Hey NC, I got banned for the same thing a few nights ago. I had like the pic and then the mod told the individual that posted the pic that the pic was border line not something that should be posted. He was posed full body, head to toe, no erection, just natural only that his head was slightly tilled backwards so he wasn't 'facing' forward. He happens to be a photographer and I'd seen pics in his profile with that same one in his gallery for years. He objected and pointed out that it was approved. The next thing I knew I was logged of and banned for 24 hours. I was chatting with another bud and I have his number on whatsup so I message him. He was liked what happen, you got banned. It turned out the mod banned the poster of pic and me and another guy who liked the pic. I knew the mod ID so I message him. I informed him that I was going to log in with wife's profile and copy and paste the pic and his 'warning' and banned (you can see some of previous chats that happen before you logged into chat) and send them to team. He didn't respond but I tried within a few minutes and I wasn't banned. The whole issue with this is the fact that it is left to the interpretation of individuals who have different views/thoughts of what is an acceptable image or not. I truly feel that they, the mods, should be required to send a message why you are banned and then those that don't approve pics that we feel we are withing the rules.
so if the site is that bad, why come back
Exactly. Why do people keep going to the chat room, get banned, come here and complain, and then go and renew or pay their membership fee? This just makes absolutely no sense!
I have not really had much of an issue with moderation, as I tend to post what is allowed without getting close to a line. I've seen some posts along the way in the past 14 or so years since I joined the site that I've found questionable, and I tend to hit the "report post" button when I do. It seems to work, though I can't attest to the speed, and to be honest, I don't really go out to look to see if those posts have been deleted or moderated. I've always been very much aware that this site is run by a private business (much like FB, and other social media empires out there), not a coop, and those in charge make the decisions. I'm a Lifetime Member because I felt it was a good space to meet other naturists around the globe. And to be frank, while there have been attempts to make other sites, they haven't stayed around.
Bottom line for me is that I get what I need from this site, and I do so without all the crap that you can find on other, more sexually focused sites, so from that perspective, I think the mods are doing a decent job. Do they get it wrong sometimes? Perhaps. Maybe there should be ways to have these questioned or reviewed if that is not in place right now, and discussions like these often lead to those kinds of changes. Just my $0.02.
I am a true nudist and have no problem being naked on cam in the chat room. I fully appreciate the boundaries between nudity and sexual behavior and would never indulge in such actions on this site. However I have been banned on numerous occasions by a certain moderator with an Antipodean ursine themed user name. I never partake of the inane group chat but enjoy chatting privately with buddies here with my camera on. I have met so many wonderful people from this site, both in person and online. When banned, on most occasions, friends I have been chatting with have messaged me and said how unjust and ridiculous my banning was. Although irritating, I guess it's not the end of the world. Most of the time I just laugh it off but sometimes you have to draw attention to injustice. Other friends here have had similar experiences with this particular moderator and complaints have gone nowhere. I take solace in the fact that this moderator clearly has some issues. As is often the case with bullies or people given a limited amount of power, their actions are based on their own prejudices and is often down to insecurity and jealousy. So if it happens to you, take consolation in the fact that you are not alone. You are most likely just the unfortunate victim of someone who hides behind a profile with no pictures that has been given a limited amount of power that has gone to their head and acts according to their agenda.