If you have a problem with a GM's decision...someone's artwork message box is NOT the place to gripe. Go ask the GM, because you know they're not looking for your comment in a previous DD that they just gave. Your victim can't tell you why it was chosen as a DD, and if something just boils your blood to the point of lashing out at someone, that DD badge is going to tell you where to go! But before you start trolling for blood, remember there's no monitary award that any DD is given, no added subscription, no points, no dA dollars, no jewels, no diamonds, no llamas, no interview,...they're on the front page for 24hrs and it's not going to kill you to check your messages the next day if you feel so offended and wronged by that single solitary little featured piece.
It doesn't matter if this is the internet. Thick skin or no...there's still a need to act civil. You're not messaging your boss, your teacher, professor, client, lawyer, whatever in that manner are you? When you step out of your house, whether it's through the internet, or front door you're surrounded by other people you have to deal with on a day to day basis. I don't see what the big deal is about etiquette, it's not that hard to implicate.
Etiquette: (pronounced [,eti'ket]) is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.
if you're not going to help them to better themselves or their art, just move on the next piece. so simple...trash talk doesn't help. and with all the countries inter-mingling...why try and rile up a misunderstanding? i thought this was suppose to be fun, an escape for all of our weird quirks and ideals, or better yet a place that can also be used for business. not everything is my cup of tea and there's always going to be something i'll feel that way about. I'm not going to say something's bad if i don't have a definite reason to give the person, i don't believe in messing with people's heads that way. If you want to help someone, give them a critic or a comment, if you're just bored...go learn a new language or wash your hair.
and for those who say well saying "It Sucks" is the same as any other person saying "OMG Awesome" is NOT the same.
OMG Awesome: says oh okay, I guess i'm going in the right direction with my work...I'll try and improve but go along similar lines of creating.(even though it's not completely contructive, a compliment is just a compliment, they're more neutral than anything as far as bettering the artist)
IT SUCKS: says......O_O what the fudge!? what did I do wrong?!.....I don't know what's bad...I don't know what to keep...do I scrap my next project, what should I do?
BE CONSTRUCTIVE, NOT DESTRUCTIVE....