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This was all a scheme to bring the community together in a fruitful, fun discussion - something these forums haven't seen in quite a while.

Thank you Machina.



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I think that aside from having an option to turn off avatars, then Rol's is the best idea. How about if the mods do this the democratic way and have a poll with various options? If not to straight up decide what to do then at least to have a better feel of what this community thinks on the whole.



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MontanaHatchet said:
To address the issue:

While I'm reluctant to compare the two sites so often, on NeoGAF signatures aren't even allowed and I can probably only think of one shirtless avatar that I remember from the site (which wasn't outright sexual and has now been changed). Obviously the rule can be tweaked and changed but the level of inappropriate avatars was becoming excessive. Regardless of where you're browsing the site from, no one needs to see hyper-sexualized avatars of shirtless men as well as women in bikinis just because they want to read some news on their favorite games. The rule is still up for discussion but I'd ask for people to be mature on the issue and discuss it in a civil manner.


What about my avatar, still waiting for a moderator to confirm if its too....uhh not sure what word to use, revealing? (Even though I honestly still think video game related content as long as they are not hentai or close to it should still be acceptable cause you know its a video game forum/site).



    

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TheFallen said:
I'm sure a "Disable avatars" option would have been better. You can already disable sigs, so why go down the route of censoring?


+1 to this, this should of been the alternative imo.

 

Edit: sorry for the double post, quote system needs to be changed or something >.>



    

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Tis quite funny that this actually became a serious issue.

Nonetheless let it be known that I chose to change my avatar before these new rules were set in place of my own free will.



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Wasn't this thread a little premature as the internal debate is still going on?



I've had sigs disabled for over a year. /isn't affected

Though any content of a sultry or sexual nature wouldn't have really bothered me.   My issue has always been the general size and layout of sigs.  The less space wasted between the actual content of posts the better, in my opinion.



This is for the best. Things were getting a bit out of hand with people seeing how far they could go before getting in trouble. It made it a pain browsing the site at school or in from of parents....




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outlawauron said:
Wasn't this thread a little premature as the internal debate is still going on?


We're leaning towards making the application of the rule more lenient as a direct result of the comments in this thread (i.e. we are listening), particularly with respect to videogame characters, and to give more discretion to mods to ignore aspects of the rules when the images clearly aren't sexualised.

The first three rules I think are fine though imo, because they cover quite clearly NSFW material - something we already say is against the rules. For those wondering about the 'with cleavage/backsides/genitals on display' bit, which is causing some confusion, by 'on display' we mean where those features are mostly bare, not where they're clothed.

To use examples from this thread, at the time of writing I would say that outlaw, chrissindahouse, Plezba, Kangi, carl, kyliedog and monkeymonk are all clearly fine, whereas psrock would need to change his, and BasilZero and hatmoza's are up for debate.



Machina said:
outlawauron said:
Wasn't this thread a little premature as the internal debate is still going on?


To use examples from this thread, at the time of writing I would say that outlaw, chrissindahouse, Plezba, Kangi, carl, kyliedog and monkeymonk are all clearly fine, whereas psrock would need to change his, and BasilZero and hatmoza's are up for debate.


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