Myspace Deleted My Placenta Pic - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
polishprinsezz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mount dora florida
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i had it as my default pic. they gave me no explanation why. it was a photl of my midwife holding up my placenta. there is nothing sexual or violent about the picture. yet you see pics of underage and adult women in provacitive poses. boobs and bootys hanging out. can some one please tell me why they deleted it.

http://i37.tinypic.com/1zg7uw3.jpg

Lisa wife to Ronne and mom to 4 kids ,Thomas 4/92, Amanda 9/99, Christopher 8/06 & Nathaniel 5/08.
polishprinsezz is offline  
#2 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 09:13 PM
 
UberMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've heard they don't go around policing profiles, they only delete photos that are reported to them.

So if someone came across your profile and didn't like it, they could have reported it.

Now I don't see how it violates their TOS but then, they've taken to deleting random pics that aren't "bad" either! :/
UberMama is offline  
#3 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 09:15 PM
 
AutumnMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northwest US
Posts: 4,480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:
What a cool pic! I'd just put it up again.
AutumnMama is offline  
#4 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 09:53 PM
 
angelpie545's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Near water, with a refreshing rain
Posts: 6,669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AutumnMama View Post
:
What a cool pic! I'd just put it up again.
I'd do it too, but just not set it as your default picture. It's entirely possible that someone came across it, had no clue what it was, and flagged it as offensive (probably because of the blood). I'd also set your profile to private. That way, only people you have added as friends can view all your pictures.

Bethany, crunchy Christian mom to Destiny (11) Deanna (9), and Ethan (2)

angelpie545 is offline  
#5 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 10:57 PM
 
kalirush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry, the blood would squick me out. I'd way rather see boobies hanging out than pouring blood...
kalirush is offline  
#6 of 21 Old 09-10-2008, 11:43 PM
 
aurora_skys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i agree you probably got flagged from the blood.. someone might have assumed it was a murder scene or something..

by the way, thanks for posting it here, ive never actually seen a placenta so that was neat
aurora_skys is offline  
#7 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 12:27 AM
 
LadyAlathia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tampa area, Florida
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm going to post my placenta pic as my default just on principal.

Stick it to the man! ^_^
LadyAlathia is offline  
#8 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 12:46 AM
 
amydidit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Azeroth
Posts: 4,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
i had it as my default pic. they gave me no explanation why. it was a photl of my midwife holding up my placenta. there is nothing sexual or violent about the picture. yet you see pics of underage and adult women in provacitive poses. boobs and bootys hanging out. can some one please tell me why they deleted it.

http://i37.tinypic.com/1zg7uw3.jpg
Sadly someone likely looked at it, didn't know what it was, may not have looked closely, and thought it WAS violent because of the blood.
amydidit is offline  
#9 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 AM
 
luvmy2grls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Stratford CT
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didnt put mine up for that reason.. but maybe I will.. in fact maybe you should get a bunch of people to put them up.

Mama to our cheerleading,Julianna 8/02, Artistic, Fiona 12/05 and our intact homebirthed, wild nursling, Nolan 8/08
luvmy2grls is offline  
#10 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
polishprinsezz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mount dora florida
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
Sorry, the blood would squick me out. I'd way rather see boobies hanging out than pouring blood...
i'd rather look at cool pics of placenta over some pic over some girl showing off her boobies in a sexual manner because we all know boobs are for nourishing babies not just for mens sexual enjoyment. i find placenta pics to be way more interesting and educational than looking at some underage hottie showing off the goods. thanks! i do not have any problems looking at photos of breasts being used for what they are intended for. those kind of picks are quite beautiful. there also is nothing gross about placentas. they aide in growing and nourishing life. they are awesome. we wouldnt have our babies if it wasnt for them.

Lisa wife to Ronne and mom to 4 kids ,Thomas 4/92, Amanda 9/99, Christopher 8/06 & Nathaniel 5/08.
polishprinsezz is offline  
#11 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 01:23 PM
 
LemonPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
Sorry, the blood would squick me out.
Yeah, me too. I don't have a weak stomach and that pic shocked me a little bit--even when I went to it expecting to see blood and placenta. I can see having it available on your page, but it seems like a bit much for your profile photo.

Wife to a great DH, SAHM to 3 great kids
LemonPie is offline  
#12 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 04:32 PM
 
kalirush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
i'd rather look at cool pics of placenta over some pic over some girl showing off her boobies in a sexual manner because we all know boobs are for nourishing babies not just for mens sexual enjoyment. i find placenta pics to be way more interesting and educational than looking at some underage hottie showing off the goods. thanks! i do not have any problems looking at photos of breasts being used for what they are intended for. those kind of picks are quite beautiful. there also is nothing gross about placentas. they aide in growing and nourishing life. they are awesome. we wouldnt have our babies if it wasnt for them.
Sure, sure- but that picture still makes me want to throw up. Sorry. I'd rather not see it as your profile pic, for sure.

Human blood just squicks me out. I can't watch violent movies, either.
kalirush is offline  
#13 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 05:12 PM
 
leighann79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you know what it is, it's pretty interesting. Not knowing what it is might really freak/gross/"squick" someone out. There are a lot of people on Myspace who would look at that pic and go "ooooh gross!" simply because they don't know what it is (and/or they are immature LOL)

**I am not saying that anyone who doesn't want to see the pic is immature. Please no one take it that way.

Leigh

leighann79 is offline  
#14 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
polishprinsezz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mount dora florida
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
Sure, sure- but that picture still makes me want to throw up. Sorry. I'd rather not see it as your profile pic, for sure.
without trying to sound snarky, why did you bother to look at my placenta pic knowing what it was going to be and knowing how you feel about blood and human parts? how do you deal with menstreution? sometimes that can be a gross bloody mess. just as some would not want to see my placenta as a default pic, i would rather not see trampy style pics. i find it to be gross but it seems that it is ok to post those kind of pics.

