I think its about time I remind everyone of a few things...
Commenting on art:
Its okay not to like something. Please don't be rude. Telling someone you "don't like" what they've made can go unsaid
. If you don't have something nice to say, don't post it.
criticism is fine- but be kind. Most of us are not professional artists and are doing this just for fun and expression. If someone asks for advice, be helpful, be kind. It's wonderful to help...in a nice way!
Giving away "prizes":
You shouldn't have to pay for a "prize" someone will "give" you for creating the "winning" art piece. If someone is asking you to pay for something, please be careful. We are members of a great site, but sometimes people sneak on here will ill intentions.
Please, be smart!
Ask around the forum about the person in question. If they are offering a fish but will require shipping, this is doubly so. Ask for photos, ones with time stamps (Ask for a sheet of paper with the day and time by the photo), check the person's other threads to make sure they're not scamming you.
And, again- research, ask around! Be Smart!!!
Keeping up with your thread:
It gets a little crazy sometimes, with so many requests, when you make a request thread. If you decide to stop taking requests, please post such.
If you can't do all the requests that you have, let those people who've asked know that you can't fulfill their request. That way, they know what's going on and won't be waiting in anticipation. :)
Give others a chance to request art:
In threads that take art requests, let others get the chance to post their request. Going onto every thread that accepts requests for your fish disables others to get their requests in.
Let everyone have a chance to request! It's a kind
thing to do.
Thanks, guys! Happy creating! :)