Thursday, September 25, 2008

~Happy Fall ya'll &Putting me in a PINCH~



Yes a day late and a dollar short but HAPPY Fall Ya'll!
I am so happy it is cooling and fall is arriving! I love the change of seasons!


I have been in a few forums since I started scrapping 10 months ago and just a few of them really put me in a pinch!
The kind of pinch where you just have to stand up for yourself and stand up for principals and being forced resign.
I hate that I really do.


Yesterday I was in a contest and in the middle of the voting and the contest they erased ALL votes and changed the rules....RIGHT in the middle!
Now it is NOT about winning, I NEVER expect to "win" but its' about PRINCIPALS, you cannot change a contest mid stream and expect me to sit down quietly and say "OK no prob BOB!" It's not about my work I know my work is good! It's just about not being fair or right.
I should expect it I know, I should be used to it
but I always go into places with a clean slate and expect a fair balanced place.
I should have known better. *kick myself*

Now I am not against changing the way they vote but I AM against changing it in the MIDDLE of the contest!! That is not fair or even warranted!

I was in a private forum before where they did this often!
If they did not like how things were going they just changed it!
And voting was never based on work but who had the best buddy with the owner.

Now I know y'all have been through this time and it me again if you have been around on the boards! And even though it sucks I still resign standing on my principals and integrity. I look like like a whiny bitch. BUT how does that old saying go?

YOU'VE got to stand for something or You'll fall for anything!
You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string.

Now i live my life in truth and integrity and it sucks sometimes I tell you what!
So I resigned from the bogus contest and the site that does not have integrity.
And I will not be recommending them on the side of my blog either.
**EDIT** **Update**
I did in fact receive a comment yesterday on my blog from them saying they were sorry I was offended that they changed the rules in the middle of the game.
"Creative Scrappers
said...

I am sorry to see you are offended that the voting procedure was changed. You're layout was beautiful Pinky and I don't think you should be worried!!"

Well its not about worrying about my LO or my work it's about integrity and the lack of it.

And since they have a store how can I shop at a store where the person who runs it has a huge lack of honesty? That to me is a dangerous combination!'

You only have your honesty....specially in a business!



Now I do apologize if I mislead anyone to join there.
I usually check out a place before recommending
but you never know what will happen these days.

Have a beautiful day...
this is me stepping off my soap box! LOL
~Pinky~

23 comments:

Bree/Reilly said...

100% agree - You have to let people know what you stand for and what you won't stand for. It isn't right that they can change the rules in the middle of something - rather like running a 1 mile race and being told in the middle of it, we have changed it to a 26 mile marathon!!!!!!!

Just Jess said...

Good for you!

scraphag said...

I felt so empowered when I hit the DELETE THIS ACCOUNT button...I have not had bad experiences on the net with crafting...but that is because I am on Just Scrappin. I can't even begin to imagine some of the unethical things that I have heard about. I have a strong sense of right and wrong and I would not tolerate this kind of behavior.

Sarah said...

You go girl! Did you send anyone an email or letter about it? I would love to know what their excuses were.

patty w said...

Wow...

I've suspected this at a few places and thought it was only me that noticed how things change abruptly.

I say YOU GO GIRL !

Integrity says alot about a person!

Apparently this place doesn't know about that! I wish I knew which place you're referring to :)

As long as no one says anything and they will keep on doing it.

Well done girl!

Pinky said...

http://www.creative-scrappers.com
this is the place and they put a comment on my blog yesterday saying they were sorry I was offended they changed the rules in the middle of the game.

Amy said...

That just S*cks !!!! Im with you 100% on this. You cant change things midstream and that just dont apply to scrapbooking either!!! Im glad you spoke up and posted about your expirence. I seen your LO and I think its GREAT !!!!

Pamela said...

Wow...that is not cool...changing the voting procedure in the middle of the voting. Glad you stood up and said something.

jerseytjej said...

I love kid Rock...That being said, you KNOW I will do the same thing...regardless of whether you should "worry" or not, the contest started with a set of rules...Maybe they thought people were joining just to vote for you, but screw them, anyway! Gina, off to delete my account, too!

ScrapCandy.com said...

Hi! Just found your blog. How lame that they changed the rules after the contest started. Who DOES that? But good for you for standing up for what's right!

Tracy

Scraplynn said...

Just found your blog...

My thoughts... If people were signing up "just to vote for you".. They should be thanking YOU for the advertising.. not changing the rules...

I thought some of the reason for contests were to gain more exposure and possible customers..

I'm sorry this happened... In the end, you are the one that gets to walk away with integrity...

Kimmy P said...

Yay for standing up for what's right! Sometimes that can be a hard thing to do. I'm sure your boys are going to grow up with lots of integrity :)

Annie Fiskateer # 1326 said...

Pinky -- I am glad that you stood upfor yourself.

Cicero's Wife said...

Pinky...your awesome!!!! ^_^ and whatever happened in that challenge doesn't mean HOOT! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful work!

southernbellescrapper said...

Ok, I so agree gf! You should stand up for yourself! I too think I will delete my account. It's not right to do this to anyone and I don't want to even put myself in the situation in the future. I really liked their sketches and stuff, but if it's gonna be like that, count me at. You know me...I'm like Cherrie...a drama free person! You should be proud you stood up for yourself!!!! Don't look back! Cause you rock and you should be proud! You have so much to give and to teach! Just move on and never look back! Love ya! Hugs!!!

Holly said...

Way to go on your soapbox!

Georgina said...

good for you Cristal! glad to hear you stood up for what you believe in... funny how some ppl can try to JUSTIFY what's truly wrong.. but WHATEVER......

Leah said...

I may be crazy for commenting about this, but I just want to say that I think it was just a huge misunderstanding. It wasn't so much that the rules were changed as it was that votes started flooding in from OUTSIDE the creative scrappers community. (By this I mean people were joining that night just to vote). That wasn't the intent of the contest and Kristine apologized for not making that clear.
As part of the DT there I also want to offer an apology, because it wasn't meant to upset anyone or be anything personal at ALL.

KarenB said...

You know where I stand on this. I am proud of you for standing up for what you believe in. Misunderstanding or not it is about integrity and you can not make changes mid contest and not expect anyone to get upset. If the rules were not made clear from the beginning then that is the mistake of the person holding the contest and they should not punish anyone for advertising for them.

CherrieScraps said...

Well I showed where I stand on this issue also and deleted my account (I had a couple other reasons to leave there also). I agree with :Scraplynn" - you would think they would have been happy that so many new people were coming in to vote. If these people respected and admired you enough to sign up in a forum just to make a vote - don't you think they would also think - hey My girl Pinky plays here - it must be a decent place - maybe I should stick around. I think they made a huge mistake - just look at all the members she lost - not to mention the potential customers. Good for you girlfriend!!

aimee said...

on my way to delete! they should be happy so many people join just to vote. doesn't that mean they will be back in the future?!?!?

aimee said...

they have to "ok" my decision to delete? that's dumb. if i want to delete let me delete. i don't need to explain myself!

Genevieve said...

Good for you Pinky! There's no excuse for changing the plan midstream. If they were worried about having non-scrapping voters, they should have taken that into account for the next contest, not mess with the current one. Poor decision making on their part. Their loss!