This isn't a regular, let's stop curse words post. Please read on.
This post was precipitated by a report that came to my attention from the Smoke Detector in Charcoal HQ which is a bot that, I am grateful, alerts users to possible spam and abusive posts on the site.
This post could easily have been filtered out on the keywords alone, let alone how they were put together.
This is a link that will not be able to be observed by most people
WARNING: NSFW, de-linkified to avoid accidental clicking.
It is so offensive it really caused pain for the handful of people who read it. It is taking a while to recover. This post is at the very least a fantasy of written child pornography, at the worst a story of horrific child abuse.
I had difficulty finding someone or enough people to flag it to delete it. Which leads me to the question.
Can we increase the filters of what is posted on these sites to assist in preventing this kind o f thing occurring again rather than wait to be alerted to it after the fact?
This post isn't about preventing curse words on the site, it's about setting a filter to prevent extreme NSFW and material that is so abhorrent it should not be too difficult to filter. As the post I am using as an example, would have been relatively simple to filter on. Or at least make the poster task of posting such matter more difficult. Within the content of that post there were multiple words and phrases that could easily be flagged and especially when put together in such number, there is no reason such content should make it on the site. At least if content needs to be re-written in such a way that it is not so graphic, it will assist in keeping the site cleaner from the outset.
FYI I am forwarding a link to this post and the parenting post to SE employees for forwarding to the appropriate authorities.