Is there any way to block photos on Webslueths?

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  1. mywarmbluefleece

    mywarmbluefleece New Member

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    I accidently saw a UID picture and I think I'm traumatized! Is there anyway to block pictures from showing up on Websleuths? Is there any requirement to warn of deceased photos in threads?

    I'm not trying to be picky but it really disturbed me.
     
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  3. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    I think if you go to edit options on you User CP, half way down the options, under "Thread Display Options," there is a box you can uncheck for "show images" (under "Visible Post Elements"). That might work for you - I've not tried it, though.

    HTH.
     
  4. mywarmbluefleece

    mywarmbluefleece New Member

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    Thanks whyaduck, I'm doing that now! You are always so helpful!
     
  5. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Well, I am glad something good can come from the fact that I basically live on this forum. :crazy:
     
  6. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    there usually is a warning

    it happened to me once too, when I first came here - I was a bit traumatized so I understand

    hint: if you're in the unidentified forum, chances are you're going to see morgue photos
     
  7. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    For me, the trauma was seeing the snake in the Pet Photos forum, I won't ever go to that thread again... I hate snakes and I'm terrified of even seeing photos of them, so I'll just have to miss out on all the photos of the cute dogs because that poster ruined it for me...
    P.S. there was no warning on that one!
     
  8. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    Hi! Can you link me to the thread that you were on?

    We recently revamped Missing/UID's and we tried to label all of the threads that contained morgue photos....clearly we missed one.

    TIA!
     
  9. mywarmbluefleece

    mywarmbluefleece New Member

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    Thanks! It was the most recent Lyle Stevik one.
     
  10. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Just a suggestion. Please hit the alert button when you find a post which doesn't have the graphic images warning. There are appx 1500 posts in the Lyle Stevik subforum and without knowing what post you were refering to it is almost impossible to determine which of the posts.

    I will add a sticky warning the subforum may contain graphic photo's but without knowing the exact post or going through all 1500 or so posts that is the best we can do.

    hth
    Cubby
    -moderator
     
  11. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I just want to add that unless the unidentified individual is living, it is a guarantee that you will hit a morgue photo in that area-it is the easiest way to compare features of the missing with those of the UID.
     
  12. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Morgue photos should not be pasted or attached into the body of a post. They should be added as a link with a clear message" Warning Graphic Images at attached link.

    We implemented this rule a few months ago but there are many many older posts and threads which still have the pictures in the posts. It would be impossible for us to go through each and every post in the unidentified forum and subforums to edit older posts which have morgue photo's within the post so the chances are good, as believe posted, of running into a morgue photo in the Unidentified forum.

    hth
     
  13. mywarmbluefleece

    mywarmbluefleece New Member

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    Thanks Cubby. I'll go back and try to hit the moderator alert. I saw it once so it won't bother me to see it again.

    No more UID threads for me.
     
  14. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Thank you for the warning, LinasK. I am exactly the same way. My fear of snakes is so bad that pictures terrify me. I have really tried to get over the fear, but no luck.

    I also enjoy the doggy pictures in the Pet forum. :(
     

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