Community Standards - part II

Discussion in 'gV governance' started by Mars, 10 Jan 2011.

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  1. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    so lets define the framework of this aspect of the discussion better.
    the issue with the proposed rule is that it would:
    • forbid xxx avatars?
    • or that it would forbid rl nudity in avatars?
    • or that it would forbid av/drawn nudity in avatars?
    • or that is would forbid full stop (nothing should be forbidden)?
    i am trying to determine where the objection stems from.
    and is this a generally held view? are there people that favour the sfw avatar clause? or are people largely against it?
     
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  2. Love

    Love Feel the love
    Bored

    We've seen what people naturally do as far. We've seen what sorts of avatars people choose and what images they choose to post. I have no personal objection with anything posted so far, and I haven't read any objections from others. Yet we have proposed rules now which will create restrictions. I guess my objection, or rather question is, why are we doing this? Why limit what doesn't appear to be a problem?

    Or am I wrong, and there are objections which I missed?

    I'd like to know as well. If many are concerned with what's been presented so far, I'll change my stance accordingly.
     
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  3. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    well, there has to be a line, doesnt there? i assume people arent in favour of goatse avs and the like.
    with that in mind, would people prefer to draw the line where it appears the community has already drawn it?
    if so, how should the av policy be worded?
     
  4. Love

    Love Feel the love
    Bored

    Yes, I'd like to draw the line around where we've naturally settled without push back, at the least.

    I think the OP definition of pornography basically works with the proviso that simple nudity is not "legal xxx imagery" or "pornography."

    Actually, I don't care that much about nudity here to be honest. I guess my question and objection stems more from distaste for creating unnecessary limitations. It could be imagery, or any other form of "censorship" here. If they're necessary then great. This is a nice place to hang out and for people to do their own thing. I'd just hate for that to change for no good reason.
     
  5. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    i think this is an attempt to define it as 'legal xxx imagery', meaning it doesnt include varieties of pr0n that arent clearly legal, such as bestiality. and to further stipulate that legal xxx not be posted outside the mature forum, nor used as an avatar. so are people ok with that bit then?
    perhaps what clouds the issue is the comment on av nudity which may seem to put av nudity (and by extension any rl nudity) on par with xxx?
     
  6. Love

    Love Feel the love
    Bored

    I think so. Avatar nudity only being allowed in the mature section and theGrid when properly tagged, and avatar nudity being a milder case of RL nudity, clearly implies that nudity in general is not allowed anywhere else. It also appears to place nudity in the same classification as "pornography" and "legal xxx imagery."

    The usage of "legal" to ensure that illegal content is not posted anywhere was not missed.
     
  7. Love

    Love Feel the love
    Bored

    By the way, my new avatar was the result of my attempts to set a really awesome pic of an angry Linda Hamilton from that movie collage site as my avatar. It looked horrible cropped, and the avatar upload software would not allow me to upload with the original aspect ratio... It also wiped out my old avatar before I had pressed "OK" so I ended up finding this one, which seemed apropos given the discussion. ;)
     
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  8. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    Can we haz sexy time nao?

    :hug:
     
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  9. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    The issue can be easily solved if the software would allow for the blocking of images in avatars and signature. When it becomes an user option what you choose is nobody else's business; unless some of the other rules are broken.

    :hug:
     
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  10. GradyE

    GradyE Hybrid Angel
    Angelic

    This.
     
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  11. Lain

    Lain End of line. #resist
    Sneaky

    When I joined I was under the impression this was a mature hangout for adults to socialize as we are accustomed to doing in our usual manner, without the onesided dictatorship of a person(s) being the prevalent method of administration.

    I thought we hashed this out on other forums, deciding that adult people had tools to block and/or censor images and content they found offensive, and that with some basic rules in place surrounding courtesy for other posters, we can all get along just fine.

    Adblock offers image and content blocking, to name one of the more popular solutions. Depending on the browser you are using there are a myriad of tools and options available to taylor the viewing experience to the end user, without imposing undue restrictions and paramteres on the rest of the community.

    I don't really want a happy medium between SLU and SC. I want gV to be gV.
     
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  12. Lias

    Lias Open Community!
    Arsey

    It would be great to be able to have a one-click method to turn images off while we are in an office.
     
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  13. Love

    Love Feel the love
    Bored

    I guess the avatar is a bit of a special case. For some it's just a picture, but for others it's a means of conveying their identity. And sometimes that identity isn't safe for work.
     
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  14. Snapper O'Callaghan

    Snapper O'Callaghan It's not a hug. I'm not finished strangling you.

    Playing the DA, this doesn't actually solve the dilemma of choosing/debating a policy so much as it gives people a remedy in the event one particular policy grows up and becomes a law.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    I agree, what it does is eliminating the need of a policy that does not need to be enforced. Do we really need to mark every single boundary? We are all grown-up... most of us at least.

    :hug:
     
  16. Lias

    Lias Open Community!
    Arsey

    Yes, we need to mark every boundary that we can think of (like a TOS that most online places establish). One person's ideas of adult boundaries may not match another.
     
  17. colleen Criss

    colleen Criss Your life will never be the same again.
    Cheerful

    :) 1st let me ask lol is this trolling or harassment ?? ROFL
     
  18. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    Choose "C", humble request :p

    :hug:
     
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  19. colleen Criss

    colleen Criss Your life will never be the same again.
    Cheerful

  20. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    I will respectfully disagree :)

    That said, feel free to place as many rules/policies/TOS/EULA etc. as you want. I will keep behaving the way I've been and expect that my regular actions don't create problems.

    :hug:
     
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