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Slacker
05-31-2005, 03:03 PM
I know that I am not an avid poster, in fact this is my first, but I am a daily visitor to this site. The conversation in the boards is normally very good. I do, however, have a complaint about some avatars and sigs that come up from time to time. You, as mods, do a very good job on keeping on top of this, but I do see some pics that are a little too risque for my liking (see d-day, mor911, etc). I realize that there are people out there that closely associate sex with sports, but there are also those of us that don't. Please keep those things in the Ladies Lounge, some place I choose not to go. After reviewing the TOS, this is a standard anyway.

The lamblasting will start now, but I just wanted to voice my opinion to make this a better site for those like myself (just for the record, no, I don't like guyly pics either, just my-wifely pics).

byroan
05-31-2005, 03:29 PM
You have the option to turn off avatars and sigs so you don't see any of them.

inFINSible
05-31-2005, 03:46 PM
User cp> edit options> thread display options> visible thread elements> uncheck avatars and sigs.

Mindwarp
05-31-2005, 04:49 PM
hmmm was this account made just to anomously post this thread? in defense of Mor911 his signature is football related.

mor911
05-31-2005, 05:43 PM
I know that I am not an avid poster, in fact this is my first, but I am a daily visitor to this site. The conversation in the boards is normally very good. I do, however, have a complaint about some avatars and sigs that come up from time to time. You, as mods, do a very good job on keeping on top of this, but I do see some pics that are a little too risque for my liking (see d-day, mor911, etc). I realize that there are people out there that closely associate sex with sports, but there are also those of us that don't. Please keep those things in the Ladies Lounge, some place I choose not to go. After reviewing the TOS, this is a standard anyway.

The lamblasting will start now, but I just wanted to voice my opinion to make this a better site for those like myself (just for the record, no, I don't like guyly pics either, just my-wifely pics).
Why didn't you PM or mention this to D-day or I before you posted a paragraph in the complaints thread. Why didn't you tell us that something was offensive before trying to frame us up as immature idiots. If you would have spoken to me like a grown person I may have just apologized and changed my sig. Now I really like my sig. This thread has made me like it even more. So do like the fellas suggested and turn avatars and sigs off.

Muck
05-31-2005, 11:19 PM
He's right guys. It's there in the TOS. And we've gotten a little lax with it. Please adhere.

Also, he is indeed a unique poster..

kud
06-01-2005, 01:52 PM
Sometimes I wonder if people just like to complain for the sake of complaining.

Anyways, your sig was awesome mor, that's really a shame.

WharfRat
06-01-2005, 02:33 PM
Sometimes I wonder if people just like to complain for the sake of complaining.



by "complain", you mean ask that the TOS be upheld?

kud
06-01-2005, 02:55 PM
by "complain", you mean ask that the TOS be upheld?

Well the mods didn't seem to be bothered much by it until someone "complained."

I'm actually curious as to why that is a rule in the first place. You can go to the beach and see women in their bathing suites. Miami is filled with them. It's not like it's some capital sin. :rolleyes:

Slacker
06-01-2005, 03:31 PM
Didn't mean to upset anyone, just giving my opinion. I will turn them off as suggested, although there are quite a few that are fun to look at.

Sorry mor911, I can't PM until I have at least 50 posts, I was going to do this in the first place.

poisonphin
06-01-2005, 03:47 PM
Mor, that sucks. You had one of the nicest sigs on this forum. Probobly the best one. I'll miss it. :(

PHINATIC13
06-01-2005, 04:21 PM
I thought sex was a sport:evil: :tongue:

Philter25
06-01-2005, 04:33 PM
so let me get this straight.... you normally dont post on here. Its a football site. But when you DO want to post on here, you only do so to complain about peoples avatars and sigs?

Nice.

Come into the depths so I can tell you what I really think about people like you....

WharfRat
06-01-2005, 05:27 PM
Well the mods didn't seem to be bothered much by it until someone "complained."

We can't catch them all. We do catch a great many, that you are probably quite unaware of.


