So, I had a casual talk in one of the threads in GTA: Online about a recent mass of random pr0n-posts (thread which didn't contain such posts & we talked about it got removed (not locked) for reasons unknown), but I thought of an idea like this in it.
You all know how stuff can get NSFW (= Not Safe For Work) pretty often, especially in a popular forum such as this? Yeah?
Well, this following idea could help to remove at least some part of it.
How about create a 'Trusted' icon, looking similar to the one in YouTube, for example. If you didn't have the icon, you'd not be able to post pictures or video links at all, unless the link was from Social Club Snapmatic (I don't know if it's possible to have the site know that you've posted the link from Snapmatic, just an idea).
A moderator could manually remove it if a 'Trusted' fellow goes rogue. It would also get removed automatically if there is a surge of reports of the guy's posts... if you felt like it was unfairly removed, you could send an appeal to have it back.
How would you get the icon, you ask?
Numerous ways. (notice, only thoughts & ideas, nothing set):
Ways to possibly get 'Trusted':
1) Have x amount of Likes in your posts.
This way your posts could be alright, but of course, you could organize a mass attack of trolls to like each other's posts and have everyone post NSFW stuff together.
2) Have x amount of posts.
Doubtfully a good method, but decided to say it anyway.
3) Attain a good user rating.
Not a safe method, since everyone could just vote you to be 1/5 stars.
4) Attain a good user rating v2.0.
In this one, only other 'Trusted' members and mods/helpers/staff members could vote for your rating. It'd be a safer way of knowing whether a guy is good than the former rating method.
5) Mods give it manually.
If you've been around the forums for decades posting decent posts without still getting a 'Trusted' icon, a mod could give it to you.
What do you think? Give feedback & suggestions if you want.