Website Suggestion - NSFW Highlighting

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    Sep 24, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    I'm not sure which was the right forum for this thread, so I'm posting here.

    I think it would be a good idea if there was a way of highlighting when a thread has content that is NSFW (Not Safe For Work for those who don't know) as I and I'm sure many others use RJ at work.

    How I saw it working, was for the thread that contains NSFW content is shown on the thread list with a pink background, so it would look like this:

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    Then, if you are at work you know not to click on it.

    Now, how does a thread become designated NSFW you ask? Well, why not have a button next to the Back to the Top, Reply and Track This buttons at the botom of the thread that reads "Mark as NSFW". That thread will then be highlighted as NSFW and other guys at work will know not to click it.

    Of course, that relies on RJ members being sensible and only clicking to mark something as NSFW when it genuinely is - otherwise I can see every thread being marked as that. A better option might be to mark it just for your username, so you know in future when you see the thread list not to click it at work (and save it for home!)

    What do people think to this? I'm not being puritanical by any means, I'll happily view these threads at home, but it's a bit dodgy viewing them at work, and you can't ALWAYS tell from a thread title what the content will be.
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    Sep 24, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    Personally, I always assume that all public forums potentially contain NSFW material...unless they explicitly state otherwise (heavily moderated, etc).
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    Sep 24, 2010 7:22 PM GMT


    First question: If you're at work, why are you on RJ???
    If you do this in a public, ya buys yer tickets and ya takes yer chances.
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    Sep 25, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    This entire site is NSFW. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 25, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Use a machine learning system to predict NSFW material by making it learn over existing data from a highly NSFW forum, p0rn content, etc, then apply this to RJ. I'd be interested to know how well computers are able to classify threads here accurately over human judgment.
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    Sep 25, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    What makes it NSFW?

    This?

    PICTURE SUPPRESSED

    This?

    LET¨S JUST POST RECIPES FOR CUPCAKES FOR FUCK¨S SAKE

    See here http://cupcakeblog.com/

    This?

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    Sep 25, 2010 8:00 AM GMT
    From the perspective of an information security professional...

    NSFW is determined by the policies where you work.

    Generally, in a corporate environment, you must assume that any and all contact with a computing device, any and all content, is being monitored for compliance to policy.

    In general, unless there is a minimum necessary business purpose to be accessing any data content from anywhere, it's NSFW.

    Ask yourself if what you're doing or looking at is something that your CEO would approve of. If the answer is yes, then it's probably safe for work. If the answer is no, then it's probably not safe for work.

    When in doubt, ask your boss.

    Err on the side of not using your employers time and infrastruture for personal use.
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    Sep 25, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    Oh well, I suppose I should have known better than to expect some sensible and mature feedback to the suggestion as opposed to snarky comments about not using RJ at work - heard of breaktime, any of you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Also, NSFW doesn't necessarily mean that you ARE at work - a lot of the guys on here are college kids - perhaps they'd appreciate knowing whether something was suitable to open whilst using on-campus PCs...what about people accessing RJ from public places, like libraries or internet cafes? I don't think what I'm suggesting is unreasonable.

    Lostboy, I know you were trying to illustrate your point but it's a little mean to now make THIS thread NSFW.

    As for what makes something NSFW - well, perhaps there could be a policy of 'any below waist nudity'. I don't think that's unreasonable, it's clear and easily understood, and once again I'm not saying no nudity should be allowed on RJ (heaven forbid!) just that it would make sense and be respectful to all users to be able to flag it as such, and allow people the control over whether they see it, from wherever or however they are accessing the site.

    I don't think that's too much to ask, plenty of other forums and websites operate on the same principles - but perhaps I'm on my own on this, and this is no longer the place for me.
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    Sep 25, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    Let´s not encourage the americans to be EVEN more puritanical about bodies. There is already FAR to much of that in the culture.
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    Sep 25, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidLet´s not encourage the americans to be EVEN more puritanical about bodies. There is already FAR to much of that in the culture.


    It has nothing to do with being puritanical, I am far from it - just a bit of basic courtesy for all users.
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    Sep 25, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    Suitable work sites

    http://cupcakeblog.com/

    http://www.cutekittens.info/pics.html

    Not

    http://manhunt.net/

    http://www.dudesnude.com/

    If RJ is closer to the cupcake blog for you then also consider that posts in "SEX AND DATING" are more likely to contain nudes with hard cocks than a thread on the Democrats´ budget plans for 2010.