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I'm sorry to say we are no longer federating with artalley.social due to their stance on porn of underage characters. They also denied that a user posted Nazi symbolism that one of our users reported but has since been deleted.

I'm sorry if you had peers or friends there, but in my mind this is for the safety of the whole userbase.

We have young users here and I do not need justifications of sexualizing minors on your art site. So, au revoir.

If you're curious about the specific stance of artalley.social's, they claim to disallow it but justified content I pointed out of a 12 year old Pokemon character in a sex act. This is toxic and dangerous.

@whalefall any chance i can get a link or screenshot of the justification? for receipt purposes

@extinct we defederated so I no longer have access through my notifs unfortunately. But I can explain what happened in detail if needed.

@whalefall do you remember the @ of the person who justified allowing the art? i'm cool with doing some digging

@extinct @whalefall I would also like to see receipts if possible, before I defederate our instance from theirs.

@dumpsterqueer @extinct I don't have receipts for the DMs because we defederated before I saved it. I can only direct you to the account that was originally reported which still has some of the offending images up.

@whalefall i think that this is incredibly appropriate. and if anyone has peers or friends there, definitely encourage them to move instances.

an instance that hosts porn of underage characters is not going to be someplace stable to post on. even if people want to ignore the moral aspects there (because jinkies, scoob, there's a lot), if you want to do any sort of cultivating a brand identity or displaying a portfolio - if you depend on that internet presence for any sort of professional benefit, such as getting commissions - you don't want to host that on a sinking ship.

or on a ship that has decided basic maritime safety is for idiots and they're gonna sail in a cool shortcut through that minefield, and then they're going to go make their boat smoochy-smooch with that glacier. titanic whomst? they're TRULY unsinkable! they PROMISE!

yeah that's not a boat you want to be on. that is not a boat you want to vacation on, or a boat you want to put your storefront on, or a boat that you want to make your new permanent residence. do not be on that boat.

@wigglytuffitout @whalefall

Looks like I only followed one person there, with whom I'd never interacted in all this time. So... bullet dodged I suppose. 👍

@xenophora @wigglytuffitout I used to briefly use the instance and it elft a bad taste in my mouth re: sexualisation of trans bodies but I never thought I'd have an admin justifying underage porn drawings to me.

@whalefall @wigglytuffitout

Feel a bit bummed to lose a collage maker. We're not real common on this platform, but I'll get over it. You did good.

@carcinopithecus that it doesn't count when the character is "drawn as an adult" which was extremely debatable as they still looked like a minor.

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