I'm shamelessly going to copy this part from my adoptables-account.
This is why you haven't seen any updates from me in the past few days. I will work on adopts again, and some updates on that can be found below in this journal, but expect adopts to be only made during the weekends, when I actually have some time for this bullshit. Sorry, I stuttered.
Bidding on adoptables
Now bidding on adoptables is a whole different thing, but it comes often down to the same problem that causes stress; disorganization. But also: Not keeping to your own rules.
A recent example I have is the following. Rules: Adopt will be closed Midnight 25th. What this really means, is that the adopt will be closed on 24:00 from the 25th to the 26th. What happened, was that the bidding was suddenly closed at 15:00 on the 25th. According to the designer, the bidding would have been closed "24:00 24th to the 25th", so actually, according from their own words, they were even late with closing the adopt. This means that I, having had my last bid on the 24th, would have won the adopt, and that the person who bid on the 25th should have been too late. So what happened? The person who bid too late won, because the designer had reacted too late, and instead of keeping to their own rules, they bend them and changed the time just like that. Also, according to the real interpretation of Midnight 25th, the auction wasn't even over ready, and I wasn't given any chance to bid further, because the "auction is closed when CLOSED is typed in the title". This is not how it goes. This is complete bullshit. Sorry, I stuttered.
I really don't want to appear being butthurt at the moment, because honestly, I don't even care that I lost that auction. What annoys me, is that people don't keep to their own rules, that mistakes and confusion easily appear in this way, and that I just hope the DeviantArt adoption world will become a little bit more fair. No more rule-bending, just being clear. I know lots of people who manage their adopt account in an okay way, too, by the way ;D
The example I mentioned is just one example of many I have, by the way. In no way I mean to harm the people who manage their adopt accounts, I just want to make a point.
I just want to make clear, that adopters from who I see this behaviour, appear on my blacklist. How can I trust them if they bend their own rules? I don't mind if they care about having one customer less or not, I know that I would care about my customers, and hope I'm being clear enough on my own adoptable account ^^
Rant over for now! This journal is long enough. Does anyone else have experiences with adopts they want to share?