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Talk back to EBSQ!
As many of you may know, toward the end of last month, our ISP picked up and physcially moved all of their machines (including EBSQ's servers) to a new data center. During the subsequent downtime and the weird move-related glitches that followed, we heard from many of you that you didn't realize how much time you spent on the site, nor how much you valued our services. As an artist's community, that's always gratifying to hear, particularly when dealing with what amounted to a technical nightmare for our staff. And it left us wondering:

how and why do YOU use EBSQ?


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irrimiri From: irrimiri Date: April 1st, 2006 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
because it's a proffesional looking website with lots of options for the artist. In fact I don't only think it looks professional, but it also is professional.
I liked the fact that, when we I send an email, I got a very quick response.
It's fun to see so many different artists on this site. There are a lot of features for the artist which makes it interesting. The shows are fun to enter etc, etc.

There is only one thing I am still wondering about. I might have misunderstood things, but what happened with the last portrait swap show?
We never saw the results, lol.
wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: April 1st, 2006 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
We don't actually allow voting on the portrait swaps, since "identity" gets wrapped up in the actual art. It's been a long-standing tradition to NOT vote on this particular show each year, but rather to do it for personal gratification. :)

Thanks for the feedback--and the question!

irrimiri From: irrimiri Date: April 1st, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha, no problem

thanks for your answer. I just misunderstood ^___^
I liked joining it anyway, hehe. It's fun to do a portrait swap. I got mine from Maria :D
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Portrait Swaps

I was reading that Vincent Van Gogh dreamed of setting up an Artists community, and mentioned before that EBSQ has probably realised that dream.

He also swapped paintings - particularly portraits - with other artists as a mark of respect. I'm not sure if it was just him, or if it was common practice. But the portrait swap, without voting, is following that tradition and I admire it for that.

OK, OK, I know I am mesmerised by Van Gogh and probably see his influence when it is not really there... just my tuppence worth :-)

John Penfold
wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: April 3rd, 2006 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Portrait Swaps

I think it's an interesting observation; thanks for sharing, as well as the compliment!
her_aesthetic From: her_aesthetic Date: April 1st, 2006 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I use EBSQ because it is very professional, and I love the auction templates!

I love the artist's page, too, with the intro section and the portfolio page and everything.

wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: April 1st, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's great to hear from you, Jennifer. Your critters are gorgeous!

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