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For the passed day, Lemons have been taken down all over dA. They have been reported for Pornography lit and it's quite upsetting for some people. I, myself, do not write lemons, but there are a few good authors on dA that do, and they happen to be some I admire.

Now, some people would argue that they ARE Pornographic and a lot of people don't like it, but people have placed a warning on them beforehand so you KNOW that there will be sexual content before you even read it.

And I find it odd how, on the front page of dA, there are pictures of half naked woman, but if you WRITE about someone being nude, with just one report, you'll be forced to take it down.

A few people have been saying that dA is slowly going down the flusher, and, I'd like to think not. They're just trying to make it better for everyone.
But still... Whoever is reporting them is a amazingly huge JERK! These people spent so much time writing, and just for one person to report it and then it be forced to be taken down immediately is completely disrespectful. That takes away our freedom of speech to do such a thing, and as writers, that's what we REQUIRE.

We writers do not mind Critics, we accept them and they make us better writers. But to not voice your dislike of something to a writer, to voice that you would like something changed, to not contact the writer and just go behind their back and force them to take it down...

Well...
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:iconlittlegaywolf:
LittleGayWolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
here is a link to page with a link to a page to help protect fan fictions such as the lemons we all love and others


[link]
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TheBananaKiller Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I personally don't really enjoy lemons, but I have signed the petition anyways to help those who do like them
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I agree. :nod:
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SayuriChou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of people think it's: [link]

Sign a petition here: [link]
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for those links. ^^
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SayuriChou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!!!!
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have posted a journal of the news and hope to get more people to sign the petition! ^^
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SayuriChou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwoootplz: I don't read lemons that much, but this is just wrong.
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Same here. It's a huge disappointment. I thought the dA community was better then that. :iconsighingplz: It's like.. when I first joined dA all over again. So much trolling it's hard to tell between real criticism or someone just being a huge jerk.
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SayuriChou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right?!
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. :iconsigh-plz:
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ZeeraNaiva Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Here what I think....
1) people should not give these people attention because it fuels them
2) everyone should repost them if possible of course and back em up by saving them (they can't stop everyone)
3) not quit dA! People are doing that and it makes me sad!
4) contact dA staff with this many people upset they can't ignore it
5) continue writing as they wish with the appropriate warning and copy rights
I have no problem with people putting up lemons. I read some that are well written and cover all their bases. I want to get this out to any and everyone.
Thank you and please continue your work.
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HisokaIshi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If they report it do we have to delete it?
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, you do. You get a warning from dA that says to take it down.
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Lady-Koisuki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah I see so many pictures of men and women posting very very inappropriate pics. People worked hard on their stories and sometimes motovationals (I heard he's attacking the demotovationals for "copyright") and for those people who post really inappropriate photos, all you do is just point a camera. Boom. Nothing special. Just a photo that can be taken in a second. Stories? Stories take time and planning! Motovationals? The time to find a good picture and to come up with something funny! Who wants him banned?!
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsighingplz:
I would appreciate if he would just STOP, he doesn't have to be banned. But if he's a repeated offender, even after being warned, yes, he should be banned.
IP ban. Not just account ban.
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SnowSungirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I totally agree with you! Why the heck are their half naked women on DA? What is the world coming to?!
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't even :iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconbobmango4:
BobMango4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we should still post the lemons. If he wants to report them, Fine! Let him be the ass that he is but really this is getting on my nerves. I am afraid that they will to delete all of the hard work put into everyone's lemons. that is my opnion and if you no like, then don't troll me.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That sounds like a good idea, really. Bombard him with lemons to get our point across. ^^
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it is one of the best ideas I have had in a year!
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! :)
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:iconbobmango4:
BobMango4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahaa it is!
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the guy was temporaly banned.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe so.
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there a way to contact the staff about this without seeming like...a pest? I just really want to talk to someone in charge about this, because it isn't fair at all.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure, I'm sure you could, but then again, many people probably have already.
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true. true.
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep.
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Geki-TetsuMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So then...why aren't all the vulgar, nude pictures of girls gone yet?
People put work behind their stories and people appreciate it.

