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Old 05-01-08, 09:17 PM
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Old 05-01-08, 10:28 PM
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Old 05-02-08, 02:14 AM
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So is it okay to post this? It should be, since DVDtalk itself has posted the pic up in it's review section, which does indeed show up in this forum while I'm looking at family friendly content.
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Old 05-02-08, 06:39 AM
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Old 05-02-08, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Seantn
So is it okay to post this? It should be, since DVDtalk itself has posted the pic up in it's review section, which does indeed show up in this forum while I'm looking at family friendly content.
If John Holmes isn't family friendly I don't know what is.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:41 AM
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I wish I could understand why the board is now policing what people can and can't view at work.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I wish I could understand why the board is now policing what people can and can't view at work.
Yeah, me too. This seems like a pretty major shift in the forum's moderation. So much for IB not changing anything.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:47 AM
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I don't know how much of a problem that would be for our members, but there is the issue of just what you stated and it was considered during the formulation of the rules.

In a strict environment it's safer to have to click on a link that's marked as NSFW to get the image into your browser's cache. But then the images that are allowed here, even if they're marked NSFW, shouldn't be so bad that they would cause a problem if they were found in somebody's cache. We're more concerned about what pops up on someone's monitor without any warning.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:50 AM
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Yeah, me too. This seems like a pretty major shift in the forum's moderation. So much for IB not changing anything.
I remember a lot of NSFW tags before the change. Those were always the best threads.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:25 AM
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I don't think things have changed as much as people are making it seem. These are essentially the rules/standards we were enforcing before, we've just outlined them for everyone to see to try and cut down a bit on the confusion. Sure there's still going to be some problems as people try to push the limit, but since the Adult Forum was split from Other NSFW images/topics/discussions weren't really allowed in the Other Forum anyway. The only major change is now instead of being able to move stuff to the Adult Forum we no longer have that option so the posts/threads are going to be edited or closed instead of moved. So while DVDtalk has changed, in the sense there is no outlet for this type of material anymore, what's allowed in the Other Forum hasn't changed, what has changed is our options for enforcement.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
So is my "People Most Wouldn't Consider Hot" thread now verboten?

This is the one we had the most problem (IMHO) coming up w/ good wording for... The type of thread you mentioned would still be allowed. Wasn't isn't allowed is the BigJim (I think that' who did them) type of thread where the main purpose of it is to show off sexually suggestive images of scantily clad people.

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Old 05-02-08, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I wish I could understand why the board is now policing what people can and can't view at work.
Were not, we're policing what can/can't be posted here. If you want to visit porn sites at work that's between you and your employer. The main reason for policing what can be viewed from here is obviously to make sure DVDtalk doesn't end up being blocked by places, and maybe (although probably an outside chance) ending up on some of those "nanny" type lists.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:37 AM
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These changes make a lot of sense to me and don't seem too bad. No big deal.

However, the Zodiac Rapist crap has got to go. Reminds of of the "Meatball" or whatever ad that your ad server had in rotation a few months ago.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18
I remember a lot of NSFW tags before the change. Those were always the best threads.
It was because of the growing number of those that we decided to come up w/ these rules.

For those that don't know the Other Forum has gone through several transitions (specifically related to this topic) over the years since DVDtalk started. At first anything was allowed. People started complaining so the NSFW tag was recommended (but enforcement was spotty) for such topics/images. Then the Adult Forum was created as a subforum of the Other Forum. This gave people an area where they can have a little more freedom of what to post. For a couple of reasons the Adult Forum moved out from Other altogether and that's where it remained until DVDtalk was sold. While there was an Adult Forum enforcement was easy since those few inappropriate threads would just be moved and since people had an outlet there was really very little that ended up in the Other Forum anyway. Now however we're stuck w/ the same standard for the Other Forum w/o a place to move inappropriate material. So there is going to be some confusion and problems but I'm sure we can work it all out and overall, personally I don't see the Other Forum changing much. I guess it all depends upon what people do now that the don't have an Adult Forum to visit though...
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Old 05-02-08, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by nemein
Since the splitting off of the Adult Forum to www.xcritic.com there has been a lot of confusion over what is allowed in the Other Forum (and on DVDtalk in general). After much deliberation with owners, DVDtalk admins and Other Forum moderators the following rules were decided upon. Please take time to look over them and get a feel for is or isn't allowed.

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1) All uncensored words are allowed in threads. Words and abbreviations for those words that you wouldn't say to your grandmother are not allowed in titles. Stories and jokes are ok, as long as they don't get into explicit sexual detail (or detail extremely perverted, harmful acts). Individual posts may be removed if deemed to be too tasteless or offensive.

2) No threads of an explicit sexual nature.

3) No nude or explicit, sexually-suggestive pictures, no links to nude pictures, no links to sites primarily having a sexual theme (excluding XCritic.com in general, however don't link to specific threads there).

4) No male or female appreciation threads based primarily on pictures of them.

5) No pictures that a member could reasonably be called on to explain if overseen in the office by a co-worker or boss, or in the home by a spouse. We're not assuming that the member works in the Vatican nor, on the other extreme, are we assuming the member is married to a pornstar. If the picture is "iffy", link it with a NSFW notation.

6) These rules are not exhaustive. This site reserves the right to change the aforementioned rules at any time without warning or notice. It is the responsibility of the forum member to check this page on a regular basis for any revisions in these rules before making any posts to the forum.

7) If you're not sure, email or PM a mod.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Seantn
So is it okay to post this? It should be, since DVDtalk itself has posted the pic up in it's review section, which does indeed show up in this forum while I'm looking at family friendly content.
I have a real puzzler for you. What's the difference between what you posted and this one which is the one that DVD Talk serves up to your screen?

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Old 05-02-08, 09:48 AM
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absolutely nothing?

so we can post small pics that are nsfw? what's the resolution limit?
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Old 05-02-08, 09:53 AM
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Sometimes the criteria for how "safe" something is depends on other things besides merely content. In other words, size does matter.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:54 AM
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The point is that when an image is marginal as to whether it would be considered work-safe, not having it blazed across the screen makes it safer for a work type environment. The cover images as served on every page here are incidental to what's being viewed, not the entire subject of what's on the screen.
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Old 05-02-08, 10:12 AM
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NSFW or not, I'm digging all the reviews to completely random shit that I'll NEVER buy I guess all this started with the glut of Carmen Elektra "workout" dvds & it's been downhill ever since. Now it all makes sense.

This is my new favorite...




What happened to all the theatrical reviews. The 3 Iron Man reviews are the most recent ones I remember.
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Old 05-02-08, 10:40 AM
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The point is that when an image is marginal as to whether it would be considered work-safe, not having it blazed across the screen makes it safer for a work type environment. The cover images as served on every page here are incidental to what's being viewed, not the entire subject of what's on the screen.

I get that point.. but here is another one that popped up..



Just seems to be a double standard in what can be posted versus what can be displayed for ad revenue.
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I get that point.. but here is another one that popped up..



Just seems to be a double standard in what can be posted versus what can be displayed for ad revenue.
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What if we link our nsfw images to a revenue generating site for IB. Would that be ok?
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The point is that when an image is marginal as to whether it would be considered work-safe, not having it blazed across the screen makes it safer for a work type environment. The cover images as served on every page here are incidental to what's being viewed, not the entire subject of what's on the screen.
You didn't like my Scarlett Johansson pics, did you?

Would imageshack-style click-through thumbnails be ok?


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