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    Photobucket Censorship

    I just found out that photobucket just recently edited one of my posts of a nude study and I can't really figure out why??
    I'm not big on Censorship in any form but it's especially disturbing when the image isn't even remotely offensive.
    I'm curious what you guys think??? Also if other people have been having the same problem? If you needed another reason to start posting directly here it is.
    This is the image.
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    Ah well there's nudity and nudity.. I guess Photobucket just wants to keep their sponsors and all, so even a nipple will be removed..
    So even more reason to attach your images I think..

    I personally am not at all offended by your image, I think it's classy and just you know, nudity for art.. I think the only people who would not like that image to be online are those overly concerned parents who are afraid one of their kiddos will see how their mother looks like naked or something

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    Photobucket have been getting increasingly twitchy about any kind of nudity lately it seems.

    You can either use the attachment facility here or Imageshack.
    www.imageshack.us

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    Noë and Flake - Thanks for getting back to me, the strange thing is that i've hosted images there for 2 years and have over a thousand images there and a huge part of those are nude figures and they only censored the last eight. And it gets really weird cause those same images were posted twice (different versions) and they didn't touch those so far. It's as if certain kinds of images posted after a certain date won't be tolerated.
    I've e-mailed them twice asking for an explaination but haven't heard back from them yet.
    Whatever, I'll just start uploading directly.
    Thanks again for getting back to me about it.
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    Change service, photobucket does not deserve your business.
    DON'T CLICK THIS

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    photobucket sucks major ass for this reason

    JUST DON'T USE IT

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    BOJEE MONKEEEEE BRAINZ

    same thing happened to me, bro... ruined like 5 pages of the old sketchbook and I WAS A PAYING MEMBER!!!

    private servers, my main man, private servers are "teh" way 2 roll.

    photobucket doesn't deserve your swanky business anyhow, as evil disco goodly pints out

    the worst thing is that ... there isn't even a way to report an offensive image on their stupid service. it's an inside job...these f$$$$ actually go through and point out anything questionable.

    ...then you re upload the images and your account gets DELETED

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    I have nudes on my account and they haven't been removed. Just make your account private!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist
    I have nudes on my account and they haven't been removed. Just make your account private!
    My account is private and I'm a paying customer.

    This their first response;

    We continuously monitor the content on our site. When we find images that
    violate our Terms of Service, we either remove the images or ban the account
    if the account is full of images that violate our TOS. When an image has been
    removed for TOS violation, it will display as the image you are currently
    seeing in your account. Please read Section 2 of our Terms of Service.
    http://photobucket.com/terms.php

    Our Terms of Service apply to all accounts whether Public or Private or Free
    or Pro.

    Thank you!

    Second response;

    Photobucket.com attempts to maintain a website that is absent of offensive,
    indecent or objectionable content. That is our general policy and your images
    were removed in accordance with that policy. The Photobucket.com Terms of
    Service, found at http://www.photobucket.com/terms.php, reflect that policy by
    giving Photobucket the right to remove content that, among other things, (a)
    it deems unlawful, obscene, harmful, threatening, defamatory, or hateful; (b)
    invades the privacy of any third party; (c) contains nudity, illustrated
    nudity, pornography, illustrated pornography, child erotica, or child
    pornography; or (d) Photobucket deems otherwise objectionable. The Terms of
    Service apply to all accounts whether Free or Pro or Public or Private.

    Thank you!

    Your Photobucket Support Team

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    I heard of this also. I have nude pics in photobucket and they have not been censored. Makes me thing that their policy is random. I doubt they have someone checking through all the pic's posted there. They probably use a software package to scan the images. Just curious what name did you use to post your pic. I know they are packages that scan for words, cause they use a package like that here at work. Any e-mail with words nude sex fuck etc gets automatically banned.
    Last edited by Mitze; October 18th, 2006 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitze
    They probably use a software package to scan the images . . ..
    Thereís no software in existence that can accurately do something as complex as identify a picture as being of a nude. :-)

    Photobucket is a private company. They have the right to exclude whatever content they wish. Sorry to hear they inconvenienced you, Bojee. I see a business opportunity for anyone who wants to open a hosting site for Photobucketís rejects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling
    Thereís no software in existence that can accurately do something as complex as identify a picture as being of a nude. :-)

    Photobucket is a private company. They have the right to exclude whatever content they wish. Sorry to hear they inconvenienced you, Bojee. I see a business opportunity for anyone who wants to open a hosting site for Photobucketís rejects.
    lol, I'm sure your right, someday maybe. He might be right about scanning for words though, some of the titles had " naked" in them.
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    Same thing happened to me on Myspace. A couple charcoal nudes were deleted. Academic nudes! I was like "ok, these are offensive, but all the other cam whores on Myspace are not. Makes perfect sense." So, remember kids, if we can go around posting nude figure drawings everywhere, the terrorists win.

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