Well nowadays it's more about how popular the person is on the forum, I see you guys voting for krisosw like every time. In fact you're not even giving new spriters a chance, that's why this forum will only have few good spriters. I might sound a bit whiny but I don't care really. You DO flame and complain when someone new comes to the forum instead of actually being kind. And in these contests it's even noticable that you don't rate because of the quality of a sprite but by how much you know the person. Might be his friend or just someone who wants to be. Still it's getting very disturbing, not only have I recieved bad feedback but also other people. Shame on you!