I had a surprise today : One of my my submitted image has been removed by the deviant art staff 'due to a violation of DeviantArt policy or because its theme or content was judged unacceptable
Okay, I can understand that 'Your DeviantArt submissions must obey certain guidelines and restrictions.
But this raises some thoughts :
I submitted this deviation in 2012 ... so why waiting so long if you consider it as offensive ? Is the state of mind on D.A. changing to something more 'conservative' or puritanical ?
'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 work contained a depiction of a penis which is considered to be "erect".'*
Well, well, well ... a penis ... erect ...
I have to say that I see more of a gun than an erected penis and, anyways, I consider a gun much more dangerous and reprehensible than a penis EXCEPT in a rape situation, which is the meaning of my message, by the way .
This is a link to the removed image, so you can make your own opinion
I don't want to start being polemic, but I have to admit that staff decisions are sometimes mysterious to me
Anyways, guys and girls, have fun, be creative and, most of all remember that 'Your DeviantArt submissions must obey certain guidelines and restrictions.
* text in italic is copied from the note I received