On the Recent Porn Policy Implementation

As you may or may not be aware of the Giant Bomb moderation team and myself have been embarking on a policy of removing all images on this site which contain act of sex, rape, molestation, and general nudity. This policy in particular has been directed towards Japanese hentai and eroge games. So far we have been ambiguous as to how this policy is being implemented and have not been disclosed the new official new rules to the users of this site. This will be remedied soon. Not only that but due to the surprisingly comprehensive nature of pornographic images on adult games we will soon be asking for the Giant Bomb Community's help in seeking out inappropriate images.

Now on the issue as to why we are doing this some of you may be aware of the new "No Hentai" rule on our sister site Anime Vice. After being contacted by Ethan to spread this rule to the public so is that more users would be aware of it I asked him if such a rule could be implemented on Giant Bomb. Perplexed he informed me that such a rule should have always existed. After directing him to the old Help and Forum Rules of this site which permitted many of the images we of the mod team are now deleting he realized that the former rules were accidentally copied and pasted from Anime Vice when they had hosts that felt comfortable covering hentai on their site. From this he indicated that Giant Bomb was never envisioned covering these games or hosting pornographic images in the first place. His exact word in a thread about questionable fan art was:

I feel I need to take some responsibility for this.  The rule about hentai above [old Forum Rules/Help] is actually a mistake.  That text was written specifically for the Anime Vice help page and accidentally got merged into the GB help page.  There is no hentai allowed on GB.  Also, Hentai images are no longer allowed on Anime Vice.   The text of our help page will be updated next code deploy.

As such the current activities of the mod team and myself are not a policy change. It is a rectification of a misunderstanding. This rectification is not an arbitrary decision made by a few moderators but instead a rule that is being mandated by the staff and enforced by the moderation team. However users that uploaded these images which are now banned will not be punished nor will they have their points reset. What is going to happen is that many of the images they have uploaded to the site will be deleted. Until the reformed rules are publish we ask that no users add new games that are pornographic to the site.


Hopefully this has cleared things up for some of you and I appreciate your time.
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Posted by ZombiePie

As you may or may not be aware of the Giant Bomb moderation team and myself have been embarking on a policy of removing all images on this site which contain act of sex, rape, molestation, and general nudity. This policy in particular has been directed towards Japanese hentai and eroge games. So far we have been ambiguous as to how this policy is being implemented and have not been disclosed the new official new rules to the users of this site. This will be remedied soon. Not only that but due to the surprisingly comprehensive nature of pornographic images on adult games we will soon be asking for the Giant Bomb Community's help in seeking out inappropriate images.

Now on the issue as to why we are doing this some of you may be aware of the new "No Hentai" rule on our sister site Anime Vice. After being contacted by Ethan to spread this rule to the public so is that more users would be aware of it I asked him if such a rule could be implemented on Giant Bomb. Perplexed he informed me that such a rule should have always existed. After directing him to the old Help and Forum Rules of this site which permitted many of the images we of the mod team are now deleting he realized that the former rules were accidentally copied and pasted from Anime Vice when they had hosts that felt comfortable covering hentai on their site. From this he indicated that Giant Bomb was never envisioned covering these games or hosting pornographic images in the first place. His exact word in a thread about questionable fan art was:

I feel I need to take some responsibility for this.  The rule about hentai above [old Forum Rules/Help] is actually a mistake.  That text was written specifically for the Anime Vice help page and accidentally got merged into the GB help page.  There is no hentai allowed on GB.  Also, Hentai images are no longer allowed on Anime Vice.   The text of our help page will be updated next code deploy.

As such the current activities of the mod team and myself are not a policy change. It is a rectification of a misunderstanding. This rectification is not an arbitrary decision made by a few moderators but instead a rule that is being mandated by the staff and enforced by the moderation team. However users that uploaded these images which are now banned will not be punished nor will they have their points reset. What is going to happen is that many of the images they have uploaded to the site will be deleted. Until the reformed rules are publish we ask that no users add new games that are pornographic to the site.


Hopefully this has cleared things up for some of you and I appreciate your time.
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Posted by bigsmoke77

But where am I suppose to find porn on the internet other than on GiantBomb?

