I know I joined Inkbunny despite its reputation as being the CUB SMUT CAPITAL of the internet, but I'm still not really a fan of looking at it. It's cool that it exists and all, it's not hurting anyone, but it squicks me out like crazy. I would have just keyword blocked it and been done with it (and I have keyword blocked it!) but more often than not people just don't tag it properly at all and I still get an eyeful of furry toddler peen whenever I visit the front page. Going to peoples' submission pages to comment, telling artists to tag it properly, kind of defeats the whole "if you don't like it, don't look at it" philosophy, and plus I don't want to have to engage in that sort of vigilante justice bullshit.
People don't really tag their submissions with the idea that one of those tags is probably on someone's block list. We think tags are the way people are going to FIND our stuff, not what makes it impossible to find! But it's essential that we keep that in mind. People's squicks are just as weird as their turnons, right?
So can we all just take a vow to properly tag all of our stuff here? For humility's sake, I'm not really in a position to judge, with my own stuff being kind of squicky as it is, but like, can we just make sure we're aware of what squicks people so that we can preserve each others' good times? And cub porn is a pretty obvious one. It's not too much to ask, I don't think.
8 years, 3 months ago
30 Dec 2010 00:23 CET