The Anti-Censorship DNP Pledge

FrankFronk
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Gunslinger Birb
I don't believe for a second this is about risk to the site or over some moral reasoning when foalcon and rape tags are still around. This is purely public pressure and political.

In which case, make a real statement and ban political art and political mouth-piecing while you're at it. A stance is clearly being taken otherwise, which is extremely hypocritical.

Let it be known though that my preference is, and always has been, that all art should be allowed to be posted so long as it is not a legal problem for the site. It is built, maintained, and patronized by members of the fandom, and outsiders' opinions should not factor into this. Tools for hiding content have existed since the site's inception, and have always been the final word when people have complained about things in the past. This should be no different.
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@Silverwisp19
Well, given how fluid and unclear the situation currently is with regards to images of "that pony," I think people need to learn police themselves, and not give mods the impression that people are actually going to use images of "that pony" to violate any of the posting or commenting rules.
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@Silverwisp19
It is never a good idea to act out, on either side, in instances like this. It does more to undermine credibiblity and causes more problems in the long run.
Cosoca
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They are actively making it worse, so are you, you are giving ammo to trolls.
Her name is Aryanne, just say it.
koznyshev

If anyone still had any doubts, they are outright removing new Aryanne images that would have been completely fine before.

/images/2384846 is a prime example.
R-G

May we keep this thread relatively on-topic, and move the discussions over to the "concerned users" one? At least give the artists here some respect and room
Zerowinger
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@Cosoca
Okay, fine, Aryanne.

Well, I stand by my statement that, at this moment, if people don't want to get new images of Aryanne nuked on sight, they need to learn to not start arguing in the comments section over BLM, whether Nazis or Communists were worse, or anything else that would be violating Rule #6 or could be interpreted as violating the revised Rule #5. Otherwise, it's going to give the impression that people just want the Aryanne images up so they can start shit.

I don't like this crackdown or self-censoring either, but people need to learn to read the room.
absentia616

At the end of the day This isn't about hate speech or racial supremacy extremism, if it was BLM Would be banned to, derpibooru running scared from the media like every other company, you can't force cowards to be brave.

Despite tolerance being one of the shows primary themes, (the actual meaning of the word tolerance putting up with something you don't like), doesn't mean anything to anyone any more, and it's annoying for people like me, once again seen socialists fighting their political Civil War between right and the left again, creating a hostile environment, shadow blocking tags, segregating users, and destroying trust from the user base at large.

It's only free expression if they say it is
FrankFronk
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@Zerowinger
@Cosoca
Okay, fine, Aryanne.

Well, I stand by my statement that, at this moment, if people don't want to get new images of Aryanne nuked on sight, they need to learn to not start arguing in the comments section over BLM, whether Nazis or Communists were worse, or anything else that would be violating Rule #6 or could be interpreted as violating the revised Rule #5. Otherwise, it's going to give the impression that people just want the Aryanne images up so they can start shit.

I don't like this crackdown or self-censoring either, but people need to learn to read the room.


Filters have existed since the site's inception. It's really not hard to block images you don't like. Nobody has to read a room, you simply have to leave it if you don't want to be in it. I do not understand why this is a problem now, and this is the hill people are choosing to die on instead of any of the previous site-wide controversies like foalcon.

Like I said before, I don't mind any content being on the site at all, so don't take what I'm saying as a notion that I want to ban anything. I'm simply using them as examples of the site's historical run-ins with this kind of controversial content.
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This. Whatever happened to the "just downvote and hide" thing? This is a free market, shit stuff gets sent to the bottom and good stuff to the top, its plain and simple.
If there are nazis, let there be nazis. If there are commies, let there be commies. And those artists that leave because Wootmaster got the chance to start drama, the heck with them. This is the most popular brony site in the fandom, they are only losing out. Have pride in what you do Derpibooru, I am proud to post here.
Screw the Atlantic, they just did this for clicks.

Lift your head up and roll with the punches, continue to be a good site and let the community decide with a vote what they like and do not underestimate the power of Downvote.
But bow and watch this beautiful site get destroyed because some corporate news organization wanted to make some cash.

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@Saphire Systrine
This. Whatever happened to the "just downvote and hide" thing? This is a free market, shit stuff gets sent to the bottom and good stuff to the top, its plain and simple.
If there are nazis, let there be nazis. If there are commies, let there be commies. And those artists that leave because Wootmaster got the chance to start drama, the heck with them. This is the most popular brony site in the fandom, they are only losing out. Have pride in what you do Derpibooru, I am proud to post here.
Screw the Atlantic, they just did this for clicks.

Lift your head up and roll with the punches, continue to be a good site and let the community decide with a vote what they like and do not underestimate the power of Downvote.
But bow and watch this beautiful site get destroyed because some corporate news organization wanted to make some cash.



THIS.

The controversy will be gone in a couple weeks anyway. This is just bored news sites hoping for clicks.
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Damn right.

As an artist, I've never drawn Aryanne, or Commie Starlight, or any of those other kinds of things that some twits think might be "promoting $Thing". I've never really felt like drawing them. I've never even really cared for them, really.

But you know what? I never filtered them, either. Does not filtering them somehow make me a Nazi, a Commie, or anything like that? Does wanting them to be allowed to be hosted on this site make me those things? Fuck no!

Now, I believe that, say, a pic of Aryanne with a caption that says "Nazis Good Jews Bad" or something should be removed since that kind of thing does promote Nazism. But a pic of her just being a cute little edgy joke that's supposed to be there to make fun of Nazism? That should be allowed to be hosted.

If I really didn't like her then I can fucking filter her. Just like I do with so much other shit it's almost not funny. Maybe downvote her pics, too, if they aren't tagged properly.

Derpibooru is frankly the best image/gallery hosting site I've ever used, and I don't want to see it go down the shitter.
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Notice how the mods let this but doesn't address ANYTHING AT ALL.

Like, hey admins? Why did you decide this on your own? Why not make a thread about it? Why claim this has been in discussion for a long time and not related to the article when its so convenients? Why not put some text saying you don't agree to it but you let it for expression? Like on twitter with trump, I'm sure we could let that slide. Why not make a specific, opt in only tag for this?

All questions that could be asked in the ask a mod question if you did your job and just purged the political shit instead of locking it.

Can we have ONE good answer from you all that isn't from poor derpy Whooves about this in some giant post instead of just giving breadcrumbs and hiding away?
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