[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on Definition of adult content

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 16:10:56 -0500

Excellent it is a great book, so I was hoping you would keep it out of the 
adult content range, smile.


Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
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limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 1:07 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on Definition of adult content


Thanks, Shelly.  smile.  Is there a link anywhere on Bookshare that lays 
this
out for us?  I agree with you personally that this book shouldn't be marked 
as
adult content.

However, as I was used yesterday as the example for posting OT topics when 
one
isn't supposed to, after having being told repeatedly by list members since 
I
joined this list that it was fine to do so, I'm feeling a tad singed around 
the
edges about what is acceptable and isn't.

I want to do this according to Bookshare's stated policy on what defines 
adult
content, and I can't find one.  So I guess I'm asking if someone can point 
me to
that policy, or post an email from the staff where this has been answered
previously, so I do this correctly.  smile.

The volunteer agreement states at
http://www.bookshare.org/web/VolunteerAgreement.html

"Volunteer understands that there may be Content on the Web Site that 
contains
language with profanity or obscenity that may not be appropriate for 
individuals
who are under 18 years of age. If under 18, Volunteer and Volunteer's parent 
or
guardian understand that there are certain Volunteer duties that require
Volunteer to view content that has not yet been categorized, and that 
Volunteer
may, in the process of processing Content, view Content that would be in the
"Adult Content" category once it received its categorization."

That would seem to me to say that not just adult book store material but 
certain
levels of profanity (not the simple "damn" or "hell" but the "mother-f" 
words
etc., which this book contains), may be a reason for rating a book as adult.

Judy s.
cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Shelley L. Rhodes wrote:
> The way Bookshare defines it is
>
> If you can buy it in an adult bookstore, or in the restricted section of a
> library then it is adult.
>
> That is my philosophy, is why I didn't mark that book adult.
>
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI

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