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kall
02 May 2006, 06:27
I just clicked on the Homepage link of a member.. the page that came up had pictures of women with exposed boobies.

mikeclarke
02 May 2006, 06:53
Was it scary?

kall
02 May 2006, 07:03
Given that my girlfriend smacked me upside the head with a magazine, yes. :P

Freesteyelz
02 May 2006, 07:22
What kind of magazine? :bunny:

OK. Now back to seriousville...

yinyang
02 May 2006, 07:47
boobies.

heh heh. you said boobies.

who is chris c
03 May 2006, 01:33
they req. a url to sign up here and if thats their site its only fitting

.Tim
03 May 2006, 02:30
Maybe a mandatory category selection be put in place that shows next to or above the url to prevent someone from clicking on an adult/nsfw site without knowing what it is.

Protoman
03 May 2006, 02:49
Given that my girlfriend smacked me upside the head with a magazine, yes. :P
that wasn't a magazine.. it was a phone book! :knockedout:

pspcrazy
03 May 2006, 02:56
...panting heavily... which user :) lmao j/k

Dean C
03 May 2006, 03:03
It's not like y'all haven't seen a pair of boobs before is it? Point taken, but moderating users homepages for adult material would be a task beyong the moderators here.

mikeclarke
03 May 2006, 03:09
Some guy's arn't allowed to see boobs. ha! ha! I am.

Sean S
03 May 2006, 04:27
lol funny discussion you guys got going on here. But I agree Kall, this happened to me last year, fortunantly for me, no one was around to smack me :D

kall
03 May 2006, 06:02
It's not like y'all haven't seen a pair of boobs before is it? Point taken, but moderating users homepages for adult material would be a task beyong the moderators here.
<sarcasm>You mean they have some means of moderating every post here, without them being reported by someone? WOW!</sarcasm>

Or.. are you saying that it is perfectly fine to have NSFW links on every post they make (in the dropdown of their username), and reporting them will result in no action being taken?

I mean.. blaming the non-omniscience of the staff here isn't really a good reason to justify people with adult sites in their profiles. Surely, a 'Report Profile' function would be of use?

Dean C
03 May 2006, 15:01
<sarcasm>You mean they have some means of moderating every post here, without them being reported by someone? WOW!</sarcasm>

Or.. are you saying that it is perfectly fine to have NSFW links on every post they make (in the dropdown of their username), and reporting them will result in no action being taken?

I mean.. blaming the non-omniscience of the staff here isn't really a good reason to justify people with adult sites in their profiles. Surely, a 'Report Profile' function would be of use?

Good luck with that ;)</sarcasm>

Paul M
03 May 2006, 15:47
Some people run adult sites, and the homepage field here is mandatory, go figure .... ;)

Xenon
03 May 2006, 17:48
afaik it's not forbidden to run adult sites, and i cannot remeber that it's forbidden to run a vbulletin on these sites, so, cannot do much here

davidw
03 May 2006, 18:19
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but in this situation, I understand this to be a matter of looking at ones profile and going to said profile owner's homepage, just to find out (without any warning) that the homepage is adult in nature. Which in this case, it might be offensive to some people to [having no knowldege of the nature of the link they are about to click] view possible offensive material. I could be mistaken, but this is how I understand the situation.

TheComputerGuy
03 May 2006, 18:35
Remember Jesus Saves!




...and Moses invests!

Blessed is those that feed us!

davidw
03 May 2006, 18:36
Remember Jesus Saves!




...and Moses invests!What does that have to do with this topic?

Dean C
03 May 2006, 18:40
It's no different to a user clicking on a link anywhere. If it's a parent who doesn't want their kid viewing offensive stuff, then install software to prevent it. If you're doing it at work, then chances are you probably shouldn't be anyway.

davidw
03 May 2006, 18:42
We have a few coders here who are younger than 18, I've noticed a few members who are 13-14-15 years of age - they probably shouldn't be on here in the first place, right? lol

Freesteyelz
03 May 2006, 19:06
It's a legal vs ethical issue. When I first purchased vB in Feb. I assumed that it had a policy against running adult content, as UBB does. To my surprise I didn't find anything after reading it.

I may have overlooked details in vB's policy but if I didn't I would think there would be some sort of site policy in place. People who use company's time/money to go on the web, well, that's their problem. Cause for a later debate for the legal realm.

Keeping in mind what christianb mentioned I think he does have a valid point regarding under-aged members. The Admins and Moderators are not to be parents (and we don't expect them to be) but they do govern any content that is presented here. Parents of under-aged members have a responsibility to curb what is viewable to their children but as a community there is a bit of responsibility too. I see no difference between reporting a post vs reporting indecent content. When it becomes known doesn't action take place?

Again, it's a matter of legal vs ethical.

