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Offline Grinch

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Avatars
« on: February 23, 2007, 09:38:30 AM »
  Ok,
I know I'm going to get jumped all over for this but folks enough is enough with the avatars.
Some people seem to be trying to out do each other with their avatars.  There's quite a differences between provocative and tasteless. We're now seeing peoples pubic hair and peoples asses.
 Could we have some kind of guidelines, preferably informal self policed ones?
This may be a board that's used to discuss a disease thats most commonly spread by sex but it's not a pickup board.

Before the typical soap opera star crew jumps in and starts screaming at me,  I'm not asking for anything drastic, I'm saying ok we've started crossing the line, please take 2 steps back. In answer to the next question,  no I do not want to turn off avatars because in some cases it gives me some in sight to the poster and sometimes it I just like them.
   

Offline David_CA

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 09:49:44 AM »
Forget the pubic hair, I'd rather see the entire goods, and an ass is always a good thing, as long as it's a nice ass!  The last thing we need is more policing of the forums.  We've already lot the ability to modify posts over 2 days old (without the assistance of a moderator).  For the most part, the avatars are so small that it's hard to see much detail anyway.  Hell, I was going to use some more revealing pics of me on my bike for my avatar, but I'd hate to offend!   ;)

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Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 09:53:19 AM »
Grinch:

We (the moderators) do occassionally ask members to remove or change their avatars -- or photos posted in messages -- in the event that we receive complaints (yes, plural) from other members about them... and the avatars really do have to be pretty offensive for us to do this.  Right now, we're not seeing any avatars in the Forums that are particularly offensive, nor have we received any specific complaints in recent days/weeks about specific avatars/photos.  

There's really no accounting for taste and "crossing the line" is very subjective.  

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« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 09:58:11 AM by Tim Horn »

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 09:54:45 AM »
OK Grinch,

I might suggest that we try to keep any pubes out of the pictures, and on that note, also privates, front and back.

However, I also need to remind you that this is an international forum, and in that light, many countries around the world are not at all put off by any nudity, both frontal and backal.  We here in the United States, are probably the most prudish of nations, outside of those of the Islamic bent.  

So we are left with a quandry of judgement, and that I guess has to become personal.  That leaves us right where we started, so I guess it is sort of like the circle of life, and I need to go back to CNN and see more and more photos of a scantily clad Anna Nichole Smith, or Paris Hilton's crotch.

Thanks for the opportunity to think about this one and discuss it.

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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 09:56:02 AM »
What is or who is the typical soap opera star crew? Put avatars you find offensive on ignore and report them to the moderators. In the end (no pun intended) they would make all the decisions regarding avatars anyway.

I need to get my eyes checked...I haven't even noticed.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 10:32:07 AM »
   Hal,

     I find your avatars of the naked dachshunds to be quite offensive.  You have one in particular where I can see his penis.  Please refrain from using this one please, especially when my little dachshund is in heat.   She left a little blood spot behind the computer chair last time you used it...

     My favorite avatar is Ihavehope's and all I want to know is who the hell she is...  That girl is PHAT (plenty hips and thighs). ::)


  Edited because I said refraim...lol.
   
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 10:55:17 AM by skeebo1969 »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 10:53:27 AM »
I've not seen anything offensive in avatars.  What am I missing?
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 10:58:32 AM »
I've not seen anything offensive in avatars.  What am I missing?

Same thing that I'm missing, evidently.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 11:00:23 AM »


  Because he changed it already ;)... thanks Hal ;).

  Anyone know how I can get blood out of a white carpet?
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Re: Avatars
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 11:11:36 AM »
Mine was one of the offensive ones. I was notified and changed it accordingly.

I guess I should have waxed.

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 11:13:57 AM »
Peroxide and water. Works great to get blood out of lab coats.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 11:14:51 AM »

  Because he changed it already ;)... thanks Hal ;).

  Anyone know how I can get blood out of a white carpet?

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 11:15:09 AM »
Brent, get yourself a wax job.  ;)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 11:21:37 AM »
I don't mind a bit of nudity.

I didn't notice anything overtly risque'.

What did I miss?  :(


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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 11:31:45 AM »
Someone got upset about a Lucien Freud painting (not a photo even!) of someone's nude back.  That was rather over the top... the outrage I mean.  It was a painting and it was a torso.
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 11:34:20 AM »
   Hal,

     I find your avatars of the naked dachshunds to be quite offensive.  You have one in particular where I can see his penis.  Please refrain from using this one please, especially when my little dachshund is in heat.   She left a little blood spot behind the computer chair last time you used it...

     My favorite avatar is Ihavehope's and all I want to know is who the hell she is...  That girl is PHAT (plenty hips and thighs). ::)


  Edited because I said refraim...lol.
   


