Browser Add-ons, Mozilla Firefox, NSFW Extension, Software

NSFW Detector

Problem: You work in an office. You may occasionally browse non-work websites. These websites may occasionally link to pages that may be Not Safe For Work (NSFW).

Proposal: If websites indicated somehow that links (and the link text) were NSFW, your browser could screen them out or tone them down to avoid embarrassing you or costing you your job. *

Solution: The NSFW Firefox extension. It checks each page for links that are indicated to be NSFW, either with rel=”nsfw” or class=”nsfw”, and applies a set of CSS rules to the links. These customizable rules could remove the links entirely, make them semi-transparent, or even make them stand out more, if that’s what you’re going for.

* Or you could, you know, just not view non-work websites at the office. :-)

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3 thoughts on “NSFW Detector

  1. For the time being, it only looks for “a” elements because for other elements like div and span, the :hover property isn’t implemented in such a way that the user can easily un-obscure the content. I’ll be working on this problem for the next release, at which point the extension should pay attention to rel=”nsfw” or class=”nsfw” on all elements.

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