Banned prompt detected
Sorry! Our AI moderator thinks this prompt is probably against our community standards. Please review our current community standards: ALLOWED - Any image up to PG-13 rating involving fiction, fantasy, mythology. - Real images that may be seen as respectful or light-hearted parodies, satire, caricatures - Imaginary or exaggerated real-life scenarios, including absurd or humorous situations. NOT ALLOWED - Disrespectful, harmful, misleading public figures/events portrayals or potential to mislead. - Hate speech, explicit or real-world violence. - Nudity or unconsented overtly sexualized public figures. - Imagery that might be considered culturally insensitive This AI system isn't perfect. If you find it rejecting something innocent please press the Notify Developers button and we will review it and try to further improve our performance. Thank you for your help! /imagine donald trump grabbing a scared kitten, photorealistic, award winning color photograph --v 5
I chose not to appeal the AI verdict, since, while the generated image wouldn’t be explicit, it would be disrespectful and satirically sexualized, since almost any reader would know the intended meaning.
I’ve been using Midjourney since late last year, and I notice that Midjourney has become a lot stricter in its moderation. Other recent prompts that it banned me from using include:
|The word xi is banned. Circumventing this filter to violate our rules may result in your access being revoked.||No doubt, Midjourney wants to do business in China.|
|The word jail is banned. Circumventing this filter to violate our rules may result in your access being revoked.||I wanted to show Trump in jail. Interestingly, a few months ago, it allowed me to show him in jail. No longer.|
|The word arrest is banned. Circumventing this filter to violate our rules may result in your access being revoked.||(same as above)|
|The word sucking is banned. Circumventing this filter to violate our rules may result in your access being revoked.||I wanted to show the Pentagon sucking money from Congress.|
A few months ago it let me show leeches on Uncle Sam in a hospital bed:
And from that I made:
But now when I gave the prompt ““, it said:
Banned prompt detected
Sorry! Our AI moderator thinks this prompt is probably against our community standards. Please review our current community standards:
In the past it created images for me showing Trump in jail. For example:
But now “jail” is banned.
Today I tried the prompt “” and Midjourney banned it and offered me the option of appealing the ban. The appeal was rejected. But when I removed “Joe Biden lying on operating table”, it succeeded. But then it banned “ .”
Midjourney bans the prompt “c” but allows “uncle sam lighting the fuse to a bomb .”
It bans “” but it accepted it when I removed the word “Chinese.”
Likewise, if I asked Midjourney to make an image of someone in a bikini, it would comply.
These are “three Graces in bikinis“:
Nowadays it seems to have become more restrictive in what images it will produce. When I asked it to make people in bikinis, it refused or made them more modest.
Midjourney used to allow me to make images with some violence or devastation. Now even if I give a prompt that should show such content, it seems to prefer smiling, peaceful content.
I acknowledge that AI content generation needs to be moderated, and it’s not an easy task for the Midjourney developers.
See https://progressivememes.org/ai-images/exhibition/ for some examples of what Midjourney created for me. Some of the images are stunning. I fear we humans will need to learn humility towards our AI overlords.