Happy to announce the first actual update to the site in almost a year! Shame I had to break the streak.
We are now filtering AI Art out by default for all users.
Check the AI Art filter in the search bar to enable/disable on the fly, or for our registered users, feel free to enable/disable the setting from your browsing settings.
This is welcome. Thank you.
Due to the way subscriptions work, AI art (and any other blacklisted tags/users) will still show in your subscriptions if the wallpaper is tagged with another tag you're subscribed to. I am planning on reworking how subscriptions work, but no ETAs or promises just yet. I would strongly suggest only subscribing to tags that are unique enough that you might otherwise miss them. Generic tags that get hundreds of new uploads a week are not a good fit for the subscriptions. Anyone who's had their subscriptions page break, this is why!
I will be honest, as much as I have been railing for this... their was an thing in the back of my mind that wondered how easy it was going to be. I didn't think that it was and anything that you can do to solve this will also be welcome... take the time that you need to get this one right, I will have to live with AI Art in my subscriptions in the meanwhile.
I also updated our rules to include a few AI related changes. Key changes are:
- AI art generated with the same or similar prompts now classify as a part of a set. No more than 5 variations are allowed.
- All uploads containing AI generated content MUST be tagged with AI art. Users who fail to tag their uploads correctly will lose their uploading privileges.
That is reasonable, a welcome change to the rules. It is nice to get some clarity.
Now as far as my stance on all of this: I strongly dislike AI art. I'm hopeful that this is a fad that will pass as people get bored. Adding these filters does not mean I'm endorsing AI art. A ban on it isn't yet off the table, we'll see how everyone feels with the new filter.
Honestly my worry with AI Art is that it is simple enough to automate, once that happens... their will be no stopping this flood. I am of the opinion that this fad will burn out like most of them do but once automated these LLM's will have a staying power that is dictated purely by volume.
The fact that you are keeping your options open when it comes to banning the content is admirable. We'll see if things slow down in the next few months but I doubt it.