Report Offensive Images - where is the option?

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Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/11/13 10:19 AM
My understanding is that I should be seeing an option for "Report Offensive Image" from the drop-down menu associated with [Safe Search].  However, it is not visible to me.  Is it just me, or do I need to do some more troubleshooting on my side?
Kaleh 2/11/13 11:10 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/11/13 12:42 PM
Edit:  Deleted original and re-posted to make a correction, since I can't edit my posts in this forum.

Adult Images in your Results
https://support.google.com/images/answer/112750?hl=bn

No filter is perfect, and sometimes adult content shows up even with SafeSearch on. If you know the URL of an offensive image you've found, you can submit an image for review by using the offensive content reporting tool (be sure to note the URL of the Google results page, not the URL of the image). We're not always able to take immediate action on the images you report, but your feedback helps us improve the quality of our results over time. 

<sigh> Is this a current document?  Whether it is or it isn't ... it seems to contradict itself.  I'm first led to believe that I need to know the URL of the image, but later (in the same sentence) I'm told to "note the URL of the Google results page, not the URL of the image)?  

Using the URL of the Google results page results in an instruction to enter a valid url.

I actually had to right click on the image and "copy  image URL" or "copy link address" and paste that into the reporting tool.  So far, the one where I used the "Image URL" has been denied.  

 I'm still waiting to see if what Google want is the "link address."  I don't see how this is going to work if they don't know the search terms so that they can see for themselves that the images do appear on a  [Safe Search / Explicit Image Filtered] page.

Surely Google has a more efficient method for reporting offensive images?  There are multiple items to report and I really didn't want to have to go back and forth between two pages copying and pasting information in order to complete this task.

Yes ... I did also use "Give us feedback" and used the feedback tool and highlighted each image.  But ... I'm still looking for a "real" method that doesn't inconvenience the user and discourage them from reporting the images.  Having to highlight each image was far less desirable than the older method(s) of identifying the specific images being reported.
Kaleh 2/12/13 4:38 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/12/13 4:43 AM
<sigh> Eight images of a man and his erection, that were reported yesterday with the "Offensive content reporting tool" have all been denied.  

Using Google Chrome, I right clicked on the images and selected "Copy link address" instead of "Copy image URL" (since Copy image URL) was denied within a few hours of having reported it.  Please note, that the URL for the search results page (that would have included the search terms) was refused and I was told to enter a valid URL.

Will someone please explain exactly how we are supposed to report images that are visible when Safe Search is turned on and "Filter Explicit Images" is enabled?
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/12/13 4:53 AM
Oh ... and when I click on "Learn more" next to "Denied" in the reporting tool, I see this:

We're sorry, but the information you've requested cannot be found. Please try searching or browsing the Help Center.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/12/13 5:26 AM
No filter is perfect, and sometimes adult content shows up even with SafeSearch on. If you know the URL of an offensive image you've found, you can submit an image for review by using the offensive content reporting tool (be sure to note the URL of the Google results page, not the URL of the image). We're not always able to take immediate action on the images you report, but your feedback helps us improve the quality of our results over time. 

Please note:  the link to [URL of the Google results page] goes to the following article which explains how to obtain the proper URL for an entry in the web search results not the image search results.

Find the URL of a page
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? bluequoll 2/12/13 2:52 PM
Kaleh:

The issue of the missing "Report Offensive Image" feature has already been escalated, as has the fact that the Help Article is out of line with present functionality.

From my observation, the latest Google Images redesign seems to be a work in progress (read "beta"!) — I've already observed changes in functionality since its release, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more, including the return of the "Report Offensive Image" feature.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? bluequoll 2/12/13 2:57 PM
Incidentally, I've moved this thread into the "Google Images" category to make it more visible.

You might also consider recording appropriate feedback in this thread.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kousha N. 2/12/13 5:46 PM
Hi Kaleh, thanks for bringing this up. We're aware that the "Report Offensive Image" option isn't appearing where it used to; we're working on bringing it back. In terms of the help content, I'll look into updating it to make it as accurate as possible.

Thanks again,
Kousha
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/12/13 6:11 PM
@bluequoll

Thanks for moving to the Images Category.  It's been so long since I posted here, I didn't really notice the category.  If I"m not mistaken, it allowed me to first post without a category at all.

