Hi Fanpoppers. It's been a while since I've পোষ্ট হয়েছে an প্রবন্ধ in the ফ্যানপপ Club, but I wanted to let all of আপনি know about a সাম্প্রতিক problem we've run into and see if we could implore আপনি - the awesome ফ্যানপপ community - to help us out

(I know, I know, I'm sure many of আপনি 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 আপনি know, ফ্যানপপ is প্রথমপাতা to a lot of সংগঠন covering a wide range of topics and interests and within those সংগঠন there's a great amount of latitude প্রদত্ত to what kind of content আপনি can post.

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

Per the terms of service:
"You may not post content that...is pornographic অথবা 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 অথবা genitals, no butt cracks অথবা full-cheeked buttocks, no explicit sex acts of any sort in which any of the former (genitals, breasts, etc.) are প্রদর্শিত হচ্ছে অথবা 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 ছবি as well as for cartoons. Specifically: no cartoon জন্তু জানোয়ার with genitals অথবা cartoon জন্তু জানোয়ার engaged in sex acts (sadly we have been witness to My Little টাট্টু doing improper activities with her টাট্টু "friends" on this site). If আপনি want to celebrate your প্রণয় of explicit অনুরাগী art of randy woodland creatures we, unfortunately, have to ask আপনি 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 ছবি with see-through materials that expose breasts and genitals. So-called under-boob, side-boob and "upskirt" type প্রতিমূর্তি 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 আপনি 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. ফ্যানপপ 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 মাস 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 আরো and আরো 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 প্রণয় Fanpop. We hope আপনি প্রণয় Fanpop. We'd like to keep ফ্যানপপ running as long as possible!

দ্বারা now আপনি 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 ফ্যানপপ going অগ্রবর্তী দ্বারা reporting any problematic content আপনি 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? প্রতিবেদন it as "inappropriate"

Feel free to remind other users about the pornography policy on ফ্যানপপ in comments, private messages, ফোরাম and দেওয়াল posts

See a pornographic club? প্রতিবেদন it as "inappropriate"

See a naughty ছবি in a ফোরাম thread? প্রতিবেদন it!

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

See a pony, with a পেংগুইন and a...well আপনি get the point...

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