Avatar etiquette (nudity)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Asexual, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Asexual

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    So as i said earlier im new and i dont know all the rules. since this forum is based on our privates, is it alright to use them as avatars or is that frowned upon? I know some straight guys might take offense, i just dont want to get off on the wrong foot, thanks!
     
  2. Lex

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    This is a Rob question. When Mark owned the board he asked us to take cock/vaginal nudity outof avatars because of the new federal pornographic regulations for websites. I am not sure--but since that time, I have not had cock shots as my avatar. Chests, breasts, and asses are fine.
     
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    I put my usual avatar back in. :)

    But I do love the cocks in avatars.
     
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    Waddaya say Rob?

    If it was my board, I probably would NOT allow nudity in avatars.

    Remember, were not all over 18 on this board, and some people find it offensive to see somebody elses winkie or breast shoved in your face.

    Im all for seeing it...but trying to think of everyone on this board.
    I'd put the pics in your profile and in the picture section...thats really where it belongs.

    Id much rather see a smiling face than a body part.
    Unless what your showing, is what you are.

    Just my .02, as I'm not an admin.
     
  5. Pappy

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    For those that visit from work, the nudity makes for a bad impression when the boss walks by.
     
  6. GoneA

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    unless of course he's into this sort of thing.
     
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    I'm torn on this issue.
    Would "no body parts" mean that Rickter8's avatar would have to go too?
    There's always someone who will be offended regardless of what you select for your avatar.
    I don't think any child could be harmed by seeing body parts.
    Also, some peoples body parts are more attractively displayed than others.
    Just my random thoughts.
    No need to attack me. Thanks.:)
     
  8. Pecker

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    The gospel according to MisterMark simply advised that genitalia were not encouraged in avatars: nudity was fine as long as the tool or anus wasn't visible. Animations and cartoons were okay. As for the photo gallery - that's where you could show your nether regions but explicit sex was verboten.

    I have a hunch that we'll receive an epistle from Rob_E by the first of the year that will give us an idea of the direction in which he sees LPSG heading.
     
  9. hungcuriousnc

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    It was from the previous owner that no one should exhibit nudity in their avatar. This was in case there were younger than 18 eyes browsing the forums. To be able to view nudity, you had to be a paid member.
     
  10. Rikter8

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    And being a paid member makes this board go Round and Round, Bigger and better.

    I dont know about the rest of you Gals/Guys, but I enjoy reading someones posts, seeing a smiling face on their avatar, and then if I want to see more...I view their profile.

    My favorite avatar is a guys smiling face with a beautiful chest shot. Second, a smiling face fully clothed.
    Same for the ladies - even though im on the other side of the fence, there are some beautiful women on this board, and I enjoy seeing their smiling faces in their avatars.
    It states: "Theres more to me than whats under these clothes"

    C
     
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    Mister Mark did not require paid membership to see the galaries. Paying members had uinrestricted viewing of the galaries. those who wren't paying members were restriected to the number of photos they could see. I think the number was four, not sure.

    The reason for the avatar rule was federal regulations. All people viewing the gallereries, paying or free members had to state that they were over 18. There is no way to put that requirement on avatars.

    One comprimise might be to allow all members to put one picture in the gallary that is available to all members that sign that they are 18 or older. This might be a separate galary. Then continue the practice of unrestricted views by paying members and 4 or 5 views per day for those who are free members for viewing other photos.

    WE have to protict this site from unwanted federal interference.
     
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    just when i was going to change my avatar to a picture of my 35 inch penis ... oh well, to bad.
     
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    'Sokay, gonea, it probably wouldn't fit anyway.
     
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    hehehe ... that's what i figured anyway.
     
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    I got arrested for exposing myself to people on the bus. A male cop tried booking me on an indecent exposure charge, but his female partner looked down at me, smiled, and said "looks more like DECENT exposure to say the least". She kept me in the cuffs and dragged me back to her place for rough sex. True story.

    I have a seventy-six inch penis, sucks to be you GoneA. People must laugh at that pathetic infant-like tool of yours. Thirty-five inches? Pish-posh.......haha.
     
  16. GoneA

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    tell me about it.
     
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    Chin up bucko !! If you want to feel better, do what I do. Make people miserable by insulting them with your razor sharp wit. There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others. I learned that from a movie, haha.

    You > most people. I want to bathe in the blood of most people I meet, you're an exception to the rule.
     
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    me!! do that!! never!!

    why thank you, you've made me feel much safer in a world of wolves and rabbits.
     
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    ...... the boy aint right.....
     
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    This is my avatar, and Im straight I feel If another staight guy gets offened by male nudity, he must have something to hide....
     
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