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Official statement: ShipSpotting Social Media
« on: May 20, 2022, 03:38:55 PM »
Dear ShipSpotting Members,

We write this post regarding the usage of photos across the ShipSpotting social medium of Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We have noticed that some members are not happy about their photos being shared across our social media accounts and that you want it to remain on the website only.

We totally understand this perspective, especially around privacy and copyright. On behalf of the ShipSpotting team, we apologize for any inconvenience caused with our actions surrounding this.

So we're going to outline to you what we're now going to do going forward: We're going to provide users with an option to disallow the usage of current and future photos externally (social media) on the photo settings page: https://www.shipspotting.com/photo/settings. From there, it will be clearer for the ShipSpotting communication team when and where we can use photos.

For any users that have had their imagery shared on our social media that you want removing, please reply to this post with the link to the specific post in question, and we will aim to remove this within 24 hours. We want to always acquire feedback, regardless of whether it is negative or positive, in order to benefit our incredible community who do us the amazing pleasure of showcasing their photos and movements.

If you wish to message us privately, please feel free to do so via the forum, or by email.

You can find our emails here below:
Caio Barros -  [email protected]
James Field - [email protected]

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused in this matter, and please feel free to reach out for any additional support!

Kind regards,
ShipSpotting Communication Team
« Last Edit: May 20, 2022, 04:25:01 PM by caiobarros1 »

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Official statement: ShipSpotting Social Media
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Offline Patrick Hill

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Re: Official statement: ShipSpotting Social Media
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 03:47:48 PM »
Thank you for this announcement and change - it's just a shame you didn't announce this first before starting the social media posting.

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Re: Official statement: ShipSpotting Social Media
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:45:14 AM »

On https://www.shipspotting.com/photo/settings

Do we have to tick the box (or untick it)  and also click on CHANGE?
To view shipspotting sites I use, see the listing at  https://www.shipspotting.com/photos/510326