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A Serious Warning

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 1:31 PM by iLantiis:iconilantiis:


I am not playing around with this anymore.

And now a second warning since this warning didn't make it clear enough.

We have rules here. I and my admin team will not be further harassed by people who refuse to follow those rules or who think they should get special treatment for whatever reason.

We draw wishes at random. That is the final word on that.

If your wish is so difficult that it can't be granted easily or within 2 months of being randomly drawn, it will be listed as completed so you can make a new wish. We try VERY HARD to grant these wishes, but some just end up NOT BEING POSSIBLE. If you have a problem with this, stick to the types of wishes we outline in our FAQ. If not, don't complain to us when we do all we can but end up unable to grant it fully.

If you make a wish that is so hard to grant that it has to go to the pending list for 30 or 60 days after we do our best to have it granted, DO NOT harass us about how we FAILED you, how we wasted YOUR TIME or YOUR WISH, or throw a childish tantrum about it.

If you come to us and spout crazy nonsense or speak hatefully and are told that you hurt one or more person's feelings and need to send an apology note to the group before any further assistance will be given, do NOT start noting random admins or me to cuss us out, tell us how horrible we are, blame your stupidity and poor attitude on us, or claim that WE HURT YOU BY NOT GRANTING YOUR WISH IN THE WAY YOU THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED. Unacceptable.

I cannot stress enough that I am fed up with it.

And not just me either. I am 100% sure that many of my admins who get these same hateful and hurtful rants are also fed up with it. I just got done with one individual who threw a tantrum and left the group because they were one of the randomly drawn wishes during 31 Days of Wishes but felt like we did not do enough to grant their wish and so wanted to immediately list a new one. When we said no and cited our rules for their type of wish, we were told that WE WASTED THEIR WISH and that it WASN'T FAIR and that WE MADE THEM SAD. With that said, a tantrum by this user was thrown and I got a nasty flame in my personal inbox from them telling me what a terrible person I am for requesting an apology be sent to our admins for this person's hurtful and rude actions. Well tough.


If you have a problem or a question, note us about it. We are here to help. WE ARE INDIVIDUALS who are volunteering our time to HELP YOU. We do not have to be here. We are not paid to do this. We get no perks from it. And our wishes take just as long to grant as yours do.

From here on out, any kind of activity like this will be given NO second chances. All persons who engage in this behavior will be banned from the group without warning. No review.



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iLantiis

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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I second *The-Dreaming-Dragon! You guys have lives too that are NOT revolved around this group! I think this group is wonderful and it has made so many deviants' days! So major kudos to all the members and admins that make the wishes of fellow deviants come true! :worship:
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconthe-dreaming-dragon:
The-Dreaming-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't think that a place so kind as The Wishing Well would get such flack!! Sometimes people can help, sometimes they can't. But to be abusive about what is essentially good people helping others to grow, it is just downright rude to assume they owe you something!!
I was helped by two lovely people here, who kindly tried to grant my wish, and you know what I did when it didn't quite work out? I THANKED THEM FOR TRYING!!!!!! THEN TRIED TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE!! Jeez, get a grip and grow UP! Sometimes things don't go to plan, that is called LIFE, but thank those who try to help you on your way!!

Well done for standing up for yourself admins!!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We do all the time but meh, we just keep goin & ignore them.

Thanks
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
It really is a shame that I got pushed this far, and I feel a little bad for posting this. But at this point, everyone needed to know that I wasn't going to play games anymore. Every group out there has these types of problems, but the last person who literally said we wasted their wish really just put me over the edge... :(
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:iconscatteredashe:
ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such people are ungrateful assholes! Sorry, but that's the nicest way I can put it. You guys are not obligated to do this, you do it out of kindness and love of the community. Those people should be ashamed of themselves. I'll continue to support this group however I can and will try to help out more with granting wishes as well.

