So a year ago, I made a blog post about some newgrounds artists having porn in the E section for kids. Cause I mean, at the time, it seemed like a slip-up or a mistake. I am sure it is a slip-up.
Here my blog post on Newgrounds: wanna talk about Newgrounds. The artist I mentioned fixed their rating after a while. So they are fine, for the moment.
I am convinced that some Not Safe For Work artists or (NSFW artists) upload NSFW content into the E section where kids or people who dislike porn will see it.
Kids or people who dislike porn will see it, comment on it, get them more views, and potentially earn new fans/followers. Like, this has to be on propose at this point. I know for NSFW users, your content is seen by adults, and chances are, it is going to lower the chances of bringing in new fans or followers by a bit.
NSFW WARNING BELOW
The image below was edited and blurred out for WordPress.com standards.
So while browsing Newgrounds’s game section. I found this interesting game called “Contract Rush” At first, it seem like a game that was made for the sake of being made.
I had this post in draft for months but I wanted to talk about this game. But is Contract Rush? It is a run and gun, action shooter where you kill monsters, get upgrades to the character. It seems simple, and it may look like it but it’s not. It’s pretty advanced.
You can’t upgrade your health but you can get heal from monsters. The game has a nice art style for it. It’s cute and fits well. This is amazing when you find out this game was made in 1 and a half weeks as a personal game jam.
So after the cursed day that was the Tumblr purge, many artists or artist looked for a new home. but from the shadows came newgrounds which offered NSFW and SFW artists a new place to call home.
As we all know, Newgrounds has a rating system.
E for everyone / SFW
T for Teens / Semi-SFW
M for Mature / Semi-NSFW
And A for Adults / NSFW
These ratings are meant to keep young kids and teens from finding adult content in the “E” rating or “T” rating since these are young kids or teens but some artists have been uploading questionable or straight up hentai in the “E” rating for young kids to see and to like, rate, and comment.
It’s pretty awful and here is the thing. Newgrounds rating system is odd in the sense, that instead of using “E, T, M, A” as a way to rate your art or project. It’s done in this manner via radio buttons.
Why are we not using a more streamline way of rating things. I am never going to upload anything to Newgrounds since I don’t really know.. I been a Deviantart user for years and Newgrounds feels like tumblr minus the adult content and reblogging posts.
I get some artists who make NSFW art may be / are in a rush cause they are busy with something, but at least double check to make sure your NSFW content doesn’t end up in Everyone rating where young kids can see this.
This is not some one time thing. This happens more then it should. The artist in question uploads NSFW, it’s in “E” rating, users ask why is this art (ecchi/hentai/porn) in “E” rating, after enough comments of asking why. The artist will change the rating from a E to the fitting rating.
One NSFW post that was left in “E” rating was this image, which I had to blur out the adult bits, since this is tumblr. Can’t show porn / hentai / ecchi unless you want to get flagged / shadowbanned / lose your account. But to be safe, gonna backup this blog.
Even with this picture blurred to the maxed, this is going to be my first post to be flagged for blurring / removing nudity. If this account gets shutdown, I will move back to wordpress. Not going to bother trying to start over on Tumblr.
Here the image in question but blurred out for Tumblr:
And again, this happens way too often on newgrounds where SOME ARTISTS do this and never double check rating and move on to the next thing. Maybe if Newgrounds had a better rating system, but even then, I feel it wouldn’t matter.
I noticed that some artists like badgengar are hopping on this bandwagon of uploading porn or very suggestive* art from Gerph being uploaded to the “E” rating on Newgrounds where kids or teens view content.
It would been fine if this was Tumblr, since there before the porn ban, you could upload this stuff. Here the thing why I bring it up. You want to try to not step on any toes, and other artists have been uploading porn into the E rating or rather, it slips by unnoticed..
But a got number of NSFW artists have misused the rating system for some reason.And you will be able to know this porn was in a E rating from the comments.
And if it is by a mistake from rushing to upload adult content or using a post to Newgrounds app like PostyBirb or the like , be sure to fix it, we don’t need kids or teens looking at porn unless the find it on their own and not forced onto them cause some artist wanted more views, follows, likes. I follow these artists and I like them but it’s sad when it happens
As far as I know, This is a first I seen adult content being marked as “E” for everyone while another artist has had VERY suggestive art or his ecchi that is borderline Hentai in some cases marked as “E” but the comments speak for themselves.
I’m sure this will be taken the wrong way but hope the artists can mark their stuff right or at least, double check to make sure porn is not in the “E” rating. Newgrounds is laid back but you don’t want users reporting you for your adult content being in “E” rating then your account might go down.
Just trying to keep future artists out of trouble. I did comment and so did others on newgrounds to the artist about the one picture set rating in question but no reply?
But that’s all for my little* rant. ^^ But something needs to be done but food for thought.