I’m a software developer, as many of you know. A few months ago, a friend of mine took me to lunch a few times to talk about a web-based game he was interested in producing. It didn’t pan out, but it was interesting to have a design discussion with someone who has a lot of business experience but is something of a rookie where web games are concerned.
Ultimately the game idea has been tabled, but without getting into any detail, part of the design was intended to allow people to upload multiple pictures to be used as character avatars. The assumption was that it would be clip art or cartoon doodles, stuff like that.
Being a practical type when it comes to gathering requirements, I asked him: “Have you thought about what safeguards you will put in place to keep people from uploading objectionable content?”