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Six-second video-sharing app Vine has announced that porn is no longer welcome on its servers, calling it "not a good fit for our community," and has posted guidelines on just what is and isn't "explicit sexual content."

"We don't have a problem with explicit content on the Internet," reads the blog post describing the change. "We just prefer not to be the source of it."

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Vine offered assurances that "99 percent of our users" will be unaffected, though it requests they report posts that break the rules via the built-in flagging process. Not sure if it qualifies? Check the handy "sexual content FAQ" to see if that video is OK or not.

Monitoring a network of millions for activity that breaks the rules is no easy task, and we'll soon see whether Vine's administrators and users are up to the job.