At 5/14/19 02:42 AM, reuterworld wrote:
Yes, MageRabbit scouted me -- I even sent him an email to thank him for scouting me, & asking him what that meant -- but is there any explanation for why people get "pruned"? Is it because of content, or lack of activity or something? & do I need someone else to scout me now? Thx!
Ya know, this exact same thing happened to me a while ago, but I never said anything about it 'cause I figured my art probably wasn't good enough for the portal anyways, but I've seen worse from scouted artists. Now that I'm seeing others sharing the EXACT SAME experience, I might as well share mine too.
On June 7, 2018 I got a message from M-bot saying that XwaynecoltX scouted me, and I went and did some research because I wanted to make sure it was legit, 'cause I know there's countless times when people who are obviously going to get unscouted go and scout people, but I recognized the name, since he reviewed several of my submissions rather favorably, and his own art was decent, plus he had a ton of scouts, and he had a ton of reviews, so I figured it was a safe bet and accepted the scout. I wasn't actively making art at the time though, so a month had passed without me submitting anything, and when I went to go check, because I had thought about making some art again, it turns out I was unscouted, and I was confused because I was sure XwaynecoltX would be a safe bet, and when I went to his profile, he was still scouted, but all of his scouts were gone, so I assumed that someone he scouted fucked up so everyone else he scouted got pruned, but iirc that's not how that works so I don't know. I even sent him a message thanking him for the scout, like you did. I never sent him a message asking what happened, why I was unscouted, because he probably wouldn't know, and at that point I didn't really care, 'cause I didn't think my art was that great anyways, and I wasn't actively uploading art so what's the point of being scouted.
If multiple people are having the same experience though, it may be a bug, so it's worth bringing up. Or maybe it's just a coincidence, I don't know lol