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Clint
05-11-2007, 02:42 AM
Here is a new poll on the over 18 section since everyone is arguing about it. Post what you voted here (and why) because I'm factoring that in as well.

strife
05-11-2007, 06:03 AM
I voted yes for the simple fact that if people want it we should have it, those who don't want it shouldn't view it. We've had this voted already and the answer was "yes." I voted yes then and I'm voting yes now.

Legend
05-11-2007, 06:06 AM
I voted yes bc it is a simple choice of whether or not to go in there. Allot of members obviously want it and the ones who are against it do not have enter that section.

Palma
05-11-2007, 06:22 AM
Yes, because I'm sick of 15 year old punks.

prophet665
05-11-2007, 06:35 AM
I voted no. This board doesn't need it to attract viewers and contributors.

Double no if it is not age verified/password protected. I will semi-quote myself (of that is even possible) from the other thread and say 14 year olds do not need to see a woman get DPed and then guzzle 3 guys loads while being called a "dirty whore slut".

Ubermensch
05-11-2007, 06:54 AM
I voted no. This board doesn't need it to attract viewers and contributors.

Double no if it is not age verified/password protected. I will semi-quote myself (of that is even possible) from the other thread and say 14 year olds do not need to see a woman get DPed and then guzzle 3 guys loads while being called a "dirty whore slut".

Why not???:grinsmile1:

Dan0
05-11-2007, 02:03 PM
I voted yes for all the people aged 17 and below.

Oh wait, they can vote, too, right????

Hypergit
05-11-2007, 02:58 PM
I voted yes because I like porn.

Also, I believe every point raised against it that I've seen so far is invalid. I really don't want to debate it all over again so this will be my only post in this thread, but in anticipation of what will be said here's a summary of my rebuttals:

- Kids can get porn anywhere within seconds, so it makes no difference if it's here
- Kids that are allowed/encouraged to be here are learning glorification of violence and cursing anyway
- People who think it looks trashy are in the minority and can just not go there
- I know we don't -need- it, but most of us -want- it, just like we want mma forums here

I guess all in all, if a password or something would make some people happier then I'm all for it, but I don't think it would make much difference really.

Gmunit
05-11-2007, 03:30 PM
i voted "Who Cares" because I can see the reasons for voting "NO"
but I am not that opposed to it

Ramma
05-11-2007, 05:10 PM
Sundance had the idea that it should be hidden and PW protected.. it does kind of look trashy. If people want it, that is there right. But it should be PW protected

Boo
05-12-2007, 02:40 AM
The book I wrote below is in response to some of the comments made in this thread and in the other thread about this topic.

We've talked about how accessible porn is to kids on the Internet. What about the parents that have installed filters on their computer to keep their kids from seeing it. What parent would expect their kids to have access to porn on a mixed martial arts forum?

Prophet had a very good point about sexuality and nudity not being the same as pornography. When kids are evolving their sexuality, exposing them to something like the type of pornography that is being posted is a bad idea.

I'm having difficulty explaining what I mean, but I'll give it a try. Any pornography I see at my age is not going to radically change my sexuality. If at 10 years old you exposed me to the same things, you could radically change what I think sex is all about. Face it guys, pornography is NOT realistic. As an example, take someone who is a true sadist or a masochist that can't have a satisfying sexual experience without pain being involved. I will bet you that in their formative years somehow sex and pain got intertwined and there is no undoing it.

As for mma being glorification of violence, that is a matter of opinion. I think there IS a difference between competition in a sport and violence. For one thing, there is not a victim.

@Git: your point about cursing is taken. That does seem to be a very attractive "perk" for some people about this forum. It doesn't offend me, but I can live without it too.

Also, I did see the first poll on this subject. Frankly I didn't think there was any chance it would be added. If I had, I would have given it a little more thought at the time.

Finally, I am in no way offended by pornography, but I have to agree that I do not think this is the place for it. What I think is the responsible thing to do is not influenced by whether I will be prosecuted by the law, or persecuted by my neighbors, or frightened by the wrath of God. Children should be protected, whether they are mine or someone elses. Just because other sites on the Internet don't care, does not make it OK here.