Do you allow "mature content" on your discussions?

March 6, 2010 9:45am CST
I've not been myLotting for long but I can't read some of the comments on discussions I have started because they are "mature content". I know you can change your preferences so you can read them but I have no interest in talking to people about "mature content" type of things! Still, I'm sure some of the comments must be quite tame as they are commenting on quite innocent subjects, like dieting. Tell me, myLotters, am I being too much of a prude? Am I missing something by banning "mature content"? What has been your experience? I'd love to hear your views.
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19 responses
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
6 Mar 10
Yes i allow mature content. some time even the content is not so bad but due to some algorithmic design of mylot it is shown here as mature content. and i think i am enough mature to see the content labeled as matured.
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7 Mar 10
Thank you. I'm beginning to think I might allow "mature content" after all.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Mar 10
I allow everything because I am old enough to know what to avoid
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Mar 10
I also know what is good for me I love chicken and lamb!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Mar 10
How about playing chicken with lamb?
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Mar 10
If I have mature turned off, all I get is the drumsticks
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@common_man (1799)
• India
6 Mar 10
I am not interested in adult content, i have not permitted adult contents on my discussions.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Mar 10
Or our former VP who goes by D i c k...
@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
7 Mar 10
No, I don't think you are being prude at all. Everybody has their concept what would make them feel uncomfortable. It's understandable to set limits on what type of adult content you may not want to read especially reading it from people you don't know face to face. Just do what feels right for you.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
7 Mar 10
First thing i have done when i have joined in here was to turn it off else i getto see that highlighted message all over the posts and it doesn't make any sense if we cant read more than three-fourth of the coz of that.So i do allow Mature comment in my discussions and it does help us to keep up with hot stuff.great day.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
7 Mar 10
The very first thing that you did?
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
7 Mar 10
I did upload my pic though
@pandaeyes (2068)
6 Mar 10
I did change mine to allow mature content and I haven't found anything horrific as of yet. I think maybe it is for all sorts of quite tame words. However if you do get offended by certain 'rude words' then I would imagine you would be able to change it back to block them again.
7 Mar 10
Reading all these replies, I realise that "mature content" is not quite the thing I thought it was. I'm about to go and change my preferences and reply to some of those people who must think I have been ignoring!
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@pandaeyes (2068)
7 Mar 10
there are even some words that I have used which have flagged up the mature response but were not intended to be at all naughty. I suppose so much slang is used across the world that they would rather be safe than sorry.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Mar 10
It just based on using certain words that are prohibited. If those words really offend you, then don't change your preferences. Otherwise, I would change them, because you're really not missing all that much...
7 Mar 10
I'm beginning to realise I had completely the wrong ideas about what constituted "mature comment". If it's just certain words then I'm not bothered at all. I've been known to use some of those banned words myself, I'm sure! I was under the impression that it was more of a s e x (see, I'm already learning how to avoid the mature content thing!) chatroom type of thing.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Mar 10
Yep, it's just words...
@rosegardens (3043)
• United States
6 Mar 10
I am one who has allowed mature content. The mature content is quite tame and the title perplexes me very much. I had to subscribe to it because I made a post in regards to a 3 letter word that begins with s and ends with x. I only posted the word and diseases associated with it, but I couldn't even make the post unless I changed my preference. The post was about chastity, mind you. So it's not like it was an x rated conversation. I have not run across anything vulgar so far as one might expect.
7 Mar 10
That's reassured me a lot, thank you. I think I'm going to change my preferences as it seems I had completely the wrong ideas about "mature content".
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 10
Hi louisefrank, I am with you about this thing when I first came here. I really don't like to talk about mature content things. But, when I saw one mature content response (can't saw it) on one of my friend discussion, I got curiosity because the discussion is nothing to do with mature content material and the responder is a girl that I knew would not talk anything like that. Then I just thick the box to allowed me to see the mature content posts. To my surprise, the only reason she got this mature content label because she write G A Y in her response. From that time I knew that just because of one word, that posts would be label mature content post. There are a lot of words that consider mature content material. My advise to you, just thick the mature content box and see what actually there.
7 Mar 10
I didn't know that just one word could ensure the comment was labelled "mature" either! Thanks for letting me know.
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• Latvia
7 Mar 10
Well it all depends, i tried to post a comment and it said that contains "mature content". All it was - one word (adult content - the P word of the videos/pictures) which was related to the topic about computers and letting other ppl use your computer and has really nothing to do with mature content. So this mature content thing can be ovverated.
7 Mar 10
I'm still a younger one here so don't allow it,well that and that fact I don't know how anyway.
@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 10
I am so curious I always leave mine open until, if it should, become weird and then I ban it again. I figure I am an adult and you never know I might learn something. My only experience with this on here is that a young man used to post some XXX type discussions and I finally shut his emails off so I don't get them any more. He just got too weird and I was answering them and ..........??!!
@marguicha (103789)
• Chile
7 Mar 10
I started thinking like you but completly changed my mind once I was answering a "cooking" post. I wanted to explain a recipe of chicken bre asts (parted the word so the answer will not be rejected). Then I discovered that the computers do not understand, but follow to the letter that some words are "bad". I am not interested in some subjects so I either don´t read them or don´t respond to them. Other times, I like to know about some things but do not find this is the place to give my opinion. I prefer to make my own bannings than to have a machine do it for me. Welcome to mylot and happy posting!
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
7 Mar 10
Yes, I do allow mature content. Conversation is conversation to me and I know I am mature enough to handle what any of you MyLotters can throw at me :-)
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
6 Mar 10
At first I don't know whether there is a option like turn on mature content like that.After seeing a discussion I came to know that they have locked the mature content.Then I changed my profile settings and then I visited the discussion.It is nothing that really bad.I'm mature enough to read the contents.So, if you are mature then you can change your settings.It is not bad..Take care...
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
6 Mar 10
I have a few discussions which are labelled mature content but I have not wrote anything sauce which requires the mature label stuff. So I guess yes you are missing on some good discussions. When I encounter saucy discussions which I don';t like I just skip to the next discussion. But I have not banned mature content up till now.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
6 Mar 10
I've "banned" "mature content" on my site too. I was going to change it, but then I decided to leave it the way it was. I'll forego the conversation. I wrote something that was deemed "mature content" only, but all I had to do was reword it and it went through. So that's what I plan to do, again, if it happens or not say it at all.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
6 Mar 10
hi! yes, I have allowed my "mature content" just because I want to discuss everywhere and about everything :) there is really nothing wrong in allowing it, because it allows us to comment on each problem we can share our opinion!
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
i allow everything in my discussion, whatever comes in my mind then ill go for it nd let other members share their opinion with it, besides im too old for any mature content already so its alright with me as long as i didnt received any harsh response from them that will totally ruined respect to others.