Take a look at what I posted in the Team Forum. If implemented, the artist gets his/her work posted and has recourse if he/she is displeased with the venue of display. Those with issues regarding exposure of children to explicit material have a method of addressing an understandable concern.
I agree with those rules. such imagery would be of a very personal nature. Imaginge chatting about this animal rape scene you did and how you got the lighting to come out just right... It would be weird. On the other hand, I strongly disagree on putting a "warning, nudity" sign up. I think it's childish and hypocritical.
I'm in agreement that some sort of guidelines need to be set. They need to be set by the Site Manager(s). If there are particular areas of what the Forum Memebers feel 'unsure' about it should be brought to the Site Manager(s) attention and is there discression if they wish to enforce it, forget it, or have a vote to see what the Majority of the Members think, and then make a ruleing. If after that, Members do not like the dissition, then can either learn to accept them or go to another site. The Final choose should always be the "Host's", it is their 'house' after all. Alternatives are also available such as an elected or selected commitee of Artistians to oversee the site and post or e-mail their concerns to each other.
I feel that maybe a seperate site or link could be set on the page for members who would like to maybe express themselves a little more strongly then what is currently aloud on this site. I don't even pretend to know what the average age is for people who come and participate in this forum but I imagine everyone has had some exposure to nudity through art, television, movies, even female fashion magazines. I myself create pretty weird pictures sometimes that I don't even post here, but to me those pictures are still art, and it seems that this forum is saying, it's okay to show someone fighting demons, or someone going around with the hand or head cut off, but heavens no, lets not show a man and a woman together. What happens when someone says, I am offended by simple nudity, I don't see it as art, then what? I understand the necessity of rules, and if someone was showing real pictures of people having sex or someone getting raped, then I would look at this site differently, but their not, it's not real, it's something created with program. I let my daughter who is for look at a lot of the pics here, I feel that it is art and I want her to have an appreciation for all art whether classical in nature or not. We should be thankful we have programs like these to express ourselves, and a place like this to post our expressions, but if this place starts changing or flipping out because one individual doesn't like this or doesn't like that, this place is going to become extinct.
the only bad thing about rules is, that we need them at all. rule 1 must come from the states---but think of all the tv- or cinema-adds which are playing with sexual imagination... rule 2 is generaly handled in the pornografy-laws, isn't-it? rule 3 what's the fun, art or expressional need in these topic?
i totally agree with the rules... i think its very distasteful to portray people in such manners. If you want to see smut, go get a porn account, or have your own site. Also, i often show examples of the gallery work in my graphic communications class, and i really don't want it to be banned by my school system. Nudes aren't too bad, i think the seductive poses are a bit much, if you've seen one, you've seen them all. Missy
I don't usually express my personal views in public or semi-public forums, but feel I should on this occasion. I am very comfortable with the rules set for posting to the gallery, as well as the idea that there is no need to vote. As expressed so eloquently by others, it is our gracious hosts' site. If you visit someone who doesn't want you to set fire to the drapery, you respect that decision.
These guidelines are perfectly reasonable. It is possible for someone to set up an adult only room and use the system that is set up to monitor ratings on the net. It's true that one mans garbage is another mans art. We still need to respect the rights of others to not see what they don't want to see, as well as parents rights to protect their children from what they feel is harmful.
I would just like to know if making pictures based on some illegal activity like smokin pot or even showing off a pictutre of paraphenellia like bongs and pipes would be allowed. im sure it is but so far i think people are highly offended that i posted a simple little bong
Art and cencorship don't mix. If you don't like what you see -- don't look at it. Give soimeone a little warning if they have hangups about nudity / violence etc. If you're worried about kids looking at it - then supervise their online time. The universe has enough rules and regs at it is, why create any more.
All I need is a note from someone in charge of the site about where I should post work which contains nudity: hopefully I'm doing my responsible best and avoiding the notably cruel or offensive. My work has nudity. I haven't intentionally placed it in the general section without thinking about it first, nor do I feel that the images are solely about the nudity (i.e. the tit factor) some fantasy work employs fully-clothed models and some doesn't. I thought the adult section sprang from a need for a place where those unknown, peculiar, strong, novel and kinky images artists create from their id belonged. If I've been wrong, redirect me.