Losing HopeYes, I do want to improve the Experience Project.
I want my son, the computer engineer, not to be lecturing me about EP and what a bad reputation it has acquired. "Look it up, mom. You'll see". I did. He was right. "Google any disgusting topic and see what comes up, mom." I did. He was right.
I want to log on and not have fan messages from men with their genitals on display in their avatar photos, even though my profile is set to not receive mail from these type of profiles.
I want to read stories from my circle list that are fun or uplifting or poignant like they used to be. Now so many of the stories are about removing the **** that has taken over this site.These stories are necessary to get the staff's attention, but I don't want there to be a reason for those stories to even exist.
I don't want to read comments from EP staff telling us that nudity is not permitted in public areas of EP. It simply sounds ludicrous! It IS here. EVERYWHERE.
I don't want to be told to flag the offenders for fast action from staff. I have flagged some nude avatars and stories with nude photos and photos of sex acts in them over and over, sometimes for days or weeks. They remain. Flagging is not working. The flagrant posting of nudity is getting worse and worse every day.
I want to improve the Experience Project, but I have no effective tools that actually work at my disposal. Flagging is not really effective even when items are removed. For every group or nude profile photo that is removed, many more pop up to replace them......yes, I know. It is not permitted. Please don't say that again. I'm begging you.
I want to improve the Experience Project, but I can't. Only Experience Project can do that.
Maybe it's too late. The growth of ****, nudity, and illegal groups on this site has been exponential. The flood gates have been opened. Anyone googling any unsavory topic can easily end up here.
I want to improve the Experience Project. We have been begging for a clean-up for years now.
I am losing hope.