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    rotblitz

    Would you categorize google.com as news, because it contains also news?  https://domain.opendns.com/google.com
    Domains are usually categorized in a way that reflects the main purposes of the domain.  It would be wrong to say that imgur, reddit and tumblr are dedicated to host nudity and pornography.  They are not!  "Does contain the content" is almost not sufficient in such cases.  This is why there is an "always block" list where you can block whatever you want.  Make use of it!  Saying that the mentioned sites are porn sites is far from being common sense.

    Also, a DNS service like OpenDNS cannot block "content", but domain names only.  In order to block content you have to go for other locally working tools, not for tools in the cloud, especially not DNS services.

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    cyanara

    I get it that you've seen thousands of posts about blocking content, but I think you are misunderstanding my post. All I'm saying is provide a reason. I understand the OSI model and how DNS works.

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    rotblitz

    I provided reasons.  Read my post again.  The domains you mentioned are not dedicated to host nudity and pornography.  Categorizing them this way would simply be wrong.  Therefore these categories have been rejected for these domains.

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    cyanara

    Sorry my post wasn't explicit. I'm talking about providing a reason for all rejections, which is why I posted this is in the Idea Bank. Not here where few people will see it but in the domain tagging page. A few reasons will be just because people voted against the category.

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    rotblitz

    Ah yes, thanks, now I got it!  Yep, that's a good idea!  I've voted for it now.

    But well, the typical scenarios are that there were enough "no" votes over "yes" votes to mark a domain as rejected for a category by a finally deciding domain tagging moderator.  Another scenario is that a domain's category is manually overwritten by OpenDNS staff with "rejected" to prevent from further voting or to be able to propose this tag again, most likely for the reasons I mentioned above.

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    cyanara

    Thank you. I didn't realise that a domain tagging moderator is always involved. I thought that they'd only be involved if there were enough yes votes. Although even then a disagreement on a category for a website is a good rejection reason. As you say people can always choose to block a domain when there is a disagreement.

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