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The reason I'm asking this is because as I've commissioned more fetish and mature related works that get posted, I see comments from other watchers of said artist on the pics ranging from calling the pic weird and strange to people saying they would want to do stuff to my character like...well I'm pretty sure you guys can guess. Would it be alright of me to ask for the artist to hide/delete these comments or if they don't mind the comments, I should just tough it out?

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May. 27th, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
I run an account dedicated to gore and vore, and I would personally have no problem hiding comments at a client's request. I don't think it's something that's entirely out of line to ask, but it could put the artist on the spot should they not feel up to policing their own comments.

It's something I'd personally do, but I wouldn't hold it against anyone who would choose not to.
May. 27th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
Okay to ask: yes.

Whether the artist does it, simply removes the image or says it's not worth the effort for them is another matter. You are asking them to put in constant maintenance on a commission that they aren't being compensated for.
Jun. 1st, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm going to agree here. I'm not interested in policing my commenters, because I try not to censor comments on my works (unless it's really necessary). If I'm being asked to make sure none of the comments on a commission offend the commissioner, I'd rather just not post it and skip the hassle. (I'm up front in my TOS that I do charge an additional fee to keep work private.)

In closing, if you're going to commission porn of any kind, it seems likely you'll get 'creepy comments'. I just see 'me next' and laugh. :b
May. 27th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Actually if you posted the said commission on your page and users were being creepy hide comments away. Though since your commissions involve fetishes and mature content. On said artist page. your going to have to grow a thick skin especially when you commission stuff like that.
May. 27th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
You can ask yes.

But since most sites don't have a disable comments button you are asking them to constantly monitor the piece, which could be a lot of time dedicated to something they aren't paid to do.

Maybe ask for private commissions if you don't like the comments?
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May. 27th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
"Let me tell you about my elaborate sexual fantasy involving friskecrisps"

That's the kind of stuff I hate seeing on my page, even if it's pretty mild. If it's someone the commissioner KNOWS, that's one thing, but if a stranger comes around and types that kind of stuff, it comes off a little...rapey, for lack of a better word. Especially when they word it in an RP way like they are actively doing something to the character, rather than just relating what they'd like to do. It doesn't sit well with me; too many characters are directly based on the people who created them.
(no subject) - fenris_lorsrai - May. 27th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 27th, 2014 03:39 am (UTC)
"My right to post things on your page has been infringed, don't censor me or I will unwatch you!!!!"

Good riddance, buddy.
May. 27th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
" If it's someone the commissioner KNOWS, that's one thing, but if a stranger comes around and types that kind of stuff, it comes off a little...rapey, for lack of a better word"

Non-consensual? They share TMI because it gets them off, regardless of whether or not other people want to be involved in their jollies or how uncomfortable it might make them.

It's really gross and I delete that type of comments/block those people. Ew.
May. 27th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
I was asked by a friend of mine to post the "no creepy comments" icon on some of his commissions as well as hide any inappropriate comments. I gladly oblige cause I don't really like that kind of stuff on my page regardless.

Lots of people are saying the artist would have to constantly police the piece, but I don't think it's that big of a deal unless the artist is pretty popular. I only get 1 comment for every like, 20+ favs, so it's not that hard for me to read a comment, assess whether or not it's inappropriate and then hide it.

Buuut I would be careful how you word your request if you do ask an artist about it. Make sure they know you're not demanding anything.
May. 27th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Absolutely you can ask.
Every artist reacts differently, but I have a zero-tolerance policy for creepy comments anyway, so I'm the type who would gladly cater to such a request.
You shouldn't have to just "tough through" those nasty comments just because the image is publicly available.
May. 27th, 2014 04:57 am (UTC)
I think if you could target comments after they happen then someone like me is more likely to remove it for you.
I won't monitor a commission like others are saying and honestly that sounds a bit weird. But I don't respond to most comments on my commission work so if a commissioner felt weirded out by one I would be happy to remove.

I hope that makes sense haha! I'd be happy to do it if asked since I don't really know what is and isn't appropriate all the time. Plus I don't know many people that like creepy/mean comments.
May. 27th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
Wouldn't hurt to ask. Worse they can do is say no.
May. 27th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with asking. I think most artists would be okay with doing this and unless they are someone very popular who gets hundreds of comments, it probably wouldn't take all that much time to do.

If they say no, you can't really take it any further. Maybe pay the extra fee for a "private" commission if the comments really bug you.
May. 27th, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
You could ask, yes.

That said, if they do comply with your request, they might get some backlash from the audience. You'll have to understand that, although your request is reasonable, some people get REALLY hostile towards artists when they ask people to tone it down on negative or explicit comments. So the artist might not oblige because of that.
May. 27th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
There's no harm in asking. I'm not sure which site you mean, but on sites I post to you just click "disable comments," and it's problem solved.

I've had to ask an artist to delete a very out of line comment on something I bought before, and they had no issue with it.
May. 27th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
I would say yes, just do it before you commission the piece. Many artists thrive on feedback for their art, so some may not be okay with disabling it.

If the piece is already complete then yes, of course you can ask and let the artist know you're feeling uncomfortable about the comments being made, but the choice is in the artists hands at that point.
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