Thanks a bunch, buddy! <3; But yeah, someone already asked me about making a thread and..umm, I don't really want to hurt your feelings or anything but..that guy REALLY wanted to make that thread for me. So, I'm sorry to say this but I'll just have to report it and have it closed. I hope I didn't offend you in any way, bro. Its just that...that guy asked me full in advance (two months ago!). You understand what I mean, right?
I really do appreciate how you went ahead and made that thread for me, though! I'm really glad about it! <3;
Naah, that isn't what I was talking about. XD; Well, icons mainly require color enhancements. That's it. Effects aren't really necessary. They can be used if they fit, though. A person aiming to be a good icon maker should have an eye for color. If the colors are eye catching and attract attention of other people, the icon designer can consider himself successful in his attempt to make a good icon.
Ha ha, you only crop them? XD; Well, icons are much more than that. Ask Gav and he might probably give you a two paragraph answer defining a 'good icon'. And to be honest, that's actually right. Icons are harder than tags for me.. ;;