piatkow - 9:36 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
No one is going to pay for the number of employees it would take to review every user upload, least of all the users themselves.
I use a free photo hosting site for some of my photo galleries. They check what new users upload and after that a sample. The size of the sample decreases as your "trust" increases. That seems like a perfectly reasonably compromise to me. If G can't afford a reasonable level of oversight then that is just bad financial planning on their part.