Background Pony #4A21
In all honestly, it’s probably very likely the administration doesn’t care at all and would only reverse it to “save face” like a PR team for any corporation.They did it for their own interests, and they’re big enough to get away with it. Maybe I’m wrong, I’d love to be wrong. But that’s the pattern.Their language is the wallet. The best course of action on top of the DNP is revoking whatever donations you’re giving to the site. Then, just maybe, it might work.
Ultimately designing a “constitution” for the site shouldn’t even be a consideration because it’s just a site for ponies. We just need a site owner who won’t push politics into ponies.
I urge everyone considering retracting their donation to the site and staff’s Patreons to do it IMMEDIATELY. You can re-subscribe later and there’s ko-fi if you decide doing this was a mistake - for example if I’m wrong about this - and want to amend this one payment. This waiting and “expect announcement in a few days” STINKS BIG TIME of stalling for time so that Patreon bills the supporters and would require explicitly contacting Patreon support to get your money back.
Unlike how many detractors are portraying this issue, you don’t have to be a Nazi or white supremacist or any other buzzword to see the value in freedom of expression, or to worry about how, even though it’s Aryanne today, it can be anything else tommorow. Just take a look at the replies in Sethisto’s post earlier, or in Derpibooru’s Black Lives Matter announcement.The people celebrating this will always want more. But it needs to stop here.After clear evidence of admin complacency, ignoring our pleas for no censorship, and their vocal support for policies that restrict artist freedom, there is only one thing to be done now.Join me and others in inflicting a Do Not Post order on your artist tag. This will prevent all your future art be uploaded.Since each DNP request must be looked at manually, the sheer scale of the consequences for the staff’s actions will be plainly visible.If you are not an artist, then simply ceasing uploads of art and reconsidering your Patreon pledge will make our voices heard.Even if nothing is done, as I suspect will be the case regardless, this will make joining alternative boorus, which are being built, much grander as they will get art not able to be posted on DerpibooruPlease, if you feel strongly about censorship as an issue, if you see the obvious slippery slope that censorship will cause, then join me and many others by requesting a Do Not Post order on your account.To do this, post here denouncing this censorship and report your own post. Click on Other and say you want to DNP your art tag.“Those who are willing to trade a little bit of security for a little bit of safety deserve neither.”
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