SawedOff-ShotgunFeatured By OwnerJan 2, 2011Hobbyist General Artist
Theres a very simple trick to getting around this. Make a fake account and set your age to 85 or something. They will never find out. And to make the account not so akward and lonely, make it a plz account if you want.
well its still illegal or well..i dont really know but in norway its still illegal for minors to watch/pay for mature content, even though today's movies,tv gossip magazine and the internett are full of it
i look at it this way: pornography, well its okay that its an age limit on it, just as it is with alcohole, children should be screened against these kinds of thing, but we must differ from artistic nude and pornography
artistic nudes and pornography is two different things, artistic nude is intended to be art, pornography is intended as a tool for sexual pleasure
there is a diference there but the administrators/moderators can't look at every single picture that gets submitted on dA so thats why they put this rule about mature content filter
... I guess that people under 15 who want to have a tool for sexual pleasure will find it anyhow. Take a bus to a museum, use wikipedia, take a photo of a damn statue and you got artistic nudes to think about when you ********...
I think it has to do with legal stuff and responsibility.
Without mature content filter, the site could easily get sued if there ever was a scandal of a kid running on an hard picture and telling his "family values fanatic" mom or dad.
If the filter exists, the site can blame the misuse of the filter on the users and say "we gave them what they needed to prevent this situation, we are not responsible". And this way they would win the trial easily.
I personnally have a few "just under the limit" fans and I perfectly see the problem and it would benefit me if it was removed.
It's annoying for my "just under the limit" fans who would like to see my nudes, and it definitely pisses me off when the site is in maintenance and you can't log in.
Unfortunately I don't think it'll ever be removed since it is far too risky for the site legally speaking... We'll have to bear it, I guess.
Legally deviantart is only required to have a warning for mature pictures. If a minor continues past that point then deviantart cannot be help responsible. The strict filter is put in by them. There is nothing making them do it.
Unfortunately "Some" is not enough when dealing with the law, it has to be "all". I know this is stupid, but that's how the world works, the "some" has to bear the incapacity of the "all" of taking responsibility.