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The 18+ feature...
Is there a way to disable it without visiting a page every time when I close my Browser window? It gets a little annoying. Don't worry I get all that stuff, being in middle school is actually WORSE then that...
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| August 31, 2010, 8:36 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
Is there a way to disable it without visiting a page every time when I close my Browser window? It gets a little annoying. Don't worry I get all that stuff, being in middle school is actually WORSE then that...
I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question, is it that about that new mature content checkbox you can click on if your moc isn't appropriate for children? Or is this about ads. Because I don't know too much about the new feature either.

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| August 31, 2010, 8:46 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Is there a way to disable it without visiting a page every time when I close my Browser window?

Not yet, but there will be.
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| August 31, 2010, 9:10 pm
Quoting Sean Kenney
Not yet, but there will be.

ok i have a question the copyright signature is blocked why is it doing that?
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| August 31, 2010, 9:17 pm
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I was going to start a new thread, but this seems like a good place.

There's a new page http://www.mocpages.com/help/pg.php that explains all this. But to sum up:

We have, for quite some time now, been a community of people with a vast age range. Clay Shirky, one of the world's leading experts on online social communities, was surprised and fascinated by the fact that Adults, Teens, and Kids have managed to coexist on MOCpages in a single place without chaos. But with that came the problem that adults and kids and teens all view the world (and content) in different ways. Something that was funny to an adult might be terribly inappropriate for a kid. We have, for a long time, needed some way to warn younger kids that they might be about to surf to a LEGO creation that wasn't meant for them to see. That's why I added the new content warning page.

This is all about "safeguarding creative freedom". There are two parts to this idea:

1) The "creative freedom" part is for the creator. It's the opposite of censorship. I want AFOLs and TFOLs to feel like they can be themselves... You all are the true heart of MOCpages, and without you, the younger kids have no one to look up to for inspiration.

2) The "safeguarding" part is for the viewer. It gives people a way to avoid content that they may find objectionable... which is a subjective and personal decision.

It sounds like it's an oxymoron, but these ideas can coexist when there's a rating system or content warnings.

The idea of this new content warning page kind of like how you can't get into an "R" movie without a parent. This is not "rated X". This is "PG" or "PG 13" or "R". There is no rated X allowed. Cartoon porn is still porn, and porn doesn't screen at the multiplex.

Let me say it again: NOTHING HAS CHANGED. We are NOT allowing things on MOCpages that were not allowed before. We're just making it easier for you to make decisions about what you see.
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| August 31, 2010, 9:23 pm
I like this idea; thank you for coming up with a solution to our debacle. Regarding this content warning feature/checkbox, will there be a way for us to enable the warning on existing pages without opening each page for editing? It would be nice if I could see a list of my creations, select a bunch of them at once and enable the content warning on all of those selected. Otherwise, being the lazy me, I may not take the time to edit each creation, possibly defeating the purpose of the idea for existing content (this is if enough people also find it too tedious). But new creations will obviously be easy to mark as mature, so that's good.
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| August 31, 2010, 9:37 pm
I for one, am all for this feature. I think it's a good idea to warn some of the younger members against possibly inappropriate content. Thanks, Sean!
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| August 31, 2010, 9:37 pm
I like the sound of this, but I'm not really understanding HOW it works. Can anyone explain?
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| August 31, 2010, 9:57 pm
Quoting MacLane Mars
I like the sound of this, but I'm not really understanding HOW it works. Can anyone explain?

When adding a new creation, users now have the option to add a warning so that others know of any inappropriate content.
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| August 31, 2010, 10:07 pm
Thanks Drew.
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| August 31, 2010, 11:08 pm
This is a good idea, but how do you turn it on/off? Thanks.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:05 am
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Quoting Xerxes .
This is a good idea, but how do you turn it on/off? Thanks.

Edit any of your creations and check off the box that reads "Parental warning? This may not be suitable for young children."
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| September 2, 2010, 12:33 pm
This seems like the right place to put this, anyway every time I log out, my name and home page changes, and then it reads (Title hidden) by (Name Hidden), since the new feature changes MOC names to (Title hidden) when the 18+ thing is active, is my name offensive? But, when I log back in, it's normal again, so why is it doing this?
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| September 3, 2010, 1:09 pm
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Quoting Matthew 'Blue-Wolf' Blanchet
every time I log out, my name and home page changes, and then it reads (Title hidden) by (Name Hidden), [...] But, when I log back in, it's normal again


This is not related to the content warnings. As mentioned in several other threads, new accounts' pages are not visible to the general public until after a short probationary period.

We had to make these emergency changes to MOCpages to combat a recent uprise in (yikes) porn that was being added to the site. We were more interested in blocking the porn immediately than worrying about the visual weirdness such as you've described. We've been smoothing them out slowly over the past few weeks.
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| September 3, 2010, 1:49 pm
Quoting Sean Kenney

This is not related to the content warnings. As mentioned in several other threads, new accounts' pages are not visible to the general public until after a short probationary period.

We had to make these emergency changes to MOCpages to combat a recent uprise in (yikes) porn that was being added to the site. We were more interested in blocking the porn immediately than worrying about the visual weirdness such as you've described. We've been smoothing them out slowly over the past few weeks.



Thanks for answering my question so quickly!

Yes, you certainly have been worrying over the far more important issues! Now that I know why it is doing that it won't bother me so much, thanks again!

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| September 3, 2010, 1:57 pm
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Quoting Matthew 'Blue-Wolf' Blanchet


Thanks for answering my question so quickly!

Yes, you certainly have been worrying over the far more important issues! Now that I know why it is doing that it won't bother me so much, thanks again!


Also, I approved your account earlier today. Your comments were all being sent to moderation because of your new account status (but I've been letting them through). Now with your account approved, you should be seeing your comments come through immediately instead of having to wait for one of us to approve it.

Let us know if any other problems come up and welcome to MOCpages!
~Chris.

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| September 3, 2010, 7:53 pm
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