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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 11:37:48 AM »
Don't ever go to an Art Museum or buy a National Geographic magazine if you are easily offended. Why do I love both? :D

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2007, 11:43:51 AM »
should i change mine? it may be something totally different thatn what someone might think it may be.

its sort of art, no? abstraction, representation of what it could be, but is not or could be.

i understand where you guys are coming from though. if more than 3 peopel ask me to change my avatar, i will....
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Re: Avatars
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2007, 11:44:54 AM »
look at it this way, the round form is a partial pic of a moon from the mars.
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Offline Bucko

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2007, 11:51:14 AM »
Touche.

And by that, i mean I want to touch...

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Offline Ann

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2007, 11:53:53 AM »
For anyone who thinks they may be offended by the avatars others have chosen to use, you don't have to see avatars at all.

Go into your profile and look at the column in the middle of the page. There you'll see a link to the page where you can change how the forums appear to you, called "Look and Layout Preferences". On that page you can check a box that says "Don't show users' avatars". Once you do this, be sure you click on the "Change Profile" button.

Couldn't be easier!

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2007, 11:56:43 AM »
Yes, and you can do this for signatures too -- they put this in bulletin board software to benefit dial-up users.
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Offline Nadine

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2007, 11:57:22 AM »
I really haven't seen many avatar's here that have been offensive, some a little risque'...but hey, we all have to express ourselves in some way.

By the way Brent, I saw nothing wrong with yours at all.  Though what you put up is good also.  ;)

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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2007, 12:04:00 PM »
I really haven't seen many avatar's here that have been offensive, some a little risque'...but hey, we all have to express ourselves in some way.

By the way Brent, I saw nothing wrong with yours at all.  Though what you put up is good also.  ;)

Thanks, doll. I guess that the world is abound with mysteries, and my abs/upper thighs shall return to the land of myth and folklore.

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2007, 12:05:03 PM »
This wasn't because my weasel is showing is it? ;)  ::)
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2007, 12:07:48 PM »

You didn't find my naked wiener offensive Saturday night...bitch! ;D

 Only because your 40" waist was hiding it hoe ;D.
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2007, 12:08:43 PM »
This wasn't because my weasel is showing is it? ;)  ::)

Oh Lisa...that was great!

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2007, 12:12:44 PM »
Hi Ladies and Gentlemen

I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and anyone is entitled to put a picture of their choice on the avatar. If it becomes too offensive to many people then you can complain to the moderators and the moderators will make the decision to remove it or not.

I choose to place pictures of objects and people who are in the public eye and exhibitionist (no-nude one's althought very revealing) because this forum is serious enough that I feel I need to lighten up a little by changing my avatar with what "I" consider entertaining pictures. If people other than myself find it entertaining as well then even better. I personally have a good laugh with the avatar pics I post. What is vulgar to some may be artistic and sexy to others. I am sure straight people in this forum don't like to read the Top/Bottom thread or any gay related thread as much us gay men. If you can't relate to a thread or don't understand what the avatar picture is about then don't look at it, after all it is very small. lolz. I certainly don't like to read many threads here because I can't relate to them or don't find much sense into them so I simply ignore them. It's called tolerance.

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2007, 12:13:29 PM »
Personally I find pix of teeth highly offensive. We need to work on all those smiling avatars next.

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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Avatars
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2007, 12:13:48 PM »
OK... I need everyone's opinion.  I want to be as offensive as possible.

What should my new avatar be?

Cock?



Or ass?



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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2007, 12:27:41 PM »
I haven't received any complaints about mine so I'll keep it!  If I do receive one reproach, though, I may  try to take that little white strap of fabric away from Saint Sebastain heavenly waist/body...!

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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2007, 12:35:12 PM »
I haven't received any complaints about mine so I'll keep it!  If I do receive one reproach, though, I may  try to take that little white strap of fabric away from Saint Sebastain heavenly waist/body...!

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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2007, 12:51:27 PM »
So, are we talking about offense to... family members who mightbe viewing the avatars? Kiddies? Significant others? Or just someone doesn't like what they see?

I am always amused when someone attempts to impose their sensibilities on the group. Best of luck with all that.

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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2007, 12:59:38 PM »
Benj, can you combine the two?

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« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2007, 01:01:21 PM »


  Jonathan,

    Come on man cut me some slack ;)lol.  You have obviously never seen a female Dachshund in heat.  ;)

    I would post pics of her, but realize that may be irresponsible of me, seeing that this is the internet and all :-*. ;)
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« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2007, 01:02:38 PM »
Benj, can you combine the two?

Yes. 

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« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2007, 01:03:15 PM »
My comment was simple, of course as usual it got taken to the extreme.
I specifically said pubes and ass shots were pushing the envelope. 
I also explained I had a specific reason for not wanting to turn off avatars, nor do I want to ignore folks just because they choose to put a picture of their pubes out here.
  I also asked that we as a community self police ourselves thus avoiding more hard fast rules.
The owner of the site responded and stated there was nothing offensive out there.
 End of story.

