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Stratadrake
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: NC-17 Submissions No Longer Allowed Reply with quote

Effective today (Tuesday July 18th) FAC will no longer be accepting submissions of an adult-oriented or sexually explicit nature. We will also be revising the official Submissions Policy page to reflect this.

For some of you this change of policy comes as quite a surprise. We already have a content filtering system in place, so why do we go this far?

This change is because of legal concerns only -- it is NOT because of any specific user or submission. Some of you may remember the shutdown of 'Unmoderated' and 'Spam' in the forums, for example. This is little different. FAC is an all-ages-accessible site, so to avoid potential liability issues or lawsuits, we will be removing adult content. The content filtering system was a good step, but now it is time to take it one step further.

This does NOT, however, mean that FAC staff will stop allowing content of an explicit or adult nature entirely -- only on FAC. We recognize that adult-oriented artwork does exist, and there is an audience for it.

Therefore, A a new site has been created specifically for this purpose:

http://www.hentai-foundry.com/

Hentai Foundry, which uses a similar layout to FAC (and in fact runs on similar code), will be the new place for FAC artists to submit adult-themed artwork. For legal reasons, HFC is intended for users of 18 years or older only, we cannot allow users of 17 or younger to participate on HFC.

We realize this change comes as quite a surprise to you, but it has been in planning and development for several months.

Thank you for your understanding. You may feel free to comment here, or on the thread in the Site Discussion area.
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Touzoku-joou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By adult-oriented, I'm assuming you mean pornographic material, and not artistic nudity, am I correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HF.com's approval panel team has been told to only accept images of high quality and skill, also the images are required to have a rating of over such that would be restricted. Things like masturbation, penetration and stuff of that nature are permitted on FAC no more. The users declare themselves to be 18+ years of age too, but if any are known to be lower than the required age, the rules dictate they cannot be allowed on the website any longer.
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Touzoku-joou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhunkYMunkY wrote:
Things like masturbation, penetration and stuff of that nature are permitted on FAC no more.


So that means things like my drawing of a nude Greek-styled statue, etc., are safe from this policy? It's got penis, though in a completely not-sexual nature.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would assume that tasteful nudity is still okay. :V
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar to DA's policy except we'd probably not accept saucy fetish, realistic portraits like DA does. (I personally would)

artistic nudity that looks like a medical diagram or a page off the Grey's anatomy is fine, it's not considered pornographic.

nudity =/= porn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, that's what I thought the new policy was about. Just making sure, though. =P I too would probably be angry if even tasteful nudity were made against the rules. I... really don't care about the porn. Most of it was poorly drawn yaoi or tracings from H-games anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poorly drawn porn offends me more than excellently drawn porn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poorly drawn porn is the ultimate sin against God. :,(
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poorly Drawn porn caused the holocaust, yeah yeah.

It's so pathetic when image boards I go, people post their own art whether it be porn or whatever, and it's fucking ugly, yet people congratulate the person for it.


shit, people who draw porn that makes a person turn off the internet and play Civ 3 instead fails at life.

the above statement is not in any way related to my own experience, Beware of AIDS, etc. etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up Strata. Is this effective imediately? I'll start cracking, on taking the stuff down myself. But yeah... I guess if the stuffs axed sooner rather than later... I'll know. It's just I'm a busy guy, and there's a few comments I'd like to save and all. I hope to have it all down by friday... but yeah... if it's already commensed I guess that's that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a gallery... in the off chance that someday I want to stick something there.

y!Gallery keeps me happy for the time being.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All users with pictures or stories with a sexual rating of high have been emailed about this.

And yes, tasteful nudity is still fine, its just the tiny amount of explicity stuff that I want to eliminate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( ・∀・) What about sex that isn't explicit? Like it doesn't show the OMG NURRRRRR parts? "Tasteful porn"..ah, well. I think you might understand what I mean.

ps: lol@mahoromatic avatar for the Admin. 8D
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record, there are 1,177 artists on FAC with adult content (out of almost 60,000).

There are about 2,000 pictures (out of 300,000) and 3000 stories (many of which are over rated) (out of 16,500) that are affected by this change.


This really just isn't as big a change as some people are making it out to be.


This isn't banning nudity.
This isn't banning sexually suggestive content
This isn't banning scantily clad pictures.
This is just banning outright porn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, I've already found an artist there on the 18+ site that's only 16. xD Go me.

I GAFF'ed her before. :|
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol. unfortunately, this will happen alot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, and for those who do get banned, they might create another account, then get banned again, then create another account, then get banned and yada yada.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Her art's so ugly and recognizeable, she probably wouldn't bother anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the heads up Strata. Is this effective imediately?

Yes, denis sent out automated e-mail announcements to all users with such content in their gallery. However, far as I know we will not actively start deleting such pics from FAC just yet, we would prefer that the individual users take care of it themselves.
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