**Server Question**
I'm thinking about clarifying our policy on posting random pictures (not: original content).

Basically, showing off something enticing is fine, with a comment and preferably with link to the source (where the creator/actor is going to be paid), but no endless strings of random pictures.

This is a kink community, not a stream of porn pics.


(Boost please for exposure)

@bedtimedrillsgt How will that impact those of us who follow such feeds from affiliated sites?

@arzhur not a problem at all, you can look and boost as much as you want.

I also wouldn't want people to think they aren't allowed to share what excites them. Still thinking about how this can be best phrased.

Am I making sense at all?

@bedtimedrillsgt You are, and it sounds like a fair and sensible policy. Maybe it can be more specifically worded toward pornbots, though? I think those might be the core of your concerns. Automated scripts that post an endless amount of porn without human intervention are what's really amplifying this phenomena.

@arzhur @bedtimedrillsgt what a coincidence, I started a similar conversation about bear.community today as well!

I agree with others that sharing 3rd party content is also a form of expression, although I do prefer putting proper pingback references on all posts, my biggest worry is profiles that simply dump a new photo every minute or so.

I believe that if the purpose is just to consume porn, there are better places for that. We all win if we also nurture a warm environment for interaction

@urso @arzhur totally agree with it! do you have a suggestion on how we should articulate these expectations in rules / recommendations?

@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur for now I'm drafting some rules for silencing spammy/noisy accounts (you gave me one good threshold in this conversation, btw)

for our own members, I'm considering writing these as _guidelines_, not hard rules:
- do not flood the timeline with 3rd party photos
- when posting 3rd party content, try to put a link to the source
- when posting your own content, rules above don't apply (bc obviously)


@bedtimedrillsgt @arzhur I think incentivizing original content should eventually become front and center, too.

I'm drafting a few ideas, but all revolve around things that area already done in other communities, like Tummy Tuesday etc. Since kinky.business has a broader scope, perhaps you have even more chances for creative events?

@urso @arzhur that's a great idea! I also would love to have some more moderators / drivers sometime who can do this kind of thing. Does not need to be a one-man show

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