It's time for one of our occasional journal entries. In this one, we'd like to cover a few things that have recently come up as problematic within the group.
We try very hard here to manage the group without being too heavy-handed on censorship. That being said, there are things that are not acceptable within 3D Revolution's galleries. We try to make sure that our rules set is very clear as to what sort of material is and is NOT acceptable here.
One point of contention is frequently within the nudes/sexual content folder. This is an area which is very difficult to manage sometimes. We have found it necessary in the past to remove some artists from the group due to consistent submission of unacceptable content. While we try not to repress an artist's personal expression, we also do not wish to be a platform for expression of objectionable content or hate. Violence just for the sake violence, is not acceptable. Sexual scenarios that appear to be involving underage characters is unacceptable.
Another common point of contention here is the BDSM/fetish genre. There are tasteful ways to express this. However, to date, we have seen this genre mis-used on a regular basis. If you do BDSM-themed art, please try to make sure that your images clearly depict consenting adults
who are having fun, rather than being forced.
Dubcon (dubious consent)
is really borderline, and often falls too far into non-consent to be allowed into our gallery. All BDSM artwork MUST
depict consenting adults who are there of their own free will and enjoying themselves. If we are not comfortable with the artwork, we will decline the submission.
Each image is handled on a case by case basis by the staff. While we try our best to make sure the group is enjoyable for everyone, sometimes things do slip through. When this happens, we do our best to rectify the situation as soon as possible.
Please understand that our staff is international. We are in different time zones and different countries, and sometimes it may take us a little longer to appropriately resolve an issue than it does in groups where the staff are all fairly local to each other.
As one of our members did recently, if you find an image that is in the objectionable category, PLEASE feel free to message us and bring our attention to it. It's entirely possible that it slipped through or didn't cross our radar as a problem. We have a few different people who handle image submissions, and sometimes what we see as problematic is different between us. Sometimes things get through that shouldn't. We aren't perfect; we're human and all we can do is try our best to maintain a positive environment for the group and it's membership.
The last thing we want here, is to be associated with some of the vile stuff that is out there. We do try very hard to foster an environment for artistic expression and storytelling - not expression of gratuitous violence, dehumanization, or sexually offensive content.
Thank you for your understanding - thank you for your participation. We would like to express our apologies for the delay in rectifying this last situation, and hopefully this sort of thing doesn't happen again.
Admin at 3DRevolution