The Anti-Censorship DNP Pledge

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A lot of those posts give their sympathy for what they are going through, while still disagreeing with their choices. Since it seems a lot of the staff weren’t even informed, they are not the ones at fault, but are still getting shit on.
 
You can have empathy and a backbone at the same time.
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@Cyborg_pony  
To be fair, the community here is the main reason why I’ve stuck on so long here.  
It’s because of how easy and high traffic it is to use this site that it’s become sort of a home base for people like me. I’ve met most people I’ve known on the internet here. Not to mention the staff here used to be BASED on the their stance with Freedom of Expression and 4Chan like even.  
But ever since around 2015, they’ve been gradually descending to this angle. Some are still based. But it’s clear they don’t hold much of the decisive powers here.
Sed
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I’m just gonna repost what I said today in other thread since it’s more relevant here:
 
I’m really, really disappointed.
 
I’m using Derpibooru since the beginning and I always thought this is as a place where freedom of expression and speech are most important values, where everyone can post and discuss controversial stuff like fetishes or politics and people who don’t like and don’t want to see such stuff can hide it due to the awesome tagging and filtering system.
 
Looks like I was greatly mistaken.
 
It’s so sad that the whole idea of the site which lasted years is going to fall only because some super sensitive people can’t use filters and they get mad with a pony with swastika on her flank. Like Datte said, the censorship won’t stop here, first goes Aryanne, then foalcon, then whole porn and ultimately anything that’s a not cute innocent little pony.
 
Eh, it’s very sad day, too bad Derpibooru staff decided to go the way that leads to nowhere.
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@Sed  
Reddit did the same shit.
 
The admins and mods love Spez and the selective censorship he does. So they took after him.
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Pomegranates :P
@Background Pony #8CC0  
I know. They’re never happy. The usual circlejerker in that thread are entitled AF. The way they claim that the Derpi staff is “oppressing” and even accuse the staff of being “Nazis” or “Nazi sympathizers” despite the fact that they’ve banned countless offending “alt-righters” has been getting onto them. They also claim that the system and media are also “rigged against them”.
 
It’s almost like they’re living in an alternate reality.
Cyborg_pony
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@ЅℰℒᎯℙℋℐℰℒ  
Well, the fact the mods have shadowbanned people for disliking ponies used as political mouthpieces on one side to artificially makes in the posties them shows the a distinct lack of community.
 
“You’re not allowed to have an opinion” How condescending is that?  
And what if it’s non-whites against the message? Just chose for them, so they can’t think for themselves? Good job, you proved you hate the voice of the people you claim to stand with because they stepped off your plantation.
 
And Again, goes against their “Just filter” it motto.
 
If this was done the other way, I doubt there wouldn’t be push back.
 
They’ve done nothing, but prove their disrespect, to everyone.
Archive_Anon
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Undesirable
Gotta say, getting back from work and seeing all that’s transpired in the past 6 or so pages… It’s not exactly reassuring.
 
I really am trying to remain optimistic and hope that this place can just go back to how it was for the better part of a decade, nothing more than some small self contained drama. I’m trying. But it’s getting harder by the hour.
Background Pony #81CE
I think the staff’s silence on this is saying an awful lot whether they intend it to or not. It’s saying that Derpy’s opinion is their opinion and they’re just too cowardly to outright say it.  
I’d honestly respect them more if they would just come out and do so, but this two-faced hiding nonsense makes them look more pathetic than if they were just bending to pressure.
Background Pony #1714
@Cyborg_pony  
Derpy proved his over 3 years.
 
Nobody noticed at first. I knew.
 
It took him till now to fuck up and let everyone know who he actually is. And got demoted.
 
But I wouldn’t laugh yet cause I know that’s an alt they demoted.
Karamitsuko

Undesirable
I just happened across this image, https://derpibooru.org/images/2386287, which doesn’t seem to be able to be commented on. I’m not sure if this has already been mentioned in this thread or not, or if this is something that mods can do, but apparently they’re removing the ability to comment from certain posts?
Background Pony #5E45
@Karamitsuko  
They can lock comments and tag editing, yes. This is something that’s been used on many images in the past. It sees the most heavy use in recent times on BLM images, sometimes immediately after upload.
Karamitsuko

Undesirable
@Barneyfag  
Truly disgusting behavior. I had never even heard of this site before about a month ago, and I’ve heard from so many people that this site was always such a great place. Every post I see talks about how this site used to be awesome, and I can only imagine how much so. It’s a shame to see sites like these fall from greatness.
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Pomegranates :P
@Cyborg_pony  
They’re so quick to lock certain threads and shut down certain users that happen to “violate the rules”, meanwhile there’s people who DO violate the rules by creating a hostile environment for many who have not been dealt with.  
I’ve always been told that “nobody reported them”.  
Considering people have been banned for abusing the report function which is a banneable offense on paper, I will understand why some would be reluctant to use it. Meanwhile according to some accounts by some of the staff, they claim they’ve received multiple reports from users on someone who make particular posts in those threads citing “rule violations”. Of course they’re not banned for abusing the report function as they do feel like they have the blessing of the staff here.
 
“Not omnipotent to deal with them”  
But omnipotent enough to snap at anyone disagreeing with the defacto protected class of users here who constantly disparage their opposition without any sense of impunity? They’re excused from fault because they believe in the “right things”.
 
Of course people are not going to be suspicious of how they handle these things. Of course not!
Barneyfag

Undesirable
@Karamitsuko  
It was creeping for years. Unfortunately the spotlight was never shown on the blatant double standards because they were always memory holed here, and /mlp/ previously forbade fandom drama topics.  
Some kind of shift happened there and this was allowed to be monitored, which has put the moderators under a very uncomfortable microscope when they previously operated with impunity abusing the users and artists.
Cyborg_pony
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@Archive_Anon  
Their denial of reality of things not going their way have lead them to insanity.
 
They’ll do whatever they can to try and conserve their power, and censoring voices is always the first step of the dictators afraid of the people. Next it telling people what they can and can’t create.
 
They’ll site in a barren wasteland and still just say “Well, at least we got rid of those bigots.”
 
Look at that zone that happened. They got what they wanted and look what happened.
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Pomegranates :P
But to be fair to the staff.  
The reality is. I don’t have to imagine that they are being pressured by mostly external forces that are beyond their control.  
Being slandered by the weaponized nature of the media and social media these days is not cool.
 
“Taking a stand” comes with it’s risk that maybe too much for most of them to bear right now.  
Remember, they’ve built and managed this site mostly for free out of their good will.
aperture_tech
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lol
@doloresbridge  
Well, one of the biggest issues with a lot of the other boorus is they typically ended up mostly hosting loli content since they didn’t disallow it, and derpi already had everything allowed. Hopefully the new boorus will be able to attract enough people to make sure that it doesn’t get drowned out by that kind of content.
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You fucked up, TSP.
@Karamitsuko
They can lock comments and tag editing, yes. This is something that’s been used on many images in the past. It sees the most heavy use in recent times on BLM images, sometimes immediately after upload.
 
Oh nice, complete protection from any and all criticism.
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@Karamitsuko  
It really is saddening because the software this site runs on is genuinely amazing. I genuinely think this is the best image-hosting site on the internet, but it’s brought down hard by the management.
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