Going to post this here for future references.
The site standard has nothing to do with whether work is official or not which allows it
into the gallery. After reading the replies here, it seems you didn't understand that clearly so I'm spelling it out for
If official works has too many jpeg artifacts on it, it gets deleted IRREGARDLESS of being
official or not. The FAQ and general site inquiry has clearly stated that jpeg artifact work is and will be prone to
being deleted when reviewed by the staff. Whether this is considered elitist to you does not matter because this is the
rule of thumb applied to images already being hosted.
People don't like the president but you still live under their rules or you move out of the country.
I'm unsure of what the problem is that brought on the concept of elitism but I'm also well
aware you're misusing the word or have no idea how to use it in context.
Either way, I, as well as many others, will be saddened that standards have turned you away
from the site. Whether by your stated inabilities to see errors or by the bar being too high for you to climb over that
you ended up quitting instead, I apologize on behalf of the staff and hope that you will find your place
As the thread has fulfilled its purpose and the user who made it has opted to leave the
site, I am closing this thread as the discussion has reached it's end.
All the best to you!