It's amazing how I previously posted something along the lines that Smeagol posted, and yet everyone sucks up to him.
While I was writing my post, you made a short post before me with similar arguments. I liked your post and would have cited it if I had seen it before writing mine, but ahnt quoted mine to say he agreed with the analogy I made. I also brought up an entirely different point, regarding the 2nd place winner, etc. etc. so the two posts weren't that similar.
You are seriously complaining because people responded to my post more?
I feel guilty for making all these critical posts in a thread that was supposed to be celebratory, but hopefully I'm mostly raining on my own parade, here. This thread has provided so many examples of what an immature, petty community of rude children are active on this site right now, and I'm hoping if some of us call you all out on it, you all can come to see how awful your behavior has been and change it in the future.
A contest results thread really doesn't call for anything but congratulations to the entrants and maybe some thoughtful criticism of how the judging process could be improved, or a mention of a favorite entry you had hoped would do better. Please try to show tact and common sense in the future, guys. I have been trying to decide for some months now whether or not it's worth organizing a BiM 2012 contest. You make me want to stop holding official contests on this site, even though that's not really fair to the majority of people who have been gracious and enjoy having contests here.