New Category: "Allows Adult Content"

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    rotblitz

    "This would allow both types of users to have the experience they choose."

    I believe what you propose is already possible today.

    "Those who want to allow this type of site on their networks would be free to leave it unchecked, and those who want to protect young children from porn on sites like Tumblr would also be free to check it."

    Generally, there are no "Allow" categories.  All categories are for blocking today, not for allowing something.  To have something allowed, you do not check the related category.  To have it blocked, you check the category.  So easy.

    "This category would apply to sites that are not explicitly adult sites, but which allow adult content to be posted."

    This is covered by the Adult Themes category which is used in case of "non-explicit" adult content.  To allow it, you do not check it.  This is what you ask for, so use this existing feature.

    "Sites like Tumblr would fit this category, since they allow adult content with no way to report or block adult content on their site."

    Tumblr is a special case.  Personal sites are under dedicated subdomains which you can easily submit to the domain tagging system:
    https://community.opendns.com/domaintagging/submit/

    Btw, new categories are to be suggested here: https://community.opendns.com/domaintagging/categories#suggest

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    happyguy13

    Hi rotblitz, and thank you for replying. I've found your comments to be helpful in the past, but in this case we're talking about two different things.

    I'm asking for a category that blocks sites which allow their users to post adult content, such as Tumblr, Reddit, and Imgur. Just on Tumblr alone, there are 135,000 new accounts created per day, and it is almost impossible for all the porn sites to be properly categorized on OpenDNS in a timely manner.
    (Source: http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/)

    I understand that this category would be very restrictive, as it would include blogging platforms, forums, and photo sharing sites which allow adult content to be posted by their users. But I believe it would satisfy those who are looking for this kind of restriction. If too much is blocked, they can simply uncheck the box or whitelist tumblr.com and worldwiderails.tumblr.com. :)

    Btw, new categories are to be suggested here: https://community.opendns.com/domaintagging/categories#suggest

    Thank you, I didn't realize that.

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    happyguy13

    Oops, the statistic I quoted is about Twitter, not Tumblr.

    Tumblr statistics: http://www.statista.com/statistics/256235/total-cumulative-number-of-tumblr-blogs/

    Which indicates that from April 2014 to April 2015, there have been 46,000,000 new blog accounts, or about 126,000 per day.

    Either way, if 11% of Tumblr sites are adult content, that's still over 13,000 new adult sites on Tumblr per day.

    (Source for the 11% statistic: http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/20/tumblrs-adult-fare-accounts-for-11-4-of-sites-top-200k-domains-tumblrs-adult-fare-accounts-for-11-4-of-sites-top-200k-domains-adults-sites-are-leading-category-of-referrals/)

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    rotblitz

    "sites which allow their users to post adult content, such as Tumblr, Reddit, and Imgur"

    Thanks for the clarification, this is what I didn't understand or missed.  Now it's all clear.

    No matter, what would be the difference to add those few domains to the "always block" list versus having a category with only these few domains in?

    "it would include blogging platforms, forums, and photo sharing sites which allow adult content to be posted by their users"

    But these are all with no exceptions.  It always takes some time (often days or weeks) to sort out and remove such content even with those which don't allow it.  And because these are all, you simply click the related already existing categories.

    And the ones explicitly allowing for posting adult content would have to be tagged as Adult Themes in addition to the other category, as I said before.  This would then be covered too.  I still do not see a need for a new category.  (There are already so many categories, and more might rather be confusing than helpful.)

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