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Ostara
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Current Residence: California
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Pornography? Prejudice? What's Happened to DA?

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 15, 2010, 2:54 PM
Anyone who is sick of blatant pornography and anti-gay sentiments on DeviantArt should have a look at these articles, if you haven't already:

Are DeviantArt mods REALLY doing their jobs?
Explicit Female Photography: Okay on dA!
dA still alienates gay community with prejudice


I don't know about you, but I am beyond tired of seeing pornography on this site.  I am tired of reporting submissions that CLEARLY violate their Terms of Service and getting "Invalid" reports back because the ones in charge of the pornographic violations are men that WANT to see free porn.  I am tired of seeing and hearing of artists that are harassed by the DA staff and have deviations that contain nothing more than boys holding hands deleted.  I am tired of seeing blatant erotic depictions of children that won't be taken down.  It is ridiculous, it is dishonest, and it needs to stop.

I have NEVER seen a site like this, where the owners and staff are SO determined to keep things the way they want that they constantly ignore the clamoring of their users, most of which want the site cleaned up.  It is utterly ludicrous that they constantly try to say that we have a "community", usually when they want us to buy their products, but yet they never foster a sense of community by following their own rules and getting rid of the trash.  A nude male from behind, shot in black and white and actually artistic, is removed.  A slut with her legs and nether regions spread is not a violation even though it is against the ToS.  Community.  Right.

The anger on the site over these issues is building, and I for one am hopeful that it will spark some change.  If the staff want to go and create another site called "DeviantPorn (Female Submissions Only)" to hang around on then that's their business, but most of us are tired of seeing this trash on DeviantART.

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variouslyvaried Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:age :nod: and Happy B-Day :D
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Ashkevha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I hope everything is going alright for you!!~ ^^ Miss seeing your photos. <3
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Jooihi Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave! ^^
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Ashkevha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU. <3 I hope school's going well and the fish too. : D Maybe we'll be able to catch each other online. I also hope you do something fun for your birthday >3>
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DarkRu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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