Hi Fanpoppers. It's been a while since I've telah diposkan an artikel in the Fanpop Club, but I wanted to let all of anda know about a baru-baru ini problem we've run into and see if we could implore anda - the awesome Fanpop community - to help us out

(I know, I know, I'm sure many of anda are thinking only one problem? There's a LOT of problems on Fanpop, Papa! A LOT!!! Alas, for today, we're only going to focus on one problem!)

As anda know, Fanpop is utama to a lot of Kelab covering a wide range of topics and interests and within those Kelab there's a great amount of latitude telah diberi to what kind of content anda can post.

However, one type of content that has proven increasingly problematic for us is the posting of explicit atau pornographic content on Fanpop.

Per the terms of service:
"You may not post content that...is pornographic atau sexually explicit in nature..."

Since that definition might be a little ambiguous to some, allow me to elucidate (I apologize for being so blunt, but I want to be very clear): no exposed breasts atau genitals, no butt cracks atau full-cheeked buttocks, no explicit sex acts of any sort in which any of the former (genitals, breasts, etc.) are menunjukkan atau engaged in...stuff. Two dudes hugging is ok. Two dudes hugging completely naked with their "junk" flopping around is not ok. Got it?

And as ridiculous as it sounds to say, this goes for real life foto-foto as well as for cartoons. Specifically: no cartoon Haiwan with genitals atau cartoon Haiwan engaged in sex acts (sadly we have been witness to My Little kuda, kuda kecil doing improper activities with her kuda, kuda kecil "friends" on this site). If anda want to celebrate your Cinta of explicit peminat art of randy woodland creatures we, unfortunately, have to ask anda to find another fansite on which to engage with your fellow fans.

In the interest of erring on the side of caution, I would also advise against chest shots (even if covered), crotch shots, and foto-foto with see-through materials that expose breasts and genitals. So-called under-boob, side-boob and "upskirt" type imej also fall into this category.

The reasons we are asking for your help in policing and reporting this type of content is two-fold:
FIRST: We have a lot of people under the age of 18 on the website! While everyone needs to be smart about their web-surfing habits and while we don't want to over-sanitize the web experience on Fanpop, it's also reasonable to expect when visiting the "Penguins of Madagascar" Club that anda will find, at worst, PG type content about those wise-cracking Dreamworks penguins. Nobody needs to see Skipper, Kowalski and Rico getting it on in a menage-a-penguin on the ice. At least not on this site.

SECONDLY: Problematic content isn't only a problem for us, it's a problem for our advertisers. Fanpop isn't cheap to maintain and operate. When we started the site back in 2006 we had maybe a thousand users visit us in the first month. Today we have over 25 million unique visitors to the site every bulan viewing over a 160 million pages a month. To support this high volume of web traffic we have had to purchase bigger, better and faster machines and lebih and lebih bandwidth. Running the site is not cheap. If advertisers are unhappy with explicit content on Fanpop, it means no money to operate and continue Fanpop. We Cinta Fanpop. We hope anda Cinta Fanpop. We'd like to keep Fanpop running as long as possible!

sejak now anda are probably asking: "So Papa, now that you've told me all about Penguins and My Little Pony, what can we do to help?" All we are asking is that, where possible, please pitch in a hand and help us clean up Fanpop going ke hadapan sejak reporting any problematic content anda might encounter. It doesn't take much time and is easy to do.

Here are a few things that would help us:

See a pornographic image? lapor it as "inappropriate"

Feel free to remind other users about the pornography policy on Fanpop in comments, private messages, forum and dinding posts

See a pornographic club? lapor it as "inappropriate"

See a naughty foto in a forum thread? lapor it!

See a humanoid cartoon character with a tentacled sea creature doing things they never taught anda in sex ed? Please lapor it!

See a pony, with a penguin and a...well anda get the point...

Thanks for taking the time to read this Fanpoppers. Any help anda can give us in helping to clean up the site is much appreciated. Keep on Fanpopping!
Fine art is ok, anda don't need to censor Michelangelo!