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  1. Jet Stingren

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    Two things seems wrong here for me.

    1: We're not in grade school you know? Were one person messes up and every person gets it. I hate that kind of management. Everybody & and their grandmas know why this new rule came to be. Majority of the members here are heterosexual, or bisexual. For the sake of the bisexual members here I will not include you.

    By default, @Priya it was gonna get a negative response. I as a heterosexual male do not care about the signature to me it was a clear sign you were experessing your sexuality. Which is good, is good to be comfortable in your mind. But, what about your peers? By peers I mean us as members. Refering to my heterosexual statement earlier. By default you were gonna get a problem here. Some people simply dislikes homosexual acts and that is something you cannot change. I know you got the oks from the staff? But, 70% of me believes that they are mature enough to not be affected by it. Some members simply do not have this.

    Another thing that was there kids here. Kids get easily impressed now in days what if a younger user tried to mimic that? And don't say they will not cause there is alot of young users amnd I bet they were the ones who may have reported you. If I were a parent, I'd be pretty pissed if you a member of staff no less is spreading that kind of message around. Did you think about it that way?

    As for everyone else. Their signatures were ignored / brushed off. Cause again, heterosexual users male namely do not care. Take @Cantdrownafish signature for example his was a korean girl with her butt out. As a straight male, I find nothing to complain about. Sure, could be something else but I do not think nobody complained as it was not that bad in all honesty. I mean if there was another girl kissing her butt then that is taking it to far and action would be taken.
     
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    Guys, and girls. This sexuality thing is getting out of hand, some of you know what I mean, some don't and eh I don't want to explain kinda skreepy. Bring back the gifs so we can play the funny sigs like we use to. Me being raised antihomo, my family would beat the shit out of me if they walked passed me with that on my computer, no lie. My gay cousins were beat for being what they are. Though I'm young and in the new age, my mind is more, I guess, okay with how someone feels than my family to seeing these things, but I'd rather not see it at all. I guess porn can't be defined, but we know it when we see it, and that's how its judged. Well... @Windel gif Sig with the makes guy running around getting into the soldier did make laugh my ass off, not gonna lie there. I'm sorry if I sound à little negative or don't make any specific point come out of what I said, I just want those fucking gifs back lmao. Gif sigs=Happy forumers. I'm not trying to be negative I promise.
     
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    Ayyy vato where the hynas????
    -gif sigs ples
     
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    In all honesty? My parents would question literally anything they saw on my computer screen, especially when I'm on this forum. They'd find something weird about every single clear picture they could see, and I nearly got in trouble thrice for some gifs and one picture. I had to close everything and bail first thing they started asking me because I know I'd never hear the end of it. It took me long enough to turn off signatures, but now that this rule is in effect, I'm kind of glad that I don't have to worry about it anymore.

    Otherwise, I am completely impartial to everything.
     
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    Well this is weird. I see that the certain someone still has a sign featuring homosexuality - since this forum is open to all, so maybe some below 18 y forum members will find it questionable and will ask their parents why two men are kissing, thus the parent will need to start explaining adult stuff to the child (if the parent desides to tell the truth and not some makeshift lying reason).

    I mean its not as bad as the shirtless and cropped one - leaving more to the imagination. But seriously, will it be approved by all? Its still two people being intimate. Its seems to definitely stir up trouble and disapproval and could have easily gone without. I mean, there are yaoi forums, the person may leave to.

    I'm trying to check who else got their signs removed, and I'm not very observant, but currently only noticed the Korean singer sign gone from Cantdrownafish, whose activity here seemed to have diminished... I personally did not find it bad at all. That's how a lot of girls dress in summer and didn't feel that suggestive. Heck, the whole singer was featured, why condemn Cantfish, cause most members immediately started staring the ass?:confused: (lol, guess you staff drowned Cantdrownafish:rofl:)

    I know when yaoi sign was removed, cause the forums complained...but there is still a yaoi sing...flack it, I'm complaining, a friend of mine is a hardcore christian and might visit these forums and will definitely find the sign offensive to his beliefs!:rofl: Have it removed, plz! (JK, I actually do not have such a friend, but it might be a realistic situation here at some point):D - which actually brings me to question, what signs have been actually complained about? Did the staff really receive pm-s from players complaining about the Koren Singers?:confused:
    I guess this is another example or what I personally find very passable/neutral, but is actually below the standards of the forums.:confused:
     
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    A lot of kids visit the forum and lots of them are between age of 12-15, they're not ready yet in life to see a picture of captain america kissing iron man, if i had a say, id make him change that signature right away, but unfortunately i cant. Please think of the children here, and reconsider that unnessary signture, i think weve all got your point by now mr priya
     
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    Tried to make my sig as clean as possible, I hope my sig doesn't get flagged since the girl present in it is part of an ecchi anime
     
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    Let's just remove the ability to use images on signatures because this debate clearly ain't going to die any time soon... It's the typical debate in which neither side will ever be convinced it's wrong and it's pretty pointless to keep up with it.
     
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    I know right!:eek:
    Here we are. I noticed a signature getting removed that showed just as much femininity as @Josh own signature, zoomed into Fiora's cleavage like that. And I talked to the victimized member and he was hugely disappointing by the sudden removal and warning for his sign, that has gone un-complained about for months!

