Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

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Do you find the Brazilian Babes thread inappropriate?

Poll ended at Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:53 am

1. No, it's awesome, I like it and let it flourish!
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50%
2. Yes, I do not like it and wish it was deleted
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No votes
3. Yes, it objectifies women and should be deleted
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8%
4. Don't care either way
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Total votes : 12

Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:53 am

Hi all,

I just received a PM from a long-time forum member who asked me if I thought the new "Brazilian Babes" thread ( of scantily clad Brazilian hotties ) was "appropriate" or not for computer tech forum such as this one. I pointed out that the thread was created in "The Lounge" where the rules are more relaxed for non-computer-related discussions, and the creator of the thread did put a warning " [ 18+ suggested ] " in his thread title, and he did not break the forum rules since none of his pics show outright genitalia ( which is of course forbidden on any forum here ). So initially I don't see a real "problem" with this thread personally, but my view is not the only view here, so I would like input from the rest of you on this subject...

Here is the Brazilian Babes thread: viewtopic.php?t=20154

So out of curiosity I am creating this poll to see whether or not we should delete the Brazilian Babes thread or let it flourish. I have asked all the other mods for their input on this as well in our BTS mod forum, and will leave the poll open for 1 week in order to see what the majority wants regarding this thread. Thanks for voting!

I am refraining from voting myself, so as not to skew the results...
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Re: Poll: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate

Postby Celt » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:20 am

Personally, it is in the lounge, and has an age appropriate woarning (though I think we should stick to the standard NSFW tag). We have other threads contaning picture of women (such as the booth babes thread a few years ago) so the concept is nothing new, however we did set the rule that women must clearly be wearing clothing covering the "important bits". Some of the pictures are of unclothed women - OK, they posed so nothing is visible, but I believe that is the line we have previously drawn and we should stick to that.

We are not here for "Fap Fuel" :wink: :specs:
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Re: Poll: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:41 am

I agree.
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Re: Poll: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:58 am

Celt wrote:We are not here for "Fap Fuel" :wink: :specs:


We aren't !!??? :? :cry: :cry: :mrgreen:

BTW I just added "NSFW" to the title of the Brazilian Babes thread... hopefully that makes it clearer what thread is all about, as if the title alone was not enough... :wink:
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby TAViX » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:24 am

I kinda don't like that thread because is nationalistic!! Why only Brazilian babes??? We wants some Swedes, Asian, etc babes also!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Celt » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:30 am

Here's another thought (for the older members) . . . . what would CPUb think?
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby <R.t..>^>Fusionc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:17 am

Hmmm, don't care either way is how I voted. Although, mostly because I am at work as I type this.
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby cruncx » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:09 pm

Hey everybody!
I'm sorry if I, somehow, offended someone or anything like that, it wasn't my intention at all.
Guess I'll wait some days until this Poll decide the topic's fate =]

I kinda don't like that thread because is nationalistic!! Why only Brazilian babes??? We wants some Swedes, Asian, etc babes also!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's because Hammer gave me this idea a while ago, since I'm brazilian... So, i can contribute only with (100% sure) brazilian babes :P
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Fuzz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:38 pm

The thread is one in a brazzilion. I say we keep it, but only so I have a chance of reusing this joke a few times.
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby MonkRX » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Heh I haven't been on the forums for half a year, but I spotted this thread (along with the Brazilian Babes thread) on the X-bit homepage as I was looking over tech news. Happy New Years, everyone :wink:

I say keep it. For a few reasons:
  • Its in "The Lounge". That whole sub forum is typically NSFW. And if you're at work, any of the threads in "The Lounge" can wait until the end of the day.
  • NSFW tag is sufficient.
  • The User Choice. - You can choose to join the thread or not. The thread title in its current form is specific enough that if you're offended by threads like that, then you wouldn't click it. Also, the title in itself isn't offensive on its own, IMO.
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  • Its a forum. Its everyone's voice - Moderators/Admin's aren't here on this public forum deleting every viewpoint that isn't X-bit's view point. We don't delete threads that contradict or challenge X-bit benchmarks/results. The forums are a place of public opinion and discussion, not agendas.

That being said, I'm not against moderators/admins creating an environment welcoming for the general public. If that means keeping the forums "PG" rated, then so be it. Historically, X-bit labs has been a very "technical" "geeky" "nerdy" forum for me. Most other Tech/Computer forums are littered with bouncing boob avatars and half naked girl signatures. X-bit is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum for me, virtually no sex anywhere on the forums.

