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Andy302
20-03-07, 09:10 PM
Is the current trend for increasingly obscene Avatars a good thing? I tend to look at the club site while my wife is working on her PC next to me, I now find myself having to quickly navigate away from certain threads due to the distastful nature of some members avatars when she looks over. I also feel lucky I dont yet have kids to ask "whats that lady doing without any knickers on?"
Not to mention I actually find some of them offensive. Starting to sound like an old man now, well at least not a dirty old man....

Sidecarbod
20-03-07, 09:17 PM
Is the current trend for increasingly obscene Avatars a good thing? I tend to look at the club site while my wife is working on her PC next to me, I now find myself having to quickly navigate away from certain threads due to the distastful nature of some members avatars when she looks over. I also feel lucky I dont yet have kids to ask "whats that lady doing without any knickers on?"
Not to mention I actually find some of them offensive. Starting to sound like an old man now, well at least not a dirty old man....


Personally I'm not bothered by them but I can see your point about kids and stuff.

Regards,

Pete

craggle
20-03-07, 09:19 PM
I always liked this forum due to the self constraint of it's members. It's rare that you see swearing or obscene language on these pages and if it's necessary most people abbreviate it with stars and other symbols.

I look at these pages during tea breaks and lunch breaks at work and working in an office with other people and female staff I too ocasionally find myself leaving posts due to the avatars.

Just my opinion, But lets keep it work and family safe please.

Craig.

robert
20-03-07, 09:28 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed, been a bit busy.

Anyones in particular?

V8 BJC
20-03-07, 09:35 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed, been a bit busy.

Anyones in particular?

Funny this should come up as I had a comment from someone at work while browsing at lunchtime today. I do not mind but it does make using at work a bit difficult for me.

Clarkson
20-03-07, 09:41 PM
Sounds like you lot need to get a life!! :wink: :wink:

V8 BJC
20-03-07, 09:47 PM
Sounds like you lot need to get a life!! :wink: :wink:


Do you use the forum at work Dave? Are there women about?

Clarkson
20-03-07, 09:57 PM
Sounds like you lot need to get a life!! :wink: :wink:


Do you use the forum at work Dave? Are there women about?

Yes at lunchtime too,yes there also the girls working there and if they don't like it then they should not look! Simple.

There are naked calenders about all over the place and they don't complain. :lol: :lol:

V8 BJC
20-03-07, 10:01 PM
Sounds like you lot need to get a life!! :wink: :wink:


Do you use the forum at work Dave? Are there women about?

Yes at lunchtime too,yes there also the girls working there and if they don't like it then they should not look! Simple.

There are naked calenders about all over the place and they don't complain. :lol: :lol:

Maybe I will put a naked calendar up in my office tomorrow and see what happens. My ar$e might land in the HR directors office me thinks :o

What is seen as OK depends on the type of working environment.

Purple AK
20-03-07, 10:04 PM
Certainly no worse than some of the avatars on most car sites, And a lot less than can be seen in the Daily Press/Tv Ads etc. Some of the "Offending Avatars" actually belong to female members so they can't be that offended :roll: :wink: Come On Guys (and gals) If this country gets anymore PC we may as well GIVE UP! Chill Eh :wink:

Clarkson
20-03-07, 10:05 PM
What is seen as OK depends on the type of working environment.

Correct!

And as this site is about AC Cobras/fast cars then it's hardly out of place is it??

V8 BJC
20-03-07, 10:12 PM
Certainly no worse than some of the avatars on most car sites, And a lot less than can be seen in the Daily Press/Tv Ads etc. Some of the "Offending Avatars" actually belong to female members so they can't be that offended :roll: :wink: Come On Guys (and gals) If this country gets anymore PC we may as well GIVE UP! Chill Eh :wink:


Chris - I agree & do not personally care. I just mentioned that someone commented (not a complaint) at work today & funny that this pole then appeared on the same day. I am chilled, very chilled :wink:

Miket
20-03-07, 10:57 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed, been a bit busy.

Anyones in particular?

I think it could be mine, but hey I love it, I will see how the poll goes and if by tomorrow it's not in my favour I will change it, might even change for something more obscene :evil: :evil: :D :wink:

Get a life chaps it's only a bare ar5e :( :(

Clarkson
20-03-07, 11:07 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed, been a bit busy.

Anyones in particular?

I think it could be mine, but hey I love it, I will see how the poll goes and if by tomorrow it's not in my favour I will change it, might even change for something more obscene :evil: :evil: :D :wink:

Get a life chaps :( :(

HAHA,Mike the only complaint I have,you could at least get a nicer bit of ass to post up!! :lol: :lol:

Miket
20-03-07, 11:12 PM
HAHA,Mike the only complaint I have,you could at least get a nicer bit of ass to post up!! :lol: :lol:

:D :D What's more distasteful than putting a picture of a Ford engine as your avatar. :D :wink: :wink:

Clarkson
20-03-07, 11:16 PM
HAHA,Mike the only complaint I have,you could at least get a nicer bit of ass to post up!! :lol: :lol:

:D :D What's more distasteful than putting a picture of a Ford engine as your avatar. :D :wink: :wink:

HAHAHAHAHA :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Or even being a GD owner! :roll: :shock:

badcob
20-03-07, 11:29 PM
nice ass :D speck

Dutch Paul
21-03-07, 02:39 AM
As said earlier, there are no avatars on here any worse than page 3 of the Sun.
They could be A LOT worse.
Welcome to the internet. :roll:

dave
21-03-07, 07:24 AM
Fortunately my 4 year old son and 8 year old daughter do not read the Sun but they do play in the living room where my PC is. The t1tty "T" shirt is OK but fat 4rsed slapper with no under wear is awkward especially when it is at the beginning of our most prolific posters messages.

Bring back the turtle Mike, the kids loved it. :wink:
The girl in the painted superman gear is Ok too as it looks like clothes.

osgood
21-03-07, 08:29 AM
Sounds like you lot need to get a life!! :wink: :wink:

Could not agree more Dave what a lot of Pooff's :) Osgood

craggle
21-03-07, 08:49 AM
I don't think getting a life is the point.

I am not personally offended by any of the avatars I have seen on this site, But others around me may be. As I said I work in a busy office with male and female staff. The last thing I want is for this site to be blocked by the IT department due to a few peoples choice of avatars. I certainly wouldn't start looking for Porn sites at work or in front of the family so why should we have it here? OK it's not that bad here yet but maybe in the future....

Craig.

Clive
21-03-07, 09:09 AM
What is seen as OK depends on the type of working environment.

Correct!

And as this site is about AC Cobras/fast cars then it's hardly out of place is it??

What have fast cars got to do with naked women, except in marketing men's fantasies?
I have driven fast cars for many years now and the only place I have come across any link between naked/scantily clad women and cars is backstreet garages where some grease monkey has a callendar hanging on the wall.

kayjayd
21-03-07, 09:22 AM
Calm down ladies, it's just a commercial.

