Thread: Adults Only Forum
September 26th, 2005, 08:32 PM #81
I think including it in a subscription plan would be a great idea.
I don't really see any value in the argument against this idea. No one would be forced to use the AO forum.
September 26th, 2005, 11:12 PM #82
Originally Posted by RedFury
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September 26th, 2005, 11:19 PM #83
September 26th, 2005, 11:22 PM #84
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yes, *sigh* thats all we need, grandpas talking about pornography and politics ><
September 26th, 2005, 11:24 PM #85
Granted it would keep me here more often.. but isn't this a tech forum?
so many adult forums out there... I would like to stay at one URL for all my online needs but I don't think it will happen.
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September 26th, 2005, 11:35 PM #86
On a more serious note... an adult forum? Sure, why not.
But "Adult" should not mean no holds barred when it comes to forum decorum =) That is, a personal attack is still a personal attack and should be treated as such via moderation. PM's work just fine for members to tell other members how they really, really feel about them.
How would you define what an "adult" topic is? global warming? politics? religion? drugs? fetishes? syrup or jelly? Goatse? What would be left to talk about in the regular forum?
I am all for opening up the topics of discussion a bit and playing looser with the language... but if it is going to be a forum free for all bash fest... well there are plenty other crapholes on the net like that as it is.
September 26th, 2005, 11:43 PM #87
I honestly dont see in opening an adult only forum. But whats the point? As gnomer said, most topics are discussed in the public forums. I would say you have my vote for opening a new forum...but I honestly don't see the point.
Maby im just being biased...I'm 14"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend to be one of those deaf-mutes" Or Should I?
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September 27th, 2005, 05:04 AM #88
my personal opinion is that I have seen other "forums" with "open" topics (like what would probably be used) and it gets so out of hand and ridiculous ... I think it would turn this forum into "every other" forum out there.... which i don't want to see happening... Tech IMO has always been a tolerant place, but the "mods" and Rob, Mike etc... have been able to keep it "clean" to some point... putting in a "adults forum" would just "eventually" add trash to the IMO community ... (nothing against you "Brandon184") , but someone would eventually get in there with with some stupid XXX crap etc... or something else like that...
I see enough as it is in the IMO community forum.. .. why bring more... but then again... If it was put in place, i wouldn't have to visit it anyway....
sry if i put a "negative" vibe into this... I just like Tech IMO the way it is...
September 27th, 2005, 05:46 AM #89Originally Posted by sweeper2
September 27th, 2005, 05:48 AM #90
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if we want politics or world ahappenenings there is cnn.com or bbcworld, this forum i think is okay as it is sur no one disputes that there are 14 /12 year olds running around here but an ao forum will only cause more kids to try get in and people all see the net as a place to cut loose cause there are no consequences if you ban me now whats to stop me from signing up again with another name????
i think just keep it tech as it is and people who want to soil that impression or
kids looking to get into ao stuff wil realise that there is nada here for them ( and this is frm a guy who is 20 but looks 14 have to give my id when i want to buy smokes which are not even for me if i want to voice off about the fact that i have a genetic disesease let me go to medical forum that deals with it (cystic fibrosis )
there are a lot out there so just keep it as it is because some of us will want the anonymity that it give us in a sense (deal with it in your own way or in another forum that will deal with it)
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September 27th, 2005, 05:56 AM #91
it wouldn't effect my personal experience.. but what about others who would like a more "low grade" type forum... a family type IMO community forum... without the "Adult" site added... I mean there are plenty of other forums that allow those type of topics ... and Tech IMO has kept "out" of the loop which maybe has added more members and maybe has had more members "wander" off to other forums...
I don't see how to keep anyone from getting into the forum... and putting up a "have to have a CC" to access, might as well make it a "XXX" forum ...
I don't know... just my opinion... like I said... nothing against you or anyone else...
I just wanted to state my opinion... either- or ... i still will be here... forever...and ever ...
September 27th, 2005, 06:05 AM #92
The credit card verification idea is simply to ensure that only adults can access the forum. Who said anything about a "XXX" forum?
As far as keeping things "family friendly", things will be just as family friendly as before. And for those members who would choose not to participate in the AO forum - it would more or less not even exist for them.
On that note, I doubt people would be joining JUST to participate in the "AO" forums.
You seem unsure on your stance. Which seems silly to me. Having a forum for mature adult chatter seems like a great idea to me and others with whom I've discussed this and exchanged PM's. So if it's not something that would modify your forum experience and not something that you would be forced to use, why would you push a "No, I don't want this" opinion?
September 27th, 2005, 06:21 AM #93
okay, well, if it was put into action...
first off... how do you keep out "XXX" in a "Adult forum" ... how far would you be able to go ... all out ? I guess i am not sure on what "YOU" or "OTHERS" want in the forum... I mean, people can be adults now in the forum we do have without adding another... I just think it would get out of hand... and your right, i am not sure if i would visit it or not... but like i said, depends on what is allowed in the forum i guess...
September 27th, 2005, 06:45 AM #94
Then how about a fourm for,divorced,single,married,couples,gay,straight,w hite,african american, I hope you catch my drift. This fourm is for computers,not dating,not everyones social life, this is a community for all things related to computers, community meaning it is mmade up of people of all walks of life, with out predijust to age,sex,ornationality.
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September 27th, 2005, 06:55 AM #95
Thanks for your enlightening commentary, Dustay.
Originally Posted by sweeper2
Originally Posted by sweeper2
As far as what would go in that forum, another aspect that I like to look at is what wouldn't go into that forum? It would be a great place to avoid a lot of threads and commentary that I just don't care to see. Couple that with the fact that it would likely be part of a forum subscription package, so you'd be supporting the forum. It's really a win-win situation.
September 27th, 2005, 07:09 AM #96Originally Posted by brandon184
If there were a good set of rules to avoid "over doing it" that would be fine.. and yes any type of $$ to help out this forum is always good... and i might peek in a few times.... ... it's not a BAD idea.... if it can be moderated correctly, and yes, it might take away some of the other topics in the regular IMO community...
September 27th, 2005, 10:58 AM #97
September 27th, 2005, 12:37 PM #98
I would have to say no.
I see it on the same plane as the Mac forum idea. I don't see a need for it, nor do I see how it would add value to the forum.
September 27th, 2005, 12:44 PM #99
I guess I'm just messed in the head. I must be.
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September 27th, 2005, 12:48 PM #100Originally Posted by brandon184
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