[uf-discuss] rel="nsfw"

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Fri Dec 29 08:12:36 PST 2006

On Dec 29, 2006, at 8:46 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> In message <BC9F5796-2C67-462D-B48A-9FE6DB056554 at randomchaos.com>,  
> Scott
> Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> writes
>> many  people are publishing "NSFW" warnings.  So vague as it may be,
>> it's  apparently communicating something useful on the live web  
>> today.
> That's "something useful in a large judeo-christian western  
> democracy",
> then...
> What's "safe for work" in China, or Iran?
> Is a nude picture of a 17-year old safe for work in Holland? Or the  
> UK?

I don't think that matters AT ALL to the discussion at hand, which  
was one of my points in my previous post. Its a judgement call by the  
authors or contributors of a site... just like the use of most other  
'tags' is fairly arbitrary and appropriateness can be argued to death.

The way I see it if we are examining the usage of the label, as is  
and separate from any ratings system. I see it used quite often on  
the web today - mostly in forums or community sites like fark, mefi,  
message boards etc. There is little sense in arguing over its  
appropriate application to the content because people are already  
making those judgement calls themselves. Instead those interested  
should probably look at the implementation details instead (see  
Phae's previous links for a starting point... compare with  
rel="NSFW"... look at live usage examples... try and come to a  
consensus that can be FAQd and promoted)

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