I'm glad you replied. I almost assumed that you had decided that the best course of action was to ignore me. Again, thank you for your time.
The only reason the image came to our attention was because you and another person had derailed the comments on the image with a months-old personal argument, and because of the persistent tag warring on the image.
I would have assumed that it would have been because I sent a report prior, but I do recall I filed it incorrectly, so that might be the case. I don't deny that me and the commissioner were in disagreement with the tags, a disagreement that I still believe is valid, as I still believe the image has been improperly tagged.
Your argument that the image was not apropos the series seemed reasonable so I removed the tag until I could talk to the artist to find out their intent.
Yes, it seemed reasonable before, because when I defined the setting to you, you likewise believed that the image had no context to the setting. You removed the tag, even knowing that it was the commissioner that placed the tag int the first place. What changed? I believe I have an idea.
The artist told me they intended the image to be apropos the Fall of Equestria fan-series as the result of a fan of that series winning their YCH auction.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in your PMs you implied that you actually know the artist, perhaps are friends, and that if the commissioner didn't get his way, that he would demand a refund just because an unrelated site to the artist wouldn't acknowledge them. I can understand that you'd want to protect your associate, if that is the case, but that still doesn't make the image in question an image represents Fall of Equestria.
The image is clearly one that fans of the FoE fan-series want to see, and was even commissioned by a fan of the series, so having it tagged 'FoE' helps people looking for images related to that series.
Of course it is. It's a bondage image, and fans of Fall of Equestria like bondage. I am a casual fan of Fallout Equestria, and I could probably likewise produce an image fans of that setting would enjoy through a commission, and by your terms here, even if it had no context to Fallout Equestria, I should be able to label it as a Fallout Equestria image.
In the same way, the image is clearly one that people who do not want to see FoE will want to avoid, so having it tagged 'FoE' helps them filter the image.
I wholeheartedly disagree with this. See, FoE has some very extreme themes that even people who like generic bondage not related to the setting, don't enjoy. Because of this, there are those who have blacklisted Fall of Equestria, who would probably like this image, but will have a harder time finding it, because it has been inappropriately tagged. In such a case, this only hinders people.
That you do not like the image does not make it not apropos FoE. And creating an 'officially approved by someone who worked on the FoE series' tag doesn't make the image easier to filter or to hide.
Have I ever said I don't like the image? I don't believe I have. In fact, I believe I have stated before that the image is fine, well drawn, and has many themes that appeals to my tastes. There is nothing inherently wrong iwth the image, expect that it has been mistagged as Fall of Equestria. I agree a new tag won't hide the image itself, and nor should the image be hidden. Again, I stress that the only reason that I even suggested the tag, one that you yourself suggested I attempt, is because now the old tag has no meaning, because something is in it that shouldn't be.
I am not saying you should like the image or similar images that include 'fausticorn' in an FoE setting. It's perfectly fine that you don't like it.
Please hide the image, and if you would like to avoid more such images add '(oc:fausticorn AND fall of equestria)' to your complex filter.
You keep repeating this as if it would solve the problem, despite the fact that I have already stated in our PMs that I see no need to blacklist any fausticorn images, be they actually
related to the setting or not. Nor do I feel the need to blacklist any image Dusk Rock posts, because what he posts doesn't offend me. As I must repeat, the only issue is an improper tag.
It is a tag for fan-made content apropos the 'Fall of Equestria' fan-series.
I saved this for last because I find it somewhat interesting when it comes to the current issue. Forgive my failed vocabulary, but as you keep repeating the word "Apropos", I looked it up to up to see that it means "in reference to". Very well, if an image has to be "in reference to" a tag to receive it, then I request that you please point out the reference the image has to Fall of Equestria. Is it that this image has bondage themes, and Fall of Equestria likewise has bondage themes? If that is the case, does that not imply all bondage images are "in reference" to Fall of Equestria? Again, the only thing "in reference" to the setting is that the artist, who knows nothing about the setting, expresses that there is some connection, which really doesn't seem to mean anything, because without the author's input, no one would be able to tell the image is supposed to be part of the setting. Even fans that know the setting cannot descern what about this image would connect it to the setting.
But the other curious thing about your sentence is that you are implying that the image must be "fan-made", and at this point I don't believe that is the case. I have actual reason to believe that the commissioner of the image doesn't even like the setting, and is just doing this as a means to annoy those who do like the setting, having found old comments of his that infers that he finds the setting disgusting. If this would have any meaning to this discussion, I would happily share that information.
That aside, I fear that despite all I have said, that you may have simply come to a decision, and now refuse to go back on it, even if I did come up with some good point that should overturn it (not saying that I have at this point). Therefore, I politely and respectfully ask if it is possible that we bring in a second opinion, of someone who may not know the artist, and thus base their decision on that relationship. I know you have been very patient with me, and I know such a request might be a little insulting (my sincere apologizes), I would at least like to make my case to a secondary moderator, if at all possible.