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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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:iconfurboz:
Furboz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Sorry for that! here's the exit you were looking for: linkerluis.newgrounds.com/


:rofl:
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:iconbig-uncle-v:
Big-Uncle-V Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   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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:iconbig-uncle-v:
Big-Uncle-V Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
...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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   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 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
I added strong language and Sexual themes, we'll see what happens.
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:iconkatlime:
KatLime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
I really don't understand why this is happening...
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
someone might have a grudge against me, I don't know.
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:iconkatlime:
KatLime Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   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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:iconkatlime:
KatLime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018
Ok, that's fucking moronic. If they're cropped and already filtered, they should not remove them! There should be an option to conest these things...
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   Digital Artist
I sent a ticket to help desk with a screenshot of Rottytops censored and filtered. If they can't do anything, no one can.

I don't think there's better proof that someone is abusing the system if they're reporting forced mature filtered and censored artwork.
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:iconkatlime:
KatLime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018
Yeah, it has to be someone abusing the system. There can't be any other way, since like I said, there is worse stuff uncensored on here.
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:iconapselhaven:
ApselHaven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
SJWs. Ruining everything for no reason!
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   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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:iconapselhaven:
ApselHaven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
That's my point. They do stuff like this for quite literally no reason.
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Sorantheman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   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 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018   General Artist
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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   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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:icondanielstudios:
danielstudios Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   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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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Sadly it's their site, so they can manage it as they please. Hopefully one day there will be a site like this, but better. I wouldn't like this place to go down, but I would love to see someone making a legit competitor for artist, maybe if they bleed out users they would finally care enough to make some changes.
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danielstudios Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   General Artist
Well that's true, I personally like deviantart too, it is a very comfy site to be and all, but they really need to hear what their users really need, I am not sure if another website could be an option, right now DeviantArt is the "Youtube" of the artists, and, even if a "twitch" appear, DA could still being the principal, and they would still not improve anything

To me personally, they have only removed a single drawing, but they did not even give me an option to do something about it, who reported it and why did report it? I do not know, I was just notified that they eliminated

as well as accounts have been deleted, it seems that deviantart only gives favoritism to artists who paint, or take pictures of explicit nudes without censorship or filters under the justification of "being art"
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   Digital Artist
As we're talking they already reported 4 more submissions on my gallery.
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:icondanielstudios:
danielstudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018   General Artist
Well, sorry to say that I told you, after all I still following you at twitter recently and on tumblr

But yeah, DeviantArt is the YouTube of the artists, if you are not artisticly family friendly, the things would be a but harder
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Ironic how Tumblr also died on us xD

My accounts died like 2 weeks ago
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:iconmr-toontastic:
Mr-Toontastic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Who's reporting you and why? Your art's not doing anything wrong.

It sounds kinda pretty hypocritical since there's quite a lot of other works of the same characters that are equally if not MORE drawn sexually than what you've done (on dA). Why should they go about attacking you?
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm not sure how many people do you need to get an artwork on the scope, but I don't think I've done something to piss someone off... Unless someone thinks I'm degrading his waifu and it's becoming obsessed with getting my out. It's not the first time someone has made a comment about wanting a less lewd version of an artwork.

If it was a single person doing this to my account that would prove how easy it is to abuse the report system, because there's no one from the Deviantart staff I can contact to talk about this stuff. Hence why I think Admins are bots XD 

I made a tweet directly to Deviantart, but since I'm low profile artist they probably don't give an F.
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:iconkinhj:
kinhj Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's pretty stupid. The staff seem to ignore the art thieves, pedophiles, trolls, and nasty fetishes.
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
I might be wrong, but I think it's all on their report system, maybe if not enough people report a photo it never gets to their attention.

But I'm not sure how many do you need to get something reported, because it would be stupid if one person was doing this to my account.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
According to Nintendo, Pearl is 21 so it's not like DA can censor it based on the character's age. I'd say it's the swimsuit, but I would contest the Splatoon one, at least.
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
That's why I picked her.

I made a couple of artworks featuring Shantae with a cruvy body and they got deleted because she was considered underage. If the age was the problem, then I did the opposite and picked a character that looked Younger despite being older on paper.

That's why I think arguing about fictional ages is kinda dumb,  conditions like that usually never happen in real life, at least not to that degree.

The way I thought Shantae was older, I genuinely thought Pearl was waay younger.
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:iconaliessa:
Aliessa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
Not really. I think it's just people feel about child-like games having their characters doing not not normal things? Or just the regular idiots on the internet
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:iconlinkerluis:
LinkerLuis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Digital Artist
I just wonder how many reports are necessary to get an artwork under the scope, because if it was just one, it would make the system so easy to abuse.
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