I think it's time to connect our profiles to the app again, like it used to be. Now we have to browse or search through a gimped interface (pretty, but not the most useful) instead of just browsing the site, fav'ing what we want, then loading the app and going to favourites. The annoying bit is that favourites is still there.
It's a real pain in the behind when swapping phones or factory resetting, all your stuff is gone.
This thread has seen some revives since 2007, and I can understand why. I'm not the most prolific uploader, but I've also had quite a few deletions I would call random. There has to be a cleanup in the guidelines. They need to be a lot clearer, because the way I read them, all my posts have been well within them. Then some random siteguard marks it, and an admin deletes. I have yet to see an instance where an admin has re-instated the upload.
The most annoying part: most of this was in the Babes section, and the uploads were clearly marked as inappropriate for children (using the little checkbox for that). That means it should be hidden by the family filter, and the more r****e end of the spectrum (still within the posted guidelines, no nudity, tasteful shoots etc) should be allowed. Instead, that tag just seems like a magnet to siteguards. Why is there a family filter and a checkbox for it in the first place, when all posts are judged by the same standards as general content?
My theory: Siteguards are ranked. Admins are ranked. Is there some sort of metric on how much they report/delete that weigh in to these rankings? From what I can read in the forums, my suspicions are not exactly put to rest. There's frequent complaints about hugely popular uploads going missing, even images clearly within guidelines (no babes whatsoever. Pictures of nature and stuff), linked to a group of siteguards with an agenda. What that agenda is, I don't know, but competing for the top spot on the rankings (both the uploader and siteguard ones) seem to be in play.
I would like a clearer definition of the moderating standards being used on Zedge these days. Every now and then, I get a message saying content has been removed, without giving any further information of what rule or segment of rules has been violated. I've read and re-read the terms of service when uploading, and I've always thought my uploads were well within them, at least when it comes to potentially offensive content. Some of it might have been a violation of copyright or a stretch of the term "Fair Use", but I cannot see any other rule the content supposedly violated. None of the later examples have contained any nudity or been particularly explicit in theming. It has mostly been fashion or glamour shots.
While I do support removal of content containing nudity, explicit themes or other offensive material, I fail to see the need for the puritan approach some moderators seem to have. The family filter is there for a reason, and all content I've thought might come anywhere near being even potentially offensive to especially sensitive people has been marked as such in uploads. I wonder why the family filter setting is even there in the first place if you're going to delete anything remotely more interesting than Sarah Palins press photos anyway.
I'm not saying we should allow p**n or nudity, but users who have chosen to turn off the family filter clearly indicate they are able to make up their own mind and don't need some form of moral police to keep them in line.
My suggestion would be one of the two following.
1. Since there is a family filter option and the minimum age of users is 16, why not have family filter enabled as a default, so registered members can choose to disable it if they want to? That way, the fragile sensitivities of what I assume is a minority of the users is properly taken care of, and those that want a broader selection can get that within the current written guidelines in the terms of service.
or 2. Amend the terms of service or FAQ section to reflect what apparently is a moderating standard much stricter than the current terms of service indicate.
The first one I actually owned was a Nokia 6310i. Excellent phone, but lacked MMS support etc.
Then came a Siemens C45, followed by a Sony Ericsson T610, Samsung E-730, Nokia N80 (still have nightmares about that one), SE K810, SE C510, iPhone 3gs (fun at first, but d**n iOS is limiting...), Xperia X10, HTC Desire HD (Provided by employer, using it for work-related stuff), and now a Samsung Galaxy Nexus