PenguinBeak
06/17/20 11:09AM
Idea for New Tag: "Truly Safe"
I appreciate the existence of this website as it allows me, a Catholic, to avoid exposure to excessively sexually enticing material however I think that more can be done. In its current state, using this site means that I am still exposed to sexually enticing imagery - just of a lower intensity.
Also, consider the following: I'm sure "safebooru" gets its name because its images are putatively "Safe For Work", correct? Are sexually enticing images truly safe to view in a work environment?
To resolve my issue and help the site better fulfill its purpose, my request is that a new tag is created for this website: "Truly Safe".

The "Truly Safe" tag would be applied to images that one believes would not arouse the passions in the average man.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate any feedback.
SOHEI
06/19/20 06:57PM
I come here for pretty much the same reason. I'm not sure "truly safe" would be a good tag simply because "sexually enticing" is kinda subjective.

However, I have a solution! If you go to

My Account -> options -> Blacklist

You can configure a list of tags you would NOT like to show up when you go searching. Some people (including myself) have found that sometimes the Options page won't let you set it, but once you do it's a great feature. I've got a list of various things that usually end up erotic (e.g. swimsuit), certain franchises that are known for more risque fanart (e.g. kantai_collection and fate_(series)), or artists that draw erotic art (e.g. houtengeki). I also filter out franchises that I'm just not a fan of.

Seriously, the blacklist is an awesome feature - when the options page lets you set it. Customize it to filter out whatever you're not comfortable seeing, but just keep in mind: 1. The tagging around here is kinda chaotic. Setting up a blacklist will sometimes filter out stuff that's fine. 2. Other times it will let stuff through because someone forgot to tag something in the pic.

Finally if you ever see something that is honest-to-goodness sexually explicit, do the admins a solid and flag it for deletion
Night_Wing
06/26/20 04:28AM
We appreciate your concerns on the topic, However, the Danbooru bot is not 100% accurate, and as you can see and sometimes it uploads from questionable to a bit of NSFW content which immediately bites the dust as soon as any mod or admin see it by browsing through the pages or has it been reported. (we do see them every time!)

If you feel a picture or comment that should not be here by any means we truly encourage users to use the built-in function of "flag for deletion" with its reason why needs to be deleted. :)
PenguinBeak
06/28/20 11:34AM
SOHEI said:
I come here for pretty much the same reason. I'm not sure "truly safe" would be a good tag simply because "sexually enticing" is kinda subjective.

I understand that there's an issue of subjectivity with regards to the issue of how sexually enticing an image is which is why I suggested that a "Truly Safe" tag be applied to images the average man would not find enticing i.e. we would rely on our image of the average man's reactions rather than our own personal reactions. I think this is possible since I believe there is a strong enough consensus on what's acceptable for children's TV i.e. content that doesn't assail the innocence of a child.
While the question of whether or not the content is acceptable for child viewing is a good one, if you seek a more objective guideline, I think the guidelines given by Pope Pius XI may be desirable.
http://www.olvrc.com/reference/documents/Modesty.Pius.XI.pdf

SOHEI said:
Seriously, the blacklist is an awesome feature - when the options page lets you set it. Customize it to filter out whatever you're not comfortable seeing, but just keep in mind: 1. The tagging around here is kinda chaotic. Setting up a blacklist will sometimes filter out stuff that's fine. 2. Other times it will let stuff through because someone forgot to tag something in the pic.

Thank you for revealing the blacklist to me however I would like to say that a "Truly Safe" tag would still be superior. Consider the failures when using the blacklist vs when viewing images tagged as "Truly Safe":
Using the blacklist excludes images that are tagged with an undesired tag. As you said, in order for this method to fail, somebody has to fail to tag an image with its appropriate tags. When this happens, the result is that you're exposed to an image that's definitely undesirable.
When one views images tagged as "Truly Safe", every image you're exposed to should be absolutely safe to view. This method fails firstly, when a person fails to tag a truly safe image as "Truly Safe" and secondly, when someone incorrectly tags an image that isn't truly safe with the tag. With regards to the first failure, the result is merely that one misses out on an image they could've viewed. With regards to the second, I have faith that the members of a community dedicated to safe images would have a strong sense of what kind of images would be viewable by children, viewable in the workplace and would fail to be enticing to the average man so I don't believe this to truly be an issue.
In conclusion then, as it's far better to be unexposed to potentially desirable images than to be exposed to definitely undesirable images, the "Truly Safe" tag would be a boon to the booru.


Night_Wing said:
We appreciate your concerns on the topic, However, the Danbooru bot is not 100% accurate, and as you can see and sometimes it uploads from questionable to a bit of NSFW content which immediately bites the dust as soon as any mod or admin see it by browsing through the pages or has it been reported. (we do see them every time!)

If you feel a picture or comment that should not be here by any means we truly encourage users to use the built-in function of "flag for deletion" with its reason why needs to be deleted. :)

Well, you seem kind but I don't think you mean what you're saying.
On this booru, I can see that there are a lot of pictures with the "swimsuit" tag. If you are true to your word then, when I flag for deletion what would probably be the vast majority of the swimsuit-tagged images, you would be willing to delete them. Considering how risque they are and simultaneously how nothing's been done about them, I'm quite certain that the users of this site, whilst desiring safe images, deem these to be acceptable. How would they react then if I reported these images to the point of almost total removal? And then, after the swimsuit-slaughter, what tag will be next? And then, after all this, how many images will be left? Are there even that many modest images? Was my quest even worthwhile? The purely user-verified "Truly Safe" tag seems to be the better option here. While I appreciate the hospitality, there's no need to bend the entire site purely to me. It would certainly make more sense to cater to those with higher standards for modesty with the "Truly Safe" tag.

These are my thoughts. Any feedback is appreciated.
Wafer92
07/05/20 08:19PM
SOHEI said:
I come here for pretty much the same reason. I'm not sure "truly safe" would be a good tag simply because "sexually enticing" is kinda subjective.

However, I have a solution! If you go to

My Account -> options -> Blacklist

You can configure a list of tags you would NOT like to show up when you go searching. Some people (including myself) have found that sometimes the Options page won't let you set it, but once you do it's a great feature. I've got a list of various things that usually end up erotic (e.g. swimsuit), certain franchises that are known for more risque fanart (e.g. kantai_collection and fate_(series)), or artists that draw erotic art (e.g. houtengeki). I also filter out franchises that I'm just not a fan of.

Seriously, the blacklist is an awesome feature - when the options page lets you set it. Customize it to filter out whatever you're not comfortable seeing, but just keep in mind: 1. The tagging around here is kinda chaotic. Setting up a blacklist will sometimes filter out stuff that's fine. 2. Other times it will let stuff through because someone forgot to tag something in the pic.

Finally if you ever see something that is honest-to-goodness sexually explicit, do the admins a solid and flag it for deletion




The blacklist option doesn't work, though. What browser are you using? I've tried Chrome and Firefox and the settings simply do not save
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