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Old 08-06-2014, 07:54 AM
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Closing Women and Alfas Thread

I respect that moderators have the power to close a thread, and by the way, I agree that too many inappropriate pictures and comments have polluted the thread. However, would it not be better to temporarily remove the users who continually piss of the moderators and don't give a darn in lieu of closing a thread with 1,500,000 looks? That's what me thinks
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:17 AM
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I agree. shutting down the thread is over handed. Close the road to stop the speeders.
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Delete offending posts. Warn offenders. Ban repeat offenders.

The system we have now deletes offending posts and bans everyone.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM
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agreed......
but I was banned from PY (Performance Years) for agreeing that a non moderated part of the forum shouldn't be moderated! lol
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:35 AM
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Closing Women and Alfas Thread

Looking at the decision from a different perspective with recent news events and having nothing to do with my personal opinion of the thread, previously the bb was owned and moderated by an individual. With the sale of the bb to a corporation they have to be more liability conscious because it is more than the individual and his family involved.

Anyone that reads, even a little, knows that Google has proactively data-mined whatever they could possibly do within legal bounds and have numerous lawsuits pending about tracking individual keystrokes and other private data usurped in the process. This week it was disclosed that Google is using an algorithm to data-mine for porn posted to any of the websites that they are associated with or control and are reporting their finds to the police to obtain search warrants against the individuals, who posted the material.

Yes, they are looking primarily for pedophiles and child pornography, but we all know how the net thrown can capture unintended targets. Autoguide is most likely trying to protect their corporation from any litigation, based on this thread having been allowed previously. At least, they will have the defense that it was closed, if discovered.

For anyone who thinks I'm defending Autoguide; so far from the truth. I don't like the bb's moderation or other rules since the bb has changed hands. It's become a heavy-handed, authoritarian, driven organization.
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So, were there complaints, or was this just a whim?

I don't recall seeing anything "inappropriate" - a bunch of childish comments by people (myself included), but nothing that anyone is going to jail for. Unless those were immediately removed (in which case kudos to the mods for doing so, but that is the job description).

Yes such a thread is probably offensive to some, not to mention somewhat disrespectful - and the internet has a habit of crossing cultures without mixing them very well. If this is the case, then the fact that the thread has not been deleted is puzzling.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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Well I think the point here is that there has to be a limit, and someone has to enforce it. Not that I necessarily agree with where it was drawn in this case, but I'm glad I don't have to draw it and enforce it.

So lets all get with the program and move on down the line.

With any luck, this thread will be unlocked soon and we can all continue to enjoy as long as people stop pushing the envelope.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:30 PM
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So, were there complaints, or was this just a whim?

I don't recall seeing anything "inappropriate" - a bunch of childish comments by people (myself included), but nothing that anyone is going to jail for. Unless those were immediately removed (in which case kudos to the mods for doing so, but that is the job description).

Yes such a thread is probably offensive to some, not to mention somewhat disrespectful - and the internet has a habit of crossing cultures without mixing them very well. If this is the case, then the fact that the thread has not been deleted is puzzling.
There you go....someone who admits to acting childish and agreeing to delete the thread. See....problem easily solved. Why can't this world be run by such comprehensive individuals. ,-)
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Perhaps a "report as innappropriate" link (with some threshold) could do the trick of balancing and ease down the duty of monitoring by Admins. After all, this is a forum and, as such, and for bad or worse, is naturally succeptible to each of its members' viewpoints.

I enjoy this thread quite a bit and have never come accross nude or otherwise innappropriate content - of course, it doesn't mean it hasn't happened.

In any case, it's no secret that women love to pose and show their stuff; all the girls portrayed there seem to be of age, show awareness of the shoot and are clearly enjoying their time, so I don't think we should be concerned on their behalf or go 'feminist'.

I, for one, would like to download all the pics there, because, most sincerely, the sight of such beatiful cars with girls around them, is IT and gives me reason to go out and make my car look good.
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Interesting part is that majority of the pictures are lifted off the public domain which run a wide range of taste spectrum. I have yet to encounter a tasteless personal pictures posted, i.e. the ones actually taken by the members themselves.

So we are basically taking something from a public domain and posting them here. Unless these are found offensive to the board members themselves, how does that violate or propagate anything else?

If this was a European based site, then this topic would be non-existant.
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You know, this has been discussed before...
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can we have a description of what is inappropriate, preferably with sample photos?
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 PM
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Come on guy, what's so hard to understand about "work safe" or "child safe" -- which pretty much equates to "no nudity"?
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