For those of you worried about getting clobbered by your IT department fascisties, I wouldn't worry. I would worry far more about breaching the fair use policy by pratting around on forums when you should be working. MikeT's bare arse avatar isn't porn for crying out load, it's just an arse. Now if it was a front bottom that would be over the top for a forum such as this in my opinion. Still wouldn't offend me however.

Can't believe this has been brought up as a topic on here, no room for the PC brigade in my world.

Neil O
21-03-07, 09:53 AM
If you're not careful, Mike will change his avatar to a picture of himself.
Now that would really scare the children! :shock:

I think maybe Mike's avatar is a bit near the knuckle, but it doesn't bother me. I don't have to worry about some spotty dickhead in the IT department blocking the site though. :lol:
I consider this an adult site really, but can see Dave's point if his kids are looking over his shoulder.

Fence? what fence? :oops:

I say it's Rob's decision......................buck passed. :D

dave
21-03-07, 10:03 AM
Hi Kayjay.
Would you like to explain "It's just an arse" to my 8 year old daughter?
If you do not have a child in their "Tweenage" years then you would not understand.
Mike's image alone would previously have been relegated to the NWS section before we came to ninebean.

Miket
21-03-07, 10:12 AM
The vote is going in my favour, but I will change it, don't think for one moment that it's because of pressure from the whingeing PC brigade :evil: :evil: :evil:

I will do it for the sake of folk's who have kid's watching over there shoulder. :( :(

dave
21-03-07, 10:31 AM
Hi Mike.
You da' man. Can i have your babies? :D

dingocooke
21-03-07, 10:44 AM
but dave you promised me.....

dave
21-03-07, 11:44 AM
The more the merrier. :D

Neil O
21-03-07, 01:14 PM
Hi Mike.
You da' man. Can i have your babies? :D

The phrase "it's just an arse" keeps being relevant in this thread......... :shock:

V8 BJC
21-03-07, 01:42 PM
What is seen as OK depends on the type of working environment.

Correct!

And as this site is about AC Cobras/fast cars then it's hardly out of place is it??

What have fast cars got to do with naked women, except in marketing men's fantasies?
I have driven fast cars for many years now and the only place I have come across any link between naked/scantily clad women and cars is backstreet garages where some grease monkey has a callendar hanging on the wall.

Hey Clive - are you calling your fellow scot Clarkson a grease monkey :lol: :lol: :?:

dave.n
21-03-07, 02:00 PM
I am not against it at all personaly.

However in todays working enviroment it is not possible for me to view this site at work or on my work lap-top because of the avatars (it's not that I can't, I just won't risk it).
In 2003, 6 of my colleagues were suspended pending an enquiery due to cartoon and written jokes of the postcard type. There is a growing awareness in the office enviroment that companies can and will dismiss employees for wanting to be seen to be dealing with unlawfull use of office PC's.

Don't risk it at work on any site not just this one, I've seen what companies can do to innocent people and it ain't nice.Keep it to your home pc then they can't do you for your job.

gareth08
21-03-07, 02:58 PM
Oh no F**k me the pc brigade have finally arrived here to :twisted:

This is again a simple case of if your not using the Pc then why are you looking over the shoulder of someone who is if you may not like what you see :x

If you don't want to run the risk of your wife , kids , boss , work collegues etc looking over your shoulder whilst you are on the pc then may I suggest you don't do it when there around :x


Or is that to easy for some people :?:

Lets get real guys (and girls) the internet and general everyday stuff is no worse than here.

I suppose you're all going to ban The Sun from your homes then and drive around with blinfolds on your wife and kids because of the posters of nearly naked women advertising a product on a billboard.


Sorry to be so blunt but as with everything thing if you don't like it either don't look or turn it off :D

kurrmet
21-03-07, 03:01 PM
I am not against it at all personaly.

However in todays working enviroment it is not possible for me to view this site at work or on my work lap-top because of the avatars (it's not that I can't, I just won't risk it).
In 2003, 6 of my colleagues were suspended pending an enquiery due to cartoon and written jokes of the postcard type. There is a growing awareness in the office enviroment that companies can and will dismiss employees for wanting to be seen to be dealing with unlawfull use of office PC's.

Don't risk it at work on any site not just this one, I've seen what companies can do to innocent people and it ain't nice.Keep it to your home pc then they can't do you for your job.

I have to agree with dave, if you are viewing the forum during the day which a feel quite a few of us do during the day, you do need to careful who is around as not to offend. I personnel have an office which is about 75% female so I am carefull. Although some of the conversation that they have in the office make my toes curl. :oops:

o'well had better get back to work.

dave
21-03-07, 04:06 PM
If you are viewing the forum during the day then chances are you are skiving off work and may be repremanded by your employer for just that.

As this forum is for everyone including people who are here for pleasure and are only able to access it when they are at home then there is a good chance that these people will have children. You might have even been one yourself once.

Gareth.
Bill posters rarely have pictures of some slappers twat pointing at you.
Would you like to be the one who has to explain to an 8 year old the merits of staring up some tarts chuff. Innocence is a precious thing and when it's gone it's gone. I'm trying to preserve my children as children for as long as is what I feel is right
Sadly the west wing of our castle is under restoration and I am having to slum it in the banqueting hall with the rest of the family with my computer during the evenings. I could send them outside for 6-7 hours each evening when I'm on this forum reading/posting/advising and pi55 taking but sometimes it's cold.

kurrmet
21-03-07, 04:14 PM
If you are viewing the forum during the day then chances are you are skiving off work and may be repremanded by your employer for just that..

Good job you have a nice boss then Dave :wink:

robert
21-03-07, 04:23 PM
If you are viewing the forum during the day then chances are you are skiving off work and may be repremanded by your employer for just that..

Good job you have a nice boss then Dave :wink:

Thats not what I have heard. :lol:

kayjayd
21-03-07, 04:58 PM
Hi Kayjay.
Would you like to explain "It's just an arse" to my 8 year old daughter?
If you do not have a child in their "Tweenage" years then you would not understand.
Mike's image alone would previously have been relegated to the NWS section before we came to ninebean.

I've got 3 sons Dave - 13, 12 & 4, older lads think Mike's arse is great :lol: I can understand your concerns regarding your daughter though. Get yourself a laptop and she'll not be able to look over your shoulder :D

Miket
21-03-07, 05:06 PM
I've got 3 sons Dave - 13, 12 & 4, older lads think Mike's arse is great :lol: I can understand your concerns regarding your daughter though. Get yourself a laptop and she'll not be able to look over your shoulder :D

Thanks :D :wink: I think :?: :?:

Dutch Paul
21-03-07, 05:24 PM
If you are viewing the forum during the day then chances are you are skiving off work and may be repremanded by your employer for just that.

As this forum is for everyone including people who are here for pleasure and are only able to access it when they are at home then there is a good chance that these people will have children. You might have even been one yourself once.

