I've been a 500px user for some time and feel that I'm part of the community. Naturally, as in any relationship, one's experience with the community has its ups and downs. Right now my relationship with 500px is in the downs. When I think of 500px I think of photography suited for all viewers, and I think about fabulous landscapes, stunning portraits, amazing nature scenes, and many other categories of life captured with a camera and perhaps some edit tool manipulation. What I didn't consider about 500px was that it would become anything like Hustler or Playboy. While 500px has provided a way for users to mark their pictures as Adult Content, it is often and perhaps intentionally abused, and pictures of nearly naked women or women in very suggestive poses make it into all levels of New, Upcoming, and Popular. This is not my idea of a photography site for all viewers or any age. There are places for photos of that category, but I just didn't expect 500px to let it happen.
As a member of the community I now take it upon myself to flag pictures that are incorrectly categorized. I invite you to do the same. A community without rules, or one with unenforced rules, will eventually fall apart. Let's keep 500px clean and enjoyable for all. Flag pictures as inappropriate and comment, asking the photographer to respect the rules. Then, follow up with email@example.com and let them know of the abuse. They have said they will respond quickly. They need to work on that response, but eventually they do.
All the best in your journey through this great community. Feel free to contact me on kik: AgentExe.
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