theljstaff (theljstaff) wrote in lj_policy,
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Update on Adult Flagging and other policy items

Thank you all for your feedback regarding the adult content flagging system. There are several concerns we have seen raised repeatedly, and we want you all to know that we are taking these concerns seriously.

There was a problem with the display of content on the RSS feeds for content marked as "Explicit Adult Content" or "Adult Concepts." This was a bug, and has since been fixed. Thank you to those of you who brought this to our attention.

Based upon your feedback, the search settings for all users over the age of 18 will be set to not filter any content. This change will happen on the next code release. Please note that this is for existing journals only – new accounts will be set to Moderate Filtering, but will be able to manually change that setting.

There are some things we are working on that we do not have solutions for at this time. We realize that the lack of notification when an entry has been administratively set to "Explicit Adult Content" is a problem, and we are working on implementing a way to notify you in this situation. We also feel it is important that content which has been set as containing "Explicit Adult Content", or "Adult Concepts" clearly indicate that this is the case.

For those who see the adult content lj-cut, we realize they may not see the lj-cut intended by the author of the post. This is something for which we do not have an immediate solution. We will continue to look at this problem, and are open to any suggestions you might have.

Additionally, we are determining what the best option available is for users who initially entered an incorrect date of birth. As a temporary solution, anyone who is experiencing this problem can contact coppa@livejournal.com with their username and a copy of any government issued identification which includes a date of birth.

Some of you have pointed out that our Abuse report form does not properly indicate that our Hate Speech policies apply to members of any sex, gender, or sexual orientation. We assure you this is simply an oversight in the text on this page; the Abuse Prevention Team's Hate Speech policy has, and will continue to apply to these groups.

Many of the things mentioned in this entry are still being worked on, and will not be live on the site immediately. However, we feel it is important to give you an update on our plans to resolve these outstanding issues, and welcome any additional feedback you may have on how to further improve the adult content flagging system.
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