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Feedback required.. Is this offensive in this forum?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Roughneck1, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. No, doesn't bother me at all

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  2. Yes, not personally but my boss/wife/kids might object

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  3. Yes, I don't like to see that kind of stuff

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  4. No if it was just the images and no text (such as XXX etc)

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  1. Roughneck1

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    Just having a convo with the owners of this site and we would like to know your views on the following issue that came to light earlier today.

    Would you object to the AV Forums carrying banners like the attached one in this section of the site?
     

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  2. eviljohn2

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    I don't mind personally but it might be worth only putting them in ad sections at the bottom of pages rather than prominently at the top as a compromise. :)
     
  3. Marc

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    obviously this is down to my post earlier, and i apologise if my post lost you some money or something, but i did have my reasons.

    First let me say, I don't have a problem with porn, although i have no desire to own any porn dvds, i just found it inappropriate for the area i saw it in. i'm sure there are some young members on the forum, perhaps not many, but i bet their parents would have loved to see them looking at dvdskins.com

    also, the internet is becoming more and more like like a cheap weekend in amsterdam, with porn and drugs ads all over the place, and i really don't think its necessary, if i wanted porn, i could find porn, i don't need it thrust in my face, if you'll pardon the expression.

    also, i was at work at the time, and although they don't mind us using the internet a bit during the day, i'm sure if someone walked past my desk and there's a big pink XXX ad at the top of the page, someone would put 2 and 2 together, come up with 5 and tell my boss i was looking at porn.

    lastly, the adult sales/trades section is seperate from the main section on the forums, presumably for a reason, so it makes sense to apply the same rules to advertisements which are also all about sales.

    and as a final note, some corporate web filter software monitors click thru's and blocks sites that provide them to sites on their block lists. when dvdskins ends up on corporate block lists for being a sex related site, its possible that avforums will also end up on those global block lists.
     
  4. s1hastie

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    No such thing mate!
     
  5. Steve N

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    I agree with Marc.
    Don't have them at all or restrict them to the adult dvd section.
    I often have my young lad check for responses to my posts while I am at work. He likes to read the dvd reviews and gaming threads as well.
    This is an excellent site. Lets not trash it for cash.

    If revinue is an issue why not introduce a small subscription.
    Better that than porn ads, pop ups and the ubiquitous cookies that come with that industry.
     
  6. Zone

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    Not got a problem myself, the more attractive ladies the better but agree with previous comments, keep the main site "clean" lets not get trashy, we have an adult section stick the ads there.
     
  7. Jack the lad

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    Doesnt bother me personally.


    I can see the others points of view, but there is far worse in national and local (come to think of it) newspapers and magazines. Do people stop their kids from reading Home Cinema Choice or Total film? They have more explicit ads.
     
  8. Zone

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    So thats ok then :confused:

    This site has managed perfectly well without the addition of XXX banners, if they are needed or even wanted then stick em in the relevant section surely!

    Personally it would just be nice to go to a site and not feel embarrassed if someone was looking over my shoulder :thumbsdow

    forget the fact I'm sat at the puter naked at the mo :devil:
     
  9. Marc

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    it'd be nice to know what some of the female members of the forums think actually, perhaps some of you could post when you vote?

    would have also been nice to see how many people would have chosen a no, actually i'd quite like to see porn ads option on the poll, as at the moment the only option is either apathy or objection..
     
  10. Jack the lad

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    I just said that it doesnt bother me.

    Now Im not saying that some children dont look at this site but Im sure its really aimed (purely by the nature of the content of the site) at adults/older teenagers.

    Which bit of the banner offended you?

    :lease: Do you get embarrassed if someone sees you reading page 2 of the Sun and theres a pair of norks staring at you from page 3?

    Have a visit to Boots the chemist site, hell they are now advertising clitoral stimulators on banners (£9.99 if anyones interested) :rolleyes:

    Anyway just might 2 peneth
     
  11. Jack the lad

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    PS Please lets not turn this into some schoolyard bickering. Just a point of view :thumbsup:
     
  12. Zone

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    £8.99 with points mate :blush:

    Trust me I aint bickering mate and we all have a point of view and I do respect yours ;)

    My point is just because every other form of media feels happy to display these adds, does that then make it ok in this case?

    We do have an adult section, these ads are adult, I know they are just pics of (very) pretty girls and I personally have no problem what so ever with that but my 11yr old lad reads these forums and trust me he is fully aware what XXX means :rolleyes:
     
  13. Marc

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    and if you're not supervising his internet usage, do you think he would explore the link?
     
  14. Jack the lad

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    Dont let him near Boots :rotfl:
     
  15. Zone

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    With credit card in hand mate :rotfl:

    You dont think I went myself do you :rolleyes: ;)
     
  16. GalacticaActual

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    Walk in to any local news agents and in the paper section you see a lot worse than that banner and the papers are avalable for ANYONE to buy :eek:
     
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    I don't think its the content that people object to, but the placement of it.

    You have to look at the newspaper, you buy the Sun, and you know there will be tits in it.

    You look at an AV website , you don't expect to be pictures for XXX DVD's.
     
  18. Zone

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    I can see me standing alone on this :(

    Sorry Dave I don't agree with your standpoint, just because you can buy some "rag" over the counter that has worse then its ok of this site to go down the same route :confused:
     
  19. Zone

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    Got it in one ;)

    EDIT> although we do have an "Adult" section, no problem with sticking then in there :)
     
  20. mjn

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    Yeah, but you have to physically go in there, and i think you can guess what the content will be, before you enter.
     
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    I am not offended by the ad but at the same time it was a shame to see these types of ad's in these forums.

    :D
     
  22. Zone

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    eh :confused:

    But then that is "your" choice to click into the Adult forum.

    Its not being thrust in front of you in the main site..
     
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    ok is it just me or are you guys (zone and mjn) both arguing the same side of the same argument and just not realising it?
     
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    You've lost me there

    and Marc, yep you're correct, except i'm not arguing, as it doesn't bother me.
     
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    But the add itself is not offensive surely. I mean the actuall Banner. It has pictures of womens faces and a couple of words that descrobe what the banner is advertising. The words hottest XXX and DVD skin dont offend people Do they?

    Back tracking a little I can see the point that some have that it is perhaps the wrong place to have the Add banner, but the subject on weather it, in its self is offensive , well I just cant see it myself. I suppose though if we all had the same tastes and found the same things offensive then it would be a funny old world would it not :)
     
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    I personally didn't like the ad and was glad it was removed - I don't think people should be made to feel in any way self-conscious about visiting this site on a public PC.

    I don't particularly like the Zombie one (sorry can't remember name of film) that is around at the moment either - not because I am easily offended, but simply because this is a family friendly forum :)
     
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    I agree with Marc's first post on this thread.

    As the majority of users who look at the forums during the day, are doing so at work, having a banner like that is not appropriate.

    Is that the sort of thing you want on your screen when co-workers or the boss walks by?
     
  28. Zone

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    Not arguing, just having a debate whether its acceptable or not.
    Looking at the poll results then it appears the majority dont have a problem with the ad!

    I dont have a problem with it "personally" but then again I'm 38 tomorrow :( have 3 boys under 12 and lead a pretty sedate (compared to my teenage years) life nowadays..

    From listening to others views then I guess those that voted otherwise are young(er) than me and single so :thumbsup: Trust me your attitudes will change, well I hope they will ;)
     
  29. Mr.D

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    I think its lovely.
     
  30. Marc

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    yes, you're both having a mass debate over a porn banner. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     

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