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Old 06-12-2006, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the info Chris. However, the more I think abot it the more I'm thinking I'll keep this one off the web. The person in the shot is a "film star" (you figure out what that means, lol). I retouched the image, but I'm not the photographer and don't hold the copyright. People in the film industry usually don't want their "before" shots to be exposed (pun intended). One of the moderators privatly critiqued the work for me and that is what I actually needed, another pair of eyes. This site is soooo cool, I'm just happy to be a part of the community here.

Originally Posted by chrishoggy
Just a thought!
I'm a member of another photography forum that is 99% PG rated, but they have a members only area where links to nude/topless/anything not PG can be posted. It's all done in good taste and in no way porn etc, and this seems to work well on this forum
Forum can be viewed by members only, but you must have 500 posts and be a member for at least 3 months before you can post in that glamour/nude forum.

Might be something that could be considered, seen as quite a bit of retouching does involve some partially nude photos
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:26 AM
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It has nothing to do with mores, or even my own personal taste, it's pure pragmatics. There are a lot of "restrictions" I've put into place here, based on the experience I've gained over a couple of decades of running forums and BBS's. They're precisely the reason RP continues as such a pleasant place to visit.
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by biskit27
i think that keeping everything G/PG is a little overreacting. Personally I havnt seen much emphasis at all here on the topic of retouching the body as opposed to the face, and I think it would be a chance to delve deeper into the whole spectrum of retouching. After all retouching does include photographs of all nature.
Personally I agree, but at the end of the day its Doug's site and he says keep it PG.
We want this site to be open to people of any culture and that includes uptight americans There are people (even in europe) who are upset or offended by nudity or are concerned about their children viewing materials they feel are unsuitable.
I'm not a mother but I personally would not have a problem with a child of mine viewing images of nudity - provided it wasnt tacky porn rubbish. There are some wonderful nude photographers that create truely beautiful images. I also feel that if you have a problem with your child viewing naked people then you shouldnt leave them alone on the internet - aol parental controls are not baby sitters But I do appreciate that not everyone feels this way and I respect their right to their own opinion. I would be ok with links as long as they were clearly marked as inappropriate for minors. But as I said before, its Doug's site and he doesnt want links either and I'm sure he has very good reasons for it.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:30 AM
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My thinking is along the same lines as Nancy. I don't have a problem with nude images etc, but understand some do.
But I take great exception to people who would disrupt a board on the grounds that it contains a nude image. I know there are people who spend their time searching the net for sites with nudity on them, and then spend the rest of their life complaining about it or spamming the sites . It's a shame that some people force sites to restrict their content, but thats the way the cookie crumbles
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:58 AM
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I don't understand why someone could be ofended by an artistic nude.

May be, someone could explain it to me, really explain it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:07 AM
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Ok...I can sorta understand how some people might be offended by a nude pic...I personally don't mind as long as it is tasteful. But surely the rule should be applied across the board?

Can you not just link like the other person did Nancy? Edited to answer myself...I see Doug said even links should not be done.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:59 AM
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Well I guess that depends on your interpretation of "Artistic" and this is the issue and the reason why I asked for input from the moderator. The artistic value is questionalbe as the person is only topless, nothing hard-core, however, the pose is very provacative (and I had to remove her "bunny" tatto, so copyright isssues are also an issue). Since the site is Doug's it is really his call and I have no problems with that.

Originally Posted by Godmother
I don't understand why someone could be ofended by an artistic nude.

May be, someone could explain it to me, really explain it.
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