karla-chan wrote:This is no way to welcome someone to the community, nor to treat someone who has just won the contest. Poor attitudes for people being sore losers ruin it for everyone.
They posted their entry then posted nothing at all in the forums untill they won...... they joined for the loot (whatver it is) and nothing else.
They could not have joined the forum at all and still could have won?? That is what people have been telling you, the contest was open to more than just forum users.
If BD themselves didn't want people outside the forum to win they would have made it forum only, but they advertised and opened it to all BD fans. Not just ones on the forum. So what is your issue here? They didn't have to join at all!
There was also no limits on how long someone has been a member for. I have seen that done for forum contests before. However that was not the case. So as for as I am concerned they didn't break any rules, and who won was decided by people voting for them. So that is fair. They were judged on their art.
I am sorry, but you being bitter like this is honestly ruining the supportive atmosphere this contest was having previously. Can you imagine how you are making them feel? This should be a really happy moment for them. This should have been an exciting moment for other people so they could finally see who won.
Can you just stop this, and let people enjoy the contest! There was no need for this drama at all.