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    What the... why?

    hey, normally i let bygones be bygones, but why was the 'men, how do you pee?' thread locked?

    i'd like to know which mod was so prudish that they felt threatened by it?

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    Hey, sweet, I had the last post before it was locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    hey, normally i let bygones be bygones, but why was the 'men, how do you pee?' thread locked?

    i'd like to know which mod was so prudish that they felt threatened by it?
    I was feeling the same botto. That was a clean thread for the most part. I guess whoever closed it does not want to work with me for the day unless vulgar language and sight of body parts offends you.

    Geeeez, I didn't even get to respond to why I do it the way I do.
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    Gotta love the mods.
    Silently closing threads, pretending to be insulted over nothing and sending resulting threatenings PMs
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    I got to agree. I'd have kept it open. I don't think you guys were out of hand. Trust me, I'd blow the whistle if I thought necessary.

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    Huh... I've seen a lot "worse" in here go on for a lot longer. (no pun intended)

    Maybe it's envy by one of the distaff mods who can't participate??
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Huh... I've seen a lot "worse" in here go on for a lot longer. (no pun intended)

    Maybe it's envy by one of the distaff mods who can't participate??
    Hahahhahahaha.
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    I new here so I'm trying to get a feel for the place. I read the thread and wasn't sure why it was closed...guess I'll have to keep lurking to figure things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen
    I new here so I'm trying to get a feel for the place. I read the thread and wasn't sure why it was closed...guess I'll have to keep lurking to figure things out.
    Not really...............you see and as I figure it. We have x amount of moderators (really unsure). And it only takes one's judgement as to what is offensive without a vote from what I see. So one out of 20 mods. could be offended and the others say.....it's okay and it still could be closed.
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    maybe a mod had a tinkling of a feeling that the thread might turn into a puddle of regret.

    We would all have to mop up the splatter, and the foo whizz-ards would be very sad, as suddenly our perfect urinals have to have little flys painted into them to rmindus wherre to aim.
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    Why can't we have a sub forum labeled "Anything Goes" and I mean anything regardless of content with a warning of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Why can't we have a sub forum labeled "Anything Goes" and I mean anything regardless of content with a warning of course.
    Because knowing people - they would take it too far
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    Wow! Success... the thread is now unlocked again.

    Thank you anonymous mod for listening. Hopefully we won't let you down by letting the thread go... well, down the tubes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Why can't we have a sub forum labeled "Anything Goes" and I mean anything regardless of content with a warning of course.
    because of the owners of the servers have limits on what can and can not be posted.
    because we are a "Family" oriented site, and I know I wouldn't want my 13 year old
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Because knowing people - they would take it too far
    Hence anything goes......................!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Why can't we have a sub forum labeled "Anything Goes" and I mean anything regardless of content with a warning of course.
    There is. It's called Politics and Religion.

    Go there if you dare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    because of the owners of the servers have limits on what can and can not be posted.
    because we are a "Family" oriented site, and I know I wouldn't want my 13 year old
    (who is now 25) reading some of the stuff I've seen here.

    marty

    Is this just since the server move last week?

    Are the new owners the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints?

    Can you tell me why I was banned when the person who posted the picture that was the subject of the complaint wasn't (especially when I didn't posted anything offensive in the first place)?

    Is this pretty much what we can expect from now on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    There is. It's called Politics and Religion.

    Go there if you dare.

    East Hill

    Nope, it's the same there. The real action used to be in A&S, but I don't know whether they've been hit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Is this just since the server move last week?

    Are the new owners the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints?

    Can you tell me why I was banned when the person who posted the picture that was the subject of the complaint wasn't (especially when I didn't posted anything offensive in the first place)?

    Is this pretty much what we can expect from now on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I see you're back! Cool! Welcome back, JM!

    Probably not for too long. I'm sure I'll eventually exhaust someone's patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Nope, it's the same there. The real action used to be in A&S, but I don't know whether they've been hit as well.
    I didn't know that!

    Well, what lotek was trying to gently get across is that because this site is based in the United States, there is a law which requires that persons under the age of thirteen be treated differently than those age 13 and older.

    It is necessary to get parental permission for children under the age of 13. A site owner who neglects his or her duty to get parental permission for these underage person may face large fines.

    "Ostensibly because of the cost incurred in complying with the regulation, one of COPPA's largest impacts was to cause a number of websites that catered to children to shut down entirely. A number of other general-audience websites stopped offering services to children at all."

    This is by definition a family friendly site. Threads aren't locked and pictures/photos removed because some of the mods are 'prudes'. It's because it's the law. Joe has no desire to get in trouble, and I am certain that none of you would wish to see this site disappear, knowing that something you post could get Joe in trouble.

    England has a similar law. Indeed, I believe it is stricter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    I didn't know that!

    Well, what lotek was trying to gently get across is that because this site is based in the United States, there is a law which requires that persons under the age of thirteen be treated differently than those age 13 and older.

    It is necessary to get parental permission for children under the age of 13. A site owner who neglects his or her duty to get parental permission for these underage person may face large fines.

    "Ostensibly because of the cost incurred in complying with the regulation, one of COPPA's largest impacts was to cause a number of websites that catered to children to shut down entirely. A number of other general-audience websites stopped offering services to children at all."

    This is by definition a family friendly site. Threads aren't locked and pictures/photos removed because some of the mods are 'prudes'. It's because it's the law. Joe has no desire to get in trouble, and I am certain that none of you would wish to see this site disappear, knowing that something you post could get Joe in trouble.

    England has a similar law. Indeed, I believe it is stricter.

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    I was banned for writing "Vic has a mole hill?" in a thread in which someone else posted objectionable photos. That had nothing to do with the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    I didn't know that!

    Well, what lotek was trying to gently get across is that because this site is based in the United States, there is a law which requires that persons under the age of thirteen be treated differently than those age 13 and older.

    It is necessary to get parental permission for children under the age of 13. A site owner who neglects his or her duty to get parental permission for these underage person may face large fines.

    "Ostensibly because of the cost incurred in complying with the regulation, one of COPPA's largest impacts was to cause a number of websites that catered to children to shut down entirely. A number of other general-audience websites stopped offering services to children at all."

    This is by definition a family friendly site. Threads aren't locked and pictures/photos removed because some of the mods are 'prudes'. It's because it's the law. Joe has no desire to get in trouble, and I am certain that none of you would wish to see this site disappear, knowing that something you post could get Joe in trouble.

    England has a similar law. Indeed, I believe it is stricter.

    East Hill
    But the USA has the 1st amendment which guarantees the right of free speech. Isn't that contrary to the regulation you just cited?

    Britain is not comparable as they don't even have a written constitution and they have very strict libel laws, though they don't tend be prudish like other countries are ie USA, Australia etc. I doubt whether Britain has laws regarding content (except pornography) as the newspaper I read has no problems using the F-word or the C-word if it's appropriate. The TV channels here certainly have no problem with nudity.

    How many under 13 year olds access this site? I can imagine there might be a few in BMX but virtually nowhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    I was banned for writing "Vic has a mole hill?" in a thread in which someone else posted objectionable photos. That had nothing to do with the law.
    Ummm, I don't know what that would have been about, 'cuz I didn't see it.

    I do know that I got banned by mistake once, because a moderator thought I was a spammer, so perhaps someone mistook you for the person responsible for posting whatever was objectionable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    I was banned for writing "Vic has a mole hill?" in a thread in which someone else posted objectionable photos. That had nothing to do with the law.

    Get ready to be banned again for posting such filth!

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