Woah, We Need A Filter For The "recently Sold" Page
Imagine my chagrin and embarrassment when I log on to FAA to show my boss my art site and the first thing that comes up on the recently sold page is a VERY naked and sensual photo that just sold. Can we please, please, PLEASE have a filter on that page somehow? We have the option when uploading images to say if it is or isn't appropriate for the workplace... not sure if that can be applied to the recently sold page as well.
the filter is based on the rating the person gave it. if it's really x rated, you can contact support to have them remove it or adjust the rating. if it's tamer then they can mark it for less. i honestly would rather not log into the recently sold page but to have it set up as an easy option to click on. this way you don't have accidental exposure so to speak.
Out of curiosity I checked the recently sold and honestly didn't notice any of them that needed the safe for work filter but that is my opinion and if you contact support they may or may not see it differently.
If you are going to show the boss - or anyone else your work - write down your gallery address - not the FAA website address and go from there - you'll avoid that experience of "omygod"! Besides - show them YOUR website - not FAA's - pretend FAA don't exist except as the host for your website.
FAA apparently has little care or control of what they show as sold - and there are artists that don't care that their art offends the sensibilities of others.
Respect for others and Responsibility for ourselves - we left that behind years ago.
I've ran into that same issue and had to apologize to someone at work for the image that popped up when I logged in.
I've noticed most of those images are marked correctly by the artist and it shows as a filtered image when you visit their gallery. However, it doesn't get filtered when added to the Recently Sold page, contests, or discussions. I'm not sure why that is.
Well my husband works for the federal government, and he loves to be able to share at work sometimes but can only share his personal page and is not able to show or allow current sales to pop up due to the fact, If anything slightly inappropriate were to come up. Not only would he get in trouble, but this site could be white listed. And that would mean anybody that works for the federal government in any capacity would not be able to access the site...
But I totally agree that there should be a way to filter the art on the recently sold page...
Beth, I'm pretty sure I know which picture Kylani was referring to. The same thing happened to me today while logging in at work to show someone.
Would you prefer I put the link here in the thread, or send it to you directly? I don't want to post a "name and shame" in the discussions.
Beth, I didn't get the name of the image or the artist name (I clicked away from that page FAST) and for some reason I couldn't find it later. I hope that Shane got it to you.
I'm also aware that this is an art website and that there are naked pieces here but I've never had a problem with that since they're usually filtered. I was showing my boss the site in general, not just my site so he could see how it was set up. But still...
FAA: Please find a safer landing page. Don't leave it up to chance. While I appreciate the sales I make I will no longer endorse the site to others as I have in the past. I am pretty open minded but that was not something I want people to associate with me.
I've had similar experiences and as a result I don't open FAA at work when anyone is around and I rarely share it with coworkers. It kind of defeats the intent of a POD when artists and clients alike fear opening the website while at work or in public view.
What the hell is wrong with you all, this is an art site, this is where an artist will post his or her creations, people, places and things, What is wrong with the naked body, male or female.
When I log on to Faa I am given a choice to either, Click here to view my site work or Click here to view recent sales. If you do not want to see recent sales you have the choice,
Get a life,
And by the way, people that are offended by the naked body should stay out of all the art galleries in the world and the Vatican City.
You are missing the point, Conor. This is not about, art or the beauty of the naked human body.
This is about the landing page artist come to after they logged on to FAA. The landing page is randomly selected.
You seem to be given a choice every time. MOST of us have no choice, and honestly, I would like to have one, because by far not every nude image is fine art.
Conor, When I log in it often goes straight to the recent sales page. And there it was. There are some things I could go the rest of my life without seeing. but I realize different strokes for different folks. But I am more concerned about my customers who log on to view and buy my art. I have spent a lot of time at sea on ships and rigs and looking at photos and sharing are a way to pass time, which may be weeks or months. Often the computer internet terminals are shared and in public view. There are rules about what you can look at. And looking at certain types of images is a good way to never be allowed on a ship again. I market very heavy to sailors and rig workers. I want them to be able to buy from me without having to be forced to view things they would have been happy not to see or worry about losing their internet privileges.
Martin, Unless it is the first image on the page you have to stroll down to see what else is on that page, so the next time that page comes up I advice all members that are offended by the naked body not to stroll down, Also I wonder would go for the rest of your life without seeing the Sisteen Chapel in Rome. if so you are missing a life
Christine, I am not really missing the point, I think everyone else is, the point is that Kylani was embarrassed by the naked flesh that she and her boss say on the resent sales page.
How many times does this happen anyway. Unless it was hard pornography or Bestiality I cannot see what the hell is the problem.
On this site and any art site, in any gallery, in any city in the world you are going to see Naked flesh.
@Roger & Connor - It doesn't seem like anyone here has a personal problem with the actual images that are showing up. As noted, it is an art site. The problem is when an artist wants to show work to a client, boss or similar or is viewing the site in an area or on a company or government computer network that prohibits explicit images the artist may offend those viewing the images in question or FAA access may be blocked from those particular networks.
Moral judgments aside on what is and is not appropriate it, is in the interests of artists and FAA who want to sell to people that may love art but not erotic or explicit art that images offensive to some people not show up when someone logs into the site.
If I log in to show a group of children in a public school a bunch of National Park shots and T&A shots pops up on the screen that is a BIG problem. The problem, is not the images themselves but (not) being able to ensure those shots stay off the screen unless there is specific intent to access them.
I'd love to be able to control the viewing experience of those purchasing my art by guiding them to my AW page but I'm not at a point in my art career that allows me such total control. For now most will reach me through FAA and Google searches over which I have no control. Also I suspect some buyers start by looking at art that has sold. I personally don't have a problem with most of the artwork that's displayed on FAA but that doesn't mean it won't cause a problem for buyers browsing from corporate or governmental work computers.
The AW website basically mirrors your FAA presence and you don't really have to do anything. Every gallery or picture you add or delete on FAA is added or deleted there too. It is optional to change the way appearances look, but the default works fine and looks fine. It is not something that needs "total control". It basically runs on auto and really does not need any maintenance at all.
You simply take people there or send them a link to go there. And it contains only you.
Alfred, if it the one I saw when I logged in it was a naked male in a very anal receptive position. It is one thing for me to move on after logging in. It is quite another for someone to be in a work situation with others looking on. I defend the right of artists to make and sell such art. I do not feel my customers have to have it put in their face or be directed to stay away from FAA. It kind of defeats the marketing I have been doing.
Edited to add: It does not matter which one. There is far more graphic male sex on this site. There are standards in the work place. FAA should be mindful of that. As I have said, my clientele is likely to be viewing from a company computer even when they are off duty. FAA should not assume everyone is logging in in the privacy of their own home. It more than just embarrassment to be caught looking at something you are not supposed to be when online in a work environment, which is what this thread is about.