looking retrospectively i can see why others would dock my song (because the title for the ohc has 'jazz' in it. i honestly didn't see it!).
but to be truthful, i'm pretty sure only one person docked my song for not following the rules, and even then they might've just really not liked my song. it's a bit presumptuous and really conceited of me to assume that the reason my song was voted low was because i broke a rule and not because i made a bad song. but hey, i've already set my precedent as a giant butt, so no surprises here!
the principle still stands, regardless. i shouldn't have been such a stickler for the rules (however vague they may be) if it turns out that i didn't follow them either.