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Guild.com update


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I previously posted an overall complimentary description of Guild.com
which, because of new developments, may have been premature, and I
thought other Orchid members might wish to know the latest.

In my previous posting, I mentioned that Guild.com had been bought by
Ashford.com. Things have changed. Guild.com is once again a
stand-alone site although they seem to have retained some reciprocal
relationship with Ashford. The result of the split is that Guild is
vastly understaffed with a huge backlog of juried-in work that has not
been put on-site (including the slides which I submitted May 24).
They have sent their artists a notice that no new work will be
accepted or posted until February, 2002. That leaves all of us who
are currently under-represented on the site (I have had only two
images on-line for the last 5 months) in a very disadvantageous
position for the next five months minimum, including the holiday
season.

I’m sure you can tell from my tone that I’m not happy with this
situation. While Guild.com has been a “useful and well-managed” site
(my previous description) they do not appear to be either one at the
present time. I would urge all Orchid members to take this into
account when considering whether to apply to Guild in the future or
not.

Beth Rosengard