This request would ask of us to completely remove several image galleries, which is against the purpose of the site, as the internet we document simply isn’t always family friendly.
As for having mods individually approve all images before they get put on the site, not going to happen. What you’re asking here is an impossible task. We don’t always the time to look at KYM uploads, not even mentioning how many there are to look at. Asking us to do that would therefore significantly damage the daily user uploads.
Or was this more a bad attempt at pointing fingers to the MLP gallery?
And you should run that “mods individually approve images” thing by RandomMan. I bet I could hear him laughing all the way over here in the States. That’s really just not feasible with a website as large as KYM.
As far as controversial, offensive, or just plain disagreeable materials… Someone somewhere is always going to be offended.
^This very much. We aren’t here to appeal to the indvidual, we are here to appeal to the masses. The internet isn’t always happy fun times, not everything that will become a thing is something we all like. Does that mean we should adapt our guidelines to certain groups? No, of course not.
Sometimes (more like often) what gets a big thing on the internet contains topics like sexism or racism, or is based around a case that many dislike such as cyberbullying. But what we document is internet phenomena, regardless of type or difference in opinions. Spread through hate is still spread.
To expound in a specific manner, I expect people to add images to KYM that are not only memetic, but also appropriate for a site that I know for a fact young children browse for fun. That being said, I understand there’s a catch in that certain memes, What Would X Do for Money/Fistful of Yen for example, necessitate the NSFW option wherein external censorship must take over.
The Cheezburger guidelines state something about needing to be 12 years old in order to browse the Cheezburger Network. As KYM is part of the Cheezburger Network, we can assume this applies to us as well. Thus Brucker’s 9 year olds shouldn’t even visit this site, and Brucker is being a good parent for not allowing them.
Articles like the Fistful of Yen are commonly tagged through the article itself. If an entry is tagged NSFW, it can be assumed the risk of stumbling upon more adult humor in the images is big.
Should this be hidden as NSFW? Even though there is no nudity, no genitals shown it still is 2 AT-AT’s fucking and by definition of the rules should be NSFW. I personally think it’s funny and is completely safe and I would think most people wouldn’t see why it would need to be marked NSFW. (And it isn’t marked NSFW by the way) But if I post two ponies in the same position all hell breaks loose from mods and users alike. We (as in regular forum users) have been hiding anything “racy” under NSFW as to not hear the bullshit that comes with it.
These two AT-AT’s is a case of implied NSFW, but that does not make it NSFW (and with that, tagging it is unnecessary). In de mind of a pervert everything is “dirty”.
In the mind of a pervert, this is implied intercourse. But due to that should Brucker suddenly disallow his 9 year old from eating that candy? Kids don’t look at these packages thinking how dirty it is.
And yes, in the case of the MLP ponies standing in the same position as those AT-AT’s, it should be marked NSFW under specific circumstances. Are they arroused or can it be assumed they’re having intercourse through specific details in the image like their facial expressions? The answer to questions like that decide if it’s better to tag or not. Those cases are no longer implied NSFW, it’s just NSFW. Perhaps cases like implied should be made more clear in the guidelines, I’ll bring it up in the mod mail.
But let’s not forget that you will call bullshit and get your jimmies rustled on everything mods do that you disagree with. It’s not what the rules state, to you it’s just what you want, and fuck tah police amirite xD?
My question has always been can the mods all be on the same page with same standards? I’ve found that no they can’t because like you said of your standards “I wouldn’t even host an image as racy as this”.
We have clear guidelines regarding NSFW. It has some gray areas, but it does its job. And Brucker wouldn’t host such an image on his own website, but does that mean he will apply the same judgement on KYM? Of course not, as he acts differently on both sites.
To each site its own guidelines. All sites have a different focus and target audience, and change their guidelines to work alongside this. As was pointed out before, whatever we disallow can still be found on other sites, but in return we offer info those sites don’t have. You should adapt your expectations to the sites you visit, and if you are incapable of that and feel the need to post porn on KYM, then the consequenses of your stupidity are only to blame on yourself.