I can see why someone can disagree with the Brazilian Babes thread.. Its atypical of X-bit's environment. I say keep it, but moderators should keep the sex-themes out of most other topics/avatars/signatures to keep the majority of the forum "safe for work".
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:05 pm

LMAO @ Tavix and Fuzz comments above!! :lol: :lol:

MonkRX - thanks for your detailed reply, you make some good points there.

Thanks to all who have replied so far... it is difficult sometimes for us mods to know "what is best for the general good of all" here in these forums ( both registered members and guests ), so it is very helpful to get feedback from all of you on this particular topic, kudos!!

I can see why someone can disagree with the Brazilian Babes thread.. Its atypical of X-bit's environment. I say keep it, but moderators should keep the sex-themes out of most other topics/avatars/signatures to keep the majority of the forum "safe for work".


Yes indeed! We try to keep the sex-themed stuff limited to the "The Lounge" forum of course, but sometimes it sneaks into other forums here ( I am guilty of this myself recently and will strive to do better in this area :oops: ) - however you are right, we really need to keep the sex stuff out of the tech threads... the only place for it is The Lounge , within the bounds of good taste of course ( no exposed genitalia ). Cheers all.
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:09 pm

cruncx wrote:Hey everybody!
I'm sorry if I, somehow, offended someone or anything like that, it wasn't my intention at all.
Guess I'll wait some days until this Poll decide the topic's fate =]

I kinda don't like that thread because is nationalistic!! Why only Brazilian babes??? We wants some Swedes, Asian, etc babes also!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's because Hammer gave me this idea a while ago, since I'm brazilian... So, i can contribute only with (100% sure) brazilian babes :P


Yes, you did nothing wrong here cruncx - but since a forum member asked if the thread was "appropriate" for our forums, I thought this would be a great opportunity to bring this topic out into the open, and get everyone's opinion on it before we take any action.. the majority rules here, we favour a democratic approach to modding the forums...keep a balance whenever possible... cheers! :)

I suppose to be fair to other countries, as Tavix suggested already, we would have to then create a "Insert-Country-Name-Here Babes" thread for each country... :twisted: :lol: ( just kidding of course... lets see what the final poll results are before going down that road.. :incoming: ).
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:24 am

TAViX wrote:I kinda don't like that thread because is nationalistic!! Why only Brazilian babes??? We wants some Swedes, Asian, etc babes also!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You can't post those. That would be thread derailment! :twisted:
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:26 am

Fuzz wrote:The thread is one in a brazzilion. I say we keep it, but only so I have a chance of reusing this joke a few times.


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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Celt » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:07 am

While we can have the pics for "flavour", sexual comments and references (such as the "fapping" ones will be deemed inappropriate and removed, as I have just done. Those comments push the thread over the line . . . when we joke about such things in the context of a single post in a topic we can see the joke, but in a thread dedicated to such images it sends us over the cliff.

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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:05 am

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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby clone » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:30 pm

it's obviously inappropriate & it does objectify women, their is no question but then again I get the impression the women in the photo's like the coin that comes with being objectified and honestly I don't care.... it's only wrong if malice was involved which doesn't seem to be the case.

if their was a female member in the forum who raised a stink about it I'd support her position because it would be the right thing to do but nothings come up so far.

will it help or hurt the forum?... meh, their is so much porn on the web it amazes me why simple photo's even get noticed... seriously? why spend 5 seconds on these photos when typing XXX.com in the search bar will get you links to a million sites offering everything from simple photo's to short & long video clips along with full length movies in all shapes and varieties.

on one side it would be nice to be able to get away from sex & advertising at least while reading a site dedicated to computer hardware, not trying to sound like a prude but F*#k it's everywhere, do we really need to drool over it here and act like children here as well?... on the other side the occasional vagina shot is ok even if it's just more oatmeal for the brain.
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby cruncx » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:00 am

Almost ready to go :twisted:
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:20 am

You're already collecting new pics or links to them?
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Re: Do you find the "Brazilian Babes" thread inappropriate?

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:44 pm

Interesting that out of 12 votes total, only 1 voted to delete the thread.

Cruncx, start your engines!! :wink: :lol:

You may proceed, but remember to please keep the pics within the "bounds of good taste" of course... :twisted:

Look forward to your new collection here! :D
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