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Artist_reccomend and updates on "the list"

I was wondering what ya'll thought of creating a community call Aritst_reccomend where people could post about good experiences they have had with artists, and reccomend them for future business, sort of a Ying to this comm's yang.
Do you think a community like this would be useful?

And in other news, I am going to be complining the final list to post up for memories sometime this week so if you have any further suggestions about what is good practice for taking or making commisions, please post it here so it can be included, Ch'marr, the head mod of VCL has asked to use the list for VCL, so I want to make it very good, and I would espeically apperciate all of ya'lls input.

Thank you in advance,
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Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
That's a really great idea! We should have a place to post about positive expiriences w/ buyers or sellers, since hey, us good workers need some attention too! ;3
Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
I don’t see anything wrong with making a recommendations LJ. It certainly might reduce the overall number of commissioners having bad experiences and help promote more deserving artists.

As for the Guide you’re creating, might it be possible to see a draft posted so that people can add anything that might have been omitted?
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
I certianly will. I want it to be proofread and what not before I send it on.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Can't you already phrase good artists/buyers here? Though I admit, most people are more inclined to tell about the had here, but I have heard some phrase about it. The community doesn't sound like a bad idead, though, since it'd make it easier to dish out compliments on good customers/buyers and not feel like you're wasting people's time.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
This community is more about the bad than the good. I want a community that specifically features the good.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
artist_recommend = IMHO, no.
isn't that what good feedback on Furbid is for?

don't get me wrong, I like the idea of recognizing good buyers and sellers, but I think that the good heavily outweighs the bad as far as furry commissions go.

plus, I see the potential for favoritism (conscious or not) where people start tending towards only those who have been written about positively, leaving this big gap for people who may be good at making transactions but don't have anything exceptionally noteworthy about the way they do it, and that sort of thing... so either you'd get a post every now and then saying "artist X is teh awesome cause we're almost like friends now!!" or a million posts saying "artist Y doesn't suck!"

...maybe I don't know where I'm going with this, but I just don't see an overwhelming need or draw for such a community.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
I don’t know. Not every artist out there uses Furbid auctions. Though I do myself, my last handful of commissions have been non-auction based. In cases like that, the only feedback you might receive would be on an LJ like the one being proposed.

The bigger concern would be people getting their buddies to post false recommendations. But then you could equally get people slandering good artists on this community out of spite/jealousy/ or some unrelated grudge.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
What about asking people to post recpites for their payment, and the maybe a picture of the final product, so they can show off what they got from the artist and how they are pleased with it. (all behind a cut of course). If someone wants to go to that much trouble to fabricate something, than I suppose really there is nothing else we could do to keep them from doing so, but I don't see many people going to that much trouble.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
I would say no, because any artist could have a friend just say they're really reliable :(

But it's up to you, really.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Did you do your icon? I really love it alot.

Anyway, I would ask partipants to post the final work and maybe reciptes to verify things.
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Nope, it was drawn for me by Eddie/Muzz. :3
Jan. 23rd, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
There's a like problem with having someone post something here about so-and-so being really unreliable... I don't really see it as a 'problem' in what I've viewed of this community so far, because people do step up and state good experiences they've had with such-and-such artist on negative posts about them, and -most- people seem to be rather good about it.

But, of course, it's up to them.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd subscribe to that group, as long as it was spelled artist_recommend instead.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
*tear drop*
Sorry I am a horrific speller...
Jan. 22nd, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
hmm, this may actually be a good idea... I can see the danger of playing favourites, however neongryphon has a good point about the furbid thing. I use furbid sometimes, but hardly at all, I have virtually no feedback on that website. And as long as we stay a way from recommending friends simply for the fact that they are friends, it could work out well. I have a few recommendations on both artists and customers I'd like to make. ^^ Please do post and alert us if you end up making this community.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
I will certinaly be sure to post the link about.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
I agree with alot of the things being said.. I'd like to see that community, but I alwso worry favoritism or, that friends would go in reccommending commissions.

Though, that being said.. I have had made friends with a fair few of my commissioners and buyers :/ And I am sure that is likely to be the case with other artists too, so It may be unavoidable :P
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
Thank you Ultraviolet.
I actually got the idea because I wanted to recommend my friend Y2hectate, because she did excellent work for me. And I have been getting a lot of great art from other folks and I want to give them a good name.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think favoritism is unavoidable. It's what makes furry a fandom :D

I say go ahead and make your community, Anjel. Pimp it around and see what happens. You can always update the rules as you watch the project take shape.

I'm glad you're taking responsibility for writing the list, too, since it's your idea :p
Jan. 22nd, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Make it a rule that you cannot post without actually having done business with the person. Otherwise it's just gonna be people's friend's pimping their art.

Maybe even have the commissioner post the image they commissioned.
Jan. 22nd, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Seconded :O
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Spendid suggestion, growly! I will be sure to include it
Jan. 22nd, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Personally I post positive experiences with artists here too.
Feb. 18th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
i like the sound of that!
Mar. 4th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
please do make it, i'd join :) I have alot of great experiences with people that I think the general buyer of art public should know?

if that made any sense... :P im tired
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