Over the years I've been here on deviantArt, I've received several warnings from the Pecksniffs at dA. (Go look that word up.) I'm not the only one -- i know several here who've gotten hits, or been removed altogether. There seem to be people who roam the pages looking for what they consider "objectionable" material. I have started marking ALL my submissions "MATURE" no matter the content. Several people have said they find my explanations amusing. Good -- they're meant to be. I usually don't take too much seriously.
Now, let me say this: I understand this site belongs to deviantArt. They have their Terms Of Service and I respect that. It's their property, not mine; I am merely a guest here. They set the rules.
I just want the rules applied with some consistency and common sense. I know that there is a societal bias against male nudity and gayness, protest otherwise as much as they may. I see things done with the female form that might get a Notice from Whoever Is In Charge Down There. Let's face it -- most people who draw nudes, male or female, will push as far as they can. So it has always been.
To be fair, some of my drawings do get close to the line (or stick a toe over it). The drawing of Danny and Aladdin definitely did, and as soon as I saw the Notice, I changed it to Mature. But I have had two drawings marked "Mature" that I think are a bit of a stretch. Well, differences of i opinions make horse races, and dA is good about stifling harassment, I think. There was a guy who was constantly sending me (and others) rude messages and posting unpleasantly suggestive comments about my giants. Suddenly he disappeared -- I guess he'd bothered dA once too often. So don't get me wrong -- I like the site, I like the other artists, many of whom (probably too many) I follow. I just want to gripe a bit every now and then. Don't worry -- I'm probably just colicky.
Here are my thoughts on four notices I got.