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Stop allowing Men and Women to flaunt their body off for cheap veiws. There is a difference between Artistic Nudity and "I have a dick, look at it" or "I have a pussy, look at it"
And dont get me started on the artists and groups that make their views off of hentai.
Stop allowing Cheap Fetish Art on the website too. There are Other Websites For Stuff Like That. Deviantart is an ART website, not a Masturbation den for people that have fetishes such as Inflation, foot, Etc. There are other websites and NOBODY should be making excuses for such content. "
Support the artists, not the thieves.I’d always hoped I gave enough away for free, via my website and DeviantArt, to win enough favour so that people wouldn’t mess with my revenue stream.
When I started up The Apsara Portfolio, I knew that the comics I posted there would eventually find their way onto forums and image boards outside my control. That I would lose them to the internet. It’s the fate of all digital content: once you put it out there, it’s gone. What I never expected was that huge archives of my content would be collated, or how damaging to my endeavours those archives would be. Even my Patreon page is scraped wholesale, now, with anything I post there – and even the comments legitimate patrons leave – appearing on mirror pages that anyone can view for free.
There’s absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. I have neither the technical nor legal apparatus to prevent it. All I can do is make a list, Arya Stark style, and hope that at some stage in the future I gain acces
The Art Community is Dying (essay)Update: I will be writing a follow up for this journal in the near future with a list of ways to help and save this community! It will be DA centric but there will be a few universal points! If you want to suggest a few things, make sure to comment!
The art community is dying. We have all noticed it and we have all seen the reasons why in action, but why haven’t we been doing anything about it?
Well chances are you probably haven’t even realised what’s been going on! Below im going to line out a few reasons I have personally noticed and a few ways to fix them. If you have things to add, feel free to comment them below! I would love to add more points within this journal as they pop up. A forewarning, these are a bit emotion heavy because I am writing from my own personal experiences on this site and with the art community as a whole (including both FA and Tumblr).
I would also love if you guys shared this journal, to help raise awareness about these issues
***UPDATED AGAIN*** What is DA doing?So a picture of mine was deleted from my gallery.
I got a note saying:
"The administrator who deleted your deviation added the following:
A member of staff has reviewed a report concerning this deviation and has found that the content is considered to be explicitly pornographic, a particular type of content which is prohibited in the DeviantArt terms of service.""
They then sent a link to their sexual theme policies:
So I disputed it with by saying:
"This pic was intended to be satire AGAINST the concept of drawing porn. There is nothing in it contrary to any policy or DA’s definition of pornographic themes. I can go over them with you: there is no masturbation, no sexual intercourse, no penetration, no bodily fluids or waste, no erection, no vaginal or Anal spreading, and no adult oriented toys. The word “porn” is not explicit. There ar
What are my thoughts of this community today...Well, as the title says. Everything is broken nothing gets fixed when it comes to reporting main issues on your service. Copyright infringement, trolling, pedophilia, and cyberbullying especially. I would accept these stupid changes and an unwanted redesign they did three years ago if the Administration doesn’t keep their eyes closed and give us stupid excuses when we report them our problems. Looking at the current situation that has been going on for three years now, I understand more and more why people are leaving. They have no more time or desire to argue with a team of lawyers who claims to know everything. But when you ask them something, they don't respond to you for several months.
Or they give you a recycled answer to your question or they switch off the main topic and start advising you something that has nothing to do with the current subject you started. I don’t know how the Company will manage when it finds itself in a problem with the Federal
The Problem of Fan Art: Part OneI suppose I've been musing over this for a long time, and since I have released my first big piece of "real" work, I've found myself reading more about the phenomenon of "toxic fandoms."
That's not really what I'm going to talk about, though, even though I think it's a very obvious element to consider. It plays its part in the Problem of Fan Art.
And personal disclaimer: it's not like I've never done fanart myself. I obviously enjoy the aspect of fanart that is creative and expressive, and acts like the proper machine of artistic joie de vivre #notallfanart. But that allows me to move into my introduction: artists do great fanart; fanartists will never be artists.
Is it 'Art'?
Well, I suppose it was at some point, in the hands of the original creator or the creative team. But is fanart 'art'? After all, Roger Ebe
New Profile URLsDeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to smaller updates and bug fixes. Today, we're making a change to the format of profile URLs that will have a positive impact moving forward. In order to better serve you, we’re changing profile URLs from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username.
Don't worry, your old URLs will still work, and you can continue to use them. Your old links/URLs will always redirect to your new ones.
We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other — as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.
Why Changing URLs Is for the B
Pedophilia is something I DON'T JOKE WITHBefore getting started, I want to mention that what I'm saying here is in perfect cohesion with DeviantART rules, and so it is with LAWS !
Let's start with a little quote.
We cannot allow any nude works featuring individuals under the age of 18, nor may the works depict these individuals in a 'sexually driven' manner such as posing in lingerie or displaying a sexually suggestive or provocative pose.
This prohibition is for legal reasons; the laws in the United States are the governing laws in regards to all submissions regardless of the deviant's country of origin. Photographs which are suspected of depicting a minor in this manner will be temporarily suspended from public view and proper legal documentation (as outlined above) will be demanded while photographs which clearly depict a minor (including toddlers, preteens, and teenagers) in this manner will be removed without notice.
Submissions of a non- photographic nature which clearly depict a minor, fictional cha
Fan Art Vs. Original ArtI recently read a journal How I came to dislike fanart written by DamaiMikaz about the attention fan art gains as compared to the attention original art gains on DA. I have to say I agree with this journal. I do feel that DA seems to be a fan art community rather than an art community. Not all art should be a fan art in order to get the attention it deserves. Although I am relatively new to DA, I have been looking at artwork from the site for years now, and I have seen a growing concern: fan art gaining more popularity than original art.
Now, to be completely honest, a majority of my artwork in my gallery is fan art, but it's not so simple. What I mean is that they are not mere copies of original artwork colored in. I only have a few like that, and the only reason I did those in the first place was out of boredom or simply because I wanted to. That's another thing, I create ar
The ability to delete comments permanently...This subject seems to come up over and over again through the years here on DA. Usually, there are a handful of people that bring it up every time there is a Site Update notice. I will give my take on this, and you are more than welcome to comment with a different opinion...just know, that I will probably have to disagree with you in advance, heh heh heh.
So, I have long held the belief that we should be allowed to permanently delete comments off our own profile and/or deviation and journal pages. The recent influx of spammers is a good enough argument for this. Hide bars are ugly, and I know I'm not the only one that feels this way. Rarely does someone decide to unhide a message later on. My own personal view is that I have no intention of bringing back a comment that I've hidden. I'm getting rid of it for a good reason. What is the point of being stuck with those ugly hide bars?
Well, let's start with some reasons that I might hide comments from my profile. Spam...that one is obvi
|Just a person who likes original art. I enjoy looking at original artwork where people can make their own characters and settings. But I like to submit my own art and I'll watch any artists that are not posting any disturbing fetishes or child pornography.|