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anyone else bothered by the Cocktails ad?

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robomilk

fruit bat at large
I do resent that. Just because I support an add that doesn't do anyone harm at all does not make me a gay porn-whore.

And I'm not gay, I'm bi. Plus, grow some thicker skin. It'll do you good.

I have thick skin thanks, otherwise I would have fallen down already, I just don't think WHATSOEVER that this type of advertisement is suitable for a website of this nature when there are minors and people who do not see the fandom as something for sex on it.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Your sarcasm towards the other users in such manner is not warranted.

Just give warnings in the future for users that are causing problems Dragoneer. I mean use the infraction manager. We see enough warnings in that user's profile, we can just decide what kind of premissions a user has on the forums. Simple as that.

That's O/T but there are people on this forum who have been here long enough now to know better, take away certain toys for those who can't behave.
 

darkdoomer

inkbunny.net supporter
Just give warnings in the future for users that are causing problems Dragoneer. I mean use the infraction manager. We see enough warnings in that user's profile, we can just decide what kind of premissions a user has on the forums. Simple as that.

That's O/T but there are people on this forum who have been here long enough now to know better, take away certain toys for those who can't behave.

chill down; arshes! it's just the internet goddamit !
 

XerxesQados

Now 33% purpler, free!
After this thread was accidentally brought to my attention by Dragoneer (Funny story about that...not for here, though), I read it over. I have come to the following conclusion:

FurAffinity should be allowed to display whatever ads they want. That said, it's not a good idea to interfere with the user experience in doing so.

There are younger people and some people who just generally don't like porn, and they browse FA. Some younger people do like porn, but when it's advertised to them there are all sorts of legal questions raised. I think the ad should stay, but it's my opinion that it would have been wiser to implement the mature ad system BEFORE running Cocktails' ad campaign.

All us straight/bi, non-porn loving folks don't have to look at smutty things and Kimmerset darkdoomer can continue being gay porn-whores! Everyone wins! <3

The above quote is the opinion of the posting user alone and does not reflect the opinions of MyFursona.com or its administrative department, etc. etc., disclaimer disclaimer, public relations nonsense, and I am Iron Man.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
chill down; arshes! it's just the internet goddamit !

Then they can go play elsewhere, internet has a lot of places to play. As long as they're here they should be more abiding to the rules.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
The above quote is the opinion of the posting user alone and does not reflect the opinions of MyFursona.com or its administrative department, etc. etc., disclaimer disclaimer, public relations nonsense, and I am Iron Man.

Your user is known for causing disruptions on the forum. You might want to have a little talk with him about that. It really doesn't matter to me what department they're from, if they misbehave frequently, again punishment can be delivered.

It may look bad for relations between the sites if we have to demote users that are on other sites we want to remain on friendly terms with. It's also bad for user morale if we just overlook a disruptive user simply because he's an admin of another site.
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
It's also bad for user morale if we just overlook a disruptive user simply because he's an admin of another site.
I also have an administrative position on a different site, one with no relation to FA at all.

...In other words, I know it's not even worth a $.02 over here so feel free to forget it ;)
 

koinukasuka

New Member
doesn't bother me >.> in fact, i've seen full on porn ads, on game sites, game review sites and stuff children/young adults go on all the time, i think porn has no effect on the masses anymore >.>

[edit] unless you are a strict catholic >.> xD lol [/edit]
 

BijouxDeFoxxe

shake wut ur mama gave u
While Dragoneer already said we're putting working on the Ads to make the people with mature art on only allowed to see the "porn" adverts.

That being said, this is my response as a user of this site, NOT as an admin of this site (as I was a user long before I was an admin)

I honestly don't see anything wrong with the image. The advert just says 18+. They aren't showing ANYTHING explicit in the picture. It's not like there are pictures of giant exploding vagoos and penises on there. And it strikes me as funny and a bit hypocritical of some people that they complained about the Cocktail's advert, but were absolutly fine with the colar factory adverts, when those adverts showed real life women's breast in very little clothing depicted in a somewhat sexual nature. I dunno, that's just the baxen's two cents.
 

darkdoomer

inkbunny.net supporter
Then they can go play elsewhere, internet has a lot of places to play. As long as they're here they should be more abiding to the rules.
no rules were infriged there. (noticed your message "rude language" ...lol,what?? ) but you have the vision of things. sorry if you can't take a joke , thought the "furry community" was a bit more open minded 'bout this.

*goes back to deviant*

doesn't bother me >.> in fact, i've seen full on porn ads, on game sites, game review sites and stuff children/young adults go on all the time, i think porn has no effect on the masses anymore >.>

[edit] unless you are a strict catholic >.> xD lol [/edit]
seconded.
 