I'm actually curious as to why that is a rule in the first place. You can go to the beach and see women in their bathing suites. Miami is filled with them. It's not like it's some capital sin. :rolleyes:
That's been addressed ad nauseum in another thread:

http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=80859&page=1&pp=15

Where Muck says:

Anyway, it's a great picture. I'd especially love to know which young lady's bottom is filling it. But we went thru this last year and implemented a policy. Shots of females (namely bikini, etc) are not permitted as sigs, as it promotes off topic conversation. If you want to look at ladies, there's a whole forum for that.

and inFins says:


...A great many people surf this site while at work, which means they can't have a big ***-shot coming up on their computer screen because it may get them in trouble somehow.

I see many sites that lable links as NSFW(not safe for work) or SFW(safe for work)...and I see many people getting mad at other people for NOT labeling their links or for posting picks that are NSFW without a warning.

I'm sure we have many people here that would appreciate being able to surf this site without worrying about NSFW photos poppping up out of their control.

I couldn't have stated it any better than these two did.
The crux of it is... that is the policy, and it's been the policy for at least a year. It's not like it's a new concept here. You can either choose to live with it, or not.

NaboCane
06-01-2005, 05:28 PM
I think it's a subjective judgment, best left to the Moderators and Admins of the site.

It's one thing when the sig contains a pic of a chick's @ss-crack or a shot purely intended to be prurient in nature, (a porn pose) but mor's sig wasn't like that at all.

Sorry, but one person's standards shouldn't supercede the good judgment of the managers of this site - who have done a great job at making these decisions in the past.

kud
06-01-2005, 05:53 PM
I couldn't have stated it any better than these two did.
The crux of it is... that is the policy, and it's been the policy for at least a year. It's not like it's a new concept here. You can either choose to live with it, or not.

Man, you sound like you're getting upset. I merely asked a question.

It is what it is, and i'm fine with that.

Muck
06-01-2005, 10:42 PM
It is what it is, and i'm fine with that.

Phil Jackson, is that you?? ;)

kud
06-01-2005, 11:49 PM
Phil Jackson, is that you?? ;)

:lol: :tongue:

WharfRat
06-02-2005, 09:49 AM
Man, you sound like you're getting upset. I merely asked a question.

It is what it is, and i'm fine with that.

I'm not upset at all.
Yes, you asked a question, it was answered. I just couldn't understand why you kept asking... :confused2:

:wink:

Uncle Rico
06-02-2005, 05:53 PM
I'm not a computer guy, but is there a way to have an adult option for the site? I mean is it possible to have an option where if "turned on" all curse words would be blocked and when you make an avatar you could make an adult one, and be blocked from the ladies lounge? I would turn it off because I like bad words...it makes you cool. Just a thought

Oboy
06-05-2005, 11:13 AM
I know that I am not an avid poster, in fact this is my first, but I am a daily visitor to this site. The conversation in the boards is normally very good. I do, however, have a complaint about some avatars and sigs that come up from time to time. You, as mods, do a very good job on keeping on top of this, but I do see some pics that are a little too risque for my liking (see d-day, mor911, etc). I realize that there are people out there that closely associate sex with sports, but there are also those of us that don't. Please keep those things in the Ladies Lounge, some place I choose not to go. After reviewing the TOS, this is a standard anyway.

The lamblasting will start now, but I just wanted to voice my opinion to make this a better site for those like myself (just for the record, no, I don't like guyly pics either, just my-wifely pics).
Wow, I know it is the TOS, but it this guy makes this complaint... then never posts again! 2 total posts. Seems a bit weird to me. Not to mention the topic of the posts... to each his own!

godfater21
06-05-2005, 11:04 PM
Sorry, but one person's standards shouldn't supercede the good judgment of the managers of this site - who have done a great job at making these decisions in the past.

