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So, there's a thread goin' down on the FA forums about Sweet Anika (no drama, sorry guys), and I got to thinkin'. 

I almost wish there was a list of every artist posted about on artists_beware, with a link to the entry/entries in question. That way people could check to see if a commissioner has a reputation of not paying, or an artist has a reputation of running off with money, or what have you. But that would be very time consuming, unfortunately. 

SO. Instead of a list that would have to be painstakingly constructed and regularly updated, we could all go back and put tags with the names on the entries we've made. If we wanted to, that is. That way there could be a sort of database for quick reference.

I dunno, it's not a big deal - I just think it would be a good source for covering one's own ass and maybe cutting down on the screw-overs a bit.
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May. 4th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
Such as "deadbeat artist" or "deadbeat commissioner"?
May. 4th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Nah, the name of the artist /commission involved. That way if you got a commission or wanted to commission someone, you could check to see if that person's name was under the list of tags.
May. 4th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
i think its a good idea personally. there's been tons of posts about certain artists/commisioners on here, and i think it would be a quick and easy way for people reference things, instead of having to go back and read countless entries to find something about someone.
May. 4th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
honestly, i was just thinking about something like this happening. i know the mods at stupid_free just opened up the editing of tags to all its members, so it's possible for people other than the original posters to edit tags somehow, but i wouldn't know the first thing about implementing that here. ::shrug::
May. 4th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Yeah - at first I was thinking that it would be easiest to make it a member's responsibility to tag his own posts, but I know some members wouldn't feel like going back and doing it. XD If that could be done here it would be great.
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May. 4th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it just be quicker to mark certain artists/commissioners under 'memories' or something similar? Or is there a limit to those?
May. 4th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
No no, see, it would be an index with individual names, so you could just scroll through real quick to see if a name was brought up here.
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May. 4th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Only problem I could see us running into here would be the way someone writes the tag.

For instance, "Sweet Anika". Well, what if they did "SweetAnika" or "Sweet-Anika". Hell, I would probably end up typing "Annika" (which I tried to a moment ago!) just out of habit since that's the spelling of a friend's actual name.
May. 4th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Heh, but she has a foul enough name for herself, that's for sure. XD Anyway, I know there would be lots of mistakes, but any little thing could help. Plus, if a person is an LJ user we could circumvent that problem in some instances by simply tagging their username.
May. 4th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
I think it's a very good idea. But as growing_rose pointed out, there would need to be a standardized list of names, and also perhaps some way to cross-reference those artists who may use more than one name. But otherwise, yes, I've oftene wondered why such a thing has never been implemented here before.
May. 4th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
I think my 'e' key is trying to take over the world by inserting random 'e's wherever it feels like it >>.
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May. 4th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
I think it's a great idea. It will likely be tedious, and likely won't be perfect, but it should be a lot better than it is now.

May. 4th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Yep, anything would help out, especially if tags are opened and any members get bored enough this summer. XD
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May. 4th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
during my time here on artists_beware this has come up several times, and nothing ever happens with the idea until it's brought up for discussion again.

i don't know just how many people have to keep bringing it up, or how many people have to think it's a good idea, before it actually gets done. but let's hope this time that it will. *sigh*

i'll say again as i've said before- i think this is a great idea and someone who has the time and dedication should take it on.
May. 4th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Agreed wholeheartedly. How do we make sure it gets done?
May. 4th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
I've looked all over the settings and stuff, and I for the life of me can't figure out where I'd set up tags, or give permission to set tags. I'm not the owner/creator, just a mod, so that sort of permissions might be up to go__banana.

In any case, something like this will be up to all of the mods and go__banana, I guess. :)
May. 4th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
Tags would not be a bad idea, you could also find recommendations that way.
May. 4th, 2007 07:30 am (UTC)
Also, I suppose I could free up some time to help implement tags if needed.
May. 4th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
It's a good idea, but there's a huge backlog to slog through. Also, I can't find anywhere where I can set tags on for this community.
May. 4th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)

hahaha, i totally just went there and realized that i can let any user make their own tags for entries in my own personal journal. this is some interesting stuff. :3
May. 4th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I think a list should be on the Profile page :D
May. 6th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Lol.. I can smell the drama from that already ;)
May. 4th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Can we use memories, or is that basicly the same thing as tags?
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