Gareth.
Bill posters rarely have pictures of some slappers twat pointing at you.
Would you like to be the one who has to explain to an 8 year old the merits of staring up some tarts chuff. Innocence is a precious thing and when it's gone it's gone. I'm trying to preserve my children as children for as long as is what I feel is right
Sadly the west wing of our castle is under restoration and I am having to slum it in the banqueting hall with the rest of the family with my computer during the evenings. I could send them outside for 6-7 hours each evening when I'm on this forum reading/posting/advising and pi55 taking but sometimes it's cold.

If your kids are able to see a small avatar, they are also able to read parts of the posts.
Seeing as you are one of those against "artistic" avatars on the forum, can you please explain to the innocent people reading this what is a "slappers twat"?

Do you never watch tv programmes/films at home, sometimes showing a nipple or two in their content?
If so, where are the kids at that time?
If not, why not?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

dave
21-03-07, 05:25 PM
Kev.
Get yourself an 8 year old daughter.

I've seen a nice lap top in PC world. If you would like to buy it for me I'll let you have my address.

What do you think your lads will think of my new avatar? :D


Paul.
have you got kids in the age groups I'm talking about?
My daughter does not know what "Slapper and Twat mean.....She's 8 remember.

robert
21-03-07, 05:31 PM
Kev.
Get yourself an 8 year old daughter.

I've seen a nice lap top in PC world. If you would like to buy it for me I'll let you have my address.

What do you think your lads will think of my new avatar? :D


Paul.
have you got kids in the age groups I'm talking about?
My daughter does not know what "Slapper and Twat mean.....She's 8 remember.

Dave

Please change your avatar, it contravenes the site use policy.... :roll:

dave
21-03-07, 05:35 PM
Sorry Rob.
Just trying to make a point.
It wouldn't have been staying there long.

robert
21-03-07, 05:38 PM
Sorry Rob.
Just trying to make a point.
It wouldn't have been staying there long.

I know you were proving a point, but it sort of made me want to chuck, mind you that fairy liquid really does make your hands soft. :lol:

kayjayd
21-03-07, 05:39 PM
What do you think your lads will think of my new avatar? :D


Wasn't quick enough to see it but I presume it was rather saucy. Chill out man, Mike has gone back to his tortoise anyhow now. :D

Dutch Paul
21-03-07, 05:50 PM
Kev.
Get yourself an 8 year old daughter.

I've seen a nice lap top in PC world. If you would like to buy it for me I'll let you have my address.

What do you think your lads will think of my new avatar? :D


Paul.
have you got kids in the age groups I'm talking about?
My daughter does not know what "Slapper and Twat mean.....She's 8 remember.

Dave
My daughter turns 17 this year - so yes she was in that age group once(still is in my eyes!!).
Your daughter may not know what it means, but if she read your earlier post - she would probably ask you. :roll:

Miket
21-03-07, 06:01 PM
Wasn't quick enough to see it but I presume it was rather saucy. Chill out man, Mike has gone back to his tortoise anyhow now. :D

I saved a copy for ammunition if you want to see it. :wink: :wink: It's not as tasteful as my ass though :D

dave
21-03-07, 06:05 PM
Reading posts is not too easy from the "Over shoulder " position but images are far easier to see.
I am only speaking from experience, that is very recent.

She does however understand that no knickers is bad and knickers on is good.
maybe a little to taxing for some members on here.

Clarkson
21-03-07, 06:11 PM
Reading posts is not too easy from the "Over shoulder " position but images are far easier to see.
I am only speaking from experience, that is very recent.

She does however understand that no knickers is bad and knickers on is good.
maybe a little to taxing for some members on here.

Dave,my little girl is not bothered at all about it and think your over reacting alittle :lol: :lol:

the rock doc
21-03-07, 06:37 PM
And I am now watching "Points West on BBC" on why we should say sorry for slavery!!!!!!

After working 30 years in Africa my MOUTH IS SHUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

robert
21-03-07, 06:53 PM
And I am now watching "Points West on BBC" on why we should say sorry for slavery!!!!!!

After working 30 years in Africa my MOUTH IS SHUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I grew up there. :wink:

They have a "slavery" museum in Badagri, little more than a pair of shackles and not much else. I think the rest of it got sold off long ago.

Paul B
21-03-07, 07:01 PM
I must register my support for Carig and Dave.

I am no prude and quite like the sight of a nice curve or two, but when I am cruising our website, I find some images a little over the top.

Surely the PC brigade (who ever they are) have never had a cobra and I find it an insult that whenever someone expresses a point of view that differs from that of others, they are labelled PC or are subject to some other form of ridicule.

If you want someone to ridicule, try the animal activists who want an innocent polar bear cub to be put to sleep to protect it rights !

Points of view are exactly that, someones own unalienable right to express themselves.

Usually ridicule only shows the ridiculer's own inadequacies.

Paul

Andy302
21-03-07, 07:29 PM
Time to hop back in...

I thought that might stir up a debate, as I said in my original post I personally found some of the more racey avatars offensive. This is my personal view which was making me feel uncomfortable when reading posts, so Id thought Id canvas opinion.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I respect you all for your views, from which ever side of the fence you hail.

The internet is a varied place and images of that nature (and far far worse I accept) can be found with ease. However I was not out to find such images, I wasnt looking at www.cobraar$entitsoutclub.com, if I was I would know what to expect.

Im not a prude, in the right place the naked female form is a thing of beauty especially if done in black and white, against a nice background..........sorry mind wandered back on topic. I just dont think it works next a to a post about grease nipples. :P

And anyway, whats wrong with a Ford engine? At least the dizzy's at the right end :wink:

gareth08
21-03-07, 07:31 PM
FFs what has a polar bear got to do with this :!: :!: :!: :!:

Lets put it simply,

would you go and put on an 12 , 15 or 18 rated film which may have the possability of sex , violence bad language etc on whilst your kids are around.

If your answer is no then why would you be looking at a internet site that may have some or all the above in when your kids etc are around. :?: :?:


As far as I'm aware this site is not advertised as an age restricted site etc but the vast majority of users know what it may contain so why can't you use your common sense and use it when the kids wife etc arn't around if you feel that you are unable to justify a few images that may be shown from time to time.

As for those of you that use it at work surely you are being paid to be at work not be on this site and if you have free time during work and are worried about the consequences of others seeing it don't look at it.

If your company has a policy in place of no sexual content then why are you breaking that policy anyway. :?: :?: and if they don't have a policy but you feel it may offens others then wait until you have you're own free time.

Grease Monkey
21-03-07, 07:46 PM
I'm with andy on this, we have a forum for NWS posts, keep naked women there, not on every page.

I have nothing in the slightest against pictures of naked women, and if you need a pointer on some sites to get some i could probably er, research some for you, but this is about the cars and the speed right?

Lets keep the T & A where it belongs.

