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We have a chance to advertise HARD. Let's do it!

DivinePrince

Non-Anthro Artist
We ALL know at this point about tumblr's major upheaval - the banning of ALL NSFW content starting on the 17ths.

This has displaced THOUSANDS of NSFW artists and artists who just want that freedom.

Not just furry artists, but ALL artists are in a need for a place to post their work, and I think that furaffinity has a HUGE opportunity right now.

I don't know what the DEV is doing about this, but I think EVERYONE should be trying as hard as they can to get the name out there. That we are here, and we are accepting of all artists, not just furries! Because these people need a place to call home.
 

idkthough120

blue/teal bat thing.
Uh... i never used tumblr that much..
 

Le Chat Nécro

most thugged-out dope hoe
We may be accepting of them, but I'm not sure they'd be accepting of us.

It's still a good idea to advertise though. Make the most out of a bad situation.
 

DivinePrince

Non-Anthro Artist
I think it'd be a great way to show that furries aren't as bad as everyone thinks. It could go pretty well. After all, even non-furry NSFW artists go through the same type of stigma that furry artists d0. We have something in common - people don't understand us.
 
Guilty as charged. Longtime lurker in the furry fandom, though- so I've turned to FA for now.

I jumped the tumblr ship this week-as soon as I realized that just about every other reblog or bit of art on my sometimes NSFW blog had the mark of death on it. The site was showing troubling signs for a while now- hence snagging my screename around this time last year. Now I'm just trying to slowly upload content, starting with older things.

FA is one of the places the NSFW community of artists had been looking at for refuge this week. I think a lot of people are worried to bring any sort of non-furry content or are unsure of it. Buuuut FA is one of the few places left that does allow NSFW art!

Open-minded folks, especially LGBT folks are more likely to drift in the FA direction, I think. At least in the circles I ran in, the furry community were known to be very friendly and good commission customers and some folks I know or followed already had accounts here.
 

Yakamaru

Woof? Woof
Considering all the crap FA allows it could quite easily serve as a deterrent as opposed to be seen as an opportunity. I am not going to promote a platform that have too relaxed standards for what it allows on it. Dunno if I'd recommend InkBunny or Weasyl either for that matter.

We have Discord, Telegram and Twatter for starters. If you are only on one platform you are limiting your reach as an artist, but it's your choice.
 
Considering all the crap FA allows it could quite easily serve as a deterrent as opposed to be seen as an opportunity. I am not going to promote a platform that have too relaxed standards for what it allows on it. Dunno if I'd recommend InkBunny or Weasyl either for that matter.

We have Discord, Telegram and Twatter for starters. If you are only on one platform you are limiting your reach as an artist, but it's your choice.
Discord is good to keep in contact with people, but it is decentralized and draining. Inkbunny is too politically volatile at the moment among the people I know. Twitter is good for SFW but not NSFW and may be tightened up to conform to international standards soon, maybe not. Anything with a .io domain can't properly host NSFW. Many people are going onto pixiv, Newgrounds or even risking some of the communities on Mastodon. FA has a much better rep than DA in the circles I'm in.

Already been pointing out FA as an alternative for artists fleeing Tumbler.
Bless. It's been a boon for folks who were already struggling and some younger folks needed to be reminded that it's around. Thanks for spreading the word to people-
 

Cawdabra

Well-Known Member
Just going to put it out there that Twitter is god awful for art galleries. When I want to look at someone's art, I don't exactly like browsing through hundreds of meme images as well.
 

Pipistrele

Smart batto!
With constant security issues (remember that time when everyone's passwords were leaked and a lot of people temporarily lost access to accounts due to autoreset?) and lackluster moderation due to variety of different factors, FurAffinity is pretty much the last site I would recommend to unknowing NSFW artists. Inkbunny has a decent design and a lot of features, but it's overrun by artists who draw underage porn, so my primary advice is to avoid it like a plague. Discord and Telegram are IM clients first and foremost, they aren't designed for artwork sharing at all. Weasyl and Pixiv aren't bad suggestions, but I'll principally stay away from endorsing any art platform because that's basically doing free advertising for website executives/owners who should probably do it themselves (which especially relates to FA - it already had a stupid amount of donation runs and is also plastered with tons of ad banners, so they should spend that cash on self-promoting instead of relying on users)

In any case, NSFW artists seem to already find a new home in Newgrounds, which was always friendly to erotic content. So, even if we're up to advertising anything, it's a little bit too late.
 
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quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
a lot of people temporarily lost access to accounts due to autoreset
Not saying that FA is perfect, but keeping your account email up to date is honestly the user's responsibility, and I don't think I've seen any service that would bend over backwards to help users recover their accounts after they failed to do basic account info management the way FA did (Sony made me send a scan of my driver's license to recover my PSN account after their password reset when I realized my account was associated with an old email address - way more of a pain than most of the "prove your identity" questions FA staff asked). Yes, it sucks for the people effected, but I don't think it's very reasonable to lay the blame on FA for something users should have been doing on their own.
 

Pipistrele

Smart batto!
Not saying that FA is perfect, but keeping your account email up to date is honestly the user's responsibility, and I don't think I've seen any service that would bend over backwards to help users recover their accounts after they failed to do basic account info management the way FA did (Sony made me send a scan of my driver's license to recover my PSN account after their password reset when I realized my account was associated with an old email address - way more of a pain than most of the "prove your identity" questions FA staff asked). Yes, it sucks for the people effected, but I don't think it's very reasonable to lay the blame on FA for something users should have been doing on their own.
While I see your point and generally agree with the "keep yourself updated" sentiment, I also think that way of putting things severely undermines all the other circumstances - be it forced and sudden nature of reset, lack of any warnings, or the complete failure to keep information secure on FA's part in the first place (considering how silly and avoidable security flaw actually was). Users should be more careful indeed, but trying to hold them responsible for staff screwing up sounds like a case of blaming a victim; after all, people don't do it on a timely basis because it's not something you're expected to do on a timely basis when it comes to sites that put enough care into security.
 
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RailRide

The Real Wheels of Steel
Guilty as charged. Longtime lurker in the furry fandom, though- so I've turned to FA for now.

FA is one of the places the NSFW community of artists had been looking at for refuge this week. I think a lot of people are worried to bring any sort of non-furry content or are unsure of it. Buuuut FA is one of the few places left that does allow NSFW art!

There is an image floating around, called "Tumblr emigration guide for Adult Artists" that erroneously states FA is for furry art only. While its posting on KnowYourMeme drew a comment stating this was an error (and it's now far down the chain of comments there), the image has probably appeared in more places where nobody was around to dispute the claim.

---PCJ
 

SSJ3Mewtwo

Well-Known Member
Good idea but there should some rules/guidelines as well.

There are rules and guidelines for FA already in place. The TOS, CoC, and AUP.

Anyone who agrees to follow the rules as they are laid out is welcome to make an account on FA.
 
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