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For example, content of this post is somewhat erotic(, though I think it's a valid answer.)

What should we do with posts containing materials unsuitable for young children?

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I think this is a case where "policy" isn't the right way of thinking about it. The quote from the help center Mithrandir cites is—I'm guessing intentionally—vague:

Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is not a dating site.

There's no list of terms that are vulgar included, and depending on your disposition a variety of things can be considered sexually suggestive.

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Instead of policy, this is something we should just address with good sense as a community on a case-by-case basis. For example, if a puzzle contained the following, I would advocate for keeping it.

Name two parts of the body that are anagrams of one another.

spine/penis

That's totally legitimate in my book. But if something is there to deliberately provoke/offend, or is in poor taste, let's remove it. In short, it's not just the word or the idea of sex, we should consider the context and whether it's something of value. (Like I don't think these are really good material for the site.)

As for the specific answer in question, it seems to me like it was more an effort to make a crude joke than truly an attempt to solve the puzzle, so I would be fine if it disappeared. But that's up to all of us to vote/flag/etc!


N.B. that personally I come down on the very liberal and hard-to-offend side of things, but at the same time understand that it's the community's taste that's paramount.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm generally with this answer, honestly. If someone writes a riddle in good faith, and someone in good faith answers "penis," that's fine. If, on the other hand, someone's writing some toasty smut into the question box, we've got a problem. $\endgroup$ – Aza Aug 4 '16 at 4:41
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    $\begingroup$ You forgot arse and ears. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jun 8 '17 at 10:58
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Remove it. From the Be Nice policy in the Help Center:

Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is not a dating site.

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It should be deleted, it adds no explanation as mentioned by our moderator Emrakul in the comments.

But again, if the answer explains it, then it would get more inappropriate for younger audiences.


What should we do with posts containing materials unsuitable for young children?

We do have lots of teenagers who visit the site :)
The posts with such intentional explicit innuendos should be flagged and should be deleted.

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