I know there is a fine line on this topic. How many naked pictures do we all have of ourselves when we are children in our parents' photo albums? The human form is art. If there is abuse or force against will of course it's not right but it doesn't make sense to only ever see pictures of naked adults!
Anyway, I am definitely over 18 and here are some artistic naked pictures [link]
i don't think this is such a big deal. first, the gap between 16 and 18 is not very large. second, the "i am only a man" comment isn't very redeeming in this situation that is supposedly being taken seriously, (which, in turn could suggest that those posing nude are perfectly capable and righteous in stating : "i am only human as well", and thus have the right and the ability to pose nude). i have not clicked on any nude ladies/children/whatever, but i know i can rely on members such as "mypantsaremissing" to find THEM ALL in his/her spare time at work/school/ in basement and notify me/others of their presence..(this alarm-ringing is certainly compensation for looking at it in the first place, no?)
I'm from the UK, and I have never heard that it is legal to pose naked at the age of 16.
But yes, underage nudity needs to be stopped.
I've never seen any of the underage art myself, and I don't want to.
One thing I respect about this site is that pictures with nudity are allowed, and (most) people are responsible enough to know what is right and wrong about the nudity in the pictures, and the age of the model.
Unlike other sites DeviantArt doesn't have a bad repuation (not that I have heard of), and I think we need to keep that, and also protect our users from the dangers of the internet.
DeviantArt should look at any complaints to do with underage nudity should be dealt with as soon as possible. To not only protect the owners of the site, but to protect the users.
><;; Okay, I know there's a thing called "artistic nudity", but what that girl has in her gallery is not artistic nudity---she is merely putting up pics of herself for I think sexual pleasures or something. And she should know the risks of putting her nude self up on dA. There could be little kids roaming the sites and have their eyes damaged from seeing that >>;
Well, you didn't report it to the help desk till the 13th and it was promptly removed a short 2 hours after that. And you are correct, we do not tolerate underage nudity, but if it is not reported correctly it takes time to find it.