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Escape to IMVU ?? Seriously Stratics...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by GarthGrey, Jun 13, 2009.

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  1. GarthGrey

    GarthGrey Crazed Zealot
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    I should have known better..
     
  2. Meh. Ads make stratics stay open and free. I don't like all the ads I see either, but they are just a tiny little window at the top of the page.
     
  3. Sarsmi

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    It's as suggestive as a man kissing a woman's hand or almost kissing a woman...and a lot more tame than quite a few ads that like to feature large amounts of exposed female flesh. But then again lesbians don't bother me, neither does the idea of kids getting exposed to them or the idea of them.. *shrugs*
     
  4. Harb

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    This can't go anywhere "good," invokes morality concerns for some, "rights" to others and "politics" for even more. I'd explain my thoughts and views but suspect the Stratics crew would prefer that not happen :) I am with Garth, as it demonstrates a source of society debate, I wish it weren't there, but then of course should stratics say "no," well......
     
  5. Hmm. Are you sure you're on Stratics when you see this ad? ;)
     
  6. Infiniti

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    Signed.
     
  7. GarthGrey

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    Absolutely sure..
     
  8. Lord Gareth

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    Aren't you suppose to be 13 to use stratics? PG-13 movies have kissing guy on guy, girl on girl guy on girl etc. If you don't like the ad then pay for an account to turn off ads.

    I did see the add last night and was like WTH? but then I also see Ads for other online games and NOT even ONE ad for Ultima Online. Soo...an ad is just an ad. Don't worry for other peoples kids if they don't like it then they can tell their kids not to use stratics.

    and it is after all a drawing of it.
    Thats my opinion.
     
  9. Littleblue

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    If you follow the ad and look at the pics, I think the other character kissing the girl's hand is supposed to be a male.

    I could be wrong, but the male characters had those facial features from the pics I saw...I was a bit curious about the pairing myself.
     
  10. MalagAste

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    Again..... Firefox, AdBlock, NoScript are your friends... suppose though that if everyone used then the advertisers wouldn't have anywhere to post the junk so then we'd have to pay for everything we wanted instead of allowing ads to be on stuff so it can remain free.

    Isn't democracy grand?

    So... as far as a girl kissing a girls hand big whoop... You can't travel to anywhere without seeing something "offensive". Does it offend me... nope.... they are going to kiss but don't.... big whoop.... I'm sure every kid in America has seen 10X worse just watching cartoons and commercials. Not to mention everyday school life and life in general.

    Tolerance should be brought back..... common sense and tolerance. Used to be you were taught to tolerate things.... colds, flu's being sick, dealing with injustice... other religions... now people are taught to whine and complain about everything and not to tolerate anything outside their perceived "norm"... kind of almost makes you afraid to be yourself anymore.

    Certainly there are things that should NEVER be tolerated, such as abuse in any form, discrimination, and neglect. Stealing, lying and bigotry should NOT be tolerated. Peoples rights to be free, should be tolerated... and that right of freedom should extend no matter what religion, sex, or race someone is...

    I don't want to get into a huge political debate, but it's not like they were showing porn. If you don't like seeing it you could always get firefox with adblock and noscript and never have to see what's being advertised.
     
  11. PASmountaindew

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    FireFox is your friend. It blocks all banners and advertisements. Try using it and then you won't need to see depictions of a woman kissing another woman.
     
  12. LadyNico

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    I have absolutely no objection to my 6yr old daughter viewing the IMVU advert. To be perfectly honest, I welcome any frank & open discussion which might be prompted by it.

    Thus far, she's not had any interest in any of the adverts except the one for "Dogs of the Seas" - "Be a Pirate!"

    Harr!
     
  13. Alezi

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    Porn? Where? Directions, please.
     
  14. Arcus

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    Yes , you should have known better than to post an off topic post in UHall.

    You should have known better that to bring this into the public domain and you should have known to take any concerns you have up with the admins in private.

    You should have known better than to be an uptight ****er in public.

    You should have know better than to be a troll.

    This thread is worthless without pics!!!
     
  15. Harb

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    Actually Arcus, Garth did nothing wrong, he pointed out that an ad, which greeted me as well when I logged in, might be viewed as objectionable to some. That's true. I guess if pointing that out makes me "uptight" as well, sobeit. The trouble is, beyond the fact some might find it objectionable, is that once that is stated - the "opinions" begin to flow, for or against choices and personal preferences. One side is "PC" and generally almost always "allowed," yet is defined by a minority opinion within the United States (granted there are regional variances), and the other "side" referred to by those not in agreement as biased/ ignorant/ whatever. So contrary to an earlier comment, honest and itellectual debate on the subject has been difficult for the "sides" to attain in any forum, and certainly not here!

