Okay, time for me to step in here.As has been the case since day one of the Idaho Ad Agencies blog, I have no problem with ciirictsm of an agency, group or organization, or ciirictsm of the work that is produced. Criticism of that nature tends to be constructive, and is good for the industry it helps push people farther, to do more, and do it better. What I have no tolerance for is personal ciirictsm, attacks or accusations. I’m not expecting everyone to like one another, but a little professional courtesy and civility goes a long way, especially online.This particular incident played itself out overnight both in the comments above and on Twitter. However, after seeing how it all shook out, and reading the comment in greater detail, I couldn’t leave it alone.Both commenters make valid argument in the comments, and as such I’ve left those relatively untouched. Where I have stepped in are the portions of their comments that reference individuals. Those insinuations and accusations were not warranted, nor were they necessary. In those instances, I’ve edited the comments and left notes accordingly.Now let’s look at the other side of the story.The work in question was submitted jointly by Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) and Drake Cooper, and was for the TMP Boise Launch Campaign as a whole, of which the Flashdance was apparently one component. The Rockies Judges, at their discretion, chose to recognize the Flashdance component with the Citation. By their own accounts, the student’s work was done as a project for TMP, and it is conceivable that TMP could have opted to use that as a part of their launch. Whether that was communicated to the students or not, I have no idea I wasn’t there, so I can’t judge either way.I am not trying to take sides, assign blame, or otherwise play favorites with this action. I am simply doing what I’ve done in other cases preventing what can only turn into a downward death-spiral of this comment thread.My understanding is that Drake Cooper will be presenting this Citation to the BSU students who were involved in the aforementioned class. I believe that settles this issue, and will allow everyone to move on.