-*rip/*rar files or videos
-Call out bewares that are not transaction related
-Inserting proxy details to 'pad' your beware [Article 6 of Posting Guidelines]
7/1/2014 EDIT: Per kayla_la's mod post; all screencaps must have LEGAL NAMES/EMAILS & PAYPAL ADDRESSES CENSORED. Exceptions to the rule are at the sole discretion of artists_beware staff only.
8/23/2011 EDIT: To be fair and considerate to all who use this comm; if you intend to post to Artists_Beware, please be prepared to come in and edit your entry after approval, in the event there is need of an LJ-Cut, clarification or more. Also to answer any questions and requests the community at large may have for you.
Happy March everyone!
To start the month off, aside from the soon to come Positive Reviews post, here is the final completed reports template for the community, modified to wrap best around our ideas and your suggestions.
So from today forward, the mods strongly encourage you to follow this template when submitting a beware for approval.
This is the Artist's Beware Situation Report template. This template is here to assist you in getting your beware written out in a clear and fluid manner, get it approved in a much speedier fashion, and get your answers and advice to you faster than before! But before we begin, please take note of the following:
- Due to the potential lengthy nature of these forms/posts, please be prepared to insert an 'LJ-cut' into your post if you will be providing more than 3 links and/or the overall word count is over 1000.
|For those who are visually impared and use
the HTML mode on LiveJournal:
Above the bulk of your text type the following as you see it::
At the bottom of your post type the following as you
|For those who are visually impared and use
the RICH TEXT mode on LiveJournal:
the bulk of your text and hit the 'LJ Cut' button, 12th from the left
which looks like a piece of paper with a tear in it.
You will be prompted to add additional text, but this is optional. Do not cancel out of this prompt,
- Screencaps (images taken of what is on your screen), are strongly suggested to be included into your post (they will be addressed in the template for the best place to include them). They are a big plus to your case, and can often answer any questions a community member might have for you.
- In a case of a multi-item beware regarding a single artist, please clearly list each article and their issues separately within each category of the post.
- This form is allowed to be changed/modified to fit your individual situation (i.e: trades rather than commissions). So if the field does not apply, you need not fill it out. That said, this template is for bewares, questions or advice posts need not follow this pattern.
If you have been posted about to this community, feel free to modify this template as needed if you would like a guideline in how to provide proof of your side of the situation.
Disclaimer: Even with use of the template, approval is still at the sole discretion of the moderators of artists_beware.
WHO: List the aliases or business name of the person (Artist or Customer) this post is regarding. Which ever applies. Please note that any use of a legal full name must omitted it from your report (this goes for screencaps as well).
WHERE: URL where they base their business out of. In case your beware is regarding something that occurred at an event (example: a con), you may list that too.
WHAT: Was it traditional art, digital art, sculpture, fursuit, jewelry, etc.? Were there multiple parts to this transaction? Here would be a good place to put any screencaps of conversation (emails/names/addresses that are appropriately blurred, PMs/Notes, IM logs, etc.). By conversation we mean the details hashed out between you and the Artist/Customer for said order(s).
WHEN: A rough time line of the situation from initial conversation, to 1st payment (or agreement of trade) to signs of trouble.
PROOF: State or place any screencaps of either Agreement (Notes, IMs, Shouts, Paypal screencaps with sensitive details appropriately blurred, Money Order receipts, etc.). Note the proof of agreement includes trade as well.
EXPLAIN: Tell your side here. What happened, what went wrong, where did it go wrong, have you attempted to fix the issue(s), ask for updates, refunds/legal warnings, etc. Post any additional screencaps here that correspond with your explanation. Be as clear, concise, and to the point (no additional drama, no third parties/proxy writing) as possible, without use of insults and slurs, please.
- Current Mood:accomplished
Do not go after persons posted about here, by leaving comments on their art pages.
If you have been posted about, please read I've Been Posted on Artists_Beware, Now What?