This thread was closed automatically due to a lack of responses over the last month. I have understood that Flickr is restricting BoFransson's stream because of so called 'nudity'. What he is showing, are well made true artistic works, no nudity. Any educated person can see that. There is far too much real porn very well visible on Flickr, hour after hour, and we keep on seeing these exhibitions without Flickr doing anything about it.
Double morality? Are the filthy guys and girls paying Flickr otherwise? If Flickr really is closing BoFransson's stream, that will be another great example of stupidity and simplicity of 'better knowing' 'experts'. Closing down would be as dumm as letting terrorism gaing the victory over freedom of mind and spirit. Please think this over once more. Art deserves more than such a narrow-minded behaviour. Flickr doesn't have any rules about "artistic" nudity. They don't try to draw a line between "art" and "porn" The rules are clear: if breasts or butts are visible, the image must be flagged as 'moderate'.
If sexual activity is shown, or if the pubic area is visible including tight fitting or stretch clothing that molds to the body , then the image has to be flagged as 'restricted' I appreciate having a choice about whether or not to see nudity and sexual acts while browsing Flickr. The flagging system gives me that choice. If, however, a Flickr member refuses to flag images that contain nudity, it takes away that option.
Flickr then flags their photostream so that their images don't show up to people who don't want to see nudity. Flickr does not "close" anyone's photostream for misflagging. They simply hide it from people who don't want to view nudity. Posted 99 months ago. Nudity is allowed, but should be given the proper moderate or restrict filters. If you encounter content that is not filtered according the guidelines, you can flag it to bring it to staff's attention. Staff is not patrolling, but depends on these reports.
Edit: its clear that mr. By the way, the Flickr rules also say that you cannot have images in your photostream that you did not create yourself. Your friend is likely to find their entire photostream deleted because most of it appears to be other people's work. It's also worth noting that Flickr's policy is, I think, pretty much the most liberal on the web. Most 'user generated content' sites Facebook, Youtube, Picassa Web etc.
Flickr has gone to the effort of making a system that allows people to show full nudity, completely publicly, while also allowing people that want to avoid it to do so. So I have no other choice but pulling down my account. It was fun as long as it lasted. Strange you would say that Colleen, as I noticed some of your work on your photostream is not your "own" work. And Bo Fransson has left the building I am sorry that Bo has left Flickr. I found nothing wrong with his photostream, as he explained what he was doing on his profile.
His personal art work was displayed along with some Renaissance painters and artists and it was not like stealing someone current photo. A "Salem Witch Hunt" is not always the best way to go. I hope Bo finds a more appreciative home for his own personal artistic talent. I very much doubt he will get it better elsewhere on the Net, see 's reply higher up: www. I have tons of nudity on my photostream. Check out my sets for carious "naked bike rides". Virtually all of it has to be set to "moderate", and those with crotches exposed are set to "restricted.
These are the rules of Flickr, rules I must comply with and understood when I signed up. Why should I be required to comply with these rules but your friend Bo should not? From what I saw of Bo's work, they were paintings artwork and not porn nor photographs of porn.
They were tasteful as seeing any nude, male or female body on Flickr, either painted or photographed. That's why I was sorry to see this happen to him and his work. And yes, Flickr is pretty fair, even on the grosses of content. These were tasteful paintings of nudes, but it is a very fine line I guess.
The Safety Filters apply to all images, not just photographs Posted 99 months ago. There's no porn rule here. There's a body parts rule, and it applies to painting not just photographs. It's a way better rule than no-nudity-allowed, or than having staff constantly decide what's porn and what isn't, no? But yes, it means that artists, self-professed or established, don't get to be More Special than non-artists. And a lot of us -- art-nude-posters included -- much prefer it that way. One man's porn is another's artistic nude. Luckily, account holders don't have to guess, which side their image falls if there is nudity a content filter must be applied.
The photos aren't segregated from the person's photo stream. They're not moved to a separate site. It has nothing to do with taste, because frankly whose taste would count? I find women wrestling in oil pretty tasteful, so should I be the measure here? It just has to do with nudity, in whatever form or context it takes. Prior to the filters allowing people to choose to view nudity, the only option was for it to be completely private. Now all content is allowed to be public, it just has to be filtered properly so you and I and everyone else can make the choice to view it or not.
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Pink-Kat Kate says: Strange you would say that Colleen, as I noticed some of your work on your photostream is not your "own" work. The Searcher says: I have tons of nudity on my photostream. Pink-Kat Kate says: From what I saw of Bo's work, they were paintings artwork and not porn nor photographs of porn.