Re: pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs.
posted by flex to MetaFilter-Related at 7:24 AM (450 comments total)
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There isn't a hard-and-fast no-linking-to-porn rule on MetaFilter AFAIK - and I don't think there should be, and I'm not calling for one (to be very clear). I absolutely think every post should be judged individually on its merits. The post in question
has a disclaimer of "sexy" and "nudity" as well so this isn't a matter of insufficient NSFW warning.
I very much understand the appeal in a website of curated vintage photos. However, I don't see the necessity in directly linking to pornographic photos of women on the front page of MeFi if they have no other context or point of discussion, and there is really nothing more to these particular pornographic pictures except that they are on a website of generally interesting old photos.
My personal take is that this instance crosses a line since there's no other context to it. I would say that the post probably did not need to be framed with a direct link to the pornographic content on the site, and I question the use of "very sexy" in the framing as well. MeFi is definitely a place to share neat & interesting things you find online, but does neat & interesting extend to hey, let me share with you some 'very sexy' pictures of ladies with or without their vintage undergarments on
I did flag the post & I discussed it with the mod on duty through the contact form. I did not post this last night when the post in question went up because when I asked if it was okay to take it to MeTa, I was told it would be better if I held off until the morning. I am bringing this to MetaTalk specifically for the membership discussion on the matter.