Why Was My Photo Rejected?

  1. Home
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. General
  4. Why Was My Photo Rejected?

We moderate over 100,000 photos every day. We reject over 10,000 photos every day. We cannot give a specific reason for every photo rejection. However, if you get a photo rejected, you will be told, if the violation was a serious violation or a mild violation. This is important, because, photo rejections can lead to your account being suspended. We allow an accumulation of 5 serious photo violation rejections, with the 6th rejection resulting in a suspension. We allow an accumulation of 10 mild photo violation rejections, with the 11th rejection resulting in a suspension. You will be sent warning messages leading up to the suspension.

After the 3rd photo rejection, your profile becomes a pre-moderated profile. This means that any public photos you upload will not display on your profile until it has been approved.

Serious Photo Violations
  • Nudity, visible genitals or full ass is visible.
  • Feces, urine, semen, blood, or, anything made to look like this.
  • Sexually explicit or graphic photos, including drawings or cartoons depicting sex. An example of this is a photo showing oral sex is being performed. No nudity or genitals are visible, but, it's clearly a sexually explicit photo.
  • Violence.
  • Bloodsports.
  • Bestiality or necrophilia.
  • Firearms or weapons.
  • Children (Anyone under the age of 18). If the photo is only of a child or children, it is deemed to be a serious photo violation. If the child is in the photo with you (you are holding your son/daughter etc, it is deemed to be a mild violation).
Mild Photo Violations
  • Photos with you and a child (a child is a person under the age of 18).
  • Photos that aren't you (celebs, your ex, that guy you hate, your mother-in-law etc).
  • Genitals covered up by a towel, hat, teacup, thimble, bed sheet, emoji, your hand, etc.
  • Grabbing/holding or touching genitals or genital area. That includes through your shorts.
  • Erection or outline of genitals through clothing. This is a subjective one. We allow a 'genital bulge'. But, if the outline shows the shape of the penis and testicles, then it will be rejected. This can be affected by how tight the clothing is and/or how big a boy you are.
  • Sex toys or props.
  • Pubic hair or the area of the groin where pubic hair normally grows.
  • Photos with underpants visible.

Would like to learn more about photo rejection?

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

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

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.

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles