I’ve seen a few contrary opinions on whether mods should be able to participate, just thought I’d give my view on it. It’s pretty hard to exclude people who help make the place work, that’s a given. But on the other hand,
I think that is straight up BS and I will tell that to anyone that disagrees, so the flash newbie’s deserve new computers, programs, hence the prizes and us moderators that take our time should be excluded, I just think thats plain selfish, if anything it should inspire the newbie flashers to study our tutorials, posts and source files hard to become like us instead of ***** and moan that they want to be the only ones compeeting, so should us experienced web designers stop designing until the entire flash world is up to speed with us in matter of skills?
The part about people learning from your source files to become like you is true, that should be the point of doing this. But you’re talking about a rather large learning curve (imho) and it’s not a 3-4 week process to learn all the ins and outs of flash. It’s more like a few years process to get really good in it to compete with people who do it on a professional level. So I’m not sure it’s a matter of whining because we don’t take the time to learn from people who have more skill, but that it will take a LONG time to come close. I don’t think it’s selfish and I do think that’s quite a valid point. At least that’s how I see it.
Have a good one,
P.S - This isn’t meant to take shots at people btw, because I know I have a lot of respect for the design and scripting skills on this board (and lets not forget the tolerance for helping anybody). Just making sure that’s noted before any replies are made