what is considered mature subject matter?

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  • #119222

    johnhauge
    Member

    so bottom line what can i write here? if i stick something up and someone thinks it isn’t for general consumption what happens? is adult material even allowed? or even r material?there are other issues but this one tops the list.

    #119363

    raincoaster
    Member

    Adult material is allowed on our blogs, but as for what constitutes adult material, only staff can answer that question. Contact them on Monday when feedback re-opens.

    People often report blogs as Mature, and then staff looks at them and makes the call.

    #119364

    johnhauge
    Member

    fine. then what happens? i mean, if they think it’s mature or adult? thank you as well.

    #119365

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to raincoaster
    The following information comes from FAQs
    Blogs with legal adult content are not removed. They are flagged as “Mature” so they become less visible across the domain by being excluded from
    (1) Top Blogs,
    (2) Recent Posts and
    (3) Tags [ i.e. the wp.com global tagging system and the Tag Surfer].
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/ive-seen-a-blog-with-unsuitable-content-how-do-i-tell-you/

    WordPress requests that those who have blogs with “Mature” contents voluntarily declare them to Staff. However, if they are not declared then the report form states:
    “If you come across a blog which you believe to be primarily adult-related or too mature for a general audience, please let us know …” and like raincoaster says — staff make the call.

    Edit: DMCA link re: legal content removed

    #119366

    raincoaster
    Member

    If it’s decided that the blog is mature, then it won’t show up in Tag Surfer, or on the Top Posts or Top Blogs. I don’t THINK it shows up when you click the “Next blog” arrow in the top right-hand corner. I’m not sure about whether or not you’re displayed on global tag pages, but I don’t think so. And you never show up in people’s dashboards under Most Recently Updated.

    #119368

    mark
    Staff

    At worst, the blog gets marked as Mature which does as timethief says.

    But write what you want to :)

    (and I’m not sure why the dmca link above – that doesn’t apply at all)

    #119369

    johnhauge
    Member

    great. thanks. looks like none of my stuff will ever get read.

    #119370

    timethief
    Member

    Not to worry. You have a myspace readers following and links already, right?

    #119371

    johnhauge
    Member

    yeah, but myspace is full of hackers and their ilk. i’m tired of the stuff.

    #119372

    timethief
    Member

    Well, there’s always blogspot, isn’t there? And that’s not the end of it. There’s paid hosting and I hear that “mature” blogs bring in lots of hits that translate into advertising income.

    #119373

    mark
    Staff

    @johnhauge – we all have different ideas of what is adult/mature. I have no idea what you think, you don’t know what thoughts other’s might have.
    You could be planning hardcore erotic fiction through to using swear words liberally while slamming politicians. The former will get that Mature tag, the latter would not.

    Start writing :)

    #119374

    johnhauge
    Member

    ok. lots of swear words fits the bill, i suppose. sometimes. depends. no hardcore porn. just swearing. thank you all for your help. i need to go now. g/f has issues. thanks. bye.

    #119377

    raincoaster
    Member

    This doesn’t effect your standing in search engines at all. I don’t know why you think “nobody will read it”. It will reduce people coming through Top Blogs and Top Posts, should your hits justify placement there normally, but how realistic is that to expect as a normal major source of hits? And frankly, tag pages are a pretty minimal source of hits, too. Your own efforts to get the word out will be more effective at bringing readers.

    If you’re in the business of grabbing eyeballs, nothing on the Internet is more popular than hardcore porn; everyone knows this. It makes no sense to lament that a Mature rating will reduce hits to zero.

    #119378

    timethief
    Member

    @rain
    No kidding I *LOL* when I read that, “none of my stuff will ever get read”.

    #119379

    ladymina
    Member

    you can also just make it password protected, which is what I have done. this lets you keep an intimate group of readers and you can be as ho-ish and crude as you want.

    #119382

    drmike
    Member

    Blogspot/ blogger does mature tagging as well. Not sure what the point of it is though.

    Mark, I wonder about many things here in these forums.

    #119384

    mark
    Staff

    Wonder about what?

    #119389

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, we’re always wondering what the heck your avatar is.

    #119391

    timethief
    Member

    Looks like a worm to me. ;)

    #120016

    membracid
    Member

    Yeah, I always assumed it was a nematode :)

    Seriously, though, some more guidelines would be helpful. I have a rather…buxom…woman on a post right now, but it’s promoting language literacy. (long story–the post is “Hot for Words” if you are interested.)

    So, my sense is a girl with big ta-ta’s (*mostly* covered!)is legal under the law, and wouldn’t be censored. But not knowing makes me second guess and censor -myself-, which is frustrating as a writer. :(

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