>Smug/a/ is having a bit of a kerfuffle right now, and some of us were considering splitting off into a board over here.
Anon.cafe tries not to poach users or boards from elsewhere on the webring, so we generally don't usually duplicate boards that already exist elsewhere. However, we understand from the thread in /shelter/ that this involves a particular type of general thread on Smugloli's /a/ that the moderation there no longer wishes to host, so we don't think this is poaching so much as it is accepting refugees.
>It seems to me that under the current phrasing of the global rule, loli as in typical 2D "anime" style is okay
That is correct. See >>7
where we stated:
>Regarding the global rules, we asked a few hosts with servers in Romania about the anime-style loli matter and they responded that “cartoon” (I.e. 2D) loli was not considered child pornography under their policies. So one might naturally conclude that 2D is not included under the Romanian law unless it “credibly simulates” a juvenile or has been produced as a derivative work of actual abuse material. We couldn’t find any clarification beyond that. Naturally if we receive takedown notices from Romanian law enforcement then we have to comply. Regarding purely textual stories, we don’t know, but it seems a great stretch to call a story a “credible simulation”.
>I've also heard that /hgg/ left due to a problem with this rule.
Not quite; /hgg/ moved their primary board to PLW because they also wanted to be able to post 3DCG rendered videos from Artificial Academy, Koikatsu, etc. that involved underage characters. See >>10609
where we considered the question and concluded that these might be too close to a "credible simulation" for comfort:
>Our global rules clarify that we consider that "This includes, for example, realistic 3D renders of juveniles". Do the depictions of fictional juveniles in Koikatsu and Artificial Academy “credibly simulate" a juvenile? We do not know what the Romanian authorities and courts consider "credible" for these purposes and this is not something we're able to advise on. However, it does seem to us that a full-motion 3DCG rendering of a child's body with slightly exaggerated features that includes generated animation and includes sounds of moaning etc. is a "simulation". The legislation explicitly points out that it applies "even if not presenting a real person". A still picture of this simulation is a derivative work of that simulation.
>Fulfilling one half of the "credible simulation" is too close. No 3DCG of juveniles engaging in explicit sexual activity may be posted.
Because 3DCG simulation was integral to several of the games they discuss regularly, /hgg/ therefore decided to leave their board on Anon.cafe as an unlisted bunker.
>it's more about a community of anons looking for a home rather than a specific topic.
We host other "single-thread" communities like /britfeel/ as well as other specific-community boards like /f/ and so on, so this is well within Anon.cafe's remit.
>I guess I'd like to know if the global rule is all there is to the loli policy or if there's something else we should know.
The big one that might cause confusion is our global rule on advocating or assisting real pedophilia or child abuse, which isn't directly based on anything written in Romanian law. The rule reads:
>Do not post, link to, or request content that advocates for, plans, advises, or otherwise assists real paedophilia or child abuse. Do not create boards for the sole purpose of spreading this content.
This means, to use real examples we've seen, that posters on Anon.cafe may not advocate for real-world child marriage, encourage real-world "loli wives", discuss soliciting underage prostitutes, etc. (Appending "in Minecraft" etc. obviously does not automatically make something not real-world.) It is our experience that allowing this sort of thing encourages actual paedophiles to slip in, believe they're in good company, and then fester. We expect board owners and moderation to take measures to ensure all global rules will be respected, including this one. We're not keen on boards that get cutesy about this and create additional work for global staff. Indeed, failure to deal with chronic posting of this type was one of a few reasons that /fascist/ was asked to seek hosting elsewhere.