Ntfu2
03 May 2006, 19:19
i already know whos profile its in,

But either way, most URLs contain a word that would probably/should probably throw up a red flag as being adult. If you are affraid of getting in trouble, or arent allowed to view such material with other people around, i beleive that you shouldnt be freely clicking links without knowing where they go to begin with, as i'm sure anyone can find something offensive with each site...

Remember adult webmasters also purchased vBulletin software(or the webmaster wouldnt be here) and should also have the right to atleast put it in their homepage on their profile

Wired1
03 May 2006, 19:34
Also, it's the parent's responsibility to know what their kids are surfing to / set up the appropriate safe surfing software on their PC.

amykhar
03 May 2006, 19:50
I guess the best policy is to assume that every homepage link is going to lead to something not suitable for viewing at work.

BUT - Stefan, couldn't we easily add a radio button to the profile that says 'My homepage is an adult site' and then in the template, tag the url as such? This would give users fair warning and wouldn't take too much effort.

kall
03 May 2006, 19:59
I guess the best policy is to assume that every homepage link is going to lead to something not suitable for viewing at work.

BUT - Stefan, couldn't we easily add a radio button to the profile that says 'My homepage is an adult site' and then in the template, tag the url as such? This would give users fair warning and wouldn't take too much effort.
That is one way to look at it.. treating each link as NSFW would be safer I guess but...

Why is there a rule against posting Adult links in threads, but not against having them in the Profile? It seems non-balanced to me. :)

Paul M
04 May 2006, 01:23
A link in a post is much more obvious, and a lot less effort to click, than a url tucked away in a users profile.

mikeclarke
04 May 2006, 02:09
Boobs! Boobs!

Wired1
04 May 2006, 05:17
Couldn't have said it better myself :)

Users need their sites in their profiles because regardless of the topic of their forum, if someone has a question, they are asking about the code, not the content, of their site.

Erwin
04 May 2006, 05:21
If it's an adult website we should have a toggle to hide the person's homepage from public view. This is after all a general audience website.

wormhole-t53
04 May 2006, 10:37
Erwin Has A Point There

Logikos
04 May 2006, 15:33
exposed boobies.
Say it again!
exposed boobies.
Your a bad man... :p

Freesteyelz
04 May 2006, 23:04
Alright. Raise your hands if you saw that coming.

Chris M
05 May 2006, 00:23
Boobies! :D

I think Erwin's idea is a good one :)

Chris

Logikos
05 May 2006, 00:30
If your going to make Adult/NSFW homepages hidden, can I maybe suggest doing the same for all users homepages?

Even better! Have a checkbox next to the homepage field asking if there site contains any Adult/NSFW content to please click the check box. Then have another option in the users options to hide Adult/NSFW released sites when view there profile.

Freesteyelz
05 May 2006, 00:30
Boobies!

I think Erwin's idea is a good one

Chris

I'm just feeding the flame, am I? :confused:

Chris-777
05 May 2006, 00:34
Or at the very least, a rule in place that requires adult site webmasters to note it in their sig/profile somehow. When someone asks for help on something I know the answer to, I tend to just click their site and look at the error.

Brad
05 May 2006, 01:17
I've added a new required field to the edit profile page now. By default it's set to 'no'. When it's set to 'yes' it will display a warning in that user's profile next to the homepage link.

If you find someone that links to such content without the warning, report it to a staff member and we will take care of it.

Freesteyelz
05 May 2006, 01:52
Sweet. :)

kall
05 May 2006, 04:27
I've added a new required field to the edit profile page now. By default it's set to 'no'. When it's set to 'yes' it will display a warning in that user's profile next to the homepage link.

If you find someone that links to such content without the warning, report it to a staff member and we will take care of it.
Woohoo! Boobies now for only those who don't wish to be smacked by their better half!

:)

Thanks for taking my point seriously guys... it's much appreciated.

j883376
05 May 2006, 04:38
I've added a new required field to the edit profile page now. By default it's set to 'no'. When it's set to 'yes' it will display a warning in that user's profile next to the homepage link.

If you find someone that links to such content without the warning, report it to a staff member and we will take care of it.
That doesn't help on the pulldown on each post though that says "Visit X's Homepage!"

Chris M
05 May 2006, 09:24
Good point there...

I'll nudge Brad :)

Chris

SaN-DeeP
06 May 2006, 00:50
man couldnt stop myself laughting out loud reading the first 10 replies of this post
hahahahah

kall
22 May 2006, 20:02
they req. a url to sign up here and if thats their site its only fitting
No, they don't.

Just had to post this, as I can confirm that there are people here without a URL in their profile.

Paul M
22 May 2006, 22:34
It's a required field when you register.