I checked the reporter's profile comments and it seems like he's flagging because people are using "copyrighted work"...like, probably for the images that people have at the top of their fanfics. Now, I do see where he's coming from, but if that is the reason why he's flagging everything, the reason for reporting it should not be because it's "pornographic literature".

That's just my two cents.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it probably is the pictures. But then again, as I looked through, who ever its was, gallery, he, too, had copyrighted images he has posted. Such as, skins for websites and the Apple logo that he claimed to draw using Photoshop.

And most people, as well as I, say, "This image does not belong to me, it belong to, (So-and-so)" And then give a link back to the original artist.
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Geki-TetsuMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly! I mean, I believe that as long as you carry a disclaimer of some sort, in that fashion, people don't need to be flag-happy about their work.

I'd go lash at him right now, but honestly I'm not going to waste my time for him.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. I tried to tell him he posted the Apple Logo and was in clear violation of Copyright terms and he just threw the Terms of Service in my face.
I'm like, really dude? :iconsweatdropplz:
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Geki-TetsuMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's probably because he truly can't back himself up, so he tries referring you to the terms of service.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Probably. :iconsighingplz:
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:icongeki-tetsumaiden:
Geki-TetsuMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess if he wants to play little moderator, so be it.
If he likes to tell us to take our complaints to the mods, why can't we just keep complaining to him? Seems close enough, I guess.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed.
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littleL146 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i have seen many entry's about this and frankly im ashamed and shocked that someone would go so far as to report peoples writings when i seen pictures of naked women on da with close ups of their tits or crotch area..it isn't even right! i myself have written a few lemons but those haven't been located yet i enjoy reading them from time to time but come now who ever the bitch is that thinks they can just go and do that need to die its destroying our right to freedom of speech and its just shameful
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They believe they've found who's been doing it. He has been confronted but only replies with copying and pasting dA's Term's of Service.
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littleL146 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
what? really? he just re post it over and over again wow
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, I comment a little while ago and he once again posted Terms of Service.
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:iconlittlel146:
littleL146 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh my what a child
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:iconleawesomesause:
Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. :iconsweatdropplz:
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! Took the words right out of my mouth...er...post. XD

Seriously there's a ****ing warning on the story TELLING you shit is gonna go down in that fic. YOU WERE WARNED. Even in the story the author warns you before you continue. So I don't think dA should be taking lemons down. I honestly don't write any, but there are a few that are pretty good, and not just because of the sex! There is in fact a story in there. I really think dA should re-evaluate the fics they took down. Because TSsweets is right. When people get their hard work taken down like that, they get discouraged from writing, and they may in fact stop, which would be horrible!!

So I really hope that the dA admins change how they judge things, because if they made it so people can have a warning for sexually explicit content, they really shouldn't take the work down. If they didn't want it on the site, they shouldn't have included it as a warning you can add to the story. THEN they would have the right to take it down. But until that happens, seriously, whoever is reporting these fics needs to stop. Obviously they're just doing it to be rude or something.

Who knows, maybe they think they are cleaning up the "trash" on dA. But as far as I'm concerned, since this is an ART website, NOTHING ON HERE IS TRASH UNLESS IT'S BASHING SOMEONE, SOMETHING, OR SOME GROUP OF PEOPLE DUE TO ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, OR POLITICAL BELIEFS. Then it's just mean and shouldn't be up on this site anyway.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly!

And I also consider trash to be, if you took someone else's picture, that they drew, and colored over bits and claim it as yours. That's wrong.
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hell yeah that is so wrong.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsadnodplz: Yeah.
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RainbowLeos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DA needs to get its shit together and stop.
I've been thinking about making a fake account and taking screen shots from pornos and then posting them with no blocks to see if DA has a problem with that. I'm pretty sure a site can get shut down for not allowing users to have a freedom of speech or for being bias because that's whats going on.
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Leawesomesause Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I was also thinking of making a fake account to post a few Lemons, though I'd hate to write one, JUST to see if it would happen to me. Or if they're just targeting specific people. :shrug:
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