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Advice: ignored commission request

An artist on FA had made a journal stating that they would be closing commissions soon, so I sent them a FA note asking if any slots were still open. They said yes and asked me what I wanted for the commission. Unfortunately, their response came in the wee hours of the morning and I had to go away for the weekend, so I did not see their reply until 3 days later. I apologized for the lack of communication on my part and sent a response with the commission details. A full week passed, and I saw that my message had been read but not replied to. The artist says on their page to send another note if they haven't replied in a couple days, so I shot them a quick message just asking if they'd gotten my note with the commission info. That note, too, was read and not replied. It's been another 7 days, and in between then and now, the artist has opened a new account on a different site and been actively posting there as well as FA. I considered sending a third message (possibly on the new site) as I enjoy their work and really want to commission them, but I don't want to be pushy, and I am wondering if this is the artist's way of indirectly declining my commission. What are your thoughts?

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xilacs
Apr. 26th, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
To play devil's advocate; they could /possibly/ be a very forgetful person? But that doesn't entirely excuse the behavior. I'm just very forgetful myself, and if I don't physically add someone's commission to my whiteboard, it's out of my mind for good. In the past I've accidentally opened messages on mobile, or even on my computer when I'm busy, and completely forgotten to reply.

Chances are this isn't the case, but as someone with chronic memory problems, I always like to suggest alternative possibilities in these scenarios!

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