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NSFW Extension

February 2nd, 2007 at 8:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointLink

There's a lot of discussions going on about a semantic solution about how to show what's suitable for work and what's not suitable for work (NSFW). If you don't know what you're clicking on, you could lose your job rather quickly.

Enter the Not Suitable For Work extension. When the NSFW extension is installed, it provides a way for links that contain the rel="NSFW" attribute (i.e. <a href="" _fcksavedurl="""" rel="NSFW">) to disappear. The link is not suitable for work, so you can't click on it. Pretty slick.

The one drawback to using this extension is that it is strictly up to the discretion of the web site author as to what they believe is suitable and not suitable for work. In the future, the extension could attach to a database of already existing NSFW links and flag them properly

But if this goes in a different direction, could this mean censorship on the Internet? Hmmm....I'd best not think about it. I'm rambling.

Again, I like the idea of the extension, but it relies solely on the author of the web site to provide these NSFW links in their pages. Overall, I'm rating it a 4.