Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Blog Content Warning May Not Be Voluntary, In All Cases

The "Content Warning" advisory page, appearing ahead of blogs with questionable content, protects the casual blog surfer from viewing content which may be objectionable to some readers. It's presence on any given blog is supposedly the result of voluntary action by a blog owner, who can set "Adult Content?" to "Yes", at his / her discretion.

The presence of the advisory page, supposedly has slight effect upon prospective readers of the blog.
  • Prospective readers must read the notice, and decide whether they wish to view possibly gratuitous content, and that after they click through the notice.
  • The blog, when listed in a search hit list, will show the text of the content warning, in place of the blog description and post extract.


Recent claims by some readers make it appear that this setting may be, in some cases, not set voluntarily, and that it has additional consequences. The warning page also seems to interfere with the ownership verification process, in Google Webmaster Tools.

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5 comments:

Chiara di Notte - Klára said...

Thanks Nitecruzr for explaining this.
This post seems a conseguence of my matter, I suppose :-)

Laura said...

Thank you for your site and information. I just used your guide to set up my custom domain, with the help of tech support at geohost.ca. I could not have done it without your site though. I sent them the page as reference and they set it up on their side so all I had to do tonight when I got home from work was type in the domain on Blogger itself. Couldn't have been simpler! Wanted to leave you a thank you note. Thank you!

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Chiara di Notte - Klára said...

Hello Nitecruzr, I've still problems and I'm not able to solve them. I did send another message in the Google Help Group. Thanks.

Chuck said...

Hi Klára,

I noted my suggestions in the forum thread where this is being discussed. I hope that you will consider my suggestions seriously.

Jiya said...

thank to you giving very good stuff so that it help me out from my web blog from the above mention problem