PORN ON PINTEREST









IS IT MY IMAGINATION OR WHAT ... 

I vowed  I WILL NOT post pictures ...


is Pinterest out of control with soft porn ...
dare I say nudity ...

I think
~~~
YES ... 

my computer sits partnered with my husband's desk

when we relax in the evening and 
I'm pinning ... this makes me very uneasy

your thoughts please

respectfully,
savvycityfarmer


40 comments:

Theresa said...

I haven't done much on Pinterest... I know CRAZY right? Haven't heard anyone else mention seeing the but I wouldn't be surprised! HUGS!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

If you're on a pinterst page where everyone pins, there is some creepy stuff. I only look at the page where the people I follow have pinned and I haven't had any problems. One time I saw a buddha head and I stopped following that person because I don't want to look at idols. blech!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Something so wonderful has to be cheapened? I haven't noticed but that is awful to learn.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I run across some inappropriate pins on Pinterest. I flag them because they are against Pinterest policy. Twice I have gone to someone's board and flagged every pic on the board. I don't want some young boy or a young man to come across these pics and get addicted to porn.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I suppose anyone can pin what they wish, but I simply disregard when I choose to visit (seldom) the 'everything' board. I focus only on those that I follow.
Nancy

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, yes... there's plenty of porn there. I almost never, ever browse the everything page. Instead, I have selected a few favorites to follow and I only see their pins. If I had to view all the junk, then I'd probably quit... thankfully, I can be selective.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I'm with Lisa. We can pick and choose who we follow! If something tasteless and creepy pops up...they are a gonner!

Thoughts of you and prayers, my friend.
~Lynne
w/L.

Carol said...

I've had a couple of "people" start following me & when I checked out their boards I noticed they had nudity. Not art. Which I wouldn't like anyway. I have reported them & blocked them. They disappeared from my followers list, thankfully.

Mandy said...

i actually keep pinterest blocked with my filter unless i am gettign on it, then i reblock. i have 3 young sons {not to mention a husband!} that i definately do NOIT want seeign some of the images on pinterest. please flag them when you do see them, so the operators know it is not okay. <3

Gayle said...

I totally agree......there is some pretty bad pins on there. I have reported some things but nothing was done about it.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Geez...this is good to know. I haven't seen anything inappropriate thus far or even thought for a minute that there would be 'trash' on Pinterest!

Splenderosa said...

Wow, this is a shame. I haven't seen any of it either, but what a disappointment. I prefer Tumblr anyway for inspiration, but Pinterest sends me a lot of readers of my blog, cause I post a lot of my blog images onto Pinterest. Crazy?

Rebecca said...

Pinterest for me is only a file - what I select to pin there from blogs. So I don't spend time on other peoples' boards.

I DID discontinue a facebook friend who "shared" a picture of a naked lady. Granted, she had all her "parts" covered up - but REALLY?!?!

It's me said...

I only look at my followers boeards.....i have till now see no porno.....so i wil not see it also !!...it is nice to pin pinterest...so i hope i will not disover it......love from me...xxx..

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Just in case you need another voice...yes, it's there...usually disguised as dieting, exercise etc. I also report...it only takes a second. There is nothing new under the sun

awal.ny said...

I had noticed more pictures showing up like it was when I first found pinterest. I have to be careful if my kids are in the room with me. I don't think it is necessary and I don't want to see it.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yep, I saw one image and I couldn't "FLAG" the offender fast enough.

Keep turning them in. Nudity IS NOT allowed on Pinterest. But they need help in being alerted. This is one area you are encouraged to help stop the issue.

Bela Lugosi said...

Some people collect pictures of shoes, some people collect chesty Asian girls. It used to be in "My Folder", now it's on Pinterest. It's funny and shows human nature. I only see it when I search for something else. It's not on my homepage because I don't follow those people.
It's okay when it's just nudity, I haven't find any pornography yet, that would be flagable, everything else - just ignore, that's in my opinion! :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Joy I am on Pinterest all the time and have not come across this. I only see people that follow me or I follow and have never encountered anything like that.
Kris

UPON A HILL said...

I pretty much just look at my followers blog. Have not seen any porn on my site.

Jan said...

