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Fetish Art Infestation

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 2, 2018, 1:43 PM



I wish deviantArt had a better filtering system for the low-quality, weird-ass fetish art I keep seeing everywhere. I understand people have their kinks, but come ON. I just want to peruse quality art in peace without getting falcon-punched by like, diaper porn or some shit. WTF

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Also lol @ the people who have noted me and called me prudish or judgy. I'm sorry, but if you get sexually aroused by poop, you're friggin weird dude

EDIT: RingOfFireXL200 shared this old but still functional user-made tag filter. Doesn't fix the issue of improperly tagged art, but it could help weed out some of the most egregious stuff.





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:iconnickonthedraw:
nickonthedraw Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think any 'War on Weird' was lost on DA long ago. Let's face it, it's called 'Deviant' art, the name does rather invite that sort of art and artist. Perhaps the debate of filtering though is still a legit one to have.

I only joined in 2013 so I don't know what the site was like in the good ol' days, but for me it feels fetish is a big part of what DA is. For me it's Instagram for my portrait work and it's Deviant Art for my portrait work and preggo art! :)

I've had the occasional person rant all over my comments section about my art and not wanting to see it even though I have the art tagged correctly as mature, strict, nudity and keyword tags to do with the art themes. I point this out to them and at that point many realise they had their account switched to mature content visible and then they go quiet about it.

So slightly from the other side of things - as someone who does both 'normal' and 'fetish' art I think better filters might help me have a bit more of a quiet life - well not too quiet as I want more watchers and commissions! :D
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kaching12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
That's one of the reasons I stopped browsing on here. Tired of unexpectedly running into vore or inflation fetish art. Even the "tickling feet" fetish weirds me out, but at least it's not gross. I just want to see nice artwork and not 900 pound renditions of characters eating each other.

Or maybe if dA had some kind of intelligent post detector thing like Pinterest, so if you run into, say, vore, you can click "LESS LIKE THIS" and it'll stop having it show up.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'900 pound renditions of characters eating each other'

lololol what a world
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:iconjack-leutris:
Jack-Leutris Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, we should start a hashtag to really change something, but what should it be?
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gakusangi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
I won't deny people the right to post up what they want, but even on the fetish sites they have very functional and restrictive filter setting for weeding out stuff you're just not interested in.  I think DA needs to implement something like that, or beef up what they already have.
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doppelgangergrl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
This filter thing is the most magical thing ever!  Thank you so much for sharing O_O
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Blackmoonrose13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So this thing you shared its like tumblr savior...fasinating
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DRY-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
There's 'report deviation' ya know....
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:iconkaching12:
kaching12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
But you still gotta see it in order to report it.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I've used it many times. But reporting a picture is like removing a single drop from an OCEAN of disgusting content. The mods are so backlogged that it can take months for rule-breaking content to be removed (if it even gets removed at all).
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DRY-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
They probably don't have the filters like Google and YT does, I mean shoot, some people post X-rated stuff with black boxes or some other blackout devices.  
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Final-Boss-Emiko Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
I've been feeling this way for a long time, too. I wish dA had an algorithm that is more currated for its users, kinda like Instagram. The more you click on a certain type of artwork, the more that type will appear. I have nothing against people who like the fetish art that's all over, it's just not something I personally want to see.
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RingOfFireXL200 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
DeviantArt Filter v5.0 by rthaut

Here ya go. DA filter plugin for Chrome and Firefox.
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varkarrus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome! Honestly, I should give this a look-at cuz... I don't mind TOO much seeing weird fetish art or straight-up porn, and just turning off adult-mode seems like the Nuclear Option (because there's a whole lot of stuff I actually LIKE seeing that is considered NSFW because there's nips in it or something). But, I figured I'd just have to grin and bear it and this means I dont really have to.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This could potentially be helpful, thanks. Unfortunately it doesn't really solve the problem of artists who don't tag their art, or the fact that I have to slog through suuuper weird submissions to the 3 groups I moderate. Oh well
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RingOfFireXL200 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Sadly no. But this is a pretty thorough filter. You block one submission by an artist, it blocks everything by that artist.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. I'll share this on the original post.
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EshiSnu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Right? It keeps showing up in groups I am in and watch. I just want to mind my own business and look at some cool art and it kinda sneaks in there like, quick slap in the face lol
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah. I moderate 3 groups so I have to wade through a lot of disturbing submissions
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SterlingKato Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Would be nice if dA came up with a more specific filter system that users could use to filter out certain things? 
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeaahhhh that'd be great
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuck you for judging us, go back to Russia, in the 50s
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look, artists can draw whatever the fuck they want. I would like there to be a filtering system so people aren't bombarded with shit they don't like. People who like it would be able to find it easier. Everyone wins.

