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Fur Affinity Sept 2012 - you deserve all the lols

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 9, 2012, 10:33 PM


I'm going to skip the rant and the preach and go right for the throat.

If you use Fur Affinity as your primary art submittal site, actually pay attention to what goes on with the community there, and you still have your primary artwork there, then you deserve everything that happens to your images. The site is run by scum, they have inconsistent rules, and when financial backers come calling they start mass bannings until the people funding them are happy. I've written about their incompetence before, and I'm not rehashing that, but let me propose this one thing.

When the financiers of FA called up a few weeks ago, they were upset at all the cub porn (read child porn) on the site. To keep on the good graces of the powers that be, they started mass banning and deleting images from all the sonic artists that draw porn on their site.  A community outcry went out against this change in the User Policy (or something), and then all of a sudden the site experiences a massive crash and corruption of the database, a failed raid controller card, and dead hard drives resulting in the site being inoperable for days.

I'm just saying.




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-0 And no, Tumblr isn't the solution either. Face your fans, and enable comments, cowards.

-0 PS, when's the last time DA needed private backers because the child porn prevents normal modes of monetary transactions? Or remember how last week DA was offline for days because they ran everything off of one server? Or how we all got that message in our in-boxes this last spring that DA needed emergency funds or it would go offline?  Me neither. You might gripe about how you can't take familiar cartoon characters and "age" them to adult to create porn on this site, but think about it this way. You might not have your Kim Possible orgy fest, but at least all of us get a site that stays online and functional the majority of the time.


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:iconmajatek:
Majatek Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol FA and their burning servers.
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:iconmewtwolover:
Mewtwolover Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
"When the financiers of FA called up a few weeks ago, they were upset at all the cub porn (read child porn) on the site. To keep on the good graces of the powers that be, they started mass banning and deleting images from all the sonic artists that draw porn on their site."
The financiers has nothing to do with the cub porn ban or recent Sonic porn ban: [link]
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SEMC Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The financiers are being blamed by the sonic artists themselves. What I highly suspect happened is the hardware was failing (these things do give warnings before total failure), and the crew running the site started looking for money. The people that said they'd pay for it all demanded or at least requested that a certain type of porn be removed, and as a result the bannings happened. But the hardware failed before parts got in and bam accidental concurrency of problems.
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Khomaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just there to submit my pr0n so I'm not there often enough to really experience FA's shit moments.
However
If FA were to run out of money, I'd care none.

FA doesn't have Premium subscriptions or a Prints feature or even a shop so it can't milk money out of it's users like DA.
At least it has a legit reason to be run so shittily unlike DA with a networth of over a million dollars.
I shit you not.
And yet the report-ticket system is backed up for months and mods like R2 and DxD frolic in their hypocrisy as they wipe their asses with our Desk Tickets.
While I'm not a real huge fan or a real fan of FA, at least the Help Forum actually HELPS.
I also must say that I'm happy with how FA (as well as Inkbunny and SoFurry) actually back up artists whose works are stolen are ripped off.
INB4 "BAW YOU CAN'T COPYRIGHT A POSE!!11"
No, I'm talking about when people straight-up make carbon copies or damn near it, of other peoples art. On DA you can make a carbon copy from scratch (meaning not having been traced) and DA just shrugs it off. DA will only do anything if it's actually traced but even then changing the eye color or the position of a limb is enough to save it from deletion.
It's safe to say that DA gives little to no shits about intellectual property but DA IS a corporation so its goal is to make money.

I'm glad DA at least doesn't allow straight-up porn. Yeah..so DA will allow woman touching their clits, clothed erections/stylized erections, cub art, mildly adjusted trace-overs, carbon copies and for R2 to carbon-copy a tiger photo and claim the entire thing was his idea start-to-finish...but at least we get a site that stays online/is functional.
Most of the time.

Better than most sites even if some of the staff members need to gtfo.


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:iconsemc:
SEMC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take the craptastic line tracing, sonic/naruto/animu artwork, drama, trolls, and incompetent ticketing systems if I can just log in whenever I want without having to worry that my entire gallery got fragged, all because the admins priority was in keeping the poke-porn chronicles intact during a hardware fault.
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:iconkhomaa:
Khomaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Yeah I mean..at least we can LOG IN to encounter the problems whereas FA you can't even get as far as logging in at times
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:iconsemc:
SEMC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Step one is reliability. Then go from there. I can't even get to the porn or not to porn part because every few months the site goes offline due to "problems" of some sort or another. Then there's the chronic slowness. And the account hacks and site scripting exploits.

I have only failed to be able to access DA once, maybe twice in five years. Lets just say that I can't remember the instances too well. Whereas I can remember the last few times FA has herped the derp and failed to load for anywhere from a few hours to days (and that's just this year alone and its not even over yet). Hell I think I've even started blogging about the outages each time they occur now just to keep count.
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:iconkhomaa:
Khomaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If FA didn't rely so much on donations of broke-ass furries and sponsers, they wouldn't have such an issue.
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:iconsemc:
SEMC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got a point about DA's really horrible customer service. But, if you're not into the site hardcore and really worried about online piracy, its a decent enough place. They keep their code up and actually debug it instead of letting it rot and waiting until a major exploit takes the site down like FA does (how many years did FA keep their passwords as plain text sent over http unencrypted?). So the porn can't be submitted to DA, I'm so not worried because there's other places to post it. Its just that so many artists boast the community aspects of the site, keeping it alive despite shitty netcoding, bad back end management, poor planning, rules that come and go depending on who is funding the site at the moment, and still have a worse reliability than the angelfire hosting that was the mid ninety's.

So yeah, DA's got some problems, but you know what, guess who's online right now and who is having their normal quarterly site stability problems.
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:iconkhomaa:
Khomaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's doing a lot better than FA even with it's handful of issues.
FA has more of a wheel-barrow.
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