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(Telegraph)   Facebook nudity/gore standards revealed. Cartoon poo is okay, real poo is right out, ear wax is a no-go, deep flesh wounds are all right long as they're innards-free, and vomit is off limits unless you dust for it   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 56
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2012-02-21 11:03:15 AM  
What about lancing boils?
 
2012-02-21 11:40:37 AM  
it has long faced controversy over its ban on images of breastfeeding that include any part of a mother's nipple; last week a group of "lactivists" protested outside Facebook's offices.

If only there were some way they could stop using a website whose policies they disagree with. But I suppose until the government breaks up the social networking monopoly, there's nothing else to be done.
 
2012-02-21 11:56:55 AM  
So an anime version of 2g1c would be ok?
 
2012-02-21 11:58:45 AM  
Meanwhile depictions of illegal drug use should be deleted, moderators are told, except marijuana, "unless context is clear that the poster is selling/buying/growing".

So a picture of a potted cannabis plant would get removed, but me smoking a bong would not.
 
2012-02-21 12:12:56 PM  
you can't really dust for vomit
 
2012-02-21 12:53:15 PM  

jaylectricity: Meanwhile depictions of illegal drug use should be deleted, moderators are told, except marijuana, "unless context is clear that the poster is selling/buying/growing".

So a picture of a potted cannabis plant would get removed, but me smoking a bong would not.


Well someone's gonna get a nice visit from the cartel hitmen pretty soon. How dare you even suggest that marijuana is safer than other drugs and thus implying it should be legalized.
 
2012-02-21 02:25:28 PM  
I don't know why, but any time something is described as "right out" it makes me laugh.
 
2012-02-21 02:26:01 PM  
Or you could be like a girl I know on Facebook who posted the picture of the dog with its jaw blown off. She said it was to bring awareness to the topic of animal abuse.

/I responded by asking if it was right to post pictures of child abuse
//you know... to raise awareness
///got a response saying that some people have done that... ugh
 
2012-02-21 02:27:08 PM  
The guidelines don't seem to address cartoon ear wax.
 
2012-02-21 02:31:12 PM  
They need to allow you to report an image without blocking people.

That would go a long way to cleaning up Facebook.

I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

As perverse as it is, all such pictures just reinforce the behavior.

The animal abuse pictures are just going to make abusers go "Hmm, I don't beat my dog bloody, so what I do isn't really abuse". Same with the children. "I don't do that much damage" is the message to an abuser. And the drunks will justify their behavior with "I'm never so drunk I can't control my car". Rarely will a person stop their behavior after seeing such pictures. Some of the sicker farks will even laugh at them.

Want to help? Volunteer at a shelter, report suspected child abuse, and get the drunk drivers in your life some professional help.

//Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...
 
2012-02-21 02:31:52 PM  

Wellon Dowd: The guidelines don't seem to address cartoon ear wax.


And... I'm spent.
 
2012-02-21 02:32:57 PM  

meat0918: //Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...


Shut up, newfag. FB has a loooooong way to go before you can say that.
 
2012-02-21 02:35:14 PM  

Rent Party: I don't know why, but any time something is described as "right out" it makes me laugh.


It's because it immediately (perhaps subconsciously) makes you think of the Holy Hand Grenade scene from Monty Python.
 
2012-02-21 02:36:24 PM  

theorellior: meat0918: //Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...

Shut up, newfag. FB has a loooooong way to go before you can say that.


LOL.

Well, it'll probably never be as bad as 4chan can supposedly get, but damn, I realized that most of what is in my feed is local businesses, TDS and Colbert, and artist I like, all which amount to advertisements. Barely any of it is "friends' because it seems everyone I know has gotten obnoxious and preachy about breastfeeding, religion, or politics these days, and I've just unsubscribed from their flame war inciting posts.
 
2012-02-21 02:37:36 PM  

meat0918: I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".


Damn dude, your facebook is way more intense than mine.
 
2012-02-21 02:43:01 PM  

Detinwolf: meat0918: I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

Damn dude, your facebook is way more intense than mine.


I think it is an extension of the FW:FW:FWFW:FW:FWFW:FW:FW mentality some have, and they don't even stop to think about it.

These are people that would never in a million years whip out one of these photos in person, shove it in your face and scream "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STOP THIS!!!".

It's odd that even when your name is attached to everything you post, the Greater Internet Farkwad Theory with all its anonymity induced sense of security is still in full effect.
 
