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WHO: Alex Dachshund @ Furaffinity

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/alexdachshund/

WHAT: It was agreed as a digital peice, A rave picture for a picture of one of my chars. It was so long ago I cant even remember what I wanted. :\

WHEN: About 7 months ago, here is my half: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5208869/  (NOTE: For pictures like these, I charge about 20$+)

PROOF: http://imageshack.us/f/18/alexdacca.png/ 

EXPLAIN:  .7 months ago, we agreed to a trade. And I finished mine, as seen above. He said He'd finish his. I kept reminding him after a month later, so I waited again... he was busy. So I was like "ok~ :3" And 7 months pass. he opens many journals stating "trades open" (I only found this one) So I reminded him again. he quickly shied out.

I dont know what to do here... X__X any help?

he offered to finish it after he finished some commsions, but he keeps taking commisions and getting backed up again.
And now because of incidents like this, I CANT do trades with strangers.

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kayla_la
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
.. is he seriously saying it's okay to scam people for free art and skimp out on his half of trades because he took too long? Am I reading this correctly?
dodger_greywing
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
That's how I interpreted it. He took too long, so he's "cancelling" his outstanding trades.
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claytronic
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Wow. This is pretty shocking 'cause I've always had the impression AlexDachshund was a cool dude

Is he really saying it's okay to jack people for art as long as he waits?
Christ. I would hate to see what he does for commissions.
otherscape
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Same here. The last time Alex was featured here, he did everything he could to clean up the situation (he was doing collabs with Stellary which is why he ended up here in the first place). I'm surprised he'd do something like this since he always seemed professional.
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dodger_greywing
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Seems he did the same to DragonZoomer, too, according to that cap. That's really uncool and kinda skeevy.

He's since deleted that journal, and he has no shouts on his page, so I'm wondering if he's doing a DFE to cover it up now.
alex_dachshund
Sep. 12th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I tend to delete journals and my shouts from time to time. My shouts were just filled with 'Thanks for the Watch' kinds of things and I decided to just delete them all and start fresh, plus I was wanting to clean up my FA a bit.
grygon
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
He's replied once or twice to my free art offers... I am glad now I have not done those (AND have the choice not to do them- as I put a disclaimer in all my free art offers now that since they're free that *I* the artist hold the right who to and not to do).
starinthegutter
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
Wow, how rude. Thanks for the head's up on this- will steer clear of this dude. >_>
poizenkat
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Just as a note, corrie came to me asking for a screencap. she knows i obsessively cap everything ^^;

sorry that happened to you as well. You did a great job on your part and i really hope that you get some form of compensation for that.
punkspacewafers
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Same thing almost happened to me, I think-- the only reason I got my full trade is because I continuously nagged for it.
Although I was stupid-- I traded a hat (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6138141/) for a badge and an icon
I sent out the hat, because he asked me to, before I got my part of the trade.
After a while, I finally got the badge (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6349451/)
Although he took my icon off of his commission list, so I messaged him about it after a while and he said he forgot about it
Well, a lot of nagging later, I finally got it (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6464804/)

It was just kind of an unpleasant experience for me, iunno. I considered posting a warning here but I guess I kind of considered us to be friends, so I didn't.
poizenkat
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
oh wow, i wish you HAD posted a warning 8/ thats an insanely long wait!
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otherscape
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
So, wait, he cancelled the old trades, but is broke so he can't compensate you with money. So why doesn't he just do the trade so he doesn't have to compensate you? That's only logical. Doesn't he keep a list, and why would he take on more if he knew he had outstanding trades?

Seriously, I don't get the logic of starting new commissions/trades when you have a large backlog.
snowhawk
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
... Oh wow. :/ How shady.
mmyesidosay
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Eek, how sad. I'd seen his journals asking for commissions, and had been considering it, but if he can't finish a simple sketch trade, I'm not really comfortable giving over monies. Thanks for the warning, and sorry to hear this has happened :(
punkspacewafers
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Another thing I'm wondering is:
Where does he get all of the money to commission pictures of his character, if he can't even pay back the people who commissioned HIM for pictures MONTHS ago, nor can he somehow repay the people who got gypped from art trades?
otherscape
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
He may not have been commissioning people recently due to money troubles.
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gaaralover85
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
From what I've been keeping track they constantly open for commissions, close them down when full, refund people a couple weeks later saying they dont have time to do them, then rinse repeat. It also seems to happen a lot with trades too. And their policy of "you do your half first no exceptions" always put me off. I did a trade with them a year or so back, and they got a significant(ish) amount from me (3 icons) in exchange for 1 gamer icon and didn't even start their part until they'd received the hi-res files and everything from me. Then gave me something a few hours later I really wasn't happy with but I accepted because I just wanted to be done with the trade at that point.

Their actions over the past few months has just confused and befoggled me :S Why open up consistantly for commissions that you just refund a month or so later?
sbneko
Sep. 12th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Curious, I thought you had that policy as well? Or were you the one that said, you show me a sketch, I show you one and rinse and repeat?

Because of seeing Alex's rules, I actually did change it to needing the person asking me out of the blue to do the picture first, I mean, usually I just do it and I keep getting burned. not the best policy then?
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alex_dachshund
Sep. 12th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
I really do apologize for this. I really do, I didn't mean to cause so much trouble over this. :(

Honestly, I will admit it, when it comes to trades, I'm pretty lazy with them and I have a hard time keeping up with them. Because of this scenario, I'm going to change my rules and just restrict trades to friends only and *I* will do the work first from now on and show the tradee (is that even a word, haha?) a preview image.

Thanks for posting it here and showing my mistakes. Now I acknowledge what I did was wrong and I won't offer trades publically anymore since I have trouble keeping up with them.
otherscape
Sep. 12th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
If you know you have a hard time with trades, then why did you do them?
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duster
Sep. 12th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I did an icon trade with him a while ago and it went fine. Granted, it was a colorable icon template I was getting so maybe it didn't take that long as opposed to from the ground up work.

I'm appalled by the lack of caring in his work though. That's hardly an attitude for an artist to take.
ogawaburukku
Sep. 12th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
Oh, okay, I did see this guy on another artist beware... it's right after this one, actually! Man, this guy... Get it together, man!
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