I dunno about anyone else, but some prolific artists I follow and enjoy do produce content I personally find objectionable. Nothing against them for doing it, it's just not my thing. I've already used the systems in place to block the content I don't want to see, so why do I have to know someone's uploaded something I don't like?
Happening to me, too. I love the idea of being able to browse specific tags, but when the thumbnail display breaks that kind of defeats the entire purpose.
This would be amazeballs for discovering new artists.
This is far, far more articulated than my earlier post. Thank you.
Reposting reactions from friends that I posted in an earlier thread on this subject:
"Most people don't go to an art gallery site, turn on mature art, and expect kids."
"Unless something changes I'm not visiting that site again."
"The artists I’ve followed [on FN] I follow on FA, where they don’t allow that content. But there’s a non-zero chance someone I follow DOES draw it and could theoretically start posting it because FN allows it. And while I can block the tags I THINK someone who draws cub porn would use, I can’t be sure I got them all, and I don’t want to just block “cub” because kid-furry art can be pretty cute, and hell, I’ve used that to tag kid pics I’ve drawn. But there’s an element of the fandom that sees ANYTHING under the “cub” tag as automatically porn. I don’t want to get dragged into this shit because I also draw kids, and there’s too much stuff in my gallery to easily find and unlist/remove things."
"I’ve already had one client ask me not to post any work I do for him to [FN] because you allow cub porn, and a second asking me to delist work I’ve done for them so their art won’t be associated with it. You’re hurting my business. I had high hopes for your site and I hope you can rectify this before it drives more people away."
A friend of mine brought up a good point on their locked twitter.
"There's a very valid reason to disallow art of sex with children, aside from legality. Pedophiles use it on kids to normalize sexual acts."
And further commentary!
"I’ve already had one client ask me not to post any work I do for him to your site because you allow cub porn, and a second asking me to delist work I’ve done for them so their art won’t be associated with it. You’re hurting my business. I had high hopes for your site and I hope you can rectify this before it drives more people away."
Additional comments from friends that don't want to attach names to this:
The problem isn't that people don't want to see it. It's that people don't want to be associated with it. Saying "we allow cub porn" is, in many people's eyes, the next best thing to saying "we allow child porn."
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