Guide to Sensitive Content Filters

Last edited by Dartwind, 21 June 2024 03:57:03 PM


Sensitive Content

Sensitive Content refers to things that may be disturbing in writing or imagery but is not specified in any other filter categories.
Warning: This page includes descriptions and depictions of disturbing or triggering themes with examples hidden under a spoiler tag.

Drug Use

Refers to the presence of, mention, or depicted use of drugs.

Schedule I and II drugs (those that are illegal/have high abuse potential) must be filtered in any form. Includes: opioids, heroin, cocaine, oxys, acid, etc.
Over the counter drugs, including liquid products, and pills of any sort must be filtered. Alcohol, tobacco cigarettes, marijuana, and vapor pens do not need to be filtered.

Suicide-Related Topics

Refers to depictions or mentions of suicide.

Allusions to suicide, such as guns pointed to the head, depictions of hanging, suicide-related language or imagery and symbolism, etc. must be filtered. Open self-harm injuries must also be filtered for gore; healed scars of any kind don't require a filter.

Common Phobias

Refers to elements of art and character designs that may trigger certain common phobias.

Trypophobia - Holes or clusters of eyes that take up a large mass. 6 or more eyes need a filter. Except for real life species with more eyes than 6 eyes (e.g, spiders). Characters with many eyes on their body need a Body Horror and Sensitive Content filter. Clothing patterns are exempt from this rule at mod discretion.

Entomophobia - Photo-realistic or photographed spiders (arachnophobia) and insects. Characters with prominent realistic bug features need a filter.

Trypanophobia - Medical needles, whether in use or not, need a filter.

Emetophobia -Realistic or fake vomit depicted in art and photos; or depicting the expressive motions of being about to vomit needs a filter.

Sensitive Topics

Refers to content in writing or art that commonly may be controversial or cause discomfort.
Hateful symbols are not allowed on Art Fight, even with a filter.

Mentions of physical, mental, or sexual abuse fall into this category for filtering. Staff may remove characters, attacks, or other content that holds extreme cases of this category.

Depictions of dead animals or characters need to be filtered, even if there is no gore present. Except undead fictional creatures like zombies and skeletons.


Other topics that should be noted.

Cultural appropriation

Participating in and depicting cultures other than your own can be very fun and a great learning experience, but please make sure you represent the cultures respectfully in your depictions! Consider doing research before drawing and designing characters in order to avoid misrepresentations or caricatures. If you have a friend from said culture it can be good to ask them after doing your own research. Any blatantly disrespectful depictions of cultures, especially minority cultures, are not allowed on Art Fight, and may be removed at moderator discretion.

Cheat Sheet

Needs Filtering

Doesn’t Need Filtering

NOT ALLOWED on Art Fight

Abuse-prone illegal substancesAlcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and vape pensHateful symbols, Hate speech
Syringes and medical needlesCartoonish bugs and spidersMisuse, misrepresentation, or misappropriation of cultures
Depictions of needles poking through skinMild profanity/swearing (hell, fuck you, etc)Any and all depictions of racism and racist ideologies
Suicidal imagery (i.e. a character pointing a gun to their head)Guns and WeaponsPersonifications of countries or geographical regions (ie: countryhumans)
Mentions of any type of abuseHistorical characters with military backgroundsHistorical characters who have associations with Nazis or other real world genocide
Cluster of 6+ holes or eyes (trypophobia)
Photo realistic bugs, including spiders