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There should be nothing objectionable in this rewrite but feedback is welcome.
Attempt to contact elekk.xyz admins over e-mail was unsuccessful, so posting receipts here. Here is the original report we received (name of artist redacted), and a private exchange with whalefall. The comment mentions nazi imagery, but none could be found in the reported post, or in other posts at the time we checked the account (if a post that was reported was deleted, it would still appear on the report). Drawings did not seem to depict minors. (4/-)
artalley.social was meant to provide a home for a community of artists that is more friendly to adult content than commercial platforms but more clean and safe than other adult websites, and was never anything more than a hobby project motivated only by the joy it brought its users. But if it will not be possible to undo the damage caused by this incident, then there will be no reason to keep it going, and it will be shut down. (3/-)
Unfortunately whalefall did not include the receipts of our conversation in the post talking about our policies, summarizing it instead in more vague terms that made the situation look far more ominous than it was. In the end it is just one account in question and we didn't have a reason to review those policies previously. We have reached out to the elekk.xyz admin to try and clarify the situation, but it is very difficult to fix rumours once they start circulating. (2/-)
To comment on ongoing discussions about artalley.social, sexual depictions of minors are absolutely not allowed here. Until now the guiding principle of this rule enforcement was physical appearance of characters rather than specific knowledge of various canons. If a character has the body of an adult, it is an adult, and if the character has the body of a minor, it is a minor, even if the canon claims it is a 500 year old dragon. (1/-)
Welcome to all the artists who recently joined the Fediverse!
If you are an artist and a woman, you may tell me so I can follow you and boost your art. Also, you may want to tag your creations with the hashtag #WomensArt to make it easier for others to find them.
I am dumbfounded by all the people who claim that staying on Instagram and actually self censoring is way more radical and sticking it to the man somehow than simply migrating to Mastodon and being free of all that. People also talking about how difficult it is to set up an account and how dangerous it is??? It’s bizarre. But that’s a solstice grand conjunction for ya. Most just don’t wanna lose their followers since they’re not all here already yet even if only 2% of them are even served.
Signal boosts of good art, open commissions and live streams. Art Alley is a Mastodon server for artists and commissioners. [R-18]
Art Alley is a Mastodon server for artists and commissioners, as well as people who just like looking at art. Share your finished pieces, works in progress, changes to your commissions status and your livestreams, or whatever else you want, really!