Lisa wife to Ronne and mom to 4 kids ,Thomas 4/92, Amanda 9/99, Christopher 8/06 & Nathaniel 5/08.
polishprinsezz is offline  
#15 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 06:16 PM
 
kalirush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
without trying to sound snarky, why did you bother to look at my placenta pic knowing what it was going to be and knowing how you feel about blood and human parts? how do you deal with menstreution? sometimes that can be a gross bloody mess. just as some would not want to see my placenta as a default pic, i would rather not see trampy style pics. i find it to be gross but it seems that it is ok to post those kind of pics.
Not every placenta picture has dripping, gloopy blood in it. I actually expected to see one of those pictures where the placenta is spread out so the HCP can check it, which usually have just some bloodstained chux in the background, or the like. Which bothers me much less.

I'm just trying to give you a perspective on why someone might have complained about your picture. And if trampy pics bother you, you're welcome to complain about them to myspace as well.
kalirush is offline  
#16 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Cherry Alive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
Not every placenta picture has dripping, gloopy blood in it. I actually expected to see one of those pictures where the placenta is spread out so the HCP can check it, which usually have just some bloodstained chux in the background, or the like. Which bothers me much less.

I'm just trying to give you a perspective on why someone might have complained about your picture. And if trampy pics bother you, you're welcome to complain about them to myspace as well.
I hate to say it, but I agree. As cool of a picture it is, it would bother me if I saw it randomly—not enough to complain to Myspace, though. Part of what squicks me out about the shot is the white gloves and all the blood. It really does look like it was taken a murder scene. If I didn't know what a placenta looked like (and most people don't until they are pregnant or give birth), I'd be really freaked by it.

If I was going to see something like that, I'd at least like to know what I'm looking at before seeing it. If the pic was the main profile picture, it wouldn't be hard to come across if someone was doing a search that had any keywords found in the profile (ex- a name similar to yours, your hobbies, etc....).

Still it is very educational. If it was mine, I'd repost it, but not make it the default for the page profile...or I'd even make my page into a "Friends Only" page (this is what I do with mine anyhow—you can never be too safe).

Enjoying the adventure of NFL with my partner-in-crime , DD 03.09 , , &
Cherry Alive is offline  
#17 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 08:11 PM
 
dayiscoming2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Although it was really interesting to see a placenta, I can definitely see how someone who doesn't know what a placenta is would be freaked out by that pic. In my opinion I wouldn't set it as my default pic but definitely think you should post it again in your regular photos with a description of what it is.

Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 uc.jpg, and DD2 July 2013 homebirth.jpg 

 homeschool.gif   novaxnocirc.gif cd.gif   winner.jpg                                       

 

dayiscoming2006 is offline  
#18 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Contrariety's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The UC
Posts: 2,327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, man! I love to skeeve folks out with my placenta pics! It's like "Oh, he was so cute and tiny! You look great after 12 hours of labor! WTF IS THIS NASTY SHIZZ?!?"

I probably wouldn't put a pic of it on my myspace, but It's not, like, chopped off body parts. Sure, it's bloody, but no crime was committed. I'd complain to... whoever it is that is in charge of those things there. You should at least get to plead your case so long as it's not nudey pics or pics of people's kids or something.

My BIL has a pic of my DS on his myspace and I'd love to have it deleted, but I'd have to have a myspace to report it, I think.
Contrariety is offline  
#19 of 21 Old 09-11-2008, 08:20 PM
 
tayndrewsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WI
Posts: 11,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I understand that it is a very special part of birth and all, and definitely a learning experience as well...it's still a personal thing. Honestly, I wouldn't post pics of my bloody cloth pads online either for strangers to see. Perhaps being in a place for just friends to see would be more appropriate. Maybe look at it in the way that some people think that their little one is so cute when he blows snot bubbles, but not a lot of other people see it that way. KWIM? I am sorry you are feeling bad about it being removed though. I guess there's just differing opinions on that stuff.
tayndrewsmama is offline  
#20 of 21 Old 09-12-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Celticqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The picture didn't gross me out, but at "first glance" it looked disturbing if I hadn't known it was a placenta going into it.

BUT I think you should be able to keep it on Myspace and I think it's ridiculous that some person out there felt the need to click on your picture and then report it.

If that person really didn't like the picture and found it offensive, they shouldn't look at it.

We shouldn't have to be so hyper-alert about offending people about things like this. Too much wasted emotional energy, at least for me.

-Caitrin

Me whistling.gif Wife / SAHM / Musician/ Actress/ Queen of this castle. Progeny: William (January 2007), Tristan (November 2008) and expecting Lukas stork-boy.gif due January 2012!!  lactivist.gif femalesling.GIFwaterbirth.jpg dishes.gif

Celticqueen is offline  
#21 of 21 Old 09-13-2008, 04:07 PM
 
kriket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 4,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
the blood was a lot. I was expecting to see someone loveling holding your placenta after it maybe got wiped off. There was a lot of blood.

I understand that you are very proud of it, but it is bloody.

I'm crunchy... Like a Dorito.
Mama to Sprout jog.gif 4.09 and Bruises babyboy.gif 7.11 handfasted to superhero.gif 9.07

kriket is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off