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Offline WhiteShepherd

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New Furtopia Adult Filter Online
« on: April 29, 2004, 12:14:54 am »
A notice to Furtopia members.  Furtopia has always tried to protect the freedom of it's members while allowing choice.  With this goal to be protective and fair we made Furtopia's primary forums PG-13 while allowing private forums for Artists to post their artwork.  In another step for the benefit of our under-aged members we have installed an "adult filter" at http://www.furtopia.org/adultfilter.html.  This will work by "removing" forums marked "adult" from view.  There is a link at the top of the forums called "Adult Filter".  Members may "turn off" this filter if they are of legal age and choose to have access to these forums.  We have made this difficult decision because it allows artists more freedom for their artistic expression (no worry about minors) while minors and members who choose not to view it cannot accidentally hit it.  This decision, I believe, will benefit everybody.

In one month all private ADULT forums will be minor filtered.  This gives members who still wish to participate in these forums a change to "Turn Off" the adult filter for their account.

If you wish the Adult Filter "On" you do not need to do anything.  It is on by default.

We also now have a Photography group!  This is for those of you who wish to try your paw at photography in the realm of furry interests.

Special thanks to Benjamin for all his hard work putting all this together for us!

~ WhiteShepherd and Benjamin
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 10:43:27 am »
I think this is a great idea, but do you need to make the filter controls so easy to see? (you put it right after the chat and page things) this will only make the younger members feel left out and provide incentive to lie about thier ages.. it should really be in a less conspicious place, such as the user control panel..
and now all the people who have the filter turned off have 'adult access' under their names? gah, see, this is what I was afraid of... so much for furtopia...




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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2004, 12:04:18 pm »
I know this is a scary subject for everybody and especialy for us the mods.  Let me explain the main reason we have made this decision was to MOVE EXISTING adult art into a filtered group.  That way members could not hit/find it by acident.  

The adult system is based on faith.  It's really all you CAN do in the online world.  However on the old system minors were accessing private adult forums and some were finding them by acident.  So we HAD to do something to improve this situation.  

In reiality it's the same Furtopia with the same content.  Just now you can't hit adult rated art by acident.  The main member forums are now STRICT PG-13 and anyone breaking those rules will get warned/post removed.

I have a LONG talk with Kattywampus (who is very anti-Adult) and in the end we both agreed that the filter allows for the freedom of both sides (members and artists).

Furtopia is the way it is becouse furs here REALLY do care and are nice to each other.  The same goes for staff who work countless hours to keep members happy and protect this place.  

We do care and we will work/compromise to address concerns as best we can.  We have already (based on your comments Karo) have renamed Adult Members to Members (A) which is more private.

Please understand there are times when LARGE groups MUST take time to talk and comprimise and this is one of those times.  It is better to talk things through than kick down the house.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 12:50:51 pm »
We've now made some more changes.
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