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New Feature Uploaded photos is to be approved from now on...

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    #1 Administrator, Aug 24, 2016
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    Hi All.

    I am testing how it will work if new Photo-entires in the Galleries are to be approved by moderators before they can appear on page.
    We shall se how it will play out, but it is an attempt to minimize the hard work of moderators to manually go through member galleries to see if rules are being followed.
    We do not want photos - not owned by You, not depicting your involvement in chastity lifestyle, and we certainly do not want to be your number one online cloud storage for all of your photos....
    Just the ones that tell us a story of your progressing involvement in the chastity lifestyle.
    A cage - or two is fine too. Much better than using a cage-shots as avatars...

    You can instantly see your own uploaded photos and description, but others will not be able to see it until it has been approved...

    The test will be for a week, and then we will evaluate...

    UPDATE
    Some users have stated already that this procedure will have the effect that CM moderators can see pictures meant for hidden albums, that only certain appointed members can see.
    Yes, it seems that way - I will however look more into this.
    But have in mind all members - that all photos uploaded here on CM can be seen by administrator.
    It has always been like that, and will always be like that....

    I am sure that moderators know how not to compromise your privacy. We are a caring community, not a black mailing one....


    Admin/Jens
     
  2. How would this work if my gallery is set to private for only couple follwers can see. Now any moderators can see to
    approve.
     
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    The current photos in your albums are still hidden, but yes I guess that new entries will have to pass the approval process...
    See, there will be various issues emerging from this, and thats is why it will start out as a test for a week...
     
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  4. #mySpelling
     
  5. i understand it would be too much work... and risk losing some people, but it would save us some spam if the same would apply to new members...
     
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    Yes it would....
    One step at a time:):)
     
  7. Speaking as someone who only has pics I own uploaded, can I just say I'm not a fan of this? Its unfair on people who wish to remain anonymous (whilst still showing what interests them) and whilst obviously its possible to omit faces etc, backgrounds, distinguishing marks etc can give the game away.

    I'm not sure I get the rationale really. Without wanting to sound dismissive, its not like this site is getting thousands of visitors a day so even if there were a copyright violation, its unlikely it would be reported. If thats something you are concerned about, would it not be better just to have a report button for copyright holders (or general complaints)?

    Forgive me being negative, but to me (as a non-admin obviously), this seems like a case of rules for rules sake (if its to do with storage costs thats understandable but perhaps make that clear?). On the moderators being able to see pics anyway - theres a big difference between them actively having to look at a users uploads and having to view every single one in order to be approved.

    Just my opinion that will probably count for nothing in the grand scheme of things, but my experiences of fet-related sites going back 20 years suggests that the more restrictive a site is, the fewer people it attracts. I appreciate cage pics as avatars arent to everyones liking (including mine) but its more interesting than the default avatar. Perhaps have a non-NWS rule for avatars if its the sight of cocks which is putting people off?
     
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    We have had cases of people uploading their entire porn stash or at least major parts of it.
     
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    As I said - we are testing the implications of this.
    Secondly - It most be clear to all that once your choose to upload photos to a website, You have to trust the site. Otherwise you should not do it. Period.
    Administrators have always had the ability to see EVERYTHING. In fact I hold full backup s of the entire forum including photos on my secure servers. I even have all of your email adresses, as I have from over 150.000 users of my companys user base. I could even read all the mail-correspondence if I would.

    But I will not. Still You will have to trust me. Trust- that I have no bad intentions. That is all I can offer You. If that is not enough for You, then please don't upload any photos.
    It is the reality of the internet. Sorry!

    As for moderators to have to go in an approve photos, I am confident that they will honor and respect the trust you invest in us.

    But let me finally repeat myself once more: We are testing this for a week , then we will evaluate. So hold your horses for the next week or so. Donut upload any photos.
    Have a great day , and thanks for your valuable comments:)
     
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  10. Of course, merely offering my opinion before the change is rubber stamped - better now than after the decision is made.
     
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  12. May I suggest something a bit simpler ...

    Set a limit to each members gallery ... whether it be hard drive space or number of images (images is easiest). This forces them to be more selective on what the upload, and can be easily tied to both violations and following the rules. If they violate the rules you can drop their number of allowed images, if they are a rule following member they can request to up their limit (doubt this will happen but is an option).

    Because ... there is plenty of cloud storage out there and the member can always share the link to their cloud storage to share the image ... The idea behind images in the forum is sharing with community / friends and anything you do should not impede that, it should also not present it self as the "powers that be" are looking at everything I do and "approving" it.

    Just sharing thoughts from experiences I have had on other Forums
     
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    This is being discussed currently.
     
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    Having had a test of the proposed system this morning, this is what happens.

