I am dissapointed as well.
This is the third thread I have seen recently where matters best left to the mods or the responsible artist(s) is dredged out in the forums. One thread had to come 'after' the fact.
When I think of 'community', I think of 'helpful, supportive, freindly' (unl;ess of course, skinhit is involoved, but I digest). Bashing, accusing, and going right over the heads of those that can properly adress these matters is not what I think of when I think of 'community'.
Since I am NOT a mod (there would be such a cry from Australia were I made one, I am sure you would hear it in Guelph, Ontario. *jk) I can only sit back and watch and hope enough people (including those who feed the negativity) get tired of seeing them.
To say something 'appears to be a copy' is not only inflamatory but reckless. If you have proof it is, go to the artist or a mod. Why would you even consider bashing and defaming the artist in an open forum on something you would say 'appears' to ba a copy. How would you feel if someone went through your gallery and said 'This and that appear to be copies" in the open forums? Wether they were or not, whether you could prove it or not, I am sure it would be disheartening to you.
sigh. pffft. I apologize for the short rant. Anyone who knows me though, know I could go on and on and on...
I'm just to frustrated to put any more words together.