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Mature Content Flag Usage

Posted Over 1 Year ago by Weird Occurance

Disregard everything. I'm about to update the rules BUT, I'm changing the policy.

GOING FORWARD, this is the policy:

1) Mature Content Flag will be used for anything of an overt, sexual nature (e.g., sexual encounters, detailed posts about kinks, etc). Someone questioning if they're bi-curious or not because they kissed someone of the same sex is obviously not on the same tier and does not require the flag.

2) Mature Content Flag will be used for discussing drug usage... not questions about prescription side effects, but you know. Drugs that are illegal in some territories.

3) Mature Content Flag will be used for discussing self harm and mature topics.

4) Mature Content Flag will *not* apply to swears at this point in time. Liable to change if swearing actually becomes a real problem somehow, but not important at this moment.

Thoughts?
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Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

I'll just repeat what I said in the other thread
"I also don't like it being there for swears. I swear so much that I'm inevitably going to forget. It's gonna be hard enough remembering to mature tag it for other stuff.

We probably shouldn't be catering to kids anyway imo. It should be a 18+ site imo but not with lewd stuff just anywhere either."

Imo it should just be used for sexual or disturbing content.

Over 1 Year ago
Grey Echelon

Thanks for including your comment from the other thread.

I wasn't sure about saying it once being considered excessive or where that line would be drawn.

I'm *kind of* okay allowing swearing, per Learna's comment in the other thread, but would like consensus from my co-mod.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Also I feel like for mature tags if it's required that replying to a post warrants a mature tag too, then it should be that if you reply to a mature post it'll be automatically tagged mature. because that will be too hard for everyone to remember probably.

Over 1 Year ago
Grey Echelon

Also I feel like for mature tags if it's required that replying to a post warrants a mature tag too, then it should be that if you reply to a mature post it'll be automatically tagged mature. because that will be too hard for everyone to remember probably.


Fair point, but would only really be if they're quoting the content. Maybe it should always only be at the Thread level?

Thoughts on that?

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

I like the idea of it being on thread level, but I also don't like it because I feel like it may be easy for what is now considered mature content to come up in an unrelated thread like it has before and that leaves it with no option for being in that thread. It's tricky.

Over 1 Year ago
Grey Echelon

I like the idea of it being on thread level, but I also don't like it because I feel like it may be easy for what is now considered mature content to come up in an unrelated thread like it has before and that leaves it with no option for being in that thread. It's tricky.


Denida's making a similar argument to me in PMs.

We also disallow derailment and trolling.

Someone tacking an insult or off-topic comment onto the end of a thread to make it mature probably will get tagged if it doesn't add value to the discussion at hand.

Thoughts?

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Lol - can you check out my revised thread on the mature content flag and drop your opinions there, please?


Since you asked nicely, yes.

Maybe it should always only be at the Thread level?


This would remove a fair bit of the vagaries and runaround that tagging individual posts creates.

However, I do not recommend changing the rules that state that explicit content is disallowed in thread titles.

Since explicit content should not be in thread titles, there is no need to spoiler the thread titles themselves.

This would seem to indicate that the option that would facilitate the smoothest experience while conveying the desired information would not be to spoiler the thread titles but to add a subtitle indicating that the thread has been marked as containing mature content. See example mock-ups below.







This would be similar to content policies put in place by other major platforms, including reddit, where a simple "NSFW" tag is appended to a thread. It works for them and I do not see a reason why it would not work for us.

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

This would be similar to content policies put in place by other major platforms, including reddit, where a simple "NSFW" tag is appended to a thread. It works for them and I do not see a reason why it would not work for us.


That was a nice idea. Again, if nothing else, I think it can work to do this and see how it will do in a month's time.

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Over 1 Year ago
Lord Denida

Big fan of those mockups there, @galbraith.

Mods do have tools to split threads if discussions deviate to contain mature content.

And off-topic stuff will already be tagged or split, so I think it's valid to focus on the thread level.

I'll work on this feature and then update the rules.

For now, I'll let the mature stuff lie a bit. It can be disregarded, for now.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Thoughts?

