The ipernity community is as varied as the content it hosts. Some content may offend users or be unsuitable for children. So that everyone has a positive experience on ipernity, and since our current system is not perfect, we'll release soon a new content rating/filtering system.
We planned to release this system last February but we underestimated the complexity of such project. Again, we apologize for this long delay. Now we are close to the end. So here's an introduction of this new feature wich will be enable within the next few weeks. Of course you'll be personally informed when this system is active.
This system is based on both filtering for visitors and rating for content's owners.
These filters will be partly based on the rating (see below) set by contents' owners. They will not be 100% reliable, but they will be improved every day.
Browsing ipernity pages (as member or not), you will be able to choose between:
If you surf with your family or if you want content suitable for everyone only.
Moderate filtering (default)
If you are okay with non-sexual nudity (nude art, naturism ...).
If you are a member of ipernity and are over 18, you will be able to choose not to filter content. In this case, you'll agree to be exposed to all sorts of content including that prohibited to minors (under 18).
The general audience on ipernity is mostly mature, this is why the default level of filtering will be moderate.
Your level of content filtering will be displayed at the bottom of ipernity pages. You'll be able to change the filter at there. If you are an ipernity member, you'll also be able to set your default content filter in your preferences.
The inappropriate content will be either scrambled or masked.
You'll also be able to temporarily deactivate filters when browsing someone's content.
All documents and articles will be rated by their owners according to their intended audience. This rating system will be coupled with content filters (see above) to allow users to protect themselves from inappropriate content.
Rating will be done when uploading docs or writing an article. Members will be able to define a default category in their preferences.
Docs and articles published before the release of this system have been arbitrarily rated by the ipernity moderation team. Once the rating system active, members will be invited to review their contents and make any adjustments.
Here are the 3 content categories:
This category includes all content suitable for a global audience with parental guidance and might be aired on TV to primetime. In case of doubts, this category must not be chosen.
Not for all audiences
Everything that cannot be "All audiences"-rated but that isn't necessarily restricted to adults (18+) should be rated in this category. This kind of content is not suitable for children and may offend some people.
Restricted to adults (18+)
Every not prohibited content that is forbidden to minors (-18) or that can not otherwise rated should be "Restricted to Adults (18+)".
About prohibited content
In addition to bans already in force, we'll systematically remove content:
-- obviously picked off the Web (you must be the author of your content published on ipernity);
-- aiming at doing business, advertising or propaganda;
-- featuring recognizable persons unwittingly taken on a private place or taken without their knowledge in a public place and presenting them in a demeaning manner;
-- promoting prohibited content.
Full details will be available in the help pages.
Your ipernity team