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06 May 2009 @ 12:59 pm
!! Important Mod Note !!  
To begin with a happy note: Maine has just legalized gay marriage! It's the fifth US state to do so.

On a less happy note, the mods of this community have received several emails from participants who won auctions and made their donation, but never recieved the item or service they bid on.

In a few cases, it's unclear why this happened, and the mods have tried to contact the person who offered the item. (You can still email us if you'd like us to do this.) But in others, the person offering the item or service offered in good faith, but for reasons beyond their control, was unable to deliver it.

We would like to try to remedy this situation.

1. If for any reason you are one of the people who did not receive the item or service you won, WITHOUT NAMING THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO INITIALLY OFFERED IT, please comment to this post with a description of the item you made a donation for.

ETA: Please give enough details in your comment that readers will be able to know whether or not they can fulfill the request! Bad example: "I won fanfic." Good example: "I won a Dragonlance twincest story, but I'd be happy with anything, including gen, so long as it includes Raistlin."

2. If you can provide the item they're looking for, please comment to that comment to say so. This is so that multiple people don't fulfill the same request. After that, you can take it to email.

There is no need to make an additional donation. In these cases, the donation was already made.

Please help out if you can!
yclept: yarny goodnessdjinnj on May 6th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I actually have a sort of reverse problem. I took a long time to get my druthers together, but I finally do have the goods for my winning bidder. I emailed to make sure the address was still correct and if the goods were acceptable, and haven't received a response. I could just mail it out to the existing address I have, but I'm a little concerned it'll just disappear out into the aether if I do that.
Rachel M Brownrachelmanija on May 6th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Please email the mods with details, and we will try to track down your recipient.
Dev Singerdevrose on May 6th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I had three and never got any of them... one was a prompt journal, one was original fiction ("A story told through the eyes of a cat which somehow involves lesbianism"), and another was legal fiction.
Rachel M Brownrachelmanija on May 6th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Can you include more details on everything but the original fiction, please?
(no subject) - bluflamingo on May 6th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kosarin on May 6th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jhaechiraljhae on May 6th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I had baked goods (eggnog muffins) that I was really looking forward to. :( I will be happy with a good recipe for said muffins.

ETA that I also didn't follow up with the person who offered them since the deadline.

Edited at 2009-05-06 09:30 pm (UTC)
Merimeri_oddities on May 6th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I won a post-epilogue Marriage/bonding Harry/Snape story. I have to say I never followed up with the writer when she missed the deadline.
that which cannot be seen: i donated 07/08tresa_cho on May 6th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Um, I hate to be a bother, but I won a Marus/Urban (short) fanfiction from the series Kiesha'ra.

Also, I promised 50 or so icons to someone whom I've emailed and received no response from.
Minxiethe_minx_17 on May 6th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
I still owe the second place person (_auberginedream) their fic. I've been writing it, it has been to the beta more than once but it is still not complete. Real life has been rather harsh - while that is no true excuse, it is still a fact. :( I'm going to keep working on it and it will be done.
Darksqualldark_squall on May 6th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
I have a badge and a bjd necklace for people who I lost contact with. v_v
Rachel M Brownrachelmanija on May 6th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Please email the mods with the contact info you have.
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MsCongenialitymscongeniality on May 6th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I had won translation services for 20-50 pages of manga (roughly equivalent to 1 chapter or a doujinshi) from Japanese into English. The translation was to be delivered back to me in a .txt file.
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twasadark: Tree with lighttwasadark on May 6th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yay for Maine! I am SO glad you are doing this, because I made 3 donations for items and only received ONE of them! And one of the donations was quite sizable. :-( Anyhow, here is what I did NOT receive:

1. A book-length audio recording of my novel Necropolis. I also sent the reader a copy of my book.

2. A beaded scissor fob.

I have followed up with both people, and was promised the items which I never received. I'm trying really hard not to be hurt and angry about this, so anything anyone could do will be greatly appreciated!

Edited at 2009-05-06 10:23 pm (UTC)
Troubletroubleinchina on May 7th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Would you prefer a male voice or a female voice for the book recording?
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a little more bite, a little less barksister_coyote on May 6th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
I won the bids for the following items I have not received:

* A 'found notebook' (a blank notebook, possibly with prompts, made from an existing hardbound book). I was in contact with the offerer for some time (until September or October), and I haven't heard sense (but, admittedly, I also did not follow up).
* Tea to aid sleep and tea to aid menstrual cramps. (Two separate offers I both won, from -- I believe -- the same offerer.) I posted my payment confirmation and e-mail address in the posts with the offers, but didn't contact directly, and haven't heard anything since.
a little more bite, a little less barksister_coyote on May 6th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Addendum: I wanted to say that -- assuming my original offer-ers don't re-emerge -- I don't require a replacement, since I'm happy to just consider it a pure donation, but if the spirit moves someone, I would be happy to receive any type of notebook (with or without prompts), or any type of tea (green, black, herbal).
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Janni Lee Simnerjanni on May 6th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Should we post here first, or maybe email those who offered the items first? I know this post is reminding me of a couple things but, well, it's been at least six months since I followed up too, so maybe that should come first?
Good grief, it's a running gaglady_ganesh on May 6th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Either is fine, or both. Frankly, if you made your donation in good faith and end up with two items, I don't see anything wrong with that!
samtyrsamtyr on May 6th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
My problem is slightly different. I won some beta services (iirc) but I sent payment in by money order. I then lost the confirmation slip and have no way to prove it now. My bad entirely, so I just never followed up, period.
that which cannot be seen: i donated 07/08tresa_cho on May 7th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
I can beta for you.
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alisannealisanne on May 6th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I won 4 things and so far I have got almost 3 1/2 out of 4. lol.
I won a fabulous drawing, which has been sent, a year of fanart from 2 different artists -- one who has been AWESOME at sending me stuff, the other who did send me one digital pic and who afterward contacted me to say that things would start arriving in January, but from whom I've heard nothing more since.
I also won a tapestry. I am in contact with that person and it is underway. :)

Edited at 2009-05-10 10:50 pm (UTC)
Jonquil Serpyllumjonquil on May 6th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
I won a silk capelet with writing on it; I made initial contact with the seller, then contact died out, and subsequent attempts were unsuccessful.
Good grief, it's a running gag: friendship Watari (Yami)lady_ganesh on May 6th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Have you tried recently? I know the seller and know she had some RL things go on that affected her studio space.
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