2012-02-21 02:43:42 PM  

meat0918: They need to allow you to report an image without blocking people.

That would go a long way to cleaning up Facebook.

I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

As perverse as it is, all such pictures just reinforce the behavior.

The animal abuse pictures are just going to make abusers go "Hmm, I don't beat my dog bloody, so what I do isn't really abuse". Same with the children. "I don't do that much damage" is the message to an abuser. And the drunks will justify their behavior with "I'm never so drunk I can't control my car". Rarely will a person stop their behavior after seeing such pictures. Some of the sicker farks will even laugh at them.

Want to help? Volunteer at a shelter, report suspected child abuse, and get the drunk drivers in your life some professional help.

//Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...


The only awareness those ever raise is my own awareness that I'm friends with a bunch of dumbasses that get suckered into the facebook equivalent of "Re: FWD: Re: Re: Re: LOL Read FWD: Re: FWD: Re: Send this to 20 firends for god luck!" emails. I've never seen a "plz raise awareness" type message that didn't include a fake, contrived story using a years old photo of an incident unrelated to the event detailed in the description. I report them as spam just to get them off my page so I can stop being reminded that my friends/family are all total farkmooks.
 
2012-02-21 02:45:28 PM  
i thought i had some pretty farked up friends and acquaintances, but I have never seen any blown up dogs, crushed drunks, or anything like that. Not even any "STFU Parents" pics of kid's poop.
guess i'm old and boring now
 
2012-02-21 02:51:11 PM  

meat0918: //Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan..


wow.. i changed my status to 'when did facebook turn into 4chan?' just 3 days ago...
how topical.
 
2012-02-21 02:54:01 PM  
what about spontaneous combustion?

/Boogers?
 
2012-02-21 02:58:05 PM  

zabbers: i thought i had some pretty farked up friends and acquaintances, but I have never seen any blown up dogs, crushed drunks, or anything like that.

I just saw my first a couple days ago and it included a "share or like and [some organization] will donate $1 to [something]". Just commented that I didn't believe there was a tracking mechanism for such a thing. The guy answered that he hadn't actually posted and had apparently clicked one of those account hijackers some time back and was just starting to see the rewards for his misclick.

Not even any "STFU Parents" pics of kid's poop. guess i'm old and boring now
I did get a "kid knackered from loaded knickers after smearing it all over the walls etc..." picture yesterday. lovely. I love seeing excreta on walls and infant hands. I'm sure that will be flagged as something under the new standards, not that I'm terribly bothered enough to even report it.
 
2012-02-21 02:58:52 PM  

hp6sa: Rent Party: I don't know why, but any time something is described as "right out" it makes me laugh.

It's because it immediately (perhaps subconsciously) makes you think of the Holy Hand Grenade scene from Monty Python.


By God, I think you're right!

/ Five is right out.
 
2012-02-21 03:01:09 PM  

meat0918: Detinwolf: meat0918: I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

Damn dude, your facebook is way more intense than mine.

I think it is an extension of the FW:FW:FWFW:FW:FWFW:FW:FW mentality some have, and they don't even stop to think about it.

These are people that would never in a million years whip out one of these photos in person, shove it in your face and scream "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STOP THIS!!!".

It's odd that even when your name is attached to everything you post, the Greater Internet Farkwad Theory with all its anonymity induced sense of security is still in full effect.


I rarely get those any more. Every time I do, I respond with a very long dissertation on why whatever it is you're forwarding to me is complete and utter bullshiat. And trust me, whatever it is will be complete and utter bullshiat. I then follow that up with "Ten minutes of research would have pointed this out to you."

After a few of those, they don't send them to you any more, or in my dream, they actually do that ten minutes of research before hitting "send."
 
2012-02-21 03:06:02 PM  
cache.gawkerassets.com

What fake dog poop?
 
2012-02-21 03:06:31 PM  

Sybarite: If only there were some way they could stop using a website whose policies they disagree with. But I suppose until the government breaks up the social networking monopoly, there's nothing else to be done.


Or maybe the users can demand what they want, and the company may listen. We, the users, are the product sold by Facebook, and so in general it is in their best interest to keep the herd happy. Facebook bends to people that want to show nursing photos, and then maybe they get some sweet, sweet ad dollars from Medela, Ameda, the makers of "My Breast Friend" nursing pillows, lanolin vendors, Bravura nursing wear...
 