Which reminds me, i really must fix my avatar. Now where's that picture of a big hairy bloke with his knob out...

dave
21-03-07, 07:54 PM
Gareth.
There is no warnings about site content or restricted access which requires age varification. Like there is on sites that are aimed at the over 18's
youtube doesn't show nipples but there is an age restriction on anything slightly racey, and they show executions!.

If you want naked women Google recons there are currently around 17,300,000 sites and 122,000,000 sites for "ass" you can view without the need to drag this site down the "The Sun" level.


Hi Greasy.
There is every chance that this bloke has his knob out:-

gareth08
21-03-07, 08:04 PM
Gareth.
There is no warnings about site content or restricted access which requires age varification. Like there is on sites that are aimed at the over 18's
youtube doesn't show nipples but there is an age restriction on anything slightly racey, and they show executions!.

If you want naked women Google recons there are currently around 17,300,000 sites and 122,000,000 sites for "ass" you can view without the need to drag this site down the "The Sun" level.


Hi Greasy.
There is every chance that this bloke has his knob out:-


Dave ,

I don't need the internet to view nipples etc I just tell the wife to get her kit off :lol: :lol: or trawl through the millions of gig on MIRC for anything else :D :lol: :lol:


Would you be offended then if I was to use a topless pic of my wife as an avatar :lol:

dave
21-03-07, 08:16 PM
Gareth.
There is no warnings about site content or restricted access which requires age varification. Like there is on sites that are aimed at the over 18's
youtube doesn't show nipples but there is an age restriction on anything slightly racey, and they show executions!.

If you want naked women Google recons there are currently around 17,300,000 sites and 122,000,000 sites for "ass" you can view without the need to drag this site down the "The Sun" level.


Hi Greasy.
There is every chance that this bloke has his knob out:-


Dave ,

I don't need the internet to view nipples etc I just tell the wife to get her kit off :lol: :lol: or trawl through the millions of gig on MIRC for anything else :D :lol: :lol:


Would you be offended then if I was to use a topless pic of my wife as an avatar :lol:



Aaaah! It's like that at your house then is it. :wink: :wink: I'm sure there are forums for exhibitionism and the like. Post some up in NWS and we can have a poll!!! pun intended.

gareth08
21-03-07, 08:21 PM
Gareth.
There is no warnings about site content or restricted access which requires age varification. Like there is on sites that are aimed at the over 18's
youtube doesn't show nipples but there is an age restriction on anything slightly racey, and they show executions!.

If you want naked women Google recons there are currently around 17,300,000 sites and 122,000,000 sites for "ass" you can view without the need to drag this site down the "The Sun" level.


Hi Greasy.
There is every chance that this bloke has his knob out:-


Dave ,

I don't need the internet to view nipples etc I just tell the wife to get her kit off :lol: :lol: or trawl through the millions of gig on MIRC for anything else :D :lol: :lol:


Would you be offended then if I was to use a topless pic of my wife as an avatar :lol:



Aaaah! It's like that at your house then is it. :wink: :wink: I'm sure there are forums for exhibitionism and the like. Post some up in NWS and we can have a poll!!! pun intended.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I will see what I can do :D :D :D :D :D :D

badcob
22-03-07, 12:07 AM
Hi i,m concerned that the young lady in question was discribed as a fat slapper surely this is a bit harsh. :( speck

Neil O
22-03-07, 11:44 AM
Hi i,m concerned that the young lady in question was discribed as a fat slapper surely this is a bit harsh. :( speck

I think he was refering to Gareth. :wink: :twisted:

gareth08
22-03-07, 01:40 PM
Hi i,m concerned that the young lady in question was discribed as a fat slapper surely this is a bit harsh. :( speck

I think he was refering to Gareth. :wink: :twisted:

What :? :? :?

tarmacscratcher
22-03-07, 06:03 PM
If you need an erection this is the place to go :wink:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190095421833&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:UK:1

Sidecarbod
22-03-07, 08:03 PM
I've only skim read this post but you Guys seem to be picking on Miket.

What about "Martyn-ak427"... his AVATAR is a pair of "mamoth oscillating jugs" :lol:

mylesdw
22-03-07, 08:12 PM
I feel just feel sorry for people who can't tell the difference between nudity and obscenity. I have two sub-teen daughters and nudity is not really a big issue - "it's a woman with no knickers on and yes, that is rather rude!" You try watching prime time television with kids of that age, the questions that arise from that are far worse...

Miket
22-03-07, 09:26 PM
I've only skim read this post but you Guys seem to be picking on Miket.

What about "Martyn-ak427"... his AVATAR is a pair of "mamoth oscillating jugs" :lol:

Cheers mate, but it's water of a ducks back for me. :D :D :wink: :wink: If they keep it up I will be very tempted to put the said mentioned Avatar back. :roll: :roll:

Clarkson
22-03-07, 09:41 PM
I've only skim read this post but you Guys seem to be picking on Miket.

What about "Martyn-ak427"... his AVATAR is a pair of "mamoth oscillating jugs" :lol:

Cheers mate, but it's water of a ducks back for me. :D :D :wink: :wink: If they keep it up I will be very tempted to put the said mentioned Avatar back. :roll: :roll:

Go on Mike put it back up and don't let the PC bridge rule you!!! :lol: :lol:

The poll say's so! :wink:

Dutch Paul
22-03-07, 09:46 PM
I've only skim read this post but you Guys seem to be picking on Miket.

What about "Martyn-ak427"... his AVATAR is a pair of "mamoth oscillating jugs" :lol:

Cheers mate, but it's water of a ducks back for me. :D :D :wink: :wink: If they keep it up I will be very tempted to put the said mentioned Avatar back. :roll: :roll:

Looking at the poll results, only 16%(only 10 people) think "artistic" avatars are bad.
The rest don`t care, think they are good or think they are nice and grubby.
As for the other few thousand members who didn`t vote, obviously they don`t care either.

So it looks like the results are in, put it back Mike. :lol:

Miket
22-03-07, 10:29 PM
Here you are ar5e lovers, now lets see if there are any complaints, you can see more than that every day in your cosy offices. 8) 8) :wink: :wink:

Clarkson
22-03-07, 10:35 PM
Here you are ar5e lovers, now lets see if there are any complaints, you can see more than that every day in your cosy offices. 8) 8) :wink: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That has made my day well done! :lol:

slogger
22-03-07, 10:42 PM
Here you are ar5e lovers, now lets see if there are any complaints, you can see more than that every day in your cosy offices. 8) 8) :wink: :wink:

That explains it!! (Other post Mike). :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Miket
22-03-07, 10:43 PM
That explains it!! (Other post Mike). :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:D :D :D :wink: :wink:

Miket
22-03-07, 10:52 PM
Here you are ar5e lovers, now lets see if there are any complaints, you can see more than that every day in your cosy offices. 8) 8) :wink: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That has made my day well done! :lol:

I hope you girl isn't looking over your shoulder with that new avatar. :oops: :wink:

Clarkson
22-03-07, 10:58 PM
Here you are ar5e lovers, now lets see if there are any complaints, you can see more than that every day in your cosy offices. 8) 8) :wink: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That has made my day well done! :lol:

I hope you girl isn't looking over your shoulder with that new avatar. :oops: :wink:

She love it,she is already used to her dad reading the sun! :wink:

Dutch Paul
22-03-07, 11:08 PM
Hehe :lol:

Miket
22-03-07, 11:14 PM
Hehe :lol:

This page is looking more like the main street in Amsterdam :D :D :D :wink:

Clarkson
22-03-07, 11:18 PM
HAHAHA! Stop it guy my sides are hurting!!