My issue is that someone may post a thread that for example gradually devolves into talk about drugs or something which seems to require a mature tag now. And that has happened naturally on this site before, which would mean that either a new thread would have to be made and it would disrupt the flow of conversation, or it would just have to be tagged.

And I haven't even done drugs in my life, I just think it may disrupt conversation possibly.

Over 1 Year ago
Grey Echelon

My issue is that someone may post a thread that for example gradually devolves into talk about drugs or something which seems to require a mature tag now. And that has happened naturally on this site before, which would mean that either a new thread would have to be made and it would disrupt the flow of conversation, or it would just have to be tagged.


Maybe, but there's no better suggestions right now. Additionally, I don't see it happening all that much. And a thread being flagged mature is hardly the worst thing in the world. It's still there and accessible.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

And a thread being flagged mature is hardly the worst thing in the world. It's still there and accessible.


Agreed. And adding to this, there's also a setting in the User CP that allows you to turn all mature content on by default:
https://gtforall.com/my/site_settings

Over 1 Year ago
Xhin
Sky's the limit

there's also a setting in the User CP that allows you to turn all mature content on by default


I would suggest that there should also be an option to automatically tag your own content as mature.

I think that this would have value, in order to reduce the demand on users to remember to tag their own threads when they never were required to before. I think that it has value even if applied to threads where one's original post does not actually have mature content, in order to indicate that the user is open to mature content being posted in their thread (within other site rules, naturally).

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

Maybe, but there's no better suggestions right now. Additionally, I don't see it happening all that much. And a thread being flagged mature is hardly the worst thing in the world. It's still there and accessible.

I guess so long as the policy tends towards making it into a thread instead of just tagging it I can go along with it.

Over 1 Year ago
Grey Echelon

I guess so long as the policy tends towards making it into a thread instead of just tagging it I can go along with it.


That'd be the policy.

I think that this would have value, in order to reduce the demand on users to remember to tag their own threads when they never were required to before. I think that it has value even if applied to threads where one's original post does not actually have mature content, in order to indicate that the user is open to mature content being posted in their thread (within other site rules, naturally).


We can work towards this, but I imagine this will be more of a mod feature if we follow galbraith's suggestion.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Also following with this "showing content by opt-in" theme, I would also suggest allowing users to opt in to seeing Hot Takes threads/posts on Site Feed. I use Site Feed as my GT homepage and would prefer to get as much information from it as possible.

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

Also following with this "showing content by opt-in" theme, I would also suggest allowing users to opt in to seeing Hot Takes threads/posts on Site Feed. I use Site Feed as my GT homepage and would prefer to get as much information from it as possible.


Hot Takes should have a disclaimer, but some people by-passed it somehow, which made that information not show on the Site Feed.

We've since adjusted it so that Hot Takes always show in Feeds, but you can opt-in to go to the forum and that counts as your forum / content disclaimer.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

I see Hot Takes threads in Hottest when I am logged out, but not when I'm logged in.

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

I see Hot Takes threads in Hottest when I am logged out, but not when I'm logged in.


Did you click the disclaimer when you were logged out?

That might've been the cause for some of the oddness... if I understand the issue Xhin described earlier clearly.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

No disclaimer has appeared for me, regardless of if I'm logged in or logged out.

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

I see Hot Takes threads in Hottest when I am logged out, but not when I'm logged in.


Signing the disclaimer works for both ip addresses and accounts independently. It probably makes sense to transfer the setting over when a signed ip address logs in. We'll look into that and also into why you had your specific issue with it.

Over 1 Year ago
Xhin
Sky's the limit

I believe I have the same issue as galbraith.

The disclaimer has never appeared for me, neither when I was signed in nor when I was signed out.

When I am signed in Hot Takes isn't part of the site feed. When I am signed out it is.

Over 1 Year ago
Moonray

Hey all, sorry for the Hot Takes bug. Xhin and I will fix that today.

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Hey Moonray & Galbraith!

You should now be able to see Hot Takes on your feed.

Let me know if you're still having issues. Thanks for your patience!

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Over 1 Year ago
Weird Occurance

Thank you. This appears to have fixed it.

Over 1 Year ago
galbraith

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