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I'm thinking about clarifying our policy on posting random pictures (not: original content).

Basically, showing off something enticing is fine, with a comment and preferably with link to the source (where the creator/actor is going to be paid), but no endless strings of random pictures.

This is a kink community, not a stream of porn pics.

Opinions?

(Boost please for exposure)

@bedtimedrillsgt I agree for original content or good references for the not original content

@bedtimedrillsgt How will that impact those of us who follow such feeds from affiliated sites?

@arzhur not a problem at all, you can look and boost as much as you want.

I also wouldn't want people to think they aren't allowed to share what excites them. Still thinking about how this can be best phrased.

Am I making sense at all?

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur Maybe something along the lines of "preferred content"? I for one enjoy streams of pics from someone, cause you can conclude what makes them tick by observing what they post. I honestly think of it as a form of expression for someone who isn't that talented with words...

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur Also, maybe some kind of limit could be useful. What qualifies as 'flooding'?

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur hmm, I use to post 3 or 4 pics/gifs a day. The filthybot posts 1 pic per hour if I'm not mistaken.

@nella @arzhur a handful of pics a day is great. One every minute, not so great.

The filthy bot happens to be mine from a long time ago lol and posts 1 an hour but no more than 2 in a row without someone else posting in between.

@bedtimedrillsgt You are, and it sounds like a fair and sensible policy. Maybe it can be more specifically worded toward pornbots, though? I think those might be the core of your concerns. Automated scripts that post an endless amount of porn without human intervention are what's really amplifying this phenomena.

@arzhur @bedtimedrillsgt what a coincidence, I started a similar conversation about bear.community today as well!

I agree with others that sharing 3rd party content is also a form of expression, although I do prefer putting proper pingback references on all posts, my biggest worry is profiles that simply dump a new photo every minute or so.

I believe that if the purpose is just to consume porn, there are better places for that. We all win if we also nurture a warm environment for interaction

@urso @arzhur totally agree with it! do you have a suggestion on how we should articulate these expectations in rules / recommendations?

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur for now I'm drafting some rules for silencing spammy/noisy accounts (you gave me one good threshold in this conversation, btw)

for our own members, I'm considering writing these as _guidelines_, not hard rules:
- do not flood the timeline with 3rd party photos
- when posting 3rd party content, try to put a link to the source
- when posting your own content, rules above don't apply (bc obviously)

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur

I'm partial to posting 3rd party photos with no text. Granted, I would prefer to have people include some text along with the pictures, but it depends on the person. Sometimes there's nothing else to add, so 🀷 Besides, this is harder to apply as policy or guideline

For federated accounts, we'll only enforce the rule about silencing noisy/spammy accounts. They belong to different communities, in the end.

@urso @arzhur that's a good point. Maybe I'll just update the rules to give an idea what is flooding (many pictures in rapid succession)

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur agreed, making the definition of flooding explicit will avoid some confusion down the line

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur I think incentivizing original content should eventually become front and center, too.

I'm drafting a few ideas, but all revolve around things that area already done in other communities, like Tummy Tuesday etc. Since kinky.business has a broader scope, perhaps you have even more chances for creative events?

@urso @arzhur that's a great idea! I also would love to have some more moderators / drivers sometime who can do this kind of thing. Does not need to be a one-man show

@bedtimedrillsgt I know I am new here. And I do not really know mastodon. This is all new to me. But this is why I ask maybe I am in the wrong place? Coming from tumblr that was pretty much my blog reposting what i liked and found hot and I would post some of my own pics as you have seen. But i am not a dom or a sub so do i stay? Or look for a new community and how would that work.

@Gutterfish2 that seems like a perfect fit to me. My interpretation of kink is very broad.

@bedtimedrillsgt πŸ‘ she is so busy with work and home not sure if she will continue her blog she may just let tumblr shut it down and step away however she had a few relationships with some of her followers that she enjoyed . We will see

@bedtimedrillsgt
I'm so confused. The stream of pictures (and sometimes captions) was the visual language. Not like going to post selfies and chat here if that's all we're allowed to do.

@Lalab which part is confusing? Did you read the rules page? kinky.business/about/more

Let me know what is not clear and I'll phrase it better

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