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Good news, you no longer have to think about etiquette policy violating hate speech

(because the etiquette policy no longer applies)

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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still up so either it's horseshit or the guy who told me actually they don't enforce anti hate speech policies should be disciplined: www.deviantartsupport.com/en/a…
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:iconvoodoodoodle:
Voodoodoodle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
Yeah they should re-write that one and take the references to hate speech out, it makes practical and financial sense to not get involved and remain politically neutral.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be more ok with that than their current attempt to brownnose everyone.
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:iconvoodoodoodle:
Voodoodoodle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
If they make no comment and don't take a side it will mean that, yes, you are going to get the odd nutjob taking things too far but, on the whole, the community isn't that bad and I think my first link to handling things personally first before escalating it is the more mature and better approach to handling this community. Give people the tools they need to handle disputes themselves and let the community handle it.

We've been the biggest joke on the internet for decades now and we have a distinct and unique culture among ourselves with plenty of meaningful relationships between many of us. I have faith that people on this site, on the whole, will be just the regular kind of user you see on this site all the time, you might run into a few people that have misinformed opinions or unpopular beliefs but I feel that it'll be better overall for everyone if we just laugh at those people and ignore them.

There's no real benefit to overly stressing oneself out over some moron on the internet, especially on a website like dA. The reason I keep coming back here time-and-again is because this unique, no-shits-given den of perverts is simply content with this site and this community as a whole and welcome anyone and everyone from all walks of life because, as an art site, it benefits us to have multiple perspectives so that we may all grow creatively and learn.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How much time do you spend in the forums?
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:iconvoodoodoodle:
Voodoodoodle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
I haven't been there since 2006.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Outside of the forums I frankly can't think of a place you would get much exposure to the white supremacist community that came here from /pol/, short of systematically googling.
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:iconehsol-namu:
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Huh???
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:iconkoushoku-jin:
Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondoublefacepalmplz:   And there goes the ToS and User Agreements...
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah idek how this will pan out
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Just when we thought we hit rock bottom - oh no, it goes even lower.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Always
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Are we able to see this internal policy?

Also, seeing that many staff do browse here and there, did they come upon this post to address it yet?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I was told no, which is fine. Assuming something similar to the Wix one that's basically like "don't come for our other customers."

No idea. Honestly I don't expect them to, I can't imagine there's that much of a choice for them, either.
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:icondoughboycafe:
doughboycafe Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Writer
:beer:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck that, I'm doing shots
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:iconundeadcrabstick:
undeadcrabstick Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, what? What do you mean it no longer applies?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Reported a comment that effectively said "apartheid is good because it controlled the black population." Was told that, according to their internal policy, this is not policy violating speech (and I did quote that section of the etiquette policy first).
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:iconbrennennn:
brennennn Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
That is so disappointing and disheartening... :/
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I don't see any fucking reason to stand up for a site that is run by people who think this is a good policy.
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:iconundeadcrabstick:
undeadcrabstick Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's a statement that requires context. What do they mean by "control", is it implying the sort of way we treat the animals or controlling crime, reducing infighting? Of course, I'm ignorant when it comes to the said topic, but yes, the statement seems racist regardless of the context. Assuming that's how it was worded and not how you interpreted it. I hate reading interpretations of others. I'd rather come up with my own. But if the person was saying that black people are animals that need to be controlled, that was racist of them.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you please complete the sentence "apartheid was good" - which, yes, is a direct quote - in a way that isn't racist? I really don't think context would change anything here.
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undeadcrabstick Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know the context and what the political landscape was in SA back then so no, I can't. I'm not South African, never been in South Africa, and never Spoken to someone from there, so I won't know.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You can read direct accounts though?
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:iconundeadcrabstick:
undeadcrabstick Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
wait, no just got the news. Don't mind me.
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StettafireZero Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Artist
To be fair, the law in your own country takes precedent, even on what you do online. In my country, hate speech is illegal, so it doesn't matter which platform I use, I could still get fined or thrown in prison depending on the situation. 

But yes, I wish DA would take a solid ye, or nay approach to this. 
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neurotype Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the US has free speech absolutely enshrined, which is great for preventing government censorship but basically encourages the spread of misinformation.

They seem to have taken a 'nay' but they're trying to play it both ways by leaving that etiquette policy up. They can go fuck themselves with it.
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StettafireZero Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Artist
Ye, there are several things that have happened in the US that would be illegal here. But recently we had someone fined for hate speech and the US media lapped it up, saying how backwards the UK was, without understanding how our laws differ. 

I mean DA must get cold sitting on that fence of theirs. 
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah they're fucking idiots. Also the constant bitching about security. I was in London in March and I can promise any big city here has tighter security for that caliber of things.

Ikr
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:iconstettafirezero:
StettafireZero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional Artist
Oh yes, I see that a lot. Normally by people who have never actually been in our country :P
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:iconbattlefairies:
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Uuuuuuurrgghhh
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's rock bottom. 
Or lower
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently saying apartheid was good because it kept the black population under control is considered acceptable by Wix. :roll:
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh hello wix
nice to see they're still fucking up the place. 
at least they didn't hand out more geobans, so there's that? 
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In this case I think a geoban would help u: I don't think we need the presence of some cunt who thinks every non European race is "overbreeding."
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I take what i said back
they geobanned cuba now 
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
U:
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They really like shitstorms, don't they?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Idek. I mean, they definitely seem way more reactive than proactive.
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hah
wonder if dA will do something for pride month this year or if the wix overlords forbade it 
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's be real though when's the last time the "something" was more than that fake ass Facebook level "lol status"
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:iconmythiril:
Mythiril Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
xD they changed their logo on facebook, yep 
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah
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