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Deviantart says that the Mature Content filter is On - and to remain on - until you're 18?! No artistic nudes, no over-bloodied, no nothing!

What the fuck Deviantart? I mean, I know that there are plenty of people who have not been putting on Mature Content warnings on some VERY mature content pictures and little ones who have been accidentally exposed to genitalia - but why ruin it for the rest of us mature, artistically driving individuals?

Putting an 18 or older sign on the Mature Content is for PORN - you can walk out anywhere and see nipples on publically displayed metal sculptures, paintings, drawings just about anything. But we can't go in, turn the mature content filter OFF (clearly of our own free will as it is ON when our account is created) and see a nude, human body posed in an artistic manner (on the internet of all places) anymore unless we've lived for nearly two decades? Some of the most beautiful, inspiring pieces are nudes.

I don't know what the rest of you think, but I'm pissed and sick and tired of seeing that stupid little grey stop-sign whenever I look at popular or DD. If they're going to do something about it, they better do it quick.
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godofmyworld Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
I think it's shit. I let my kids look at the artwork on here. ALL of it. And they haven't burst into the flames of hades yet. I can understand that they have to cover their ass legally, but that doesn't make it any less ludicrous.
love-etah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I throughly agree, just because we're under aged by the laws of America does not make us under minded. Or can we obviously not appreciate fine art until we reach the age of 18?
Such a sad step backwards.
jannickefish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Student Photographer
I couldn't agree more. I've seen some amazing pieces which are filtered as mature content, and just because we're not lucky enough to have passed the magic number 18 it doesn't mean that we will take "damage" from that kind of art.
JustCallMeSirus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gee that sucks... I'm 21 so I've never been accosted by it before (except when I haven't logged in), but I think that DA is ruining its name with censorship... instead of being a place of artistic expression it's more like a neo-fascist art facility.

Did you see what they did to my food art? (OMG MY FINGER) Stuff like that is not only low, it's biased and wrong and shouldn't be allowed.
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October 11, 2007