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George R [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
10 years ago16,491 views

Bing has created a special domain to segregate "explicit" images and videos. This is being reported in both a bing blog and cnet. Will users use this more to include or exclude "explicit" images?

explicit.bing.net explicit.bing.net

blog: bing.com/community/blogs/searc ...
cnet: computerworld.com/action/artic ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

explicit.bing.net is a subdomain, not a domain. It's also useless: remove explicit from the URL and you can still see the thumbnail.

ts1.explicit.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q= – original URL
ts1.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q= – the same thumbnail

Another thing I don't like: if you enter a query that could be considered "explicit", Bing doesn't show any result (example: [sexy shoes]). To see some results, you need to disable SafeSearch and you're very likely to see explicit results. Google does a better job: the default SafeSearch setting filters explicit images and shows the other results, even if your query is [porn] or [sex].

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> explicit.bing.net is a subdomain, not a domain.

Actually Ionut, technically speaking "explicit" and "bing" are both subdomains, as well as domains ("bing" is a second level domain, and the subdomain of top level domain "net", and "explicit" is a third level domain, and the subdomain of "bing"). PS: But in everyday language, we don't call the second level domain a subdomain!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Great, keeping all the porn together in one place so it's easy to find....i mean, filter.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]James
This is just so that it's easier for web filters to block the cached images. There isn't a search box that just searches those files, although I expect Bing would get used more if it did ;P

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Awww well that sucks.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32:
Ask has something like this. Search for [porn] and you'll get the following message:

Alert: Filtering has occurred which reduced direct exposure to sexually explicit content. [link]View all Adult Image results.[/link]

peter banda [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

search for porn

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