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ipernity official statement


Team ipernity
January 15, 2010 - 97 comments - 5 655 visits

Well, maybe it's time to clarify the situation.

What you call "censorship" we call it "moderation to protect children". If you claim "No moderation for art content", our answer is clearly NO. We do have a responsibility concerning content published by our members regarding children protection. You will never find any sharing platform without moderation system. If you don't accept any moderation rules, we recommend you to create your own site under your own responsibility.

Don't believe rules have changed. We have moderated content since our launching in April 2007 and several accounts are suspended or closed every day.

While waiting the implementation of our rating/filtering system, we ask our members to share in private, content not suitable for children (you can notice we don't ask them to remove such content, just to change sharing settings. Only illegal content regarding the French law must be removed).

We agree with you about the fact this method is not perfect and we should quickly implement a rating/filtering system. That's what we expected more than one year ago. We even started a group to open a discussion with our members about this topic. Go here to read our conclusions. The main principle is to set the default browsing level to “moderate” and to let the possibility to users to set it to “safe”. This is a fundamental difference with other sites which set their default level to “safe” and give an image of a candy world that is not reality.

So, why this system has not yet been implemented? It needs a huge amount of work and unfortunately we lacked technical human resources in 2009 (when the technical team is composed of 2 people and when one leaves the company, you lose 50% of our technical resources). We also spent in 2009 all our energy to raise funds, to hire new talents and to train them to our technologies. Now the technical team is composed of 5 people and we are ready to start again developments and improvements of ipernity.

We’ve heard and understood your claims: we’ve just decided to put on our top priority the implementation of this rating/filtering system. We’ll start this project next week and we expect to complete it by end February 2010. We’ll keep you informed in our blog.

Unhappy valuable members make us not happy too. We hope we’ve brought a positive answer to your claim. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Comments
Hans-Peter Gobien
Hans-Peter Gobien
Es scheint, daß Bewegung in die dieser Sache ist, warten wir es mal ab wie
sich der Schutz entwickelt.
4 years ago.
Rrrolf
Rrrolf
[EN] Thanks for your demand at ipernity, Graphite.
[DE] Danke für Deine Nachfrage bei Ipernity, Graphite.
4 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
at the moment i'm still patient... it's a lot of work, but it's a question of priorities, too ! and maybe the new filtre system has not the same priority for iper than for us... i think about the implementation for i-phones f.e.

we NEED this filtre system and i hope it will come very very soon !

and i hope we can trust into iper not to kid us... !!!
4 years ago.
Herr K.
Herr K.
I think it's indeed a problem of priorities.

Campaigns like the Cannes Photo Exhibition and a mobile application are well suited to attract investors, sponsors and new users, and – admittedly – that's what ipernity *needs* to keep functioning.

A content filtering feature, on the other hand, only pleases the ever-diminishing number of fine art photographers on iper, and – also admittedly – some dodgy peeping tom and candid beach/upskirt snapshooter types.

Yes, I've exaggerated, but I think that's basically the problem, and it's a tough call. Don't get me wrong, I also firmly believe that we NEED this system, and that we should have gotten it two years ago, and mobile apps and competitions are next to irrelevant for me. But I also understand that the team is struggling to keep the whole thing running.

Half a year ago, ipernity was my #1 platform to publish new images. This has changed drastically, and not only for me.
4 years ago.
creAKTive
creAKTive
15.01.2010 > We’ll start this project next week and we expect to complete it by end February 2010

31.03.2010 > ?????
4 years ago.

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