The managers who run this site, wouldn't it still be one persons standards? IMO the only way to make it more than that would be to vote on these things. if 900 site members think mor should be able to keep his sig, but one member, or one manager finds it "offensive" than how is that fair.

unifiedtheory
06-05-2005, 11:17 PM
I know that I am not an avid poster, in fact this is my first, but I am a daily visitor to this site. The conversation in the boards is normally very good. I do, however, have a complaint about some avatars and sigs that come up from time to time. You, as mods, do a very good job on keeping on top of this, but I do see some pics that are a little too risque for my liking (see d-day, mor911, etc). I realize that there are people out there that closely associate sex with sports, but there are also those of us that don't. Please keep those things in the Ladies Lounge, some place I choose not to go. After reviewing the TOS, this is a standard anyway.

The lamblasting will start now, but I just wanted to voice my opinion to make this a better site for those like myself (just for the record, no, I don't like guyly pics either, just my-wifely pics).

I think you should have to have more then 2 total posts to complain about anything. In your opinion, making the site enjoyable for your standards will help make it enjoyable for all of us? Thank you for telling me what to think/feel/enjoy Herr Slacker.

There is an option to turn of Av's and Sig's...use it. This complaint sounds a lot like people who whine about sex and violence in movies, music and T.V. and think we should all adhere to THEIR standards.

You have an opition to turn off things that offend you. You also have another option if something offends you....don't look at it/watch it/listen to it/surf that site.

This sounds like it is edging towards censorship....I.M.O. people should self censor. NO ONE is forcing you to look at or do anything you don't want to do.

godfater21
06-06-2005, 12:20 AM
I think you should have to have more then 2 total posts to complain about anything. In your opinion, making the site enjoyable for your standards will help make it enjoyable for all of us? Thank you for telling me what to think/feel/enjoy Herr Slacker.

There is an option to turn of Av's and Sig's...use it. This complaint sounds a lot like people who whine about sex and violence in movies, music and T.V. and think we should all adhere to THEIR standards.

You have an opition to turn off things that offend you. You also have another option if something offends you....don't look at it/watch it/listen to it/surf that site.

This sounds like it is edging towards censorship....I.M.O. people should self censor. NO ONE is forcing you to look at or do anything you don't want to do.

Agree with you 100%. but if you don't change your avatar i bet his 3rd post will be complaining about you.

I for one think the TOS needs to be modified. should a sig or avatar have nudity or a sexual act in it? No, this is a family site and i'm sure there are some younger fin fans that come here. but at the same time mor911 sig and your avatar unifiedtheory are not bad. I mean who has not seen a woman in a swim suit, and most womens underware cover just as much as a swim suit. plus like it was stated before you can turn them off.

Philter25
06-06-2005, 04:43 PM
I think you should have to have more then 2 total posts to complain about anything. In your opinion, making the site enjoyable for your standards will help make it enjoyable for all of us? Thank you for telling me what to think/feel/enjoy Herr Slacker.

There is an option to turn of Av's and Sig's...use it. This complaint sounds a lot like people who whine about sex and violence in movies, music and T.V. and think we should all adhere to THEIR standards.

You have an opition to turn off things that offend you. You also have another option if something offends you....don't look at it/watch it/listen to it/surf that site.

This sounds like it is edging towards censorship....I.M.O. people should self censor. NO ONE is forcing you to look at or do anything you don't want to do.

Well said and completely agree.

Slacker I hope your an animal rights activist also, because for every animal that you dont eat, Im going to eat 3. :D

NaboCane
06-08-2005, 11:18 AM
The managers who run this site, wouldn't it still be one persons standards? IMO the only way to make it more than that would be to vote on these things. if 900 site members think mor should be able to keep his sig, but one member, or one manager finds it "offensive" than how is that fair.


It makes sense in terms of its fairness if you understand where you are, the nature of the place, and its rules.

This site isn't governed by any one person, it is governed by a group of people who act in concert to oversee the site in accordance with its Terms of Service (http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=1655).

No one person sets arbitrary standards based on their own views. But, as with any organization worth a damn, there are rules - set in accordance with a desire for a healthy environment for the site's purpose - and all are expected to abide by them. That's where the group of Moderators and Administrators comes in. Mods and Admins that volunteer their time to keep this site clean for everyone.

It's always healthy to have discussion of specific issues, but it's unproductive to simply b!tch or to suggest changes in the core structure of the site's management.