A.W. at 2 Apr 2015: 02:58
Is anyone aware of a furry version of yelp, or trip advisor, or angie's list but for furry artists, authors, businesses, etc.?
I've seen plenty of posts both promoting and detracting from vendors of all kinds, but there does not seem to be a centralized hub where people can share their experiences with one another.
I, personally, have had both good and bad experiences with vendors over the years... From prompt on-time delivery of goods -- to a lack of communication and falling off the face of the earth after being paid.
If no one is aware of such a webpage, who would be with me in creating such a page?
I feel the community could seriously benefit from a singular resource - fed by honest user reviews - to show and tell which artists, businesses, etc are reliable and trustworthy, and which one's may need to rethink their approach. No one likes to get a lemon in any sense of the word, but a central website that showcases an artist's name, websites, contact info, and user reviews could help the community as a whole grow stronger.
By supporting artists who are getting strong, positive reviews, and providing feedback on what anyone who is underperforming can do to improve, we will create a website that fosters trust, understanding, and helps build everyone up over time. Furthermore, if anyone has the talent and skills to be a marketer, promoter, manager, agent, or other support role for a vendor, perhaps we could set that in place as well? I imagine it is hard to be an artist and do EVERYTHING by yourself. That is why you may need a small, experienced staff to help support you. If we all work together, we can bolster the value that everyone in the community has to offer.
We all learn from our mistakes, and we all continue to thrive on what we do well.
Why not have one place where all of this is possible?