RE: Recent Staff Changes

Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I ordered a package last week and someone canceled it. Now the stuff I want is out of stock and I have to wait to reorder it. I have no idea why they canceled it in the first place.
Wow, that sucks! Sorry to hear that happened to you I'm hoping that doesn't happen to my latest order, I've never had any problems with orders before and I really don't wish to start having them now.
05/17/2013
snowminx snowminx
Oh wow, glad I made an order when I did then. I think I'm going to wait to buy anything until I know this is all sorted out. I've never had an order be canceled, did something go out of stock right after they did that?
05/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I ordered a package last week and someone canceled it. Now the stuff I want is out of stock and I have to wait to reorder it. I have no idea why they canceled it in the first place.
Any questions regarding orders should be directed to Iyla. (ilya@edenfantasys.com )
05/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Kitka
I would like to know when my already submitted DR assignment reviews will be published, I submitted them weeks ago and sent in support tickets about it and haven't gotten anything back about it other than "there are some ... More
I will get to them as soon as I can. If you have a question about your order you can contact Ilya. (ilya@edenfantasys.com )
05/17/2013
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by Ansley
I will get to them as soon as I can. If you have a question about your order you can contact Ilya. (ilya@edenfantasys.com )
Okay, thanks.
05/17/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I ordered a package last week and someone canceled it. Now the stuff I want is out of stock and I have to wait to reorder it. I have no idea why they canceled it in the first place.
This is.. unnerving.
05/18/2013
SassySam SassySam
thank you Stormy for your effort.
05/18/2013
Girly Juice Girly Juice
I would love to know when affiliate payments will be made, if anyone has information about that. They are very late this month, which is understandable what with all the firings, but it would be good to know when they'll come through.
05/20/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Girly Juice
I would love to know when affiliate payments will be made, if anyone has information about that. They are very late this month, which is understandable what with all the firings, but it would be good to know when they'll come through.
This is an excellent question
05/20/2013
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I ordered a package last week and someone canceled it. Now the stuff I want is out of stock and I have to wait to reorder it. I have no idea why they canceled it in the first place.
That is completely unacceptable, especially considering all the talk of business versus community here. That's not a good business move and it needs to be made up to you stat.
05/20/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of ... More
Thanks Stormy for this thread. Since Sam(Julia) left and just recently JR, I'm not sure what has been going on and why, but I know change is in the air! I've marked and saved this thread for future comments! Can't believe I miss you already!
05/20/2013
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
This whole letter is glitter vomit, but let’s try to get through it, ehh?

"Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do."

True, so why’d you sell them out at the last minute, begging Fred for your job back in order to help him with damage control? Does anyone else find it interesting that Stormy’s running …everything? She’s not here by the goodness of her heart.

You don’t have the details, Stormy? Yes you did. The firing date was the 10th . I had the following long, nicely worded email - all edited and delivered to my mailbox by the 14th. And this very post is from the 15th.
Ansley (Stormy)
Context:Interview
5/14/2013 3:35:59 PM
Hello Sin!

This is a letter to a small number of the most valued contributors from Eden Community. We are asking for your support and continued participation during changes that are being made to the community and the company. We know change can be scary, but we’re here to help!

There are several major changes taking place. The team is one: we are changing the community management team - Gary, Carrie Ann, and Sammi – to bring more fun and quality time and events to Eden Community;

Second, we are working on a re-organization of the review program. The mobile shoppers are looking for a concise, quick opinion from experienced users such as you to help them make their choices about EF’s products. We are expecting 35% of the total traffic on site to be from mobile devices and you will start to see more unique review templates, allowing each user to give their particular brand of advice on an item.

Third, an official Eden Shopping Club is long overdue. We would like to keep our loyal customers and reward them appropriately while maintaining a competitive edge with Amazon. We kind of have it already: with all the buy-out assignments and points, it is almost a club, just disorganized. We will make it official, useful, and beneficial for you.

In the meantime, I have temporarily signed back on to help you transition into a new phase with EF. Assignments are being taken care of promptly and I will have a direct contact for you within the next week or two. All orders are being processed and there should be no delays there.

SexIs – Will continue as normal, I will answer any questions as quickly as I can.

Community Events – Weekly events such as the Rumble and COTM will continue, clubs and workshops are on hold until further notice.

Editing – Please send any questions to me. I will investigate any issues as needed.

It would be a huge help to the community if you would continue to participate and keep things lively and fun just as you always have. The transition should be fairly painless but there will be nuances about the community the new director will have to learn. With a little bit of patience and understanding we can keep Eden just as awesome as it always has been and continue to see it grow and blossom.


Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, I’m here to help and we’ll all benefit from a stronger, more unique Eden in the end. Thank you for everything you do!




