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For those not following the "new forum" thread on the Administrivia sub forum, there was a comment about the abundance of pictures of locked up genitalia (also a feature of other chastity sites).

So here's my question to the forum for debate

Do you feel this is potentially off putting to a new comer - especially a potentially nervous new keyholder? I have got used to the fact that often I appear to addressing an audience of penises rather than whole real people - a thought that is actually quite amusing but there again, I am not a nervous new keyholder.
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2 immediate thoughts:

Men ARE dicks!

The old joke about the man who complained to the Rabbi that he'd wasted half a days work as the doctor who did circumcisions had clocks in his shop window: "Tell me, if you did his business, what would YOU put in the window?!"

Even on mine I chose the sign that looked a bit like a penis with the village name next to it. It's a dick thing. (plus the fact I am such a Luddite that I had to get Chatelaine to put it up and she'd never approve of such vulgarity)
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CQ, you got me thinking. Being so proud of my titanium jewelry made me upload the picture of it with me in it.

I've changed it to a picture of the flags of the two countries that I love most, merged into one.

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poor wrote:
Even on mine I chose the sign that looked a bit like a penis with the village name next to it. It's a dick thing.
LOL. Do you think there is an established chaste community in Somerset then? I always assumed Weston-Super-Mare was a sleepy seaside place full of old people but perhaps not....
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Your assumptions are correct (although Bristol had become hip and trendy before people had to pay for their lifestyle) which is why I got out young. These days I see it's beauty but couldn't afford to live in the village I grew up in.
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Being Somerset born myself and spending a lot of my formative years in the depths of the rural farming community, it appears that the chaste Somerset folk CQ is referring to have all upped and left.

Maybe it has to something to do with being weaned on scrumpy (farmhouse very alcoholic cider for the non-UK west country readers).

But being 18 and watching the sun rise whilst sitting on the top of Glastonbury Tor is something that stays with you for ever.

Aaaah, Nostalgia (tear in eye etc)

Almost makes me want to change my Avatar to a picture of a combine harvester - with a lock of course...
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PS - Weston Super Mare IS a sleepy place full of old people and a lot of mud. Doesn't mean they're not all into T&D. Ther's not much else to do!
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Celtic Queen wrote: Do you feel this is potentially off putting to a new comer - ...
It might be for some, definitely yes for others. I would not want to restrict them but would suggest that some restraint would be appropriate (and no I don't mean switch to BDSM graphics).

Having said that, I don't know if it is a problem or not because I turned off display of avatars a long time ago, mostly because I use my iphone a lot to check the forum, every little bit to speed up page loads.

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I was already thinking about this, but not from this angle. The idea that a bunch of locked up penii pics would turn off a doe-like new KH tentatively approaching the subject like a fawn to a pond is valid. I was thinking that I'd like to be able to read the forum within eye-shot of my offspring (though not so close that they could read it). As it is now, I can't do that.

Other forums (like IP.Board) allow you to have two images associated with your account. The avatar is used wherever you post while the picture is used in your profile. I think that would be a nice compromise.
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Atone wrote:
Celtic Queen wrote:...I turned off display of avatars a long time ago, mostly because I use my iphone a lot to check the forum, every little bit to speed up page loads.
Gosh, if only we had a mobile-optimized version of the board...

*COUGH*IP.Board*COUGH* :D
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thumper wrote:I was already thinking about this, but not from this angle. The idea that a bunch of locked up penii pics would turn off a doe-like new KH tentatively approaching the subject like a fawn to a pond is valid. I was thinking that I'd like to be able to read the forum within eye-shot of my offspring (though not so close that they could read it). As it is now, I can't do that.
Oh, look: User Control Panel ->Board preferences->Edit display options->Display avatars->No
:roll:

Personally, while I don't *mind* the locked self-shots, I'm not a doe-eyed newb, either. Yes, I do think it could be off-putting for some people.
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