    Personally I wasn't, and am not, willing to discuss either view here. But I also took note of the ad, and thought it "awkward" at best, for all concerned.
     
  16. Grumm

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    I saw the ad too. I thought it was two females as well. I have no objections to same gender activities, but was suprised to see it on Stratics. It was showing last night.
     
  17. Omnius

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    it's a bit too profane for me. I've been reading stratics for a long time and that ad crosses some lines that don't need crossing for a game thats for young teens.
     
  18. It Lives

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    I have the fox and as I type this I am seeing the Imvu ad. No blockage from fire fox... just saying.

    But hey, Bring on the stratic lesbians Yay!:danceb:
     
  19. five oclock

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    why is it..that we have some people saying THIS is a PUBLIC board..and kid can see it at any time. We have to watch our language and actions and so forth..

    Then an add like this comes up?

    Some people are for it..Some people are not for it.

    So its ok for me to say... On stratics.. I love it when my girl friend kisses her best friend ...Or when my Girlfriend plays with a Lollipop?

    But NOT ok to say.....Insert comments here....For that could get me banned? on the boards..

    Where is that fine line? I know the rules of the boards..and do my best to follow them..but then again..I see something like this and ......Makes ya wonder..
     
  20. GarthGrey

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    Wow Arcus, your mood is "Drunk"...man you're so cool. We all just think you are the coolest...God you're cool...
     
  21. It Lives

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    *sarcasm btw*
     
  22. Harb

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    Stratics may have invited the ad, maybe not, who knows and it certainly wouldn't be the better part of judgment for it to be clarified. But again, how could they say no? I was really hoping the thread would be locked around post 4, guess not. To your point, absolutely, you're hitting the nail on the head. Issues such as this lead to "exceptions," it's too "politically sensitive" to act otherwise. This thread can go nowhere "positive" - period.

    I'll elaborate a little despite personal objections. I could care less what, where, why, or how someone chooses to seek emotional, intellectual, or physical fulfillment. Marriage, civil unions, etc, is a separate issue altogether for me and I'll shy away from that. What I do object to is the "in your face" aspect of it all, the common tactic chosen by those on the "PC" or "pro" side of the issue at hand. I've only directly dealt with the issue twice, once pertinent, once not so much. I was mid way through my second command in the Army in '87, and my First Sergeant brings a young soldier into my office who wants to be terminated from active duty based on claims he's gay. The same kid previously wanted his contract ended as a conscientious objector. The sergeants thought it all rather humorous, I guess I disappointed them. I asked him if it involved someone else in the unit, was leading to threats or an otherwise discomforting environment, and when he responded "no," I told him to have a nice day and to keep on soldiering. A few months later he went on leave, returned with photos, and received his general discharge from the Army under Chapter 15 of the UCMJ. He worked pretty hard to get what he wanted, the "in your face" approach had to be responded to IAW guidelines. Frankly I preferred to do otherwise, but rules are rules. The other event hit me harder. In '90 we were at a shopping mall in Costa Mesa CA, we had two kids at the time, aged 6 and 4. A gay couple was walking in front of us, holding hands. My 6 year old asked why the two men were holding hands; I responded they were close friends. The fellas’ overhead the conversation. At that point, tongues began wagging and my kids were exposed to an episode of swapping spit, meant for their direct view. I stepped between the two men, and with my arms around both, quietly informed them that such continued behavior would cause both of them to exit the third floor with rapid descent toward the first floor. They understood I was serious and capable, and the following few minutes they were in our proximity, behavior was just fine. Fast forward to '09 and an ad on Stratics. I play UO, and read Stratics. The kids I referred to are grown, but as fate would have it, I have a 3 year old. I should not have to worry that in either environment, if she's on my lap, that she'll have to ask me why something is happening in front of her eyes. Honestly, it's unlikely to happen. Honestly, I believe strongly in individual freedoms and choice so long as it does not infringe on others. But seriously, give me a break, why should I have to worry about content here or within a game should she stick her head in the room? While you may hold an “opposing” view which I in fact do respect, again, why infringe where unwelcome? While one parent may want to have that conversation with their 6 year old, another may not. Why should another parent decide what conversation I have with mine?
     
  23. kittykat

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    Probably a good idea to lock this thread before it gets really out of control. I will pass on your concerns to TPTB.

    *editing*
    If you wish to make a complaint, suggestion, or inquiry about any ad on Stratics, please use the "contact us" link at the bottom of any forum page.
     
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