Hate to be late to the party but I used to do the arenas but stopped when it became super political. Now I just make avi's I think are cool and if someone notices all the better. I know I look awesome xd
Sometimes when the same person wins again and again and again or the same character seems to win again and again and again people get ticked off and rage in a desperate effort to ensure that either the person or character doesn't win anymore or at least as frequently. The fact that some people spam advertisements in order to place doesn't help much either.
]It just seems very childish.
I've had my fair share of very rude experiences with people.
I'd much rather hear what is off with the avatar than just insults.
It's like art, telling an artist their art piece is crap is not going to help the artist grow at all.
Now, if you tell them what is wrong/needs to be improved on- it becomes a learning experience.
I'm just venting.
That bugs me too when people won't take the time to tell me how I can improve. :/ It hasn't happened too often to me, but I feel bad when it happens to others.
My favourite thing to do is the complement sandwich, where you find two good things, and sandwich all your critiques between them.
Oh I like that idea! I'll have to try it. ^^
EDIT: I didn't realize that this topic was kind of old. Sorry about that. cat_sweatdrop