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#21 burningice

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:36 PM

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Yeah, Im sure you have a good idea of what Im going at by the title... I will just say Im surprised as I was with the questionable ads (although the ads are not directly related to GTU)... I have seen quite a few signitures and pictures that are SURELY not suitable for children under 13, I do not care much for them myself as well...
I think maybe in editing your profile, there should be a note against anything close to pornagraphic, or close to pornagraphic images...

Just pointing this out... can be easy to be taken care of.


There is when you register, but I don't think anyone takes the time to read it.


maybe the print needs to be a bit more bold.

Yeah, the smartalec comment on the abc's, that was real mature...
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#22 Will_Wood

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:00 PM

Look; I think you are taking this way to seriously. People walking down the street show just as much skin. You take a kid to a beach; and that's exactly what they'll see.

Are you going to keep kids out of beaches next?
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:02 PM

Look, some places can be tolerated, yes, you do have a point, that there really is no dodging the bullet for this kind of stuff in public like beaches and such, but this is an internet site... one that can control what content is placed on it.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:08 PM

I still think you are making a bit to much out of it.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:20 PM

Yea, just chill.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:54 PM

i say if it's legal to wear on a beach in america (after all we have the most conservative beach attire in the world) then it's ok for GTU.

I agree there shouldn't be nudity or porn...but there's nothing wrong with a swimsuit...i mean jesus christ...this isn't the 1930s.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:02 PM

Some of you guys are going to learn in years to come (like when you grow up and get jobs) that there is a huge difference bewteen what is offensive and what is appropriate. You will probably also be those guys who scratch their heads wondering why the the boss is threatening sexual harassment issues when all you're doing is "appreciating a woman's beauty".

I am not offended by nudity in any way. I am also mature enough to recognise that there are places (public places, work places for instance) where nudity or sexually suggestive non-nude pics are totally inappropriate.

As an adult I am embarrased to enter GTU on a public access computer unless I have the sigs turned off first. A GTU user shouldn't have to continually look over their shoulder to make sure no-one's thinking that they are a pervert for logging into a GUITAR website.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (pauliejay @ Aug 12 2005, 12:02 AM)
Some of you guys are going to learn in years to come (like when you grow up and get jobs) that there is a huge difference bewteen what is offensive and what is appropriate. You will probably also be those guys who scratch their heads wondering why the the boss is threatening sexual harassment issues when all you're doing is "appreciating a woman's beauty".

I am not offended by nudity in any way. I am also mature enough to recognise that there are places (public places, work places for instance) where nudity or sexually suggestive non-nude pics are totally inappropriate.

As an adult I am embarrased to enter GTU on a public access computer unless I have the sigs turned off first. A GTU user shouldn't have to continually look over their shoulder to make sure no-one's thinking that they are a pervert for logging into a GUITAR website.


For the record I am a grown up. I have a college degree and full time salaried job. biggrin.gif
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:21 PM

Well, I wasn't specifically referring to you Breezy - but you know what I'm getting at smile.gif

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:49 PM

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As an adult I am embarrased to enter GTU on a public access computer unless I have the sigs turned off first. A GTU user shouldn't have to continually look over their shoulder to make sure no-one's thinking that they are a pervert for logging into a GUITAR website.


Absolutely. It's not fair. So we draw the line between 'offensive' and 'inappropriate.'

But as we just can't see everything, the offensive sigs should be reported to ombuds


Sex religion & politics, are always the controvertial ones anyway. We can edit them.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (pauliejay @ Aug 12 2005, 04:02 AM)
As an adult I am embarrased to enter GTU on a public access computer unless I have the sigs turned off first. A GTU user shouldn't have to continually look over their shoulder to make sure no-one's thinking that they are a pervert for logging into a GUITAR website.


Yup, I remember back when we couldn't disable sigs you did have to be careful about browsing on a public computer (work, uni, etc) because there'd be umpteen pictures of scantily clad ladies flashing up on the screen as you scrolled through a topic.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:29 AM

QUOTE (burningice @ Aug 10 2005, 10:47 PM)
I am sure there is much worse, but that does not make it any more acceptable! Just because its "not as bad" as some others, It's still not "family oriented", and it is STILL pornography.



