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A Thank-You For a Fair Decision

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ChaoKuang

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I don't have much to say, really. I only have to say thank you for coming to a fair and reasonable decision on the subject of Cub Art.
I agree that the compromise is far. This is a Fur site, for one, and don't see any reason for humans to be depicted here whatsoever. I must point out, briefly, that art depicting fake(toons, characters from animated shows, characters from the imagination) human minors is not illegal, the illegal art comes from human child erotica based off of real children(neighbor, a young actor/singer(i.e. Chris from Everybody Hates Chris), etc.
HOWEVER, as it is near impossible to tell if a human erotica drawing with a minor in it is from someone's imagination(it could be the artist's neighbor and they claim it's imagined...who would know), I still agree with the decision to keep it off the site. And once again, human artwork really doesn't belong here.
Now that the small legality has been pointed out, I must again thank the administrators for dealing with all the drama, threats, insults, and moral shouts that thet had to deal with, and despite all that, for coming to the fair decision in the matter. Everything you decided on, I believe, was right. And you cannot be thanked enough for making the proper decision in the matter. Keep up the good work, it takes a lot of guts and willpower to make an UNBIASED decision despite your own feelings on the matter.
 

Summercat

Former Motterator
I'd like to second this sentiment.

I like to think I fought by best to knock down the arguements that people for the ban were hiding behind to the best of my ability. If they came out and just said "Ban it. It squiks me too much," then I don't think I could have BShat as much as I did.

When I last posted in the poll thread, I had accounted for 11% of the total posts in that thread by myself. I was that dedicated, and now my NaNoWriMo is behind a day and a half for it. But... so much the better.

I'll say it agan - I am NOT a fan of cub art. I like cute things, yes, but cubsex isn't something I am that much in to for myself. I'll admit I've done some ageplay RPs, but that was both me and my partner both consenting to roleplay as such.

I will also say (again) that should I find out that someone I know inappropriately touched someone underaged (By my standard of 16), then they'll either die, or I see to it that when they're in jail for it, it becomes known what they did.

I'm not certain which is worse.

But why do I fight for that which I don't really care for? Others stated it best. I'll try my imperfect attempt.

Ultimatly, you have to wonder where you'll draw the line on various issues. Where you say, "Here. And no further." And wonder which side of the line you yourself are on. This is when you answer the question, not how do I feel about this, but WHY do I feel how I feel.

It's complicated for me, but ultimately, I feel that the FA community will be STRONGER for this. Yes, people have left because "FA NOW SUPPORTS PEDOS!", but I think in a few months, when people's tempers cool and they look at FA doing just fine without them, a few of them will slink back. Not many, but enough to prove my point.

But can you think of a more DIVISIVE issue than this that could come up? Even putting aside the double-standards a few people mentioned (To my knowledge, XianJaguar was the only person that I saw say that if a vote for the other 'icky' stuff came up, she'd also vote to ban those because of the same reaons she voted for the ban on cubart) this really cuts down to the bone. It's not the issue of 'Is cubart legal', or "Should we allow this," but rather the tone for "How far can we let the Fandom as a whole go in any direction before we have to cut a group off for being too far from the mainstream?"

And the answer is, pretty damn far, I'd like to think. I'd also like to think people would be rational when looking at furry and think that "Well, it's obvious that they're not ALL the same," but I'm naive, not STUPID.

But I know that I have no problem being called names (Except a hypocrite. Irony, I know, however, it's the one insult of character that gets me), because I have no problem with either refuting them or ignoring them.

"Oh, you're a furry? Does that mean you're one of those perverted animal-fuckers who have sex in animal costumes with plush animals while wanking off to kiddy porn?"

My reply: "In the same way I'm a beer swilling, wife beating, football watching American, or a a greedy rich Jew who is part of a secret plot to take over the world. Some Americans watch football, and some Jews are greedy. Stereotypes exist for a reason,afterall - but most definatly don't apply to nearly everyone."
 

lonewolf23k

New Member
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x
 

furry

Member
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..


Who?
 

Issarlk

New Member
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x

Not "causing" , rather "leading to". Nobody put a gun to their head and said "get off FA". It's their decision to leave.

Banning underage mature pictures would have made some artists gallery lose pictures (and I guess there are some who would have nearly an empty gallery as a result), the problem is it wouldn't have been their decision.
 

Silver R. Wolfe

Wuffamute Extraordinaire!
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x

No idea who those people are either.
 

Cache

New Member
Issarlk said:
Banning underage mature pictures would have made some artists gallery lose pictures (and I guess there are some who would have nearly an empty gallery as a result), the problem is it wouldn't have been their decision.