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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2007, 01:06:51 PM »
Lisa, I was looking, until I seen what was on your shoulder.  :D

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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2007, 01:12:35 PM »
My comment was simple, of course as usual it got taken to the extreme.
I specifically said pubes and ass shots were pushing the envelope. 
I also explained I had a specific reason for not wanting to turn off avatars, nor do I want to ignore folks just because they choose to put a picture of their pubes out here.
  I also asked that we as a community self police ourselves thus avoiding more hard fast rules.
The owner of the site responded and stated there was nothing offensive out there.
 End of story.

And yet I was approached by the mods. Glad to oblige.

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« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2007, 01:18:04 PM »
JK, the topic is closed in this case and was done so quickly by the owner of the site.

In response to your statement about imposing my sensibilities on you, let me ask this.
Is it my right to make a simple request that includes the reasoning behind that request?
Is your stance that what I find objectionable is less important than what those who would post pictures of their dicks find objectionable?
I personally don't want to see your dick. Does that mean my desire to limit that without having to ignore you means less than the fact that you may want to show yours?  If so why are your sensibilities more important than mine?

Lets take it to the extreme.
If I think it's perfectly OK to walk up and punch you in the mouth, While you think it's not ok to do so, why is your choice going to over ride my choice?
 My answer is because as a community we decided that it's not OK.  I asked that we as a community draw a line.  Thats all.  I also stated where I would personally draw the line.  Instead of discussing that folks accused me of trying to force my morality on them.

This is not an argument for this specific case, nor is it a personal attack on anyone, it is a simple question I'm throwing out for debate.

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Offline skeebo1969

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« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2007, 01:32:43 PM »
If I think it's perfectly OK to walk up and punch you in the mouth, While you think it's not ok to do so, why is your choice going to over ride my choice?

  Because he can duck,dodge, and weave to avoid it.   Essentially ruining what you think is OK. :D
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« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2007, 01:34:35 PM »
We got your point, Grinch!  I personally don't think anyone (besides Bucko?) was offended by what you say.  And you're right: "Debate is good!"
What most people here like to do in cases like this, though, is to joke around.  That's all!  At least that is how I see and react to it!

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« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2007, 01:44:45 PM »
Thing is, I do not equate having an avatar of questionable taste with punching someone in the mouth. I do however, long for the day when my list of problems has been whittled down to objecting to an avatar.

And for the record, no one actively posting on the forum has seen my penis, to the best of my knowledge.

Which reminds me: Where is Taij??

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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2007, 01:57:22 PM »
LOL. this is a funny thread.

egello, that is clearly an ass in your avatar.  a nice ass, granted, but I see nothing abstract about that pic.  i'm not saying you should change it at all.....just be real about it=)
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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2007, 02:03:59 PM »
I do not equate having my abs and upper thighs pictured with exposing my penis to the forums. I actually have never posted any pic of my genitals here at AM. Nor have I ever considered mining the forums for hook-ups.

For that, I just go to Manhunt. I am big enough to know the difference.

And since when has seeing my thigh been the same as a punch in anyone's mouth? I've been told that my legs are among my finest features.

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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2007, 02:12:44 PM »
Brent
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Amen...opps, sorry if that was not politically correct  ;)

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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2007, 02:12:56 PM »
should i change mine? it may be something totally different thatn what someone might think it may be.

its sort of art, no? abstraction, representation of what it could be, but is not or could be.

i understand where you guys are coming from though. if more than 3 peopel ask me to change my avatar, i will....

Do those who ask you not to change it subtract from those do ask you to change it? Is it a gross 3 or a net 3 in terms of requests?

And Grinch, it IS your right to ask whatever you want.  It's unrealistic for you to expect everybody (anybody) to necessarily agree.  I agree with JK... when an avatar is all I have to worry about, I probably won't need the support of this forum.  A punch in the face is not something that can be turned off, like Ann mentioned.  I think Thunter's current avatar is perfectly hideous and can't wait for him to replace it with that hot face of his again, but who am I to complain?

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(edited again 'cause I still make typos, damn dyslexia!)
(edited again 'cause Thunter has replaced his avatar   ;) )
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2007, 02:20:50 PM »
Do those who ask you not to change it subract from those do ask you to change it?  Is it a gross 3 or a net 3 in terms or requests?

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Evidentally it's gross, period.

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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2007, 02:53:01 PM »
Personally, I haven't found any avatars to be offensive. I liked Bucko's previous avatar, it showed just enough to leave you wanting more....What a tease... ;D Like Grinch, I think he said it, I get get a sense of the person by their avatars or a glimpse of their personality.

I can relate to what you are saying Grinch but I think the only thing you can do is what Ann suggested and shut them off.

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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2007, 02:54:10 PM »
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