Folksy Ltd

Not my cup of tea

(Brenda Cumming) #1

I notice a new shop on Folksy…mmmm…I am no prude but not MY cup of tea at all…
I would not report it, as it is each to their own but not what I like to see in a shop.
(I must be getting old!!)
what do others think?

(Jan Ryan) #2

Yes I noticed that too. I also don’t mind nude paintings or life studies but I think the first picture should have more than a little pink spot over the ‘sensitive parts’. I personally think it should have more of a banner type covering saying ‘adult content’ then the other 4 pics could be with just the pink dot.
I think if it was an art/gallery type selling site it’s more expected to see nudes etc but on a site with a huge mix of shops it’s a little more unexpected.

(Hobbitgirlie1880) #3

I have seen the shop. And it’s not my kind of thing either.
I do think it need more covering up of rude bits just incase a kid sees it when looking for something.

(Sara Leigh Thornton) #4

On the list of what you are not allowed to sell on Folksy no 5 states that items of an adult or pornographic nature aren’t allowed, and if you’re not sure to check with admin before listing.

(Hobbitgirlie1880) #5

I didn’t know that.
The pictures are rather rude.

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(Brenda Cumming) #6

I have removed the shop name as I don’t think I was allowed to do that but if you look in the NEW Shops, it is easy to see.

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(Karen Nelson) #7

Yes I was quite shocked with some of the pictures. I consider myself open minded but I think they are a bit risque for the front page.

(Christine Shephard) #8

Cute cat though!! :smile:

(Margaret Jackson) #9

Hope someone reports it, I don’t want to see that kind of thing!

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(Eileens Craft Studio) #10

I’ve sent a message to admin letting them know there’s discussion and links to the shop asking if it fits in with Folksy’s ToC’s.

Not really what I’d expect on here as I know minors view Folksy but it’s up to admin to decide if goes against their rules or not. I think at least one of the listings is outside Folksys TOC’s.

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(Susannah Ayre) #11

Personally not bothered. Art is art- it can be anything and has been for an incredibly long time. It’s not harming anyone and the person who has made them obviously has talent.
I’m personally tired of having everything I see or hear censored by people who are “offended” by things. If I see something and I don’t like it, I move on and look at something else. Just because I might not like something doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
I would say as an art and craft website I wouldn’t be suprised to come across all sorts- nudes and erotic art included.

I personally don’t think there’s anything about these to offend. We’re all human much like the people depicted in the art. Nothing we haven’t seen before! Haha
I just think of anything there needs to be something that does say what it is- I sell on an arts website and it has an option for if the work is considered only suitable for over 18’s. Though obviously when you click on it further as a possible buyer you’d want to see the whole thing!

(Joy Salt) #12

Must admit I was a bit surprised. Don’t see many specific pictures of “bits” on here and did wonder if it was allowed.

(Paula Rayson) #13

I reported a concern. Sorry but one has cat in the tags. Kids would bring it up doing a basic search. There is a line between art and adult. I feel 2 of the prints cross that line. I read the ts and cs as it made me uncomfortable to see it in the context of this site.

(Christine E.) #14

They are rather explicit for family viewing!..

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(Deborah Jones) #15

I bet this shop will be inpressed by how many views their items have had :slight_smile:

(Christine E.) #16

I’m guessing this seller has set out to shock (or perhaps he’s having a laugh at our expense…) At least we now know the target customer of the gas mask seller discussed on another thread! :smile:

(IridescentSnail) #17

I’m applauding you right now. Your response is perfect. Call me new-fashioned or a hippy, but art IS art and people being bothered by naked bodies make me laugh because hey, you can just - I don’t know - MAYBE look away or just sigh in exasperation and then move on and therefore forget about it?

It’s not as if it’s a painting of naked Hitler reading the Daily Mail or something.

(Sara Leigh Thornton) #18

But that is not the point - it is not whether WE approve of this kind of art, but two of the paintings are sexually explicit and therefore against the rules of what can be sold on Folksy.

People can sell on ebay or Etsy of other sites if they want to create art in this format, but if all new sellers read what is allowed on Folksy before setting up shop then we wouldn’t need to have this kind of discussion anyway.

(Eileens Craft Studio) #19

Well said Sara some people need to read the TOC’s to sell on this site.

(Susannah Ayre) #20

Or just a painting of the daily mail! :stuck_out_tongue: Haha

Yes- I guess in terms of the folksy rules this person obviously didn’t read them if it states that any sort of erotica isn’t allowed. And in terms of the nude thing then they must get permission first. I find that kinda sad though in a way. Kids see a whole lot worse just on the games the play and the films they watch. And their normal internet browsing on their phones- I am a pastoral head in a school with kids from ages 9 to 19- they know more than we do!!
But oh well.

I think the seller needs to go on a proper art based website where nudes and things like that are just part of the cause- which is a shame in a way that they can’t sell just whenever they want. But I think they’re talented enough to do that.

If the person selling these reads all this can I recommend Art Finder (if you’re not on their already). :blush:

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