No it isn't.
Pornography = sexually EXPLICIT pictures. His sig was not explicit.
http://www.answers.c...ornography&r=67


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 04:39 AM

QUOTE (pauliejay @ Aug 12 2005, 12:21 AM)
Well, I wasn't specifically referring to you Breezy - but you know what I'm getting at smile.gif


Yep. I know what your saying. biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:22 AM

This whole topic is a mountain out of a molehill, but Im glad its being dicussed. I think it is pornographic, my thought stands. Some of the signitures I see are amusing, make me laugh here and there, or, screw up my eyes *cough* paulie biggrin.gif . Im goin ahead and turning off the sigs just for future instances... but there's other people who I am sure are just as thrilled as I am to have to come across these kind of images.
Normally I would just drop this, leave, find another forum. Im really impressed with everything set up here though. Anyways, thanks for the feedback on this, as for the ombuds, tab reviews, etc... you guys keep up the good work, fantastic site going.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:46 AM

Turning off sigs is a good idea.
When I started coming here at work I did so, not cos of the girlies but the pics of the guitars.

It also has the advantage of making the page load faster and not keep growing in length as more pics get slowly D/L'd by your browser.




If you think his sig is pornographic then you're gonna get a shock if - ohmy.gif - you ever stumble across some real porn.

Edited by dc197, 12 August 2005 - 05:46 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:48 AM

QUOTE (dc197 @ Aug 12 2005, 08:46 AM)
Turning off sigs is a good idea.
When I started coming here at work I did so, not cos of the girlies but the pics of the guitars.

It also has the advantage of making the page load faster and not keep growing in length as more pics get slowly D/L'd by your browser.




If you think his sig is pornographic then you're gonna get a shock if - ohmy.gif - you ever stumble across some real porn.

Trust me, I realize where you guys get at with the fact this is NOTHING compared to real porn, but guess what? Its still not appropriate for the site
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:59 AM

QUOTE (burningice @ Aug 12 2005, 09:48 AM)
QUOTE (dc197 @ Aug 12 2005, 08:46 AM)
Turning off sigs is a good idea.
When I started coming here at work I did so, not cos of the girlies but the pics of the guitars.

It also has the advantage of making the page load faster and not keep growing in length as more pics get slowly D/L'd by your browser.




If you think his sig is pornographic then you're gonna get a shock if - ohmy.gif - you ever stumble across some real porn.

Trust me, I realize where you guys get at with the fact this is NOTHING compared to real porn, but guess what? Its still not appropriate for the site



I still say..."says who?" Who says it's not appropriate? The only person who can say if it is or isn't is Rob. He's got the ultimate vote.

It's like "risque" tv and radio. If you don't like it...turn in off.

There... biggrin.gif
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#38 burningice

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:28 PM

Well then, maybe we should ask Rob, I cant imagine him being as suited to these images as you come across to be Mr. Breeze?
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (burningice @ Aug 12 2005, 04:28 PM)
Well then, maybe we should ask Rob, I cant imagine him being as suited to these images as you come across to be Mr. Breeze?


Frankly I haven't seen anything that offensive. Could someone point me to some examples? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong threads.

And yes...I'm very liberal when it comes to this stuff. You are 14? Wow. I guess I'd expect this far right thinking from the bible belt. Oh well...to each their own.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE (mrbreeze @ Aug 12 2005, 04:33 PM)
QUOTE (burningice @ Aug 12 2005, 04:28 PM)
Well then, maybe we should ask Rob, I cant imagine him being as suited to these images as you come across to be Mr. Breeze?


Frankly I haven't seen anything that offensive. Could someone point me to some examples? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong threads.

And yes...I'm very liberal when it comes to this stuff. You are 14? Wow. I guess I'd expect this far right thinking from the bible belt. Oh well...to each their own.


having an arguement, Im glad it is with yourself rather than someone less mature. This is blown way out of prespective for me, just because I found some of the images a bit offensive. But thanks for the understanding breeze, I see where the other opinions on this come from, yours as well.
But anyway, Im going to drop it and let it be, there are still some images, but assuming, they'll be taken care of as it was said, the few people with power to fix these things dont have all the time in the world to scratch off something as insignificant as "offensive" images... but for the most part, it has been taken care of well in the past.
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