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RealZappo

Member
Hey guys, this is my first (Or should I say, furst) post here, and I wanna make things clear about a problem going on in Furaffinity.

So apparently, some people post their NSFW art in general. This mean's that anyone can go onto Furaffinity and see a furry's d*** hanging out, even If you're in SFW mode. This really makes me disappointed. Listen, guys, If you're gonna post NSFW art at any point, at least put it in the right age rating for god's sake! By the way, how do I report those who do that? I wanna make this site a better place!

Why is this a problem? Lemmie give you some reasons.

  1. If a parent sees that their kid uses Furaffinity, goes onto the site and the first thing they see is a furry's private parts exposed, they're gonna assume that furries are sexual. This will leave a bad mark on that parent's perception of the furry fandom!
  2. If non-furs go onto the website and see these NSFW pictures, they could get a bad perception of us and start hating us and trust me, we don't need that.
  3. Furries would want to browse the website right? Especially young furs. The last thing we'd want them seeing is NSFW art and them losing their innocence. (That isn't good in case you somehow don't friggin get it)
I know there's gonna be some NSFW, but at least don't put it in general! Jesus Christ.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Yes some people do this. Try messaging them privately to point out the error. If they don't change the mark to mature or adult, you can report the submission and a staff member will change it.

Everyone agrees this shouldn't happen and most people label their work correctly.

Anyway, non-furries are probably already well aware that furry porn exists- so I wouldn't worry about the fandom's reputation. I think it's good to have it behind an age wall just to prevent children coming across it by accident.
 

Trevorbluesquirrel

Well-Known Member
Hey guys, this is my first (Or should I say, furst) post here, and I wanna make things clear about a problem going on in Furaffinity.

So apparently, some people post their NSFW art in general. This mean's that anyone can go onto Furaffinity and see a furry's d*** hanging out, even If you're in SFW mode. This really makes me disappointed. Listen, guys, If you're gonna post NSFW art at any point, at least put it in the right age rating for god's sake! By the way, how do I report those who do that? I wanna make this site a better place!

Why is this a problem? Lemmie give you some reasons.

  1. If a parent sees that their kid uses Furaffinity, goes onto the site and the first thing they see is a furry's private parts exposed, they're gonna assume that furries are sexual. This will leave a bad mark on that parent's perception of the furry fandom!
  2. If non-furs go onto the website and see these NSFW pictures, they could get a bad perception of us and start hating us and trust me, we don't need that.
  3. Furries would want to browse the website right? Especially young furs. The last thing we'd want them seeing is NSFW art and them losing their innocence. (That isn't good in case you somehow don't friggin get it)
I know there's gonna be some NSFW, but at least don't put it in general! Jesus Christ.

Welcome to FAF!

Just want to expand on a few of your numbered reasons!

1. Most Furries ARE sexual, just like most humans. Sex is a natural desire, and shouldn't be something to be ashamed of. Furries tend to be much more open about it, and I get what you mean, but I think a better way to say it would be ''ASSUME THAT THE FANDOM IS ALL ABOUT SEX, AND ALL FURS ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR SEX.

2. To see the NSFW pics on Furaffinity, you need to create an account, and how many non - furs are going to do that?

3. If minors see the NSFW art, then they probably lied about their age, which Furaffinity can't control, unless they find out about it later! And kids can already access plenty of free porn online anyway, so if they're looking for it, they're likely to find it!

And its natural for kids to be curious about the human body, and the opposite sex, so really, parents and teachers should be explaining things properly, to give kids a healthy body image, or using the parental controls!

Overall, I agree, posts should be rated properly, but maybe message the fur first, and let them know that the rating isn't accurate, giving them a chance to fix it! And then report them to the staff if they don't!
 

FormerUser

Active Member
  1. If a parent sees that their kid uses Furaffinity, goes onto the site and the first thing they see is a furry's private parts exposed, they're gonna assume that furries are sexual. This will leave a bad mark on that parent's perception of the furry fandom!
  2. If non-furs go onto the website and see these NSFW pictures, they could get a bad perception of us and start hating us and trust me, we don't need that.
  3. Furries would want to browse the website right? Especially young furs. The last thing we'd want them seeing is NSFW art and them losing their innocence. (That isn't good in case you somehow don't friggin get it)
Answers:

1. This already happens, even asking people to change their ways isn't going to help this. If you want people to stop seeing skewed info on the fandom, talk to the media.
2. See answer 1, also note that even since the beginning of the fandom, it's been a case of us getting a bad image.
3. People lie all the time, pretty sure some of the younger furs have lied to see the lewd. You can act the parent and try to protect. But honestly it's a parents responsibility to protect their child, not yours.

Yeah people could actually tag/click properly, but heh, laziness.
 

Catdog

I caused a little stir.
There's nothing wrong with NSFW for users who both meet the age requirements and click the option to see it. If it's a problem with mislabeling, report the submission or ask the artist to bump it up to mature/adult. If it's a problem with NSFW existing on the site at all, I have no idea what to tell you bud. Find a different furry site or something.
 

