Request for NSFW/gross image self-policing April 11, 2005 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Is there anyway to not post NSFW images, or gross images, maybe like blood splurting from the chest of George W. Bush, etc?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket to Etiquette/Policy at 11:07 AM (26 comments total)

is there any way to not post

yes. and?
posted by puke & cry at 11:15 AM on April 11, 2005


You are being real, as in actual blood. Ketchup grosses you out?
posted by thomcatspike at 11:15 AM on April 11, 2005


I don't get it?
posted by yodelingisfun at 11:18 AM on April 11, 2005


We can't pile on someone unless you provide a FPP as evidence.
posted by AlexReynolds at 11:33 AM on April 11, 2005


Or I suppose you could post one of those images yourself and we could tie the whole thing up with a bow, it would be neat and self-contained like peanut butter crackers.
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:40 AM on April 11, 2005


Mean Mr. Bucket alludes to this.
posted by orthogonality at 11:44 AM on April 11, 2005


Yuck, the bucket guy might be right, I think we need to do some spirited self-policing here.

I proclaim in advance of any down thread beefin' that it is always better to favor guidelines and rules of thumb rather than rules whenver possible, thus let us not ban image posting (used sparingly) and instead take dude who posted it aside and say, "Please to tone it down with the simulted gore and Dick Cheney as a chest-buster (burster?) imagery."

Or else just pull back and ban the guy from orbit, it's the only way to be sure...
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:53 AM on April 11, 2005


...anyway to not post NSFW images...

Is there anyway you could not split infinitives?

I agree on the concept, however. This place isn't that other place that begins with F.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:55 AM on April 11, 2005


I think it might be time to pull the img tag altogether. You can link to images just fine, though of course they don't have the same impact.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:55 AM on April 11, 2005


breezeway will be very upset.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:58 AM on April 11, 2005


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:58 AM on April 11, 2005


I think that images in metatalk are fine. In the blue, not so much.
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:02 PM on April 11, 2005


We still can't pile on someone unless you provide a FPP as evidence.
posted by AlexReynolds at 12:07 PM on April 11, 2005


I guess I think that surfing the Net is NSFW in and of itself and that the responsibility for any consequences belongs to the person doing the surfing.
posted by idest at 12:08 PM on April 11, 2005


Is there anyway you could not split infinitives?
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:55 AM PST on April 11 [!]



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posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 12:10 PM on April 11, 2005


NSFW in the same way Roadrunner is NSFW maybe. If we pulled a tag every time there was an unfunny comment...
posted by nthdegx at 12:18 PM on April 11, 2005


Suck it, Bucket.
posted by sciurus at 12:19 PM on April 11, 2005


Please don't pull the <img> tag. Pretty please?
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posted by brownpau at 12:19 PM on April 11, 2005


Of the many images I've seen posted on mefi, only a vanishingly small number have added anything to the conversation but noise. I wouldn't miss 'em.
posted by frykitty at 12:28 PM on April 11, 2005




I think it might be time to pull the img tag altogether. You can link to images just fine, though of course they don't have the same impact.


Today is my birthday. I will count this as one of my presents. ^_^
posted by thirteen at 12:33 PM on April 11, 2005


Of the many images I've seen posted on mefi, only a vanishingly small number have added anything to the conversation but noise. I wouldn't miss 'em.

Of the many comments I've seen posted on mefi...
posted by nthdegx at 12:33 PM on April 11, 2005


Of the many comments I've seen posted on mefi...

We should ban the <uselesscomment> tag!
posted by odinsdream at 12:44 PM on April 11, 2005


Is there anyway you could not split infinitives?
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:55 AM PST on April 11


Is there any way you could refrain from pedantry held over from the rules of Latin grammar?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:58 PM on April 11, 2005


I guess I think that surfing the Net is NSFW in and of itself and that the responsibility for any consequences belongs to the person doing the surfing.

And this is why the image tag has to go. Your (the generic and unspecified "you") lack of basic consideration for others living in the real world - that's why we can't have nice things.
posted by gd779 at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2005


And this is why the image tag has to go. Your (the generic and unspecified "you") lack of basic consideration for others living in the real world - that's why we can't have nice things.

That's a lot of assumption, I think, gd779. The real world is a world in which surfing the Net at work is not generally part of the benefits package and in which discretion while doing so is always advised. Debating whether or not the image tag is good for MetaFilter may be a worthy topic, but the idea that MetaFilter has to be work safe seems naive and smacks of entitlement.
posted by idest at 1:50 PM on April 11, 2005


I don't use the image tag, because I'm too stupid. I've got a great picture I'd post here too: it's this girl, and she's in this bathtub...
posted by graventy at 1:57 PM on April 11, 2005


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