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19th-Feb-2014 03:55 pm(no subject)
I know she's like a broken record but we haven't had a post here in over two weeks. ___ifwinterends on Bodyline and for some reason Taobao?

I like how her main point is that Bodyline isn't lolita because they sell costumes. There's a costume shop near me that also sells dance leotards, shoes and dancewear. But I guess it's not real dancewear because the shop primarily sells costumes, its obviously fake dancewear for people cosplaying dancers. Bodyline is probably above normal mall standards, it looks and holds up just fine. I always figured the "quality" aspect of lolita didn't mean you literally needed to adhere to couture standards for all garments all the time, but was more intended to just weed out cosplayers and noobs making dresses out of satin and unfinished seams and emphasize this is real clothing, meant to stand up to normal use and look nice. Am I wrong? Either way, I think we can all agree that she's definitely wrong, and that's what's really important.

Also is it just me or is her anti-Taobao rant a new spin on her pro-burando rhetoric? I've been wondering for awhile while anti-taobao is considered a ~lolitist~ sentiment cause I've never really seen anyone complain about it, and even some of the more hardcore brandwhores I've known don't have much against it. It's a good thing ___ifwinterends is here to tell us all that Infanta falls apart at the seams. It's not like there are hundreds of reviews of Infanta on egl or anything. She saw that one dress in person one time, so she KNOWS it's bad.
29th-Jan-2014 04:07 am - Pastelmomma needs to calm down.
All of these are in the span of a week.

She starts off posting her "wardrobe" which is really just an opportunity to post a large uncut image of babby's first Bodyline dress (with bonus amusing noobery in the comments).

Second post is about how she's *~sew punk rawk but nothing too dumb.

Third is an easily answered noob question but still people answer it. EGL should just make a collective decision to ignore posts like these, I think, or just leave a link to where the answer can be found. Or, y'know, Google. She also misses LJ 101 and I try to nudge her in the right direction.

And another super easily Google-able question about Dream of Lolita. Winter shows up and starts talking out of her ass about mostly unrelated things. Pastelmomma also continues to disregard the LJ commenting system despite my nudges.

Also farts are so lolita because I'm just one of the guys.((this is now friendslocked/deleted and since it was her personal journal I won't cap it but it was basically "lolitas are all sweet and mild mannered but not me! I burp and fart and swear!"

Edit: She found us. What better way to put your insecurity on display than "ahahahaaa haterzz soooo funny!"
24th-Jan-2014 07:53 pm - BECAUSE DOOMSDAY IS SO LOLI~~~~~~~~
I don't know if anyone else was around earlier today when I checked the main EGL comm on my phone and saw this spam post:

It's doomsday, doomsday, gonna get down on doomsdayCollapse )

I didn't get the whole post in the screenshot before it was deleted (that happened PDQ,) EDIT: there's a screenshot from the comm in the comments! The poster also mentioned that there was going to be a volcanic eruption at Yellowstone and linked to their Wordpress blog.

Apparently it's the same account but with a little 2 added that spammed us with this prediction of who the Antichrist was. Also: His skills in prediction are just as awesome as MilaNOPE's quality control, since 2013 passed with none of them coming true.
21st-Jan-2014 01:15 pm - Crazy Marie banned?
4th edit: She's back! Link to FB announcement.

As I said on cgl, FFS Marie, I was hoping you'd go forever and we'd never have to deal with your crazy self again. I bet the mods unban her (hopefully after she sorts everyone out), though they have promised her behaviour won't be tolerated. We'll wait and see, I guess.

Of course, people on cgl are speculating on whether she's telling the truth. It is rather coincidental that she suddenly appears right after the ban. Whilst we can speculate, I don't feel it's our place to decide whether she is telling the truth or not. For me personally, it doesn't matter. I would still like to her remain banned for reasons I mention below.

And Marie, why the fuck didn't you tell the whole truth in the first place? Someone was able to announce the hiatus on FB, why not tell people you were going onto hiatus for medical reasons? It'd have looked a lot less fishy, and people would have been more understanding.

3rd edit: Not even the US branch of ODIP knows what's going on. Apparently Marie feels that even her own staff don't deserve to know why their boss has gone AWOL, leaving them to deal with any fallout. Not informing her own staff of all people demonstrates just how little Marie actually cares.

2nd edit: Crazy Marie's earned herself a temp ban and some lovely red text on her feedback page.

[Mod quote and my thoughts under spoiler as this is getting long]Mod quote:

In light of the fact that her physical storefront and online shop have recently closed with no notice to customers, please be aware that mariko_senpai (aka "Marie" or "One Day in Paradise") is currently banned from the sales community due to her failure to return consigned items, refund pre-order payments, and ship outstanding orders.

My thoughts: The mods have done the right thing in banning her. People's money and items are currently in limbo, with nothing more to go on then the initial vague announcement on FB. There have been unsupported rumours of Marie becoming ill or hospitalised, but let's just think about that for a second. Are we to believe that there isn't anyone who could let people know of the situation, if that was the case? Marie doing a runner seems more likely. Not even those close to Marie appear to know what is going on. Customers, designers and suppliers alike have been left totally in the dark.

I hope for the sake of the people involved that Marie or someone else steps up and addresses the issue. Should this happen however, I do not believe this incident should simply be forgotten, and her ban lifted. This behaviour is appalling, and a business who feels they can simply drop everything on a whim and leave people fucked over is not one that should be tolerated.

