On Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:34:38 -0400
Martin Owens <doctormo@...155...> wrote:
On Sun, 2013-09-01 at 08:10 +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
The quality of said performance is not indicated by the use of
'unprofessional', there is a use for unprofessional to mean 'not
conducting one's behavior with respect needed in business' but that's
the administration of the skill, not the skill. Uploading jpegs is
unprofessional, get the proportions wrong is unskillful or
Professional - Earns money from performing skill
Amateur - Performs skill for the respect / love / fun, without being
While I have been aware of that meaning of "amateur" (see
), that's not the meaning I used there.
The meaning I used there was:
1. Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a
3. (by extension) Expert.
(taken from: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/professional#Adjective
Naturally, I didn't mean to imply that works done without getting paid are
necessarily inferior to works which were done in exchange for payment. By all
means, the two meanings of "professional" vs. "amateurs" are not
What I meant was that the quality of the work done and shared by Steve (or is
"Mr. Litt" preferred?) was not as high as I came to expect from similar work
I've experienced done by (possibly more) skilled and/or talented people.
Hope that helps.
 - I hope I don't sound too harsh, and if I do - I apologise. I don't expect
people to immediately be able to produce high-quality artworks, and Steve's car
artwork shows a lot of potential, and like I said, is well above what I have
been able to do so far.
Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/
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