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Should dA have rules about how we define our collections? 

22%
45 deviants said Maybe, but only to prevent really demeaning collections.
22%
45 deviants said No, I don't think so.
19%
40 deviants said Only to prevent collections with a blatantly insulting title or theme.
12%
25 deviants said I don't care.
11%
22 deviants said Yes, some rules.
11%
22 deviants said Definitely not.
2%
5 deviants said Yes, very strict rules.
2%
4 deviants said Other..?

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:iconsavagebinn:
savagebinn Sep 21, 2008   General Artist
I voted other. I think rather than removing collections, the artists themselves should be granted the ability to remove their own art from collections they don't want it in.
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:iconnokari:
nokari Sep 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm really on the fence about this.

On one hand, you have rights and I believe it's everyone's right to have an opinion on what they think is good just as much as what they think is bad.
On the other hand, people are abusing those rights on purpose because they can. I can't say rules or regulations would completely stop abuse, but if certain words weren't allowed to be used, like "shit", it would curb some of the abuse. Those people would still be able to have an opinion, but it would be less offensive to some.

Again, on one hand I think some people just need to grow a thicker skin, realize the irony of someone faving their art just to call it shit, or realize that most of those people just do it to get a response and that they're falling for it.
While on the other hand I think collections should be reportable since some are used in a harassing way. Leave it up to the staff to determine if it's really harassment or not.
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:iconnokari:
nokari Sep 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
By "certain words weren't allowed to be used, like "shit"", I meant a word censoring filter. Some sites have a filter that checks for certain words and if you use one, it will deny you and won't let you use it.
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:iconrisingmanes:
I voted against demeaning titles, but there should also be some guidelines. Random collections are... random.
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:iconfiredance99:
I think guidlines would be good, and I agree about the not having insulting titles (although if you do that people could name them things like 'most amazing art EVAR!!!!!111!' and be sarcastic about it.)
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:icons-trange:
The only reason I see to there beeing rules about collection is about the title. If the title is disrespectful to the artists I can agree to a rule. But I see no reason why there can't be a colletction with simply random pictures.
I sort of agree with ~JBantha that you are allowed to collect what you want the way you want it. As long as it respects the artists and lets not forget the models.
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:iconjbantha:
JBantha Aug 30, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
no!
absolutely no!
that's a private part of my galerie, i can collect whatever i want, the way i want to... if that happens, probably i'll just quite dA
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:iconimagesbyterig:
ImagesByTeriG Aug 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
yes some...
purely because I have come across really rude titles, collections of the pornographic crap we try to avoid on this site.
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:icono-uaglione:
I would say NO, but I voted "Only to prevent collections with a blatantly insulting title or theme."
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Aug 30, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I think we should be able to easily report things we don't find appropriate or that we find demeaning. :nod:
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