sfabro wrote:theres a difference between constructive criticism and hate mongering. im afraid what Vik had to say was the latter. theres no room for remarks such as that in a forum that is supposed to encourage artistic growth whether through praise or disagreement. obviously there are a lot of people that like this design and obviously there are a lot of people that dont like the design - and for the purpose of expressing that is reason alone for why these boards are here, not to call names and hate speech to the people that dont think the same as you.
The first paragraph I wrote was supposed to be ironic; I realize now that it was almost impossible to pick up on it over an internet forum without facial expressions to go by, so I don't blame anyone for not seeing it, but that's what I was doing. I was throwing his tack back in his face, the "oh, well you should take any and all criticism as a way to improve yourself". Some criticism _is_ worthless, and I was demonstrating that. There's nothing "constructive" about calling someone garbage, just as there's nothing constructive about calling a known, hard-working designer lazy.
Even if I weren't being ironic, though, hate speech? Seriously? Hate speech is what leads to violence. George Wallace spewed hate speech, Hitler spewed hate speech. I was calling out someone for being a jerkface on the internet: Let's keep things in perspective. I was even silly at the end. There was no woot filter for the last insult I said, and when I realized that I created my own ("richard noggin").
The irony of it all is that I haven't even voted for the shirt. It's clever, and I like the idea behind it, but I wouldn't wear it myself.