lemonbombs (lem0nb0mbs) wrote in the_recroom,

Community News: New tools from LJ for marking adult content

As announced by LJ, and posted in lj_biz:
New Settings & Flagging Tools
In an effort to ensure people under the age of 18 do not see inappropriate content, we added a new functionality to LiveJournal today. Ultimately, this functionality will affect a very small percentage of the millions of LJ users, but we want to be sure everyone has a clear understanding of how it works and why we've implemented this change.

At LiveJournal, we recognize that there is some content that may be fine for adults, but not for kids. We don't want kids seeing content that's not meant for them, and we know you don't either. LiveJournal wants to prevent minors from seeing adult content in a way that does not interfere with the experience of users who are 18 and over. The ability to set entries, journals, and communities as either "Adult Concepts" or "Explicit Adult Content" is a functionality community maintainers and users have been requesting for a long time. As a result, we've created a set of tools that give you control over whether the things you create and share on LJ are accessible to people under the age of 18.


As mod for this community, I am going to ask that you use these tools here where appropriate. The drop-down menu for these tools is on the lower right of the entry controls -- below the comment & screening tools, and right of the mood/location/music fields.

We haven't had any problems with inappropriately presented adult content before, completely because you all have been thoughtful in your posts, and compliant with posting guidelines. I don't think there will be any problems in the future.
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