Chris M
22 May 2006, 23:03
It is now - It wasn't earlier on in the life of vBulletin.org, and since not everybody updates their profile, it doesn't get asked for until they do :)

Chris

kall
23 May 2006, 06:39
It is now - It wasn't earlier on in the life of vBulletin.org, and since not everybody updates their profile, it doesn't get asked for until they do :)

Chris
Thank you Chris! Explanation and verification that I am not insane. :D

Lottis
23 May 2006, 07:23
If it's an adult website we should have a toggle to hide the person's homepage from public view. This is after all a general audience website.
I agree. I have nothing against bobbies ore what so ever, but i like to be warn what kind of things pops up.

Xenon
23 May 2006, 20:06
Thank you Chris! Explanation and verification that I am not insane. :D
you sure about that? :D



;)

Chris M
23 May 2006, 20:09
Thank you Chris! Explanation and verification that I am not insane. :D
Nah we know your insane, but your in good company ;)

Chris

peterska2
23 May 2006, 21:27
Thank you Chris! Explanation and verification that I am not insane. :D

Insanity and vB go hand in hand, so you are in good company :p

Ohiosweetheart
31 May 2006, 02:52
Uh excuse me, but while everyone is busy singling out adult sites as evil here, may I please remind everyone that "adult" is not necessarily equivalent to porn?
I happen to be the owner and administrator of an adult site, and obviously, a vB license owner. So yes, they do sell licenses to owners of adult sites. My site is not a porn site. It is an adult community much like thousands of others around the www. We discuss politics, religion, recipes, kids, spousal abuse, child abuse, dating, marriage, sex *gasp*, and much more.
Are there any nude pictures on my site. Yes there are. All neatly tucked away in a photo gallery where they can be seen by permission only. But because the f*** word is seen on my site... just as it can be heard on any given cable TV movie at any time of the day or night... I'm restricted from linking to my site in my signature. Ok, I can accept that.

What I do not accept, however, is my adult site being thrown into the same ring with porn sites, which btw, I do not like nor approve of.

PLEASE, get it straight. There IS a difference between an adult site and a porn site.

thank you

bada_bing
31 May 2006, 03:09
Lets see some adult site with boobies ,ehehehehee

Ohiosweetheart
31 May 2006, 03:10
go to a porn site

kall
31 May 2006, 04:01
Uh excuse me, but while everyone is busy singling out adult sites as evil here, may I please remind everyone that "adult" is not necessarily equivalent to porn?
I happen to be the owner and administrator of an adult site, and obviously, a vB license owner. So yes, they do sell licenses to owners of adult sites. My site is not a porn site. It is an adult community much like thousands of others around the www. We discuss politics, religion, recipes, kids, spousal abuse, child abuse, dating, marriage, sex *gasp*, and much more.
Are there any nude pictures on my site. Yes there are. All neatly tucked away in a photo gallery where they can be seen by permission only. But because the f*** word is seen on my site... just as it can be heard on any given cable TV movie at any time of the day or night... I'm restricted from linking to my site in my signature. Ok, I can accept that.

What I do not accept, however, is my adult site being thrown into the same ring with porn sites, which btw, I do not like nor approve of.

PLEASE, get it straight. There IS a difference between an adult site and a porn site.

thank you
Indeed, hence the reason I titled the thread 'Adult/NSFW'.

The main point being: A user should always feel safe when clicking a link on this site.. safe in the knowledge that the resulting page that is opened will be Safe to open at Work.

:)

Ntfu2
31 May 2006, 04:16
what about having these links in your signature.

I've reported a user for this, and it still remains in the sig, so i figured i'd make a post about it

CyberRanger
31 May 2006, 04:19
What I do not accept, however, is my adult site being thrown into the same ring with porn sites, which btw, I do not like nor approve of.

Thanks for bringing a sanity check to the puritan rampage. God Forbid someone sees a breast! Now, if we are talking about kids shooting the heads of cops or some other insane violence, that's okay! But boobs need to be monitored. Insanity when nudity is considered worse than violence.:(

Ohiosweetheart
31 May 2006, 05:47
what about having these links in your signature.

I've reported a user for this, and it still remains in the sig, so i figured i'd make a post about it

I'm not sure why or how it would remain. Mine was removed for me before I had a chance to remove it myself. I received an email the day after I signed up here telling me that my signature link to my site was "unacceptable" and to please remove it, or it would be removed for me. Apparently they couldn't wait, because I came right over here and it was already gone. :angry:

kall
13 Jun 2006, 20:17
In accordance with our new Site Feedback policy, recent off-topic posts within this thread have been removed.

Please stay on-topic. :)

Ntfu2
14 Jun 2006, 04:54
what about having these links in your signature.

I've reported a user for this, and it still remains in the sig, so i figured i'd make a post about it


Just checked the user again, and it remains still

Brad
14 Jun 2006, 04:56
Send the username to me via PM.