You were an insufferable douche gargle before PhotoShopContest.com banned you years ago. You haven't changed since then. Always officiously critical of others' work. Never encouraging or helpful. Always accusatory. Always threatening. Almost always handing out low scores. Perhaps most annoying of all is your tendency to be a cross between a prostitute and a computer: a f**king know-it-all. Did I mention you have no sense of humor? Self-deprecating humor, especially, is something completely alien to your character. Forget humility. That word is not in your lexicon.
The odd thing is that you seem to actually have some photo manipulation skills. I have seen a few of your chops that were actually pretty good. Most, however, have been inferior--not necessarily due to a lack of skill, but due to a lack of effort. For example, your repeated use of the Paint Shop Pro kaleidoscope filter demonstrates a dedication to laziness that would be difficult to match. I can very often identify your chops at a galance. Your "work" is characterized by slapdash, haphazard implementation. When criticized, however gently, your response is to lash out. Not once have I seen you respond with something akin to, "Oh, I see. Thank you. How do I fix that?"
As for vicspa being concerned about you surpassing his points, well, perhaps he is, but I doubt it. He strikes me as a sharp guy. Certainly sharp enough to recognize there is a fatal error in the algorithm that ranks participants here at PSN. He is at #1 by virtue of performance. You are at #2 by virtue of your disciplined commenting and voting habits, as far as I can tell. You have a 4.298% win percentage; vicspa has a 48.46% win percentage. Whatever pride or conceit you claim with regard to your ranking suggests that you are feeble-minded or simply narcissistic. If you seriously believe you should be #1, then go head-to-head with vicspa if he is willing. Ten images. Ten contests. If vicspa wins all ten, you will disappear from the site. If you win even one ... well, you won't.
You have dramatically accused vicspa of cheating. Perhaps he did, but, again, I doubt it. At least by any rational definition of photo manipulation "cheating". Vicspa, I believe, is a retired graphics artist. I have seen much of his work in two incarnations on two competition websites. It is amazing stuff. He has cranked out some duds (imho), to be sure, but most of his stuff is better than I could hope to achieve. In short, vicspa doesn't have to cheat. I believe your accusation is probably a misinterpretation of a "fair use" issue. If you disagree, share your "evidence" in a new thread. We are quite capable of converting text to an active URL.
It is not too late for redemption, Julie. All you have to do is stop being a sphincter.
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