[Original post under cut as it's irrelevant now]Original post:

Edit: oh_tralala has shed some light onto the situation here. On the 19th, the mods voted to add the ban tag, and are working on a write up as to why. No word yet as to what type of ban, or why, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you've been stalking the scammer thread on cgl lately, you might have heard of this interesting development concerning ODIP/mariko_senpai aka crazy Marie. Have a look at her egl feedback, and you'll notice that the banned tag has been added to her page. The red text warning that is normally also added for banned users hasn't been added though, and as of making this post, there hasn't been a mod announcement concerning the ban.

This follows a recent wave of backlash against ODIP, including a call for her to be banned (which the mods pretty much declined), and most recently her sudden and unexplained disappearance.

So gtfo, your thoughts on this development? Questions I have are:

Did the mods listen the comm call out, or does this concern her disappearance?

Is she definitely banned?

Why no mod announcement/red warning text? The owner of ODIP getting banned from the largest English sales comm would be a pretty big deal. This isn't some random unknown user we're talking about.

This was quick write up (and my first) made to draw attention to the development, so please let me know of other things I should mention/could improve on.

OT Edit: Fuck it, it's not ODIP related but Yunni's been hot news lately, so incase you missed it caps were posted on cgl and tumblr documenting some more cases of Yunni fucking people over. I thought it'd be an interesting read, if you haven't already.
Looks like Mr. Yan found himself a new dolly to play with. This time, her name is Amanda and she's from the US. You'd think after all the shit with BL, she'd be smart enough to not enter... She even mentions on her intro on the BL site that she saw Venus' creepy video, but decided to enter anyways. It also makes her sound like a huge fucking weeaboo.

Are you guys ready for this new model?

Also lol at Mr. Yan saying that all Americans are rude assholes.
11th-Jan-2014 08:56 am - Passing snark
Typical noob with obnoxious typing style posts to EGL each time she updates her *~blog~*
but wait, her blog's URL? (she even has a blog entry about being a Wannabe Asian)

Not to mention that her so-called TONS OF RESEARCH (reminiscent of "YEARS AND YEARS!") led to an insulting portrayal of goth subculture, which was called out here.

I never can trust people who post with their Facebook accounts...logically I know it's selective bias, but I feel like that prejudice is constantly being validated, haha.

Smell that? It's the mouth watering smell of the new year's first, fresh, delicious drama.

Crazy Marie of ODiP came under a lot of fire over these past few months for being a shitty person to do business with. Now things have taken a turn for the worse. Without warning, Marie decides to close up shop and skedaddle, leaving paying customers wondering what's going on. She wasn't even the one to post the notice of the shop's closure.

According to anons on /cgl/, she has also returned all secondhand consignment goods to customers.

Is this enough to clock her in the head with the ban hammer, egl mods?
my face

2013 has been an eventful year for this community. In honor of the new year fast approaching, I've compiled the top ten biggest posts of the year, as according to the amount of discussion - the number of comments - on each post.

it's the final countdown.... (of 2013)Collapse )

So, ladies, what do you think was the worst thing that happened to the community this year? Or the funniest? Share it!

So, recently there has been some issues with seller behavior on EGL, with Marie of One Day in Paradise (more info here) and with Yunni (more info here). The general consensus among members seems to be that both of these sellers should be banned for their behavior and practices, yet the mods don't seem to want to do jack shit about it.

[caps] Exhibit A: milkteamilk doesn't seem to give a shit about what is going on in the community she moderates and apparently doesn't even know who Yunni is.

[caps] Exhibit B (1) & Exhibit B (2) amy_the_yu responds to a comment on BtB claiming that the buyer was also in the wrong (lol). Apparently when you threaten members with legal action and attempt to intimidate them into not requesting refunds, that only puts you in the "troublesome to deal with" category. Good to know. She then responds to a second comment and kind of loses her shit at the notion that the mods are giving members special/biased treatment. "GL sales obviously isn't perfect, but no one's forcing you to use it. Please feel free to go elsewhere. I promise I will give equally little shit about you being around or otherwise." Classy.

Exhibit C: The General Hyprocrisy of the mods in regards to their actions with Rosaire compared to their actions concerning Yunni & Marie.
The mods are defending their non-action by basically saying that it's not worth it to ban these two sellers because they're not active on EGL anymore. That's funny, because wonderfinch seemed to have a much different idea on what is grounds for a ban not too long ago. Her messages to Rosaire directly contradict the mods' claims that bans are not warranted because these sellers don't use EGL. For those who don't remember, caps here:

Cap 1
Cap 2
Cap 3

Basically, mods, Yunni and Marie need to be banned. You have set a precedent with your banning of Rosaire and you need to keep it consistent. No more of this pussyfooting around, or talking about how people are "practically banned", you need to ban these fucks. Yunni is an outright, proven scammer, and Marie abuses, intimidates and attempts to scam EGL members. They need to go.

Edit: So amy_the_yu has apparently decided to try to set the wheels in motion to have Yunni banned, but will only agree to ban Marie if people send her proof that she has been pulling her shit on egl_comm_sales. Which, as people in the comments are pointing out, is bullshit as they had no problem banning Rosaire, who was not conducting business on EGL, using /cgl/ heresay and gossip to justify it. (Thread here)
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