We thank everyone who participated in the poll over the last couple of weeks. We realized a little too late that the poll feature DeviantArt provides is flawed and prone to abuse. In the future, we will resort to a fairer poll system. Members should be involved with the decision making process.
Despite the suspicious of voter fraud, we still had a near 50/50 result with 3 votes extra in favor of yes. Since the integrity of the poll is in question, most of the admins felt that there wasn't a clear winner. Instead, we voted on two options:
1. Bring back the NSFW folder
2. Create/Move NSFW Pony SFM to its own group
The majority of admins (5/9) voted to move NSFW to a group I created in the first week of polling. As facilitator, I abstained from voting. I created the group in the event that the community voted to keep the NSFW folder gone. We have several talented artists that primarily want to make NSFW content, and we don't want to lose them completely. So instead, we are going to make the group SFM-Ponies-NSFW a sister group and home of NSFW content.
We discussed ratifying the poll results despite it all, but it was determined that this was the best compromise for those who prefered work-safe feeds and those who wanted NSFW content. In the coming days (or week), I will select the initial admin structure of the group and get it setup. I plan to stay out of most of the administration and let co-founders and contributors manage the group. We will follow some of the basic branding and rules of the parent group, but otherwise, it will be the NSFW playground. The only exception to this is submissions that break DA rules.