As with all things Google, I agree, it would be no surprise to see ongoing updates.  This one is just especially troubling to me when the alternate reporting tool that was suggested still resulted in the reports being denied.  :-(
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Kaleh 2/12/13 6:20 PM
@KoushaN

Thanks for looking into the article.  

I do hope that if the article is updated, it will be clear to me, what I did wrong (if anything), that resulted in the denial of my requests through the removal tool.  If I did things as expected, it would be great to make sure that someone is evaluating the shortcomings of the removal tool.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Gabriel Radu 2/13/13 10:59 AM
Move to a cloister, hug the nuns, don't hug the monks, get a “repeat sexual offender updated list on the local parish” report to the high prelate, do penitence one hour/day for 77 days, and..... u'll be pure again after that... :P … (if this upsets u, it means that you're not created in the image of God.... I bet God had a sense of humor when thy made us)
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? gokudo-sensei 2/17/13 3:08 AM
looks like for the moment, google filters randomly offensive pictures, since they refuse most of the reports. And that's even worse for comics porn.
Kids, don't use google images if you want to find pictures of your favorite show. You'll see rule 34 for sure.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Lolo Abid 2/18/13 6:27 PM
I hope this gets fixed soon because it's actually kind of ticking me off. I mean, you can't seem to have one Google search of a Pokemon without seeing some slightly disturbing images of a fat humanised Jolteon with large breasts or a naked, extremely sexual humanised Fennekin. (Some of you might not know what I'm talking about. They're Pokemon). It's just that, they even come up when safe search is on strict, and they're some of the very first pictures too. I don't think younger kids should be seeing pictures like this (especially the Fennekin one).
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Siuyinh 3/21/13 1:58 AM
It is already near the end of March 2013 and I read on February 13 (I hope it was a 2013 posting I read) that Google is making plans to bring into effect again the "report offensive image" button. Good move and I would hope this is back in place asap as I am needing to report a few things but cannot do this swiftly as the "tried and tested" method we're waiting on is still not back in functionality yet. I am really tired of seeing only the first four images in the entire list as available for reporting when my experience has been that these images are not the offending ones, actually it's the pic or pics that are listed as no. 20 etc. which are really bad and need to be removed but there's no way of reporting them this swiftly yet. Please get the trusty old feature up and running again for every image so that we can be sure to report the ones that are offensive instead of seeing a reporting button only over those first few which ususally aren't offensive. That way, we can do our searches with the minimal hassle and frustration of seeing images we don't need to see.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? janedoe11 3/25/13 11:30 PM
As of March, is there still no way to report offensive images? I was hit with one while looking for a map for a kid/YA novel and would like to get the disturbing image  moved from a kid-likely search. Hope someone at Google is working on this. I'll check back.
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Shannon... 3/26/13 5:22 PM
Hello janedoe11,
 
"Adult images in your results"
 
You can also report the image by scrolling to the end of the Google search results page, and clicking on "Send feedback" and following the prompts.
 
Webmaster Tools "Report offensive contact"
 
Hoping you are able to get the image removed by using one of the above methods.
 
Enjoy your day,
Shannon
 
 
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? ayc 3/31/13 7:42 PM
Hey Janedoe,

We hit some snags, but we're definitely still working on it. Keep an eye out!

Cheers,
A
Re: Report Offensive Images - where is the option? Digida 5/5/13 6:15 AM
I work for a State K12 agency and one of my job responsibilities is to run our web filtering system to remain in compliance with CIPA and E-rate guidelines. Recently we have had a K12 student do a Google image search for "Kaylee Davis" and was show two inappropriate images as the first results in the search and our filtering forces the SafeSearch option to be on.

I too have used the "Report offensive content" tool at https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/safesearch?pli=1 and have had both of my submissions denied.  Both showed a very pornographic images of a woman and both were Denied with the reason "We're sorry, but the information you've requested cannot be found. Please try searching or browsing the Help Center."  It's very possible that I did not provide the appropriate URL (even though they were direct URLs to the images that were showing up) and that is why Google denied the requests.  It would be much more intuitive to be able to provide a request for removal directly from the image search results!

I hope this is addressed soon, it has happened far too often that Google has allowed these type of images to make it through and we need an easy way to brings to Google's attention and they need to address these issues swiftly!