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Although I'm not into political correctness and having to tiptoe around women, I would prefer this Forum to be more gender neutral and for the most part stick to talking about EUCs.

Fortunately the vast majority of posts are women friendly. I don't know what to do about the remaining posts. The few times that I've talked to women about EUCs and this Forum, in the back of my mind I'm thinking that they aren't going to like this place, eventually :(

Maybe we need someone to volunteer to be the bad-cop and police the posts and try and stomp down the threads that start going down the testosterone path.  

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It isn't just about respecting women and tiptoeing around them (although as a women I would, as you mentioned, eventually feel uncomfortable here), it is also about usability for forum members. I'm allowed to use my work machine for personal browsing in my breaks. I had to stop doing this when it comes to this forum as it isn't rare to find threads becoming populated with screen captures from YouTube of women's breasts or the like,  or personal photos of 'girlfriends' (yes plural at times) draping themselves over one object or another. If my boss catches me even once with something like that in my screen (even just as I scroll through a thread) I'm out the door.  

If I had kids at home I would (up until this announcement) have been very wary about when I could look at the forum around my family unless I guarded my screen. 

I shouldn't have to do this for an electric unicycle forum. 

I'm not a prude. Far from it. But there are times and places and this is not, IMO, it. 

I'm going to shut up now. 

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2 hours ago, WARPed1701D said:

It isn't just about respecting women and tiptoeing around them (although as a women I would, as you mentioned, eventually feel uncomfortable here), it is also about usability for forum members. I'm allowed to use my work machine for personal browsing in my breaks. I had to stop doing this when it comes to this forum as it isn't rare to find threads becoming populated with screen captures from YouTube of women's breasts or the like,  or personal photos of 'girlfriends' (yes plural at times) draping themselves over one object or another. If my boss catches me even once with something like that in my screen (even just as I scroll through a thread) I'm out the door.  

If I had kids at home I would (up until this announcement) have been very wary about when I could look at the forum around my family unless I guarded my screen. 

I shouldn't have to do this for an electric unicycle forum. 

I'm not a prude. Far from it. But there are times and places and this is not, IMO, it. 

I'm going to shut up now. 

For me it's about respecting women. I don't think we can limit the forum so that it's work friendly, and it's not exactly pornographic (I'm assuming that you can't visit any UK news sites either ;)). I have to be honest and say that I get some good laughs from some of the non-EUC posts, but they do get out of control and pointless sometimes. I probably don't want to be in a forum that is devoid of all references to women.

As the saying goes, you can't please everyone. In the grand scheme of all things Internet, this Forum is outstanding.

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@meepmeepmayer  Little bit sleepy here :yawn:, not quite getting you, but somehow I get the impression that even if we post like we are in church with the Queen of England, that likely won't influence who will want to post here or not?  People seem to do whatever the heck they want, especially women.  I'm not a woman, but are they that offended by seeing men talking about them and posting photos of them enough to make them not want to participate in the forum?  Are there any women complaining about this in the forums, or is it more of a perceived problem that we as men think would be a problem for them?  There's a lot that goes on in the world which is the point I was trying to make.  Trying to shield a certain part of the population from certain opinions, ideas, and images is hopeful but kinda hopeless.

1 hour ago, meepmeepmayer said:

You're missing the point:efee47c9c8: ...  This is called CONTEXT, and it matters:efee47c9c8: For an example, please now go and call your wife a "hot b****", and then do the same to some random woman on the street (video plz):efeebb3acc:

I do kind of get your meaning - let's keep it classy so that will appeal to the majority of people and retain them on the forum?  I suppose I could have posted a cropped photo of the ripples, but without the full picture it wouldn't give a proper CONTEXT.  Don't get me wrong - I wish we could turn back time to live in the world of Anne of Green Gables :efeeec645d: (loved that era) where gentlemen were gentlemen and ladies ladies, but somehow I think there was no perfect world back then either.  Women were oppressed to doing house chores and men expected to be served a hot meal after work.

I wish there were more women on the forums.  I don't mind talking to dudes all day, but womenfolk do appeal to me.  :efeec46606:  If you could cut down the :eff0541f4a: I think that would also help.  :whistling:  ;)

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Heeey let's all remember that I'm not the only one scraping the bar here!  :w00t2: And thanks BTW Keith, my good man, for the exceptional tolerance you have provided to us.  :efef927839:

Why does my username always pop up in these warning threads?  I think @The Fat Unicyclist is equally if not more complicit in kicking the bar off its hinges!  Also, it was @Tilmann was it not who dangled those ample fruits in front of my innocent eyes!  :innocent1:  I'm just an innocent bystander in many cases.  I might point out a thing or two and maaaaybe visit the edge of questionable content, but I try my best which isn't that good if I'm honest to keep from crossing that line completely.  :efefe00999:

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15 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Thank you @nute and @KingSong69... As one of those "named" members it is good to know that my "alternative posts" are appreciated by (at least) some.

And while some of my posts may harbour some minor innocent derailment overtones, none of them were ever intended to be offensive - just (hopefully) slightly amusing - did you see my image of Mr. Kline's Monster River Ford

l don't know if many of you indulge in other forums, but this is IMHO one of the best - a good balance of content, reality and humour... You should check out the Lexus forum - it's so dry that your mama (actually, let's not finish that) - but it's really dry?

That was hilarious, great photoshop, the smile on his face standing in the river, like, so the water was deeper than I thought:laughbounce2:

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On 12/14/2017 at 6:36 AM, Marty Backe said:

You know, 98% percent (I'm pulling that figure from the air) of the people that use this forum never post content about women and the Forum seems just fine. All of this hubbub is really just about a few people, I think.

FTR, even it was only 2%, it was enough to prevent me from sharing a vid I would have shared otherwise. Why? Because the rider was female, young, attractive, and I was anticipating the comments and didn't like it. Not a big deal, just reporting what happened.

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How about a dancing parrot?  Sorry, it's a vertical video.  You only get the middle part of the screen.  I guess on a phone it is not apparent.  Funny, though, this is not the middle third, more like the middle75%:confused1:

 

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