Andy is gonna have a heart attack when he is this!! :shock: :shock:

NUTTER
22-03-07, 11:31 PM
Hello

For all the people who find the avatars a little distasteful and are worried about there children seeing them, you should turn the TV off as well, because even before the watershed there's a lot worse on there


Oh i see mine has been moderated :oops: and Ive only just joined :oops:


Ill have to find something else slightly different without the tounge :lol:

Andy302
23-03-07, 06:45 AM
HAHAHA! Stop it guy my sides are hurting!!

Andy is gonna have a heart attack when he is this!! :shock: :shock:

On the contary, it is more tasteful, unlike some which reminded me of that nasty kebab I had the other night....

I'm finding the strength of sentiment expressed over this quite entertaining. I believe the phrase wind em up and let em go is quite apt.

To be honest I cant be arsed, pardon the pun, with this anymore, more impotant things in life to worry about.

As I originally said, I was expressing my view, to which I was and remain entitled to.

Oh and for those who may have miss-interrpreted grubby as meaning good

Definition
grubby
adjective
1 INFORMAL dirty:
He was wearing some old shorts and a grubby T-shirt.
Don't wipe your grubby hands on my clean towel!

2 DISAPPROVING If you describe an activity or someone's behaviour as grubby, you do not think that it is honourable or acceptable.

DiggleBBC
23-03-07, 07:23 AM
The choice of avatar made by some posters is meaning that I cannot visit the site for fear of upsetting my customers, or, in the case at this moment, the lady sitting next to me on the train. It's embarrassing, and as a visiting I.T. consultant currently working at part of the NHS, I cannot risk upsetting people at work.
I commute 135 miles to my place of work, I am uncomfortable visiting the site on the trains.
I have my own web-connected laptop at work, but I can't even risk visiting the site at lunch-time on my own machine for fear of upsetting people that work for my customer.

My wife has commented on the poor taste of some of the avatars, and I don't want to risk visiting the site while my four-year-old son is around either. When the political position in some homes is tricky as far as keeping an expensive toy is concerned, this kind of unhelpful, selfish abuse of the site is seriously unhelpful.

These avatars represent a denial of service attack upon the site as far as I am concerned. I thought this was a Cobra Replica site, not a porn site.

When one of the most helpful people on the site (Dave) suggests that he is finding it harder to use the site because of some off-topic content in avatars, I'd suggest it is a bad idea to continue to have those avatars on the site. My car is finished, and I'm trying to be helpful in my visits to the site. If I can't visit the site, I can't help people and that diminishes the value of the site (especially if Dave finds it harder to visit).

Very sad of Saddleworth.

martin_t
23-03-07, 07:26 AM
Calm down ladies, it's just a commercial.

For those of you worried about getting clobbered by your IT department fascisties, I wouldn't worry. I would worry far more about breaching the fair use policy by pratting around on forums when you should be working. MikeT's bare arse avatar isn't porn for crying out load, it's just an arse. Now if it was a front bottom that would be over the top for a forum such as this in my opinion. Still wouldn't offend me however.

Can't believe this has been brought up as a topic on here, no room for the PC brigade in my world.

"IT department fascisties"!!! Now I'm offended!! The IT department I work in are deffinately NOT PC or fascists!! (I could think of a few other names though!!) :twisted: :wink:

craggle
23-03-07, 08:01 AM
What we really need is a way of turning off Avatars in your user Profile.

That way the people who use this website for discussing cars and helping people, can have the option of doing it without bare arses splashed all over the page.

I know I would take advantage of this if it was an option. Any chance Rob?

Craig.

DiggleBBC
23-03-07, 08:07 AM
What we really need is a way of turning off Avatars in your user Profile.

That way the people who use this website for discussing cars and helping people, can have the option of doing it without bare arses splashed all over the page.

I know I would take advantage of this if it was an option. Any chance Rob.

Craig.
If wsnaith had turned off avatars, he wouldn't have contacted me asking for pictures of mounting a 454 in a Dax, since he saw mine (on-topic) in my avatar and wanted to know more about it.
If that's the only way though, yes, I'd gladly take an option to be able to prevent my view including avatars, but again, that does diminish the value of the site.
Just a little care for others, especially for such a major contributor as Dave would be the best thing though I would have thought.


As for
MikeT's bare arse avatar isn't porn for crying out load, it's just an arse. Of course it's porn you muppet, might not be hard porn (yet, but who knows), but it is porn.

craggle
23-03-07, 09:14 AM
Couldn't agree more Diggle

If people showed common sense and respect to others using the website there would be no need for this option.

First line from Wikipedia...

An avatar (abbreviations include AV, ava, avv, avvie and/or avvy) is an Internet user's representation of himself or herself,

There seems to be some who consider themselves arses or tits :lol: :lol: :lol:

Craig.

blip
23-03-07, 09:22 AM
The choice of avatar made by some posters is meaning that I cannot visit the site for fear of upsetting my customers, or, in the case at this moment, the lady sitting next to me on the train. It's embarrassing, and as a visiting I.T. consultant currently working at part of the NHS, I cannot risk upsetting people at work.
I commute 135 miles to my place of work, I am uncomfortable visiting the site on the trains.
I have my own web-connected laptop at work, but I can't even risk visiting the site at lunch-time on my own machine for fear of upsetting people that work for my customer.

My wife has commented on the poor taste of some of the avatars, and I don't want to risk visiting the site while my four-year-old son is around either. When the political position in some homes is tricky as far as keeping an expensive toy is concerned, this kind of unhelpful, selfish abuse of the site is seriously unhelpful.

These avatars represent a denial of service attack upon the site as far as I am concerned. I thought this was a Cobra Replica site, not a porn site.

When one of the most helpful people on the site (Dave) suggests that he is finding it harder to use the site because of some off-topic content in avatars, I'd suggest it is a bad idea to continue to have those avatars on the site. My car is finished, and I'm trying to be helpful in my visits to the site. If I can't visit the site, I can't help people and that diminishes the value of the site (especially if Dave finds it harder to visit).

Very sad of Saddleworth.

blip
23-03-07, 09:24 AM
Oops




I find myself in a similar situation. More often than not, I log on to this forum whilst at work. I'd like to continue doing so. I totally agree with DiggleBBC's comments.

chedz
23-03-07, 09:28 AM
Me too, I thought I'd pushed the avatar to the the limit without being offensive. I work on a client site and don't want to look at this site, even during lunch at the moment. Some of those pics have a seedy edge to them. If my Superlady offends I'll happily change it, but thought it looks ok unless you have a microscope to see its only paint.

blip
23-03-07, 09:33 AM
I think this is an acceptable avatar. Is that 2 pack?