This letter pretty much sums up that you have quite the plan. There’s no glitch. The only glitch that you’re hoping for is the one in the eyes of the contributors before they keep on going. Hopefully, they've been tipped off by some things.

Eden has NO STOCK!!
“I’m waiting for the ____ to come in”
“I emailed _____ about when the ____ was going to be in and they said they hoped to have it by the end of the month.” – Right.
“Yay! I got the assignment I wanted! As soon as I clicked it” – Never.

Why is the owner firing everyone? And if he’s firing everyone… how long can EF run on one leg? THERE’S NO ONE THERE! – Listen to the tape. “no need to transfer anything. No one here to pick it up…”

Hell, maybe they are going to fold – grab it while you can. If you were to run like the walls were falling, and spend every single last point that you have – I’d like to know what you’d really buy. How much toys really go for. Think about it. I did. Others have.

Maybe they are cleaning house. I’m not sure. If so, what a shitty way to do it.

I was never close with the admins. If anything, I argued with JR and fought with most of them about the shit I posted. Sammi. I liked Sammi. She was nice to me, even with my mouth, foul and nasty as it can be, even when telling the truth. I didn't really know the others. There were lots of days that I figured I’d get banned for the shit that I’d said, but, when something’s fucked up… it’s just fucked up.And it needs to be said. And the way they were fired was really, really fucked up.

Not being able to come forward and really getting to tell everyone the shit they had to go through. Having someone else write some candy-coated, smarmy, jack-ed up post and email, just sweeping them under the rug as if the time and effort they put into this place no longer matters? And we’re supposed to swallow that?

I don’t care if you know them, like them, or what – it’s wrong. It’s the Fucked-up kinda wrong. So wrong, that I won’t be here to say anything about it.

I’ll be banned after this post.

Just like many before me who have had voices and been punished for it. Some have spoken up on issues of re-selling used toys. Some have been banned for no reason at all.

Watch out for a quick run on your freedom of speech this week. All negative posts that Stormy feels personally insulted by … well, you’re going to lose privileges.

It’s not about speaking your opinion, even if it is negative. She just doesn't want the truth out, because IT IS negative. But hey, we didn't write the book, we’re just reading it.

Bloggers have all kinds of information. Go follow the bloggers. Feel free to start at mine, read comments, look at their blogs, and get the truth. You’ll find the audio. Of course Fred’s had it snatched down from youtube, but it’s still out there.

Lastly, getting banned from EF is not going to kill you. You have your friend’s email addresses? Great, talk to them after you walk your dog. Get your laundry done. Have fun with those toys. Stop stressing. It’s fucking summer. Go for a swim. Enjoy the sun. Read a book. Do whatever the fuck you want without worrying about a review. Jesus Christ. Don’t be controlled by a review. It really is an amazing feeling to not be “afraid” of a “big bad ban.”

Now watch out for the glitter covered shit that they’re going to try to convince everyone to take a bite of. Remember, if it smells bad, don’t eat it.

~TheSinDoll
05/21/2013
DolphinGirl DolphinGirl
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of ... More
With all of these new changes, where does that leave the changes to the reviewer program? I know the points have been changed, but I am not sure what is going on with the assignments. Thanks for taking the reins!
05/22/2013
Llewey Llewey
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Originally posted by Girly Juice
I would love to know when affiliate payments will be made, if anyone has information about that. They are very late this month, which is understandable what with all the firings, but it would be good to know when they'll come through.
Wow. Totally unreasonable business on EF's part. I hope you get it, but I'm honestly not sure at the rate of Eden's decomposition. Ugh...
05/22/2013
Kitka Kitka
Who do we contact about monthly assignments and will Mentors still receive the $25 gift card for graduating students?
05/23/2013
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
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Originally posted by Girly Juice
I would love to know when affiliate payments will be made, if anyone has information about that. They are very late this month, which is understandable what with all the firings, but it would be good to know when they'll come through.
I don't know if this is any comfort to know that some affiliate payments went out, but I received my check in the mail earlier this week.
05/24/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Kitka
Who do we contact about monthly assignments and will Mentors still receive the $25 gift card for graduating students?
Contact Stormy about review stuff for now. Yes, you still get your gift card for mentoring automatically.
05/24/2013
Pia Jouet Pia Jouet
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Originally posted by ShadowedSeductress
So there was a list? Does this mean that those not on the list (like myself) aren't important? Why wasn't everyone sent that message?
I agree with that sentiment. I cannot be on here 24/7 and am just coming back from weeks'-long vacation only to find total chaos. I am still playing catchup starting with this thread and trying to make sense of what has been going on here for the past few months. (I pop in and out and look at threads and articles, but missed all THESE threads.) I also question why everyone didn't get that 'special message' and why these MAJOR changes weren't included in any newsletter or special e-mail to members. This is really big stuff. I am very frustrated here.
07/13/2013
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