    And a staff member here is going totally untouched by a sig that featuring yaoi...heck, even if they weren't same sex, it would still be two people getting intimate and seems like a direct violation of message in the the OP?:confused:
    I haven't seen such a blatant display of the mods own power/privileges/double standards in a while.:confused: Or am I missing something here.
     
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    I am actually quite lost now as to what's with these "problematic" signatures. ._.

    I could use examples.
     
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    No problem! I'm glad you like it!

    While it is very much an individual case by case topic but as a general
    • Nudity (which by the way, is the reason Josh asked me to remove my earlier signature, and why this current one is acceptable)
    • Oversexualized images (now you're going to say this one is highly subjective, and if you feel personally confused with an image you desire to post as your signature I'd say to message me or other staff)

    . There is nothing inherently adult about two men kissing. Kissing isn't getting intimate (which we've literally had to get rid of someone's signature for in the past but wasn't complained about at all) It is the same as two members of any gender kissing which is still kosher btw.

    If you want to bring up the inappropriateness for kids (which by the way is a strange argument, seeing as kids develop senses of gender identity and sexual identity by 7-8, despite the fluid nature of both), multiple media for kids have depictions on non-heterosexual relationships (See: LoK, Steven's Universe, Girl meets world, Paranorman) for a wide host of reasons including deeming it appropriate/necessary for such, though the latter is to instill passive acceptance to lower risk factors for kids growing up.

    The major issue with the former signature was the fact that Vargas/Lance weren't clothed, which is why I removed it. Is it necessary? No. By that same regard I don't think the profile picture of metal god "screaming in horror" away from the women of BF who have their breasts prominently displayed is necessary either but hey personal preference in said regard. I have my current one cleared as being appropriate and not in a gray area. Now if you wish to discuss this topic with me personally further, you can PM me about such, but I'm not checking this thread often.
     
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  12. Comrade John

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    If you want to get rid of all pics of people kissing, that's fine. If you only want to get rid of gay people kissing, that's not fine.
     
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    It is a lil confusing. I think the starting spark for all this was a sign that featured clothe-less males (or just shirtless...that part was left for the imagination) being a lil intimate.
    Seems like the only fix that was needed was to have them wear clothes and vola! Totally acceptable. However, another sign was removed featuring a person propel clothed and again I'm confused and back to square one.:confused: I'm also unaware what else has been removed sadly, so I can only go by those two examples.

    It would me nice if Josh would get approvals from the removed sig owners and post the examples in the OP behind spoiler tags to show us examples of exactly what are "no no"-s and what are ok.:D

    You do realize that in my avatar only Michele's breasts are barely visible and way less prominently displayed than the unit art in the game itself. And the Dark Crystal isn't blushing but screaming in terror! (notice the speech bubble).

    And again, I can find your current sign passable, but what confuses me is why Cantdraownafish's sig was removed. Female, appropriately clothed, a singer. Nothing adult or inappropriate about it, especially considering that your sig is in the green also.:confused:
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    This is exactly it. Well said, Comrade John.

    This topic is actually very easy. If you are offended by two men kissing then that is your prerogative. If you believe that a signature of two men kissing should be taken down, then that's fine, but it is going to have to be a blanket rule: if two men cannot be kissing in a signature, then no one can have a signature with two people kissing, heterosexual or homosexual. The rule must apply to all, regardless or religious/personal beliefs.

    Having a signature is a privilege, not a right, and if Josh were to deem it appropriate, he could simple do away with signatures. At this point, it may be the better idea since you all are making quite the deal over something that is not complicated. If you are unsure about your signature, ask an admin or a mod to check it out and get the okay for it. If you are asked to have your signature removed, suck it up and remove it. Priya was asked to have his removed, so he did. If any of you are asked, then show the same maturity, get over yourselves, and find a different picture to put there. It's that easy.

    Unfortunately, it's going to be subjective and on a case-by-case basis of what is or isn't appropriate to put in your signatures. In general, if there is excessive skin showing, it's quite gorey, or it's sexual in nature -- you're probably going to have to take it down and find a new one.
     
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    I think that all sigs that dont have anything more than hand holding, kissing on the top of the head, partial nudity unless its a unit and should be stopped. should be stopped. It doesnt make sense to have a signature that has kissing in it even its a guy or a girl. We are here for Brave Frontier and a little fun, and the fact we are having this conversation is stupid. I had a Yuno Gasai coplay avatar when the modle wearing nothing more than her panties and bra while holding a hatchet, and nobody complained. Some people could say thats suggestive, but they are the people who havent seen the anime. But priya has this signature now and now hes getting blasted? I dont like priyas signature, i dont cuz im straight and i dont like seeing to heros like that, but i leave it alone cuz i dont want to stop something. If this continues, then all signature should be banned, cuz people are gonna complain that its not fair. Im 14 and i realized that there are a lot of homo people here, but i leave them alone. I think priya should take down his signature to make a point, and the admin should start really cracking down on inappropriate signatures.
     
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    It makes sense, sometimes I had trouble visiting this site at work with kids walking by my comp. I had to be careful. Lastly, since I'm in Korea my girlfriend kept asking me why I am looking at all these hot girls and I just told her that people all over the world are obsessed with k-popettes. She didn't believe me (i'm not Korean btw).
     
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    Leap, i feel bad for u man. Seriously, good luck.
     

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