We have received feedback from few contest holders as well as few contestants that some of the contestants are using rude language in discussion section of Contest pages. Please review the following guidelines before posting comments on contest pages:
Rude, insulting language or name calling in comments or messages to CH or any other contestants is not tolerated.
While you can remind the CH about the rating guidelines, or seek clarification on their ratings, you can not argue with them about their choice of rating. At the end of the day, if a CH did not like a specific entry, they have the right to give it a low rating. Ratings are meant to provide feedback to contestants so that they can adjust their future submissions. Just because you received a 2 star rating, does not mean that it was a bad submission - it just wasn’t something the CH was looking for. We have now eliminated any penalties for 2 star ratings, and significantly reduced the negative points for 1 star ratings. Therefore, please use the ratings as a feedback tool.
We will monitor the comments section, and if we see continued violation of comment posting guidelines by the same users, we will be forced to take further actions.