cure @ 3/25/2017 23:35 commented on Big Bird

No one knows how to reach him. I've called several possible phone numbers for jal or close family, none were useful. I guarantee the address someone came across will also lead to a dead-end. 

No pun intended :S

cure @ 3/25/2017 06:46 commented on Big Bird

And how would you reach out?

cure @ 3/24/2017 21:17 commented on Big Bird

Three months of radio silence.

cure @ 3/20/2017 19:06 commented on Floaters and Salty Dog

Now I've got leadbelly stuck in my head. Nice pixellin'

cure @ 3/20/2017 17:16 commented on Big Bird

"v3" was a minor cosmetic update and a long overdue hall of fame adjustment. It did not address systemic problems with design and function. I'd personally like to see the rather pointless buddy system replaced with a real method of following other artists, a complete redesign of the front page with news sidebarred and new art greatly expanded, an integrated forum, and a reliable server.

cure @ 3/18/2017 14:05 commented on Big Bird

It really has more to do with a lack of a dedicated coder(s) than any sort of difficulty associated with the work. No update or redesign is too complex to be completed in a decade.

Short of someone building a new site, this is what we've got.

cure @ 3/15/2017 09:53 commented on Big Bird

PJ has a forum?

cure @ 3/4/2017 14:09 commented on Lion-Bat-Ram-Scorpion

A classic.

cure @ 3/4/2017 11:54 commented on Banjo-faced Pocada

@Wrex: You're right, but I'm not sure what your point is.

@Mnots: Being from the Tennessee Valley, I enjoyed writing it! I like to imagine he's a creature from an RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Deep South.

@rest: Thaaaanks

cure @ 3/3/2017 05:55 commented on Big Bird

Mods can do a name change, but (theoretically) you only get one. Otherwise every 13 year old who joins the site wants a name change twice a year.

cure @ 3/2/2017 15:13 commented on Squirrel Cobra

Good idea and nice clean pixelling.

cure @ 2/28/2017 10:16 commented on Big Bird

Because there are 6 pages of public queue, and mods try to give each piece a little while on the front page under "newest pixel art" before pushing more through the queue. PJ's site design shows very little new art on the front page, which creates a bottleneck, as does having a smaller team of moderators.

They usually make a special effort to push all challenge pieces through before the deadline, maybe yours was just overlooked.

cure @ 2/28/2017 06:22 commented on Big Bird

If that idea is for the challenge, bear in mind mushrooms are fungi and not animals.

cure @ 2/27/2017 22:06 commented on Bunny Suit Kid

Are extinct animals allowed? And to be clear, any mixture of 2+ animals, or ONLY 2 animals?

cure @ 2/27/2017 21:59 commented on The Town Mover

good stuff

cure @ 2/23/2017 13:40 commented on Big Bird

Not enough info in this article to tell, but that certainly seems possible given dA's submission policy:

"[W]hen Artist Materials are uploaded to the DeviantArt Site(s), Artist grants to DeviantArt a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to do the following things during the Term:

b)to display, copy, reproduce, exhibit, publicly perform, broadcast, rebroadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribut...or otherwise publish any or all of the Artist Materials, including any part of them, and to include them in compilations for publication, by any and all means and media now known or not yet known or invented"

d) the right to sublicense to any other person or company any of the licensed rights in the Artist Materials, or any part of them, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement."


But surely they realize the potential backlash this would cause and you'd need to check a box or something to make the work available for random wix users to plaster all over their pages. At least I'd hope...

cure @ 2/10/2017 11:36 commented on Big Bird

I don't think anyone is really worried about the administration of the site, just curious about his whereabouts.

cure @ 2/10/2017 07:09 commented on Big Bird

There's nothing legally questionable about reaching out to someone you've been friends with for over a decade. As discussed earlier, the phone numbers (and likely address) don't lead back to jal anyway, and I for one think he would be touched to know the community cared enough about him to reach out, even and especially if he is absent due to stressful personal issues. There's no reasonable argument for this being "stalking" or harassment, though I agree driving to his house and knocking on he door would be a bit too invasive (you won't find a working address or a willing local though so it's not really an issue).

At any rate, there's not much more we can do at this point other than wait for jal to return and try not to obsess with worst-case scenarios.

cure @ 2/9/2017 14:10 commented on Big Bird

His activity was definitely tapering off towards the end of 2016, so it's possible he just kicked the habit (as opposed to the bucket).

cure @ 2/9/2017 11:26 commented on Big Bird

As described below, the phone number is a dead end. And mods don't (generally) have each other's personal information.

cure @ 2/9/2017 07:11 commented on Big Bird

Unfortunately you can't text the number, no one picks up when you call, and the mailbox is full. So we're back to not having any way of contacting him other than combing the internet for Jorges in South Florida (again, good luck)

cure @ 2/9/2017 06:56 commented on Big Bird

Should we write his mother and make sure his dog has been fed too? No one has his number.

Edit: just saw your message, you've been promoted to lead investigator.

cure @ 2/9/2017 05:51 commented on Big Bird

Honestly I tried searching for an obit, but everyone in South Florida is named Jorge Alonso (which may be his middle name anyway). Hopefully he's just taking an extended and unannounced vacation. A mod could tell you if he posted in the time-off thread.

cure @ 2/7/2017 21:20 commented on Big Bird

It's just the hair. Snake is a taller, leaner fellow with a stronger nose. Also the guy with the long hair and strong brow is definitely not Helm. 

cure @ 2/7/2017 17:53 commented on Big Bird

Three is obviously hapiel. Don't you watch juggling videos?