I joined a siggy group after seeing one of my friends join it.  It was my first siggy group;  I am pretty picky about my siggies, so I checked them out first.  They made pretty good stuff.  Not the best I've seen, but I liked most of it, so I joined.  Then they started a "sister group" for learning how to make your own siggies.  Ohh, I was so excited.  I know how to do some stuff to make siggies, but I am still learning, and clearly don't make them as good as any official "maker". 

During my time with this group I posted a few of the siggies I made and the Group Owner asked me to be a siggy maker, she didn't follow through, so she must have realized how much below par mine were!  LOL

Recently, they underwent a complete group makeover and changed group names and everything.  During the process of their group renovation I saw one of my friends siggies that I absolutely adore in their photos section, so, I saw that one of them made it.  I was sooo excited and couldn't wait for the group to open, I wanted a siggy by this same person.  It opened - yay!!!  I was the first to put in my request for a scrap like siggy.  And guess what!  The person that made my friend's siggy was making mine too!  I was estatic.  I get it right away too, just a few days after I put in the request I was elated at how quick the turn around was.  I got my siggy, it is adorable, I like it a lot, I do, but I did have a couple of questions about it.  First being it was animated, and I have never had one of those before and don't know how to load them.  But, it said clearly said on the thank you post (wehre you go to tell the designer thank you for her hard work) that if you wanted something changed about your siggy than ask.  They'd rather change something so you like it than you not "wear" your siggy.  So, I asked the designer (in a PM, not all out on blast or anything) if she used a filter on the pics, cause they looked a little weird to me. 

Well, she apparently got her panties all up her butt crack and it was hurting, they were so far up her toosh that she couldn't reach in there to dig them out.  (see there I go not being myself again!  ugh, this has me so upset).  So they kicked me out of the group.  Just because she got her feelings hurt.  now they have a new rule that you can't know how to make siggies and be in their group.  It really sucks, I got their siggy, wanted to use it, even was ready to ask for another one, was inspired by some of their work and wanted to start working on some for myself again too.  And one person doesn't like me so they kick me out. 

But what got me so upset about it, is that they didn't tell me they kicked me out.  They simply did it and them put up a post in the old group, which is no longer active and they haven't kicked me out of yet, (oops, they just blocked me from it!) that said that they you weren't allowed to be in the group if you knew how to make siggies.  So, I PM them, not knowing that I had already been kicked out of the other group, and let them know that I do know how to make siggies and did I need to remove myself from the group and oh yeah, how do I use this new animated siggy thing.  I have never had an animated siggy before. 

Well, they answered me and said that they didn't know that I knew how to make siggies until just a few moments earlier.  and yadda yadda yadda, did I want back it the group.  Wow, I must be PMSing cause I went off on them!  Here's some excerpts from the last e-mail I sent them

"I'm usually not a rude person - but put on your big girl panties and get over it!  I love the siggy, just not the pics used.  Whats the big deal?  I didn't call her out in public, just in pms back and forth did I ask her about it.  No, I don't have it in my siggies yet because I don't know how to load it, and asked about it below, I have never had an animated siggy before, I don't know what to do with them to get them in the siggy area of cm.

"Your two requirements that I am an active requester and that I use them: I was already planning on asking for a second one, and want to use the one I have but don't know how to load it.  So those are just crap reasons, your designer got her feelings hurt so you kicked me out.  That sucks.  the way you did it and didn't even warn me, just kicked me out and put up a post in the old group about it.  What crappy relations!  No form of manners  what so ever!  I am a designer no where else and have not been a part of any siggy group but this one, the old one and the one that was an extension of the old one where you learned about making siggies.  I don't want your stupid membership any more, my feelings are truly crushed at the way you all handled me.  Get over yourselves, you certainly aren't the best makers I have seen/met.  I will go find another group that is more accepting.  you suck.  I wish I had a siggie of me flipping you the bird!"

So anyways, there it is.  I am putting myself out there.  I am sure they think I am always this rude, I am not, but the way they did it really sucks.  It "makes my butt itch" as someone here on CM so eloquently puts it.  Off to find a new group.  Anyone know of any good siggy groups?

Oh, and I certainly won't be sporting the siggy they made me!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:58 AM

Aww, Andrea, sorry that they weren't "adult" about it. That really stinks. And all over someone's sensitivity.

I don't have any suggestions on a new siggie group. I was in one, but my siggie request NEVER had any follow through, so I dropped them.

Good Luck finding a new one. HUGS

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:13 AM

I do have to agree that it was childish of them to just kick you out instead of talking things out like adults. If they said that they would change things if you weren't completely pleased with your final siggie then that's what they should've done. LOL Maybe they were PMSing too.

I'm so sorry that you had to deal with this. I think that you make beautiful siggies and your family is beautiful (animated or Photo-Shopped). I think I'm a member of one, I hope it's not the same one ;0) PM me the name and maybe we can find one together. Mine all of the sudden quit working a while ago.


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Wow, Andrea, just wow.  I didn't know you had that in you...remind me to stay on your good side. 


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:56 AM I am having to agree with Liz on this.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:16 AM you should make a siggy that says put on your big girl panties hahaa!

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Jun. 12, 2008 at 3:21 AM I'm sorry they treated you like that!  How childish of them. 

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Jun. 15, 2008 at 2:31 AM That stinks that they acted that way. I agree, you need to make a siggy that states we are all adults and need to act that way in our big girl panties!!

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