Hi Fanpoppers. It's been a while since I've ilitumwa an makala in the fanpop Club, but I wanted to let all of wewe know about a hivi karibuni problem we've run into and see if we could implore wewe - the awesome fanpop community - to help us out
(I know, I know, I'm sure many of wewe are thinking only one problem? There's a LOT of problems on Fanpop, Papa! A LOT!!! Alas, for today, we're only going to focus on one problem!)
As wewe know, fanpop is nyumbani to a lot of klabu covering a wide range of topics and interests and within those klabu there's a great amount of latitude aliyopewa to what kind of content wewe can post.
However, one type of content that has proven increasingly problematic for us is the posting of explicit au pornographic content on Fanpop.
Per the terms of service:
"You may not post content that...is pornographic au sexually explicit in nature..."
Since that definition might
be a little ambiguous to some, allow me to elucidate (I apologize for being so blunt, but I want to be very clear): no exposed breasts au genitals, no butt cracks au full-cheeked buttocks, no explicit sex acts of any sort in which any of the former (genitals, breasts, etc.) are inaonyesha au engaged in...stuff. Two dudes hugging is ok. Two dudes hugging completely naked with their "junk" flopping around is not ok. Got it?
And as ridiculous as it sounds to say, this goes for real life picha as well as for cartoons. Specifically: no cartoon wanyama with genitals au cartoon wanyama engaged in sex acts (sadly we have been witness to My Little gppony, pony doing improper activities with her gppony, pony "friends" on this site). If wewe want to celebrate your upendo of explicit shabiki art of randy woodland creatures we, unfortunately, have to ask wewe to find another fansite on which to engage with your fellow fans.
In the interest of erring on the side of caution, I would also advise against chest shots (even if covered), crotch shots, and picha with see-through materials that expose breasts and genitals. So-called under-boob, side-boob and "upskirt" type picha also fall into this category.
The reasons we are asking for your help in policing and reporting this type of content is two-fold:
FIRST: We have a lot of people under the age of 18 on the website! While everyone needs to be smart about their web-surfing habits and while we don't want to over-sanitize the web experience on Fanpop, it's also reasonable to expect when visiting the "Penguins of Madagascar" Club that wewe will find, at worst, PG type content about those wise-cracking Dreamworks penguins. Nobody needs to see Skipper, Kowalski and Rico getting it on in a menage-a-penguin on the ice. At least not on this site.
SECONDLY: Problematic content isn't only a problem for us, it's a problem for our advertisers. fanpop isn't cheap to maintain and operate. When we started the site back in 2006 we had maybe a thousand users visit us in the first month. Today we have over 25 million unique visitors to the site every mwezi viewing over a 160 million pages a month. To support this high volume of web traffic we have had to purchase bigger, better and faster machines and zaidi and zaidi bandwidth. Running the site is not cheap. If advertisers are unhappy with explicit content on Fanpop, it means no money to operate and continue Fanpop. We upendo Fanpop. We hope wewe upendo Fanpop. We'd like to keep fanpop running as long as possible!
kwa now wewe are probably asking: "So Papa, now that you've told me all about Penguins and My Little Pony, what can we do to help?" All we are asking is that, where possible, please pitch in a hand and help us clean up fanpop going mbele kwa reporting any problematic content wewe might encounter. It doesn't take much time and is easy to do.
Here are a few things that would help us: See a pornographic image? ripoti it as "inappropriate" Feel free to remind other users about the pornography policy on fanpop in comments, private messages, foramu and ukuta posts See a pornographic club? ripoti it as "inappropriate" See a naughty picha in a foramu thread? ripoti it! See a humanoid cartoon character with a tentacled sea creature doing things they never taught wewe in sex ed? Please ripoti it! See a pony, with a penguin, auk and a...well wewe get the point...
Thanks for taking the time to read this Fanpoppers. Any help wewe can give us in helping to clean up the site is much appreciated. Keep on Fanpopping!
Fine art is ok, you don't need to censor Michelangelo!