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Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Shining Sirius » Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:16 pm

Hi all, this is more of a general question for the admins, and more senior members too I suppose, but: what is GB's policy on member accounts outside of GB that post NSFW/interact with other "problematic" accounts?
This is a question that I've been churning over in my head for a few weeks now and I'm still interested in what our official stance is.

Also, admins, please move this if I've been a silly and posted it in the wrong place!
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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Wolpard » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:10 pm

I suppose its a case-by-case basis depending on what it is. A member was banned for posting blatantly offensive stuff offsite, but I can't imagine someone posting NSFW on their personal social media accounts outside of GB being an issue. If you think someone is worth looking into you can probably DM info to Arano.

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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by ZackThePuppy » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:46 pm

I agree with Wolpard. If by "nsfw" you mean porn, I don't see a problem with it as long as it's not posted here--unless it's something like pedophilia or beastiality, then you should notify the mods. Also, if a person has harmful beliefs, such as if they're racist, homophobic, or transphobic, the admins should be notified, as was the case with a recently banned member. I would take it up with the mods if you think a person needs reporting.

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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Shining Sirius » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:08 pm

Wolpard wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:10 pm
I suppose its a case-by-case basis depending on what it is. A member was banned for posting blatantly offensive stuff offsite, but I can't imagine someone posting NSFW on their personal social media accounts outside of GB being an issue. If you think someone is worth looking into you can probably DM info to Arano.
Something to add onto this was that apparently other members had said they felt uncomfortable interacting with he/she/they based on the content posted/shared on social media. I suppose I'm just curious as to whether or not sharing of NSFW would immediately warrant Restricted Access or even a Banned ranking if anyone here reported feeling uncomfortable about it to the admins.

Also, yes, I probably should've clarified that I mean pornographic fanart/fanfiction when I say 'NSFW', since we've had (obviously fictional) gore shared on the actual board (under spoilers) in the past and everyone seems okay with that since Ginga is a series already chock-full of it. I know there are a lot of grey areas when it comes to porn and what one person deems acceptable probably won't apply to everyone. I'm personally pretty neutral to all kinds of adult content, but I guess the Hougen ranks have just got me thinking more what applies for out-of-board accounts.
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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Sandatora » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:07 pm

That's been on my mind a lot lately as well :THOT:

Since I don't really check who I follow on Twitter, if I see that they're problematic they get blocked, but with how many people I follow/I don't use Twitter a ton it can take me a while to notice who needs to be blocked.
Tumblr is another concern for me, since sometimes I reblog crude jokes / shitposts though they're not true porn imo but everyone has their own opinion on what counts for it like you said here v
Shining Sirius wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:08 pm
Something to add onto this was that apparently other members had said they felt uncomfortable interacting with he/she/they based on the content posted/shared on social media. I suppose I'm just curious as to whether or not sharing of NSFW would immediately warrant Restricted Access or even a Banned ranking if anyone here reported feeling uncomfortable about it to the admins.

Also, yes, I probably should've clarified that I mean pornographic fanart/fanfiction when I say 'NSFW', since we've had (obviously fictional) gore shared on the actual board (under spoilers) in the past and everyone seems okay with that since Ginga is a series already chock-full of it. I know there are a lot of grey areas when it comes to porn and what one person deems acceptable probably won't apply to everyone. I'm personally pretty neutral to all kinds of adult content, but I guess the Hougen ranks have just got me thinking more what applies for out-of-board accounts.
and with a few of these rarely having cartoony animals / furries in the shitpost that's another concern because I know lots of people that would even think Yoshi's... manhood jokes in the manga would count as flat out beastiality.

If someone contacted me and let me know that someone was problematic / I reblogged / liked something offensive and told me why it was offensive I would fix the problem asap, but in the past people have warned me of something then dogpiled me 20 minutes after the warning when I wasn't even on yet that day :I

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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Digsu » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:42 am

imho I don't see how NSFW content outside the board could (or should) get you banned. To each their own, if they're not harming anyone and if they keep it outside the board, then I don't see why it should be a problem. If it grosses you out you can simply unfollow them or whatever.

Problematic content like racism and the other stuff Zack mentioned is another can of worms entirely, since it is by definition harmful to other people. Being a bigot is a bad thing, having odd tastes in porn isn't.



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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Wolpard » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:10 am

Digsu wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:42 am
imho I don't see how NSFW content outside the board could (or should) get you banned. To each their own, if they're not harming anyone and if they keep it outside the board, then I don't see why it should be a problem. If it grosses you out you can simply unfollow them or whatever.
Agreed, if adults are posting/sharing NSFW on their personal accounts offsite that is their business unless something harmful is directly involved (such as involving minors). I suppose if what they share makes someone uncomfortable there can't really be much done unless its actually harmful content.

Needless to say I'm sure it can be brought up/discussed with Arano if there's any concern.

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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Morti » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:12 am

I can't imagine it matters NSFW-wise, so long as it's all legal. A lot of people make their living drawing porn, after all. As long as it's not paedophiliac or zoophilic in nature (I'm not counting anthro art as that, but I think drawn feral art includes that), I really don't see the problem. I would be very surprised if it was an issue.

As for general offsite problematic behaviour, I think that's decided on an individual basis. The only two cases I can think of someone get banned for offsite content are a neo-nazi and someone posting/liking extremely transphobic content offsite and emotionally manipulative content on the board, which was likely added weight onto the decision to ban. There is the rule that states that anyone found with links to extremist/hate groups will be automatically banned.
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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Shining Sirius » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:30 pm

It's really lovely to hear that GB's hand of acceptance has such a wide reach.
Obviously exclusionists (homophobes/sexists/racists/transphobes etcetera) deserve to be excluded themselves, but I've always been a firm believer that somebody's taste in pornography generally doesn't reflect the person. I guess you could call me an NSFW Ally, then? LOL.

I think, unless the admins have anything further to add, that that is this query answered. I feel like you guys have certainly covered all basis!
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Re: Regarding Accounts Outside of the Board

Post by Arano » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:26 pm

You all pretty much covered it. The admin team aren't busy-bodies, and the majority of GB members are adults so you do you outside the board as far as we're concerned!

I'll close this topic now :)

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