Sadville transports shaggers to porncentration camp
Tighter controls over 'adult content'
Second Life has announced it will "geographically separate" adult content so it's accesible "only to those who ought to (and who desire to) access it".
Linden Labs says it'll build the Sadville porn concentration camp, aka the "Adult Continent", over the next few months. It explains:
The system we build will have three main features, which we will describe in great detail over the next few months. First, it will provide a way to geographically separate Adult content and activities to a part of the “mainland” designed to accommodate these activities (Estate owners with Adult content on their land will be required to flag their content; they will not be required to move). Second, it will filter search results, so that those who do not wish to see “Adult” results will not. Third, it will require that those who access or see “Adult” content (whether on land or in search) have had their accounts verified – such as by a payment or age verification method.
Linden labs admits, though: "Simply defining 'Adult' content is not easy - its definition can vary across different geographic and personal boundaries."
Accordingly, it'll "seek input from many segments of the Second Life community", while formulating guidelines and a defininition of what “Adult” means.
Reports that Linden Labs is also planning a "Paedo Island" on a Pacific coral atoll used for French nuclear weapons testing are unconfirmed. ®
Make all adult content invisible...
to those that choose not to see it. If you want to see adult content, you will be able to see all the contents, both regular and adult. If you don't, all the adult portions everywhere should be 'erased'.
Ok, I am thinking 'autocad frozen layers' of sorts.
( It avoids geographical separation, and creates some technical problems, perhaps? )
I thought the "flagging" option has been there since at least 2006. I don't see why geographical separation is necessary. If anything, those who don't want to see "adult" content should be able to put some option for that, and SL would automatically lock them out from the "Mature" areas.
One continent of furries, flying penises etc. and anyone who actually enjoys second life.
The old continent for the hundred or so misguided, overenthusiastic academics who want to be down with the kids and give their lectures using these cool new web 2.0 thingys (while actually sitting comfortably in their office drinking tea).