Zero Tolerance for Unsolicited Sexual Images
Zero Tolerance policy for unsolicited sexual images sent via private message. This will help make the community safer, and better for all. The warn and block method just seems to be a slap on the wrist for these individuals and is deeply concerning for active members who have to deal with this time and time again, only to know that the user is still on the site and likely to do the same things to other unexpecting users.
Thanks for the feedback. We have implemented a new tool that will be more strict for users sending unsolicited nude images or sexually graphic messages. If a user sends you something we would deem inappropriate, simply send us a screenshot of the incident.
We will block the user from accessing the site for 7 days and place a first and LAST warning. If this behaviour is repeated, we will remove them without further warning and block their return.
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I can't agree with this request.
I have to assume — and please correct me if I'm wrong — the OP doesn't like having random users send nude pictures of themselves to him, presumably without talking with him much first.
I can certainly appreciate the annoyance this would cause, but I struggle to call it anything more than just that — it's something we roll our eyes at while we move our cursor to the delete button, then proceed to forget about within 10 minutes.
That said, there are surely other users on the site who actively enjoy recieving such photos; implementing this policy would deny them that enjoyment. As such, I think it'd be unconscionable to create a censorship policy for this type of thing in general.
Further, the specific way this request is worded, "zero tolerance for unsolicited sexual images", is far, far too broad.
Consider, if you will, that you're talking with a guy for a while. After 2 hours of discussing your common sexual interests, he sends you some nudes, without you asking, and without asking if it's alright to send them. Though many would consider that appropriate and reasonable, they're still unsolicited. If those two users later got into a disagreement, it could be used as ammunition for revenge, since, quoting Wikipedia, "Zero-tolerance policies forbid persons in positions of authority from exercising discretion or changing punishments to fit the circumstances subjectively; they are required to impose a pre-determined punishment regardless of individual culpability, extenuating circumstances, or history."
"Sexual" is also impossible to define in an objective way: surely completely nude photos of a guy's engorged member would count, but what about a photo in undies? A photo with a guy lifting up his shirt to reveal his belly? Belly with white liquid on it? Tugging down his pant waistband in a suggestive way, while still being fully covered? I'm sure other situations could be thought of that some would construe as sexual, while others would consider them fair game-- something that makes "zero tolerance" impossible, in my opinion.