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.
@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
@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.
@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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