From here on I will demote any member regardless of their current ranking who is doing this in a clearly malicious manner.
What sucks even more is all the extra work this creates for the Mods and Admins.
The surprising part is this is done by people who have been here for years and are ranking members of the site
This part leaves me speechless.
As an example, we deleted over 30 "1" ratings made by one person on competing skins in the same category.
How about a 30 day ban to go along with the 30 "1" ratings.
I miss when we used to help each other. Like the 'Rare Icon Request' thread and such. Not only does this kind of crap depress and disappoint....it's too easy (embarrassingly easy) to get caught up in. I hate the 'top this' attitude and the underlying competitiveness (in forums and galleries) that often becomes more of a bitching marathon or hen party.
Sometimes, what goes on in the open (and in the background) is like the fucking Hunger Games of skinning. I admit, I got caught up in it more than once but never again. It takes all the damn joy out of skinning and conversing with fellow skinners and the like. If I want back stabbing, rumor mongering, underhanded bullshit I'll go to my next high school reunion.