Kimmerset

Banned
Banned
*Shrugs* The point of this thread has reached a peaceful conclusion. The only thing people really seem to have wrong with it is that there's a "+18" sticker slapped right on the ad. Either way, it's getting the mature tag and we can wait for the next thing that will raise the fur of our beloved brethren.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
no rules were infriged there. (noticed your message "rude language" ...lol,what?? ) but you have the vision of things.

Inappropriate language isn't so much about cussing but the fact you were derailing the topic with the in jokes. That just really had nothing to do with the issue other than the fact I was pointing out the rude behavior of another user and people were jumping in and acting in detriment to that. You were one of those people. You were handed a warning, the soft deletion says please stop derailing the topic. So please stop doing so.

I'll set up a topic derailment infraction later but it was a warning, not an actual infraction.

But back to the original topic, Dragoneer has caved and said he'll see about setting the ads for those with mature on.
 

robomilk

fruit bat at large
Your user is known for causing disruptions on the forum. You might want to have a little talk with him about that. It really doesn't matter to me what department they're from, if they misbehave frequently, again punishment can be delivered.

It may look bad for relations between the sites if we have to demote users that are on other sites we want to remain on friendly terms with. It's also bad for user morale if we just overlook a disruptive user simply because he's an admin of another site.

"Known for causing disruption"? What? The only other time I've been in trouble on here is when responding to insults against my person with similar vigour. Basically responding to insults against my beliefs and opinions with other insults. It's perfectly within the ToS; to defend my beliefs and opinions!

As has been done here, I made an opinion that was misconstrued as being insulting. When looking back at the thread, they basically admitted to being being gay and/or had a long history of viewing pornographic materials. With the exception of the word "whores" (intended for humour and/or scathing sarcasm) there was nothing particularly wrong with my statement.

Also, I'm an individual before I'm an administrator, if I say something then it's me saying it, not my affiliates.
 

Zentio

Fluffy Bunbutts
Meh the ad (that's 1 D people, not 2) didn't bother me really. I just adblocked it and put it out of my mind.
People really shouldn't be on here during school or work anyway. They should, you know, be doing their work.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
As has been done here, I made an opinion that was misconstrued as being insulting. When looking back at the thread, they basically admitted to being being gay and/or had a long history of viewing pornographic materials. With the exception of the word "whores" (intended for humour and/or scathing sarcasm) there was nothing particularly wrong with my statement.

Incorrect, you were intentionally trying to be inflammatory. You have been warned before about this behavior in the past. Defending you personal beliefs can be done without being insulting. Drop the topic and take it elsewhere and not on this thread.
 

tanukisan

is GROUNDED.
*lols at the infighting*

Thanks for looking into that, Dragoneer. I feel good that it's getting some thought.

Sorry for the drama.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
*lols at the infighting*

Thanks for looking into that, Dragoneer. I feel good that it's getting some thought.

Sorry for the drama.

Eh, there will be people who disagree with you which is fine. It's when it degraded to insults which was bad. You have a right to voice your concerns in a civil manner, in which you did.
 

2ndVenus

SnakeWildlife
Hewwow! Another rare visit to the forums for me, just giving my opinion on the matter.
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Adult link? Hmm well here's how i believe it goes:

The ad of course doesn't presume every fur is gay, is simply implies that if you are gay(bi) maybe this link will be of some use to you. Now yes, we all want a work safe kinda FA as well, this is most likely why as you can see, this advertisement has been placed at the 'bottom' of the website thus if you do not wish to see this kind of advertisement, you do not need to scroll to the very bottom. Very rarely do you scroll to the absolute bottom.

Websites similar to things like newgrounds, a popular flash site host advertising to many pornographic sites, but nobody complains much because its mostly straight stuff. You can choose to ignore the ad at the bottom of FA, that's why it is placed down there. People need to live of course and to do that they need money, i say let them sell thier product here they deserve to sell thier talents.

Now im not being phobic about anything when i say this because im Bisexual myself. But the world you live in is not entirely straight, don't you perhaps think all this straight stuff being thrown in gays faces effects them too?

Overall my opinion is this: You are the ones looking at what you 'dont' want to look at. The ad should stay because yes the link does point to a gay comic, but the ad itself is clean and unsuggestive. If you click the link and you are against the gay fur way, ultimately it boils down to one solid hicup, "you" clicked the link to something that you expect to be gay. If this offends you, you were looking to be effected, either to want to find something to rebel against or cause drama i dont know, but the solid fact is. If you dont want to see gay things, dont walk into thier house. You are responsible for your mouseclicks, the advertisement clearly points to a gay related comic. So that is what you should expect.

Speaking from a gay half of my mind, i wouldn't be offended if i saw a straight adult comic being advertised, i would simply not follow the link. Hope this helps you guys *gives friendly kisses to all, straight and not*
 
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