I was, unfortunately, not present when most of the questionable acts took place. A quick amicable chat would have given some more insight. I did get to talking with one person, but just as I thought we were reaching a mutual understanding, he took something I said rather offensively and left. just as I thought we were making progress.
In any case, it might be worthwhile to point out the two guiding principles I have:
Firstly, the canvas should not leave the impression that it's particularly loyal to any subculture, clique or creed.
Too much furshit? Too much loli? Too much relating to one specific imageboard, community or circlejerk? Not enough effort? Too much effort? Too much cancer? Not enough cancer? None great.
I can't mandate diversity nor would I want to, so the closest I can effectively do is to encourage everything. Especially the weird stuff. If there's no running theme, then nothing is out of the question, nothing can be out of place, and the only standards you have to live up to are your own. You can draw whatever and at worst you get called a degenerate every now and then. I like that idea.
Secondly, I don't want people to draw on other people's drawings without express consent, and especially if it's done destructively.
I want artists to feel comfortable knowing that their art, message or vision, as long as can be seen, will be seen exactly as devised. Unless an artist explicitly forfeits their right to have their drawings unmolested.
If the original can clearly be separated from any additional context or commentary, or if there's a crystal-clear avenue of continuation that doesn't disrupt the original, I have no qualms with that, but I will not stand for defacement.
Relying on an after-the-fact permission from an apathetic artist doesn't cut it with me. Unless the expectation of edits and additions is plain and clear to the most ignorant yokel, or you get the original author's attention while they're still present and they're okay with the proceedings, I ain't havin' it.
I refuse to accept defacement as the expected standard and preservation as the exception.
If I have to embody a spergy caricature of conviction to cultivate this kind of culture, I will do just that.
Thank you for listening to my TED talk