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Published: November 30, 2018
It seems that some people have already reported two of my artworks after the Pearl Upload. This time they're going after Rottytops too.

It's funny how suddenly I became an issue when I started taking a little more risk than usual, but it's not like I wasn't expecting it.

Rottytops "The night is still alive" has been reported under the same restrictions as the previous Shantae artworks despite being properly filtered (link)  and Devianart only gives me the option to "edit" as you see in the screenshot here: Link 

...But what am I supposed to edit? the artwork is already filtered and censored, the only thing I could do is replace the picture with another one... and what would be the point of it?

I decided to make use of the edit feature and make a change to the artwork to fit the restrictions, because based on previous experiences if I don't do anything they'll proceed to remove it. 

Mature Content

The night is still alive by LinkerLuis


It would be interesting if they still decide to remove it after this.

On the other hand you have Pearl, Which has been reported as featuring mature content: Link 

#$@%* admins Be #$@%* bots by LinkerLuis

...But I genuinely wonder, which option am I supposed to use in this case? Link

There's not nudity, nor violence and gore, It's arguably not ideologically sensitive, and I made darn sure to censor the strong language myself to not get it removed for that reason... So there's only one option left based on that thought process: "Sexual themes"

So what fits as "sexual themes"? are swimsuits considered a sexual theme by default? is the pose too suggestive perhaps? Because I personally chose the low angle to make her look more taunting and dominant combined with the hand gesture, not because it was particularly suggestive, because if I aimed for suggestive there were plenty more choices that I could have gone with.

I personally think that the tag is way to much for the subject but I'm not sure what option is left.

Let me know in the comments what if you think this artwork is worthy of a mature content tag or not, and tell me which one should I use if you agree with their decision and why. I'll be quite helpful. 

(Update November 30th) More reported artworks (Link)




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SkyFrozen6412's avatar
I see your problem and im mad. Why? Other users send pictures of naked women, real naked women! What is the problem for drawings?! Theres nothing bad, but this website says "that's bad" for a drawing and for a real life naked women that is more disturbing they said "there's nothing wrong". If one day I see they hide one of my draws that is nothing of naked, im losing my mind totally.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
And if at least the photos were professionally taken.

I don't have an example at hand, but I remember some looking like they were shot in a messy room XP
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SkyFrozen6412's avatar
Oh well thats a good point but really, thats kind of the extreme of ridiculous, I dont have problems with naked woman on drawings or digital made because thats just a paper or a image, maybe I have a point or im saying that I prefer naked anime than real life (I dont like any of it for now, im not the type of pervert person(
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Me neither, but sadly, since it's their site they make the rules.

The world we live in, where videogames cause violence and drawings are dangerous xD

They probably do it to avoid some legal implications to save their own butts xP
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Furboz's avatar
Furboz|Professional Digital Artist
Uh, Sorry I must be on the wrong place, I was looking for the Newground's exit... And is it me or the site looks deserted... Where everybody go?
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Sorry for that! here's the exit you were looking for: linkerluis.newgrounds.com/


:rofl:
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Big-Uncle-V's avatar
And so the saga continues...
I want somebody up top to answer to these bizarre events, some mod-like figure to speak on behalf of DA to just explain why the hell the site tolerates the worst content of its own very unique brand, but can't seemingly handle a few Shante characters and a couple risque poses.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
But I haven't been able to contact anyone, the process seems very automated. Even when I sent a tweet to DA asking how the admins chose what to delete I got no response. (Shantae wink picture)

I guess If I had more followers to back me up, they would have to respond, but since I'm a little spec it doesn't really matter. That's why the Title of my recent artwork implied that the admins are bots.

What I can't understand is why so suddenly I'm getting reported left and right, I'm not sure what I did to piss someone off recently. They're now stretching the claims to original stuff, I got 4 more stuff reported since yesterday.
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Big-Uncle-V's avatar
...Could it just be somebody trawling the internet who for some reason hates random artists on the internet?
Sadly I know another great DA user with a problem like that. :/
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
Maybe I just have a very pesky troll, but no one has ever written me any mean messages or anything. 

That doesn't change the fact that someone is abusing the report system, and I don't have anyone to talk to when that happens.
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1Aces-Wild1's avatar
Perhaps its more that Marina's flipping the bird, so strong language or suggestive themes might be a factor.
But I'm not too entirely sure.
Sonic Shrug Emote 
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I added strong language and Sexual themes, we'll see what happens.
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KatLime's avatar
I really don't understand why this is happening...
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
someone might have a grudge against me, I don't know.
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KatLime's avatar
I hope they get over it. You don't deserve this. I saw nothing worng with your art.

The Rottytops one was already marked as mature and there are far worse arts out there on this site.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I'm starting to think this might just an individual that is abusing the report system, but if one dude could make this much damage to an artist account it's a problem the site needs to fix.

Now they started to flag cropped previews, sketches, and other already filtered artworks, under the pretense of being "explicit content"
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ApselHaven|Professional General Artist
SJWs. Ruining everything for no reason!
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I'm not sure if it's political. It might be just an A hole that hates my guts, but I don't think I've ever talked to someone like that...
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ApselHaven's avatar
ApselHaven|Professional General Artist
That's my point. They do stuff like this for quite literally no reason.
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Sorantheman's avatar
I Think the bikini is supposed to be the sexual theme here.
Just mark it as "sexual themes" and "moderate" and that should be enough.
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I already did, but There's no way of knowing if that was enough because I can't ask for a revision after changing the options.
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DanielStudios's avatar
Well, in the perls one If you could put strnge lenguage, nudity and sexual themes, all at the same time, maybe deviantart will just take dow that pic and not your whole account, and just in case, say goodbye to the rottytops pic, DeviantArt staff do not exist, or they are conservative extremists, so yeah

fanart + anything that is not politically correct, show more skin than there is on your face and any cheap excuse that they could have = Deleted accounts, bans and deleted drawings

DeviantArt's staff is basically nintendo's restrictions policy on the 80's (actually worst)
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LinkerLuis| Digital Artist
I already filtered it, but if they still delete the pictures they would be proving that there's real people regulating this stuff, meaning once something gets reported there's nothing to do.

But I guess I'll just have to wait, I can't ask for a revision because there's not a option for it, so I don't know how they'll know I changed something.
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DanielStudios| General Artist
Well, I said that there's no people, because they almost never look for the fair solution, I know an artist wich had to censore the whole pic, showing just the charavter's face, and they bann his account too, it was the most ridicoulus case that I ever seen

It is hard to know, they do not really care if someone else is stealing your art, spamming your from many accounts or if your pic have a chance to be reposted, I hope that you had no mo problems with the DA staff, but in these days, you can not submit anything else except you own OCs art
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