New Rules: No Hentai Images

Topic started by ethan on April 20, 2011. Last post by Bigheart711 1 month, 3 weeks ago.
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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Today we are instituting a new rule on Anime Vice, no hentai images allowed. As an experiment and in the interest of documenting the history of anime, we launched Anime Vice and allowed hentai titles in our database. Unfortunately we underestimated the sheer volume of graphic screenshots wiki editors would upload to the image galleries. For the small amount of hentai movies that are cataloged in our wiki, we have an overwhelming amount of unneeded, graphic images uploaded to them. The end result is, Google has listed Anime Vice as a porn site and dropped us from their search results. That's a huge slap to the 99% of editors who have been working hard all year on legit anime.

Anime Vice has been poked fun at by the other Whiskey Media sites exactly because it has allowed these images. But no more! The mods have already been involved in this decision and will help us remove many of these images. One mod in particular has alot of deleting to do :)

Here's the rule:

  1. Hentai titles may be cataloged in our wiki. Honestly, we just want the culturally significant ones -- if it doesn't have a good article we'll delete it.
  2. Hentai titles cataloged should have box art as the main image. Try NOT to have any nudity in box art please.
  3. Screenshots/images of sex acts cannot be uploaded to galleries (wiki or profile).
  4. No nude images implying sexual content.
  5. We'll let an occasional nude slip through, but in general staff/mods will have final say on the artistic merit or anime cultural significance of said image.

Hopefully we can carry out the plan of removing unneeded images over the next week or two. Together with this new rule and our ongoing blitz to reformat our wiki articles (see Wiki Task Queue) Anime Vice has a shot at being the best wiki of Whiskey Media!

So if you've uploaded some dirty images please start deleting them!

The Mods and Staff thank you.

[UPDATE] PS: Now help us edit and reformat wiki articles. Task Queue Theme: Cyborg Villains

[UPDATE] 5/6/11

Mods/Staff have removed as many hentai images as we could find on the site. The only images that are allowed to stay are official published boxart for anime/maga though if there is 'safe for work' version we'd rather it be used then a NSFW image -- and these images are only allowed on the actual anime/manga wiki page.

Also, for any anime/manga and it's characters that has the "Adult" theme attached to it, we now have a NOINDEX in the source code, which tells search engines not to add that page to their search results. This will also help keep dirty images out of their search index.

Hope all of these changes will make it so that Google and perhaps schools will nolonger penalize Anime Vice as a porn site.

[UPDATE] 7/25/11

Over the last 5 days visits to AV have increased by 50% and all most all these new visits are coming from Google searches. This means, I hope, that google has added us back into their normal search results and no longer classifies us as an unsafe search site.

Keep up the good work making great wiki pages, great anime blogs / user articles and keeping this place safe for work.

Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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*Polishes his ban hammer* I'm ready :P
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,644 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I know I'd like to see users add more pictures to Rock Lee's profile and less fellatio pictures.

I'm not shy about my opposition to censorship, but I agree with this initiative. Some of these images have just gone overboard with the pictures of hentai scenes. I stand for the series and characters being cataloged on Anime Vice, but we don't need slideshows of every half second or every sex act in the series. That's just silly.
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Kelleth said:
" *Polishes his ban hammer* I'm ready :P "
LMAO!

@FoxxFireArt said:
" but I agree with this initiative. Some of these images have just gone overboard with the pictures of hentai scenes. I stand for the series and characters being cataloged on Anime Vice, but we don't need slideshows of every half second or every sex act in the series. That's just silly. "
That's right. 
Other websites catalog all the information without being graphic. AV is one of the few Encyclopedia sites with image galleries, so we need to be careful. The information can be store in the wiki just not the images.  
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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"One mod in particular has alot of deleting to do :)"
Haha, oh man, I'm actually pretty glad I'm not him, that's a lot of images.

I'm actually pretty pleased with the new rules, it's nice that us mods get our fair say about this sort of thing before hand, I'm sure on lots of sites out there the staff have very little communication with the community at all.
Lets just hope it doesn't take us too long to get back in Google's good books again.

Oh, for any of you who don't like the first rule the solution is very simple - if you want to see something in the database, write a good article on it, simple as that.
Post by Supreme Marvel (5,174 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@Newten said:
" "One mod in particular has alot of deleting to do :)"
Haha, oh man, I'm actually pretty glad I'm not him, that's a lot of images."
I think everyone knows who that is. I feel bad for him too. If he needs a hand I'll help.
Post by Sparklykiss (59 posts) See mini bio Level 16
OH THANK GOODNESS.

To be perfectly honest, part of the reason why I my visits to Anime Vice dropped is because of questionable hentai images. This is a nice shift. :D
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@supreme_marvel: I'm sure he'd appreciate it, but wait until he gives you a green light on that first. He put a lot of work into his uploads so he may want to back some of it up.
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@supreme_marvel said:

" @Newten said:

" "One mod in particular has alot of deleting to do :)" Haha, oh man, I'm actually pretty glad I'm not him, that's a lot of images."

If he needs a hand I'll help. "
  
Post by SamJaz (12,919 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Hooray! *Dodges abuse*

About time too. Far too much of this going on. If I want porn I can get porn. It's hard enough finding NotPorn when I go online without banning myself from browsing character images.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Also just so everyone's clear, our definition of "nude" images are those showing naughty bits, you all know what I mean by that. Images showing characters naked, but with those bits covered in some way (by their hands, steam, etc.) are still allowed.
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Newten: @FoxxFireArt: @sora_thekey:  Is my Anime Vice avatar banned?
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@zombiepie: Absolutely.
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Newten:   
Post by Apathylad (33 posts) See mini bio Level 6
And here I thought GiantBomb was the N.C.P. site. 
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,644 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@zombiepie:
Only if someone is choking it.
Post by Halberdierv2 (1,295 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Apathylad said:
" And here I thought GiantBomb was the N.C.P. site.  "
yea, but Naked Cartoon Pussy is nothing more than a drawing of a cat.
Post by MattyFTM (14 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@Halberdierv2 said:
" @Apathylad said:
" And here I thought GiantBomb was the N.C.P. site.  "
yea, but Naked Cartoon Pussy is nothing more than a drawing of a cat. "

 A drawing of a cat
 A drawing of a cat
But that's not naked cartoon pussy. It's wearing a shirt, thus it's not naked.
Post by FLStyle (423 posts) See mini bio Level 12
One small step for Anime Vice, one giant leap for its reputation? Good choice.
Post by skywing (3 posts) See mini bio Level 6
I can't see this being bad news.
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