blanked wrote:I am not and was not trying to pile on. I am trying to give you a better perspective and way to criticize in the future.
Some woot back history:
The way you responded to MR is reminiscent of what things were like in threads 1-3 years ago. When any negative comment (constructive or not) or link to a similar shirt had fans reply along the lines of: 'your just a big meanie who can't draw and is jealous, this art is the best ever and you want it to fail just help yourself print- I'm never voting for another thing you enter (or if they weren't an artist- any artist you praise) ever again!!!'
One artist with particularly rabid fans wound up getting banned for blatant IP theft, since then most of the drama has died down.
Welcome to woot.
Looking back was I a bit strong with the snark? Probably. However, at the time and still now I feel like it went a little past "these are the rules" to "wait, I got screwed by this rule, you should too!" That's why I wrote such specific comments. Because I perceived such a personal motive for the lengthy comments by just one individual, I foolishly decided to voice my opinion on what was going on. Given that the design has lasted 'til now, I think it's clear that the design will not be rejected and that whatever issues were raised, the design still met woot's requirements to be a legit entry.
Thanks for the history lesson. Given that I hadn't even heard of woot a few months ago, there's no way I could have known that. I clearly have a lot to learn about woot (apparently snark is only ok in certain cases, for example). For the record, I didn't go to the pages for Midgerock's designs to be like "Oh My Gookie! THIS PERSON SUCKS DON'T VOTE." I kept my apparently horribly wrong opinion to just this thread where I was responding to a situation that I apparently imagined.