Neil O
23-03-07, 09:34 AM
Look at the poll guys, it speaks for itself surely. :?

I agree, some of the avatars are a bit iffy, but I am not in the nieve belief that this site is for children (or in some ways women).
The majority of people who come here are adult males and as such the content of the site will reflect this fact.

This is how censorship and the 'pc' thing gets rolling. A voiciferious few against a quiet majority. :(

I understand the issues involved with people/children looking over your shoulder, but I believe this cannot be 'legislated' for practically.

I think perhaps Mike's avatar stepped over the mark slightly, but who is going to be the one to decide what does and doesn't over step the mark?
I've seen much worse than Mike's avatar here, but it's been Mike 'carrying the can' because he is such a prolific poster.

My avatar is (in my opinion) not offensive, if anyone thinks differently please feel free to express your views. Maybe you'll change my mind.

Should we have a note in the Forum rules section that gives advice about avatars and pictures in general? Rob, your opinions?

wilf
23-03-07, 09:40 AM
If anyone is unhappy with my avatar then I will change it. Not exactly the biggest deal in life. :roll:

denis84
23-03-07, 09:46 AM
Hi you all

Need some advice please :

If i must change my avatar,who will wash my car then ?

Thanks

osgood
23-03-07, 10:33 AM
HAHAHA! Stop it guy my sides are hurting!!

Andy is gonna have a heart attack when he is this!! :shock: :shock:

MMmmm nice avater Clarson, must think about changing mine 8) Osgood

DiggleBBC
23-03-07, 11:06 AM
Okay, if it's majority rule, then I'm one of the excluded minority.
Increasingly the way with Christians in the modern society.

Even more sad of Saddleworth.

Byee.

Miket
23-03-07, 11:13 AM
I think a few more people on here should use my current Avatar. :( :( :(

I thought is was me that was supposed to be the Grumpy Old Man. :evil: :evil:

Liven up you miserable lot. :( :( :(

DiggleBBC, the lady on the train was probably more upset than you, I know I would be if there was some pratt using his laptop all through a train journey, I suppose you use your mobile in quiet carriages also. :evil: :evil:

robert
23-03-07, 11:18 AM
Okay, if it's majority rule, then I'm one of the excluded minority.
Increasingly the way with Christians in the modern society.

Even more sad of Saddleworth.

Byee.

Lets get some perspective here.

Its not majority rule whatsoever, its my rule. :lol:

We don't allow vulgar posts, we have a NWS section for that which is opt in, therefore it stands to reason that we don't allow vulgar avatars, if you want to use vulgar avatars, then there are lots of other forums that people can use.

This site is a great site and we have a relatively clean and fun board, more so than other forums, and I would like it to stay that way.

If you want to see tits and arse, then so here http://www.thesun.co.uk/

Please keep the avatars to an acceptable level, and before some smart arse asks who defines an acceptable level, or what an acceptable level is, I define the acceptable level, and you can use your common sense as to what an acceptable level is.

Thanks to all and sundry. :lol:

Miket
23-03-07, 11:27 AM
Please keep the avatars to an acceptable level, and before some smart arse asks who defines an acceptable level, or what an acceptable level is, I define the acceptable level, and you can use your common sense as to what an acceptable level is.

Thanks to all and sundry. :lol:

So if it stays and doesn't get removed by admin, It's acceptable. :wink: :wink:

Neil O
23-03-07, 12:38 PM
Please keep the avatars to an acceptable level, and before some smart arse asks who defines an acceptable level, or what an acceptable level is, I define the acceptable level, and you can use your common sense as to what an acceptable level is.

Thanks to all and sundry. :lol:

So if it stays and doesn't get removed by admin, It's acceptable. :wink: :wink:

You gonna be the first to dip your toe Mike? :twisted:

Neil O
23-03-07, 01:01 PM
Okay, if it's majority rule, then I'm one of the excluded minority.
Increasingly the way with Christians in the modern society.

Even more sad of Saddleworth.

Byee.

Diggle, with respect, I didn't say it was majority rule here. As Rob rightly says, it's his rule. That's why I asked for his input. :D

Now you bring religion into it. Don't even think about getting me started on religion! :x

I think, (whichever side I'm on) that this forum is the better for having these, sometimes heated debates. It gets people, if only a few, to express their opinions. This then helps Rob to govern the site in a way that we are all broadly happy with. :D
I'm not that bothered if all avatars have to adhere to a non-sexual and non-contraversial code. As Wilf says, it's no 'biggie'. I would be concerned however, that it had been changed for a voiciferous few and not for the general population of this forum.
I am not a pc person I'm afraid, as my friends will atest to. If I have to be pc to come here, then I won't. :cry:

Clarkson
23-03-07, 01:08 PM
"Now you bring religion into it. Don't even think about getting me started on religion"

And me too!! :evil: :evil:

You'll end starting Sogood off with BNP rant!! :lol: :lol:

Clarkson
23-03-07, 01:11 PM
HAHAHA! Stop it guy my sides are hurting!!

Andy is gonna have a heart attack when he is this!! :shock: :shock:

MMmmm nice avater Clarson, must think about changing mine 8) Osgood

Glad you like Sogood,please feel free to change your's,but please bare in mine to play by the rules as it seems to upset others here on the forum!! :wink: :wink:

PS, my surname has a letter "K" in it! :lol: :lol:

wilf
23-03-07, 01:56 PM
Klarson?

Neil O
23-03-07, 02:06 PM
Klarson?

Captain Klarson.

Klingon Commander. :lol:

Clive
23-03-07, 02:08 PM
[PS, my surname has a letter "K" in it! :lol: :lol:

I hope we're not going down this route! :shock: :shock: :shock:

KevinW
23-03-07, 02:58 PM
I thought under the old rules, the 'moving' avatars got banned at some stage?

Whats NWS - is that a new regional meet?

Wilburn
23-03-07, 02:59 PM
Maybe we all need to have avitars pics like these http://www.zegelin.com/love_files/ArseorElbow.htm

:?

gareth08
23-03-07, 03:00 PM
[PS, my surname has a letter "K" in it! :lol: :lol:

I hope we're not going down this route! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Just think that there are obviously a few prudes on hear and that some seem to have a concept problem and bring polar bears and religion into it :roll: :roll:


FFS were talking about an avatar that is is probably about 1 50 th of the viewable screen area and some bird has got her arse out.

I don't suppose any of those who have complained about it would complain to the local police or pc brigade when they see a girl walking down the street in the summer with just about everything hanging out or on a beach in a bikini.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

chedz
23-03-07, 03:08 PM
no, but if I bought this young lady into my clients office and sat her on my desk I might get some funny looks. :lol:

robert
23-03-07, 03:11 PM
Please keep the avatars to an acceptable level, and before some smart arse asks who defines an acceptable level, or what an acceptable level is, I define the acceptable level, and you can use your common sense as to what an acceptable level is.

