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Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Unfortunately we will be cracking down on "sexual content" of all kinds and moving anything we deem possibly "sexual" into an invisible trash section that doesn't have any Google Ads attached to it. We received a notice from Google Ads letting us know that any pornographic or sexually explicit content should not be in a forum that is sponsored by Google Ads, which is how we are paying for the server space. They gave us 72 hours to fix this before they turned our account off. The notice was very broad in what constitutes as violating material so we are taking the necessary precautions.

Because we still do not think that donations are a wise or viable option to cover the costs of the site, we are going to do our best to make sure that the Ad Money isn't affected at this time. Sorry in advance if your threads dissappear, but they shouldn't be deleted, only moved. If it comes to us having to delete material we will offer a time period where you can grab any posts you want to keep from the thread before it is deleted. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.

Thank you all for hopefully understanding the predicament we are in. We wanted to let you know up front what was going on so that you all weren't confused upon seeing some threads missing.

If Hex has any other information he feels should be shared he will share it here.

Thank you.
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm

what does "sexual content" even refer to..??

i havent noticed anything sexual.. unless your referring to threads on abuse or like the abstinence only education thread.. im confused.
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 8:27 pm

justjess wrote:what does "sexual content" even refer to..??

i havent noticed anything sexual.. unless your referring to threads on abuse or like the abstinence only education thread.. im confused.

^Yeah, I'm curious as to what's being referred to here.. I don't recall seeing anything objectionable..

..well actually, I recall a thread in the "Social Lounge" that veered off into that territory.. but it's been dead for weeks :wtf:
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 8:35 pm

It's not very clear unfortunately. Here is what they gave us:

•erotic stories or descriptions of sexual acts
•sexual jokes
•erotic or sexual forums
•sexual or profane terms in the URL
•crude language or excessive amounts of profanity

But that's all we have to go on. Cleaning up every isntance of that is unfortunately impossible, so we just have to do our best and see whether our Ads get shut down or not. The thread they used as an example was Sarge's "Benefits of Oral" thread. I can only assume DH's threads will be flagged as well.

I actually wondered the exact same thing, if discussions on rape, sexual health, abstinence, sex scandals, etc. would be a violation. But I don't really have any more info right now unfortunately.
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Well, thanks for bringing this to our attention.. and as always, for the work that goes into running this asylum :crazy:
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 8:52 pm

i find that pretty interesting/ironic considering the types of google ads that i have pop up on my screen sometimes...
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 9:27 pm

justjess wrote:i find that pretty interesting/ironic considering the types of google ads that i have pop up on my screen sometimes...

Yes, that was my thought to!
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 9:51 pm

What google ads?
And are you peeps mad? Them things carry viruses. Get ad block plus and never see them again.

Also, can I say tits? Or do I have to put t*ts?
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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Jaynee wrote:...can I say tits? Or do I have to put t*ts?

:lol:

This forum would not be the same without Jaynee's tales of picking her bosoms up off the floor each day

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Re: Attention: Sexual Content

PostWed May 08, 2013 10:19 pm

I believe it was a certain combination of keywords on Sarge's thread by multiple members which flagged up Google. We'll review borderline threads as I don't believe their Guidelines prohibit mature threads in themselves (Such as those Loki mentioned), but rather those that are sexually explicit and contain an excess amount of 'crude' terminology. Questionable threads will be removed and cleaned up as appropriate however we will do our best to ensure it is left untouched as possible as no one likes censorship I'm sure.

justjess wrote:i find that pretty interesting/ironic considering the types of google ads that i have pop up on my screen sometimes...

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