TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › Site Help › How Do I Avoid Hurt Feelings?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How Do I Avoid Hurt Feelings?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'd like to request a siggy showing our three kitties. But I'm wondering what if I don't like it (or them)? I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, especially if they are doing something nice like this for me!

How is this situation handled? Would your feelings be hurt if you make a siggy and you never see the person use it?

Just wondering...
post #2 of 21
I can only speak for myself, there are a group of us that make siggies and often several of us make them for the same person. So you would probably get 4 or 5 and most people rotate them, change them every week or so. I don't think any of us expect you to just use one all the time
post #3 of 21
Personally, I'm usually surprised when I see one of my siggies rotate in because I usually forget which ones I made.

Really, the best way to avoid not liking something is to be more specific about what you want or don't want. For instance if you HATE the color, say, red be sure to tell us that when you request it. If you want a specific theme or quote, let us know.
post #4 of 21
Pretty much what Heidi said. Some of the sig makers do get upset if theirs are not used, others don't. Obviously it is nice to see your hard work shown rather than not used.

If you have a certain preference, we all have different styles, you could decide what member's syle you prefer and PM that sig maker.

As Anakat said, most people rotate through them rather than stick to one, so you could always show each one and then keep the one you prefer up once you have shown them all?
post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
Pretty much what Heidi said. Some of the sig makers do get upset if theirs are not used, others don't. Obviously it is nice to see your hard work shown rather than not used.

If you have a certain preference, we all have different styles, you could decide what member's syle you prefer and PM that sig maker.

As Anakat said, most people rotate through them rather than stick to one, so you could always show each one and then keep the one you prefer up once you have shown them all?
that's what i did, for my 1st sigs - i PM'd the sig maker. that was also before the thread existed. i have individual sigs of all of mine [except for Firefox - waiting for her to 'pretty up'] & i rotate those with the ones that show all of them. this one's been up a long time because it's currently the only one with Firefox in it - it was a surprise sig!
post #6 of 21
I haven't seen a bad siggy on here yet

I think even if you get one you don't like as well, it doesn't hurt to show it for awhile then rotate it out. I'm so impressed with the talent on this board. I recently had several people make some very beautiful siggys for me - all of which I absolutely love - and I wish I could show all of them at the same time. The next best thing is to rotate.
post #7 of 21
Ive had a couple of signatures made for me, and i've loved them completely. But as i am arty farty and i need to be making stuff, i'm always changing my signatures (see the one i made 5 mins ago) lol

I think just about everyone here changes them around, and im sure the very talented people do not mind
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misty8723 View Post
I haven't seen a bad siggy on here yet

I think even if you get one you don't like as well, it doesn't hurt to show it for awhile then rotate it out. I'm so impressed with the talent on this board. I recently had several people make some very beautiful siggys for me - all of which I absolutely love - and I wish I could show all of them at the same time. The next best thing is to rotate.
That pretty much says it. I think I've been through all of my collection, and now I'm hop-skipping around as the mood strikes. At some point I expect I'll do another complete rotation, just to make sure they all get their day in the sun, so to speak, as they are certainly all worthy of it. Which of course gives me the opportunity once again to thank all the siggy makers who have done sigs for me.
post #9 of 21
I'm glad you posted this. How do you save the other siggies in order to rotate? I don't know where they are, but I could probably find them if they are still on the board. Once I locate them, where do you keep them?
post #10 of 21
i keep mine on photobucket. i did a sub-album that was just sigs. i right click on the sig, save the location, then upload it to photobucket as a URL [that's one of the options when uploading].
post #11 of 21
I would be a little hurt but I would get over it. Even if it isn't used it is good practice. Heck I have a hard enough time finding anyone on here to make me a siggy, let alone have the opportunity to not like it. I say give it a go, if you have any specific ideas than throw them out there. That is what I did with mine. Life will go on if you aren't a huge fan, just try to describe exactly what you are looking for.

I also save mine in my photobucket! Though I only have one lol!
post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Heck I have a hard enough time finding anyone on here to make me a siggy, let alone have the opportunity to not like it.
Why don't you post in the Signature request thread? You would have a better chance of receiving signatures.
post #13 of 21
I already did and got zero responses.
post #14 of 21
post #15 of 21
No only two. Sorry I forgot about one. Reeses made me two and that is it. Am I not allowed to request a new one? I guess I could make my own whenever I get access to photoshop again.
post #16 of 21
Whoa... Who made that third one? LOL seriously no one ever told me about that one. Sorry I said 2, lol because no one ever informed me that they had made another one... So weird.
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
I already did and got zero responses.
You had three made for you including the one you are using. If you are talking about the post you made today, please be patient, the sig makers have lives / jobs etc and may not have been online yet and may not get to it for some time if they already have a list of sigs to make (and some sig makers only check the request thread as they have it bookmarked so it may not have been seen by those not checking the whole forum as it isn't in the request thread)

These are the ones made for you on your request earlier this year:







Quote:
Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
I'm glad you posted this. How do you save the other siggies in order to rotate? I don't know where they are, but I could probably find them if they are still on the board. Once I locate them, where do you keep them?
I keep mine in a separate folder on photobucket
This is the other one that was made for you
post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Whoa... Who made that third one? LOL seriously no one ever told me about that one. Sorry I said 2, lol because no one ever informed me that they had made another one... So weird.
Did you put your request in this thread?:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92326

Thats where everyone usually goes to request a sig- that way all the designers will see it with your photos, better than just making a new thread in the Signature Shop Forum.
post #19 of 21
I don't change mine around nearly as much as I probably should. I have them stored all over the place - some at work (can't access photobucket from work), some at home and actually the majority of mine are seasonal, i.e., Christmas.

I also have to admit I've not seen any siggies that I didn't like. They are all beautiful.
post #20 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
No only two. Sorry I forgot about one. Reeses made me two and that is it. Am I not allowed to request a new one? I guess I could make my own whenever I get access to photoshop again.

Of course you can request a new one. You can at any time. Just put pics in the thread that babyharley has linked to. Not all designers PM you after making a sig, so you have to keep checking the completed thread.
post #21 of 21
Thanks Babyharley and Abbysmom... Sorry for the hijack Swampwitch.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Site Help
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › Site Help › How Do I Avoid Hurt Feelings?