May 08, 2003

I left today's sports injuries link alone for the moment, but I'd like to hear what the Sportsfilter membership thinks of that decision. Even if the photos are acceptable with a content advisory, the site itself is riddled with explicit porn ads. Keep or kill?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 10:29 AM - 14 comments

Its fine with me as long as there is a warning... I just won't look at it till i get home. Links with popups however should be discouraged...

posted by StarFucker at 10:49 AM on May 08

I agree with StarFucker. The warning makes it acceptable to me.

posted by pfuller at 10:58 AM on May 08

I concur with SF...the warning helps to hold of the IT folks at the workplace, but links with pop-ups should be avoided at all costs.

posted by bcb2k2 at 11:14 AM on May 08

Of course, you all could use browsers with built-in popup blockers, I recommend Slimbrowser, or the standalone variety. Then this issue is moot.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:17 AM on May 08

I'm very anti-pornography, and won't go near the stuff.

posted by vito90 at 11:44 AM on May 08

Of course, you all could use browsers with built-in popup blockers, I recommend Slimbrowser, or the standalone variety. Then this issue is moot. sure that works... but some employers *cough* monitor what software you add to the machine. i don't care about the pop ups/porn, as long as there is ample warning with the initial post and it isn't embedded with the comments.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:03 PM on May 08

As long as the content is good (unlike say, a post plugging your own site, which only contains links to other sports sites, but that's just hypothetical), and the warning is explicit, keep it.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:52 PM on May 08

Pop ups and porn, or even porn pops, are fine, but this site seems like purely a porn advertising vehicle and pretty much a waste of time. The content here is borderline at best.

posted by kloeprich at 12:53 PM on May 08

Then, I must point you to a site of higher vintage, , which I've been using to track injuries in my EPL fantasy team. A thoroughly respectable, educational, and useful resource.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:23 PM on May 08

Yes wc2002, but where are the knockers?

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:02 PM on May 08

I don't have a problem with it. I have a pop-up stopper which stopped all the pop-ups on that site anyway. The warning was clear enough to make me wait until I got home to have a look. FWIW, I thought there was a good selection of injury pics there, if you like that kind of thing.

posted by squealy at 02:16 PM on May 08

Everyone using IE should go get themselves some sweet, sweet Adshield. It's free.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:54 PM on May 08

I don't mind the sweet, sweet porn and agree with having a content advisory, but kloeprich makes the key point that it's the content of the site we should consider, and the original linked site is pretty weak. As a more general matter, I don't know if it's practical to worry about the ads that other sites have. What if we link to a site and they add porn ads later? Just add a NSFW disclaimer and let people decide if they want to risk being offended or not.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:28 PM on May 08

I use Mozilla, which has a preference that turns all pop-ups off.

posted by rcade at 09:40 AM on May 09

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