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Gene

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
As Susan says above, the thread grew creepy. The photos of very young appearing girls was inappropriate no matter what their actual ages were. Alhough some can argue with merit that the entire thread was creepy and inappropraite, the images portraying children rather than adults is what ultimately killed an otherwise silly thread.

My $0.02.

g
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
pathetic
DanaB

climber
CT
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
ask yourself whether you'd be comfortable seeing similar photos of women in your family, or female friends, posted here.

Hi Anders, hope all is well.

I don't think that's a very robust objection or a good comparison.

I do think Anastasia's idea was a good one, it was pretty funny, and it clearly showed her common sense and warm humor. But the thread went on for too long - 2 or 3 posts would have been enough to make the point.

Cheers,

Dana Bartlett
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
For those of you (middle aged males) squawking about censorship, 'art' and such, ask yourself whether you'd be comfortable seeing similar photos of women in your family, or female friends, posted here.

My first reaction to the thread was that Anastasia just started a tasteful, satirical diversion. I didn't follow it closely after that, precisely because my feelings on pictures of bare-breasted women are those implied by Anders' words, above. I am, after all, an older brother of sisters, and a father of daughters, with predictably protective instincts resulting. Besides I already caught the limit when I married my wife.

Most climbers I know, though, live life in accord with my personal credo: "If it's worth doing at all it's worth doing to excess," so I guess the creepiness to which others refer was inevitable. Still, I'm glad to see the proliferation of redundant threads diminished, because I'm lazy, and don't want to keep hitting "previous."

All in all, I'd say this episode actually had less vitriol than our typical January hate-fests, but I think t*r was right in her viewpoint.

John
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Thank You t*r for standing up to the rhetorical blah blah and getting to the most IMPORTANT point. Good Job.

and yes.. each one of those photos was of a real human being, actually someone's daughter, sister, mother or wife. Can't get past that.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
The photos of very young appearing girls was inappropriate no matter what their actual ages were.

Seemed like a no-brainer to me with the potential site liability for hosting child porn.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Thanks are probably in order for Ihateplastic as well. Without his repeatedly posting underage shots (or photos of girls who appeared underage) that thread would probably still be kicking. It was a self-nuke type of thing, and really f*#king creepy.

++++

I had mixed feeling about the thread... It started to bother me when young girls were put in the mix.....
yep, frigging creepy ....


thanks.. little sister...

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Laying the responsibility for thread bombs at the feet of t*r is disingenuous.

Well DMT I was not attempting to be disingenuous, which to me usually means a rather nasty "gotcha". I don't know what Russ did or didn't do on another thread. As stated, I feel torn about this whole complex issue. As a young woman I was a strident anti war protester (actually very radical...yes SDS and all that)...that spent more than a few nights in the clink because of my conduct. (And I didn't make bombs or rob banks). I don't regret most of it, but some I look back and wonder if I could have accomplished more being less bombastic.
I truly don't know if the ears were so deaf at ST admin that it required the action that took place. There are lots of varied opinions on it ... Some feel very strongly, some not so.

Obama said it well yesterday....."name calling is not reasoned debate".

Susan
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
I saw a spate of threads obviously concerning some drama I missed. After as deep a probing of my innermost thoughts as I could manage in 5 seconds, I am happy to report that I do not care :). Please, carry on. If it's truly important I am sure I will feel an impending sense of doom.
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
prudes.
John M

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
I don't know who started the thread bombs, but I do know that there was a big fight about them and people stopped using them. They were a problem at one time.

I do remember Russ had one of the biggest. That thing was massive. I was on dial up and my computer would freeze. LOL.. Its funny now, and was sometimes funny back then.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
hey there say, all... lots of interesting info showing up here... and nice shares, to hear from you all...

thanks for all the thoughts here...

oh my, as to young kids, or similar images :O

this sounds not only bad, and wrong morally, but it would label chris's
climbing site as trash, in the eyes of the law, and the eyes
of those that try to care about how young children are treated
in the world, :(

did not know this had gone so overboard, :O
thanks for sharing, and letting us know...


the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Stupid americans, so uptight about boobs. I'd be proud of any pics of friends or family in that thread. In fact I thought the best pictures in that whole thread were the ones posted of a significant other climbing and in a hot tub. What a cool chick! I love women who are comfortable with their bodies and not burdened by the hang ups so many have.

Of course if there were underage pics that's creepy and shouldn't be tolerated.

It sounds like tr was posting a bunch of threads in protest? That's lame. How hard is it to not click on a thread you know will bother you?

Tr seems like a beautiful and smart woman, but the constant self righteous, victim mentality of hers isn't helping anyone, especially her.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
What if I would objectify my own body? Can I be on an island of like minded pervs that aren't weird about nudity?

;D
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
It was nice to see which ST members should be on neighborhood watch lists....
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
oh my, as to young kids, or similar images :O

this sounds not only bad, and wrong morally, but it would label chris's
climbing site as trash, in the eyes of the law, and the eyes
of those that try to care about how young children are treated
in the world, :(

Aye.
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
I'd be proud of any pics of friends or family in that thread
The Fet, are you OK?
check out this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibitionism

Is it possible that it coming from climbing request " Watch me"?

And I am happy that my wife is happy that this boobs tread is gone
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
I didn't see all the pics in that thread but I'm sure some were silly, some tasteful, some were cheesy, some were creepy, etc. Anyone I know would have taken a fun or artful picture and I'm sure I'd be ok with it being posted as long as they were.

Too bad all the pics in that were not of women climbing topless. Three of my favorite things in the world.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Sorry, can't join in the ball cupping. The whole PC thing is too much for me. Of course, if I was still a very young girl, I'd think differently too and empathize with...uhhh, T asterisk R ...I guess she's called, now asterisk2. She doesn't have a name I guess. Anyhow, she'll grow out of it - no worries.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
On a positive note I will be running ST forum side bar ads for my new business.
Burkha, Habit and Shroud r Us. Free Glock 9mm semis for the first 100 customers.
And I promise nary a boob in sight.
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