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meowhous the iconoclast PRO 9:30pm, 18 July 2006
I just thought this might be an interesting place to gather together some of the NIPSA comments or threads, particularly since it appears that Malingering really is NIPSA'd.

Anybody else NIPSA?
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Malingering 12 years ago
This NIPSA thing is a disaster.

No Interestingness Photos, Stupid A-hole?
Never Incite People's Silly Attitudes?
No Inspiring or Pleasurable Shots of Artwork?
Naked Individuals who Post Shots of Ass?

I read all of the Flickr rules and as far as I know I abide by all of them, unless I fall into the category of "creepy" which is rather broad and non-specific and I've seen much creepier stuff end up on Flickr than my photos of ugg boots. I am feeling rather discouraged right now. Maybe I'll take about 100 photos of Milo and some flowers and fill my photostream with love and joy and cheesiness and they will let me come back.
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In concept, I'm mostly in favor of keeping photos of private parts out of the explore pages (cough cough), although this and The Damn Mushroom's difficulties (and perhaps other's) feel more like some sort of organized attack.

I'm in favor, in general, of political correctness, at least in so far as meaning, let's all discuss the issue of what we say and why we say it. Not really in favor of clamping down on what people say, though I may draw the line at hate speech (but not when it's as mild as, "you're ugly and so's your dog"--that's just an insult).
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TheDamnMushroom Posted 12 years ago. Edited by TheDamnMushroom (admin) 12 years ago
I believe some people have an issue with a) taking pictures of strangers, b) saying anything about strangers you wouldn't say to their faces [be it lusty or snarky], c) sharing those photos in a public group.

Those people may have some convincing arguments but the fact still remains that they came to someone's stream or a public group, may or may not be Pro members, may or may not have joined the groups they're viewing, and then go reactionary about what they see. They think they're doing the community a favor by "cleaning up" but really, they're not. It stifles creativity and content.

I haven't been NIPSA'd yet, to my surprise. But I have noticed some folks miss the forest for the trees -- I can upload 20 photos of plants, animals, scenery, and silly signs but it's the one picture of a teenager whose mother wasn't present to see her leave the house that draws the fire.

I can see those clowns attacking someone like YokoModel for posting the same (unflattering) self-nudes in every group regardless of theme. I can see those clowns attacking someone like Skulli for posting copyrighted material as her, er, her own. I could even see the admins demanding that A Girl Watchers Club go private, though by group rules there is no adult content (other than the rare topless shot from a beach).

One difference between Malingering and most other members (myself included) is that most of her pictures merely go into her sets or sit in her stream, and don't go to a group -- ergo someone had to look her up or click on her name in whatever forums she has posted to, then browse that way to find something they don't like. It's like walking into someone's house and bitching about their furniture. No one would notice or care about most of her her content if they didn't make it a point to go look. Why are they taking the effort?

Something I touched on in an earlier discussion is setting privacy as a way to avoid the dipshits. I never thought it should be necessary because there is no skin in my stream, and everything was publicly available. Then the righteous morons set in, so I changed everything meant for A Girl Watcher's Club to Friends to keep out the riffraff. I wonder how GirlWatcher survives, he always posts his photos as Public. The morons persisted, attacking stuff meant for this group here which was Public in my stream... once again, the clods had to go nosing around in people's profiles to find something to hate. I had to start making anything involving females in my Random Nonsense catch-all set for Friends too. Not what I prefer but idiots have necessitated such measures.

To follow up on Meow's second paragraph above: I'm a believer in bulletin boards, forums, and channels. You come to a discussion spot (or photo sharing spot), there is a theme and you stick to it, and pretty much everything goes if it's on topic. I hate political correctness, I love active participation and sociability. There's no reason to say "you're ugly and so's your dog", it contributes nothing to the discussion no matter what the topic. If you don't like the topic or the people, wander elsewhere. So by that same token, if some people don't like what you say in a thread or post in a group/set they really should find somewhere else to play.

</meander>
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Malingering's back on the Explore pages:
flagrantdisregard.com/flickr/scout.php?username=Malingeri...

(More of mine are back too, for whatever reason. Puzzling!)
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Malingering 12 years ago
how do I know if someone's blocking me? do i get a message?
wskrz PRO 12 years ago
I don't think so. Someone on the Flickr Help page said that if you go to the page of a user that is blocking you, you'll see a message on top of that page stating so.
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Malingering Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Malingering (admin) 12 years ago
ah. you are right. it looks like this:

pressure drop is blocking you

do you know what's funny about her blocking me? she lefr some rude comment on my photo. so i cut and pasted it onto one of her photos which it applied to equally to show her hypocrisy. so she blocked me. she blocked me for making her comment. talk about self-loathing.
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BOCTAOE PRO 12 years ago
She probably didn't like the way her own words tasted. ;-D

You should make sure you note that on the thread where she left you that comment. The public has a right to know.

Bill S.
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Malingering 12 years ago
i can't. she blocked me.
wskrz PRO 12 years ago
Apparently, crow doesn't taste very good to her.

Was the comment really bad that it needed to be removed right away? Or do you think that if we start making comments about it in the thread, she might come back and defend herself?

The funny thing about this blocking feature is that there's nothing stopping you from setting up multiple free accounts and posting comments through those. Sure, they can keep blocking them as they come, but you can keep setting up free accounts.
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BOCTAOE PRO 12 years ago
What I meant was, she left a comment on YOUR photo right? So post this info under that comment. That's all I meant.
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TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
What I do is post the dialog to I've Been Blocked so others will know. You might not be able to comment directly to photos, but forum posts are open game to all.
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