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Hi guys;

There's an unwritten rule for this community that really SHOULD go without saying: Don't make stuff up. Seriously. That's libel. It's totally lame. Anything that gives lawyers a wide opening to kick your butt is pretty lame in my book.

Besides, when you make stuff up, people will work it out eventually. Then you'll wind up looking like a total a-hole.

At the request of blondefoxy(aka "Lucky Coyote"), I removed a post tonight from a person claiming Cherie is wanted by the police. We've verified that this story was untrue, that the badge was completed and that the original poster had been giving the artist a long line of excuses for their inability to pay for the finished badge.
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shirikdraguinea
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
damn, I saw that post and alarm bells started ringing :\
starcharmer
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
Hey. Look on the bright side...

AT LEAST we were warned about someone not to take commissions FROM. I don't even know what I'd do if someone started claiming that I finished their badge and when they tried to pay for it, I gave them a wrong address.

Seriously, what kind of stupid story is that?

I GUESS blondefoxy DIDN'T WANT HER PAYMENT, HMMM?

And if -I- was wanted by the police, I would just have a commissioner send my money to my parents' or grandparents' or my mother-in-law's. P:
vogeldrache
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
I saw that post earlier. Sounded really fake to me, for all the reasons listed in the comments. Biggest pile of bullshit I've read all night.

Hey Cherie, you should totally ram a lawyer up that commissioner's ass. Lying about something as serious as police involvement has gotta be grounds for a scary letter at least. They dragged your name through the mud right? Or tried to anyway. =/
starcharmer
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
"Hey Cherie, you should totally ram a lawyer up that commissioner's ass."

I concur.

There were some people who believed their post saying, "thank you thank you for the warning! I don't want someone who is involved with police". :/
Some people won't see this post and won't remember the last one, but when they see the name "Lucky Coyote," they will think, "That person is linked to bad in my brain. I'm not sure why, but if it is linked that way, they must have done something!"
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guyver47
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
The post about her was really badly written and I didn't believe their claim because of that, not to mention she's on my f-list and has several posts showing completed badge commissions.

Anyways, it's a shame someone used this community to slander her.
I'm glad you took care of it.
niiku
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Lol @ the whole thing. *shakes head*
rainbow_roo
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:10 am (UTC)
She's 13 years old, too. Pretty much figured it was something along the lines of the above where I saw her age.

Granted there is no excuse for stuff like this (even being a kid) - but it's probably a good thing to try and steer clear of commissions in this age range.
rainbow_roo
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
where=when. Also, the accusation-maker is 13, rather.

Suing in a case like this would probably have you spending more money then you could hope to get out of it. Also her parents would be the ones you would have to go after since she is a minor. You would have to really prove in court that you suffered damages/pain and suffering - and the post in question was only up for a few hours or so and a lot of people were calling BS on it anyways.

Best thing to do..stay away, let your artist friends know so they don't end up in the same boat (not to be malicious, jes' to protect your peeps.)

Also..look into people who commission you/you commission over the net if at all possible.

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lupusetgruis
Jul. 3rd, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
lawls
theblackdragon
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
like i said in the other entry, this at least serves as a warning about dealing with minors. no matter how mature they may sound, they can't legally go into any kind of contract (agreements to pay money for art included), and if parents or legal guardians decide to get involved, it could turn out bad for the artist.
thaily
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
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uneide
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
..wtf. Just. wow.

Anyhow, thank you for posting this, though I missed the original one. ;)
One of the reasons I tend to avoid ANY transactions with minors.
growing_rose
Jul. 3rd, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, this post rocks first of all because it has cat macros.

http://pics.livejournal.com/growing_rose/pic/0008h3xy This is one everyone needs for situations like this. =D

http://pics.livejournal.com/growing_rose/pic/0008p164 This one, too!

As for the post, yeah ... whose freaking grandparents are going to go and check out every single address through the police to find out if it's real? That's what got me originally.

Anyway, Lucky, I hope you get your money and I'm glad that so many people ignored this post.
spiffystuff
Jul. 3rd, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ha, I managed to catch some of the deleted thread; it was really lame.
I think you should post the OP's name though, in this post; definitely a commissioner to beware of!
celestinaketzia
Jul. 3rd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
The OP is a few posts up.
filthy_animal
Jul. 3rd, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I saw the original post a now I'm lol'n. I knew it couldn't be true.
growly
Jul. 3rd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
I had a dream last night that EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!!
Cherie is actually SPIDER-MAN.
niiku
Jul. 3rd, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
AW SHIT NAW :O YOU MEAN SHE CAN DO WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN?
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