I have been getting enough complaints about this to feel it is necissary to say it...
Quit doing ratings.
What is a rating? This is a rating: I give it 8/10!
Why is this bad? Instead of discussing the wallpaper, people are just giving numbers. Numbers do not mean anything. Comments like "It's nice! 9/10" are pointless. According to the rules of the forum, this is considered spam.
But... how can I tell the artist I like their wallpaper? Tell them what you like about the wall! If you like the font, the colors, the composition; say so. It will also help the artist figure out what CGing techniques work and look good, and which do not.
omg! You are strict! Bad mod, no cookie I have been very lenient about this, but when the regulars of the forum start complaining, I will step up and do something about it. So yes, I am going to be more strict about this rule.
So now you are wondering, what happens? From the date listed for this post, I will be enforcing the no-rating rule. If I see something like "looks nice! 9/10" I will...
1st time) Give you a friendly warning in the post or by PM. I will tell you to elaborate and not to give simple ratings again.
2nd time) I will give you a warning. Simple rating like mentioned above goes under the rule of spamming, and that is what your warning will reflect.
After that, repeat offenders will be delt with more harshly which could include temporary banning from the forum. So please, don't give simple ratings. Help each other out and give good feedback.