Concerned Users of Derpibooru

Background Pony #FAC7
@Background Pony #89B9
>People complain about stuff all the time, online and off, and nothing happens.

A LOT happen. A LOT of people get cancelled nowadays, a lot of places gets banned, ruined, and whatnot. One of the biggest youtuber (jennamarbles) stopped because people complained about a blackface she did a decade ago. Plenty of voice actors are acting ashamed of voicing colored people because NOW it's an issue.
I don't know where you are looking but nowadays everywhere you have stuff happening. I saw stuff being pulled because a single person complained (like some TWD shirt, because it was saying "minie minie moe" referencing negan, but someone thought it meant the "n" word.)
Without that connection between complaint and action, you're blowing hot air

Well that connection just happened, and I'm saying it can happen again now that they showed that it can happen, and it can happen to bigger subjects with biggers websites.
Background Pony #89B9
@Background Pony #FAC7
I don't buy the single person arguments at all, barring a few case where the target genuinely didn't know if was offensive (or didn't know that a third party out if up) and once they realize that, they pull it.

Usually when this sort of thing happens, there's some sort of critical mass behind it, making it too toxic to continue with business as usual or the controversy surrounding it makes it expedient to dump a distasteful, barely profitable, or otherwise problematic asset.

Here on derpibooru, they've said several times that they were going to implement this policy at some point anyway. They just moved up their timeline is all, so it falls more under the "conveniently dump a problematic asset we were going to kill anyway" heading
Background Pony #2A39
@Background Pony #FAC7
also the roman eagle precede nazi germany as a symbol. It's even older than america IIRC.

So does the swastika (ancient symbol across all of Eurasia) and the fasces (ancient Roman symbol and is even in the U.S. House of Representatives). It doesn't make much sense at all to ban them, particularly when you're not going to ban the hammer & sickle which is actually a modern (created, not just borrowed) political symbol worn by people responsible for millions of deaths. I don't think that Derpibooru should ban any symbol, whether profane, religious, political, or fictional.


@Background Pony #89B9
The first is a valid example and I myself used the site briefly. I don't agree with the ban but considering that Nationstates inherently involves politics (the founder loved to advertise his political book and openly hated Ayn Rand) it's understandable to avoid controversy. I'm glad that according to you there hasn't been further censorship.
The second isn't political and isn't applicable at least without further explanation. According to your account the founder simply didn't want tropes to have non-English names. I'm sure someone could say there's some "cultural imperialism" somewhere but it just seems like he wanted to avoid confusion for the userbase.

To summarize you have one (in my view) valid example from 14 years ago before the internet got really politicized. I don't think that's a strong "rebuttal" of a trend, not when practically every major social media company, Reddit, SCPWiki, and other smaller communities did descend down a "slippery slope" pretty fast and continue to extend censorship. One could write an entire encyclopedia regarding all the arbitrary censorship and "you're no longer welcome here" tone-shifts on online sites over the past decade. Derpibooru is a latecomer but is going down the same road and passing the same landmarks.
Background Pony #2A39
@Zyr87
Oh I know but politics was considered to be a separate discussion topic in itself, if that makes any sense. There weren't very many political memes before and they didn't tend to be very good. In 2010's rather than "games OR politics" or "tv OR politics" there was a tendency to mix politics with everything so that everything became political in itself. Certainly the rise of tabloid-tier sites had something to do with it but there were a number of different factors.
Background Pony #9BD4
if we going to ban stuff it should be politic that breed ploblem and iracionality
Background Pony #9BD4
@Digiqrow
it is true it will mean anything including you and me apperently it dont matter what you do this day everything is politic this day even being brony they drag us down to their level
Barhandar
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Boogieman
@Digiqrow
That is true. And for "apolitical censorship", however much of an oxymoron that is, would be required, as you can't ban "all politics" without banning your chosen politics in the process as well.
Background Pony #45D8
Thread shut down for "off topic political debate" after woot randomly appears in 3… 2…
Sed
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I'm really, really disappointed.

I'm using Derpibooru since the beginning and I always thought this is as a place where freedom of expression and speech are most important values, where everyone can post and discuss controversial stuff like fetishes or politics and people who don't like and don't want to see such stuff can hide it due to the awesome tagging and filtering system.

Looks like I was greatly mistaken.

It's so sad that the whole idea of the site which lasted years is going to fall only because some super sensitive people can't use filters and they get mad with a pony with swastika on her flank. Like Datte said, the censorship won't stop here, first goes Aryanne, then foalcon, then whole porn and ultimately anything that's a not cute innocent little pony.

Eh, it's very sad day, too bad Derpibooru staff decided to go the way that leads to nowhere.
Background Pony #808C
@Sed
foalcon is wrong not matter what excuse you use and dont use freedom of expresion i am tired of that excuse it comes with responsibility and damage
Shimauma
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People seem to have half-assed internalized the Niemoller poem. such that they're thinking First they came for the Nazis…

No.

The Nazis are the danger. Aryanne is a mouthpiece OC for an ideology of hate. Ban the fuck out of her.
Sed
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@Shimauma
@Background Pony #808C

Ok, so if you hate foalcon and "nazi stuff" why you just don't use the filtering system to hide it from your sight? Why do you have to impose your point of view on other people? Actually Nazis were doing the exactly same thing, they wanted to get rid of everyone who doesn't agree with them.
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A Jagged Metal Enchilada
@Sed
I don't think it had anything to do with what people were seeing.

I think that article spooked people into thinking they were judged, and feel more comfortable virtue signaling hard by banning it all.
Background Pony #808C
@Sed
stop looking for excuses and look for a doctor or sicology foalcon has no place in sociaty and the rest of word
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