"Although this community allows people to defend themselves if they are accused of being a bad artist or commissioner, we ask that you not post about yourself unless you have some extreme circumstance that may call for it - like losing all of your customers' contact info in a computer crash, sudden and/or long-term hospitalization, etc. If you are slow with commissions in general, slow with mailing, or have any other relatively common issues when it comes to dealing artwork, it is recommended that you provide this information to your customers at the time they commission you for work, rather than leaving it here where they may not see it.
When in doubt, feel free to post, but please do not feel offended if the mods reject it."
I felt that the arguments against self-warnings were valid ones, but roughly half of the responses to the poll felt that self-warnings should be allowed to some degree. Hopefully this decision is satisfying to most of you, and the other mods are welcome to comment/change this as they see fit.
I have also added a link to artistrecommend in the info, but recommendations and positive experiences are still allowed to be posted here. We can't be a giant ball of negativity, after all! It's no fun. :3
Thank you, and I hope all of you have a nice Thanksgiving week (or just a Nice Week if you're not in the States).