August 22, 2005

Sixeyes: Objectionable Material?

Does anyone out there know what this 'flag' is doing in my navbar at the top of the screen? I just noticed it now and it's bothering me no end. Why is it there? Objectionable material? I don't understand? Has anyone else had this show up?

If you leave a comment you will have to type in a verify code as I am starting to get a helluva lot of spam comments.

10 comments:

  1. Yup, get that on my blog too. I think they're trying to eliminate hateful material, or something like that. If you let the mouse hover over the flag, there pops up a tooltip, and in there is a link to an explanation for this.

    And nice blog, by the way. I stop by here quite often.

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  2. Thanks for commenting Gummie.
    I know about the info by clicking on it, but why did it show up? I have been posting on sixeyes for over a year and have never seen it before. Does it show up when someone complains? It just doesn't make any sense to me.

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  3. I think it is a newer feature to keep folk in check. Like Cragslist flags. Just in case you should get the idea in your head to start posting Abba tracks or something...

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  4. It's on every Blogger blog that has a toolbar...you know, just in case. I'm pretty sure no one complained about your blog...at least no one in their right mind!

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  5. Those little flags are everywhere now. I think (and hope) they refer more to p.c./discriminatory "objectionable" content rather than stuff like copyright.

    In any case, keep up the solid blog.

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  6. In case the previous posts aren't completely clear, the flag button doesn't mean your blog HAS objectionable content. It's there so if someone thinks your blog is objectionable, they can click it and report it to the central servers.

    I don't think Blogger is planning on censoring writers; everything I've read about the new flagging feature has been in the context of reporting spam blogs and fake, robot-created blogs that are just created to scam advertising money and click-throughs.

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  7. Cute. Except, of course, that it only is on Blogspot-hosted Blogs. Other Blogger users (Optimuscrime included) who have their own hosting don't have to submit themselves to the Wisdom Of Crowds. Phew.

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  8. I think sosasosad brings up a good point. Any bloggin about Staind or Creed outtakes gets you flagged.

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  9. Strange, there isn't one on my blog. But then the only traffic I get is from Webnymph, so maybe it's only on more popular blogs or something.

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  10. I think it's also to help identify "spam blogs."

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