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    LuAnn Hunt

    I hope my concern is taken seriously. 500px is beginning to look more like a porn site than a photography site. :-(

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    Chris Spracklen

    I fully agree. The 'fresh' page has been bombarded by gratuitous and sickening pornographic images for much of today and it really is completely unacceptable. https://500px.com/photo/195773263/untitled-by-hothornychick?ctx_page=6&from=fresh is just one sickening example of this and I refuse to believe it can be all that difficult to stop this from happening. If something isn't done, then I shall have to think again about whether I continue subscribing to 500px.

    Very concerned,

    Chris Spracklen

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    Chris Spracklen

    Are you asleep, or just plain disinterested?! These disgusting images are still appearing on both the 'fresh' and 'upcoming' feeds and you're doing nothing about it! Will someone please ACT!

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    Fred Gates

    There has been an increase in the amount of porn and adverts for "escorts". Whilst it is inevitable that something occasionally slips through, it should be dealt with quickly.

    I also suggest a limit on how many pictures new users are allowed to post in a day. That would prevent them filling up the "Fresh" page with spam and porn. At least they would have to take the trouble to set up multiple accounts.

    Many of us pay for membership and want to be able to enjoy looking at the pictures without awkward questions from the wife.

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    Chris Spracklen

    Well said, Fred. Just hope the 500px hierarchy takes some notice because this problem is not a new one and I've flagged it up several times before.

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    Robert Martin

    I'm a new arrival.  It seems 500px has a lot to offer, but I wish there was a way to keep the trash out of the experience.  My very first experience with hitting the discovery and fresh pages was an assault of nudes.  I'm not a prude, but it's obvious I won't be able to enjoy discovering photographic art on 500px while my grandchildren are around.  Guess what, my grandchildren will trump my hobby every time. 

    I suggest that if a user repeatedly fails to properly flag his/her photos as adult content, then they should have their account blocked.

    Also, it would be nice if I could filter my discover and fresh experiences from my profile settings page.  Maybe I want to only see landscapes, nature, travel and street photography.  Maybe I want to say no portraits and no headshots (some great stuff out there, just not what I'm interested it).

    Any plans along these lines?

    Thanks.

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    LuAnn Hunt

    So, I just posted this on 500px FB page... (the nude photos are all over the place!) 

     
    "I'm seriously considering pulling totally out of 500px due to the large number of nearly nude or scantily clad women photos that appear in the "popular" category. Nearly 90% of these photos are not blocked with the gray cover. If your editors/watch dogs can't control the x-rated or nearly x-rated photos from showing up when we've put in our preferences not to see them, then I'll be leaving."
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    Chris Spracklen

    Well said, LuAnn.

    I think things may be improving a little. You've probably had 500px's recent 'Community Update' email in which they say:

    "Not Safe For Work. In an effort to align all members with our policies related to not safe for work content, we’ve updated our guidelines on content that must include the adult content filter when being uploaded to your public profile. Photos not appropriately flagged may result in account suspension. Thank you to everyone who reported and flagged these photos."

    Let's hope they're as good as their word. My biggest disappointment is that they don't seem to want to put up the money to monitor the site 24/7, even though the site is fully open 24/7 and therefore vulnerable to attack by unscrupulous pedlars of porn.

    Kind regards,

    Chris

     

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    Kenneth M Gundersen

    Yes! I am so glad to see these other comments. This is my complaint too. It's ever increasing with too many scantily clad women - calling it "art" is really no excuse. There are other pages for that. This could easily have its own category if it must be here.

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    Chris Spracklen

    500px must start 24-hour monitoring of their site!

    This morning I was browsing the 'fresh' page and was confronted by an image of blatant bestiality!!! It was utterly sickening and should never be tolerated on any web site, let alone a photographic one.

    That image should not have been there for more than a few seconds, but was allowed to remain because of your stubborn refusal to pay for round-the-clock monitoring.

    Please revisit this issue as a matter of the utmost importance, or else your site will literally 'go to the dogs' and gradually lose every artist with a shred of integrity.

    Edited by Chris Spracklen
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    Kenneth M Gundersen

    Okay, I thought Robert Martin's idea of being able to filter out unwanted material was good, and it seems this is a feature we can allready make use of. 

    Go to the discover page. Then in the top right corner under the line where your name and settings are, there is "All categories". Click that, now hold shift while selecting to add all the material you want, and leave anything you don't want.

    From the look of it now 500px is exactly the experience I want it to be. Thanks, 500px!!

    Edited by Kenneth M Gundersen
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    Chris Spracklen

    Hi Kenneth, the only way to avoid possible porn is to disable 'fashion' and 'people', the two categories most used for uploading such images. But that doesn't stop children being exposed to it, should they venture on to the site.

    Besides, those uploading such material should click the 'adult' box, so as to hide it from all but those who want to see it, but they seldom do. The only real answer to keeping the site free of XXX-rated porn and spam is for 500px to monitor the site 24/7 and this they adamantly refuse to do.

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    Kenneth M Gundersen

    You make good points, Chris..

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    Robert Martin

    Kenneth.  Thanks for the pointer.  I'm going to try that for now.  It's a solution that works for me based on my interests. I can see where a better solution is necessary for those with interests in portraits or fashion.  I hope 500px realizes this soon.

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    Kenneth M Gundersen

    Robert, you are welcome, man!

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