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Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions / Bug Reports' started by Chelseapolitan, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Chelseapolitan

    Chelseapolitan Don't dream it, be it!

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    When I'm at work or have company over I do like to roam the forums, I just stay on the clean threads.
    However I'm seeing some NSFW icons and it's really annoying. Is there anyway it can be a rule to have a SFW avatar?
     
  2. DameKathryn

    DameKathryn Well-Known Member

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    I tend to like the idea that people can have whatever avatar they choose, but maybe if there was a setting to hide avatars, that might work out for you?
     
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  3. Misskin

    Misskin http://www.furaffinity.net/user/misskin/

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    @DocOctavia
    I would think that would make it harder to tell who said what when you're browsing, plus how would they be able to tell if the person changed their avatar?

    I mean, I like free choice too (pretty much the whole reason we're all here), but is it really too much to ask that a small portrait not have naked genitals, boobs or ass in them? I can't imagine someone's only form of identity expression being limited to body parts.
     
  4. flapper72

    flapper72 Well-Known Member

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    I'll comply, because why the hell not. It's not like I'm loosing anything by it.
     
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  5. Caracal

    Caracal Warm-blooded Cat Furniture

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    I'd love an option to hide avatars. I agree with DocOctavia--it would be nice to be able to browse safely--but I also feel silly hoping for sfw avatars on a sex forum. Part of what makes this place great is not having to hide the nsfw side of our lives.

    If it's possible, I think a "sfw" mode would be awesome, one that hides all avatars and reduces all images to thumbnails. I think the forum automatically does the later when you're not logged in. I wouldn't use it very often, but for those times when someone's at my house all day, it would be FANTASTIC!
     
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  6. Misskin

    Misskin http://www.furaffinity.net/user/misskin/

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    <u < I do like fluttershy's eyes and hair
    or in this case, flutterguys hehe
     
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  7. flapper72

    flapper72 Well-Known Member

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    (s)he is pretty pretty :p
     
  8. Caracal

    Caracal Warm-blooded Cat Furniture

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    Hehe, every once in awhile I sit back, look at my screen, and think, "I'm having a serious conversation with Fluttershy's ass." And I get the giggles <3
     
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  9. Black-Cat

    Black-Cat Old BD Lurker

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    I always like to have clean icons for this same reason. :3
     
  10. Vael

    Vael Active Member

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    And if you are browsing the forum from work I personally would be more cautious about the firewall logs recording your activity on internet. I'm pretty sure the settings I set on my enterprise network would ring the alarms if I try to visit the forum from work.
    I don't want to frighten you all but please remember that your system admins can virtually know everything about what your are doing on the network. (We are not allowed to watch the logs without reason but you know, accident happens).
     
  11. Chelseapolitan

    Chelseapolitan Don't dream it, be it!

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    Oh yeah I understand that, but my boss doesn't care. He said as long as I wasn't looking at porn I'm good. xD
    (He is also on the forums LOL)
     
  12. Reptile

    Reptile Semi-Professional Butthole Spelunker

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    Ha, nice.
     
  13. Vael

    Vael Active Member

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    OK that helps :D
     
  14. Caracal

    Caracal Warm-blooded Cat Furniture

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    WOW, lol!!
     
  15. Abylgan

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    The SFW toggle option sounds much better to me. This is a sex forum, after all.
     
  16. Chelseapolitan

    Chelseapolitan Don't dream it, be it!

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    I understand this is an adult forum about sex toys, however there are threads that are supposed to be SFW. What is the point if there are dirty avatars?

    I wouldn't mind a way to turn off avatars or whatever but that would be a ton of work for just a couple people that refuse to change icons.
     
  17. Abylgan

    Abylgan Enigma

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    Well, I just don't think anyone should have to change icons just because someone else wants them to. No one is forcing people to be on here at work or school or whatever. Not trying to be combative, just doesn't seem fair to me that we would have to have SFW icons on a sex site for the sake of a few SFW content threads. If people voluntarily change to a SFW icon, that's fine and stuff, but I think the choice should be there.
     
  18. BDCA

    BDCA The Tallest Staff Member

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    We won't be enforcing criteria on avatars (aside from the usual stuff).

    I'll look to adding a safe for work option or something to hide them.
     
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  19. Chelseapolitan

    Chelseapolitan Don't dream it, be it!

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    I think I have found a solution to the problem. If I zoom in pretty far I can actually have it to where I cannot see the avatars. For those of you that care, can you also do this? It seems to be a simple step to make a big difference. :)
     
  20. Caracal

    Caracal Warm-blooded Cat Furniture

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    Before you go to so much trouble, maybe a poll would be helpful, to see how many people are actually interested (something that distinguishes between "Don't care", "Yes, it would be mildly handy", and "OMG YES!"). Especially since the issue of IT seeing your browser history would block most people from viewing the website at work anyway.
     
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