This is in the rules,
"Why don't you allow people to comment on other people's designs within a contest thread?
First of all - whether or not the comment is good or bad, it is not allowed. We are trying to keep the contest as fair as possible for everyone who is participating in it, and by commenting on another desiger's work - this makes it unfair.
If you absolutely have to say something about their work, and can't wait until the contest is over, please send the designer a private message to express your feelings. Any comments posted in an open contest thread of this nature will be deleted, and you will be given a warning."
Does this apply to this thread? jojomarie
echelon was correct - the community contests forum is open for others to comment on the designs submitted as well. The following is an excerpt from resurepus's introduction post for the forum:
"Because contests here will be open (you can submit your entries and comment on others' submissions - as long as your comments don't offend anybody and doesn't contain anything prohibited by our rules and the common sense) for all community members and moreover you will be able to suggest a topic for the next contest...."
This is the only forum that we will allow critiquing other's work - simply put - because there is not a monetary prize at stake, so any comments don't run the risk of swaying the contest holder's decision.