We really apologize for the delay in responding to these threads. The whole Flickr team has been in ongoing discussions, trying to hammer out a solution.
We have absolutely no intention of censoring the content on the community’s behalf. It is always been our intention that Flickr members participate to whatever extent they want and are as free as possible create their own experience. Currently, switching the SafeSearch function off is not available for German members. It is a really complex situation — we have been in deliberation on this for a while, and we had to make the decision whether or not to leave Germany and the German language out of the international launch.
The decision came down to the wire, but we decided to include Germany. We’re still hoping that that was the right decision. It definitely was not a decision that was made lightly and there is no intention to annoy, frustrate or inconvenience Flickr members in Germany. Rest assured, we do hear you loud and clearly (painfully loud, even) and are doing our best. We hope to have more to say soon.
Was sagt uns das jetzt?
Und wer ist Stewart? Tut uns leid, dass wir euch Unannehmlichkeiten bereitet haben. Friss Vogel oder stirb?? Das ist ein schwaches Bild, flickr. Es gibt keinerlei Begründung also bisher.
„It is a really complex situation — we have been in deliberation on this for a while“ – Es gibt etwas, worüber ein Stewart nicht gerne reden möchte oder kann.
Ich suche noch nach einer alternativen Lösung.
Update: Mittlerweile das zweite Statement von Stewart:
Unfortunately I can’t give a more detailed update yet or any concrete good news, but please don’t take our silence to mean that nothing is happening. We are doing our best to make the situation better as quickly as possible. I’m sure it doesn’t make a lot of sense from the outside, and we would prefer to be able to share all the context — believe me, this is extremely uncomfortable and we’d *strongly* prefer not to be in this position — but we don’t have a choice at this time.
Again, we will post more as soon as we can — in the meantime, all we can do is apologize.
Es bleibt mysteriös und spannend.