A bit degrading RealJock?

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    Jun 08, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    Does anyone else think it's a bit degrading that the new options on the left search panel allows you to now search for free private pics?

    Since when did this site lose it's focus from FITNESS to a quick jizz?

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    Jun 08, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    Degrading? Not really if someone wants to release more revealing pictures of themselves that is their choice. Mind you some of the pictures are pretty innocuous, not sexual in the least.
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    Jun 08, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    If someone doenst want their private pic's to be visible they can keep them locked. I dont see a big deal. Guys are on this site for there own individual reasons. Fitness questions, friends, dating or just sex. So if a guy has his face in his face or his privates in his private section that is there business.
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    Jun 08, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    What?
    That search option only applies to those who allow you specifically to see there private photos. Not Everyone.
    If you get a notice saying that someone is allowing you to see their private gallery, they (and only they) will show up on your search.

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    My bad. Ok, so you CAN unlock your private gallery to anyone and everyone. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 08, 2008 7:54 PM GMT
    I totally agree that everyone can do with their profile as they choose.... but that is not the initial purpose of this site. Fitness is where it's at. If you want to use a site for sex, go to DList or one of the other 3546846 gay networking sites that focus on general relationships. It's like joining a bondage porn site and complaining to the management that there is not enough sensual sex on the site. People who come here for sex defeats the purpose of networking among gays to find like minded individuals interested in the same topics that this site was based upon; FITNESS!

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    Jun 09, 2008 6:48 AM GMT
    ablair05 saidDoes anyone else think it's a bit degrading that the new options on the left search panel allows you to now search for free private pics?

    Since when did this site lose it's focus from FITNESS to a quick jizz?

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    imo this site does a good job balancing both jobs.


    and dont I know u from somewhere? lol *wave*

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    Jun 27, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    ablair05 saidDoes anyone else think it's a bit degrading that the new options on the left search panel allows you to now search for free private pics?

    Since when did this site lose it's focus from FITNESS to a quick jizz?

    I'm actually 110% with you on this one. I'd really be sad if this site turned into another manhuntdlistjustguys.com.

    And maybe it's just me but it seems like there has been an uptick in forum posts and guys in chat who are just looking for hookups.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jun 27, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    I agree with you ablair. After being away from RJ for three weeks I come back to see that little feature added. It's a little disappointing because I don't want this site to turn into a sleazy hook-up site.

    I don't think there is anything wrong with having naked pictures of yourself in a private gallery, but I don't think that needs to become a focus on a site like this.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 27, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    I agree 100% about the added feature to realjock, it is a terrible idea. This is only going to lead to a "slippery slope" where eventually anything sleazy and offensive will be permitted on this athletic oriented gay website. There are several other gay websites that are primarily pornographic and hook up sites. Realjock was supposed to be different by not allowing any porn photos. I think a certain degree of disrepect has been thrust onto realjock by this unnecessary added feature. If anyone desires porn photos than there is spandexguys.com, ChrisGeary.com and several others. We don't need private porn photos on realjock.
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    agreed, its annoying enough with people opening there private album for me without even saying hello first.

    I'm not a member of any other "gay site" and am here because of the none sexual nature of the site.
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    Add another vote to the 'nix the feature' side of the argument. Apparently, too, when somebody makes their private pics open to all, emails go out telling people they've opened their private pics for them. That's the part I really take issue with, because when I get that message, I automatically think 'what a sleaze.'

    In defense of the RJ staff, though, they do a good job of screening photos before they go up. Just today I uploaded a number of photos, not realizing that a hasty cropping job left a couple a little more revealing than I'd intended. When I saw that I had pictures in my 'Private' folder I was surprised, but could go and re-crop the 'offensive' photos. So thanks staff, but ditch the 'View all private pics' option, mkay?
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    Jun 27, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    I agree it does seem a bit outta place on RJ. And I suppose it could "attract" more of a less desirable crowd. But I wonder if people that would be here primarily for that feature wont be kinda invisible to the rest of us. They will just be slithering around behind the scenes "stealing" pics.

    I think there already are a couple different populations inhabiting RJ already. Those that inhabit the forum world ...and another that I am not sure where they are inhabiting...the IMs maybe?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jun 27, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    I agree with zdrew, I would rather not get the messages saying that, so and so have unlocked their privates.

    I mean, if you unlock your private photos to everyone...........are they private icon_question.gif I don't think so icon_confused.gif

    Personally I don't think there should be a private photo folder at all.
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    Jun 28, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    MikePhil saidPersonally I don't think there should be a private photo folder at all.


    I'd agree but they wont let me put taz on display.
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    Jun 28, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    I disagree and I DO LIKE the new option.
    If someone puts "private pics" out there and doesn't lock them, they are doing so for a reason and are free to take advantage of that option. Likewise, the more "sensative, delicate, easily offended or otherwise too willing to sensor" among our ranks don't have to use this or any other function. I like the option and say keep it a part of the site.
    I personally don't like the IM function...should it be done away with because it allows for actual "live cam action" and requires those of us that are not as good at typing to be left out..... maybe we can spin off a site call "RealJizz" or some other name.....? The options Cut both ways....icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 28, 2008 7:16 AM GMT
    I didn't realise this option existed, but now you've alerted me to it I've had a good look.

    Excellent! Free porn.

    People use this website for different things. For example I never use the chat room on here nor the exercise routines. But I read some of the articles and contribute to the Forums.
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    Nov 16, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    ZDREW said
    In defense of the RJ staff, though, they do a good job of screening photos before they go up. Just today I uploaded a number of photos, not realizing that a hasty cropping job left a couple a little more revealing than I'd intended.


    Hey, it can happen to anyone. I'm just disappointed we didn't get the benefit of seeing your slip up. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 16, 2008 2:38 AM GMT

    What better way to see all of someone's fitness progress than to see them naked? Plus, I doubt people are jerking off to private photos, why do that when you can get the guy on cam and have him model his wigs for you.
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    Nov 16, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Wigs??? There's Wigs available?
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    Nov 16, 2008 3:32 AM GMT


    We just went to search profiles and hit 'guys with unlocked privates'. There were 133. So, we looked at one and what we saw had nothing to do with fitness, unless some guys lift weights or pole jump with 'shorty'. Can't imagine that.

    So yeah, we agree with you guys that these types of pics should be exchanged between individuals and not 'public fodder'.

    Copies of Playgay anyone? (where's Hugh Hefner anyway?)heh

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    Nov 16, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    It sucks but regardless of whether you can see the pvts or not, guys are going to hook up regardless. Still, I come to this website because it is a somewhat "sterile" environment, would be disappointing if it turns into Manhunt 2.0
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    Nov 16, 2008 7:20 PM GMT
    I don't think RJ has lost its focus. As someone else said, I think the guys strike a good balance between overt sexuality and fitness.

    But let's be real. Put together a bunch of gay men ( and pretty damn sexy ones too) and there will be heightened sexual interest. It is totally natural,,,and called testosterone.

    There's nothing degrading about that. Plus....there are tons of fitness/exercise forums that are right on target and even those forums that are about sex etc. are filled with honest practical questions and answers.

    I've posted some very personal questions and advice here and the replies have been extremely helpful and diverse.