> “I clicked on the video b/c I thought the warning was a joke,” wrote in the comments. I’m furious I had to see something like this.”
Really? And somehow it is Vine's fault you saw porn while clicking on a video named "Dildoplay" with the tags "nsfw" "porn" "nsfwvine". I can't feel sorry for you. Yes it is too bad that this showed up in the first place but lets not start with the pitchforks. This was a simple mistake that was completely avoidable by users who have 2 eyes and can read.
Like I said it shouldn't have been there in the first place but lots not act like you accidentally clicked on a video that has all the correct warning of it's content. "Officer, I didn't know that when I pulled the pin out of that grenade that it would explode, I thought it was a joke".
That's what you get when you spend tons of time teaching users that all content is curated and that they can click everywhere safely.
I might have had the same reaction, to be honest. When I see a video called "Hot XXX girl" with an alluring thumbnail on Youtube, the first thing that comes to my mind isn't "this is porn", it's "this is a cheap way to get views to an uninteresting video". And I routinely get "You must be 18 or older to see this" warnings for videos/photos with as little as a hint of a naked breast.
Does it make sense that an app. with the sole purpose of sharing user-submitted videos would somehow be devoid of any questionable/suggestive content? Isn't it kinda Apple's fault for insisting that apps conform to their age guidelines, when those apps involve user-submitted videos? I mean...who lets their 12- to 17-year-old use an app like Vine? Do they honestly believe nothing bad might come of that?
"Officer, I didn't know that when I pulled the pin out of that grenade that it would explode, I thought it was a joke".
More like, "Officer, I didn't know that the stuffed toy I bought for my 12 year old child was in fact a grenade, and that picking up the toy would result in it exploding".
There are two issues here. The first is that the app is rated 12+, and shouldn't be showing adult content. The second is that it's showing adult content unprompted- the most recent posts certainly don't have the warning attached, so people are getting porn sent to them without asking for it.