H*ll looks ridiculous. Probably because no one ever censors it. Well, no one except us...
And I have yet to find any information online about an official "bad words" list. Everywhere I go, people - including top contributors over on the official Google forums - say that there is no list as the policy is constantly being updated. And every official explanation by Google amounts to this:
Google ads may not be placed on pages with explicit text or extreme profanity. Examples include, but are not limited to, pages containing:
- erotic stories and/or descriptions of sexual acts
- sexual explicit jokes
- erotic or sexual forums, bulletin boards, and/or discussion groups
- sexual or profane terms in the URL
- crude language and/or excessive amounts profanity
Since when is the word '****' crude/profane language?
But, seriously, the Adsense restrictions are **** silly. Have you actually looked up the amount of everyday **** they don't allow? It's amazing anyone is actually able to use the service, especially on websites aimed at teens and young adults. Also, this is hilarious:
Google ads may not be placed on content that provides tips regarding sexual performance or discusses some treatments of sexual health issues. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- advice about improving sexual performance
- discussions and/or images of sexually transmitted diseases
- sexual health advice related to pregnancy, childbirth, or family planning
I mean, is this for real? Is this a real thing? We're actually not allowed to share stories of pregnancy and family planning, because it might contain advice, and advice is bad? I get that it's an attempt to filter out those "Want Baby? Get Pills" spam sites everywhere. I get the feeling that the list used in the new filter here was also intended to be used to combat such spam sites. Does not work on a legit site that focuses on human social interaction. It should be obvious, but apparently not.
Here are more priceless rules:
Google ads may not be placed on content that is sexually suggestive and/or intended to cause sexual arousal. Examples of content that may be considered sexually gratifying include, but are not limited to:
- close-ups of *******, buttocks, or crotches
- sheer or see-through clothing or lingerie
- strategically covered nudity (includes situations in which genitals are blurred out by camera)
- images of men or women posing and/or undressing in a seductive manner
First off, allow me to thank Google for telling me what I find arousing. Wasn't sure until now. Second, what healthy approach to the human anatomy. They realize kids see naked bodies in like third grade, right? Third, Adsense seems like the exact opposite of any place I'd want to be, and now this website is practicing those same restrictions...
We're not even allowed to post pictures of COVERED NUDITY... I'll let that oxymoron stand there for a bit. In the meantime, can someone tell me what it is? Covered nudity? I mean, I'm a stupid foreigner living in a country that shed these silly dilemmas some forty years ago, so I might be misunderstanding something, but... is it NUDITY if it's COVERED?
This is relevant to my interests, because I'd like to not be nude at work tomorrow. I mean, I wear clothes, but I'm naked underneath those clothes... so I'm nude, right? I mean... how does it work? Edited, Aug 13th 2014 9:10pm by Mazra