What are the guidelines on when to check the offensive/sensitive content checkbox? I'm asking, as a horror film I contributed today has been marked as such, with the edit notes saying "Sensitive release. The cover of this release could scare some users."
The film & DVD in question:
https://www.filmo.gs/film/296042-clown
https://www.filmo.gs/release/296060-clown

For comparison, here are the current guidelines for using the checkbox on bookogs:
https://www.bookogs.com/wiki/bookogs-general-guidelines#sensitive-or-offensive-content

These releases have been edited similarly by the same user, too:
https://www.filmo.gs/release/286094-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre
https://www.filmo.gs/release/211047-tanz-der-teufel-evil-dead
https://www.filmo.gs/release/295900-the-beyond

One more that I'd like to bring up:
https://www.filmo.gs/credit/296142-brooke-evans
Added as sensitive due to use of the word "Pornography".

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I am going under the rules of violence if i see it could scare some users even people that are younger i tag it sensitive.

The rules say

Pornographic / sexual
Violence / gore
Hate speech / hateful content

Most horror films have a source of fear / violence in the images.

For texas chainsaw that image the face could scare younger people.
For tanzthere was nudty plus graphic violence example her getting choked.

And the beyond scares me that face is scary and also looked like graphic violence.

The clown has a scary face as well

One more that I'd like to bring up:
https://www.filmo.gs/credit/296142-brooke-evans
Added as sensitive due to use of the word "Pornography".

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I asked Jess day 1 about pornographic releases and she said yes just use the sensitive box.

I see no harm in adding it for Brooke Evans if she has only appered in pornographic movies.

I should bring up.

All these cannibal releases i can't go through any more of them they are very disturbing some of them gore etc.

Seriously? Flag something because it scares you? Wow...

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I am not saying every little film scares me only 1 or 2.

And if it scares someone 18+ heck it's gonna scare a child.

The cannibal releases i am not scared of they are disturbing that is why they need flagging.

It seems like people of the internet would rather want people exposed to this stuff not everyone thinks the same. Everyone has a different level of fear etc.

I am disturbed by crappy animation and terrible story lines. Also, there are some actors that are grotesque and make me feel nauseous. I think that people should be protected from such horrors. FLAG 'EM!

Some people don't take anything seriously.

Some people wouls rather sit behind a pc and get triggerd when something affects them but super salty towards things that don't.

If this seems like useless discussion i can simply (not tag any releases i make with sensetive content and reverse changes made).

Go ahead scare me with a ban, try and make my life any worse.

This is always going to be contentious and subjective topic. I don't think we have any clearer answers than the Bookogs guidelines. They need to be updated on Filmogs it seems?

To me it seems wiser to err on the safe side, but happy to hear arguments for and against.

Remember you can always go to http://filmo.gs/my/settings and turn the sensitive filter off and it wont affect you in any way

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Wont affect most of the cannibal releases are not marked as sensitive they are left blank, most releases i fojnd found that have fear gore nudity etc are left blank last edit being months - years ago.

https://www.filmo.gs/release/2826-cannibal-holocaust

Last edit being 5 months ago non sensitive it is classed

I don't think we have any clearer answers than the Bookogs guidelines.

I do! Burn books! Save the population from being offended!

@smashwords70: The sensitive content filter was only introduced in November last year, so there wasn't the possibility to mark them as sensitive back then.

@EK_: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/slippery-slope

"Violence/Gore" is (I seriously hope) referring to gonzo exploitation crap like Traces of Death, which features footage of things like Budd Dwyer blowing his brains out on television. It should not cover entirely fictional/dramatized horror/torture porn movies, which make use of a lot of "scary" makeup, corn syrup and practical FX.

Also, this whole thing reeks of smaswords70 concern-trolling because they don't like that they have to have their endless porno submissions "hidden" from users with sensitive content blocked. You guys aren't really this gullible, are you?

"Budd, don't!"

I had not heard about "concern trolling" before. Maybe it is gullibility but I just presume people to mostly be acting in good faith here (until proven otherwise). Discussions like this are a way to establish this.

I don't fully understand peoples concern about this topic and about potentially sensitive content being hidden. I think accusations of censorship or book burning completely miss the mark. Nothing is being deleted or redacted. Potentially disturbing/offending things are only being hidden from people that haven't opted in to having that stuff shown to them

@Morgue as i said earlier i asked Jess day 1 she said yes just use the sesnsitive filter.

But i am not a troll i try to not act like one either, i agree having it hiddej is a good idea but we really need some rules about it clear rules.

Clear rules is needed

Nice - someone created a similar account to post as me. Notice two "__" instead of one "_"

And now this individual is posting porn as "EK__". "Tighter and More Secure"? Bondage stuff? smashwords70... is that you?

Nice -someone created a similar account to mine to troll the fourms notice "_" instead of "__"

Nice - someone is triggered at bondage sruff.

I have no idea who "smashwords70"is.

Maybe EK_ you need to go and get a little less triggered

Regarding the concern trolling accusation, I'm just calling BS as I smell it. There's good faith and there's being naive.

"I don't fully understand peoples concern about this topic and about potentially sensitive content being hidden."

