It's been displayed in the past that several members of FA's administration, among them the unholy trinity of Dragoneer, Chase, and Sciggles, have some sort of issue with "tracers". Perhaps it's because they can't ever think of anything original themselves, seeing as Dragoneer and Chase use Digimon/Pokemon as their own characters, and Sciggles rips of My Little Pony (and occasionally rips off ripoffs) at every opportunity. Also remember that the big Sciggles drama that got her "banned" for all of two days was because she threw a fit about someone tracing
. The horror!
Why do I bring this up? Because yesterday, Chase decided that FA's rule against "tracing"
also covered when someone commissions an artist to trace over/heavily reference a photo they took of themselves
, which is apparently a trend lately. That's right, tracing over works you created or someone created for you is UNACCEPTABLE on the site who's original motto was "Where freedom of expression reigns supreme!" But please, continue posting "Your Character Here's" and your real original
Digimon and MLP content.
Below, you can see the art that Kihu
was commissioned to draw, and Chase's ruling from atop Mount Dogdick.
Read that carefully and notice the part where Chase hands down a 30-day ban on someone ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION OF A RULE
. Apparently his new title of "Code of Conduct Enforcement Lead" (Being promoted from "Harassment Lead" to Forum King apparently wasn't enough) also entitles him to be a complete dick to the site's users.
Unfortunately, this seems to have really blown up on Twitter after Dragoneer went to bed, which means we need to wait a while to see the PR machine go into overdrive and promise that upcoming revisions of the AUP will "clarify" this matter.