Posted by bobafettjm

I am very happy about this. I feel this is the way it should have always been, so if I see anything I will delete it.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@bigsmoke77 said:
" But where am I suppose to find porn on the internet other than on GiantBomb? "
Anime Vice :P?
Posted by Claude

No skin off my back.

Posted by craigbo180

I agree, this is how it always should have been.

Posted by Sammo21

Awesome.  One thing I can't stand is the random deviant art hentai, yaoi, yuri pics that get added to the site. 

Posted by SuicidalSnowman

You know, I could have sworn that early on a "no porn" rule existed and always wondered why the help text didn't match.

Posted by Praxis

I always wondered what purpose it served to allow pornographic game images on the Bomb, as they are not strictly necessary for documentation purposes and people who really want to see them can find them plenty of other places. It's funny to think that it was all just because of a mistaken bit of text in the FAQ that the staff wasn't aware of. At any rate, I'd like to thank everyone who's currently working hard to clean up the site, and I hope no one who has uploaded these images takes it personally in any way.

Posted by Mooqi

I hope you won't censor genuine video game nudity, meaning nudity as part of a game which is not a "sex-game". I totally agree that random hentai or porn pictures do not belong here, but as long as it is game-related, it should stay on the site.

Posted by EvGar

You should also crack down on the "users" who do nothing but spam links to that sort of stuff (like not real users). Back when I was trying to find new people to complete quests with, I found a LOT of accounts like that.

Posted by luce

As much as I like to joke about this being the last straw that makes me finally leave the site, yeah this is probably for the best

Posted by martellus

I am 10% for this... even though it means my lists arent as funny


Posted by Mr_Skeleton

This website just got a lot less sexy. So if I find any image with nudity should I delete it?

Posted by Gumby

What about all the Naked Cartoon Pussy!?
(Someone had to, right?)

Posted by Brake

I know now of a game called The Maiden Rape Assault: Violent Semen Inferno. Thanks Porn Policy! You're the best!

Posted by SMTDante89

Does this mean MattyFTM has to change his avatar?  I mean... it has testicles for a mouth.

Posted by Yanngc33

I'll be sure to help out :)

Posted by pikeplacer
@SMTDante89 said:
"Does this mean MattyFTM has to change his avatar?  I mean... it has testicles for a mouth. "
Posted by Bigheart711
@Claude said:
" No skin off my back. "
Posted by melcene

As long as that includes any Dragon Age  broodmother pics.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@ChineseTea said:
" I know now of a game called The Maiden Rape Assault: Violent Semen Inferno. Thanks Porn Policy! You're the best! "
I played that game a while ago (I was curious...) and "take several screenshots and upload them to Giant Bomb" was totally on my to-do list.

Good thing I saw this first!
Posted by Kyreo
@luce said:
" As much as I like to joke about this being the last straw that makes me finally leave the site, yeah this is probably for the best "
You wouldn't leave the site would you?  We love you here.

Also, this doesn't affect me... much.
Posted by MattyFTM
@pikeplacer said:
" @SMTDante89 said:
"Does this mean MattyFTM has to change his avatar?  I mean... it has testicles for a mouth. "
"
Fuck you guys!!!
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Edited by Hockeymask27
Posted by SpicyRichter

So, if it gives me a boner, mark it for deletion?

Edited by ethan

Here's an update on what we've done on Anime Vice.  We deleted as many porny pics as we could find in user profile galleries and in the wiki galleries.   Only unavoidable boxart attached as the main image of a wiki article can have nudity in it now, because like here on GB, we still want to catalog some titles.  
You can do a search on google like this "site:animevice.com hentai" with safe search off and the results you will get are cached and lead to dead links.   We're requesting Google reindex AV asap.  Also, for any anime/manga wiki pages and it's characters that have the "Adult" theme set ( ya know, genre and theme fields) we put a NOINDEX meta tag in the source code that tells Google to ignore the page and not add to their search.  

The goal of all this besides being less creepy is to get our Google search traffic back.  A month back Google put AV in the penalty box for having to much NSFW content, which is a real shame because if you go check out the wiki, the kids over there have made some real strides in turning the quality of the content around this year.  Check out Fairy Tail the series and it's characters for example.

Well that's the update.  Thank you.