My concern is that a lot of the "potentially sensitive" content coming up in this thread absolutely should not be considered as such. I don't care about the stuff that should obviously be marked sensitive. It's subjectively marking every single horror/trash film, "sex comedy", picture of a scary clown, etc. as "sensitive", without even necessarily having viewed a film prior to marking it as sensitive(!!!) that bothers me.

It completely messes up the site, rendering unnecessary titles "invisible" from users who maybe don't want to be bombarded with smashwords70's BDSM collection, even while wishing to collect/catalog/search horror flicks with scary clowns and (possibly, maybe!!!) gratuitous breast shots.

New arrivals here will just not be able to find things at this rate, so it becomes counter-productive beyond marking obvious pornography (including animated stuff, despite a sometimes confusing grey area), actual gore/violence and hate propaganda, as per the rules, strictly and logically interpreted.

Another triggered person.

This site is full of salt and more salt

Nice - EK_ loves abusing people via pm

And morgue Smashwords70 is banned so there will not be any more BDSM flodding.

@morgue_sludge - you are correct

Please ignore smashwords70//EK__

Pornographic / sexual
Violence / gore
Hate speech / hateful content

Pornographic / sexual is not equal to nudity (or would someone vote the Venus de Milo or Botticelli's The Birth of Venus as pornographic?)!
Violence / gore is not equal to might scare someone!

The checkbox is meant to content of the submission (film / release ...) not to content of the film itself!
A potrait photo of an adult-movie actress is not pornographic!
Mentioning that a person did adult stuff is not pornographic!
An ugly mask (like the one on TCM release) is not violent or gory!
A scary image (like on the The Beyond release) is not automatically violent or gory.
I was 10 or 11 years old when The Beyond was at the theatres in my country and I still remember the poster and the lobby cards as I've found them both scary and fascinating.
Those kind of images are still shown in public at movie theatres all around the world and even the following image
https://www.filmo.gs/film/244957-la-ragazza-del-vagone-letto
is visible on amazon (Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy & Spain)!

Excessive use of exclamation marks is not equal to hate speech!

Please ignore EK__, go burn more books.

I have no clue who smashwords70 is what is wrong with a Black Comedy flm is that now sensitive because it has small amojnts of nudity?.

I agree with you badmoon

Amounts€

This is properly the most funniest discussion I have seen on the Discogs owned websites sorry but lmfao.

It's like oh no there is nudity let's hide it from everyone lmao. (Nudity does not make it porn).

A scary image is not Gore / violence same with horror stuff. (It's not gore / violence that's what I mean).

I was actually gonna use this side of Discogs more like I have a few WWE DVD's laying around and such but it seems like there is more of a political war on here lmfao xD.

Hold up why is there 2 EK_ wtf is someone impersonating the other or something??

This seems like someone has gone riot adding every single Bondage film they could find and then get banned and re do it wtf xD.

This has gone even more hilarious sorry but this is the funniest thing ever.

This has become farcical. It seems clearer that those edits and forum comments were indeed not in good faith. That impersonating account has been banned.

We will be updating the guidelines for sensitive content shortly. As people have mentioned the content of the submission (images or text) should be explicit in order for a submission to get marked as such. The movie itself containing explicit content does not mean that the submission entry should be marked as sensitive.

Perhaps a review of the movies marked as sensitive by the trolling user is in order.

There also seem to be quite a few credits for erotica/pornography that use explicit images. I would propose that those be replaced by less explicit pictures of the people in question if possible.

My concern is that a lot of the "potentially sensitive" content coming up in this thread absolutely should not be considered as such. I don't care about the stuff that should obviously be marked sensitive. It's subjectively marking every single horror/trash film, "sex comedy", picture of a scary clown, etc. as "sensitive", without even necessarily having viewed a film prior to marking it as sensitive(!!!) that bothers me.

It completely messes up the site, rendering unnecessary titles "invisible" from users who maybe don't want to be bombarded with smashwords70's BDSM collection, even while wishing to collect/catalog/search horror flicks with scary clowns and (possibly, maybe!!!) gratuitous breast shots.

My worry is that if someone with safe search on is adding, for example, a horror film that's been marked sensitive, or a comedy film featuring an adult actor/actress in a side role (like Pamela Anderson appearing in one Scary Movie-film, etc.) whose profile has been marked sensitive, there will be a lot of duplicate films/releases/credits as those people won't see that they're creating a duplicate.

So while authentic gore and pornographic titles & credits with pornographic photos/graphics should certainly be marked as sensitive, I don't think that all pages featuring just the word pornography should be marked sensitive (one reason being that if that should be done, the wiki page featuring instructions on what to mark as sensitive should be marked sensitive, heh).

Also, marking anything sensitive that contains common scares (for example clowns, spiders, snakes, guns...) would mean that a huge chunk of not only horror but action and adventure films would be listed sensitive.

I know it's difficult to draw the lines on what to hide and what not, but some open discussion and figuring out some more specific rules would be necessary before people start hiding films&credits; that plain aren't to their own individual taste for one reason or another.

I think this admin's comment on bookogs should also be considered:

We've intentionally avoided being too prescriptive as we don't want to tell you what's offensive and what's not, but sorry if it's a little vague. If it helps, we've been thinking of this checkbox as a NSFW setting - would you be comfortable viewing this page in front of your colleagues, or if it popped up on-screen during a presentation?"

Ah, seems these issues were already addressed by kalli while I was typing a reply!

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