Group: Tolerance


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By X-X
March  4, 2014 - 5 comments - 792 visits- Permalink

Since I arrived here from Photoblog.com on Valentine's Day, I have been banned from 3 groups, only to find out a contact or commenter use "seen in," "admired in" or who use graphics on my space. I don't care what people write on my space, as long as it is not obscene or a personal attack on me. It appears others have the need to pass judgement on me of what others write on my personal site and I didn't know that "seen in" was a reason people can use to ban others? My 2-3 week experience has been that of total intolerance of people monitoring my site for the sole purpose of banning!

I'm not sure if this is a very tolerant place to be and I may have made a big mistake coming here?

Can anyone tell me upfront, if there are groups here banning people of color, my religion, my gender, my political affiliations, my country of origin, etc? Banning for words such as "seen in", my God, is this place just emerging from the stone age? Very draconian methods used in an unwelcoming manner! I am certainly not impressed with the "thought police!" nor Ipernity!

The topic of this discussion has been edited by X-X 12 months ago.

Comments
 Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Hi Sandra,
Unfortunately ipernity is in the middle of an argument over what exactly 'spam' means. According to ipernity rules, the use of link backs, graphics and 'Seen In' comments are verboten. It has caused quite the uproar between both sides of the argument...those vehemently opposed to any mention of a groups name in comments and those that wish to use such codes. Check out ipernity's blog for threads on this.

As for the groups that have either banned you or removed your images, you can tell which ones to avoid by reading their rules or discussions. Some have decided to not allow photos with...OMG! My poor eyes!...any so called 'spam' comments. It's like driving on HWY 401...100km/hr posted rule/law...and some will never go 101 and stay in the right lane, but there are always a few who will only go 100 and drive in the passing lane to try to impede those who wish to go a little faster. Just go around them and avoid those that will try to dictate how you wish to drive.
6 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to X-X
I won't name the groups that exclude any kind of 'Seen In' comments, but they are in the minority. As I said, you can tell them right away by their rules or sometimes they will hide their intentions in discussion threads. A couple even have a graphic 'No Spam' icon on the main page. I recently left a couple of groups that have decided to remove photos that have 'Seen In' comments since I refuse to delete someones comment if they leave one.

Each of us has a right as to what to allow on their pages IMO, just as each group has the right to dictate what rules they wish to enforce. I just stay away from anti-'spam' groups and post to those groups that do not try to tell me what I can allow on my pages.

It is up to you to decide whether to join certain types of groups or not, but be aware that if you join anti-'spam' groups then you won't be able to have 'Seen In' comments on your contributions severely limiting how many groups you will have access to.

I do have to say that ipernity is a great place and a lot of people fled here from flickr after the change and have been quite happy here. This comment code uproar is the result of a few closed minded people trying to force their views onto others. Find like minded people that you can relate to, join groups that suit your subject material and your views and just try to stay away from the battlefield. Give ipernity a try and have fun!
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Welcome to Ipernity Sandra. Don't let the loud minority or archaic demands discourage you. Instead ignore them and have fun and enjoy the photos and interaction. Best wishes to you for a happy experience!
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
I'm also sorry about your bad experience. It's too bad you didn't give Ipernity a chance and ignore those tyrannical admins who banned you. Best wishes.
6 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Very sorry for your experience Sandra. Your photography is exceptional and that is what this site should be about. Thank you for joining my group whilst you were actively posting and very best wishes for your continued beautiful photos wherever you post them.
6 years ago.

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