So im a glutton for punishment as you are about to see. During this discussion no mods will be accepting private messages on this topic. If you have thoughts on this topic they belong here, in this thread. This needs to be an open and honest discussion where people can post without fear of reprisal.
As this one will most likely get heated keep in mind the other rules especially no personal attacks and no call-outs.
With that said lets jump right in.
As stated in the Ch-ch-ch-changes thread, thread derailing of any kind is going to be enforced. Along with this comes the topic of adult content, sexual innuendo and if it has a place on ELR at all. Every single time one of us tries to curtail the blatant violation of our rules, on this, the topic of playing favorites pops up by allowing one thing and not another. Often times some of the racier reviews come up as an example of favoritism.
So here we are and here are my thoughts on the subject.
We are adults on a website for adults but every single adult knows that in a civil society one must apply filters, it took the majority of my life to learn this lesson.
Some of the stuff we allowed in the past doesnt belong in the open forum at all, we have a great Private Message system for that.
I am of the opinion that a suggestive review is absolutely acceptable as long as it is tagged as such and stays PG-13 . This allows one who doesnt wish to see this kind of material to scroll on past it.
Skullblade made an excellent point the other night in the Mentors thread, this is OUR community. Still, our meetings are held in a rented building that has rules.
Im offering everyone the chance to voice their opinions on this one particular topic. So that it doesnt get convoluted with other topics please refrain from any other topic unless directly related.
We need to redefine the line in the sand and this your chance to say what you have to say. Again, please lets keep it civil and allow logic to rule the day.
EDIT: So lots of posts, im going to tl;dr a bit of it.
Saloon stays put, naughty things stay there. Lars agreed that anything an 8 year old shouldnt see doesnt belong in the public side of the forums.
Keep the Saloon NC-17 or lower and if you go into the Saloon and get offended dont come complaining to us.
No thread derailments, henceforth if you are gonna get all kinds of derailment crazy your information may be lost forever. I dont see a reason for us to clean up after others.
Keep the language on the public side half way decent and by that i mean swearing is allowed just dont get stupid with it. You know wtf im talking about.
If you feel you are beginning to derail to far split the thread into either a new thread or into a PM.
I think that is where we are at now.
Edit JoJo: Opening to the discussion of all changes being suggested. A post for voting is here: