back to article No sex please, we're Twit-ish. Vine bans non-educational nudity

A six second sexual encounter is bound to disappoint and annoy. So it's little wonder that the teeny-weeny video service Vine has called an end to them. The Twitter-owned video service has decided to weed out filthy content that is "not a good fit for our community". This basically means any sort of nudity or sexual content …


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  1. Irongut
    1. Mycho Silver badge

      Good way to get publicity, you must admit.

  2. Steve Knox Silver badge

    "we just prefer not to be the source of it."

    Fine. Don't film yourselves naked and post it online. What does that have to do with censoring your users?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "we just prefer not to be the source of it."

      Their service, their rules, if they don't want to host porn I don't see it's anybody else's business but theirs. I don't have a problem with a service like this saying, we don't want to host porn for people, but we're happy to have images which are nude and have an educational purpose.

      Contrast that with Google's: "We have a zero tolerance policy to nudity on you tube", but are happy to host non-educational images of people being murdered or executed.

      1. Old Handle

        Re: "we just prefer not to be the source of it."

        YouTube allows artistic and educational nudity too, unless this has changed recently.

      2. Captain Save-a-ho

        Re: "we just prefer not to be the source of it."

        In a free economy (which doesn't exist anywhere, including the Internet), Vine is perfectly within their rights to define their business as they see fit. They also must suffer the consequences if the majority of their users go back to using YouPorn, PornHub, or XHamster instead.

        In other news, the other 6.99999999 billion people on the planet didn't even notice.

        1. Don Jefe

          Re: "we just prefer not to be the source of it."

          The entire concept of 'free markets' ends the moment the market is defined. I honestly believe only crooks, politicians and idiots (sometimes one person is all three :) can speak publicly about the virtues of free markets with a straight face. If everyone accepted the realities of commerce, as opposed to just making shit up I believe things would function more smoothly.

          At any rate, Vine's policy is well within reason and law as the service is private property. Property law and market boundaries are two distinctly seperate things. Simply because something is there does not grant anyone not the owner(s) the right to do anything with/to the something. It's no absolutely no different than spray painting graffiti on the side of someone else's building when there's a sign that explicitly tells you not to spray paint the side of a building. I don't understand what people are so bent up about.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "A six second sexual encounter is bound to disappoint and annoy."

    Yeah, that's what my ex-wife always used to say. Oddly enough, she did exactly what Vine has done. Now, like Vine, she will only attract asexual juveniles with reduced attention spans.

    Sometimes, life is fair.

  5. IR

    Queue lots of people trying to make their porn "educational".

    1. PaulR79

      Cue* unless you intended to suggest there is a queue of people but that's also bad grammar.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I've only been vaguely aware of Vine. The one time I wound up there, I thought it's whole purpose was to host 6-second vids of guys rubbing one out. Never went back. Guess I don't have enough ADHD for sites like that.

  7. bigtimehustler

    And who is going to decide which sex is educational and which isnt then eh? haha

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Allo, Allo...ITYM "Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies"

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What the heck is Vine?

    Only ever heard of it through this article. Sort of a video service for twits Twitter users?

    1. MrXavia

      Re: What the heck is Vine?

      Vine, video service for twits, you were right the first time...

  10. Vociferous

    I thought the concept of Twitter was bad.

    But six second looping videos? For fucks sake, humanity.

    1. TitterYeNot

      Re: I thought the concept of Twitter was bad.

      "For fucks sake, humanity."

      Since we're talking about the bollocks found on the internet, 'Oh the huge manatee!' is more appropriate, shurley...

      1. Kepler

        Re: I thought the concept of Twitter was bad.

        After reading your reply, TitterYeNot, I just had to Google "Oh, the huge manatee!" to see what the Hell you were talking about.

        Gosh, how I wish I hadn't.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Vine ferments change

    Just sour grapes?

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So, a video

    Of me not giving a flying fk would be banned?

    Oh well...

    1. Vociferous

      Re: So, a video

      Surely it would only be banned if you DID give a flying fuck?

      (And even then it might be allowed -- I, for one, would consider it educational to see how a flying fuck is performed)

  13. PaulR79

    6 seconds

    That seems to be about the right length of time for the interesting bits in your average porn flick.

    1. The First Dave

      Re: 6 seconds

      Absolutely - think how many attempts would be needed to get any clip to loop perfectly seamlessly...

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Twitter has already reacted badly to the porn ban, with some grumblers warning this was "the end of Vine"."

    Too many preverts out there!

    Stop showing your bits to all and sundry, have you no shame?

    Bet ya mum is proud of you?


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