Really, you are making an issue out of nothing. I think it's pretty clear to most other members here, the judges and the like, which entries were the strongest and on what account.
The competition was a "sick ass rendering". Key word being rendering. This 1HDC wasn't so much a problem solving competition, (as others have been), but more a skills based rendering competition. Sorry, but your skills in this department just didn't cut it. If you can't look at your own drawing, the others, and compare, I don't think any amount of "professional comments" will help. From your tone all along, it's pretty obvious you don't really want feedback, you are looking for a pat on the back. Not going to happen, bro.
As for the personal remarks to IP, they are certainly not constructive, and certainly not within the tone that is acceptable here on the core boards.
I would suggest you go back and re-read where this subject matter got nasty. Let's take a look at ip's replies..
We don't want to close it off from blue sky. But, going by the idea that this is going to be seen by someone in the industry who will be picking the 3 finalists, I would probably lean towards producable within the next 5 - 10 years.
Is he being a d1ck here? no. Someone had a question, he replied in kind.
I go into hibernation for a few days and come back to a small pile of truly hot sketches/vids.
Great work everyone! You definitely surprised me with the quality.
Here, he's obviously in a good mood about the whole thing.
The short list is the top six I chose as the finalists for Ralph to choose from so that we don't take away too much from his very busy schedule.
This was his answer to my query about the difference between the short-list and a list with everyone on it. Acceptable.
I will throw you this bone....you will need to hunt their entry down yourself. The top seven were in no particular order:
Are you condoning that moderators treat other board members like this? If anyone gets this answer, it's because the person saying it is typically being a d1ck. Which ip himself agrees with.
if anything he's said is on point, me being dick head is probably it.
I wasn't the only person curious to see who else made the cut:
can we after the results?
So, in short, I don't think, as moderator, ip_wirelessly was a professional about my queries and could use some lessons in being mannerly.
And, sure, I may have crossed the line a little but only because of ip's acknowledgment of his own behavior for which he hasn't apologized.
I had a great time working on this challenge which I've mentioned before. I've been here for awhile longer than ip_ and hope to be a member in the future. But, if I feel someone's being disrespectful, I just can't let it slide. Especially if its someone who's representing Core77 as a moderator. I don't need any pats on the back but I, like everyone else here, deserves equal amounts of respect.
Please forgive me for my behavior, and I honestly congratulate the winners...
I got next. ^_^