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Is Club Stogie becoming "R" rated?

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Hi all,

ClubStogie has always been about cigars, and that remains our direction. Sure cigars are an adults domain, along with the sportsbook, and some of our games, etc.. All this being said...

Club Stogie does not want to become one of those sites you have to hide when kids are around, or the content is questionable at work. The fact is many of our users visit the site while at work, and many of us have kids. We are growing quite fast, and want to remain clean and focused. Your opinion is appreciated on the following poll.
 

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No! I think we're PG13!! :D
 

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I believe that we like all sites have our moments where the content might not be terribly appropriate but the majority of content on CS is pretty PG-13. Just my opinion but I appreciate the intelligent discussions that are held as well as some of the more off-the-wall silly threads.

So in summary, no... I think we're keeping some semblance of civility :D
 

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Some posts with mild A/C is ok as long as there are warnings in the post. There seem to be some from time to time, I think I may have included a few links in the past, but I always made sure to warn people of what the link contains.
 

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Nah, I think this place is pretty tame. Besides, I would expect all here to be at least 18, right? I don't look in the jokes section much, so maybe I'm missing out on some of this content? Funny thing, at work, the only thing that is blocked is 1f1fan's HK pic in his sig! Wouldn't want military folks to see a gun :r .
 

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There have been a few recent posts I would not have wanted to pull up at work but nothing too bad.

Another board ([H]ardOCP maybe?) has people NSW in front of a post that has graphics that may be objectionable. I would ask that members use this, A/C or a similar flag in the Title of any such post.. Problem solved IMO..

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i think we've had some seriously "racy" posts.
i don't have much of a problem with it, but when the TOPIC of the post is just as "racy" that's when it becomes a problem.

we are adults, and if we know what we're about to look at what could be offensive, then don't open it. especially if the topic is offensive already.

a link to another site should not be a problem, as it takes the person to CLICK it in the first place, who is to blame? the person who posted it, or the person who knew it was going to be offense yet still clicked the link? but, the TOPIC should not be blatently offensive in its own right. <--- that last line is the only problem i've seen.

now, i know i started the first CS short story, and it got kinda explicit, but not nearly as bad as a current topic going right now...

to me, it's not a bother. if i know it's something that could be offensive to others who are looking over my shoulder:
* they shouldn't be looking over my shoulder
* i shouldn't be looking at the stuff at work or with my son around
* who do I blame when I click the link

so, as long as we don't have large nude photos uploaded to the pages, and the topics don't say (in all caps), something offensive, i don't think we'll have a problem. someone mentioned somewhere that a possible acronym in the title might help...

i have a co-worker who sends out highly offensive stuff via work email, and he uses a military term (6) or (watch your six) to let everyone know not to open it unless it's in private company...

i've blabbed on long enough.
i voted we were headed to an R rating, but i would probably change it to PG-13.
 

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YEah I think also the content as been mild enough and the times it has gotten more explicit is through a link. so I agree it still is PG-13, and we all should warn everybody if it is going to be "R". Hey PDS, there are some icons used when starting a new thread (smilies, a little note, and others), maybe there could be one that says "R" or something that advices is a mature Topic.
JUst my .02.
 

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I don't believe, for the most part, that we are "R" rated, but I do believe we could be headed in that direction if we aren't careful.
It's a touchy subject.
I think if we display a little discretion & sensitivity, & remember that we cater to all BOTL's & SOTL's, we will be fine.
I do believe that we need to beware in creating an atmosphere of oversensitive political correctness.
There's got to be a balance of good taste & good fun that can be achieved.

I do hope that no one found my "Dogmover" story to be in poor taste cause I had so much fun writing that one. ;) Plus, every word of it was true!
 

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Oh man Khat said PC! A PC Jungle is a scary thought!!!!! As others have said, I think we are PG-13 and it seems for the most part the members here know the limits.
 

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I think I may have gotten a little carried away on a post lately....crossing over PG. If I offended anyone, I truely apologize.
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I will keep Paul's thoughts in mind. I doubt it would have been brought up if it was not a concern to someone.
 

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I think the CS jungle is still reasonably tame. There have been a few posts with pics that are a tad racy, but other than that, it is all about the cigar. I believe that all the gorillas do a good job of monitoring themselves.j

Jeff
 

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Club Stogie is part of its members lives. Just like our lives for the most part things are PG rated here. You get PG-13, and occasionally R rated activities which makes sense since it is the collective thoughts and experience of the members are represented in our posts. There is a big difference between contextually significant or humorous content and merely crass posts. Common sense and Decorum are the words that come to mind.
 

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I concur with the statements here. Most of the stuff on this site is pretty tame by comparison, and the mutual direction, (the appriciation of fine cigars), has a level of culture and civility not associated with other acitivities.

I frequent several other BB's, most of which have Moderators that monitor the posts and occasionally delete a "questionable" thread. I haven't seen anyone being specifically refered to as a moderator, so I don't know if that's a possibilty, (or even necessary) here.

On AR15.com, the phrase "BOTD", (babe of the day), or some other warning is required in the title when posting a thread containing skin. Again, I don't think the members here would revert to such an adolescent level of posting scantilly clad girly photos just for grins, but it's a decent tag line just the same.

We're all adults. I'd like to think we can limit our "interests" to the main theme of this board.

Scott"myopinionsarefree"M
 

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I voted yes -- we are moving.
I think k-hat has done a good job of articulating my sentiments.

kansashat said:
I don't believe, for the most part, that we are "R" rated, but I do believe we could be headed in that direction if we aren't careful.
It's a touchy subject.!
Regulating speech is always a rat's nest, it is never done right. However, if you haven't noticed, there HAS been a dramatic increase in sophomoric boy's locker room talk on the board. Not that it's "bad" but i believe it belongs in the locker room, not the living room. (perhaps a new forum?) I really don't find it terribly offensive as much as i find it just in bad taste. I am mindful that we have a full cross section of society here.

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I think if we display a little discretion & sensitivity, & remember that we cater to all BOTL's & SOTL's, we will be fine.
I do believe that we need to beware in creating an atmosphere of oversensitive political correctness.
There's got to be a balance of good taste & good fun that can be achieved.
Well said! The internet removes social barriers. I'd like to think of Club Stogie as a place that does not forget that, and it's members behave accordingly.

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:fu .............how would you rate me???
 

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I voted NO. With that said, I only frequent the forums that I joined this site for. The World Cigar Lounge and the Review Forums. In those forums there isn't anything (IMO) that has crossed the line. I occasionally visit the other forums and there is some humorous stuff on there that may offend some, but I agree with some of the others in that is if it is questionable, don't read it. Overall, I think this is a great site with a lot of great people and I am happy that I am able to enjoy everyones experience, wisdom and occasional sense of humor.

I would not want to implement some sort of censorship or let a moderator determine what is or isn't offensive. To me, that would change what forums in general are about. I think the police ourselves is the best policy. If you feel someone crosses the line, send them a friendly PM.
 

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I'm a very new transplant here, but I have to say that overall, this is one of the most civil boards I have participated in.

I do some surfing at work, and I wouldn't really be happy to pop open a hardcore **** shot while expecting softcore stogie ****, but I have never seen anything like this on here. I do limit my surf to mainly the world cigar and reviews board, though.

I despise the idea of censorship, but I even more highly revere class and decorum. So far, I haven't seen anything offensive to me on this board. I hope it'll stay that way due to the maturity and goodwill of nearly eveyone I have encountered here.
CS rocks.
 
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