand your logic.
In a better WWW world, that would be the case :-D

Unfortunatly the replies are, in many cases, so far outside the rules that it just makes me wonder what perspective the poster is coming from.