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My account has been flagged as Unsafe!

allysa.messmer says:

So again this has happened! I try very hard to make sure I set the appropriate safety level on my pics, and I'm not posting anything overly salacious or pornographic, but I do have the occasional artistic nudity, which again, I am very careful about setting properly. However, my account has been flagged again! I opened a ticket like it says to do, but what do I do to prevent this from happening? The pic they flagged was a headshot I had used for my "buddy avatar" and was not a nude photo. I dont understand why they use such a big hammer and then set all my pics to restricted? Why not just deal with the pic they originally flagged?
Posted at 9:41AM, 4 October 2021 PST ( permalink )

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ur1336 says:

This happened to me too. It's incredibly stupid. I've had this account for 10 years plus and I have 800+ photos and always did my best to set safety levels appropriately. I have a handful of art topless photos in these 800+ photos.

Flickr staff slammed my account with restricted possibly because I missed setting one or two of these... and I haven't uploaded in a few years so whatever I missed was missed in the region of 4-8 years ago.

My account was flagged as unsafe about 10 days ago, and the instructions are telling me to batch set my entire account (including photos of kittens, and photos of the London Bridge, and photos of birds) as moderate or restricted to get out of this.

I tried to do that and follow the instructions in the Organizr, but when I do that it fails, with a message that Flickr staff has set my account to restricted so I cannot edit my content filters.

So, flickr, how do we get out of this loop?

Why don't you just actually change the setting of whatever photo you felt was set incorrectly instead of slamming an entire account like this? And, why give instructions that can't be followed to undo it?

I don't even know what photo out of the 800+ is the problem.
Posted 4 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod says:

ur1336:

Why don't you just actually change the setting of whatever photo you felt was set incorrectly instead of slamming an entire account like this?

Because if they did, it would soon be their full-time occupation, there would be no incentive for you, or the OP, or anyone else to be diligent about their safety flag obligations.
Posted 4 months ago. ( permalink )

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John Frattura says:

allysa.messmer:

My account has been flagged as Unsafe!
It seems ok now. Are you sure it wasn't the moderation bot that determined that one of your images was misflagged? The bot is not perfect, and has been known to make mistakes.
Posted 4 months ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 says:

ur1336:

I tried to do that and follow the instructions in the Organizr, but when I do that it fails, with a message that Flickr staff has set my account to restricted so I cannot edit my content filters.

So, flickr, how do we get out of this loop?

The short story (last time I paid attention to this) is that you carefully go through the required actions. Even though you cannot see changes, staff apparently have a record of the actions you have taken, and can tell if you are doing it all correctly.

Longer stories in this group:
www.flickr.com/groups/unsafe/
Posted 4 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod says:

The new Moderation Bot tries to give members a chance to re-examine newly uploaded photos that may have been mis-flagged without sanctioning the entire account. But, when an account or an image is reported by another person and is found to be mis-flagged, then the account is sanctioned until the account holder can show that they understand the safety flag system and can successfully pass the test of re-flagging their entire photostream.
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MabelAmber***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

ur1336:

I tried to do that and follow the instructions in the Organizr, but when I do that it fails, with a message that Flickr staff has set my account to restricted so I cannot edit my content filters.

It has always been so that despite the impossibility of actually applying the content filter (thereby actually changing it), staff CAN see, at the backend, what you have been doing, during your mission of (re)setting filters to your stuff.

EDIT: Oh, I see, while I was typing and looking up stuff, that Mag3737 already posted this information.
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