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(How To) Nsfw List
It's not secret info.
It's not late breaking news.
It's arguably Fubar.com's most discussed topic.
NSFW Content Displayed On Fubar.com
I'm pretty sure you've gotten that message in your inbox... the nasty letter from Fubar Shop informing you that your favorite picture of you wearing a speedo, bra or thong has been flagged as containing adult content (commonly referred to as Not Safe For Work or NSFW for short). I'm also sure you've looked at that photo and said, "Well, I don't see this as offensive" and stormed into the Support Lounge or sent a shout / private message to a Fubar Bouncer and stated, "Please, Tell me why this image is offensive??" or gave a small rambling of "Member Unfairness."
It seems the bigger issue is that the general membership and the bouncers that moderate public areas are not on the same page when it comes to what is considered SFW and what is trulyNSFW.
This article/blog will serve two purposes:
  • To educate the reader on exactly what bouncers are instructed to look for when determining whether or not a picture is either SFW or NSFW.
  • To give the reader a general background as well as to inform the reader of the processes and why bouncers use it.
This article is not intended to be "The Letter of the Law", nor is it to be used to find out how to circumvent the rules. All final rulings on how NSFW is interpreted belongs to site staff
(Users Leveled 150 and above).
The rules the governed this blog began as of January 01, 2009; (Blog Updated as Necessary). The guidelines listed below are what bouncers are expected to follow. Keep in mind that most of these criteria will depend on what folder the picture is in.
Please Note: Pictures in "The Default Album" or set as a "Primary Image" will be moderated with stricter guidelines than ones that are in Regular or Privatized Folders.
Also Note: Even though you place a image in a Privatized Folder, if the image is suppose to be NSFW Please Mark It As Such.


What Is NSFW
  1. Sexually suggestive pictures
    • Blatant nudity, including exposed genitals, breasts, buttocks
    • Pictures focusing on just the above, whether covered or not (usually, but not always, there will be no face in the shot)
    • Depending on the Focus of the shot. Shots of a member's torso with no head
    • Legs spread wide, regardless of whether or not the member is wearing underwear
    • Gripping or holding an erogenous zone through one's clothing
    • Any depiction of a sexual act
    • Sexual Play Toys
    • New Primary Photo Policy (Added: 11/25/2009):
      • No Bare Chests. (This goes for both males and females)
      • No lingerie, bras, briefs or boxers (or anything that is worn under the clothes)
        • Please Note: When it pertains to bra's as long as the member is not "Slutty Looking" the images will be left alone.
      • Nothing deemed sexually suggestive (as listed above or at Fubar's discretion).
      • Any primary photo that is found in violation of this policy will be marked as NSFW (even if they wouldn't normally have been marked NSFW had they NOT been a primary photo). Repeated offenses will result in account suspension and/or removal of your account (the same as if you break other rules on the site, repeatedly).
      • To review the new Primary Policy more clearly you can go to any of these blogs for more information:
        New Avator Policy, Avator Policy Enforcement, Comments, Blogs, Mumms etc...
      • To get your once Primary Image unmarked see section below on how to contact a Bouncer.
  2. Primary photos that have swear words in them
    • Essentially, George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words."are to be looked at. However, words like "hell" & "boobs" show up on prime-time broadcast television and usually won't be moderated. Avoid all the major shock words.
  3. Illegal Drugs/Drug Use:
    • Drugs or drug use depicted in "The Default Album" or as a"Primary Image" will be moderated. In any folder other than "The Default Album", bouncers will typically leave them alone.
  4. Overly tasteless or violent images
    • Excessive gore, blood, or dismembered body parts
    • Anything representing extreme violence
    • Bodily waste (urine, feces); Persperation / Body Sweat is not considered NSFW.
  5. Any image slandering any ethnic group
    • You may have images promoting your ethnic group in a positive way ("Full-Blooded Italian," "Kiss me: I'm Irish," etc.). Racist or derogatory images in your album will be moderated.


What Is SFW
  1. Weapons Displayed as Primary
    • This area has been deemed SFW so bouncers will typically leave this area alone. This does not coincide with Anything Listed Above(which will be moderated properly).
  2. Marijuana(Weed):
    • This has been deemed SFW. Bouncers will typically leave this area alone. This does not coincide with Illegal Drugs/Drug Use(which will be moderated properly).
  3. Tattoos
    • As long as the image would be considered Safe For Work, and as long as the focus of the image is clearly the tattoo and not the breast it's on, then displaying a tattoo is an exception to the "must have a head in the shot" rule.
  4. Cusswords
    • As long as it is not in "The Default Album" or set as a "Primary Photo", a picture with a swear word is not necessarily NSFW.
  5. Legs
    • As long as the focus is on your legs and you aren't including your buttocks, legs are not NSFW. Yes, you are allowed to set a shot of your legs as your primary photo.


