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To Admins: Ok, I don't understand this.

Beau Skunky
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I apologize if this isn't the correct place to discuss this, as an admin told me to discuss this in the help/policy place, as I'm not sure where this belongs. (I can't use the chat, or IRC on my current device. I can only use the forums.)

Normally, I'm usually very supportive, and even defend the Derpibooru admin staff here, but recently I got several posts deleted for being "too political" which was just me saying I didn't think it was right for a user to claim that people downvoting their image was a "You-Know-Who" Presidential supporter in an insulting way. (And I don't love, or hate said Presidential candidate.)

I would've accepted that, and moved on, however the person whom was bringing up the politics in the first place wasn't deleted too, only me, and I don't understand why it's only me, when I didn't bring it up in the first place, and I wasn't even trying to have a political discussion, all I was basically saying was I don't think it's right for the user to "name-call" others.
That's all, I wasn't even trying to start a political debate.

And admins, don't just ignore my post, or delete/close this without even trying to discuss this with me in a calm adult manner, I want to discuss this calmly, I'm not trying to fight with the admins, I want to understand the admin staff, and this decision. I mean no harm, to put it bluntly.

PS: I don't want anyone else bashing the admin staff in this thread, or bringing in their own issues please.
Derpy Whooves
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This is a fine place to post this question.

The person whose posts were not deleted may be the artist of the image. I am still talking with them and trying to verify their identity.

We tend to leave artist's replies to comments on their own images, even if the comment that they are replying to was rule breaking.

If they prove to not be the artist, then we will also delete their comments.

Also, the person who you are referring to DID NOT bring up politics in the first place on that image. The first instance of politics being brought up on that image WAS deleted.
Beau Skunky
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@Derpy Whooves
Hm, I see. Though, how is calling others "T supporters" (BEFORE my posts) not being political too? Is it ok for us to just randomly call people that on non-political images/discussions? That's what I'm having trouble understanding.

Here's the post in question.
Thanks for clarifying that. Thought it was me, but I can see now all those who gave me those annoying downvotes are probably Trump supporters,

How is that not political too?
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All other posts by any other user on that image who was not the uploader have been deleted for being Rule #6.

The uploader may be the artist. If they are the artist we are not going to delete their replies to people on their own images.

If they prove to not be the artist, then their comments will also be deleted.
Beau Skunky
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Is not drunk as a skunk
Ok, but does that mean I can call people whom downvote my images "T supporters" or something on my images, and not get deleted for it, just because they're my images? Or what does it take to get deleted on your own images? Just curious.

I guess "T supporter" is kinda silly sounding, and probably wasn't meant to be taken seriously, and granted they weren't calling any certain individual that, (just their downvoters, people they don't know, and weren't in the thread) but still, seems kinda unnecessary, and kinda political to me. I dunno. (I'd feel the same if they called somebody "Clinton-supporters," or something too.)
Derpy Whooves
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If an artist is defending themselves, we tend to leave those comments. In those cases we try to leave the comment they are replying to as well, unless it's really off topic or just creating drama.

If you find that someone is discussing politics on your artworks (which are not politically themed), please report them. And if you feel that someone is downvoting your art because of politics, and you believe the downvoting is being coordinated, please also report that and we will look into it.

If you reply to someone on your image and your comment would otherwise be rule breaking there's a chance we won't delete your post, depending on the circumstances.

Please note though that in this case the comments that were deleted were not simply calling others "T-Supporter". They said things ranging from "fucking sellout", to talking about whether Taylor Swift was bashing the POTUS and debating whether they are hated for their politics.

Those kinds of comments are entirely meta to that artist's fanart.

By the way, I have not been able to verify that the uploader is the artist, so I've deleted their comments as well.

If someone leaves comments such as these on your own art, please report them.
Beau Skunky
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
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Is not drunk as a skunk
Ok, I think I understand things better, thanks. :)

Please note though that in this case the comments that were deleted were not simply calling others "T-Supporter". They said things ranging from "fucking sellout", to talking about whether Taylor Swift was bashing the POTUS and debating whether they are hated for their politics.

I never said that "effing sellout" bit, or are you refering to that other person whom was deleted, and complaining about the singer?
Derpy Whooves
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What I am trying to communicate (apropos your question of what kinds of posts you might make on your own art that might or might not be deleted) is that just calling people "T-Supporters" generally speaking doesn't rise to an actionable offense in and of itself.

And, yes — you're not the only one who had posts deleted on that image. You were just one of the people involved in this. But the entirety of the discussion of the politics of the singer whose album is the basis for that fanart, and whether people liked that singers works, or their political activities, is meta to the image itself.

The details of each individual comment is less important than the overall problem of people using that image to discuss off-topic themes on that artist's work.
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