if we have a "no explicit material" policy, we're hamstringing this wiki's purpose.
Quote from the announcement:
"So... what exactly do you mean when you say 'porn'?"
By porn, we do in fact mean porn - not "explicit" or "NSFW", but "porn".
I seem to recall that I mentioned this announcement in the OP. I'm almost sure that I requested that people please read it before posting here.
Sexual material is part of fiction as much as anything else
The announcement makes it quite clear that we're removing porn, not anything with sex in it.
The OP is to be edited, so I'm preserving the original here:
This thread is about our content policy. Your questions, complaints and suggestions about the content policy go here.
The main thread for this discussion
was locked when it had gone in circles for dozens of pages. There were other, parallel threads about this policy change, and they, too, had the same problem. Instead of reading up on the issue, people panicked and started posting about Orwell and Armageddon. The policy and the administration were strawmanned and people with differing views on what we should allow were taking pot shots at each other instead of having a polite discussion. This got the threads locked, and as a result we were left in a rather unfortunate situation where we didn't have any channel open for this discussion.
As with any other thread, we expect civility here. Mere bitching or personal attacks on the P5 or the administration will be thumped - just because we're the staff doesn't mean that you get to say things that we wouldn't tolerate you saying about other users. We will listen to criticism that is polite and reasonable. Keep that in mind.
Before you post here, we expect you to read the post about this in General Announcements
, as well as at least the first post in this thread
to get a clue about what is going on. If your question or complaint is already addressed in either of those, don't be surprised if we respond with just a link or a quote.
There is a degree of frustration in the staff at the way this discussion has gone before, as you can clearly see from my description of the previous threads. This is because we read literally over a hundred pages of the earlier discussions before they were closed, and all the content in them would have taken less than 10 pages if there had been no repetition resulting from people posting without reading up on the info we had available by then. I'm sure that you'll understand, then, why I implore you again to read the announcement before you post here
. You might not like having to read a long-ish post without a summary, but you must understand that the post is itself a summary, and it is intended to address a host of predictable questions and complains. Sometimes things aren't simple, so you'll just have to read the announcement
If you have questions or complaints or suggestions after reading the announcement
, this is the place where you can ask them.
edited 16th Jan '13 7:24:20 AM by BestOf
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.