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UPD3: TLDR version
Some tiktok users (some of whom are children or scammers) present FA as a platform with stupid, perverted rich people who are ready to give money for any penis drawing. Be careful with new accounts selling things cheap, with a high probability it could be minors or scammers
UPD4: CIS is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commo.....pendent_States
It is a pity that probably no one will read it, but it is important for me to speak about it. (UPD3: lol)
I’m not sure where I would like to start.
Probably it is worth saying that this post does not propagate hatred towards anyone, this is just kinda “news from the outside”, it is banal because I myself live in the CIS region and I cannot propagate hatred towards my people.
But I want to tell you what’s going on.
TikTok is a cool social network, but it’s too trendy. And if in the beginning it was dancing to the same music, then later it turned into pissing in your pants, twisting the caps of the nipples at the cars… and…. coming to the FA for money bags.
I would like you to be able to hear how TikTok bloggers speak about you, consumers and content buyers. For them, you are not people for a long time, you are just ephemeral sources of endless money, which should be shown a dick on the fence and you will start throwing dollars at them. They are not furries, they do not like anthro, they do not treat it with respect, usually they are sick of it and they themselves tell how disgusting it is, but you need to draw as much cringe themes and fetishes as possible so that a kind uncle from abroad comes and gives money.
They often don’t understand how the market works and flood FA and Ychcomm with lots of low-quality, cheap product. Their ambassadors are either long-disclosed scammers whose names I will not name, but you all know the author who stole pieces from old paintings, or children who, having earned up to $50 a month, lie that they make millions and make guides on how to shake money from stupid perverted foreigners.
I don’t know how to frame my post so that it doesn’t look like I’m whining about my sales dropping. Yes, they have dropped, but firstly, I think that I could, as a commercial artist, offer more interesting content, and secondly, in general, I have other ways of earning money, so this is not about that now.
The point is that we will go under water together with all of you, let me tell you why
Unfortunately, most of these people who have recently come to FA are children. And everyone understands what huge problems a resource can have, which allows minors not only to view, but also to create pornographic content.
The FA has an age verification system, but it is generally quite flawed and many bypass it using the data of friends and relatives.
Regulation by commercial structures
All art sales here are based on the use of PayPal. As you know, all these are gray morality and legislation of some countries + PayPal’s personal concern about dubious transactions.
And I think you understand that people who need instructions in three videos on how to upload work to the site will not bother to work with the PayPal correctly, and the indication in the notes “a picture with a huge penis for a rich man with furaffiity” can lead to problems for all of us, both sellers and buyers.
“Outflow of personnel”
Have any of you looked at ychcommission? Remember what it was? Cool site with mid to high end products that were visible and wanted to buy. What now? The dominance of one dollar auctions, scams (we’ll talk about this later) and disgusting content quality. Good creators left this site.
Good creators will leave FA. Already leaving. Many people I know go to Twitter. To be honest, I myself would also like to make my twitter bigger, this is not an advertising post, but you can subscribe https://twitter.com/OpiumFree if I have to go there too.
Russian-speaking social networks have flooded public pages with vornings on artists, unfortunately few here regard the commercial component of creativity as a real work. Therefore, newly arrived creators often use unaltered photographs, other people’s works and other ways of copyright infringement.
But the saddest thing for you is a banal money fraud. People who believe that for you buyers to give a hundred dollars for a picture is like going to McDonald’s and if the author does not really want to do his job, then you will not be sorry to give the money just like that.
I cannot call myself a truly professional, I am sure that over the years there are several orders on my account that I took but did not fulfill, because I lost data about them, I am very ashamed and if I could, I would like to fix it…
But again, people whose ambassadors are outright scammers cannot be honest.
What can you do about it
Tell your friends about this situation, share a warning. I’m not asking you to repost this particular post, but if it’s convenient for you, you can do it. I just want it to stop being the internal affairs of the CIS.
Support the artists you are confident in.
I talk to hundreds (really hundreds lol) of Russian speaking artists and they are really cool.
For example - Julia, the link to the page of which you recently saw in the news post of the site Shamerli
DR_DS Sqad - DashShepard and “his girls” hyattlen plna TavyaPL OVERNUT (UPD: hyattlen noted that she is on her own and rather Dаsh is her boy)
People who are REALLY in those fetishes that they draw BurryRo and his watersports that touch the soul (and not only) even a person who is not in this fetish at all.
feulyandiy and juicy fatfurrs
And many, many more of my friends and really good people like Kirena-Kaya ALASTA matemi basilllisk katfishcom MoiYablochki
By going to their profiles, you will see that these people really love what they do. If one of them draws 18+, then it is really fun for them to draw every vein on every penis) If one of them draws fetishes, you can be sure that communicating with you nicely, they will not be among your friends kinkshamed you. (There were many examples in our community where the participants were scolded for too explicit jokes about the design of some sparkles)
I want this work to continue to be respectful. Although many of us are not so deep in furry, this does not mean that you need to paint it with disgust on your face and scoffing in chats with friends, while telling the buyer what a wonderful character he has.
If I drew a character with a huge dick and told the author that I like him, it means that I like him, even though I don’t like huge dicks.
Be wary of newly registered accounts
I am sure that in this wave of TikTok hype, many good authors will come to the site and I will be glad if you support them and then we will work side by side for a long time. But I hope that unreliable individuals will quickly weed out.
What can be alarming
Recent registration date - when making any purchases, you need to look at the reliability of the seller.
Asking pay via PayPal “as a friend” to avoid commissions (this is prohibited by the rules and you cannot get buyer’s protection in such a transaction)
Low/medium level of work and VERY low prices. I love to support the novice guys, but if you see a nice picture and they ask for $ 30 for a full body, there is a high probability that this will turn out to be a scam.
Alas, as much as I would not like to say this, but an indication that the person does not speak English well and the RusFurs icon.
I want to repeat once again that this is just a warning. I and a huge number of good authors have this icon. You shouldn’t stop taking contributors into account because of the icon.
Spam, overly sweet communication, shorts on your page, flattering comments on characters and other aggressive marketing methods.
Obvious problems with anatomy in the 18+ part. Remember - many who came are children. And I’m sure you don’t want to buy the labor of children who will paint pornography for you. If in a pretty good drawing the penis looks like the author has never seen it, he probably never saw it.
Use the site’s tools to make compliance with the rules mandatory.
If you see an author who makes porn and who is listed as 16 years old - write trouble ticket.
If you see reminders every 10 minutes, write trouble ticket.
If you see a penis or vagina while browsing the site in SFW mode - write trouble ticket.
This is not reprehensible; it is just helping the administration keep the FA in order. It’s right when everyone follows the same rules.
Do not chase dumping/underbidding and remember that art is a luxury item.
Yes, many of us cannot afford to buy as much art as we want, neither can I, and I know that many people have subscribed to me who came here for unlims and are not particularly rich. It’s ok and I’m one of you lol. But when I have $ 30 for a picture, I won’t go for a full body that will be outlined from a photo, I will go to my favorite author and buy a headshot in lines at a discount. Because this is the only way to keep art as art, not consumer goods and fakes.
And most importantly, this is just a TikTok trend, it will soon pass) And we will again return to the world of mutual respect, a minimum of fraud and adequate pricing
UPD: Also you can retweet this
UPD2: Thanks a lot for sharing. I can’t believe it got so viral.
Every repost or comment you make is important to me, but I really don’t have time to read them. Thanks to those who repost so far. Thanks to those who explain the essence briefly, because my post may have not very good English in some places. Thanks to those who criticize and share other experiences.
Thanks to those who care)