PSA: Maimai / Maimai976

Posted 5 months, 28 days ago (Edited 5 months, 17 days ago) by you-are-butt
A couple of disclaimers:
1. Before I start, I’d like to say that the screenshots attached were contributed by several different users who were all equally distressed over this matter, so please forgive me if they’re out of order. I’m merely trying to patch things together the best I can. 
2. From what I’ve heard from other users, Maimai has already had several reports filed against them, though we all know how slowly the mods check up on these things, so I thought it was necessary to make this public, as well.

3. Don’t harass Mai. Things have already gotten a little out of hand as it is, and I’d like to apologize for that. This really shouldn’t continue much longer than it needs to. If you have your own claim against Mai, feel free to send me your proof and I can add it here and / or report it to whoever you see neccesary (ex: game creators / site mods / etc.)
Anyway. Now that all of that’s out there, I’d like to let you all know what this mess is about. 
I’m sure a lot of you know what the ‘draw above’ and ‘create above’ games are, no? And if you don’t, don’t worry, you will by the time I’m done. Either way, they’re quite popular over in the character discussion forum, so if you frequent that area of the site, chances are that you’ve at least seen them before. 
Here’s how these things work:
One person will post. They’ll be like, “oh, I’d love it if someone drew me a sparkledog!”
The next person will post. They’ll ‘claim’ to draw the person above’s request, and then post their own request, which the next poster will then claim. And so on and so on. 
Now, most of these games have some sort of deadline that you have to have your ‘claim’ finished by. In most cases, this deadline is one month after you’ve posted. You are not allowed to post again until you’ve filled your claim. Most users have no problem following this rule, and those that do are essentially banned from ever playing in that particular game again. 
I’ve personally never had much of an issue with this before, and trust me, I run three ‘create above’ games here on TH. I’ve had to send people warnings before, sure, but I’ve never really had to deal with a situation quite like this up until now. 
User Nekokurisu (now ‘deadaccount’) / Maimai (now ‘inactive') / Maimai976 has at least 9 outstanding claims that I’m aware of across all three accounts and has failed to fill any of them, despite receiving warning messages from myself and others. 
These are all of the games (that I know of) where they are currently outstanding: (claimed twice here despite the rules stating only once until you finish your claim)
The response I personally got after sending a warning can be seen here: 
Oddly enough, though, they don’t seem too ill to fill SOME claims. As you can see here, only less than a week ago, Mai filled at least two claims that were put in, while several of their other outstanding claims remained untouched. 
Nor have they been unable to advertise their own commissions, as seen here:
I know this doesn’t involve actual money or points, so I’m sure some users won’t understand what the big deal is, but for those of us who play these sort of games on a daily basis, and play them fairly, it’s become a real problem.

Added June 17th '17
Another case involving this user has come to my attention. I've added the forum they claimed in to the links above, but the user who notified me of this was kind enough to include some screenshots, as well. 
Another issue that’s come to my attention is that it’s assumed that this user makes new accounts to avoid being blocked, which I… think is against the rules? If I’m wrong, please feel free to correct me: (posted right after lilac told me she had blocked them / right before the creation of the second account, maimai)
Please feel free to contribute in anyway you can, or just bump to get the word out.
I’m not here to pick fights. I’m just a frustrated user trying to voice the concerns of my fellow frustrated users in an attempt to keep anyone else from feeling used or ripped off. Thank you for taking your time to read this.
( All screenshots can be found here, plus some others that didn't seem to fit but still seem relevant, though again, they may be out of order: )

Update June 20th '17 
Wow, a lot of new information regarding this user has come to my attention, yikes ;; 

First of all, here are some screenshots of them confirming that they're only in 7th grade.
Considering that, the fact that they're still drawing 'sin' should be... alarming, to say the least. Also in that second group of screenshots, it shows that Mai still doesn't seem to understand that what they did was wrong. I think it's safe to say that they likely will never be completing their owed art.
Here is another screenshot from their tumblr showing them begging for dA points, and here is their tumblr. Please be wary of this user, everyone, even offsite.

For those of you who have been cheated out of art due to this incident, please go here

oop there it is


Me and my friends have had some issues regarding claims for the drawing/oc creating thread as well, which is partly why I stopped posting there altogether. Thank you for this.

I've got my own issues unrelated to this with this user...

Godspeed, butt.

Im sure now theyll just jump ship again. I guess everyone keep an eye out for new users lol

Mm, I feel now is an appropriate time to point out according to one of their linked sites, they're only 12 years old. Tho I'm positive this breaks TH's ToS in that you need to be at least 13 years old to join, yeah? They shouldn't rlly be here in the first place if this is the case

The mods should probably be made aware they're underage, they can probably get in some legal trouble since the 13+ rule is part of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) even with parental permission it's a lot of money to comply with the law when hosting underage users.  On top of that the 18+ boards and art on this site may cause some extra issues in complying with it.

Edit, in response to below: 

I knew I remembered them being on an 18+ board but I couldn't find it!  (I completely forgot about smash or bash)

Damn now we gotta feel bad for not knowing they were a kid, this is messed up.

Oh god that makes this even worse

This is a ... Disturbing development to say the least.. Since I have screens here of them playing the forum game Smash/Bash. (it's on their old acc Maimai now called 'inactive', but it's still them)

It may be an innocent forum game but given the sexual nature of some of the posts, and  overall fact that adults were UNKNOWINGLY interacting with a minor, a 12 year old no less, is nothing short of disturbed.

Here's a few screens of their most recent posts on it from the old acc they moved from, but there's plenty more going way back to their first acc called 'Nekokurius/Deadccount)


EDIT/UPDATE: I'm also gonna put this out there; Please understand that this is not DEFINITIVE proof. But I have a lurking suspicion and want to make others wary of this. They seem to have multiple accs which they front as "friends" on. Each acc is only subbed the the same 4-5 people which include their inacticve acc(s) and the suspected multi accs; here's also some screens of chracter made by Maimai and/or with maimai art that are marked as being created by each suspected acc  the accs suspected are Ciderchanx, neraka, Macheala, and (possibly) Ada. Each acc also only contains 2-3 generic adopts and the most generic minimal information on their profile pages. AS I HAVE SAID, this is not definitive, but it's something I thought others should be aware of.


on the hairstyle thread i made, they did finish their claim from page 2. it's on page 6... and with a different account. this was after i had to warn them, though. not to mention i don't even think they changed the hairstyle-- the whole point of the game-- for the user above, but i digress.

trying to cut them some slack since they're still a kid but damn did they get careless as hell with other peoples' time and efforts :/

Oh my lord. this really is disturbing. ugh...

Lurking (cuz I'm at school lol) but I just want to come in real quick and say that this user actually owes me an art trade and a character from the create a character for the person above you thread (i'll send screenshots if ya want) 🤷🏽‍♀️ I let it slide because....I'm too nice *shakes fist angrily* but I'm relived you made this psa Butt. I know they have personal problems, but they shouldn't keep adding onto their plate if they know FULL well they're just not gonna get to it 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

 I can understand forgetting a claim occasionally as there are so many threads I can't count but really she bit off more than she could chew and shouldn't have kept account hopping to try and avoid it.

But tbh the most disturbing thing is that she's TWELVE??? I'm certain I interacted with her on the smash or bash thread and that just feels disgusting. I was only just recently complaining about how some people who go into adult rated threads don't have visible ages on their profiles...This is exactly why.

I will say since people keep going on the 12 thing. While it is possible, I can't count how many times I've forgotten to update my age on websites.

 Yeah I suppose but I don't think they'd forget for 6 years? It probably still puts them firmly in the minor category.