Well this is Neowin after all. There are a lot of inconsistencies with rule applications, and moderation. It depends on the moderator, their mood, and how much they want the rules to be applied.
It is just like the police officer who gets to decide whether to let you go with a warning or a ticket. One never really knows.
And since my warning 6 months ago for something that I still believe did not merit me a warning, I came to the realisation that do your best, and hope for the best. Had I known, perhaps I would have stuck the F word on the photo, and I would not have gotten a warning.
It is true that moderating a forum as big as this one is not an easy task, but I suppose that there must be ways for better consistency when applying forum rules.
That's simply not true. Personally I don't have a problem with the odd pic in a NSFW topic with a swear word in it, but some members take advantage and ruin it for everyone else.
We wouldn't allow the thread to become filled with that sort of content, but sometimes it works in context.
Jeez, I'm 40 years old, and I feel like I have to manage a kindergarten sometimes. I've lost count of a few members trying to turn that topic into a "babes" thread as well. Like I say, it's like handling small children sometimes. Thanks god not everyone here is like that
Finally, that thread is marked NSFW, so there is content in there that wouldn't impress your employer if you were found browsing in there. That friends, is self moderation. The section(s) are clearly marked.