I click "Recent Posts" and I am forced to look at page after page of hardcore gay porn to use this feature.
No ones forcing you to use the feature that specifically DOESN'T FILTER ANYTHING. Why are you choosing to use that? I told you how to filter all but posts you haven't read. One thing I left out, which I thought was obvious, but just in case--click the little "new" button and it will jump you to the oldest message in the thread you haven't read yet. That will allow you to self-filter the threads you don't want to see. You know, like the ones that have "NSFW" or "butts" or "breasts" in the title.
...I wonder if you are being dishonest, or simply can't grasp something so simple.
Srsly? I'm the one having trouble with simple things?
Your suggestion: Whole lotta work for me to do to because YOU are fuckin up the recent posts thing with porn spam. Doesn't solve the problem of new users getting an eyefull if they stumble across the message board with the recent posts. Doesn't do anything unless I am logged in which seems to randomly happen when I return to check stuff meaning, again: whole lotta work for me to look at a few new messages. Means I gotta log in if I am doing this at work/school which I'd rather not.
My suggestion: Not much work to implement; probably would have been done and over with in the time you've put into bitching about my suggestion. Fixes all the bs I mentioned. Let's EVERYONE avoid freaky shit if they choose to use recent posts. Doesn't hamper your posting in any way; let's you fly your freak flag all you want. Provides other incentives such as: Letting selected posters be more open about topics they choose, allows for more discussion in areas like bud growing, guns, black market shit. Gives users a choice if they want to see your nasty ass posts (since even registered users can't ignore you.)
You asked WHY I use that? Why wouldn't anyone? It's a great fucking feature.
Recent posts = don't have to log in from work/school comp.
Recent posts = doesn't need to jump through bs hoops; way less fucking clicking to see what's new.
Recent posts = lets you cut out avatars w/o having to log in
Recent posts = ultimate lazy message board reader.
Recent posts = awesome except for NSFW.
Your claim that I am not forced to use that link is horseshit. I don't have to use it, but your actions force me to avoid using it. If roles were reversed. If I was a mod, and you were a new user. And I was posting shit you didn't care to see constantly. And that destroyed your easiest, most enjoyable way of using the site. If it made you have to put in a extra effort to do something that was so easy before, how would you react?