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Pinterest now optional!

 
chefkeem
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on 02/25/2012

After emptying your cache and restarting your browser you'll find the new option "Allow Pinterest for this page" in the right sidebar of the page editor.

Now everyone who doesn't want their images distributed on Pinterest can simply opt out of the Pinterest button for that particular article.

Thanks, Simon. You're wiser'n Solomon.  


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Marie
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on 02/25/2012

It's brilliant that it is being made optional :) Another great new Wizzley feature.

Perhaps if Squidoo had made it optional, then members wouldn't have been up in arms about it.

I like my images being put on pinterest - but that's because I've watermarked most of my own personal pics. I can understand why some people are not happy about it as well.


nightowl
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on 02/25/2012

I would also like to add that we went a step beyond simply removing the Pinterest button:

If you choose to opt out, Wizzley will actually block any attempt to "pin" your article by means of the Pinterest bookmarklet. Avid fans of Pinterest will probably use their own browser button to pin stuff, but if they try they will receive the following message: 

“This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”

 


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AJ
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on 02/25/2012

Ann & Achim, I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you have done this. As you know I have serious reservations about Pinterest and want to say how much I appreciate that you have listened to those of us who do have concerns and made this an optional feature on Wizzley.

I do wish other sites would do the same Wink 

lakeerieartists
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on 02/25/2012

Very proactive, excellent choice!


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Bhavesh
Posts: 90
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on 02/25/2012

An impressive innovation, Team Wizzley! While I am on the fence myself about the issue of sharing images from my pages (trying it out, though), I think it's an elegant way to deal with the issue that has many other sites befuddled.


Jimmie
Posts: 338
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on 02/25/2012

I don't understand. What is the default setting -- to allow or not allow Pinterest?

I want Pinterest pinning allowed. Do I need to change each article?

chefkeem
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on 02/25/2012

By default, Pinterest is allowed. You may opt out on an individual page basis.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 02/25/2012

I'm happy to see this opt-out.  I think Pinterest is a horrible idea and don't want it on my pages, but that's me, so it is fine that I have to remember to uncheck the button.

Over at HP, they just added this and so far will only say that they are "investigating" letting us opt out.

 

Ticks me off.  Not quite enough to move everything, but enough that I don't want to do another thing with pictures there.

 

 


Tony Lawrence (pcunix)
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on 02/25/2012

Thank you, I appreciate you offering us this option. It is good that we have the chance to make decisions on which articles we block being pinned. 

Guest
on 02/28/2012

This is excellent. I'm glad that Wizzley recognizes the issues people mention and you guys do something about it in the best way to satisfy everyone (when possible anyway). I just went ahead and opted out since I am also one who thinks Pinterest is dangerous.

I never could understand how Pinterest can be legal. We use an image and display the proper credits as requested on the site we took it from. Then someone takes it from us with Pinterest, which does not carry the required credits along for the ride.

So, thanks, Achim, for giving us the ability to opt out.

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