My Photo Was Rejected, But, I See Worse Photos. Why?

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It is frustrating when you have a photo rejected and then you see the guy nextdoor has uploaded an even worse one. Infuriating, isn’t it? At Hornet we totally understand that and we genuinely did not do it to make your blood boil. Unfortunately, this does not mean we will allow your photo. Here are the real reasons why it has happened:

  1. That other photo has not been moderated yet. At Hornet, all photos go live immediately. They are moderated afterwards. Try leaving it for an hour – it will most likely be rejected. If it is still there, then that leads us onto the 2nd reason.
  2. The other photo was approved in error. We make mistakes and sometimes approve a photo that we should not. Once it has been approved, we don’t see it again. We will only find out about it, if you report it to us.
  3. It’s a borderline photo. These are normally the groin area photos. How much skin is too much? We struggle with the same problem. Although we try our best, it’s hard to be 100% consistent and there will always be a degree of subjectivity. If you want us to take a 2nd look at this photo, report it to us.

What we would now like you to do is to report that worse photo to us. This will send it back to our moderators for them to look at it a 2nd time. To do this, just use the “Report this profile” function. Here are the instructions:

On Android
  • Go to the user’s profile
  • Scroll down to the profile details
  • Just below his profile photos, click on the “More Options” icon ()
  • Choose “Report this member”
  • Select a reason for the report
  • Confirm by tapping “OK”
On iOS
  • Go to the user’s profile
  • Scroll down to the profile details
  • Tap the flag icon to the right (above the Follow button)
  • Select a reason for the report and tap "Report" at the top
  • Enter your comments for the report
  • Confirm by tapping “OK”
On Web
  • Go to the guy's profile and tap the user’s photo.
  • Tap "View Full Profile"
  • Click on "⋮"
  • Tap "Report"
  • Select a reason for the report
  • Enter your comments for the report
  • Confirm by tapping "OK"

Now we know that you are probably thinking that you should not have to do Hornet’s job for them, right? Well – we have got that covered. Join our community group for moderators and then you can earn loyalty points for all the correct violation reports you log with us. These points can be converted to free Premium Membership, vouchers, or Hornet goodies. So, your help does not go unrecognized. You can sign up to our community group here and then request to become a community moderator.

Would like to learn more about photo rejection?

You can review our Photo Guidelines here or check the details on another FAQ article below:

Why Was My Photo Rejected?

If you cannot find a solution in our FAQ, please write to us at feedback@hornet.com. It is important that you include your Account ID in the email, so that we can trace your account. Your Account ID is on your profile and begins with the ‘@’ symbol.

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