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The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:26:41 AM »
We can try this one more time and see if it can work and stay within forum rules.  The last one was a thread that I hadn't monitored until receiving some well-justified complaints that it crossed the line.  Keep in mind that NSFW images are not allowed in threads without "NSFW" tags in the thread title, and that images that border on being pornographic are NEVER allowed.  If that's what you are looking for, there are a lot of other Internet sites out there.  This is not one of them.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 08:28:17 AM »
I was viewing the old thread when "poof", it disappeared.  That was a bit odd.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 08:28:50 AM »
Then why don't you put NSFW in the title?

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 08:29:10 AM »
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 08:29:47 AM »
Damn, I was having a blast browsing through the thread. TT

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 09:28:42 AM »
agreed on the NSFW comment, but don't think anything was so over the top that the entire thread needed to be nuked.  those posts could've been edited.  There was some good shit there.  Specifically, would like to see female-artistic-kaleidoscopic- arm one again.  Can't remember who posted it earlier this week.



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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 09:37:28 AM »
I never intended the thread for that purpose. It was out of control.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 09:41:27 AM »
agreed on the NSFW comment, but don't think anything was so over the top that the entire thread needed to be nuked.  those posts could've been edited. 

Honestly, it would have been nuked anyway.  The sheer number of gifs per page and in the thread as a whole creates bandwidth and server space strain.  Going forward, such threads are subject to pruning.  If there are a few classic ones from that thread that people find particularly noteworthy and are not NSFW, I can temporarily bring the thread back and let people vote on their top 10 or so and then create an archive thread.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 09:55:30 AM »
I take full responsibility for destroying the old thread. I'm sorry, DTF  :heart

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 10:06:02 AM »
Did someone seriously send several complaining PMs over a couple of boob-gifs?  :lol
I don't mean that as a jerk-ish comment or anything, but it just seems kinda silly to me. However, I do agree that there should be some limit of GIF's in one post, because at the end it was kinda a lot.

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 10:10:08 AM »
Guess I should've been paying more attention.  Damn.  Honestly, though, the thing always took too long to load on our puny-ass T1 connection.  Not suitable for checking once a month, like the funny stuff thread. 
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 10:18:55 AM »
Did someone seriously send several complaining PMs over a couple of boob-gifs?  :lol
I don't mean that as a jerk-ish comment or anything, but it just seems kinda silly to me. However, I do agree that there should be some limit of GIF's in one post, because at the end it was kinda a lot.

Americans are very funny about boobs.  They are apparently evil, evil things that are capable of ruining our country.  Little children (anybody under the age of 18) should never, I repeat NEVER EVER be able to catch a glimpse of one, because if they did, the wailing and gnashing of teeth of hundred of thousands of busybody helicopter moms would be able to be heard thousands of miles away.  Free country, my ass.  When a woman can walk shirtless down the street the same as I can, I'll proclaim this to be a free country!


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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 10:29:55 AM »
Seriously...

Remember "Nipplegate" at the Super Bowl?   Good grief.  People need to get over it.   
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 10:33:09 AM »
Well, at least the people complaining have succeeded in making DTF an accurate representation of America in that the 10% of people whom are offended by things are capable of making sure the remaining 90% abide by their comfort levels.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 10:38:39 AM »


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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 11:34:55 AM »
Chad, sigz posted the arm one.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 11:40:54 AM »
Aside from the server strain issue, couldn't we just keep the old one with NSFW in the title and title this one with no such warning?

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 11:54:52 AM »
Why?  A lot of people do browse the forums while at work, and the gif thread is generally good for a humorous or otherwise amusing diversion.  Putting a NSFW sign on it so that the boob-obsessed people can post and enjoy boobs, while making the thread essentially off limits to the rest of us, is stupid.  Bosk's right; there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 11:57:55 AM »
Why?  A lot of people do browse the forums while at work, and the gif thread is generally good for a humorous or otherwise amusing diversion.  Putting a NSFW sign on it so that the boob-obsessed people can post and enjoy boobs, while making the thread essentially off limits to the rest of us, is stupid.  Bosk's right; there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2012, 12:02:08 PM »
there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

Exactly.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2012, 12:02:15 PM »
A) The amount of forum browsing that occurs at work is far less than the amount that takes place at home, especially since it seems like less than half of us even have jobs where we browse DTF in the first place.

