natty_dread wrote:Suck it up, cupcake.
Love the mature response there Buddy. Also note that you benefited from it.
You get what you pay for BUDDY. 'tis how the world works after all.
You want a mature response? Ok...
There were several people who commited their time and efforts for free because they wanted to help improve the site. Now why would you get offended that they get some recognition out of it? Are you perhaps afraid that your own medals will suffer some kind of inflation? How small a person must one be to want to take away recognition from others only to boost his own ego?
Personally, I didn't know I was getting a medal for participating. And personally it doesn't matter to me, if they'd decide to take it away it'd be fine with me, I participated because I wanted to give a shot at a friendly competition and help the site. However the site decided to thank me and all other participants by giving us medals, and frankly I think it shows that the site respects their members, and appreciates the efforts of those members that spend their time and effort for free just to help a website they like.
TL;DR: Suck it up, cupcake.