What is "Adult Content"? How can I keep from seeing it?

"Adult Content" is any material in a journal or community which has been flagged by the community administrator or journal owner as being suitable only for people 18 years of age or more, or which should be viewed with discretion.

To keep from viewing material that has been flagged as "Adult Content", you can customize your account settings. On the "Display" Tab of the My Account Settings page, there are two options you can select.

Viewing Adult Content: Require confirmation:
never
before displaying content suitable for ages 18+
before displaying content that should be viewed with discretion.

If you choose "never", Dreamwidth will show you all content on its site without requiring confirmation that you wish to see it. If you select "before displaying content suitable for ages 18+", the site will require confirmation from you before showing you any material marked by the journal owner or community administrator as being "18+", regardless of your age. All entries within the journal or community will appear collapsed, with their contents hidden behind a warning cut. If you choose "before displaying content that should be viewed with discretion", the site will require confirmation from you before showing you any material that has been marked by the journal owner or community administrator as needing to be viewed with discretion. All the entries in the journal will appear collapsed, with their contents hidden behind a warning cut

Safe Search Filter:
Exclude nothing
Exclude content restricted to people age 18 and over
Exclude content that should be viewed with discretion.

If you choose "Exclude nothing", Dreamwidth will show you all content on its site. If you select "Exclude content restricted to people age 18 and older", the site will exclude all material that has been marked by the journal owner or community administrator as being "18+". If you choose "Exclude content that should be viewed with discretion", the site will exclude all material that has been marked by the journal owner or community administrator as material needing to be viewed with discretion.

The settings of Safe Search and Viewing Adult Content can be combined for additional protection. If you choose "Require confirmation before displaying content that should be viewed with discretion" from the Viewing Adult Content menu along with "Exclude content restricted to people age 18 and older" from the Safe Search Filter, you're least likely to encounter "adult" material, but it is important for you to be aware that all content on our site is self-rated by its creators and owners, and they use their own judgment about what material they should flag or screen. If you're in doubt about what sort of content you might encounter in a journal or community, you might want to view their profile before proceeding further. You might also find it useful to read: How Do I Set Age Restriction Filters on my Journal or Entry?

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April 24th, 2010 (rainbow)


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