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May. 7th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
Does she actually work down the list? I know several artists keep a list but don't necessarily work in that order, myself included (though mine is not public). And the fact she's not accepting new commissions is a good sign, but 8 months is a really long time for a pin-up, especially if it's digital work. You can give her a deadline to be shown at least a WIP, after which you want a refund.
May. 7th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
At this point, all I want is the refund, as I could use it for other things right now. See the edit above, I have requested it. We'll see if gets ignored. I'll be updating this daily.
May. 7th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
At this point I don't think sending a note once a day would be going too far. She said she doesn't read notes until she's ready to start on that person but that is just not a good system, and hopefully if you send them that constantly it'll get her to open one. It's her poor communication that would irk me more than having to wait. It's not as if she's kept you updated on the situation. :/

Absolutely ask for your refund, it's been too long without communication.
May. 7th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Really? A note a day? Well, if you look at the edit I've just posted, I've requested a full refund for the artwork I paid for upfront. I haven't been updated once. Anything else you think I should do? I'll be checking daily.
May. 7th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
I don't think a note a day will get you anything but blocked. But a daily comment/shout maybe? Or weekly if you're worried they might report you for spamming.
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May. 7th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
If I recall correctly, her list is in alphabetical order, so being at the bottom doesn't mean much. Maybe send her a note asking how many people are in front of you in terms of getting art done and if it's too much just ask for a refund?

If anything I'd say its worse to take a month of if they're the primary source of income. If you do it for pocket money, you can just go without the pocket money for a month, if they're income, then you're in deep trouble as you're a month behind in work.
May. 7th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
It's been 8 months. At this point the way her list is is just...wow. I've asked for a refund, the note has not been read. *sigh* And so begins the whole ignoring me thing. Again.
May. 8th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
While she has been ignoring you tons so far, give her a little more time to actually read you're note. I mean, I checked her page, all I saw was a new picture posted 3 hours ago. It's not really that much activity. Unless I missed something of course.

For the list, is it possible she just hasn't updated it? I personally put a date of when my list was last updated, but most don't, so maybe she completed some stuff but you wouldn't know. (Then there's no point in a list, but, you get what I mean).
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May. 7th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
If you're asking for a refund, do it a few times a week at the very least and state that you want nothing but that. I wouldn't try once a day, since that may become a 'harassment' issue. If anything else, try and get ahold of one of the FA mods and tell them about the lack of communication. Sometimes they seem to care about that, and prod artists into finishing their work! (sometimes)
May. 7th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
I asked for a refund yesterday, note hasn't been read, she's been active today. I doubt it'll be read at all, ever. You think I should go to the mods? ;-;
May. 8th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
give this final note a good solid week. If it's not read and she's been active, or it's been read and no reply, THEN talk to a mod. Or send a second note explaining that you will be contacting mods if she doesn't make any attempts to contact you.
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May. 25th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
This is a close friend of Electrocat. She's been suffering burnout which is why she has had to take more time off and as such is unable to issue refunds right now since she has no income coming in while she's recovering from her burnout. Badgering her about it is just going to make it worse, she'll take longer to recover and you'll have to wait that much longer for your refund. Your frustration is understandable but just try to be patient and there's no need to sic the staff on her. Her emotions and nerves are in a very frayed state right now due to the burnout and the smallest bit of this kind of stress can make her break completely. She wouldn't be taking this recovery time if it wasn't absolutely necessary.
May. 25th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well I feel sorry for her and everything, but I refuse to sit here and do nothing. I've done it for nearly a year now and nothing has been done. I unfortunately now believe that if I let her off for this, that she'll constantly be needing time off. I don't know what else to say. I've been very patient. She was like this a few months ago too, and then came back for like 3 weeks and decided to take more time off. I may sound cruel and heartless but I really don't know what else I'm supposed to do. I know I can't get a refund right this second, but I will still continue with the Staff until it is possible. If I get contacted by staff, which I haven't yet, I will simply state that she cannot refund me right now because she's completely out of money, which I understand. I'm not going to sit here and do nothing for another year. - Sorry.
May. 25th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah I can understand your situation and it does sound like you have been patient for a long time. I know she's not the type to just rip people off though even if things are taking awhile. Just wanted to explain her current situation. She's actually under doctor's orders not to work right now because of the burnout. Just try to keep being patient and I hope everything works out for the best.
Dec. 18th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
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