So I was looking through some adopts in my messages today and I saw something that I don't think a lot of people address, something that really
irks me when I want to bid on something: "anonymous" bids.
You can't freaking do that! The people that are looking at your adopt, and the ones that are bidding on it at the moment have every
right to know who is bidding on that adopt. I think some people do it because the anon bidder knows someone else who's bidding/is friends with them and doesn't want any hard feelings for taking an adopt. You know what? Too freaking bad. It shouldn't be personal, so don't make it personal. If you want an adopt that your friend also wants then oh well. Either you want it and will fight for it, or you can live without it and they get it.
I'm not sure some people understand the issue with why this is a problem. The issue is this: we don't know who the hell is bidding, so how the hell do we know if there's even a real freaking bidder?! Maybe some of you would never do that, but there's others that will/do. I don't know if some of you have a silver spoon in your mouth or what, but personally, I work hard for my cash and I wouldn't want to be ripped off, so when I bid I want to know who outbids me. I want to make sure you aren't just making it up so you can get more money out of me. As if it wasn't bad enough that we have art thieves trying to take our money/points by taking others adopts to sell off.
So please guys, stop doing anonymous bids. It's not fair to us. We give you that money, we are your income
. Give us, as bidders, the respect we deserve and let us know who is outbidding us. If you're a bidder, don't accept anonymous bids. Question it, as a potential buyer we have that right.
The other thing that bothers me is when adopt makers don't follow their own rules. If you have a "bid here" comment and you say "other bids will be ignored" then ignore the ones that aren't in the right spot. Don't count them. Period. People who are serious about the adopt will read your rules, not only that, but they show respect for the time you took to put out those rules. If they didn't read them the first time, then they definitely don't give a crap. More than likely they'll break all the others ones.
Now, the last point I wanna go over is informing bidders that they've been outbid. I seriously doubt adopt makers are just sitting there all day ready to update people when they're been outbid. I don't think anyone expects that. However, I think when the bid is between just a few people, when it gets to that moment where there are only two, maybe three serious bidders and someone else comes in and auto-buys, tell those bidders that it's been autobought! They've put in the time to keep updated on it and check up on it, and I think they should be informed. Some of them will probably realize it because they check, but I'm thinking more about this kinda thing: the last person made a bid and no one has challenged it. I've had that happen and I'm pretty confident that the adopt will be mine because no one has bid on it for days, then when I go check... just like the day the auction closes someone has autobought it a couple hours ago.
Those points/money could've gone to bidding/winning another adopt but because I wasn't informed I was still thinking I had to put those aside for when the auction ended. I think it's not too difficult to inform those last two/three bidders that it's been autobought. So yeah, my rant is done - 3- I just needed to let that out.
(Well... actually... the writer in me gets really annoyed when I read people misspell things. People do not "autobuyed" things. It's "autobought". It's not "outbided" or "outbidded", the term is "outbid" as in "you have been outbid". Now I'm done)