2012-02-21 03:11:04 PM  

Rent Party: meat0918: Detinwolf: meat0918: I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

Damn dude, your facebook is way more intense than mine.

I think it is an extension of the FW:FW:FWFW:FW:FWFW:FW:FW mentality some have, and they don't even stop to think about it.

These are people that would never in a million years whip out one of these photos in person, shove it in your face and scream "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STOP THIS!!!".

It's odd that even when your name is attached to everything you post, the Greater Internet Farkwad Theory with all its anonymity induced sense of security is still in full effect.

I rarely get those any more. Every time I do, I respond with a very long dissertation on why whatever it is you're forwarding to me is complete and utter bullshiat. And trust me, whatever it is will be complete and utter bullshiat. I then follow that up with "Ten minutes of research would have pointed this out to you."

After a few of those, they don't send them to you any more, or in my dream, they actually do that ten minutes of research before hitting "send."


Why should I do research when I can just forward the picture and have all my wildest dreams come true?
 
2012-02-21 03:14:50 PM  

factoryconnection: Sybarite: If only there were some way they could stop using a website whose policies they disagree with. But I suppose until the government breaks up the social networking monopoly, there's nothing else to be done.

Or maybe the users can demand what they want, and the company may listen. We, the users, are the product sold by Facebook, and so in general it is in their best interest to keep the herd happy. Facebook bends to people that want to show nursing photos, and then maybe they get some sweet, sweet ad dollars from Medela, Ameda, the makers of "My Breast Friend" nursing pillows, lanolin vendors, Bravura nursing wear...



A gathering of seven self-entitled twunts = the users?
 
2012-02-21 03:16:12 PM  

zabbers: i thought i had some pretty farked up friends and acquaintances, but I have never seen any blown up dogs, crushed drunks, or anything like that. Not even any "STFU Parents" pics of kid's poop.
guess i'm old and boring now


About half my FB friends are veterinarians. Not just vets, but emergency vets. They share pictures of all kinds of jacked up animals people drag into their clinics. Usually, there is a gory "before" picture and then you get a nice "after" picture of the critter all patched up.
 
2012-02-21 03:18:19 PM  

meat0918: They need to allow you to report an image without blocking people.

That would go a long way to cleaning up Facebook.

I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

As perverse as it is, all such pictures just reinforce the behavior.

The animal abuse pictures are just going to make abusers go "Hmm, I don't beat my dog bloody, so what I do isn't really abuse". Same with the children. "I don't do that much damage" is the message to an abuser. And the drunks will justify their behavior with "I'm never so drunk I can't control my car". Rarely will a person stop their behavior after seeing such pictures. Some of the sicker farks will even laugh at them.

Want to help? Volunteer at a shelter, report suspected child abuse, and get the drunk drivers in your life some professional help.

//Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...


You seem logical and rational. Is this your first day on the internet?
 
2012-02-21 03:30:24 PM  

Rezurok: meat0918: They need to allow you to report an image without blocking people.

That would go a long way to cleaning up Facebook.

I'm farking tired of seeing dead puppies, beaten children, and dead drunks in car accidents, because you thought you were "helping the cause".

As perverse as it is, all such pictures just reinforce the behavior.

The animal abuse pictures are just going to make abusers go "Hmm, I don't beat my dog bloody, so what I do isn't really abuse". Same with the children. "I don't do that much damage" is the message to an abuser. And the drunks will justify their behavior with "I'm never so drunk I can't control my car". Rarely will a person stop their behavior after seeing such pictures. Some of the sicker farks will even laugh at them.

Want to help? Volunteer at a shelter, report suspected child abuse, and get the drunk drivers in your life some professional help.

//Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...

The only awareness those ever raise is my own awareness that I'm friends with a bunch of dumbasses that get suckered into the facebook equivalent of "Re: FWD: Re: Re: Re: LOL Read FWD: Re: FWD: Re: Send this to 20 firends for god luck!" emails. I've never seen a "plz raise awareness" type message that didn't include a fake, contrived story using a years old photo of an incident unrelated to the event detailed in the description. I report them as spam just to get them off my page so I can stop being reminded that my friends/family are all total farkmooks.




You must be a heartless bastard if you can't be arsed to contribute an email forward to help poor Billy Evans.

Won't someone please think of Billy Evans??

/"Right now I can only be third base."
 
2012-02-21 03:33:01 PM  
What if it's someone else's vomit?
 
