Blondie Posted October 22, 2020 Share Posted October 22, 2020 Hey guys! I'm new to this so please excuse it being quite a mess! I am in a very confused and concerned mentality at this time due to this being quite sudden and without warning or even communication. For over a year, as of August 10th, I have been working for Verpets.com as an Official Artist and... while the work was slow, low paying, and communication was very poor, I enjoyed the job. I enjoyed speaking to the other artists there and get to be a big part of what happens behind the scenes. As someone who has visited and partook in the site since late 2009, being able to give back was a big dream come true for me! But... As per stated... Projects were rare to come out. I created an item that the sites programmer, Carl, asked to be revised and I was more than happy to do so! I would send him questions that pertained to the revision and... he ignored them. So I simply held on stand by for some weeks without communication on his end. He would arrive to the site daily, post to the sites Shoutbox, claim to be occupied with coding... then disappear until the next day. After waiting for so long I simply moved on with my provided topic and I came up with a pretty nifty item idea that I thought it best to consult Carl about! Once again, ignored! So I simply submitted that after waiting some days for his activity to return to "Vercomm" as the site refers to the direct message system. The art and plenty of the submissions prior sat there... however, there were some pieces that were accepted and I forgot to set up my paypal with the sites admin, Exile. At one point I saw it too busy to worry about, having had a steady stable 8-5 job I didn't see any fuss in rushing over funds! So more time progressed... and the lack of projects, lack of care for the site, and sheer laziness came to a point with plenty of the users in Verpets. One going as far as to bring these claims up and I accompanied the user! Highlighting the issues such as the clear inability to properly care for the rotting site out of sheer laziness on Carls side, however I worded that far more carefully and caringly due to the fact I wanted to talk, not fight. Those messages were deleted. That is when conversation turned to requesting we, the prior mentioned user and I, speak to the site owner who goes by Joe. Carl created a "Vercomm" and took us in privately to talk. This only seemed to bring us to a brick wall. Carl Proved to be incapable of mature conversation. In the uploaded images I simply provided our exchange. TOPIC WARNING. - Pedophilia , abuse. In those images you will find the entire exchange that Carl did not delete. As per seen, at no point did I fly off of the handle and make a scene. The entire exchange I made sure I did all I could to remain poise and professional, as this was more than some user to user issue as Carl would be considered my superior on a professional level and I handle my pet site assistance such as art as business-savvy as I can. Carl was confronted on issues such as accused pedophilia on his behalf. Nightcrawler having had people come to her and tell her about the awful things Carl asked minor users for in the past, she held a heavy stance on demanding answers and the owners help due to those very serious issues. My stance, clearly shown, was withdrawn but at this point willing to speak in part for Nightcrawlers defense simply due to the serious issue that is a potential pedophile helping run a pet site. An issue I mentioned was him harboring dangerous users, one per mentioned who nearly everyone still active on the site has had very negative experiences with. This user only stays around on the site pretending to be someone they are not due to wanting to "keep tabs" on users who quite honestly just want the toxicity and mental abuse to seize. Carl knows fully well that user is not who they claim to be, and rather than punishing them accordingly with the site rules he simply revokes that users rights permanently such as item and pet trading. Out of concern for my peers and future users, I brought this up due to the awful nature of that user... One that has been banned on multiple occasions prior for just generally being bad people. My third point was simply that of honesty. It was made verbally clear that Carl is very unmotivated. Verpets suffers greatly from the lack of proper technical care and update. Anything mentioned of wanting to fix things or update them is met with hesitancy or a complete scene. These issues were made a private but more open manner after a point of breaking in patience with those working with him closely. After this point Carl would proceed to refuse all care to the site and basically hold it hostage by him and the owner keeping it up but not fixing it or adding to it. Rendering it without any events aside from the automatic news spamming events! None of my points or positions were off the handle, none of them were wild claims or back handed attacks... I simply wished for some sort of communication due to the fact these issues existed and Carl would rather sweep it under the rug and pretend don't exist. Rather than communicating with me he ignored me and the "Vercomm" he had created as well as quietly disabled Nightcrawlers account without identifying it like a normal ban would appear. Privately he would speak to the moderator of the site... Those screenshots I also have provided! He vented about his health issues effecting his work, which is understandable... but claimed the job of Programmer to a Pet Site was untenable due to the sites being primarily female? Because suddenly the personal choices that he, in another screenshot, claims to of forgotten was to be blamed on the female populace of a suffering site dying at the hands of it's own owner and programmer. The issue died down after Ferbie so gracefully defused the situation. After about a month and 5 days I discovered today that he demoted me back to a basic user... and without any communication per usual. Verpets has yet to pay me properly VIA paypal for my accepted item pieces... I am absolutely devastated that a site that I've spent the last 11 years on, interacting with, and growing up with could become such an awful place. I have sent Carl a private message about my demotion, but I have about had it. Verpets owes me compensation for my time and effort inevitably to fade into the void that is refusal for care by it's very own programmer, also provided in the uploaded images. I'm not sure where to go from here. A dear friend suggested I take my issues up here! 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