At some point during Office Hours on August 17, 2022, the topic of how Midjourney deals with users who abuse the machine’s incredible imagination came up. After all, the company wants nothing to do with pornographic and other salacious content.
But David Holz reassures the audience. Anyone who now and then encounters the error message that a term is not accepted in the prompt need not worry about being banned soon after. It’s very obvious when a person is trying to get around the rule – for example, by typing “ladies,” “ladiiies,” “ladiiiiies,” Holz makes clear. If it’s not obvious that you’re circumventing the Terms of Service, you’re not.
Midjourney is intended to be a open-by-default community, via both Discord and the member gallery. Our rules state content must be PG-13, and specifically, the #rules channel states, Do not create images or use text prompts that are inherently disrespectful, aggressive, or otherwise abusive.
Violence or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. No adult content or gore. Please avoid making visually shocking or disturbing content. We will block some text inputs automatically.
These rules are actively enforced for all content, which is all content you produce including in /private mode. See below for more.
I have actually been confronted with the message that a prompt can’t be executed a few times, and it wasn’t even about porn. “drugs” for example are okay, but it stops at “addiction”. Midjourney also has a problem with “slave”. I would like to compile a list of all blocked terms – or if there is already one, let me know!
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