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WHO:  Sarcatsic.

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

WHAT:   This is regarding four digital bust shot pics payed for back in feburary of 2011.  Of these four pics only three were done until last month when the fourth pic was done.

WHEN: This took place over a period of nine months,  Starting January 21, 2011.






















The Pics in Question:







Hello.  My name is Electricfox777 on furaffinity.net The deal for the four pics by Sarcatsic were agreed upon on Jan. 21st and paid for on Feb. 5th as can be observed by the screenshot timeline I’ve posted above.  After the first pic was completed on Feb.  16th, Ideas were given for the backgrounds of the second, third, and fourth pics.  The second pic was proposed finished on March 30th and a small edit was requested added to the pic.  The second and third pics were completed and delivered on April 2nd.  After that I received no contact from Sarcatsic at all, despite sending her one note a month asking for an update on the final pic.  She received and read my notes and comments but never answered me back.  By July I was beginning to get a bit aggravated at being completely ignored so I left a shout on her page, as well as a comment in a journal she posted advertising commissions.  Still no word came from Sarcatsic until October 9th where she claimed that the receipt she has only shows that I paid for three pics, so three was all she did.  I was surprised that she replied at all, but to have such a blatant lie told annoyed me to no end.  So I posted a screen shot of my own receipt, showing that I had paid her in full for all four pics, and told her that just because she “believed” me to have only paid for three pics, it doesn’t explain why I’ve been ignored all these months.  She replies simply “That's not what mine say, but whatever, here. Take it.”  Now in truth I could have left it alone there, but I did not like the pic I was given.  As patient as I had been.  I did not feel I deserved a half assed pic thrown at me to get me off of her case.  But instead of complaining further, I ask for a simple edit.  I asked that the eyes and grin of the shadow be added into the pic.  She doesn’t respond, and after four days I send her a polite thank you for honoring the arrangement and doing the pic for me.  But I also tell her that the wait and being ignored for months was unacceptable and that I’d be posting an A_B against her for these things.  She responds with a spiteful note telling me how ungrateful and unprofessional a person and commissioner I am, how I never treated her with any respect, and how I asked for edit after edit to the pics she did for me.  I’ll admit I am far from perfect, but you can decide for yourself whether her rant was warranted.  The issue may be closed, but I leave this post to warn others who may commission her in the future what I had to go through, and by extension, what they may go through commissioning her.  Thank you for reading.  Have a nice day.
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Nov. 19th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Mod Post
Because of the way your LJ-cuts were written, you're going to need to edit your post a bit in order for your links to work. (You need spaces between each link.)

Now that a mod has asked, please, no further requests for fixes after this comment.

Edit: Oh, and don't forget to fix your two links from which you removed Sarcatsic's PayPal address.

Edited at 2011-11-19 12:42 am (UTC)
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
The screencaps have been fixed, but I am having a little trouble with the lj cuts. They bring you into the journal post from the front page, but aren't links at all once you're there.
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Hi! You only need to do one LJ cut for the entire post. So where you want to start the cut do (lj-cut text="the screen caps are below") and then put (/lj-cut) at the end of the text you want to be behind it.

Just replace the ( with <
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Ok, sorry for being slow, but just so I can be sure, erase the links as they are now, and put what you have above before replacing them and /lj-cut under it?
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
I think the confusion coming in here is that lj-cuts only act as hyperlinks into your post, itself. They don't link to the hyperlink you put after them. Also, any text you use as the wording to describe the cut disappears when you view the post (after clicking one of the lj-cuts).

If you want hyperlinks instead, take out all but the very first "lj-cut" and the very last "/lj-cut".

Then, before each link, type (a href="http://.....")This is a link to the first note, etc.(/a) Change the ( and ) into < and >, keep the quotation marks "".
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Oh well in that case should I just leave things as is since everyone already seems to be used to it?
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
That's fine. Now that the links are separated, folks can pretty much follow along with your screencaps. You have it nicely organized.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Alrigh then. *Bows* Thank you all for the help and guidance.
Nov. 19th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Also a mod post
Adding onto the above I have a few suggestions on how you can fix this post.

