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This has been tugging at me all evening. Not sure if this is going to turn into a warning, but it's a question none-the-less. His name wasn't in the tags.

I got a shout and a note from a "furlooker" today. Asking if I did porn images. There isn't an ounce of adult art in my gallery. He kept asking if I could do a male phoenix and a female phoenix doing, well, adult things. After asking how much he wanted, I learned he wanted a full-view image. I told him to look elsewhere, as I don't do graphic work. He backtracked a bit, saying it was okay that they didn't show anything.

So I lead him to my commission journal, telling him that it would be $12. He backed down, saying he wanted requests, not commissions. At the time I was posting trades and commissions, and have been closed for requests for months, and he never asked if I took requests. He just asked if I did adult art, not requests.

Has anyone heard of this person before, or had this particular request before?

I'd keep an eye out on this one. He came quite out of nowhere asking for a request without even looking through my gallery.

TL;DR: Furlooker doesn't look at journals, profiles, or galleries, but asks for adult art, acts like it's a commission, then backs out when a price is given claiming it's a request for highly detailed adult themed art.

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May. 6th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Could he have been the fabled and despised M Hirtes?
May. 6th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Whom? This is not a name I'm familiar with, and google took me to a locked forum post. (Locked for me, anyway.)
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May. 6th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I'll try to re-write it to make it clearer. I was mostly asking if someone heard of him.

Basically, this person asks for detailed art, makes it sound like they want a commission, doesn't look at your gallery, profile, or journals, and then backs out when you put up a price.
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May. 6th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Meh sounds like somebody new to furry art, and was being cheap.
May. 6th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Yet another good reason to go ahead and be upfront about prices.
May. 6th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
It's not an uncommon thing to get random really really dumb notes on FA (also dA has their fair share)

I really wouldn't worry about notes like this one. I just politely tell folks I do not take requests (this information is in red and bold on my page people still ask) and direct them to my commission information journal.
May. 6th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)

People come out of the woodwork all of the time asking for free art, and it doesn't help that FA has a "Send note"/contact artist link on the submission page itself, so it's really not all that unusual for someone to note an artist without seeing their commission status or information on their main page.
May. 6th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
lol that's like, at least 1/3 of the fandom right there. Cheap asshats looking for free smut wherever they can get it.
May. 6th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Guess it just caught me off-guard and made me want to know about the person, if he's done it before. I've never had a porn request, nor do I draw it. And I don't normally get requests unless I beg for people to place them. Even then I don't get them. So something like this, out of the blue...

If he's nothing to worry about, then good. Last thing we need is another scam.
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May. 6th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
did he wrote to you in a very very broken english?
May. 6th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Does type-talk count?
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May. 6th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
I uploaded a few commissions yesterday and found this guy had shouted on my FA page. I replied that I didn't do requests then told im politely that when I opened up next, he could take a slot. He has noted me this morning to ask if the slots were for requests or commisions, to which I replied that I only did commisions. I'm awaiting a reply to that one.

It sounds harmless and he types petty decently, if only lacking in capital letters. But I'm keeping an eye out anyway and if he does look as though he's an alias of someone known here, I'll keep records of notes and communication as need be.
May. 6th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
I did get a couple letter-replaces-words, some grammar, and of course capitalization. He never said anything about a request until the very end. Did he say request in his shout, or did you just automatically tell him?
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May. 6th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, he left a comment on my page yesterday asking if I "do adult rquest". I replied, telling him that I'm closed for requests but I was open for commissions. I haven't heard back from him since.

I think he's just a guy trying to bum free artwork out of people. Cause we all know there isn't enough porn on FA for him to get off on.
May. 6th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
If that's what I had gotten it would haven't been here. He just asked if I did adult art. I'm glad he isn't pestering though, that helps.
May. 6th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
Aaah, his sort aren't uncommon. I've gotten many asking for requests without explicitly saying it's a request. Some people think commission = request too for some god forsaken reason. "Oh, I thought it would be a free commissions". DOES NOT COMPUTE!

Some of the worst will ask for a request, and then when you politely say you don't do them, they'll go off on one and start calling you names and threatening to tell everyone how mean a person you are.

I just wonder where some of these people get the balls to ask for free work and then bitch when they don't get it. Why the sense of entitlement? Hell, I wish I could just get away with asking for free work, haha!
May. 6th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've put up with this type before. There's no reasoning with them. :(
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May. 6th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
I've received a watch from him, but nothing else. Oddly enough, he watched me after I uploaded a couple of free smut pics for other people, heh.
May. 6th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
*jaws theme music*
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May. 6th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ahaa, ya he commented on my profile after watching me and asked if I did free porn. I told him commissions as well and he never replied. All he wants is free porn.
May. 6th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
He commented on my profile a few days ago asking if I did porn requests.
He's like spamming that on everyone's profiles. It's really annoying.

Can he get banned for spamming?
May. 10th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
I got one too! I didn't know it was such a problem.

I uploaded a picture that had nudity, but nothing showing. And that's the most adult thing I have in my gallery, 80% of it is photography. This dude comes on and asks for adult requests.

I shout back saying "Sorry, I don't do adult requests, I'm not comfortable drawing porn." And I don't hear back from him. In fact, he deleted my shout.

Seems like the dude's just a porn leech.
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