Pinterest

Not the best platform to host animated gifs

I have been on Pinterest several months, it had been difficult to get noticed and eventually I built up a nice following but the actual amount of shares I achieved in that time was far less than I get in one day on Google's Tenor, When an animated gif is displayed in any of the feeds it does not animate so I learned to make the first frame the most interesting one. Pinterest has not really been formulated with gif animations in mind, if you try to schedule a pin posting it decides not to animate it and I have seen problems with display of gif animations with a transparent background where one frame will display over another when using the Pinterest app.


I was happy with this situation, avoided gifs with a transparent background, did not schedule my posts and would post an animation or two each day until one day I got an email telling because one of my pins went against their Community Guidelines on hateful activities.

They don’t allow hate speech or negative generalizations about people based on their actual or perceived race, color, caste, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, religion or faith, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition and also told me to take some time to go through my Pins and remove any others that may conflict with their policies, or they may take further action against my account.

I guess this is an email sent by one of their bots when it discovers certain key words so I would issue a word of warning, be careful what phrases you use and be aware that certain terms have a different meaning in the Queen's English to that of the Americans because I certainly did not post anything of a hate nature and anyone who has followed me will know that .

Is it now a coincidence that anything I post (pin) are not getting many impressions, I don't think so but I'm not unduly concerned now, I make my animations to be shared free to anyone so I'm not losing out in this situation as I am getting a million views and 1200 shares daily on Googles Tenor

 

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