We are a little over two weeks old now and have loved every minute of growth since we first launched. We’ve been fortunate to be mentioned in some major media outlets (Tech Crunch, ABC, Huff Post, Gawker, The Star, etc). This has brought us a flurry of traffic and a GREAT increase in our user base.
As time has passed, Jesse and I have had to make some decisions on the type of content that is/isn’t acceptable on MANteresting. We definitely appreciate the female body (our wives can vouch for that), but we don’t want MANteresting to become Playboy, or even Maxim for that matter.
There are a million shades of gray when it comes to determining what is/isn’t appropriate, and to be honest, moderating flagged content sucks. Instead of being able to focus our energy on awesome features like an iPhone app, we find ourselves moderating a lot of questionable content.
We still want to give users freedom to nail what they want as long as it meets our Safe For Work (SFW) terms. It appears a small number of users are not quite understanding what qualifies as SFW so we thought we would break it down for you.
Here is an example of three images we do think are safe for work…
We know this might make a few of our users mad, not being able to post every picture they want of Katy Perry (she seems to be quite popular here), but we hope that all of the other awesome content and categories our users push keeps you engaged. If all you want to do is post pictures of half naked women, we probably aren’t the right site for you.
It is impossible for us to keep up with the number of nails that go up each day, so we ask our users to help maintain accountability amongst the community. If there are nails that you feel like violate our SFW terms, please hit the report button. This sends Jesse and I an email notification. We review that specific nail, and if we feel it violates our TOS we pull it. If it’s a pair of shoes (seriously why do people flag shoes?) we will remove the flag and leave the nail up.
If you have any concerns, comments, or feedback you want to get our way, you’ll notice the homepage of MANteresting (not the blog, but the main site) has a bar on the left hand side asking for feedback. If you click it, you can leave an anonymous (or non-anonymous) recommendations as to some features or bugs that you would like to see rolled out. You can also vote on features other users have requested. This is the best way for us to know where to prioritize and put our energy.
Lastly, we have some exciting features that we are just days away from releasing. They will really help step up the level of interaction amongst users. It’s gonna be epic.
Things are only getting better from here guys. Thanks for sharing us with your friends.
-The MANteresting Team.