The LJ cuts to each link do not work as hyperlinks, and the cut text is not visible once the post has been clicked on, so I advise separating your screencaps with each one on a new line. Also a bit of text describing them would be great. Only one LJ cut is required and that could cover the whole entry.

Edited at 2011-11-19 01:28 am (UTC)
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: Also a mod post
Thank you for the advice. I separated them and it seems to have worked, except that the links only bring you into the journal post from the front page, and aren't links at all once you're there. I would appreciate any other fruits of advice you could give to rectify it and tell me what I'm doing wrong.
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Nov. 19th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting us know, but those two links were the ones I was referring to when I said the OP needed to fix 'em. No worries, but I'm going to go ahead and screen this. :)
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Hm, here

She seems to acknowledge that she owes you four images. I can understand how she feels about lots of changes for a $5 commission, but she offered them. If you don't want to do edits and changes on something so low cost, then make sure the commissioner knows that they are not an option.

I'm a bit mystified about her claims about you, Electricfox. In all the times you have commissioned me, I have never had a problem with you.
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Thank you Taasla. I don't know what happened to make her so hostile toward me, but she is the first artist I've ever had a problem with which surprises me, considering why I commissioned her in the first place.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
I find her comment about X amount of happy customers to be obnoxious. Yes, generally majority of the people who commission you are going to run smoothly, but that doesn't mean that as an artist one doesn't make mistakes and handle something poorly.

You know, I would be more inclined to be forgiving about the long wait and lack of communication if she had owned up to it and apologized to you. This beware is truly deserved.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Same here. Thank you.
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
If the mods want to know, she also has a DA account under the name c4tspajamas, just in case you want to add that to the tags.

Shame about this. :C
I've known her for some time and always thought her art was cute. She does have quite a reputation for getting rather snarky though, though I'd not heard of such with her customers before. Just other members on forums etc.
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Added, thanks.
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
I've known her indirectly for years as well. Actually from the same source as UK. (Sora-kun ring a bell?)

I was thinking the same thing. I knew she was snarky and I never liked her attitude, but I didn't think she'd go so far as to be disrespectful to a customer.

I want to say I'm surprised but eh. I'm really not.
Nov. 19th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember you quite well. :D
I watch you on FA too I believe.

I'm not all that surprised either tbh. She's alright but the rather snarky attitude has always put me off a bit. I'd hoped she was different with her customers but I'm now not so hopeful.
Nov. 19th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
I hate to add another 'advice' comment, but if you'd rather make a hyperlink for each image in question instead of using a cut, the HTML would be < a href="link goes here" > text goes here </a> sans spaces.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, but I'm going to leave it as is.
Nov. 19th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
I think what sets the nail in the coffin for me is the end of the last message. No matter what - how strange, odd, etc. - your client is using your services for you should never use it as an insult/tool of hurt against them. That really shocked me to see how they were using the purpose of the commission as ammo.

Thank you for the beware. <3
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Exactly my thoughts.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Beware well warranted. That final note was what did it for me, her reply just seemed very condescending. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Nov. 19th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
That's quite a shame she was so rude to you. :[ I had a good experience with her recently and haven't really ever seen her get snarky with customers before. I'm sorry things didn't go smoothly for you, mate.
Nov. 19th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Woooow. You asked for like two changes from the whole thing, that's not that picky.
What an attitude, there's no reason for her to get like that.
Nov. 19th, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
Not gonna lie, changes to super cheap commissions DO get on my nerves too, but she offered the changes - and regardless, that is NO excuse to ignore your commissioners and be so rude in the last message, there is no call for it.
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Hahaa, woooooooow. Really? What a 'tude on that one! I am speechless. Beware WELL deserved; especially for that last comment. That's a GREAT way to treat customers that've been polite < /sarcasm >.
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