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Subject: Someone complained about my avatar
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 7:59 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I had to get rid of Alexander.  Geez. It was him bare chested.  I mean come on.  Not butt or any naughty parts showing.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 8:43 AM ET
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Well, that sucks.  I've seen tons of nekkid man chest avatars on the site over the years.  It's not like you can see them that well anyway, they're so small.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:08 AM ET
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Sorry to hear that...........I've seen some siggy line pics that are in my opinion quite graphic and they have never been asked to remove them.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:23 AM ET
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I agree with Sarah - that sucks!  Isn't that what the "Ignore this member" is for?  If you don't like me, my pics or my opinions, you can easily ignore me....  Life is too short to be that bothered by something!!

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:41 AM ET
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Wow that's pretty shocking.  I didn't think your avatar was all that racy.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:50 AM ET
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Man, that stinks. I thought we were all adults here (not that it was an "adult" pic) but we're romance readers and have seen or fantasized (well, "I" have - can't speak for anyone else) about gorgeous guys. Whoever complained was probably visiting the wrong forum to begin with. I've seen far worst on TV for goodness sake.

I don't put down anyone's moral views, we all have the right to our opinions, but don't penalize people if YOU'RE hanging around in the wrong forum. I've blocked the sig line thing because it was too distracting - all the blinking stuff - but some of THOSE pics were far more revealing, sigh........off to daydream about six-packs and all that good stuff.....

Gail

 

 

 

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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guess you've been singled out by TPTB huh?

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:40 AM ET
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Yeah I had an email saying that "we had complaints about your avatar and while we appreciate the beauty of the human body blah blah blah".  I think it's because I hang out on the the Questions and CTM boards.  Anyone who hung out regularly on the games or L&R board wouldn't have complained because there are so many of us with hot guy pictures-they'd have to complain about everyone.

What's funny is that I get 2-3 PMS a week from people telling me how much they like my pictures. 



Last Edited on: 7/18/09 11:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2007
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It's funny that they complained about your avi and not your siggy.  Of course I don't remember what your avi looked like, but a couple of your siggy pictures show more than chests.  Some one must have been bored and decided to stir up some crap.

Edited to add that I have a beefcake in my avi and no one's complained yet. LOL!

 



Last Edited on: 7/17/09 10:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:57 AM ET
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Good grief.  I have seen WAY worse.  What about the ones of women wearing thongs that are half-removed? (And for the record, I don't have a problem with those, either.)  I guess those people just aren't posting in the same places you are.  And your signature pics are way more revealing- but no complaints about  those?  LOL.  Oh well, anyone who is uptight enough to complain about something like that has far bigger problems than seeing some guy's naked chest.  Let's all feel bad for them.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Well I was wondering that too and maybe when you turn off pictures it only turns off siggy pictures and not avatars. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:51 AM ET
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Wow, that's ridiculous, Mary!  Yours was pretty tasteful (and quite appealing, truth be told ;))  Sorry you had to deal with that, and ditto what Lesley said!

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:53 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:59 AM ET
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This is a 18 and over website, no kids are supposed to be using this site, so I don't see what was wrong with the avatar. If a person is sensitive to what's really quite natural, the human body, than they can just ignore your posts, right? Or does ignoring a member not take away the avatar? I wouldn't know since I've never ignored anyone.

I'd still be upset that someone was so hoity-toity to complain about it.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 12:17 PM ET
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yep posting in CMT really brings you under fire. I'm obviously bored and finding the fights there more interesting reading than my books:-( I'm pathetic. but wouldn't surprise me at all if it was someone there who reported you. heck if one bothers me I just  ignore it and actually around halloween I found most to be disturbing to me with the gruesomeness..much rather see a nearly naked beefcake and study' art of the human body'!

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 12:39 PM ET
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I was thinking the same thing - probably one of the easily offended whiny-babies from the CMT forum:P  Some of those people get offended at anything & everything.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 2:51 PM ET
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=O  I'm offended that you said that, Kim!!  (hehe)

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 2:59 PM ET
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Pleeeeeze!  no more hot man tittie!  you women are giving me hot flashes here at work!  I loved him, Mary, and he will be missed.

Angie -
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 3:02 PM ET
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Very lame, indeed. :(

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 3:45 PM ET
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"Some of those people get offended at anything & everything."

Yep, you're right and it's like Lesley said...they've got bigger problems.  Maybe they ran out of books to read and had nothing better to do than lash out.  Honestly, for someone to have a problem with that avatar, at an over 18 site, is pretty hard to understand - especially considering some of the photos in the sig's I've seen.  Mind you, I love them, but I've seen much racier sig photos than your avatar! 

It also makes me a bit annoyed to think that those few people are no doubt feeling victorious in their "win".  The whole thing is just silly to me.  There are so many more important things in life than getting upset or offended enough to actually write and complain about a naked male chest in some tiny photo!  <lol> Whoever wrote in and complained better stay away from the beaches and pools this summer.  They're gonna get awfully offended if they don't! 

 



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Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2007
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Mary,

Personally I love all your men!!! - Is Lord of the Hissy Fit a real book?

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:37 PM ET
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CMT is very dangerous.  Not friendly like L & R.  Can get nasty over there.

 

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:55 PM ET
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probably one of the easily offended whiny-babies from the CMT forum:P  Some of those people get offended at anything & everything.

Wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't someone who didn't like something you commented on, Mary.   And like others have said, I have seen avis and siggy pics that are far more racy and pushing-the-envelope than what you had.  Some people are just PITAs.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:58 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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I have signature pictures turned off, can't stand all those annoying blinkies.  I can still see avatars though.

ETA--I just tried the "ignore this member" link and you can see that they've posted and can see their avatar but you don't see the content of the post so that's all that does.



Last Edited on: 7/17/09 10:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 12:17 AM ET
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=O  I'm offended that you said that, Kim!!  (hehe)

ROFL!  They probably have their settings so that they can't see the nasty pics in the sig lines, so of course there's nothing left to snivel about but avatars.  We should all take some naughty pics and photoshop fig leaves over them, or like the red circle with the diagonal slash through it, over the groin area and post them as our avatars:P

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