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What's the Deal?

:iconrhiethreal:
Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
What's the deal with DA these days? It is becoming more and more pornographic (No, a close-up of some guy's penis hanging out of his pants is not an artist nude.) Art thieves/plagiarists are ignored by the staff. They add a feature that would have been a great boon to DA as an art community (critiques) then make that feature for subscribers only (I was actually a subscriber when that came out and avoided it on principle. It is the one of the few features that should be free).
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how I constantly hear people in complaints talking about running into bad photos of genitals, yet in my three years of using this site I've never once found any in my day-to-day browsing.
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Benjamin-Biddix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lucky. :grump:
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Bytestream Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been happening for a long long time.
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:iconrhiethreal:
Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Sadly.
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Bytestream Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbsodplz:
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adamjamescooper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I think cameras and equipment is too easily accessible nowadays. Too many people are just taking nudes because they can and its the only thing which will get them a lot of views on whatever profile they post it on. Happens on Facebook to unfortunately -.-
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:iconrhiethreal:
Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
That seems most likely.
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:iconthespunk3d:
TheSPunk3d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I like sweaty wet vagina's everywhere.




I don't see the issue.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Penis hanging out of pants =/= porn.

Just thought you might want to know...just for future reference.
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
According to DA Playboys are not porn either... just for future reference.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's perfectly fine. Its softcore.

If you don't like it? then turn your mature filter on. Problem solved! :pat:
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
So you don't think softcore porn is porn?
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moni158 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Its technically porn, but then again there is door knob porn...does that make door knobs porn? Depends how you look at it.

If you get off to a guy with his shlong hanging out? then I guess that is your type of porn. Most people will just shrug, not give a fuck and move on.
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Most of society agrees that Playboys are porn. According to DA standards the photo shoots they contain are not porn. That said, the photos in playboy are more artistic than most of the "artistic nudes" on DA. I don't care what excuses you make. You are only lying to yourself.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
My point is that just because you are squeamish doesn't mean people on here can't post stuff that is completely within the rules. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean others can't post/enjoy it. Sure you can complain all you want but it just comes across as bratty. If you don't like something then ignore it and move on.
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I am not squeamish, if I was I would have ran screaming from the thread as soon as the kiddies started posting dicks. It's within the rules and that makes it allowed. That does not make it right. The whole complaint is about the rule in its current form.

"If you don't like something then ignore it and move on."
Could you imagine if everyone had that mentality?
"Don't like social injustice? Just ignore it and move on, MLK. Your dream just makes you look bratty."
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Watch out, a penis is going to get you!


In your sleeeeep!
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
One already snuck up on me and attached itself. Now I am stuck with the parasite. Sometimes I think it may even be messing with my thoughts.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So have you seen the plushies? [link]



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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
How do you have the patience to do that? HOWWWWWW? GIVE ME YOUR PATIENCE!!!
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've always said that patience was not one of my virtues :no:
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Then hooow? D:
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a secret :iconsecretplz:
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
DAMN YOU!!!!
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nana:
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
ARKHHGJGKFJNGDJKFGJD!!! CURSE YOU.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I think you should spring-load Shining Armor's forelimbs so that he can throw Cadance.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They already have magnets in their faces so they can kiss :iconnowkissplz:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm more interested in the wife-throw ability.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually haven't watched the season 3 premiere yet :paranoid:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
It's really good.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll end up catching it on youtube later tonight.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:la:
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
I have started to crochet also. I'm coming for you
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RosleinRot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Photographer
The emoticon made me lol so hard.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You'll take my self-appointed title of Master of Amigurumi from my cold dead hands! :iconshakestareplz:
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Your words, not mine
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Writer
I HAVE SEVERAL SETS OF KNITTING NEEDLES.

I SHALL CHALLENGE YOU SOMEDAY when I learn how to make something other than scarves I'm so pathetic I'm going to go cry in a corner now.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmph, me and my crochet hooks shall win the day!
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Writer
I can still knit some pretty fucking fabulous scarves. I'm making a pretty blue one for a friend. I'll post some pictures later.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay :iconlawooplz:
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Writer
I just need to find time to take pictures. My schedule is being a bitch.
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sTiViA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
A close up of some guy's penis is also not porn.

Referencing is not theft.

You do realize you can get critiques without the critique feature? like joining feedback groups, thumbshare forum.. etc.
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
"A close up of some guy's penis is also not porn."
What do you consider porn?

"Referencing is not theft."
Copying =/= referencing.

"You do realize you can get critiques without the critique feature?"
Not the point.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Copying does equal referencing. What do you think someone does when they draw a portrait of someone?
Tracing =/= referencing

Also you just sound like a big cry baby whiner.
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Referencing is looking at something as a reference and using a small part of it for something different. You can also use several small parts of various things to make one new thing.

Copying is little more than tracing. It reproduces the original almost entirely. Referencing is fine. Coping leads to copyright infringement.

"Also you just sound like a big cry baby whiner."
And you just made yourself sound like a 12 year old.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
People copy things all the time and as long as they aren't selling it or claiming it as theirs and provide a link to the original there are no issues.
People have replicated van goh's works thousands of times as well as used pictures of celebs as reference for portraits. Copying things is essentially how many artists hone their skills
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
"selling it or claiming it as theirs and provide a link to the original there are no issues"

Read the thread. I agree with that. I take issue with people copying things with no credit given to the original artist.
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sTiViA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
What's written here FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?, so it did not breaking the rules.

Copying/referencing =/= theft.

You don't want critiques to help you improve?
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
According to that FAQ, Playboy magazines are not pornographic. Interesting.

It's not theft in by the legal definition. It does fit into the slang term "art theft" though.

Irrelevant. The point is that a supposed "art community" is not putting dedication to art first.
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