AdderXYU wrote:Dear woot,
While I am in agreement with the basic flavor of this message (ie: write some damn rules and stick by them), I am ecstatic that you rejected this shirt, despite it being nowhere near the fog at the time. There's nothing wearable about it. I understand that that may not have been your intended goal in its rejection, but your lack of reason gives me hope that a simple copypasted tank running over a stick figure might be too low quality even for a site that has printed more unofficial, unparodic merch and kawaii/stick figure idiocy than any other shirt site would try without feeling ashamed. Please continue with more of these "quality control" rejections, because anyone trying to find a political motivation behind this rejection are really just striving to pick at a scab that should be allowed to flake off naturally.
Adder, while I understand your views and share them in the case of clear rules well adhered to, AB's comments were attached to my rejected "No Joy for Yahweh" design. And while I'm of mixed views about the rejection (depending on the actual reason) I want to echo her call for better transparency in the rejection reasons.
In my case had it been "Not your art", I might have made an argument but would have understood. If it had been "Tracing is for wimps", again I would have understood and been okay even though in my ignorance I felt I had good reasons for going that way at the time (even if I never will again).
Equally, if the design was deemed by Woot to be offensive ("offensive content" "controversial issue"), it would be nice to be told because it would show where Woot's level of tolerance was. The same could be said for any rejected work. If it violates a rule - say so. If it doesn't please explain.
77 is over. I'm not arguing for changes. But as a designer participating in the derbies I'd like to know what precise reasons lead to my work being rejected. If for no other purpose then to help me decide what sort of designs to submit in future.
Thanks for reading such a large lump of text.