Are RJ's Photo Submission Policies Too Strict

  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Feb 08, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    It's crazy but my primary image had to be cropped two times to get accepted by RJ's photo submission standards. I'm able to show the full edit on Facebook, MySpace and Model Mayhem as is.

    Plus, it's in my featured video within my profile. I consider the chair photo artistic as it was taken by a professional photographer - Andropix.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 08, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    Well I can see where you are coming from with regards to your photo... but I don't know what the original looked like and what the inference might have been perceived by RJ.

    I can say that I appreciate their approach in keeping things reasonable. Some sites don't.. and the main focus here is to be fitness related pursuits, not other "pursuits".
  • cowboyupnorth

    Posts: 264

    Feb 08, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    I like the fact that the photos are respectful on here. You can put the other photos in your private folder, if you want. Personally for a free web site (or even paid for that matter) I think RealJock is the best thing going.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 09, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    In today's day and age of increased security and that horrendous, unconstitutional Patriot Act I think it is a good idea that realjock has a strict policy for profile photos. Realjock is just trying to protect itself and all of us from any type of possible criminal prosecution that could result if it did not have these strict photo submission policies. So lets be thankful for this outstanding gay website and be cooperative of its policies and requirements. It is for our own benefit. icon_smile.gif
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Feb 09, 2008 5:49 AM GMT
    I appreciate the restrictions on the public photos and the Verification option RealJock provides. The Verification tool is far better than the self-designation of photos on (the major Norwegian LGBTQ networking site), where members designate whether photos are of themselves or who others, without any means for proving claims to the former.

    As for the Private photos section, I understand RealJock's restrictions with regards to government regulation on reporting nude / sexual pictures (I believe at one point featured the legislative text about the mandatory registration of photos containing nudity).

    So no, I do not think that RJ's photo submission policies are too strict.
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    Feb 09, 2008 11:34 AM GMT
    yeah, nudity in the public profile would only bring down the quality of the members joining methinks. As such you need to get to know each other before you can show your... erm... privates. Heh. That would discourage people who're solely here for the eyecandy as well possible blackmailers and stuff.
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    Feb 09, 2008 12:44 PM GMT
    AllencommonAre RJ's Photo Submission Policies Too Strict

    No. The restrictions are just right IMHO. From what I have seen in the past few weeks of membership, this site is a focus on gay fitness network. I hope it stays that way.

    You can use the private photos for total disclosure if that is your thing. The private photo section allows members a degree of privacy for what ever they deem private. For the guy that is still in the closet (such as myself) that privacy is a necessary evil.

    When I first joined I didn't really understand the private pic section. I got a bit click happy to say the least searching through the profiles. There is no telling how many members got the "I have unlocked my private pics" email from me. Opps!! icon_redface.gif Sorry...