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Content Advisory Advice

This article is safe for work. Due to the recent addition of a NSFW (not safe for work) section of the site, I have prepared some simple instructions for parents who wish to block that section of the website. In addition, I have now added ICRA labels to every page in the NSFW category (all future pages will include this as well). ICRA describes themselves thus:

ICRA (formerly the Internet Content Rating Association) is part of the Family Online Safety Institute, an international, non-profit organization of internet leaders working to develop a safer internet. With a history stretching back to 1994, ICRA has long believed that self-regulation leads to the best balance between the free flow of digital content and protecting children from potentially harmful material.

By attaching certain text labels to the webpages that contain adult content I am giving parents the control over what pages will display to their children. You may need to modify your webbrowser options to enable the ratings on your computer.

Blocking NSFW in Internet Explorer

This set of instructions is based on Internet Explorer 7, but it should be similar in earlier versions.

Step 1: Open your internet options (Tools menu, Internet Options)
Step 2: click “Content” which will allow you to enable the content advisor:


By setting a password you are able to override the settings when you are viewing the site if you wish. Do not pick a password that your children will guess.

Step 3: Click “Settings” to open the following panel (copy the text exactly as you see it)

Settings2Step 4: Click “General” and ensure that your settings are the same as in the image below (be sure to set your password as well)

Settings3Final Note

It is our aim to accomodate everyone on the site – I hope that the information above will be sufficient to allow you all to continue viewing the site in spite of the NSFW content you may wish to block.

I will update this post in the future with details instructions for firefox and safari.

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  • SubliminalDeath666

    AWESOME! First one to comment. As I was saying, I think it was perfect for you to post this before some angry parents protested outside your house. Good call dude!

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  • SubliminalDeath666: thanks :)

  • Cyn


  • SubliminalDeath666

    Cyn: lol

  • Hobolad

    Nice, possibly put this at the top over “Popular Lists” for latecomers, maybe in an “Essential Lists” subheading or something?

    EDIT: Y’know, in case of people briefly visiting and not noticing.

  • SubliminalDeath666

    Hey Jamie I’ll try to give you some more ideas around the end of this month, I don’t know, it depends if I’m in the mood. :)

  • aplspud

    Good work here.

  • Hobolad: great idea

  • Carl

    Good call ! Long time lurker and was curious how things would progress after adding NSFW . You have chosen the right path in doing so and giving the advice necessary !

  • i insist we change this to top 10 ways to block NSFW content :) you know to keep the listverse tradition and all.

  • Juggz: hehe too hard for me to break in to a list :)

  • Well it was worth a shot. :)

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  • Diogenes

    great list! This reminds me of the time I fought for our country back in the war…so much was lost…oh dear. It’s a pity you know? Our children have lots to live for these days. Freedom is a part of life now, more so than ever, and the new computers that give us a voice is unheard of just a few years ago. So I send this message, in hopes of gathering young people who work hard on a daily basis to keep earth free, follow the rules and dont step out of line when your being watched. But keep a secret little eye out yonder for a glint of sparkling light in the dark fog. you never know what it may be.

  • Good thing this is my own personal laptop.


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    Kelsi: lucky for some :)

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