A Problem about Easy Access on Steemit NSFW " Not Safe For Work " Posts | Steemit Needs an Immediate Action On This Matter

in #utopian-io4 years ago (edited)

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PROBLEM

This contribution talks about an observation with regards to “ NSFW ” posts on Steemit. By the way, for those who don’t know what NSFW is, it is an acronym for “ Not Safe For Work ” or could also be distinguished as “ not safe to be viewed at work ”. It is a warning for an email subject line and is used to warn the recipient to not open the message at the office or near young children because the message contains sexual or repulsive content. Thus, I wanted to share this to everyone.

Try to look at this photos. Below are the examples or list of NSFW Posts on Steemit.

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I was just wondering around the website that time and when I tried to click the “ Reveal this post ” in each of the posts, the contents was revealed. Just like this, in an instant…

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Aside from that, when I tried to open one of the posts, a video had appeared. When I tried to play the video, it plays without any hassle or further confirmation if the one watching is already on the right age or does have the prior access to watch the said video. It continues to play until the video reaches its end.

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If you were going to take a look at the photo above, I wasn’t logged in the website yet, however, I was able to see the contents of NSFW posts. This is quite bothering and in need of an immediate action to take. This kind of posts must not be easy to access and must require super parental guidance especially to those people outside the Steemit community.

SOLUTIONS

  1. For Old Steemit Users. Since there are already registered Steemit users who are still minors, the website must develop a confirmation button that the user must click in order to confirm he/she must be 18 years old and above before viewing this kind of posts.
  2. For New Steemit Users. During the registration of accounts, a newbie must confirm that he/she is 18 years old and above in order to view all kinds of Steemit posts.
  3. Disable access to Steemit NSFW posts if not logged into the website.
  4. Disable Google searches of Steemit NSFW posts. This may affect the reputation of the website as will as the users. Only Steemit users who are 18 years old and above must have the access to view Steemit NSFW Posts.

BENEFITS

  1. Protection of the website and it’s users against viral issues about sexual or repulsive contents of its user’s posts. In addition, this is also to avoid bushes about the bloggers and the website.
  2. Avoiding minors and other people who are not Steemit users to have an easy access to such Steemit NSFW posts thus, they can be guided properly as well as avoid them from negative influences.
  3. Security and Privacy of all Steemit users regarding with their posts. Also, for the purpose of ensuring that only Steemit Users can access posts which belongs to the website only.
  4. It could help in the succeeding developments that Steemit is doing on their website.
  5. Furthermore, if it is possible to make such development on Steemit, it would be for the beneficiary of both the management and the users of the website.

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disabling access to NSFW posts or hiding them from search engines can be unfair to the users who post their NSFW material.
search engines do have the option to filter out links to NSFW topics and we shouldn't worry about them, however, a default warning message while opening those pages is necessary.

thank you for the comment sir @kiaazad... yes, that may be unfair for them but the point here is that it must also be considered that there were minors who can have an easy access on such kind of posts so it must be better if there is a confirmation first that the one accessing the post is allowed to do so :) or atleast has an account here on Steemit

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thanks for the immediate response and approval @themanualbot :)

Your suggestion is nice but am thinking if they could add an "Adult Content" button in the menu.

hmmmm... yeah, your suggestion is good too, that would make this suggestion better :)

We are open a society,however, this can be concerning if minors are on the site and NSFW contents are so much easily available. We should definitely have some measures where warnings ⚠️ should be displayed and accepted by a user before viewing it. Good work!!

yes, you got it right @lykkejay :) thanks ^_^

Hi I suggest you use busy.org, we already have this feature :) And you can enable / disable NSFW posts filter in your user settings. (The filter is enabled by default for all users)

thanks for the suggestion @jm90mm :) but this is for Steemit's feature..

I'm gonna be honest with you... It is very easy for minors to view nsfw content online. The real responsibility lies in the parental lock programming and the NSFW tag should be enough for the parental lock to pick up and exclude access. Personally I am just happy that i dont have children and when i do i will be very happy if i dont have a girl. Thanks to the easy access of online porn these days young people are growing up much more sexual and there is only so much you can do. There is no possible way to put a parental lock on every device that your child could potentially have access to. This would include public and school computers as well as all the ones at home, handheld gaming devices as well as consoles both at your home at video arcades and at the homes of your child's friends. Not to mention their smartphones as well as their friend's. Sounds like an almost impossible feat to achieve.

yeah :) @skeet.skeete but let's just make this a positive point of view just to minimize the access of minor with this kind of posts, blogs or websites.