Should pictures be included in discussion threads?

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  1. loves2ride

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    Just curious what others think about Pictures being included in Discussion threads? I've noticed several members comment here and there that they don't like the fact that there are pictures (of any type) being posted in what are known as Discussion threads. They feel they should not be in a discussion thread as it takes away from the Discussion itself, nor do they want to see that imagery.

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Mine are: I don't think they should be placed in a Discussion thread. I think that there are plenty of Picture posting threads to put them in. I find it annoying - it takes away my interest of that particular discussion thread.


    Thanks for your input.
     
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  2. Sexy Strip

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    Pictures are useful for illustrations, memes and gifs can offer humor in what could be thought of as boring repetitive threads, or for replying to lame threads or posts posted by trolls. They can be quite nifty in those occasions.
     
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    I think sometimes the pics can add to the discussion and that it's fine. But some discussion thread have become of full of them, that's it's hard too see the discussion.
    We have plenty of thread for Internet porn and erotic art, I don't see why they can't be posted there. So I can choose not to have too look at tons of Internet porn if I want to participate in the discussion part of the board.
     
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    IMO it depends where they started the thread,If they start one in adult websites or one like it then no nothing is wrong in it
    if it's in like general sex chat then they shouldn't post pictures unless maybe if the OP did or asking for pictures.
    Just my opinion
     
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    I am one of the old guys around here but I really liked it better when there was not so many pics. Don't get me wrong, I like looking at the ladies but if I wanted porn I can find it. I don't need to come here to see it.
     
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    I really think that added large quantities of porn to a discussion question should be considered spamming. Very often they have nothing to add to the discussion itself.
     
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    Regarding the picture posting threads.....A bit of Site history might be helpful.

    About a month after I started SF, TheCaramelLady (a.k.a. CaramelLady) started a thread called: "Erotica I like". She said she wasn't a big fan of Porn, and asked for people to post pics of a suggestive nature, a Pin a girl, something to tease...
    Here is a link to her Opening post to the thread so you can read for yourself what she initially asked for when she started the thread:

    http://www.sexualforums.com/threads/erotica-i-like.44857/

    We all loved the new thread and enjoyed posting to it. But it got to a point to where the pics that were being posted were more of a "Porn" nature (and I was guilty too) than what she asked for. So I wrote to CaramelLady and asked if she minded if I started another thread that would be more for the "Porn" type pics. I wanted her thread to be of the nature of Erotica like she asked for. That's when I started the Favorite Fantasy & Fetish pic thread, figuring the title was all inclusive to basically "anything" other than Erotica, so her thread could maintain it's integrity.

    I had been on Sex sites/forums before but not with this type of layout of different forums/areas for this and that. I did not realize what Forum Erotica I like was started under. I only started the FF&F thread in "Sexual Fantasies & Fetishes" because to me that is what I was going to be posting pics about....pics that were of "me and my husband's Fantasies & Fetishes". Then later my husband wanted to start a thread for pics of "Captions". I unknowingly mislead him to also start his thread under "Sexual Fantasies & Fetishes" because that was the nature of the type of captions that he was going to start posting on it. But he titled it "Anything Captions" so it would not be limited to his Hot Wife or Cuckolding nature Caption pics, or to any one thing in particular. Shortly thereafter of starting these 2 threads, I later realized the correct area for these 2 threads would have been "Adult Websites". By then it was too late. I wish I would have known that when I started them so they would be in the areas where people would be looking for those type of pics/threads. So maybe "I" am the one who mislead others (besides my husband) to start pic posting threads in the wrong forum...idk.. but I noticed recently that there are others besides ours in that forum.

    There are different areas for different things on here: On the Forums page it is divided into 4 main Sections.

    - Adult photo's/video's
    - Welcome to SF (is also where Adult Websites {for internet pics is located} amongst other things)
    - Sex Discussions (is where Discussions are for all the various Sex related topics. i.e. Sexual Fantasies & Fetishes & others...)
    - Help and Suggestions

    I obviously like pics found on the internet, as that is what I mainly spend my time on here for - posting those type of pics. And I enjoy the communication, interaction and fun we've always had on the pic posting threads myself. Friendships and comradery are formed via sharing pics of our interests and letting our fellow posters know that we really liked it or want to share a comment about their post.

