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Nudity not allowed on forum

Chainer
May 06, 2022 - permalink

Images and videos with nudity are not allowed on the forum. (This includes drawings.) Previously, this was OK in some of the forum sections. This is no longer the case.

The motivation for this is that having nudity on the site incurs a real cost, and doesn't have much of a benefit. In other words, it's just not worth it.

The biggest cost of having nudity happens whenever I try to work with an external service, for example an ad provider or a credit card processor to bring back the Patreon/premium features from a few months ago. Many of these prohibit adult sites or have special policies for adult sites that make the deals they offer much worse. When they look at the image galleries on the main site, some of them decide that GWM is adult, and some of them decide that it is not; there is some wiggleroom, since the images themselves are what I'd call "PG-13". However, if GWM has actual nudity, the decision always goes to "adult".

A secondary cost is that nude content is more likely to violate the "no content from behind a paywall" policy in the sense of being camshow recordings or images taken from onlyfans pages. This has flown under the radar since the absolute amount of the nude content is small and you need to be logged in to see it, but this isn't exactly a great reason to keep having it on the site.

Meanwhile, what nudity exists on the forum just doesn't add too much to the site, so removing it is not a huge loss. It doesn't drive much traffic or discussion. If this is what you're looking for, there are much better places on the internet where you can get it.

So, to summarize, in the coming few days I will browse the forum looking for nudity and will delete what I find.

A few additional points:

  • I don't anticipate too many changes to the forum sections themselves. There may be small modifications as to what's visible on the front page and what you need to be logged in to see. In general I do plan to keep the login requirement (and "18+" label) for sections with more mature discussion (stories, NSFW Discussion).
  • If you are one of the people who posts your own graphic drawings in the Fantasy section, I will be deleting these threads. From now on you can post in the Your Site section, but you must only post links, no uploads of drawings.
  • Some providers (i.e., where I care about whether they classify the site as "adult") are sensitive to direct links to porn sites. I will be adding filters that intentionally break some of these links, for example by inserting a space into it so that it does not get URL-ified. I already did this in the onlyfans review thread. This should not affect usability too much, but now you know to expect it. (Yes, I agree this distinction is dumb; no, I didn't think of this rule myself.)
May 06, 2022 - permalink

I've been surprised that it's been allowed for as long as it has been. Here's hoping that this change allows you to better leverage external services!

May 06, 2022 - permalink

Thank you for this change. You’re right— it didn’t add anything unique or useful, just lumped us in with inappropriate sites and people.

May 06, 2022 - permalink

Thankyou, since The Site have nudity forum, it has been banned on my country. Now i must use VPN everytime i want to open this site, sadly

May 06, 2022 - permalink

"Images and videos with nudity are not allowed on the forum. (This includes drawings.) Previously, this was OK in some of the forum sections. This is no longer the case."

"I don't anticipate too many changes to the forum sections themselves. There may be small modifications as to what's visible on the front page and what you need to be logged in to see. In general I do plan to keep the login requirement (and "18+" label) for sections with more mature discussion (stories, NSFW Discussion)."

Eg for NSFW /transwomen sections: Presumably you are removing the existing images etc from those sections or deleting entire threads ? Or if you are keeping NSFW discussions, can nude images as part of a discussion etc be posted as external links eg an adult friendly picture host?

cgsweat
May 06, 2022 - permalink

Or if you are keeping NSFW discussions, can nude images as part of a discussion etc be posted as external links eg an adult friendly picture host?

Are you talking about something like imgur?

May 06, 2022 - edited May 06, 2022 - permalink

Are you talking about something like imgur?

Possibly. Any suitable external picture host. I mean you can hardly keep a section called NSFW PICS and not have any pics at least linked within

cgsweat
May 06, 2022 - permalink

Yeah I don't know the details of what Chainer's planning. We're just finding out about this at the same time as everyone else.

It does seem like half-measures for something like this would be a bit lame. Does the line being drawn stop at "NSFW" discussions... sexual content in the Stories section, etc.?

Chainer
May 06, 2022 - permalink

Possibly. Any suitable external picture host. I mean you can hardly keep a section called NSFW PICS and not have any pics at least linked within

It's not going to be called NSFW Pics, it'll be called NSFW Discussion.

If what you're asking is, "can we have exactly the same threads as before except instead of uploading pics as attachments, upload them to imgur and link to them" the answer is no.

May 06, 2022 - permalink

It's not going to be called NSFW Pics, it'll be called NSFW Discussion.

If what you're asking is, "can we have exactly the same threads as before except instead of uploading pics as attachments, upload them to imgur and link to them" the answer is no.

I'm not asking for anything . I just wanted the policy clarified.

[deleted]
May 07, 2022 - permalink

raises hand what about images with nudity censored? E.G, pixellation, stickers, ms paint, etc.

cgsweat
May 07, 2022 - permalink

I think we've agreed to leave "nude" images on the main site. That is, images where the women aren't showing anything considered to be indecent (nipples, genitalia, etc.) and also are not posing in a suggestive manner. In other words if it's an image that looks like it came straight out of a Brazzers video, but she's got censor blocks over her private parts... it's still getting deleted.

cgsweat
May 07, 2022 - permalink

And the censor blocks need to cover a large enough area. I don't anticipate keeping many of these because typically the uncensored version comes from some paysite anyway, which would be breaking another upload rule.

Chainer
May 07, 2022 - permalink

Yeah, as far as that goes, we apply the same standard as we do on the main site.

[deleted]
May 07, 2022 - permalink

Not to belabor the issue but is this an example of allowed images?

https://www.girlswithmuscle.com/741511/

cgsweat
May 07, 2022 - permalink

Yeah that's not acceptable, please just report these rather than bumping the thread.

Thank you.

[deleted]
May 07, 2022 - permalink

Nah, I'll just delete my account, thanks.

cgsweat
May 07, 2022 - permalink

Lol, whatever floats your boat.

May 09, 2022 - permalink

LOL

May 09, 2022 - permalink

site is bullshit a,long with the mods

May 09, 2022 - edited May 09, 2022 - permalink

i respect that you wanna get rid of the nudity. Thats the right move. 👍👍👍

Maybe you should also consider getting rid of transgender images or forums as they are also kinda creepy. but thats just my opinion.

May 09, 2022 - permalink

i respect that you wanna get rid of the nudity. Thats the right move. 👍👍👍

Maybe you should also consider getting rid of transgender images or forums as they are also kinda creepy. but thats just my opinion.

Creepy? Sounds like a you problem.

May 09, 2022 - permalink

Creepy? Sounds like a you problem.

if you think thats a me problem, then thats just your opinion, man.

May 10, 2022 - permalink

if you think thats a me problem, then thats just your opinion, man.

If that's meant to be dismissive, you said it about your comment too. What a waste of time?

May 10, 2022 - permalink

If that's meant to be dismissive, you said it about your comment too. What a waste of time?

your a waste of time.

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