QUOTE(Kev @ Aug 5 2012, 22:37)
This was the only forum that I visit that allowed under-18s. And I always felt weird looking at those "twink" photos.
It's a good move. As long as we can keep the place open.
It's not as clear-cut as that, though. A lot of over-18s are decidedly twinky. Some people like that, some people don't, that's cool. But if I thought hard when I'm visiting site (rather than being hard
), then I'd be uncomfortable with them, too.
Much like when you visit 'certain sites', and they claim to be 'U.S. Code compliant' - which I take to mean they have the performer's verified photo-ID, and age on file. But what if that was false
?? You just committed a criminal offence...
I'm not criticising anyone, I think the mods. do a great job. But it won't just remove all the ambiguities and problems overnight. And it also means that we won't be able to enjoy 'newcomers', be they actors/singers/sportsmen, whatever.
And seriously, I think it's quite possible to 'appreciate' a young guy in a non-sexual way. Not that I make a habit of doing so, but if there's a special someone that catches my eye, well, I might want to keep my eye out for him, whatever movies/tv shows he may be appearing in. Can't do that the same now.
Also, what about 'old posts' - you know, of guys like Tom Daley, which were previously covered by the rules, but now are not. Do they get deleted/harvested/shredded??
QUOTE(stulancs @ Aug 5 2012, 19:50)
The law that makes the posting of under-18 questionable has been in place since 2003, so it's a surprise it's taken this long to change the rules.
Actually, no, because all of the content on here is non-sexual. So these are pics which you could quite legally upload to a facebook/flickr album, or order online prints of, or whatever.
So there shouldn't really be any problem at all.