    But I recently read that others may not prefer anything other than pics to be posted within their pic thread. If that is the case then that OP should state so in his/her Opening Statement; that he/she doesn't want people to converse or talk or tag someone (which would most likely lead to a response from the taggee) if that's what he/she wants.

    I made a statement on another thread, and that is what lead to me starting this particular Discussion thread. I have noticed that several members have voiced their opinion here and there that they are tired of seeing all the pictures (whether internet or personal pics) just slammed right into a Discussion thread unnecessarily or uncalled for. Yes, there are times that a pic might be appropriate, but there are other times when the OP did not ask for one and there really isn't anything gained or learned by the pic being posted.

    Again, some people only come on this site for DISCUSSION (or Games/Jokes) and do not want the Imagery of porn thrown in their face. If they want to see that type of imagery, they will look for it somewhere else on here or else where on the internet. I am Not the Forum Police, Thread Police, Post Police, Spelling Police or any other type of Police. I merely made an observation and a statement of something that I keep noticing that seems to be irritating to several other members. And I wondered if anybody else thought the same.
     
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    When I first joined several years ago anything that was porn was in the photos section and was strictly enforced. Then it wasn't. It doesn't matter to me either way. If I see a photo I like I stop and look, if I'm not interested in it I scroll on past. It's really pretty simple for me.
     
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    As I have already made very clear I find pictures posted in a 'serious' discussion thread very annoying, unless they are completely relevant to that thread - it is like butting into a serious conversation with a total inanity, which is bad manners.

    It is becoming more and more prevalent on this Forum and it is not only reducing the good intent of 'serious' threads to help, inform and exchange sensible thoughts and information, on what could be matters of great concern to the posters but it is also deterring those members who want to to take part from posting.
    The number of those members who use to start or contributed to such discussions has noticeably reduced over the last few months, to the extent that some have actually left the Forum.
    If one goes to look at the membership list, then at the type of posts some long time and notable members made and then when they last posted this becomes very obvious.
    To put it in the most basic terms - the intent, tone and content of (many) 'serious' discussion threads has been ruined by the inconsiderate, inane and at times 'childish' antics of a few, for many.

    Despite what a few of the (newer) members may think I am not a grouch, a spoil-sport, a bully or always trying to be disagreeable.
    I openly admit that I have sometimes lost my temper at the (apparent) show of bad manners, or inconsiderate/inappropriate posts. I have also, tongue very much in cheek, being a member of the 'spelling/grammar police' BUT I have also in my long membership contributed to/posted in all the 'fun' game-playing and pictorial threads as much as any other member here and more than some.

    I do not like to or want to see 'a meat market' where none was/is supposed to exist, if you want to post 'meat' a market place for that already exists.

    For the sake of the continuation of the Forum as a place to give serious sexual help, information and to share thoughts I want the serious side of the Forum to continue (unspoiled) as a forum - "a place for open and serious discussion".
    I do not want it to just become, as it seems to be becoming, like others sites (some of which have deceased) to become just a place of 'picture posting'.

    This Forum has sensibly, for the enjoyment of all, got a place for everything, so please lets keep everything in its place.

    Play in the designated playgrounds and enjoy yourselves but please don't play out where there is 'heavy traffic', that way nobody gets hurt.
     
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    Great post but you once told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back. I was then handcuffed and tortured. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it but you acted like the police then. ;);):p
     
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    this was brought up before about the erotica I like and Caramellady if people were posting the wrong kind of pics in her thread,
    I'm friends with her,so I asked her about this,and she answered me on page 62 in erotica I like and said she had no problem with what people are posting,,she just wanted people to have FUN
    I'm still not understanding what makes a discussion thread,
    the thread Bi was posted in Sexual Fetishes and Fantasies,which also has very popular photo threads like
    Anything captions
    Favorite Fantasy and Fetish pics
    Hot house wife fantasy is Rampant
    and a lot more,
    and all of these just about everyone that post picture here has posted them there,and all of these are all under sex Discussion (I guess)
    So what makes a discussion thread,maybe the OP in the thread Bi wanted to see a lot of pictures,she never has said one way or another.
     
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    what about the idea that if the original poster puts up something like (discussion only) in the title/subject of the thread. That way it should be clear, no matter how many pages deep it gets, the thread should be void of any pics?
     
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    My preference is no pictures.

    But when I see one, I dont lose my day over it. I just don't look and scroll right down. If there are too many, I give up the thread.

    My browser allows to block pictures altogether and most times, I do it.

