Proposal: Making Rari a safer place

Hello Rarible governance,

As many of you are aware, there have been significant problems associated with hosting NSFW content on the Rarible website. These include legal issues, disagreements about where it should go on Rarible, and problems with artists who mint NSFW art becoming unable to mint SFW art. Even more importantly, sexual photos combined with the anonymity and decentralization of Crypto present significant ethical concerns, because it’s not possible to verify at scale whether nude photos are of someone 18+, and if they are, whether they consented to having them posted. Thus, by hosting NSFW content, Rarible may be unwittingly aiding and abetting child pornographers and/or sex traffickers by giving them a platform to share and profit from their evil deeds!

In order to protect the Rarible community, as well as the legal, financial, and moral interests of the Rarible team as well as all of us $RARI tokenholders, I would like to formally request that Rarible stop hosting publicly viewable NSFW content on the website Rarible.com.

Due to the nature of the blockchain, Rarible can continue to allow existing holders of NSFW NFTs to view them when logged into their account, and also continue to allow the tokenization/minting of NSFW content NFTs onto the Ethereum blockchain via the current method on Rarible.com. This would then allow community-run websites to create a platform for the selling/trading/viewing of these NSFW NFTs, without Rarible needing to host any NSFW content.

I believe that this solution is in the best interest of Rarible and the community overall, however I also expect that there will be opposition to this proposal from a small but vocal group of NSFW artists. Rarible governance, I ask that you please evaluate my proposal on the basis of what’s best for Rarible and the community overall, and when you listen to objections from any group weight their input equally in proportion to their prevalence within the overall Rarible community.

Thank you for considering my proposal, and I look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!
All the best,
Caden

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Also,the minimum age for using Rarible is 13 years old which is also a problem if there is a Pornography section on the website.There’s no need to have a porn section.Rarible Website would probably be classed as illegal in Australia as is…And put on a blocking website list.minimum age would need to be 18 years old to use the site.

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I generally agree with this proposal as it supports the long term health of Rarible. I think Caden brings up some strong points about why NSFW content shouldn’t be listed.

I would propose a variation on this that removes the most troublesome content, which would be real life pictures/media showing NSFW content, with a direct intent towards pornography. However, I do believe there is a place for nudity in created artwork, such as drawings, illustrations, paintings and other created content.

The main issue with my suggestion would be the reporting process for such content and where the community draws the line. If Rarible does become fully de-centralized, review may fall upon an elected group of folks, or reviewing content may not be possible.

The next question would be on enforcement- if a token was deemed against Rarible guidelines, is it then destroyed/burned? What if someone brings in content from another marketplace (or moves content to another marketplace)? This would all need to be discussed.

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