2012-02-21 03:37:36 PM  
Just got to sideline for a big raging debate on abortion between two mutual friends on FB. It began when one of them posted an aborted fetus and the other took offense. Actually change debate to emotionally charged hissing-fest and it's more applicable. Debate implies rational arguments in rational discourse.
 
2012-02-21 04:11:05 PM  
FB is starting to irk me. It's giving dancer friends of mine grief over 'nudity', when their tribal bellydance costumes cover far more than your average bikini. Makes me stabby.
 
2012-02-21 04:22:21 PM  

Inigo_Montoya: What if it's someone else's vomit?


They can't really tell who's vomit it is, Scotland Yard doesn't have the facilities.
 
2012-02-21 04:22:56 PM  

fustanella: FB is starting to irk me. It's giving dancer friends of mine grief over 'nudity', when their tribal bellydance costumes cover far more than your average bikini. Makes me stabby.


We'll have to see pictures of these costumes before intelligently commenting on Facebook's actions. Also, please post bikini pictures as a comparison baseline.
 
2012-02-21 04:55:09 PM  
I'd prefer if those women didn't post pictures of them breast feeding their crotch fruits...
 
2012-02-21 05:00:58 PM  

Wellon Dowd: fustanella: FB is starting to irk me. It's giving dancer friends of mine grief over 'nudity', when their tribal bellydance costumes cover far more than your average bikini. Makes me stabby.

We'll have to see pictures of these costumes before intelligently commenting on Facebook's actions. Also, please post bikini pictures as a comparison baseline.


You may also want to check out a thing called fapnation on FB. Lots of nice bikini pics getting posted.
 
2012-02-21 05:09:46 PM  

rudemix: Wellon Dowd: fustanella: FB is starting to irk me. It's giving dancer friends of mine grief over 'nudity', when their tribal bellydance costumes cover far more than your average bikini. Makes me stabby.

We'll have to see pictures of these costumes before intelligently commenting on Facebook's actions. Also, please post bikini pictures as a comparison baseline.

You may also want to check out a thing called fapnation on FB. Lots of nice bikini pics getting posted.


that appears to be a closed group of 7 members.
 
2012-02-21 05:16:55 PM  
 
2012-02-21 05:18:51 PM  
m1.mattters.com

You can't really dust for vomit, now can you?
 
2012-02-21 05:28:09 PM  
comments reported to Facebook as hate speech should remain online if they are judged to be in jest and do not include racial slurs.

So... if one was to post hate speech but end the line with ;)
 
2012-02-21 05:42:04 PM  
Actually, I really don't care what people are or aren't allowed to posted on Facebook. Obviously Facebook is free to police their website however they want, but if someone posts something that offends me I just de-friend them. Luckily my friends are classy enough not to post pictures of themselves breastfeeding.

/Although I am tired of seeing sonogram pictures because they are ugly
//The 3D ones are just creepy
 
2012-02-21 05:46:39 PM  
So cartoons of shiatting dick nipples is Ok?
 
2012-02-21 05:50:55 PM  
poor penis dog would probably be censored.

verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-21 06:50:22 PM  
What drove me off fb was that tjey would leave stuff my wife posted completely out of my feed, and fill ot up with "x person youve never met commented on an article that could not possibly interest you that was read by someone who is friends with a friend of yours". Annoying.
 
2012-02-21 09:53:45 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: What drove me off fb was that tjey would leave stuff my wife posted completely out of my feed, and fill ot up with "x person youve never met commented on an article that could not possibly interest you that was read by someone who is friends with a friend of yours". Annoying.


Dude. She's your wife. They assumed you get enough of her "updates" IRL and didn't need them on FB. They were doing you a FAVOR, man!
 
2012-02-21 11:18:02 PM  
FTA: images of "urine, faeces, vomit, semen and ear wax" are banned, but images of "snot" are allowed, as are "cartoon faeces, urine and spit".

Yet another reason not to sign up. Daddy needs his girls to pee and poop. Cartoons just don't cut it.
 
2012-02-22 12:12:24 AM  

meat0918: //Facebook is rapidly devolving into 4chan...


Just Facebook? Have you read the comment pages on any news site in the past few years?
 
2012-02-22 01:05:56 AM  

divx88: poor penis dog would probably be censored.

[verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com image 450x464]


cant... stop... laughing...
 
2012-02-22 01:55:27 AM  
But the spam of the girls fapping it was cool right?
 
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