February 23rd, 2015

FA Server Times and Auctions

Am sure many of you have seen the issue with FA server times not matching comment/note times.
Don't believe this is beware worthy, but definitely something I thought I would throw out there since this has been happening to a lot of people. (And it really is a complete bummer.)

In this example - http://oi60.tinypic.com/kal0ll.jpg
The auction end reflects 8PM Server Time.
Now, I am in EST timezone, so the server time in itself matches my own timezone.
Yet when I comment, it shows up with an incorrect timestamp - like the comment was made an hour late, even though the comment was on time.

Example - http://oi61.tinypic.com/24n46ya.jpg

Now, I addressed this with the artist, or tried.. They don't speak English well, (Spanish I believe for Uruguay) and this was the response I got.. http://oi58.tinypic.com/sorfy8.jpg

(No I didn't screen shot my bid time, the bid was made at 7:35PM server time, I messaged the person I was going in with, we gathered our info, and sent it on over. I clocked out for lunch at work so I could make the bid on time, and since I am in EST the clock out was same time as by bid.. )

Now I honestly didn't expect my bid to be hidden since it was made 25 minutes before the end of the auction. Hence.. why I didn't take a screen shot of it. I never ran into a problem with the artist before.. Really was in belief they were honest, so I didn't think I should have to.. And without the screenshot for that, then I really didn't think it was AB worthy, yet they did note me they purposely hid my winning bid..

My real question, I suppose, is what is the best route to handle this so they don't do the same to others?
taum

Artist Beware: VCR-Wolfe/BirdBones

WHO: VCR-Wolfe / Bird Bones

WHERE:
deviantArt: http://vcr-wolfe.deviantart.com/
Weasyl: https://www.weasyl.com/~vcrwolfe
NSFW Weasyl: https://www.weasyl.com/~birdbones
Furaffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vcr-wolfe , http://www.furaffinity.net/user/raichul/ (old account)
NSFW Furaffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/birdbones
Tumblr: http://vcr-wolfe.Tumblr.com/
NSFW Tumblr: http://bird-boners.Tumblr.com/

WHAT: Trade, two pieces of digital art in exchange for an item
I have edited out discussion of the nature of the item in question and why VCR-Wolfe was seeking it as I feel it is a personal matter. I will provide unedited screenshots to the mods if required.
Journal inquiring about trade: http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrcommissionbbjournal.png
https://www.weasyl.com/journal/56812/uh-question-maybe
Notes establishing trade:
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrnotes1.jpg
Emails: Note that D is me and R is VCR-Wolfe
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcremails.jpg

WHEN: June 28, 2014 to Present

PROOF:
PayPal receipt:
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrpaypal.jpg
One commission complete:
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrnotes2.jpg
Checking status:
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrnotes3.jpg
Checking status again:
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrnotes4.jpg
Checking status yet again: NSFW
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/vcrnotes5.jpg

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Edit: While this was in the queue, VCR Wolfe and I settled the matter with them issuing a partial refund. I consider this resolved