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Cleaning Up Ep: Hundreds of Groups/Members Violating TOS Removed

Recently some of you expressed concern that posts and members that violated EP Terms of Service were becoming more commonplace.  We took your concerns seriously and over the last couple of weeks implemented major changes to our existing flagging tools and automatic filters.  (A lot of which was possible because of the new profile page-beta which let's us better tack and remove content.)

We also did a major clean-up of the site (the largest clean-up in the site's history) deleting hundreds of groups and members in violation of EP terms, while posting thorough messaging across the site informing everyone involved that any attempt to recreate these illegal groups or content would be dealt with swiftly. 

While Experience Project is open to the experiences that impact all lives, including those that involve sexuality, Experience Project is NOT a place for fantasy, titillation, ***********, sexual harassment, or sexual solicitation. Advocating sexual behavior towards minors, promoting behavior generally considered illegal in the United States, such as immediate family ****** or advocating abuse or lascivious behavior with animals will not be tolerated.

Review your updated and more stringent TOS here:  EP Link

EP actively works with the FBI, local police, and international police to report content and individuals that violate the law though with the many improvements we've made across the site we expect to see less of these instances popping up.  

While cleaning up the site also introduced a regularly requested feature from the community to help give you more control over your account and who fans you.  We introduced the option to block all 'adult/mature' members who belong to explicit groups from fanning you.  This option can be turn on/off by visiting 'account settings' off your profile page. 

We've already seen a significant drop in inappropriate post and are confident that these changes have made EP a safer and more positive space.  Of course our job is never done and finding more clever ways to catch members who violate EP terms is a never ending battle and one we always have on our mind.  We'll keep working on it-you've got our word but this major clean-up which we were able to accomplish in such a short time is something we should all be proud of. 






EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 165 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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Thank you so much for the progress made.

As much as i approve of the increased filtering notice the word s.t.r.i.p.p.e.d is censored as mature content. Given that the word has many many uses only one of which is mature i see it as a bit foolish to censor it.<br />
For example "i hate it when songs are ******** of their lyrics" requires censorship and so would many of the writings of Dickens who was fond of using the word to express devastating loss. <br />
So i see it as going too far to censor a word which accurately reflects thousands of actions one of which is "mature"

I support this.<br />
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S.W.

Congratulations !

That is great news thanks for sharing!

This story was written in 2010. A big EP sweep needs to happen again!

you've got that right, my friend. another cleanup needs to be done ASAP!

I am impressed!! Thank you all very much.

Hellooooooo Ep Staff....Are you there???? I was wondering if anybody on staff reads this story because lots of members post problems and concerns here, but there never is an answer. They probably think they've brought a situation to your attention, but there is never a response on this story so I'm thinkin' maybe you guys don't see it.<br />
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If you don't read the comments on this story, maybe you should stop the ability to comment like you've done on member's stories at times.

The lights are on, but nobody's home.

Truer words were never spoken, Juan!

Thank you

Thanks Arsineh. I was one who complained and it is rewarding to see positive change.

ep still has much to do, it ain't over yet. you could start by getting rid of people that harass and spew hate instead of protecting them.

Just one more thing though. There are groups of people on EP who get their kicks by flagging stories and comments they misunderstand or don't agree with.

WOW Thank you! I am 30 years retired law enforcement! This is great news. There are some disgusting people on here.<br />
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Jamie Lee

I am constantly approached by men who use their genitals as an avatar,and I hate it they get blocked quick,Is this allowed by EP for them to do this?

Any updates regarding this post? Thanks^^