:heart:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
:la:

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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're having too much fun aren't you? GO STUDY! XD
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
:nuu:I'm actually kinda afraid of the test :lol:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's it about?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
Lol like everything
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go write cho azz down on that job journal NAO! (it only takes a few minutes so no excuses)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
I did yesterday. :dummy:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay
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:iconmint-aisukurimu:
mint-aisukurimu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...
big trolls and rude people ugh
i hate when this happens
you're doing a good job with the group though ^^
some people don't even understand would they like it if they had like billions of requests to fulfill their wishes? they don't understand you're having a hard time but you are trying to finish them all.
i i wouldn't say to someone something like " omfg ur so mean!!! why u make me sad can't u fulfill my wish!? "
i rather wait patiently for mine rather than to start fighting over it
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:iconsilverchaim:
SilverChaim Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people are just very rude. I hope they will start behaving. You are doing great job with this group :)
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully & thank you for your help
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:iconsneezefeatherwarrior:
sneezefeatherWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Those people seem so aggravating. This group is for helping MANY people! Not just one user out of the millions there are! You can't expect things to all go perfectly very quickly. You need to take time! Patience is an important thing in life. If you can't have patience, you don't deserve respect.
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:icondiscordsdestiny:
DiscordsDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
When I first joined, I wished for exposure to my works. I got one journal, my username on it. And though I only got a little, the thing is that I did get exposure for my work, and I am grateful for it. People like this are idiotic fools who, I believe, has the Little Emperor syndrome (a psychological disorder where they believe that everyone owes them.) My deepest regret is that I haven't done much to grant other people's wishes. But, learning about this, I will make a bigger effort to do so, I promise that.
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your support
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:icondiscordsdestiny:
DiscordsDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That...that just burns me...
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
hey go check that sta.sh thingie you linked me too LOL
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already saw
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
:lol:
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:icondiscordsdestiny:
DiscordsDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
The whole thing up there. Not you. ^^;
I say it every day, and I'll keep saying it: most people are idiots.
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah~it happens sadly.
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:icondiscordsdestiny:
DiscordsDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
More often than not, I fear.
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We typically get 1 per week here (despite all the crazy join requests) but there was 4 incidents recently & well...this happened
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:iconbrian-b-photography:
Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Done
Well Said

Nuff Said:clap:

Keep up the good work and take satisfaction from the good that you do; ignore the ignorant and rude people and find the fun in this again:iconcheerplz:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Brian

P.S. How's the CSS & the group going?
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:iconbrian-b-photography:
Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I Haven't heard back from pixiepot since I told her I was interested and described what I was looking for so,not much happening as of yet

I did get the name right didn't I?:blush:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, she told me she was a bit busy lately. I only REALLY basic CSS so I'm useless. XD

You got it right
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:iconmakilotus:
MakiLotus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is a very nice thing you're doing. >.< I don't see how anyone could get upset over this, especially if they're one of the lucky folk who got picked for the 31 days of wishes.
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It happens on occasions but we gotta keep going with the ones who do admire our attempts.
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:iconmakilotus:
MakiLotus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. >.< You guys work as hard as you can! None of you deserve the abuse!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally. >w<
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
I know that feel
When we host competitions or give-aways we get accused of favouritism. When we don't accept submissions or affiliation requests we get slammed with abuse.
even when i do an art feature i get people who get angry because their work wasn't featured...
:iconfeelplz:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It happens a lot but always remember those who say thank you
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Those people are the reason why we host contests and give aways. :3
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! (& sorry if you haven't gotten any answers from us for now about your request. It's been seriously busy with people asking questions of all sorts)
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah don't worry about it, i'm not going anywhere any time soon *lives on DA*
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I noted her just in case to remind her. We've been plagued by internet troubles all week
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:iconjames--steele:
James--Steele Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The ironic part about this, is the fact that they DID get chosen. It's not even like they were tossed to the side by the group, we did everything to help them. :disbelief:
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
AMEN.
No one's perfect. You aren't even paid to do this and yet, you still do.
Anyway, I hope this stops.
*hugs all the admins*
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww~
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:iconwaiting-for-wings:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( the wishing well is meant to be a charity thing i can't believe people are being so rude about it!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It happens
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't believe it either. :(
The admins are trying their best and I still cant believe people make tantrum! Just because the group is super doesn't make it like Superman.
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