Putfile media sharing system anti-gun?

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by Silicon Wolverine, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

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    OK guys ive used putfile since it started for pics, small videos etc. I got an e mail to update my account this morning and found about 1/2 of my pics delted for "violent content". They were all just pics of guns with the US flag in the background, or on the floor or pics of parts etc. All my range pics were still up along with some gun rack pics from range days, gun shows etc. I cleaned up my account, re-uploaded the images and e mialed asking why i got stuff delted. They replied that other users had flagged the pics as "violent and disturbing". First time in my life ive heard a picture with our nations flag in it "violent and disturbing".

    Anybody else have problems with putfile before?

    SW
     
  2. I would save these emails and make this into a big issue. Or just go through and flag everyone elses random stuff as violent and disturbing
     

  3. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

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    trust me i will. Im waiting to see what happens to the pics i re-uploaded.

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  4. Looks like they just hit you with an automatic response. Probably a bunch of anti's went on the site and bombed you pictues with "violent content".
     
  5. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt doubt it but if pics with our flag in it are violent and disturbing, how come they dont delte some of the BDSM and porn crap thats on there? You can go on anytime and find nudie pics if you so desire. I find that more offensive that a rifle laying on a flag.

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  6. You do, but not THEM. Thats "freedom" to them... a rifle and a flag is offensive and oppresive.
     
  7. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

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    Found a phone number suposedly for 24 hr customer serivce. we'll see.

    SW
     
  8. pills

    pills Guest

    I use photobucket. Never had a problem.
     
  9. Man that sucks, I know I would be so POed that I would be tasting bile and would be wanting to smack someone.

    Hope you get it straightned out.

    If you can find out the names of the people that flagged you, let me know their usernames and I will join, put one pic of a daisy in my files and go around and flag their sorry rears to make things even!
     
  10. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

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    OK i actually got to speak to a human being (oddly enough) and she checked it out for me. Appreantly the way putfile is set up if a pic or video is flagged x amount of times as innappropriate it automatically gets sent ot a admin delete box. She looked into who was flagging my pics and there was two IP addys that were logging in under multiple names and accounts and repeatedly flagging pics involving firearms, shooting sports and the military. I told her i had re-uploaded the pics and she said that was fine, she saw nothing wrong with them. The two IPs are now banned and the users flagged as trolls. she told me they were sorry about it and they do thier best to avoid trouble. I also asked her about the porn pics and she said they usually are up over the weekend when thier censors are short handed but are gone monday when they get caught up. All in all i think they do a good job, its just some sacriligious a$$hole going around screwing it up.

    SW
     
  11. Well that's cool that they took care of it for you, but alot of people do no have back up copies of everything. Myself I place ALL my photos on photobucket straight from my memory card as there are just too many to keep track of. If mine were deleted I'd be irate due to losing so much. It's good that they took care of you and banned those IPs.
     
  12. elguapo

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    Image Station can suck my left....toe.