Yes, interesting how people would lose pictures over something that at the time was not permitted. That was part of the problem.

Ah well, I have withdrawn my submissions and other people are doing the same. It's a shame that we can't have a community that has any modicum of self-control. Oh, people will say it would be censorship, they will say it never hurt anyone. They can't say with certainty that it never hurt anyone--they can't be absolutely positive someone who loves cub art won't go out and molest a real child because they have justified it as okay. It's bad enough that the outside world thinks furries are freaks, sick, and wrong--now we've added pedophiles to that list (and I dare you to show cub art to the mundane world and think they will call it any less).

Is the cost of one empty gallery (that should not have been on the site in the first place) worth the cost in good, qualified and well-known artists? Is it worth the reputation of furry in general? I hope the cost to those who remain on FA was worth it.
 

Arnold_Coon

New Member
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x

All I read is hate and imputations. Who says these artists and viewers fuck children? What an impertinent tone!

And why does it seem to me that the guys, who draw or admit "cub porn", are more friendly in their words than those "against cub porn people"? I face a wall of hate because some artists decided to leave - unsolicited.

Yours, Arnold
 

yak

Site Developer
Staff member
Administrator
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x
*sigh* My good sir, where have you left your manners at, may i ask?
Now let us review some of you own works, perhaps? You do have some mature works yourself, do you? Just one of them.

Lets see.. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/167239/.
Now i want to to say this one simple sentence in front of all the people on FA - "Digimon porn is less of a 'bad' thing then cub porn", keeping in mind that a lot of youngsters still watch those series, and that /this/ sort of art might damage their undeveloped personalities just as well as the next thing.

You do realize that it would be only fair if the next guy posting here will call you 'digimon fucker", do you? And it will no longer matter that you draw it just for the kicks, or really are into that type of art. Logic fails at such accusations.

And let's not twist the words to suit your purpose. We made noone leave. They chose to leave themselves. I will not even try to justify or prove their actions wrong. It was their decigion, and their decigion alone.

Now if we /did/ chose to ban that type of art you are reffering to, we /would/ make someone leave, forcefully. And how does that sound any better?

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I said this before, and i don't mind saying this again.
You don't even know what gates of hell would you open if the administration would have bended under your pressure, and actually banned a whole category of art from the site. I cannot, and i will not even try to explain this to such people as yourself, who cannot hold their tongue in their mouth well enough not not publically insult all people on FA, calling them all "cubfuckers". Now if you did show some signs of common sense, it wouldn't be such a futile task.
 

shinmew

New Member
Oooohhh Some of you people have turned this upside down. You post how you feel it is wrong and the immatureness of it, when you yourselves are acting immature about it as well.

Geeze people get over it and move on. You want to remove your work and move on, DO IT! Quit posting your actions as if it will change anything. If you are going to act this way about it, Why would we want you to still be around? Turn and run from the site, even though there are filters.

I'm happy for you that you support your cause so strongly. If I felt as strongly about it, I'd do the same thing, but I'm not going to post all over the site about how I'm going to leave and be in hopes to drive other artist to do the same. I post my work not only for myself but for my fans as well. If I leave due to something that is protected by filters, I'm not only cheating my self as an artist but I'm cheating my fans. I'm not going to upset MY fans JUST because I'm all pissed off at a little change that does not effect my art on the site. I may be an artist but I'm also a fan, and those artist I'm a fan of that choose to leave only anger me for it. I'm not going to run to a new site to visit everyday just for those few artist unless I already go there. I don't have time to visit many sites of a few artist that spread out to other sites. I'm limmited enough on time as it is. They lose me as a fan due to their own selfish ways of thinking.
 

Summercat

Former Motterator
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x


I've heard of.... AWD, StickDevil, and Jet. Of the three of those, I only +watch AWD here, never looked at StickDevil, and Jet can go wallow in her own hypocrisy.

But even if I worshiped the ground that those artists walked on, I still wouldn't have them decide for me. If they want to leave for their own reasons, go ahead - just because they are good artists does NOT make them good judges of character and forcasters of the future.

Thank you for your time and well thought out comments.
 
Arnold_Coon said:
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy.  :x

All I read is hate and imputations. Who says these artists and viewers fuck children? What an impertinent tone!

And why does it seem to me that the guys, who draw or admit "cub porn", are more friendly in their words than those "against cub porn people"? I face a wall of hate because some artists decided to leave - unsolicited.

Yours, Arnold
Furthermore, Dickman was a dickhead hypocrite anyway.

But ya know what this reminds me of? Little kids crying cuz they didn't get their way. No rational, not legitimate arguement, just WAAH WAAH boo-frickity-hoo. I sat there and read the arguements of people who were pro-cub porn, anti-cub porn, and pro-filters.

