Approval/Disapproval Reasons

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I think having an approval reason based on if the moderator(s) like an image or not is unfair. Moderators are a minority for the site and just because they don't like something doesn't mean a lot of people wouldn't like it. If an image doesn't break rules, it shouldn't be deleted just because of "disinterest". That kind of defeats the whole point of an image sharing site if it's dependent on if moderators like the picture. Moderators don't represent all members.
I'm bringing this up because I had some pictures disapproved even though they broke zero rules, which then negatively affected my account (lowering upload limit). I don't really see this as fair at all.

If there's an actual reason to this being a thing, please tell me. I'm not trying to be rude, but it just makes no sense to me and seems super unfair and I think it should honestly be changed.

ThatOneGuy0 said:

I think having an approval reason based on if the moderator(s) like an image or not is unfair. Moderators are a minority for the site and just because they don't like something doesn't mean a lot of people wouldn't like it. If an image doesn't break rules, it shouldn't be deleted just because of "disinterest". That kind of defeats the whole point of an image sharing site if it's dependent on if moderators like the picture. Moderators don't represent all members.
I'm bringing this up because I had some pictures disapproved even though they broke zero rules, which then negatively affected my account (lowering upload limit). I don't really see this as fair at all.

If there's an actual reason to this being a thing, please tell me. I'm not trying to be rude, but it just makes no sense to me and seems super unfair and I think it should honestly be changed.

the approval system is complicated. im not a big fan of it either. its mainly in place to keep crappy pictures like ms paint drawing by 5 years olds for example, and to keep drawing over the age of 18 off the site to save bandwidth im sure. and personally i agree with that. however you are right about some images not being liked enough to be approved being unfair. i posted an image that was favorites 10 times but wasn't approved. i just accepted it and moved on.

personally if i was a moderator as long as the drawing or edit wasn't crap and is under 18 i would approve it even if i didn't like it.
but thats just me.

hopefully you get a response from a mod or admin on here. but if you read around the forums you can find similar complains with similar answers.

Personally when i am approving images, I normally approve images images that are fine with the rules and If im not sure about images i no interest them for another mod to look at. If they go approved for 3 days the site automatically deletes them. If you find a image / one of your uplaods has been deleted because of being unapproved or dont agree with the reason given you can flag the image. When flagging the iamge give a good reason why and the mod might approve it.

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