    If posting a picture makes someone happy, it's a small effort on any part to just move my attention elsewhere.
     
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    In a perfect world Haz, that might work. There is only one way to stop the site from further degrading into just another porn site and that is not to plead with members to stop posting porn in the wrong place.
    People in a large group are incapable of self governing. There has to be enforcement of the rules of the forum, by the owners of the site. There is no interest for that here so we have a choice. We can simply scroll by the pics in a discussion thread just like we scroll thru all the stupid comments on pic threads. We are all so interested in how you would treat that pussy if you were only given the chance.
     
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    That is a good idea @HazHardHat but as @Hypersexual11 says "people in large groups are incapable of self-governing" and that is becoming more obvious on this site for some reason, which from the opinions of previous posters on this thread is a great pity.

    I would have thought that the heading "SEX DISCUSSION" on a black banner would have been sufficient to delineate the purpose of the subject headings below it.

    OK perhaps, no, the site does need a revision with some new additional categories.

    The way things have become/are becoming @sensless' solutions seems to be the only one but it should not be necessary on such a Forum as this is supposed to be, supposedly for adults.
    It should not be required of those that want a sensible discussion to suffer the inconvenience of, or show the perseverance of, scrolling through dross, restraint should be shown by the dross posters. Is that too much to ask/wish for on a (supposedly) adult site?

    All the above and my previous post, I should hasten to point out, is/were with the greatest respect, and I have great respect for them, to @loves2ride & @Love2BKinky - but with little or no respect to some others.

    There use to be a method where certain designated individual had the facility to 'lock' threads that got out of hand and it would be a great pity if because of the way things are going that that had to be reintroduced - and no I do not want to be one with such a responsibility.
     
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    i am perfectly fine with scrolling through the things you have no interest in when looking a thread. Admittedly my solution is a bit idealistic in its approach but just brainstorming here ;) In the end, I am not bent out of shape about any of this lol
     
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    When we first joined SF and started posting, it was a little confusing. OF course, not anymore.
    We came from a site that "we thought" was pretty easy to understand and we clearly knew where everything should be posted. Even pics were separated by "guy pics", "wife pics" and "couples pics"
    BTW... That place sucks compared to SF.
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    Anyway, I think the title "Adult Websites" threw us off and we thought that was a bunch of different websites, so we didn't go there. "Sexual Fetishes and Fantasies" seemed more the place for us to play and post pics.
    I have seen on other sites (sexual and non-sexual) that a moderator will move post to the correct area.
    It would be a huge project but maybe the threads that are in discussions could be moved to "Adult Websites" or a new section added "Discussions With Pics"
    Oh well, I've got things to do today so I will leave it at that.... Add on your thoughts if you want or feel the need to.
     

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    @HazHardHat That's fine if you are happy doing it and are not 'bent out of shape' doing it ........ BUT the Forum is being bent out of the shape it was originally meant to have, by those who are causing you to have to do it.

    It is understood that certain members such as @loves2ride, @Love2BKinky and others did start picture threads under the Discussion Banner due to the way the site is (currently) laid-out and there being no clear place to start such threads; these threads are clearly headed and they can be easily avoided by those who do not wish to see or participate in them. They constitute no problem and should not be, and are not, considered as being derogatory to the Forum; in fact they can and do add to it.

    The problem is with those who with no consideration for the serious gist or content of a thread decide, for no valid or discernible reason, to just post a picture that can add nothing but can detract and/or distract.
    A simple example - an OP posts "I am worried about the size of my cock", obviously a serious matter to him; there are then three or four serious answer trying to give advice, support, reassurance ....... and then some inconsiderate idiot will post, in full colour (and almost full size), a picture of his cock "this is mine what do you think"? - I think you are an inconsiderate, self-centered, attention seeking idiot; go post in the Gallery. After this there will usually be several other like minded, or rather 'no minded' posts and the OP and anybody else interested, after scrolling through them, soon loses interest and see no point in posting or following further.
    Examples such as this are happening more and more often, on more and more (supposedly) serious discussion threads, on various subjects.

    If you want, or even have the 'need' for some reason, to post pictures of your cock, your tits, your pussy, or any other of your 'bits' please, please, please post them either in the Gallery, in threads where they are relevant, or on a new clearly titled thread, where those who could not give a **** about such things can avoid them, or if they are interested then they can view them.

    Read my tag.
     
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