Topic: ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ (regarding minor members on the boards)

We mods have had to edit a number of posts over the last several weeks for comments and/or images of an adult nature.  Personally, I don't like that we have to do that.  I believe in freedom of speech, and as a mature adult I'm not offended by nudity.  However, we do have underage members on this board. 

So I ask all members to keep in mind that so long as there are minors here, we should refrain from posting images featuring nudity and refrain from sexually explicit language and/or pedophiliac comments/images/jokes. 

Trust me, I'm as opposed to censorship as anyone else here and I don't like that I have to use my mod capabilities to this end, but we can avoid the censorship thing altogether by not posting such images and comments to begin with. 

Thanks.

- Lon

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No bare breasts? That seems totally Draconian to me. It's your site mate so oright...

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^ It's not Lon's, but we have underage members on here and it only seems fair to not be posting nude material. I never did/do anyway, so not a problem sir.

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I know it seems severe given that this is a horror site, and horror does naturally lends itself to a more mature group of visitors.  But it's not my job or responsibility to monitor what another person's child sees or exposed to.  I already feel awkward enough having to constantly remind one of our minor members to watch his language.  I dunno, maybe it's just me, but ethically it just feels wrong to either expose a kid to nudity or allow them to curse like sailors.   So the only real solution I can see to having to monitor, is just preventing such things from being posted here in the first place. 

It's a touchy subject, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.  I'm sure the last thing Meh wants (incidentally it's HIS site, not mine, I'm just a mod here lol ) is for some parent siccing an internet watchdog group on him because they caught their fourteen year old scoping out tits on our horror movie site.

Just trying to look out for the site's, and Meh's best interests.

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Censorship does suck, but I can totally see his point (and it isn't like he hasn't let a lot of stuff slide in the past).

Seems like a reasonable request and I imagine it won't post any difficulty for anybody.  I've been away for awhile but, as much as I can recall, everybody around here is pretty cool.

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I have been on sites like this since 13 and I typically was the one posting the nudity haha. I get what the issue is though, parents are definitely the factor. I was exposed to horror at a very young age so naturally I had seen my far share of nudity by the time I hit middle school. Definitely better to stay on the safe side though. Luckily I'm no longer a minor lol

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It's simple. If you want nudity go to a porn site. If you want to talk about horror and similar topics this is the place to be. Don't confuse the two and there will be no problems.

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ehe, its a good thing i seen this post. as i was just going to post a
"ugliest bags in horror films thread" all about them nasty bags.
an i know ive seen my fare share of nasty bags in horror movies.
the ugliest ones for me are the ones with those veins all poppin out
an tan lined ones are especially nasty lookin.

Maybe we can still post nasty huge jiblin knocker tweet bags if we edit them?
like black out the nude parts in a photo editor?

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You want ugly bags?  Here you go-

http://www.beautyismyduty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bags3.jpg


This is not even a moral/ethical issue.  It's a legal issue.  Have you heard about teenagers getting into legal trouble by "sexting" pics of themselves, even though they both teens?

Now imagine what happens if an adult posts a nude pic and an underage kid sees it?

Don't be stupid, don't get this site in trouble, and give Lon & Howdy a break.

The monkey has spoken.

Last edited by azathoth (2012-10-25 16:13:14)

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And keep those bags off the website!

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azathoth wrote:

You want ugly bags?  Here you go-

http://www.beautyismyduty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bags3.jpg


This is not even a moral/ethical issue.  It's a legal issue.  Have you heard about teenagers getting into legal trouble by "sexting" pics of themselves, even though they both teens?

Now imagine what happens if an adult posts a nude pic and an underage kid sees it?

Don't be stupid, don't get this site in trouble, and give Lon & Howdy a break.

The monkey has spoken.

'
ehe, those are some disgustin nasty bags alright. yikes
dont worry fellor, we wont be putting laurel & hardy thro hard times
with nasty bags all jiblin an floppin too an fro.
i like them kids.
keep up the good works you guys.
lol

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Wouin.... I'm going to study sexual stuffs in the next trimester!

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azathoth wrote:

"sexting"

What?

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^^
It's called "Google."  I'm a bit busy right now to explain.

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you just opened a can of worms Az..hehehe.  You won't get no trouble for me.  Doubble negative, but you know what I mean.

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It's OK.  I'll eat the worms, eat the can, poop it out, crush it, burn it to ashes, then eat the ashes.  'Cause, that's how I roll.  lol

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I get the nudity thing. There's underage kids, it can simply be offensive, and there people who are at work or other public places. But I do find the swearing rule a little silly. Anyone anywhere, facebook, google, wikipedia, movies, TV, real life, can and will hear swears, and I don't see how it's anyone's responsibility other than their own to censor them. It's not essential, but it does impede one's ability to express one's self. Nonetheless I like it here so I'm willing to bite the bullet.

Last edited by Theli (2012-10-28 17:44:10)

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LoudLon wrote:

...and refrain from sexually explicit language and/or pedophiliac comments/images/jokes.

wink

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So other than that I can swear? I don't actually know the rules I didn't see them when i joined. Are they posted somewhere? I've just been generally trying to stay appropriate since no one else seemed to swear here.

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I'm an adult and former military man; I curse like a sailor.  But generally speaking, Meh (admin) wants a PG-13 forum so as to keep the crowd larger and more diverse.  Swearing is allowed, just use discretion -- again, keeping in mind we do have a number of minor-age members.

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Gosh freakin darn it!

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An easy example to make the point clear.
Two statements will follow in which i will replace all the swearing with smurfs.
That movie was smurfing smurf.
I stuck my smurf in her smurf, pounded it for a bit then stuck it in her smurf.

One was a plain smurfing swear the other was completely smurfing obscene.
See the difference?

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So the first smurfing examples is okay? Or neither smurfing example is cool?

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^^^ What he said.

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If the movie really is fucking shit then the first smurfing example is fine.
But if you can only describe the awfulness of a movie by swearing about it maybe YouTube reviewing would suit you better wink
Basically don't be a smurf, you can be a dick (in moderation and with humour) but don't be a smurf wink