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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #21
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A stern warning from who? The internet police?

It's your site so fair enough, it just seems a bit odd. As for content, is there any line in the sand as to what is appropriate and what isn't? Given the multitude of cultures represented in the userbase.
The problem I think is that Google might classify SSC as a "adult site", and thus greatly reduce the potential for revenue from ads.

All Google ads are off at the moment. Without those, I think there would be no SSC.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info, though I highly doubt that such severe measures are really necessary. Is Google threatening to block skyscrapercity and not index it at all or what? Maybe inappropriate images can be posted on the sections of the website that are not visible for unregistered users, e.g. the DLM or the Balkan Café on the Bulgarian forum. I'm just giving a suggestion here, of course if it's for the better of the forum and there's no other way to support it, then we would comply, plus it's your property anyway.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info, though I highly doubt that such severe measures are really necessary. Is Google threatening to block skyscrapercity and not index it at all or what? Maybe inappropriate images can be posted on the sections of the website that are not visible for unregistered users, e.g. the DLM or the Balkan Café on the Bulgarian forum. I'm just giving a suggestion here, of course if it's for the better of the forum and there's no other way to support it, then we would comply, plus it's your property anyway.
I thought so too. I never understood why the sections only visible to registered users pose problem.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #24
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Google is watching you.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #25
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A gargantuan task really and surely Google know better than to ask this of a website. It's going to be nigh on impossible to get absolutely everything, it would help to know how they're searching for it I guess. Surely it's enough that it's explicitly banned here and that anything reported will be removed.

I mean, google image search "breasts" and there is tons of potentially violating stuff. Tons and tons.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #26
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Por favor, nćo falo inglźs, postei algo sem fonte, com conteśdo impróprio?

o inglźs do Google Translate nćo é bom rs
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #27
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Thanks for the info, though I highly doubt that such severe measures are really necessary. Is Google threatening to block skyscrapercity and not index it at all or what? Maybe inappropriate images can be posted on the sections of the website that are not visible for unregistered users, e.g. the DLM or the Balkan Café on the Bulgarian forum. I'm just giving a suggestion here, of course if it's for the better of the forum and there's no other way to support it, then we would comply, plus it's your property anyway.
They are needed, unfortunately. We need adverts.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #28
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #29
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Ok, in polish:

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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #30
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Primili smo upozorenje da se na forumu nalaze neprimjerene stvari (pornografija i seksulane slike).

Da bi to uredili, molimo vas da prijavite sav neprimjeren materijal i da sklonite postojeći.

Mnogo hvala.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #31
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just googled the website for a few words, german words seemed to be rather fine. found two maybe inappropiate pictures after searching for sex and some slith nudity after searching for boobs , mostly in the news section not sure if considered adult related by google, reported anyway

also finding a lot of women in underwear and bikini photos which is not surprising on a forum consisting mostly of students in their 20s, but i guess that is not considered inappropiate
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Old June 13th, 2013, 12:55 AM   #32
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The problem is Google. they're cracking down heavily on anything adult related. You'll notice that adsense ads are currently turned off, and that's because Google found an image buried in a thread that was 6 years old.

Without adsense ads, SSC ceases to function. The cost of the servers and bandwidth are paid for solely by adsense at this time. We are beholden to their whims and have no choice but to obey. arguing with them is not an option.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:00 AM   #33
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So is it solved now?
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #34
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can you clarify what google understands as inappropiate, as i said i found pictures of women in bikinis, topless women, naked but censored, pictures of sextoys, statues of male genitalia after a few google searchees on this site. reported anything that contained nudity, but am unsure if the regulations are really that tight.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #35
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A stern warning from who? The internet police?

It's your site so fair enough, it just seems a bit odd. As for content, is there any line in the sand as to what is appropriate and what isn't? Given the multitude of cultures represented in the userbase.
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Thanks for the info, though I highly doubt that such severe measures are really necessary. Is Google threatening to block skyscrapercity and not index it at all or what? Maybe inappropriate images can be posted on the sections of the website that are not visible for unregistered users, e.g. the DLM or the Balkan Café on the Bulgarian forum. I'm just giving a suggestion here, of course if it's for the better of the forum and there's no other way to support it, then we would comply, plus it's your property anyway.
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can you clarify what google understands as inappropiate, as i said i found pictures of women in bikinis, topless women, naked but censored, pictures of sextoys, statues of male genitalia after a few google searchees on this site. reported anything that contained nudity, but am unsure if the regulations are really that tight.

We are at the point now where we have to delete everything that's even remotely questionable.

I don't mean to be all drama-llama, but this is pretty serious. If google decides to shut off adsense for us, it's game over. No more SSC. The site can't afford to function without it.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #36
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can you clarify what google understands as inappropiate, as i said i found pictures of women in bikinis, topless women, naked but censored, pictures of sextoys, statues of male genitalia after a few google searchees on this site. reported anything that contained nudity, but am unsure if the regulations are really that tight.
That's indeed the problem, Google guidelines are mostly generic, see here. There is no list that clearly states in detail what is and what isn't appropriate.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #37
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Well considering breastfeeding videos on youtube are deemed as "inappropriate material" I guess it covers any nudity regardless of taste or merit.

As for UK skybar - no comment.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #38
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I think the message is clear from all this: we truly need to be responsible and accountable for what we share here, especially with the types of messages and images we post. Yes, this is a forum, but we need to be mindful of what others might think of our forums if we choose to continue on with this. Yes, this is a medium of free speech, but we also have to understand that there are rules to deal with as well, and we need to play along with them fairly. We truly need to hold accountable troublemakers that indiscriminately post graphic of inappropriate content because not only they harm a forum's reputation; they also destroy the principles set out by Jan and Skyscraper City. We need some form of accountability on this issue, and we, members and staff, need to play our parts together and collaborate with each other to tone down—if not stop altogether—material that may be questionable, if not outright inappropriate. I'm not advocating for a policing in posting, though; all I want to see is members posting responsibly and within ethical boundaries.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #39
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Pėrshendetje,

kohėve tė fundit ėshtė shtuar numri i postimeve, ku pėrmbajtja ėshtė e papėrshtatshme. Bėhet fjalė pėr fotografi pornografike.

Kėshtu qė i lusim tė gjithė antaret tė na ndihmojnė dukė kėrkuar dhe raportuar pėrmbajtje tė papėrshtatshme. Meqenėse faqja ėshtė nė gjuhė tė ndryshme dhe njė kėrkim nė Google Image Search me fjalė tė papėrshtatshme nė gjuhėn shqip do tė na ndihmonte shumė. Njė shembull se si tė kėrkohet ėshtė kėtu. Gjithashtu shikoni rezultatet me fotografi.

Nėse vėreni pėrmbajtje tė papėrshtatshme nė faqėn tonė atėherė ju lusim t'i bėni raport duke pėrdorur mėnyren e raportimit tė postimit ose duke mė derguar njė mesazh pėrsonal.

Ju faleminderit shumė.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:21 AM   #40
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As would I, shame not all areas of the forum agree with this sentiment, really brings the place down...
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