Is it any wonder I react to the admins of FurAffinity with bewildered outrage mixed with disgust?
I just got this message:
Your account has been temporarily suspended for the following reason:
You reuploaded AUP violating images before you even finished appealing.
You also uploaded part of a mature photo (one containing human waste).
The suspension will be lifted after the amount of time specified below. 0000.00.04 23:35:30
Number one: The images in question did NOT violate the AUP IN ANY WAY, which is precisely why I reuploaded them. Also, the reason why I did not wait to reupload them was because it's been FIVE DAYS since any admin's said a word to me about the incident! I was under the mistaken impression that, since no one said anything for three days after I reuploaded the non-violating images, that there was no problem.
Number two: It took me about half an hour to figure out what "part of a mature photo containing human waste" meant. They meant this image here. I'd completely forgotten about it. And allright, it's got poop in it, fair enough. I had no idea poop was against the rules there. <shrug> Though what I want to know is, why are the admins having a problem with this now, when I uploaded it in goddamn February!?
This marks the umpteenth time that I have been punished for something that I did months or years prior. The images some myopic admin thought were cub porn (this one and this one, BTW) had been on the site for I literally don't know how long. There is ACTUAL CUB PORN still in my gallery that they still haven't touched, despite threatening to. Yet they want to bust my balls for images that don't break their damn rules!? For crying out loud, is it too much to ask that, if they're going to have a problem with me, that it be for something that I've actually done? And at least within the current week or so!?
I stay on FurAffinity for two reasons. One, there's people who still haven't moved here that I like. Two, because to leave would make the admins' jobs easier. And they don't deserve that. What they deserve is someone like me, who will throw the tantrums that need to be thrown when they abuse their bloated amounts of power, commit inexcusable errors, do their job sloppily, and in general treat the site's users with patronizing contempt.
An admin once told me why he doesn't give people warnings about submissions, or allow any kind of defense. Because "It's quicker and easier to just delete them. Users usually don't comply with takedown requests/demands." So that makes it okay to not even try. How convenient.
I do not think the admins are evil, mean people. But I am absolutely convinced that they lack any kind of organization, and that they would rather do what's easy than what's right.
Great. Now I get to lie in bed and not get any sleep tonight because my brain won't relax and stop thinking about how pissed off it makes me to be treated like a child by people who are massively unqualified for the jobs they hold. Thanks, FA. Thanks a whole hell of a lot...
BTW, I'd really rather not have a big discussion about this. If you want to talk, talk to anyone you know on FA who hasn't left yet. That site is a ship that deserves to sink, and we can help by coaxing as many people into the IB lifeboat as possible.
EDIT: It occurred to me that my 'Shit Just Got Real' picture might be against IB's ACP, and sure enough it is. So it's gone. Honestly, I never set out to outright break the rules when I upload something (Test them? Occasionally...) so, INKBUNNY ADMINS: IF I EVER UPLOAD SOMETHING THAT'S AGAINST THE RULES, IF YOU SIMPLY MENTION IT TO ME, I WILL HAPPILY REMOVE IT MYSELF. Just figured I'd put that out there.