1. It has come to the attention of forum staff that Dollshe Craft has ceased communications with dealers and customers, has failed to provide promised refunds for the excessive waits, and now has wait times surpassing 5 years in some cases. Forum staff are also concerned as there are claims being put forth that Dollshe plans to close down their doll making company. Due to the instability of the company, the lack of communication, the lack of promised refunds, and the wait times now surpassing 5 years, we strongly urge members to research the current state of this company very carefully and thoroughly before deciding to place an order. For more information please see the Dollshe waiting room. Do not assume this cannot happen to you or that your order will be different.
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  2. Dollshe Craft and all dolls created by Dollshe, including any dolls created under his new or future companies, including Club Coco BJD are now banned from Den of Angels. Dollshe and the sculptor may not advertise his products on this forum. Sales may not be discussed, no news threads may be posted regarding new releases. This ban does not impact any dolls by Dollshe ordered by November 8, 2023. Any dolls ordered after November 8, 2023, regardless of the date the sculpt was released, are banned from this forum as are any dolls released under his new or future companies including but not limited to Club Coco BJD. This ban does not apply to other company dolls cast by Dollshe as part of a casting agreement between him and the actual sculpt or company and those dolls may still be discussed on the forum. Please come to Ask the Moderators if you have any questions.
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Maintenance Photobucket Cleanup

Oct 1, 2017

    1. It's time for some housecleaning on DoA!

      With Photobucket's changes this year, there are a lot of broken images lurking around the forum. We're aware that many of you have already been making an effort to replace them, so thank you! :)

      The DoA mod team will need to start tidying up the broken images soon though. We will be waiting until the end of 2017, or perhaps the beginning of 2018, after which point we will be removing any images that are using Photobucket's 'hostage' placeholder graphic.

      This gives everyone roughly three months starting now, to finalize your image migration. Now is your chance to relocate images and update your threads and posts to replace broken ones. If you don't want to update your threads, just report them and they'll be deleted. Per DoA policy, this is a permanent deletion, so if you want your threads/photostories/tutorials/galleries to stay, be sure that none of your images are broken.

      We especially appreciate and encourage efforts from long-time members to replace your older photos. The images on DoA encapsulate so much of the BJD hobby's history over the past 13 years, that it's sad and a shame to lose so many because of Photobucket's maneuverings. Some of the Database and Photo Reference threads in particular have been decimated in their earliest posts, and it will grieve us to have to remove those posts. If you're not sure how to find your older post list in your profile, we'd be glad to help. Contact us in Ask the Moderators.

      --Please note!

      Marketplace sales threads should always have working photos. It is normally standard policy for the mod team to archive sales threads with broken photos, but we wanted to allow some time for people to fix Photobucket breakage so we were not doing that for a while. However, we will be resuming that policy starting now. So please make sure your sales threads all have working photos, otherwise they will be archived!

      Thank you for keeping DoA a tidy place with lots to see, and a historical archive of our hobby for future hobbyists!

      If you would like to talk about this topic further, there is currently a discussion underway in the following thread:
      Photobucket ToS changes
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