Oops...I promised myself!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by madame_zora, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. madame_zora

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    Julian, I don't know how things will turn out, but I doubt it will be for any reason other than cya stuff for legal purposes. Mark also fought this same battle, so I know it's a complicated one. You know I'll see you in that other place (hell!) so you can't really ever escape.
     
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    Yeah, J, I am really torn over this one. While I'm ALLLL about protecting others (including those under 18), I certainly wish I'd had answers to some of my questions at age sixteen.

    It's a tough call. On the one hand, I've seen enough of what I would consider inappropriate behavior on the part of adults here in interaction with members who are minors, but I've also seen lots of positive support and wise, responsible answers shared with those in need.

    While I do feel that it is legally astute to make this decision, you echo my own worry about this change triggering a lowering of the level of dialogue and conscientiousness here. I'd hate to see this as a first step in the site becoming a cheap porn-and-hook-up site. :mad:

    Of course, I also know that it's up to those who take the time to post and be active to carry that torch and be sure that LPSG continues to serve a positive purpose.

    I hope to be able to keep talking to you in other venues, Julian! :smile:
     
  3. Dr Rock

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    who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree? Sex
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    Axex--if only all under 18 guys andgals were as self-aware and mature, then we would not need these laws to protect young people from themselves and predators. I hope you keep in touch.
     
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    And if they had a place to grow and mature gracefully, there would be a lot more. I am deeply saddened by this.
     
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    Yeah, it fucking depresses me too!. :(
     
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    I agree with Julian, this isd not the site i joined a few months ago, it is now turing into what i hoped it wouldnt a porn site for all u sickos who are only about ur cocks

    I hope that u can all find a place those who want it anyway, where u can get support from those who have been in any situation u need support in. Because this place is not the same anymore.

    It also breaks my hear to say it, but the lpsg has pretty much died, and i hate to say it,

    I love you all, and hope we can stay in touch

    Matilda
     
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    All I could say is that I joined this site a few months before the changes 'occured'. I thought this would be a nice place to talk to some mature and intelligent people, because I was a lurker for some weeks before.
    It's sad to see this site of thought talkative moments said to be just another porn site that has to be shut away from those people who are legally not supposed to read such stuff. Even if they are more mature than some narrow-minded 'adults' who cannot handle such a situation in a proper way...

    J
     
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    As a guy who would've LOVED to have a site like this as a teen, I think it's very sad to see those under 18 excluded. That said, the site has certainly become tawdrier over the last 2-3 years with the addition of features such as the galleries, hook-ups area, link exchange, fictitious stories, etc., so in that respect I can see why this move was necessary from a legal standpoint.

    Personally I would be much more in favor of toning down the objectionable content on the site, mentioned above, than excluding the very members who need this site's "support" the most. Younger guys who are just coming to terms with their size, and possibly being teased or feeling like freaks or having size-related difficulties with their partners, are exactly the people who I think are at the heart of the LPSG.

    But, given the demographics of the paying membership these days, which seems less about "support" than about bragging and gawking, it's clear why features such as the gallery aren't going anywhere: They are a major cash cow, since many people are apparently willing to pay to access big dick photos.

    I just think it would be very sad if in becoming more like the 87 gazillion big-dick-photo sites out there, we lose what is unique about the LPSG -- a place where guys can share size-related concerns, issues and solutions like nowhere else. As a longtime member who has paid to support this site, I vote for keeping what is distinctive here, and losing that which is available in countless other places online.

    Steve
     
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    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
     
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    Agreed. There are a lot of sites for looking at cock and hooking up.

    Sigh.

    You know what they say about not being part of the solution...


    Break The Cycle!!
     
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    Why not actually have this site as a support site, and remove all the photos? Of course, 80% of the people here would leave, because they're not here to help others, or get advice, they're here to help themselves to free cock pics.
     
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    I agree with you.
    Unfortunately, Rob E.'s trying to have it both ways. He insists that this is an adult site, bans all the teens, then bans all the adult content!
     
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    And good riddance. I support the idea of removing the gallery, thereby allowing minors to post freely.
     
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    I agree. Dump the Gallery.

    There are links to your Yahoo, AIM, etc etc...
    You can freely share photos with other users using those utilities.

    I see the same thing in the chatroom. Within the first 5 minutes "ASL" or "How big is it". If I ever get nominated to be an admin, I'd sure clean house!

    Yea, the place will sure clean out, but I think thats what we need to do.

    Let the under 18 kids stay, and DUMP the Gallery.

    Its a Win WIn.
    The younger crowd NEEDING the support get just that.
    The cost of server space can be reduced as now you don't need to harbor all of those photos.

    I feel the same way...I really miss the original board, and have clung tightly to a few users here.

    C
     
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    Rob... Whats your input on this?
     
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    WELL, YOU CAN SEE ROB E.'s INPUT RIGHT HERE.
    JULIAN INTRODUCED THIS THREAD.
    ROB E.(WHO ELSE WOULD HAVE THE ACCESS?) ERASED JULIAN'S WORDS.
    SO NOW, IT APPEARS AS IF MADAME ZORA STARTED THE THREAD. AND, HOW WOULD ANYBODY KNOW WHAT SHE IS REFERRING TO?
     
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    I'm hoping that Julian's missing post is a result of an erased account.
     
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    Axex asked me to post the following
     
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