I agree with Lisa I follow only the blogger that decorate or DIY. So I haven't seen anything, thank goodness as I would not appreciate it either. Why oh why do we feel free speech is open season for garbage that many of us wish not to see! It's the world we live in, I guess! too bad.

adrienne said...

My 13 year old daughter saw some porn--totally disgusting! I didn't go looking any farther, but it was the worst of the worst. She was following someone's nail polish art board and they also had a board of porn which she stumbled upon. It's so sad. I didn't think to flag it because honestly I just didn't want to look at it for one more second.

Carol Parrish said...

I AGREE!

Pam said...

I have only seen a few of these and mostly on photography boards. They were actually tastefully done but I'm sure there are others out there not quite as tame.
I have mine set so that I only see pins from people I follow. I never look at the main board. I would agree that if you see something inappropriate you should report it.

check out my pin they are nude free :)

http://pinterest.com/pamelamprussel/

Pam

Anne said...

I don't visit the main page often.I usually look things up of my interest and I pin those photos.But I have come across pins that are just as you described and I have un -followed those people.I would never let my teenage daughter on pinterest that's for sure!
xx
Anne

Bliss said...

I'm on pinterst all the time, but I must be missing it. Probably because I specifically click on topics, and so far I have not seen any naked crafters or buff shirtless DIY'ers.

Bliss

ImSoVintage said...

I haven't run across this, but if I do I will definitely flag. I guess I am too busy looking at your great pins :)

Catness said...

Yes, and it's annoying. But I've been trying to stick to pages I follow lately, so that screens it out.

Violets Are Blue said...

I stick with followers and find that works best for me. Anything that screams porn and not discretion (art) I report. I hope that helps keep it down a bit. Unless it's reported as offensive it will be allowed.

Sandi said...

It is very sad! I rarely see it because I usually stick to my friends boards, but yes it is getting out of hand. :(

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I haven't seen any. ???

pink*cherub*moon said...

I haven't really noticed because I rarely look at other's boards. I like pinning to my own and usually don't look around unless I'm looking for a particular idea for something. I think that some will disguise it as "art" or fashion ads, but if it isn't appropriate for the mass public, including young people, then it shouldn't be there. Besides, it serves no purpose being there. If you want to look at porn, there are plenty of other places you can find it, unfortunately! Hugs, Leena

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I've been very fortunate not to see any of it , but unless it goes wayyyyyyyyyyy over the line into total nastiness and it makes the site any money- you can flag all ya want , it'll be staying. thats reality.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I don't spend much time on Pinterest, and when I do, I'm only looking at people I follow, or who follow me. Haven't seen it, but would flag it if I did.

Untouched Takeaway said...

Strange you should mention this. I haven't encountered anything I'd consider porn (I only follow friends boards, so I kinda know with whom I'm dealing).

However, for about a month late last year, I was "followed" by several women who, well...let's just say their names and photos were not consistent with the type of women who normally follow DIY decor blogs.

You know..."Amber", "Brandie", etc (and please ~ no hate mail from Ambers and Brandies...lol) and photos that, while they weren't porn or even nude, were um...different.

I just chalked it up to a strange twist, but now I'm wondering...

beth said...

I just usually look at what the people have I am following have pinned, so I have not run into this problem. Or I search for things like what you post on your site and have not seen such things. Hope I don't.

decorator to the stars said...

REALLY!!!! I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY ;) GIO

Shelley said...

Yeah, there is some on there...wasn't that bad when it first got going, but then again it was mostly women sharing crafts, DIY, and recipes..Hate to day it but the smutty level went up when more men starting pinning. Boys :P

Jaybird said...

Yeppers...it's getting worse. People are strange critters.....
That's why I stick with blogs and links from favorite bloggers....
Blessings to you,
J

Deanna said...

Howdy from kansas in the middle of nowhere!

I knew if i spent very much time on pinterest that i would be spending way too much time looking at all the gorgeous pictures of houses, crafts, interior decoration. etc.

This past week i decided to take a peek and mercy sakes did i get an eye full of nudity and action packed pics.

SURPRISE! This is no longer your grandmother's pinterest! oops.

Over all so much of the pics are nice ones and easy to see what others love out there when it comes to archiving stuff.

God bless,
d on the kansas prairie where the wind blows