Post your desktop - STOP NSFW!

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by aaagat111, Oct 7, 2012.

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Should we keep our picture gallery threads clean of NSFW photos?

  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
    16.6%
  2. No

    121 vote(s)
    64.7%
  3. In-between - maybe something like a separate thread

    44 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. aaagat111 macrumors regular

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    #1
    As a member of Macrumors forums for quite some time, I have loved browsing though the Picture Gallery threads, specifically the desktop threads as it inspired new wallpapers, gives me an idea of what apps people use, and shows uff desktop customization tools such as GeekTool.

    BUT, in the past 2 years I have been very disappointed with the increase in NSFW photos across these threads. For people like myself that view these forums at work, on the go, and at home, I think having threads that include NSFW photos just makes it awkward for all of us to enjoy them wherever we are.

    Because of photos like this, I, and I'm sure many others, have to instead view these threads in the privacy of our own offices or homes just because someone posts a desktop with a scantly clad female.

    I think it would benefit the community as a whole by censoring these type of posts, and maybe even including them in a separate thread if people still felt that they wanted to post them.

    I wanted to make a public statement and poll asking what the members of Macrumors think of this. Do people care about including NSFW photos in threads such as "Post your desktop", or is this something only I feel should warrant censorship?

    What do people think...I am open to hearing other's thoughts.

    Thank You
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    #2
    I think that the Board has been nailed-down quite enough.
     
  3. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I have never had a NSFW picture as my desktop, but I don't have a problem with it being posted. In the first 4 pages of this months thread, there has been one "nsfw" picture that I honestly wouldn't be afraid to look at in front of my mom.
     
  4. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    #4
    this is a non issue. I've never seen anything that bad on these forums. I've probably read posts that are far more offensive than the things in the picture forums.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Then just don't look at it when you're at work. You're supposed to be working anyway, not looking at picture threads...

    :rolleyes:

    And obviously the people who think that the moment a NSFW picture pops out of nowhere that it makes the person viewing it bad, need to get over it. That's just how the internet works, and obviously there are millions who like putting stuff like that all over their phone and computers. I don't get it either, but whatever, I'm not going to argue against it because there are more important things in life to worry about.
     
  6. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    #6
    A better solution is - don't browse desktop threads at work.
     
  7. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. If a possible half naked person is a problem at work - don't browse the thread at work.

    With that said - I tend to avoid nekid people as desktop wallpapers myself - my teenage daughters would probably roll their eyes at me more than they already do if they saw them.
     
  8. Josh220 macrumors regular

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    Not suitable for work? Perhaps don't view those at work...

    Be thankful that they are labeled. The choice thereafter is up to you, whether you choose to view them in inappropriate settings or not.
     
  9. annk Administrator

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    #9
    Some of us like to spend our lunch breaks at work browsing MacRumors, so I can definitely see the issue.

    In a workplace, it's not always so easy to tell your boss or colleagues to "get over it". Not if you want to keep your job or have a comfortable working environment at any rate.
     
  10. Zaap macrumors 6502

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    Nude San Francisco Women...?
    Naked Stuff Frontal W...?


    oh... Not Suitable For Work.

    I'm not up on my Internet acronyms.
     
  11. Dctape macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but that is your risk to take. The thread is CLEARLY marked "NSFW'. You choose to proceed knowing what might be there.
     
  12. hobbyrennfahrer macrumors 6502

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  13. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    #13
    my first question for you is why are you on MR while you're at work? is it related to what you do in any way or is it just for pleasure? if you are lucky enough to have your own office just turn your monitor away from the doorway. problem solved.

    also, viewing MR on the go is not an issue so don't make it one. Who cares what people on the train see? There definitely is not an extensive amount of NSFW content, no one is going to think you are a pervert. Just keep scrolling.

    last, why do you think the term NSFW exists in the first place?
     
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  15. aaagat111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    While I can certainly see everyone's point and I agree that it's not for everyone's work i think people are getting caught up on a subpoint of my discussion.

    I did not want to discuss whether NSFW photos were appropriate at work...since based on this sentence it's really not a hard argument to win.

    I was simply pointing out that I look at these threads at places other than in my own room. This could be on the subway, on the train, around the house where there is family, really anywhere in public, or....at work. The work thing really though has little to do with my general point, of having our desktops threads having NSFW photos increase over the past 5 years. I just question why this is. 5 years ago there was never a NSFW label on any of our threads.

    But, I am willing to listen to others even if I disagree. It seems this is a feature people are looking for when they browse desktop wallpaper threads...not my thing but that's ok.

    Thanks for all the responses though!
     
  16. quicksilver77 macrumors 6502

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    I am going to assume you are referring to my desktop that I posted in the October Desktop thread. Can someone please post a definition of what is NSFW? A woman in a bra? A man in a banana hammock? A cat in a bikini? I am not sure who you could police that type of post. If the mods want to pay attention to this then my all means I will abide by the rules that THEY set. Until then I will post in the Desktop threads. If they choose to make a NSFW desktop thread and CLEARY tell me what is NSFW I will post there if I can actually define my desktop as NSFW.
     
  17. Renzatic Suspended

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    All this time I thought NSFW meant desktops that weren't OSHA compliant. Didn't know everyone was talking about naked boobs.
     
  18. dyn macrumors 68030

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    This poll is awesome for those who can't decide, just select all the options and go! :D
     
  19. oMc macrumors 6502

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  20. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    I have a sick mind but after I voted the no number went to 69 talk about NSFW...
     
  21. Thrilledge macrumors regular

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    Why do we need to put the clamps down on users? If you're at a place where you can't see certain things. Then don't open the Picture Gallery threads there.
     
  22. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe NSFW Nude Babe thread separate for the donator's like on neowin.net.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Exactly. There's really no reason to change things. Even if you want to browse at work you should skip any NSFW threads if they'll be an issue.
     
  24. annk Administrator

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    #24
    That's hardly what he's doing:

     
  25. dejo Moderator

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    MOD NOTE: Just to clarify we don't allow the posting of nudes, as this is a family friendly forum.
     

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