As users have poured into FurryNetwork, we're seeing much more specific criticisms than in the past, and this is fantastic.
One such criticism has been that FurryNetwork permits the use of NSFW cub works. It's easy to distance oneself from the fetish, e.g. "That's not my thing!" but it's harder to create and enforce a policy banning one particular type of content. FurAffinity, for instance, only banned cub once a sponsor backed out.
The problem with this approach is that the Furry community is supposed to be an inclusive one, and even saying that is a difficult thing when we're dealing with something like cub. It's incredibly uncomfortable to discuss it because of how closely it can be tied to genuine kiddy porn, despite the argument that many people have that the two are very different. The argument can be duplicated onto every squicky tag, even more "vanilla" ones like Hypnosis/Mind-Control, when you put that against the notions of Rape and Consent.
You probably see where I'm going with this: This criticism doesn't end at Cub, and the only way to form a solid policy on the matter is to decide whether or not FurryNetwork will take a stance for, or against, each squicky fetish, on a case-by-case basis. It's a difficult position to be in, and I don't envy the developers for it.
Instead, I wanted to propose a middle-ground solution that, even if it doesn't remain forever, is both a useful feature AND allows users to sidestep the content that they don't want to see, at all. I propose that Furry Network should have a default blacklist for new users to hide all content deemed "squicky". The tag-based blacklist system has already been implemented, and it would be easy to give new users a list of tags that are hidden by default. We can assume for safety that each new user is "vanilla" and allow them to ELECT to see this questionable content. It spares the majority of users from seeing that content.
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