(Spread the word and get searching! It may even be a good idea to put this in your Queue to be posted every 6/7th and 19/20th as a reminder!)
#SafeSearchWrapUp is heavily community driven effort to help make the SafeSearch features on image-search engines such as GoogleImages, Bing, or Youtube be free of NSFW content. Every cartoon from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” to “Young Justice” contains fan made pornographic works referred to as Rule-34. Rule-34 is a catch all term denoting porn of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, cartoon or not. However searching up images of any animated series will likely turn up these images, even on the first few pages.
As the teen and adult fans of the show, we have to be considerate of the younger target audience. A lot of parents and their children may be looking up images of their favorite characters to print out and put on their wall or such. As a community we can make image searching safer for the young ones and their parents. No shutting down or deleting things from existence, simply keeping it off SafeSearch as a courtesy for others.
The Game Plan:
Everyone should pick at least one search term they think would commonly used by kids and their parents, such as “My little pony twilight sparkle”. You can search at your leisure through a few pages… say 5-10 at least? However, on the 7th and 20th of every month we can all do it in large droves. If the call is sent out all at the same time, like a tradition then more people are likely to participate. Additionally, if Google or Bing gets a lot of flags for the same image from a lot of people- we can assume they will be more likely to remove it.
What to look for? Gore, blood, penises, vaginas, and perhaps lingerie. Just use your best judgement. Honestly if its something you wouldn’t look at while at work or show to a kid, then its probably not something we want showing up in a safe-search! If you think it should be done out of safe search as well, then thats your call to make.
How To Flag:
On Google, simply enlarge an image and go to Send Feedback circled here and enter comment notifying them the image is “not suitable for children” or something along those lines. If you would like a video tutorial, courtesy of jackrahbit, then click here.:
On Bing, simply click the flag image in the lower left corner when you hover over an image. Then check the “Adult” checkbox. If you would like, jackrahbit made a YouTube video showing how. Quick and easy! Lets do this!
Also see #SafeSearchWrapUp’s sister projects:
Note: The original date was going to be the 15th of every month, however I decided to do it en masse twice a month instead.
Hey everybody, let’s do this GOOD THiNG!
Breezies in Breezie Blossum
Baby’s first GIF set!
ooohhh hey, they were already a thing
The Brony community has been well known to use elements of the show My Little Pony Friendship is Magic to create content that ranges from parodies to PMVs. However it was revealed that on January 16, 2013 that a Hasbro Studio LLC has taken down/blocked the Friendship is Witchcraft videos for viewers in the USA. However this was not the only casualty as The Mentally Advanced Series and Camaraderie is Supernatural have also been blocked or in some cases completely removed.
More coverage on covered stuff we won’t be covering.
That’s not FlutterSHY, that’s FlutterBAT!
It means uncivilized
Ah, the agony of married life
On May 14th 2012, a kickstarter was created by Michael Brockhoff to fund a documentary called, “Bronycon: The Documentary.” The initial enthusiasm for a documentary centered around the community was quite high, causing the kickstarter to earn $300,000, well more than its set goal of $60,000 in a short amount of time; the Brony documentary became the 5th largest crowd-sourced documentary on the website. Eventually the film’s scope was expanded and renamed “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult fans of My Little Pony.” For many of the film’s supporters, the documentary represented an opportunity to present to the public an image of the fandom that would hopefully remove the social stigma that has followed them since their inception.
This article is written by an independent source which has been edited and added to by the mods at Brony Drama Recorded.
A good overview of the problems with the Brony documentary which we won’t be covering anymore because of…well, PTB’s officially ending in one more episode (if we can get to it), and the reasons stated here (and for the record, we were all gonna buy it). Reading this is enlightening if not a little depressing that something that was kind of a gift for everyone crashed, and they put it better than I’ve ever seen it elsewhere. And then there’s of course the fact that the documentary itself is pretty messed up in a lot of the ways the “fandom” is.
And yeeeeah, I know that’s a bit of a downer and all, but it’s something to seriously consider…Maybe someday there’ll be a really well-made documentary or book on this, because as annoying as it can be as a fan of the show, you’ve got to admit this story is downright fascinating. Often terrifying but…freaking fascinating.
If anyone read that and will stick around, that’s something we may cover in this last episode that’s maybe definitely sort of happening.