B) "there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?" There's also an entire internet full of stuff for the folks at work to peruse as well.

C) If there's an NSFW tag on any thread, you have a fair enough heads up to make sure you don't make the mistake of opening that thread at work.

D) Being amused by boob gifs =/= boob obsessed.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2012, 12:03:08 PM »
As much as I love teh boobies, I can deal.

Love that Kamehameha gif.  ;D

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2012, 12:06:04 PM »
A) The amount of forum browsing that occurs at work is far less than the amount that takes place at home, especially since it seems like less than half of us even have jobs where we browse DTF in the first place.

B) "there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?" There's also an entire internet full of stuff for the folks at work to peruse as well.

C) If there's an NSFW tag on any thread, you have a fair enough heads up to make sure you don't make the mistake of opening that thread at work.

D) Being amused by boob gifs =/= boob obsessed.

A - While that's true for most jobs, if your job consists of being on the computer for the majority of your shift (as I am) it's not hard to just pop in every now and then, post something, and get back to work.

B - True.

C - Also true, which was why I usually avoided going into the old thread at work in the first place.  That, and most regular pics are blocked for me while I'm at work anyway, but that's a whole 'nother discussion.

D - Also very true, and completely agreed.

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012, 12:07:25 PM »
Why?  A lot of people do browse the forums while at work, and the gif thread is generally good for a humorous or otherwise amusing diversion.  Putting a NSFW sign on it so that the boob-obsessed people can post and enjoy boobs, while making the thread essentially off limits to the rest of us, is stupid.  Bosk's right; there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

Because my internet browsing experience becomes more streamlined and efficient when I have DTF and boobs in the same place...

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2012, 12:15:36 PM »
Why?  A lot of people do browse the forums while at work, and the gif thread is generally good for a humorous or otherwise amusing diversion.  Putting a NSFW sign on it so that the boob-obsessed people can post and enjoy boobs, while making the thread essentially off limits to the rest of us, is stupid.  Bosk's right; there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

Because my internet browsing experience becomes more streamlined and efficient when I have DTF and boobs in the same place...

That may be the case, but it's not open for discussion.  Things were posted that clearly crossed the line in terms of what is appropriate on THIS forum.  So, yeah, complaints were made.  AND those complaints were valid.  As a result, that forces me to now have to monitor this thread.  And since I am having to monitor it, and some of that monitoring will take place at work, if anything pops up on my screen that is NOT safe for work, the consequences for whoever posted it will not be pleasant. 

But let's stop the off-topic arguing about whether or not it was cool to lock the other thread.  That has been decided.  Commence to posting or commenting on forum-appropriate GIFs.
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2012, 12:18:44 PM »
Why?  A lot of people do browse the forums while at work, and the gif thread is generally good for a humorous or otherwise amusing diversion.  Putting a NSFW sign on it so that the boob-obsessed people can post and enjoy boobs, while making the thread essentially off limits to the rest of us, is stupid.  Bosk's right; there are countless other places on the net to get your boob fix if that's what you want.  Why does DTF have to be one of them?

Because my internet browsing experience becomes more streamlined and efficient when I have DTF and boobs in the same place...

That may be the case, but it's not open for discussion. 

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 12:27:23 PM »


Given the bandwidth (for the server) and page loading (for the users) issues, perhaps a courtesy of only posting one or two gifs per post is in order?
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2012, 12:33:21 PM »
*Pretty goddamn sweet GIF of Obama*

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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 12:38:19 PM »
it's not open for discussion

The more you tighten your grip, bosk1, the more gif threads will slip through your fingers.


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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2012, 12:38:40 PM »



That was epic on a presidential scale.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 12:51:50 PM »
Did these things actually happen? :lol
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2012, 12:51:58 PM »
it's not open for discussion

The more you tighten your grip, bosk1, the more gif threads will slip through your fingers.



Well played on so many levels.  :clap:
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Re: The GIF Thread, v. Do Over
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 12:52:54 PM »
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