Terms of Service

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. Someone submitted a hard-core porn video feed to SpokenWord.org. (No, don’t go looking for it!) Maybe we’ve just been lucky thanks to keeping a fairly low profile. We do accept RSS feeds with content tagged as ‘explicit’ but there’s explicit (perhaps just audio with adult language) and then there’s really explicit. I’m thinking of dealing with it in a few ways.

  • No content tagged as ‘explicit’ on the home page.
  • Content tagged as ‘explicit’ is invisible to those who have not opted-in via their profiles.
  • In order to opt-in, you must read and agree to the Terms of Service *and* you must claim to be 18 years old or older.
  • You can register without explicitly agreeing to the Terms of Service, but the first time you submit content, you’ll have to explicitly. (Sorry for the re-use of the word ‘explicit’.)

I’ve got no experience with this, and I welcome suggestions. In particular, if you can recommend another site that handles occasional explicit content well and/or has good Terms of Service, let me know.

One thought on “Terms of Service

  1. The only site that comes to mind that might have a TOS that deals with Adult content is Flickr. There are plenty of adult themed images on Flickr, you might want to poke around there to see if they have something written up… if you haven’t found anything yet that is.

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