What are the rules About Lounges & Lounge Cams?
So its been a strong debate on what a lounge can and can't do. To clear up some confusion here are some DO's & DON'TS of both Lounge Rooms & Lounge Cams.
  1. Lounge Cam Rules:
    • No Children under the age of 18
       - This does include infants & newborns.
    • No Pornographic Material
       - (i.e. Special Adult Film on T.V.)
       - This does not include T.V. shows within appropriate Televison Content Rating System (TV [Y] - TV [14]).
    • No Sexual Innuendo
    • No Sexual Intercourse (of any form)
    • No Sexual Play (ie. foreplay, etc...)
    • As long as the lounge is {(NSFW)} a Lounges Cam can show any part of the body provided it does not violate the above rules.

Please Note: The rules listed above also pertain to Fubar's Broadcasting Feature.

  1. Lounge Room Rules:

    Everyone has been asking What are the Rules For Lounge Rooms? This section will give a brief description of Fubar's Lounge Room Rules.

    • There is to be no TIP JARS of any sort in or among the lounge
      • (This includes linking to members profiles {whether visitor/member or staff}, paypal accounts, fupal transactions, etc...)
    • There is to be no content that goes against the Terms Of Service
      • (This includes any type of Solicitation, but does not include pre-embeded codes or links as shown below).
      • Stream Powered by 1CLUB.FM - Channel One (Top 40)
        <table align="center">
         <tbody>
          <tr>
           <td style="">
            <embed allowScriptAccess="never" allowNetworking="internal" enableJavaScript="false" allowScriptAccess="never" allowNetworking="internal" allowScriptAccess="never" TYPE="application/x-mplayer2" PLUGINSPAGE="http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/" Width="295" Height="26" Src="http://1club.fm/Listen/WMG/ChannelOne.asx" AutoSize="1" AutoStart="1" ClickToPlay="1" DisplaySize="0" EnableTracker="0" Mute="0" PlayCount="1" ShowDisplay="0" ShowGotoBar="0" ShowStatusBar="0" ShowTracker="0" volume="max"></embed>
           </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
           <td style="">
            <a style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: 700;" target="_blank" href="http://www.1club.fm">Stream Powered by 1CLUB.FM</a> - Channel One (Top 40)
           </td>
          </tr>
         </tbody>
        </table>
    • There is to be no bulletins, promos or any type of bashing that will go against Fubar's Terms Of Service agreement. You may however link two lounges as "Sister Lounges as you (The Owner/Staff) see fit.
    • A lounge Owner/Staff Member can post their own Lounge Rules provided the Rules have no NSFW language within unless the Lounge has [NSFW] within its Lounge Name.
    • No Lounge is to remove any part of the sections shown in the example below for any reason. (If done it will be considered a Terms Of Service (TOS) Violation.
    • Lounges can have Cams, but it will be recommended that the lounge have [NSFW] in its lounge name. This being since noone can truly control what one does on cam(whether it be strip teases, cleavage shots, simple flash of bodily parts, etc...). This is in place so that none of the Cam Rules (Listed Above) are not broken and the lounge does not violate the TOS
    • A lounge can post premade videos (provided they aren't overtly NSFW or violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA for short).
    • When a lounge has [NSFW] in its Lounge Name the Share Button(s) () will be removed from the Hard Copy of that particular lounge and must remain removed for as long as the lounge is NSFW.
    • Nudity on cam is permitted provided the lounge is Invite Only, has [NSFW] in its lounge name and (if applicable) the cams are to be Password Protected (Please Note the Password cannot be listed in the lounge or on any members pages, also note the more you (the Owner/Staff) allow, the more secure that particular lounge should be).
    • Please Note: Any lounges that are in current use of an older version of OpenTok Cam Website must have the lounge set to Staff & Invite or Members & Invite in order for there to be any nudity on cams, but any member who does get on cam must abide by any rules set forth by fubar via the TOS (as well as the rules listed in the above section).
    • Any lounge that violates the any of the Rules listed will be given 1 Warning from a Fubar Bouncer. Continuance of said violations will result in either the lounge being terminally locked, deleted or the owner of the lounge's profile will be terminally locked or terminated. Any suspicious activity will be looked into. Any member that witnesses suspicious activity should either get ahold of a Fubar Bouncer providing one of them with a link to that lounge and any proof (screenshots, etc...) the member can provide.
    • Please Note: Lounge Owners and its Staff is responsible for that lounge. Bouncers will not intervene with member drama within a lounge. It is up to its Owner and Staff to do the appropriate actions to prevent that drama from spreading.
    • There are more rules not posted here that is located on the Lounge Creation Page or in the Fubar Bible. If you are still wanting to know more about any of these rule please send a private message to Fubar Support, a Fubar Bouncer or the owner of this blog.