Now of coarse the Pro-cub people were concerned with how to share their art but for the most part the realised "HEY i still got other ways of doing it, no big deal, and if the filters come, HOORAY!". The Filter people were the only group really trying to produce a calm rational solution to a very simple problem that the majority of people could accept, or at the very least, goes with FAs policies as an art forum. Of coarse then we got the ban hammers here wanting to burn people at the stake making inconsistent moral arguements and who are STILL hanging around trying to put people on a guilt trip.

You lost bitches now if you're as noble as you try to make yourself sound then at least have the dignity to take your loss with some fuckin grace. Now shut your holes and run back to momma, it's time for your nap.
 

Summercat

Former Motterator
MOA, please calm down. The fight is over.

Gloating will not help the situation, it will only inflame it further. Please refrain from such phrases as 'You lost bitches', and 'Now shut your holes and run back to momma, it's time for your nap'.

Those who will leave, will leave. Some may come back when FA doesn't implode. And those who will stay, will stay.
 
Summercat said:
MOA, please calm down. The fight is over.

Gloating will not help the situation, it will only inflame it further. Please refrain from such phrases as 'You lost bitches', and 'Now shut your holes and run back to momma, it's time for your nap'.

Those who will leave, will leave. Some may come back when FA doesn't implode. And those who will stay, will stay.

Oh...right, you're right. That was kinda out of character for me ^^;
 

Summercat

Former Motterator
Master_Oki_Akai said:
Summercat said:
MOA, please calm down. The fight is over.

Gloating will not help the situation, it will only inflame it further. Please refrain from such phrases as 'You lost bitches', and 'Now shut your holes and run back to momma, it's time for your nap'.

Those who will leave, will leave. Some may come back when FA doesn't implode. And those who will stay, will stay.

Oh...right, you're right. That was kinda out of character for me ^^;

Sadly, this is not out of character for me. 223 posts, all just for one flame war. Oy.

But honestly, the battle is done - the closest analogy I can think of is the US Civil War. The Union has won and is occupying the South forcibly..

Now whose path shall we take? The path that Congress wants, to punish the South? Or do we go with Lincoln's route, and try to heal the rifts?

In reality, Lincoln was murdered, and Congress got it's way, and we had the Reconstruction, which furthered the damage between North and South. I don't want to go that route.

Let's find a way down the middle path. It's overgrown, and in some places the trail doesn't even exist anymore, but we can find a way.
 

Vekke

hi
lonewolf23k said:
Yeah, thank you for accepting Cub Porn...

...And thus causing the big name furry artists like Greg Panovich, Cybercat, Andrew Dickman, StickDevil, J3T and some others to pack their bags and leave..

...I hope you cubfuckers will be happy. :x

this is totally fur affinity's fault

what they did made all the good artists throw tantrums and "leave"

and we should listen to what the popular artists want, i think that is the only reasonable decision
 

WolfeByte

Member
Vekke said:
and we should listen to what the popular artists want, i think that is the only reasonable decision

Sarcasm, I hope.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
WolfeByte said:
Vekke said:
and we should listen to what the popular artists want, i think that is the only reasonable decision

Sarcasm, I hope.

As I said elsewhere, vote for Prop 91 because Samuel Jackson is voting for it! In fact, I should listen to celebrities that drive around with SUV hummer limos telling me I should worry about Global warming too.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
goat said:
who brought up cub anyway. who STARTED this shit

The side making accusations that it wasn't being enforced and that they wanted an all or nothing rule.
 

BijouxDeFoxxe

shake wut ur mama gave u
Ooh, here's an idea! Since "all" the "popular" artists are leaving, that means that people may actually forced to find NEW TALENT THEY LIKE! Wow, what an idea! Instead of just following everybody's favs, you can actually LOOK at art of different people you may have just ignored cus they werent "popular" enough.
 

werewolfzombies

New Member
The definition of a Pedophilia is not just a person who acts, its also person who has fantasies or sexual urges towards children. Just because they are not real characters doesn’t mean the behavior should be tolerated
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Towards REAL children.
 

WolfeByte

Member
werewolfzombies said:
The definition of a Pedophilia is not just a person who acts, its also person who has fantasies or sexual urges towards children. Just because they are not real characters doesn’t mean the behavior should be tolerated

"Hey you! I saw that thought! You're under arrest!"

Maybe on the sci-fi channel, bud, but in the real world people actually have to act on things before it's a crime.

I know, I know, it's so unjust, people should be persecuted for impure thoughts, but a good mind reader is so hard to find these days. :roll:
 
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