FluffyFenrir

The Lightbringer
I understand how annoying this is, although I do like NSFW content and sometimes make it. I find it extremely annoying when using SFW mode and seeing NSFW content under general so often. It takes no effort and next to no time at all to set the correct rating, like really, pay a tiny bit of attention to what you're doing when uploading people and if you for some reason think it's SFW because you don't don't find it offensive then you're even worse, just follow the extremely straight forward uploadload policy.

I am a person who takes action however, if it was recently uploaded I will first try message the user, if not recent or they don't take action within a short amount of time then it will be reported. Too bad no one answers trouble tickets for long periods of time, especially when difficult users repeatedly repost NSFW reminders under general.

Another thing, SFW mode isn't just for younger viewers, some people truely don't want nudity and porn when browsing art and that right should be respected.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
As I understand it, when submitting art it is automatically rated as 'suitable for all audiences' unless you state otherwise.

If no option was selected, and users *had* to click a rating option before submitting, this might increase accurate labelling.
 

Minerva_Minx

Explosion loving skooma cat
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It is an education issue linked to laziness. In other words, a lot of posters do not know or do not care. Luckily, there are apps for that.

Ok, posting this at risk. Why? Because it is an AI driven, machine learning engine. Sound good? Well, machine learning, like child development, is best at home. This was trained by the internet. So, yeah. Anyway, use demo and it is fine. Cautions: I am 42 and it pegs me as 17 or underage at times. Flattering and maybe it will let me go be a female Power Ranger, but demonstrates not infallible.

sightengine.com: Realtime Image Moderation and Video Moderation API

If it says NSFW, it is probably safe to assume it is NSFW. Use common sense, but it is also safe to use its keywords most of the time as well.

Shameless self promotion, sort of- if you go to my dA linked account and go to selfies, I have links to different apps and helpful programs that aid with this and other picture related issues to attempt to aid and educate, including forensic tools.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Honestly, the only (realistic) thing FA can really do to impact this at all is to make sure there isn't a preselected rating when someone goes to upload new content. I think that's the case right now? Maybe only on one of the layout options? (Can't really check, not at a suitable device.) Beyond that it's up to users to properly categorize their content and others to report them if they fail to.

By the way, how do I report those who do that?
Go to User control panel -- Fur Affinity [dot] net (My FA > Report a Problem) and select "Rating/Keyword" in the ticket category drop-down. Paste the link to the submission into the form, and a brief mention of what you feel is wrong with it (I like to say "should be <rating> instead of <current rating>" to make it easier for staff to tell at a glance if the submission info has changed since I viewed it).

Too bad no one answers trouble tickets for long periods of time, especially when difficult users repeatedly repost NSFW reminders under general.
The last year or so I've only had a small number of tickets that weren't answered within days, far as I can recall. "No one answers tickets" is one of those things that's... it's understandable that people get frustrated and disillusioned when something that is perceived as a quick fix doesn't get attention as promptly as they wish. But it's not helping anything to make that sort of statements. For the almost five years I was on staff there was a fair bit of turnover, so at times keeping the team of volunteers full can be tricky. I doubt that those challenges have up and disappeared since.

Basically, make your report and be content that you've done your part.

If people are posting reminders for a Mature+ sale as General, particularly if the submission they're linking back to is NSFW (showing they should know better), you can try using archive.is to grab a webpage snapshot of the reminder and including that in your ticket, particularly if the user is a repeat offender. While a lot of the time action isn't taken when the content is no longer available, if there's a demonstrable pattern and/or it's clear a user has been deliberately and knowingly flaunting or circumventing site rules, including evidence that it's a repeat offense can help tip the balance.
 

luffy

Administrator
Moderator
Staff Member
It's usually an honest mistake. Let them know that they've done it, or report it under the appropriate Rating category. The rest stems from confusion - I see areola and bulges/anthro sheaths on a lot of general-rated art. I don't think anyone is maliciously doing this. I guess I'm trying to say that being frustrated isn't going to solve the situation, but reporting or letting them know will. If someone's doing it on purpose... Well, I don't know why they'd do that. lol

I do most of my tickets while at work with my SFW filter on and come across a lot of NSFW stuff on the front page as well, so I understand what you mean.
Too bad no one answers trouble tickets for long periods of time
That's simply untrue. I will say that teams are disproportionate, so you will see certain categories getting done quicker, but I report a LOT of rating issues and they're handled within a couple of days.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
It's usually an honest mistake. Let them know that they've done it, or report it under the appropriate Rating category. The rest stems from confusion - I see areola and bulges/anthro sheaths on a lot of general-rated art. I don't think anyone is maliciously doing this. I guess I'm trying to say that being frustrated isn't going to solve the situation, but reporting or letting them know will. If someone's doing it on purpose... Well, I don't know why they'd do that. lol

I do most of my tickets while at work with my SFW filter on and come across a lot of NSFW stuff on the front page as well, so I understand what you mean.

That's simply untrue. I will say that teams are disproportionate, so you will see certain categories getting done quicker, but I report a LOT of rating issues and they're handled within a couple of days.


I was proof-reading a friend's essay for university, and it mentioned contact aureoles (a type of metamorphic rock formation), but she consistently spelled it as 'contact areolas'.
I couldn't contain myself.
 
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