Also sorry but the vast majority of human beings find diaper and scat related content to be gross. Feces shouldn't be sexualized. That's not a prudish opinion.
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
theres a mature content thing, you can filter weather it shows or not
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people posting this stuff don't add a mature filter to their uploads. I think kink art need to be its own separate category for ease of navigation and/or avoidance
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fine, im out, bye
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Songbreeze741 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy, sure would be nice to have a Blacklist feature to block certain tags

and being able to suggest tags to images so people can't get around it by NOT including tags
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Macy-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed
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:iconjaythemagicdragon:
jaythemagicdragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To each his own I always say.
Yes I've seen things on DA I wish I hadn't.... ...plenty of them, but isn't this a platform for free expression?
There are certainly limits to what is acceptable, this not being a pornsite.
Most of the time the filters work fine. I frequently adjust them for different environments. Users should set them properly with each upload off course. I feel some are struggeling with this concept.

Seriously though, I have yet to run into any really weird shit. What are some of you browsing/searching for?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see most of it on the 'newest' page or on the 'what's hot' page. I also run 3 groups and frequently get submissions that break the rules
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jaythemagicdragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm, never ran into anything really weird in those sections, I must be lucky. As mentioned, I do notice a lot of people not properly setting their filters for entries, which bothers me. It shows lack of responsibility for your own art.
If you run into submissions to your group you think break the rules, maybe you should notify the artists. Most probably don't even know they are in violation.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. It's not hard to tag your art properly and to turn on the mature filter.
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:iconkingcoin:
KingCoin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
LOL I've had a similar experience recently here. TBH DeviantArt has been known as a sewer for years now.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started posting my art on other sites, but I just can't seem to build an audience anywhere outside dA
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:iconcrownedspade:
CrownedSpade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DA needs to step up their game -_- they are loosing so many people becuase they dont update ANYTHING
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am often baffled by the random things they choose to update, when there are so many obvious things that need addressing
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:iconcrownedspade:
CrownedSpade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of the 7 years ive bene on this site, the only real thing ive ever seen them update is the logo and colors
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah the logo debacle was bizaaaare. They spent so much money on rebranding, and it really wasn't necessary ^^;;
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CrownedSpade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah -_-
I wonder if like a petition would work this time around... at least get them to update something
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I thought stuff would get cleaned up after Wix bought the site, but I guess not
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henpitts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
WTF is with all the tickle, diaper, inflation and other weird fetish crap on this site. I could accept a little for the supposed shock value but this junk is the main feature on DA. We need more than one filter selection.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly I'm so desensitized to some of this crap that foot fetish art seems super tame. I can't stand the scat or rape-themed stuff etc.
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LetaDarnell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
I thought I was the only one who ran into creepy people who likled pregnant sonic stuff or argued DA should be a safe space for people who post rape/abuse kink (but it's okay, because she has clothes on)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lord, the sonic fandom...
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Wolflich Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even browse here anymore, just do the odd specific search and see what people I follow are posting. If I want to find new artists I look on artstation instead.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Artstation feels so sparse though
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Wolflich Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm... I guess it depends how often you browse. I go and check maybe once a week, so I can just sift through the trending stuff and it's all new by then.

What about pinterest? I've found that useful for just scrolling to interesting stuff, then picking things out and scrolling again through the related images. Sometimes tracing them back to the source can be mildly annoying but I don't think I've ever seen anything that just makes me stop and think 'you know, looking through this isn't worth it' like I do here.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do use pinterest fairly often, mostly for fashion ideas. It's not a great platform for stuff like stock texture, brushes, fanart, etc.
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Wolflich Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough. Although I can usually still find decent stock images here, via searches set to pop all time. Or dedicated stock sites, depending on what sort of thing I'm looking for. Photobash.org is pretty good for a lot of scenery and objects for instance.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I do use stock websites sometimes especially for hands, I can't draw hands, but I do miss the days when I could easily find stunningly beautiful art from my favorite shows/movies/books
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