Other_Sections_of_Fubar
The general mindset of Fubar is Keep The Public Areas Clean. If it can be accessed by someone who is not logged in, it is considered a public area and therefore should not contain anything NSFW.
Mumms: Please refer to the blog titled (How To) Proper MuMMing for more information on this section.
All Other Sections must abide by the rules set above.


The What and The Why
Community Moderation
Fubar.com is a community-moderated site. Fubar Bouncers cannot be everywhere, as much as they try to be. By responsibly and appropriately flagging your own content (whether it be Blogs, Mumms, Pics, etc...), you make their jobs a little easier. By reporting NSFW content you come across, you do your part.
Be aware that everything that gets reported is reviewed by a Fubar Bouncer. It is not flagged NSFW until a bouncer sets it as such.
Also: be aware that while the person you flag has no reliable way of knowing it was you who reported the item, bouncers are able to determine this with 100% accuracy. Bouncers will not rat anyone out, but if they find you are flagging someone's pictures purely out of spite, envy or malice, you risk losing your Fubar.com account, irrevocably. Your VIP status, level, and rank does not factor into this equation.


What happens when a picture is marked NSFW?
From a technical standpoint, NSFW content you own is invisible to people who aren't on your friend list. It also will not show up for people who are level 0 (Freshmeat), or people who have the "Show NSFW content" flag in their settings turned off (set to "No"). NSFW Folders can only be seen by those who are on your friends list.
Content marked NSFW will also not show up in the "recent" pages on the site (pictures will not appear in "Recent Photos," global MuMMs will not appear in the "Recent MuMMs" list, etc.).
In addition, photos marked NSFW cannot be ripped, submitted as a salute, set as a profile background image or set as a "Primary Image". This is why it is important to mark your NSFW pictures, even if those pictures are in private folders. Someone on your friends list with access to the photo can rip it and use it as his or her primary picture. When that happens and that picture gets marked NSFW, you will also receive a notification that your picture was marked NSFW (in fact, any copies of that picture on Fubar that were ripped from you will also be marked).
Bouncers do this to keep that picture you took of your girlfriend / boyfriend on that special night from floating across the "Online Members Bar" (The floating images at the top of all Fubar.com pages, which shows the primary pictures of people who are currently online.


What if I have something that I believe is sfw? What should I do??
  1. If you believe you have something you think needs looked at, the correct procedure is as follows
    • Go to the Help Page to contact a bouncer.
      • When Choosing this you can either send a Fubar Bouncer a shout or a private message.
      • Please send the Bouncer you chose a fully detailed message (include links if applicable).
      • This option should be first on your agenda to get something reviewed / looked at.
    • The next step if a Bouncer does not reply in a timely manner is to go to the Fubar Support Lounge.
      • Most Bouncer's will be busy helping Members in the Support Lounge.
      • Politely wait your turn (a bouncer may be busy helping someone else), when it is your turn ask that bouncer nicely if they will review the nsfw item in question
        (Their Reply will most likely be: "?whoever?: Please Send link me to the Item you want reviewed / looked at. Thank You").
        If the image is in a private folder you may need to add that bouncer as a friend or give them access to the folder the image is located in.
      • Please Do Not Post Links in the "Support Lounge", It will most likely get you Silenced, Ejected or Banned.
    • For both options listed above Please allow the bouncer some time to fully review the item (sometimes they may be asking another bouncer for a second opinion. If it's deemed SFW you will receive an automatically generated private message from the Fubar Office page stating that particular item was unmarked. If the bouncer deems that the item is actually NSFW (a valid flag), that bouncer will explain in their best knowledge why it is NSFW.
    • Please Be Advised: Bouncers are not obligated to unmark anything set as NSFW, even if you believe it is safe for work. Also, bouncers will not go searching through any folder to clear flags from. You must provide them with the link.
    • Also Note: Bouncers have the final say of whether the item is SFW or truly NSFW. Please Do Not Go Bouncer To Bouncer, this will truly do nothing but cause headaches.


Conclusion

This blog is not to be used as a way to go around the Rules by any means and its intentions is to give the member a better understanding as well as the differences between What Is NSFW and What Is SFW.

You will find that communication is the best way to resolve many problems.


If you have any further questions about this or any other topics related to NSFW Items or SFW Items
Please feel free to leave a comment on this blog or private message either a Fubar Bouncer and they will try to help you the best they can.
For faster results you can also visit the Support Lounge and the staff/members will help you to the best of their abilities..

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