A comment I got today in a journal from 2008 #Porn

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CritiqueYou said: 


Can the DA AN mods do what they're supposed to and cleanup the AN category? I've reported probably a hundred or more blatant miscats ranging from people drawing stick figures in Microsoft Paint, to guys with raging hard-ons, to women spreading their vag wide open, to people not even being nude at all. The overwhelming majority of them are STILL in the AN section, and the porn violations are STILL on the site. You guys need to do what your role is supposed to do, otherwise AN will stay nothing more than a dumping ground for people's porn collection, or people who just want to put their stuff in the category in an effort to get views even when they know their stuff has no business being in it.

When you allow people to just crap all over the category you belittle the people who actually DO post artistic nude photos. The people who pose and photograph ANs deserve to have their category be free from people who don't belong there, and it does nothing more than make the category an area for exploitation. The people who belong in there should feel like their work is appreciated and special, and with the way it looks now it's far from it.
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My reply:


I'm not part of the staff for years, please find the current volunteer gallery moderator to speak your mind and give your "critique": FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

When I was part of the staff, however, I got a lot of crap for deleting what I deemed porn and for scrapping what I deemed not artistic enough, finding very soon that was not the role of a gallery mod, so good luck with that and please keep in mind gallery mods are volunteers and do not have a final say on these matters. You want to get angry at someone contact the main staff, the ones who get paid for it. They have money symbols behind their usernames. For example: Moonbeam13

Kthxbai.


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0SupermarineSpitfire's avatar
Miscats are why I rarely browse dA these days. Front page is usually set to Popular All-Time for my sanity. I did have a look in the AN gallery, only a few miscats in there thank goodness. Not so good over in Fractal Art, although it's a LOT better than it was a few year ago. :phew:
Helewidis's avatar
I ended up doing the same thing... :c
Little-Vampire's avatar
It's interesting how people manage to read journals from 5 years ago, yet they keep not reading the FAQs. Things will never change! :no:
Helewidis's avatar
:c The only ppl who read faqs are those who write them and those who are tired of explaining the same thing over and over again thus need to use it - mostly staff and one or two wannabes and, with any luck, one of the scolded fellas will actually get their fit of rage back down and read it, but doubtful.
Little-Vampire's avatar
I used to read them a lot... then again I was a FAQ addicted :paranoid:
Helewidis's avatar
Eh, you were staff, so there you go... :P
Little-Vampire's avatar
I used to read them before being a volunteer... I'm simply a geek! :lmao:
Helewidis's avatar
I may have to do just that!
Little-Vampire's avatar
I might have forgot what we were talking about... :lmao:
Helewidis's avatar
It's ok. Years have passed. xD
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The-Build's avatar
Lols, this amused me, ever so slightly...
Helewidis's avatar
:lol: I was half amused, half annoyed.
The-Build's avatar
Don't worry, it amused me too. =p
catluvr2's avatar
Oh man, I hear you. Back when I was a GM alongside `mintyy and being coached by `Synfull (that's right, everyone: We had a coach. Might as well own up to it now. ^^; ), the number of miscats in the Emoticon gallery were...

well...

:icontoodamnhighplz:

And you know what?

THEY STILL ARE. In fact, right now, at this very moment while I'm typing this, I can scroll down and look at what people put in the Emote gallery. You want a list of the newest 5 things in that overall gallery?
Here you go.
Miscat, Closest thing to an emoticon I saw down there out of the five, but STILL A MISCAT, What the hell is this thing? Just because there's a bow on it doesn't make it Krissi001. MISCAT, If I was any good with Photoshop, I'd make her have her middle finger sticking up and send it to the person who posted it. MISCAT, and finally Mirror Mirror on the wall, this isn't an emote at all.
catluvr2's avatar
When I was a GM, I decided to use a search term in the Emoticon gallery I KNEW would get me miscats.
What I didn't expect was the sheer volume of them.
99/100 times, said picture was an animated GIF of a music video, mostly the same one. I LOATHE that song now.
The search term?
Miley.
Music? Party in the...

hold on a second.
:sick::puke:

Sorry about that, I can't finish the name of the song without getting violently ill.
USA. there.

I must have moved...
:iconover9kplz: of them. :facepalm:
Helewidis's avatar
You poor soul... :petting:

Sorry for late reply. I suck at keeping in touch. A lot!
EricForFriends's avatar
I'd like to register a complaint because your Artificial Nudes gallery contains too many real nudes. :crazy:
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Helewidis's avatar
*cleans salive from her face* Good to know you're still the same! :lol:
EricForFriends's avatar
And it's good to see you again! :aww: These days, the internets seem to be full of people who take themselves way too seriously. :paranoid:
Helewidis's avatar
I'm not really back here, just... well, the guy annoyed me with the "do what you're supposed to" (and with the fact I'm not a GM for eons), so I didn't resist make a journal. This will prolly sit here until next time someone annoys me (hopefully not before next year) or until someone's mother in dire need of a surgery and there is a need to spread the info and ask for help. :paranoid: or so I'm planning...
Lyricanna's avatar
We volunteers can no longer delete, we just move things, and that's an optional part of our position :shrug:

Wish people could read the dates on journals o.o
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