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NSFW: what is it, and what content does it cover?


What is NSFW content?

 

NSFW content, as stated in our global rules, is any material that could be considered overly risque or inappropriate - be it sexual, violent, or whatnot. It does not matter if you place it behind spoiler tags, or if you place a warning on the thread title.

 

All content posted on MLP Forums is subject to the NSFW rule. This includes avatars, signatures, and profiles. Moderators have the final word on what content is appropriate. If you are asked to change or remove content, you are obligated to do so prior to filing any challenges.

 

 
What kind of content is considered NSFW?

 

A common question that members ask is, what does the NSFW rule cover? Since we can't list everything that might be considered inappropriate, here's a short rundown of what's allowed in the context of NSFW:

 

Material that may be considered appropriate include the following: swimsuits, sexualized but non-explicit depictions of body parts, bloody but non-gory violence, and casual mentions of clopping and fetishes (but not discussion). In other words, we allow sexy, but not saucy; suggestive, but not explicit; bloody, but not gory.

 

There will be exceptions, and, as always, the staff have the final say regarding these matters.

 

As a general rule of thumb, avoid posting content that may be considered shocking, disturbing, explicit, or illegal. We do have younger members, so please keep them in mind.

 

If you're at all uncertain if something would qualify as being NSFW, open a ticket and let a staff member make the call. Alternatively you can also use the 'Wait for approval' function to submit the post to the moderator team for review without penalty. Posting anything close to the line without consulting staff is done at your own risk.

 

Also important: this rule (and all the others) also applies to PMs. Although the nature of the PM system makes proactive enforcement impossible, we won't be able to turn a blind eye should such content come to our attention.

 

 
Are we allowed to discuss NSFW topics?

 

We do allow some discussion of NSFW material in a general sense. For example, it is ok for a member to provide his or her opinion on the presence of NSFW material on the internet. It is not ok for them to directly link any such material.

 

We do make one exception to discussing NSFW content: clopping. We have repeatedly encountered topics on the subject, almost all of which degenerate into members posting NSFW content or engaging in personal insults. Topics on clopping are thus prohibited, unless otherwise stated by a staff member in a particular case.

 

A similar example would be our rules regarding pirated or leaked material - we allow members to talk about internet piracy, but not actively circulate or distribute pirated material or sources. The same principle applies for NSFW content.

 

For information on how NSFW material is handled by the staff, please see the FAQ on warnings.



11 Comments

If they are just kissing is that against the rules? How about if the blood is only plays as symbolism, but it's actually not blood?

If they are just kissing is that against the rules? How about if the blood is only plays as symbolism, but it's actually not blood?

 

Kissing would be fine :3 And blood is okay as long as it isn't too graphic, or in surplus amounts.

i have no idea what NSFW means

i have no idea what NSFW means
NSFW means Not Safe For Work.  In other words it's the idea that it's something inappropriate to view in that type of a setting such as explicit images, images with a lot of gore in them, and the like. 

Does BIRTH Count as NSFW? 

Does BIRTH Count as NSFW?

 
Yes, showing any explicit depictions of giving birth is NSFW as that involves nudity.

Does BIRTH Count as NSFW? 

Talking about birth would probably be fine, as long as you're not talking about NSFW stuff, but showing birth I'm guessing is completely NSFW.

Is some gore ok as long as it isn't in excess like not cupcakes level, just a brief mention?

Is some gore ok as long as it isn't in excess like not cupcakes level, just a brief mention?

Your best bet is to send a PM to a global moderator or admin before posting anything you aren't sure about. We'll be happy to let you know what's crossing the line into the NSFW category.

heres an off the wall question for ya...

 

if i talk philisophicaly, and bring up questions / answers, that in themselfs are not "bad"...

but more of "some people dont like that kind of stuff..."

would that get me points? im not trying to break the rules, and im not trying to subvert them...

heres an off the wall question for ya...

 

if i talk philisophicaly, and bring up questions / answers, that in themselfs are not "bad"...

but more of "some people dont like that kind of stuff..."

would that get me points? im not trying to break the rules, and im not trying to subvert them...

 

You can use the full editor to send this message to the Mods without concern for warnings or points in a situation where you are concerned that your post will be in violation of a rule. We will see it without the community seeing it, and if it passes we will make it visible. If not, we'll let you know it won't be made visible and why. Better safe than sorry!

 

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