brizz wrote:good lord....why does everyone get so defensive if anyone questions something? I didn't hit the tattle button, just expressed my opinion that this was a stretch, an opinion i'm not alone in. I didn't say it was terrible, i said I didn't think it will make it past the rejectionator, or that - IN MY OPINION - it should. You needn't be so dang sensitive about it.
I don't think my reply was particularly 'sensitive' or 'defensive', though I'll admit you have me mildly annoyed right now. Your own reply showed far more emotion about it than I think mine did. What I did do was calmly explain why I think my entry is valid, addressing your original points.
I suggested using the tattle button because that is the appropriate place for these matters. The tattle button was created to try to take the accusations of ripped off, off topic, and otherwise inappropriate from the derby thread(s), with the added bonus of allowing the woot gods to make sure they know about every little complaint. Frankly, I'm just sick, as a member, buyer, and designer, of seeing these comments in the threads themselves. You may not be alone in your opinion about my shirt, but you are the one who actually expressed it, so it was to you I addressed my reply. It is disengenious of you to get annoyed when I offer a rebuttal of your critique, as if I have no compelling reason or right to defend my work. Rest assured, I will not waste my time in the future. Thank you and have a lovely day.
Edit: I meant to say, and will add now, that an honest critique would be fine. Don't like the colour, the style, the design itself? I'm okay with any and all of that in a thread. Tips to improve, suggestions for next time are even better. It is only the comments which should be using the tattle function instead which bother me. I would actually like getting more comments from people who don't like it, if they are constructive. The 'beautiful!' type are good for my ego, but not good for me to improve my skills.