Thanks to all and sundry. :lol:

So if it stays and doesn't get removed by admin, It's acceptable. :wink: :wink:

Mike

I do manage the forum without interference for 99% of the time, and am happy to let most things run their natural course, if someone alerts me to an avatar which they think is unacceptable then I will have a look and use my judgement as appropriate.

If I see an avatar that I don't think is appropriate, I will either drop the user a pm, or just delete it after asking for a hi res copy. :wink:

osgood
23-03-07, 03:41 PM
[PS, my surname has a letter "K" in it! :lol: :lol:

I hope we're not going down this route! :shock: :shock: :shock:

AHH Thames Vally Group I see, did not think our last meet pic's were out just yet 8) Osgood :lol:

Dutch Paul
23-03-07, 04:42 PM
Definition
grubby
adjective
INFORMAL dirty:
He was wearing some old shorts and a grubby T-shirt.
Don't wipe your grubby hands on my clean towel!



IMHO - There`s nothing more healthy than looking at pictures of dirty women. :lol: :lol:

Dutch Paul
23-03-07, 04:44 PM
The choice of avatar made by some posters is meaning that I cannot visit the site for fear of upsetting my customers, or, in the case at this moment, the lady sitting next to me on the train. It's embarrassing, and as a visiting I.T. consultant currently working at part of the NHS, I cannot risk upsetting people at work.
I commute 135 miles to my place of work, I am uncomfortable visiting the site on the trains.
I have my own web-connected laptop at work, but I can't even risk visiting the site at lunch-time on my own machine for fear of upsetting people that work for my customer.


Very sad of Saddleworth.

Take the laptop to the toilet then. :?: :lol:

Dutch Paul
23-03-07, 04:47 PM
There seems to be some who consider themselves arses or tits :lol: :lol: :lol:

Craig.

I`ve been called worse - more than once. :lol: :lol:

gareth08
23-03-07, 04:47 PM
The choice of avatar made by some posters is meaning that I cannot visit the site for fear of upsetting my customers, or, in the case at this moment, the lady sitting next to me on the train. It's embarrassing, and as a visiting I.T. consultant currently working at part of the NHS, I cannot risk upsetting people at work.
I commute 135 miles to my place of work, I am uncomfortable visiting the site on the trains.
I have my own web-connected laptop at work, but I can't even risk visiting the site at lunch-time on my own machine for fear of upsetting people that work for my customer.


Very sad of Saddleworth.

Take the laptop to the toilet then. :?: :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Excellant :D

Miket
23-03-07, 05:37 PM
Mike

I do manage the forum without interference for 99% of the time, and am happy to let most things run their natural course, if someone alerts me to an avatar which they think is unacceptable then I will have a look and use my judgement as appropriate.

If I see an avatar that I don't think is appropriate, I will either drop the user a pm, or just delete it after asking for a hi res copy. :wink:

Cheers Rob, that's a pretty conclusive answer, back to the knickerless young ladies then. :D :D :wink: :wink:

dave.n
23-03-07, 06:03 PM
Just think that there are obviously a few prudes on hear and that some seem to have a concept problem and bring polar bears and religion into it :roll: :roll:


FFS were talking about an avatar that is is probably about 1 50 th of the viewable screen area and some bird has got her arse out.

I don't suppose any of those who have complained about it would complain to the local police or pc brigade when they see a girl walking down the street in the summer with just about everything hanging out or on a beach in a bikini.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:[/quote]

Just to put the record straight, I ain't prudish, religous or like polar bears that much either. The more smut the better :twisted: .
I just can't look at the site on my work stuff.
'cos they will do me big time for it and I'm not gonna take the risk
I'm not actually complaining either, just stating the fact why some may not be able to enjoy the site as much as others.

robert
23-03-07, 06:10 PM
Just to put the record straight, I ain't prudish, religous or like polar bears that much either. The more smut the better :twisted: .
I just can't look at the site on my work stuff.
'cos they will do me big time for it and I'm not gonna take the risk
I'm not actually complaining either, just stating the fact why some may not be able to enjoy the site as much as others.

Dave

Nor am I a prude, but I can see both sides of the argument here and have set some guidelines above.

We can leave stuff like that for the NWS forum, and if I find or am alerted to any avatars that I don't think are appropriate then I will either discuss it with the user or delete them. :wink:

Clarkson
23-03-07, 06:27 PM
Just to put the record straight, I ain't prudish, religous or like polar bears that much either. The more smut the better :twisted: .
I just can't look at the site on my work stuff.
'cos they will do me big time for it and I'm not gonna take the risk
I'm not actually complaining either, just stating the fact why some may not be able to enjoy the site as much as others.

Dave

Nor am I a prude, but I can see both sides of the argument here and have set some guidelines above.

We can leave stuff like that for the NWS forum, and if I find or am alerted to any avatars that I don't think are appropriate then I will either discuss it with the user or delete them. :wink:

Is mine ok Robert?? :?

gareth08
23-03-07, 06:42 PM
Just to put the record straight, I ain't prudish, religous or like polar bears that much either. The more smut the better :twisted: .
I just can't look at the site on my work stuff.
'cos they will do me big time for it and I'm not gonna take the risk
I'm not actually complaining either, just stating the fact why some may not be able to enjoy the site as much as others.

Dave

Nor am I a prude, but I can see both sides of the argument here and have set some guidelines above.

We can leave stuff like that for the NWS forum, and if I find or am alerted to any avatars that I don't think are appropriate then I will either discuss it with the user or delete them. :wink:

Is mine ok Robert?? :?


Well it's still there at the moment so I guess yes. :D

Not sure what would happen though if you were to remove the offending underwear :shock: :lol:

Maybe a full beaver or chocolat canal on display is offensive to some animal lovers on here :D :evil:

Clarkson
23-03-07, 07:06 PM
Just to put the record straight, I ain't prudish, religous or like polar bears that much either. The more smut the better :twisted: .
I just can't look at the site on my work stuff.
'cos they will do me big time for it and I'm not gonna take the risk
I'm not actually complaining either, just stating the fact why some may not be able to enjoy the site as much as others.

Dave

Nor am I a prude, but I can see both sides of the argument here and have set some guidelines above.

We can leave stuff like that for the NWS forum, and if I find or am alerted to any avatars that I don't think are appropriate then I will either discuss it with the user or delete them. :wink:

Is mine ok Robert?? :?


Well it's still there at the moment so I guess yes. :D

Not sure what would happen though if you were to remove the offending underwear :shock: :lol:

Maybe a full beaver or chocolat canal on display is offensive to some animal lovers on here :D :evil:

Thats what I thought!! :wink:

Ma Baker
23-03-07, 09:02 PM
I view this site on a regular basis as a guest.

