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The person previously reported re-posted their journal, and I see several community members commenting in it. Some of these members are obviously aware of the posts about this person here, because they have commented in those posts, too.

Stop. Just stop. While you may have originally found out about this guy's attitude via another source, once you are aware it is on Artists_Beware, you need to stop posting. It does nothing to help the artist get the money owed. All it does is pressure this person to move to another user name and get free art from more people before they realize who it is. In addition, harrasing people is against both LJ and FA's Terms of Service.

Consider this an official warning to everyone who has posted in the new journal. If a moderator sees you blatantly breaking the rule again, you will get a two-week ban from the community.

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( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 6th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Wish it never had to come to this.
Jul. 6th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Me, too. I can understand the wish to post in response to some of the extreme things said in his journals, but it really accomplishes nothing.
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Jul. 6th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
That was my thought too. xD
He obviously feeds off the attention, why give him more of what he wants?
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Someone else pointed out that everyone trolling him is becoming just as bad as he is.
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
I agree; I think he got what he wanted. When you try to correct him, it's like talking to a brick wall.
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
I saw so many comments on his previous journal, too :\ I get that it's hard to fight the urge to jump on the guy, but the mod even made a post warning about it. What in the world would make you think it's a good idea to heckle him anyway?
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, people were making journals about this guy and tweets.
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
Which is why I initially just gave a reminder of the rules, since some folks could legitimately be unaware it was on A_B. But to start commenting again after he deleted and reposted the journal, that's a bit more obvious breaking of the rule.
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
I don't think spreading the word about him is 'unfortunate'. People need to know, so they don't get suckered into losing their time and sanity. Look at SF...she's been able to rip off many people because the word just didn't get out far enough, and there are still plenty of people willing to throw hundreds of dollars her way because they don't know her reputation.

The "unfortunately" comes into play when people go heckling this guy, instead of just quietly banning him from their FA page, and putting him on their blacklist (and telling their friends to do so as well).
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
I think the "unfortunate" was because we couldn't be sure people were coming from A_B to heckle him, or being directed from elsewhere and just happened to also be members of A_B.

And I agree, it's great to spread the word about someone you wouldn't recommend working with. It's not against the rules to link to an A_B post in your own journal (as long as you don't say something like "Go crush this person!", etc.!). :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for a reminder of the rules! I did link to this journal in my FA journal with a warning to artists about him, but I made sure NOT to link to the guy's page directly, and included a link to your mod warning in this community as well, so folks would know not to heckle him.
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Heh, that's not what my "unfortunately" meant. Sorry about that. IA that word needs to be spread, but it's hard to pin down who is coming from where. It would be bad if someone who hasn't checked a_b in a while, but is known to post here, got sent to this guy via other means.
(no subject) - xianjaguar - Jul. 6th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Honestly, I think one warning was enough.
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
I had hoped my polite reminder would have been enough, but unfortunately, folks either missed it or ignored it.
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
i seriously feel two weeks isn't enough time..
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
It's based on the punishment structure in the rules. :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
i know but while everyone else was being good and finger painting they were over there being jerks :\what they did gives the community a bad name
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)

i posted a link to a macro in his repost. i knew i shouldn't have, but that guy is good. i feel like he goaded me/us into that.

so, i apologize and it won't happen again over here.
Jul. 6th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Yep. >_>;
Jul. 6th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
I bet he's trying to get himself banned to avoid paying.
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
Jeez, people. Just block him and forget about him. Harassment is going both ways and is accomplishing nothing.
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Too true! I'm already bored of his attitude and all the back-and-forth trolling on his journal and such. Give it a rest, guys!
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
I agree. People didn't seem to realize that they're talking to a brick wall. Just blacklist him and get over it.
Jul. 6th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Not gonna lie, I was so tempted to comment on that guy's page. Everything he said was downright enraging.

You know what I did instead? I closed the tab and did something else instead. Frankly, more people need to start getting into that.
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Jul. 8th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm gonna write that Ferguson quote down on a Post-it and stick it to my monitor.
Jul. 7th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
This. I did the exact same, despite the fact I was practically spitting fire. "Don't let that screen fool you! There are reprocussions even on the internet at times." and that includes getting banned from a very helpful community.
Jul. 8th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
I do apologize -- I had a few drinks and did leave a "hahaha" on something someone else said in the comment section on his post -- not directly to him, but I realized later I needed to hide it. I forgot. Is it still up?
Jul. 8th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Nope, he's been suspended, the journal gone.
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