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GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #contest

As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

Xmas Charity - Begin Donations
Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

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Hi everyone! I'm currently in my last year of university, graduating in May next year! I love art and I've tried my hand at various things such as drawing anime/chibis/doodles but it seems like I'm better at doing pixel art, so I've stuck with that since. I'm self-taught, so I'm still experimenting around with different styles. I've been running an active shop for over a year with a few hiatuses in between. I love GASR as it has a great community where I can interact with fellow artists and art lovers :) I've made many friends here over the years and I hope that continues for a long time to come!

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Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:36 am
Hello, my name's Mika, and I'd like to warn all artists of a new trend I have noticed with people relating to Gasr.

Recently, a few people I know have been getting scammed with a new method called chargeback.


Here's a quick overview of the chargeback process:
(Source: PayPal)

1. The buyer requests a chargeback from their credit card company.
2. The credit card company notifies our merchant bank and withdraws the funds from PayPal.
3. We places a hold on your (the seller’s) funds related to the chargeback.
4. We immediately notify you via email and request information that could help to dispute the chargeback.

Now, you might think it's not a big deal, you can just let PayPal know and they will return the funds to your account! WRONG. This situation does not deal with PayPal, but rather the buyer / commissioners bank or credit card company.

And with the transaction being virtual (i.e there is no tracking number), it can be incredibly difficult for you to produce solid information.

Buyers can file chargebacks 120 days or more after an order’s been placed. And that means you could be fine and dandy with no issues, but all of a sudden, two months later you randomly lose X amount of money.



So, you're probably asking yourself, "Well what do I do to prevent someone from doing this?"
Absolutely get it in writing. Take screenshots of their order, any Private Messages from them, and include any other vital information including when you completed the art, the exact time / day they sent you the payment, etc.
Also it helps if you have them include this message in their order. That way PayPal knows exactly right away that it was a virtual goods purchase, since they mainly cover actual deliveries.

"Thanks for the virtual goods already delivered, I will not charge back of request a refund".

A lot of Steam Users have reported that showing these screenshots of the "trade" have helped them win the disputes.

I am not making this board to call out anyone who is responsible for this, but rather, to help protect the artist's who spend hours/days/weeks on your art, only for you to be an ungrateful prick and revoke their money.



Is this method guaranteed to work? Absolutely not. But it is here so you have a method to attempt in case if this issue arises.
What I found was calling them and being firm, yet polite, really helped a lot, so there is always this option.

Again, I just want you guys to stay safe. If you have an issue, PM one of the mods here so that the people that are responsible for this don't just walk away scot-free and do it to someone else.

Thanks for reading and I hope I helped out in some way, shape or form!
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