|I am moving to Furaffinty.net There are many reasons for this transition, but at the top of my list is the hypocrisy in regards to Deviant Arts "mature art" policy.|
On my Fur account I do favorite, and draw, images that can will and are considered to be porn. So I'm not one of those who "hate all adult images." Bollocks to that. I quite like it. However I know that, for one, erect male genitalia (an erection) is not allowed here on DeviantArt. Between my accounts here on DA I believe I have reported over 200 images of an erection. I've been on DA for 8 years now. Only about 20 of the images I reported were ever removed. Nearly all of them never received any response from moderators, and even those that did receive a response ended up being "invalid complaints." And yet, earlier this year (2013) DA FEATURED SITE WIDE an Adult 'Manga' (graphic novel) in which one of the images used had adult sex toys in the image! When I joined this site the rules were that you couldn't have such items in your art.
I dunno, but perhaps the adage of "If you're popular you're above the rules" really is true. I find it disappointing, and frankly infuriating! There are other reasons I am leaving of course; immature commentators, unhelpful "critique" -if you ever get any, even if requested using the built in system-, lack of feedback on journals even by those who are supposedly watching you, contests that cater to the super- art-school-educated 10,000+watchers artist (which frankly got really annoying to see in my inbox), updates that were not needed, updates that were needed but done horridly wrong, "widgets" that are unneeded, the "new" commission service (sorry, I want my money to go to me, not to DA. I paid for subs, I bought stuff from the now shut down DeviantGear store. I do not want the money I earned from a commission to go to DA. ) and a myriad of other small reasons. All of which compiled together have pushed me to move to Furaffinity.
If you are looking for me on other sites please known that I try to keep my name consistant across the web. PaleoClipper is the name you look for. But I am on youtube, facebook, twitter (rarely) uStream, and a few other sites here and there.
But this is goodbye. I am transferring art to FA, and it will probably take a while. I know it has server issues, but really, the small bit of art I have up there is getting more exposure than my art ever did here. So ~shrug~ Off I go then.
If you need to get a hold of me via email, try that name above with gmail or aol plugged on the end of it.