I'm sorry my first post is a winge but quite frankly I do find these explicit avatars offensive. In the past I would have told anyone who asked that this is a forum for true motor enthusiasts and suitable for all the family unfortunately this is no longer the case.

A lot of forum members are also members of the CRC who on the whole have a good reputation at events we attend. I would hate to think we would not be welcome at some events because of the image some users of this site project.

As a woman who loves cobras I hope we go back to the good old days of good car pics and discussions.

Ma

Karen
23-03-07, 09:15 PM
Hi Ma,

Thanks for your post.

I must say I agree with you, I spend a lot of time telling people how great the CRC is and I think these avatars undermine my efforts.

I know the site is male orientated but there are a lot of wives / partners who also love everything cobra and I'm sure some must be put off by these sorts of things, perhaps thats why the forum is a lot quieter than it used to be.

Karen

Miket
23-03-07, 09:25 PM
We are in trouble now lads, the domestic engineers have joined in. :D :D

Do Argos or M&S not have there own Forum. :wink: :wink:

gareth08
23-03-07, 09:51 PM
We are in trouble now lads, the domestic engineers have joined in. :D :D

Do Argos or M&S not have there own Forum. :wink: :wink:

Obviously not. :evil: :lol:

But I do belive the Ann Summers one is quite informative for those that require a little education :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Andy S
23-03-07, 10:16 PM
Kin hell guys, I only went away for a couple of days and look what happens, all hell breaks loose. :evil:
Personally I find Robs avatar offensive, you know the GD thingy :D :D

osgood
23-03-07, 10:27 PM
[quote="Ma Baker"]I view this site on a regular basis as a guest.

I'm sorry my first post is a winge but quite frankly I do find these explicit avatars offensive. In the past I would have told anyone who asked that this is a forum for true motor enthusiasts and suitable for all the family unfortunately this is no longer the case.

A lot of forum members are also members of the CRC who on the whole have a good reputation at events we attend. I would hate to think we would not be welcome at some events because of the image some users of this site project.

As a woman who loves cobras I hope we go back to the good old days of good car pics and discussions.

How about a picture of a man then would that be okay?? Osgood :)

Ma Baker
23-03-07, 10:43 PM
Miket & gareth08

I expected the sad neanderthals to reply first!!


Osgood

obviously not

Ma

Purple AK
23-03-07, 10:49 PM
Miket & gareth08

I expected the sad neanderthals to reply first!!


Osgood

obviously not

Ma
Not Really a good way for a Newbie to introduce themselves on a Forum Ma :evil: Most people tend to slide gently into conversations for a while before they gain the right to Flame people they don't know :roll:

Miket
23-03-07, 10:49 PM
Miket & gareth08

I expected the sad Neanderthals to reply first!!


Osgood

obviously not

Ma

Should be capital "N"

Also very impolite not to use your Christian name in your signature, unless your posting under an alias or is your name really Ma :( :(

slogger
23-03-07, 10:57 PM
[quote="Ma Baker"]I view this site on a regular basis as a guest.

I'm sorry my first post is a winge but quite frankly..............

As a woman who loves cobras I hope we go back to the good old days of good car pics and discussions.

[quote]

Yeah. My avatar is PC now :D Damn, I'll have to change it. I own a Cobra and at this current time they are far from PC. :roll:

Ma Baker
23-03-07, 11:14 PM
Not Really a good way for a Newbie to introduce themselves on a Forum Ma :evil: Most people tend to slide gently into conversations for a while before they gain the right to Flame people they don't know :roll:[/quote]

Chris,

So you think Miket knows me? he refers to me as a 'Domestic Engineer' in what I read as a derogatory manner, I was just replying to that.

Carol

Miket
23-03-07, 11:25 PM
So you think Miket knows me? he refers to me as a 'Domestic Engineer' in what I read as a derogatory manner, I was just replying to that.

Carol

Wake up Carol, the term "Domestic Engineer" is a well known phrase for a housewife.

Ma Baker
23-03-07, 11:43 PM
Mike

I have never been a housewife I have worked full time for over 30 years!

Shall we start over? I won't make assumptions about you if you return the favour. :)


Carol

Clive
24-03-07, 12:16 AM
[quote="Miket
Also very impolite not to use your Christian name in your signature, unless your posting under an alias or is your name really Ma :( :([/quote]

Not "Ma Baker, the meanest cat in Old Chicago Town"? :shock: :shock: :shock:

gareth08
24-03-07, 12:10 PM
Miket & gareth08

I expected the sad neanderthals to reply first!!


Osgood

obviously not

Ma

Does it appear that I give a 5hit what you think :)

If you wish to make make a direct attack on someone get on with it :lol: (see above) :evil: :lol:

slogger
24-03-07, 12:58 PM
[quote="Miket
Also very impolite not to use your Christian name in your signature, unless your posting under an alias or is your name really Ma :( :(

Not "Ma Baker, the meanest cat in Old Chicago Town"? :shock: :shock: :shock:[/quote]

Thumb! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

conrod
24-03-07, 01:24 PM
This thread does a pretty good job of demonstrating the downside of forums (fora?). Tempers running high, netiquette out of the window, newbies being flamed, insults flying, and hardening of attitudes as the thread progresses. And for what?

I'm no prude, but I agree with others who have posted here that these types of avatars are undesirable, for the reasons already mentioned. The poll (albeit at present with votes from only 72 members) shows a 50:50 split in opinion. Folks, this isn't an issue of right or wrong - it's one of tolerance of and respect for differing opinions - the thing that makes us humans the interesting creatures we are.

This is a tricky one for the moderators, but IMO this thread does not bode well for the future of this forum. If people decide to either abandon the forum or reduce access to it, then I suggest the forum as a whole will suffer.

So why not save the "laddish" content for the "not work safe" part of the forum (that's what it's there for), and let the rest of the forum return to its previous tolerant (well, most of the time!) state?

Please?

Dutch Paul
24-03-07, 01:47 PM
This thread does a pretty good job of demonstrating the downside of forums (fora?). Tempers running high, netiquette out of the window, newbies being flamed, insults flying, and hardening of attitudes as the thread progresses. And for what?

I'm no prude, but I agree with others who have posted here that these types of avatars are undesirable, for the reasons already mentioned. The poll (albeit at present with votes from only 72 members) shows a 50:50 split in opinion. Folks, this isn't an issue of right or wrong - it's one of tolerance of and respect for differing opinions - the thing that makes us humans the interesting creatures we are.

This is a tricky one for the moderators, but IMO this thread does not bode well for the future of this forum. If people decide to either abandon the forum or reduce access to it, then I suggest the forum as a whole will suffer.

So why not save the "laddish" content for the "not work safe" part of the forum (that's what it's there for), and let the rest of the forum return to its previous tolerant (well, most of the time!) state?

Please?

I totally agree. :lol: :lol: :lol:

robert
24-03-07, 02:27 PM
Enough on this topic, lets all move on. :wink: