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I know. You see more skin at the beach or YMCA...

 

I feel like im in a jail for avatars :help:

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I feel like im in a jail

 

trust me theres a hell of alot better places to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

pcpitstop is a 100% more better than jail :woot:

Edited by OneCool

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This is a hardware,overclockers forum!!

 

please dont bring the church and relegion into this place.....please

 

the mold is killing me but hey!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by OneCool

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Here's my take on this. The forum rules are very clear on the subject of sexually-oriented material. Some of you ignored that and posted those avatars anyway. Therefore in my opinion you ignored the rules. However, I considered this a minor thing not worthy of making a big fuss over. The pictures are clearly not porn, so I let it go.

 

Then my inbox started filling up with complaints from a lot of people about them. That made it pretty clear to me that quite a few people find them unsuitable for this forum. Then staff discussed it for a few days and we decided that even though the pictures are not porn, they are in fact "sexually-oriented", thus not acceptable for this forum.

 

And then there is this thread in which it is clear to me that you were politely asked to get rid of them. Some of you did, and some of you did not. Thus I have removed those that were not voluntarily removed by the members who were using them, and notified the members in question of that action.

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how in the WORLD was ians avator in the least bit offensive, er, sexually oriented?

 

suddenly i feel offend'd by anyone with a picture of a female in their avator. it's a sexual-oriented after all.

 

watch out ct, u might be next on the hit list.

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but along the lines ax put out that anything sexually oriented goes, surely urs must be on the list. i mean two hot females.

 

if we're gonna take it as far as we have, why not take it all the way boys?

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Then my inbox started filling up with complaints from a lot of people about them. That made it pretty clear to me that quite a few people find them unsuitable for this forum. Then staff discussed it for a few days and we decided that even though the pictures are not porn, they are in fact "sexually-oriented", thus not acceptable for this forum.

 

And then there is this thread in which it is clear to me that you were politely asked to get rid of them. Some of you did, and some of you did not. Thus I have removed those that were not voluntarily removed by the members who were using them, and notified the members in question of that action.

Nuff said, I think. :mrgreen:

 

 

Hawk :beer:

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Sorry. Just got to this thread. Been kinda busy, but for what it's worth:

 

I respect the Rev's opinion and agree that some of the Avatars, IMHO, were somewhat out of place, maybe not in this forum, but as a whole, on this site, due to PCPitstop being of general interst to all computer users, rather than just hardcore OCers site, in which case I would liken it to a fantasy football site, where that type of avatar might be more acceptable. God forbid the ACLU might jump into the foray! In any case, I saw nothing wrong with the avatars that I had seen, and in fact went 180 degrees myself trying to find unattractive people.

 

In America, censorship is a VERY touchy subject, and in this case, the mods did not step in and the forum members removed the avatars due to pressure from other members. But the whole question of censorship does open a very nasty can of worms, probably more appropriately discussed in other forums. But since we're here, and I didn't start the thread, let me ask to what extent it will go now that we've started? We all know NewEgg and what a superlative site and business it is and discuss it openly on these forums, but if someone, not connected to the company in any way other than as a customer, were to set a NewEgg logo as their avatar, would someone else (who might prefer a different company) find it offensive and request that it be changed?

 

-=Vran=-

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Sorry. Just got to this thread. Been kinda busy, but for what it's worth:

 

I respect the Rev's opinion and agree that some of the Avatars, IMHO, were somewhat out of place, maybe not in this forum, but as a whole, on this site, due to PCPitstop being of general interst to all computer users, rather than just hardcore OCers site, in which case I would liken it to a fantasy football site, where that type of avatar might be more acceptable. God forbid the ACLU might jump into the foray! In any case, I saw nothing wrong with the avatars that I had seen, and in fact went 180 degrees myself trying to find unattractive people.

 

In America, censorship is a VERY touchy subject, and in this case, the mods did not step in and the forum members removed the avatars due to pressure from other members. But the whole question of censorship does open a very nasty can of worms, probably more appropriately discussed in other forums. But since we're here, and I didn't start the thread, let me ask to what extent it will go now that we've started? We all know NewEgg and what a superlative site and business it is and discuss it openly on these forums, but if someone, not connected to the company in any way other than as a customer, were to set a NewEgg logo as their avatar, would someone else (who might prefer a different company) find it offensive and request that it be changed?

 

-=Vran=-

Well I'm not entirely sure of the legal footing here, but this is a privately owned site and as such probably has the right to regulate what goes on. Although we think of it as a "public" forum, that term is usually used in reference to something owned or sponsered by the government, that is to say, the citizens.

 

As far as censorship and being offended by the newegg logo, this is about a rules violation and the definition of sexually oriented. My point in the first paragraph is the owners of PCPitstop should get to decide the definiton of "sexually oriented". After all, it is their website.

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Well I'm not entirely sure of the legal footing here, but this is a privately owned site and as such probably has the right to regulate what goes on. 

I thought about the fact that it was privately owned and therefore was indeed subject to censorship, but somehow in my typing frenzy, it never made it to the keyboard. :)

 

-=Vran=-

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Because apparently it draws more attention. I believe volt should remove his then. It shows some skin (Arms) and has kissing in it.

 

Edit: Or is this going to be like the United States justice system? Always give celebs the easy way out, and give the normal people the hard sentence?

Edited by IanG

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