Ok first and foremost Maxine, your post is highly disappointing. I did not break the rules of this forum. I did not get banned for ignoring the warnings of admins. You have. You have a tendency to create drama and problems, and if not for my own pushing you to post one good post for every one of your spams you would not have offered much. That is the reality of things.
Maxine has spammed the entirety of the art school forums for going on two years now. To the point where many of the threads made had her in there directing students to that program as she seeks funding. After repeated warnings over the past years, and many written complaints from forums members. I gave her a warning. Then I find her in there ignoring my warnings and continuing to use this forum for her business development without much active contribution. The thread in the art schools forum directed at recruiters was made because of her. There is no other reason that thread was made. I would not even had known if not for all the complaints from other forum members.
A short time later I get a series of emails from concerned students, including one from her own student, which apologizes for her behavior. I was not sure what was happening so I go in the art school forums and Maxine has been participating in a smear campaign against a former instructor in their program. This led to her first banishment, from what I remember. She has been banned twice by me only to continue her incessant spamming of this community. Since then she has tried to balance things by being more active and helpful at my urging, but again, she has repeatedly ignored warnings even though she has been temporary banned twice.
All of this happened before CA decided to solve the problem of over-priced art schools offering mostly garbage programs and putting their students in indentured servitude or breaking the financial backs of the parents paying for them. Our school has nothing to do with my banning of Maxine. ZERO. There are dozens of art schools discussions including a very healthy argument directly from Ringling in the art school forums.
This thread is a major disappointment. I have warned and warned and warned...and now Maxine you have earned a permanent banishment for again, creating drama where there should be none. All I did was ask you to stop bumping threads. And now you come in and do this? You were thread bumping and you know that is not something I tolerate when it comes to businesses that use this community for their own needs.
As I said in the email I sent to you, I believe Maxx the Mutt to be a sub-par program which is not addressing the true needs of it's students. Regardless of my feelings I let you continue to post. No longer. Maxx the Mutt is now being removed from any posts on ConceptArt.Org. Your business endeavors and poor quality educational program is no longer welcome on this website.
I have had enough complaints, repeatedly, to have had to take action. This most recent thread is inexcusable. The difference between the CA schools making perhaps 20 posts in there over the years and the hundreds for Maxx the Mutt, are that those in there now are because we are not only trying to solve the problem of the poor quality educational programs but we are paying for this community. Paying for 100% it and are going to give a million dollars in scholarships. Maxines handful of useful posts vs. the many thousands she earned by participating in CA without any financial contribution do not balance out. I would have been fine with it if she just followed my simple instructions.
A. KEEP ALL SPAM IN ONE THREAD. But no...she refused to listen...over...and over....and over.
Maxine did not listen, got more complaints than any one user in the history of conceptart.org, and creates drama here. I want nothing to do with this. Considering how much money she potentially made off students in this community, I would expect a little more respect toward what we are doing.
Last edited by Jason Manley; November 3rd, 2009 at 01:26 PM.
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