    A member uploads 5 pictures say, we can quickly check their total uploaded number and choose to allow, or to delete.
    If any are over quota we'll just delete them from the moderation queue. It'd be nice if a notice went out to let you know of approval or deletion, this is a detail to be worked out. It might just be that you get a notice explaining the rules when you go to upload each time, so you'll already know why something may not have been passed. ;)

    We probably would look at one picture of the group just cursorily, and then a quick scan of the thumbnails of the other images the member has just uploaded. If they all look kosher then they'll get approved. None of us have the time or inclination to work out where you get your bed-linen, or that your dado rail is a bit wonky (the shame), or that the picture-frame on the mantelpiece shows that you are a high court judge (what do you mean, you're not?!). If we've got our mod hats on on this task we just wont be interested in the content as much as if it passes or not. If it passes it gets approved, simple as.
     
  15. hello admin. If people want to up load there complete porn collection maybe you should let them, but charge them.
     
  16. I think this is the best idea. It's very efficient time wise too and Gosh I would hate to have to look all those photos if I were a moderator.
    I've had to go in the Gallery before and some things you just can't unsee!
     
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  17. LOVING the changes! Thank you !!!!
     
  18. Definitely glad I am out of this one . I absolutely no idea where I would draw the line .

    I wonder how the gallerys will differ depending on who checked the particular set . As I could see depending on your taste could be big variations.

    However let's see how members view the process and the views if your photos don't make the cut.
    Xx Wendy
     
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    A least 60% of the gallery photos have nothing to do with chastity. It's a chastity site not instagram or facebook.
     
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  20. Has the GCHQ/NSA got a bug up the anal canal of this site or what? Are old or deemed offensive pictures going to be removed? I have none, unless birds are suddenly offensive, but like the Lorax I like to speak for those with no tongues. Will the thought police start editing word by word....AHHHEM ... Yes 'try' as you will to contain and control. Poop! I cannot stand how the www has gone from limitless freedom to these regimented and constrained places. Places where you cannot help but feel you are constantly being supervised. I suppose feelings need to be considered, and potty mouths washed with soap. But if political correctness really is an issue, this whole site is taboo and in danger of being dismantled. The only way forward seems to be enforce payment for membership, which personally would be a point of relationship termination. Here is an idea, since server space is clearly an issue: limit users to one profile pic and one banner. It would seem to me that a flag or report button on any and all posted material is all that is needed. Opinionated thought police are not. Are we freaking children? Hopefully not. Which reminds me, where is the are you 18 or older question for entry to the site? You know the one that waves liability for all the admins and moderators? Since all emails are collected, I'm guessing that all IP addresses are also. Since attempts to regulate are in play, and the last few days of at least the guise of ambiguity seem to be upon us, I remind you all that anonymity is what makes a place like this valid and vibrant. Obviously that was just a pipe dream. cough. Time for a pint or ten, comrades. Maybe I will go over to twitter, where the threat of content removal is only reserved for terrorists and chronic repeat offenders.
     
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    I wholly indorse this, wherefore the need to introduce a filter system. I am not a Mod currently, during the interregnum while the various changes to CM happen over the next fortnight or so, but was Mod till recently and may perhaps become one again thereafter. But while I was Mod, one major issue among the reports was the vast quantity of photos in the galleries, many having scant relevance to CM and/or being copies of captioned pix copied from far and wide. All of which, apart from anything else, occupies a huge amount of space. It has long since got out of hand. A start was made to weed out some of the most blatant ones,but this was always going to be a long job, and is one which is still very much unfinished business, to be continued, I am sure, by the new set of Mods Jens will set up when the other changes are complete.

    This proposal is I am sure to stop things getting even worse meanwhile. The only concern I have is that with the very limited skeletal staff for the next fortnight or so, there may not be the capacity to do the needful checking with all the new pix. But Jens having said this is just a week's trial to see how it goes this will surely be revisited when the week's up.
     
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    Halleluja - seems as if we dropped into the snake pit with this one - lol.
    I will answer you in depth tomorrow ...
     
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    I don't think the photos need to be approved, just delete any that have no link to chastity.
     
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    As I said earlier @danleft1@danleft1 and others - go to the post made about Albums and Pics and read it please.

    That took quite a bit of talking in the back rooms to get a consensus, and to try and overlay that with other rules - just don't go there!! ;)

    This is simply an extension of that post and might make members think before uploading their pics.

    I can't remember the number exactly but one member at least had over 500 pics and many had several hundred - most of which should and could have been on Flickr or Tumblr.
     
  25. Just allow 10 each. They can be of whatever.
    If Joro gets his way then I suppose mine will be the first to go since they aren't exactly chastity related. :-(