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NSFW Warning?

Posted in: Forum Home >> Bugs Reports, Suggestions, and Feedback >> NSFW Warning?

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Nov 7, 2009 10:05 PM ET #1 (permalink)

I was wondering a couple things related to NSFW (not safe for work) content:

First, I'm sure some of you check out Metalunderground.com at work. Do you consider the content as not safe for work overall?

If not, would you want to be warned specifically about NSFW content ahead of time? Any ideas on how you would like to be warned? Headline with NSFW? Have you seen any interesting techniques used to warn users of NSFW content?

We try to do our best to not feature auto playing or mouseover audio on ads, audio, or video - I think that's important for general use, but especially at work. But I'm curious what other concerns our readers may have.

Nov 8, 2009 7:30 PM ET #2 (permalink)

I'd prefer a discreet warning really - part of me thinks your boss finding 30 pages with NSFW headers in your history would be worse you know? Mostly the issues would be videos I'm guessing ala Rammstein, but in that case a caption above the video would suffice for me. Anyone else's thoughts?

Nov 9, 2009 5:31 AM ET #3 (permalink)

More user n00ds hahahahaha
People who have topics that fit in this should just write it in the headline.

Nov 9, 2009 9:15 AM ET #4 (permalink)

So you're saying the headline should read something like this (headline make obviously NSFW):

"NSFW: Rammstein Posts Pornographic Music Video"
- or -
"Rammstein Posts Pornographic Music Video (NSFW)"

I can definitely see this being useful in the RSS feed headlines vs on the site itself. Is that enough or can you think of any other ways to designate or warn about it?

And Cynic, that's a good point - I could put it in the headline but not the actual page title. Makes sense now that you mentioned that.

(This post was last edited on November 9, 2009 at 9:16 AM ET.)

Nov 9, 2009 11:16 AM ET #5 (permalink)

"Rammstein Posts Pornographic Music Video" is probably a bad example. The name just screams 'NSFW', but the topic "Rammstein to Release New Album in Boxset" would need a tag, considering the content. Who would think its covered in dildos? I didn't.

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