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    The Natural Bears Classification System 2/ 4/1991
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    The most obvious characteristic of a bear is understandibly
    his facial fur. So, that is the most logical place to begin. Using
    a capital "B" to denote "BEAR", we have added a sub-class characterizing
    "beard type" which combines a bear's beard's length, thickness, and
    overall "keptness", numbered from 0 to 9 and defined in the following
    way:

    0 - (Little/no beard, or incredibly sparse) Such a beard is
    the absolute minimum that could ever be classified as a
    beard. We're talking 5-o'clock shadow, here! And yes, we
    are of the opinon that the beardless can still find
    company among the ursines!

    1 - (VERY slight beard) This is the kind of beard that people have
    who want to have a beard, but can't grow one.
    Or someone who is contantly at the 1-week phase.

    2 - (Slight beard) A beard kept VERY short at all times, or
    thinned out.

    3 - (Thin beard) A beard in all respects but kept thin
    and short.

    4 - (Mostly full) A beard that is full except for a few noticable
    bald spots, or kept trimmed.

    5 - (Full beard) A full beard not generally trimmed, though not
    generally bushy. May have a few bald spots on inspection.
    Usually full and roundish beards fall into this category.

    6 - (Very full) A full beard, not trimmed. May be slightly
    bushy but very full. Thick, full beards (moreso than B5's)
    are B6's. B6's beards also generally are higher up on
    the cheeks than B5's.

    7 - (Longish/bushy beards) A full beard or slightly thin beard
    with longish fur. This beard is not trimmed and does come
    away from the chin.

    8 - (Very Long Beards) These beards are usually very bushy and
    haven't seen clippers for a very long time.

    9 - (Belt-buckle-grazing long beards) The prototype is ZZ Top.
    Need we say more?


    While beards can be an observable trait of bears, there are other
    things that different people take into consideration as to "what makes up
    a bear", and things that people like in their bears. So, bearing that in mind
    (pun intended) there are other criteria that can/should optionally
    follow the "B" designation.

    N.B. It is not necessary to have a "grade" for each of these
    traits! For each there is a "neutral" value, which basically describes
    someone who is "average" or "unknown" within that trait. These "neutral"
    values are given below, but would not be reported --- treat them as either
    "default" or "assumed".

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    f - "The FUR factor". Some bears are particularly hairy about the
    rest of their bodies, others INCREDIBLY furry, yet others
    though rightfully bears, have little or no fur on their
    chests, arms, legs, back, butt, etc. So, one of the
    following may be added to better describe a bear's fur:

    f++ WAY above average fur
    f+ above average fur
    f furry in a bearish sense
    (none) "neutral", avg. fur from a sample population of
    both bears and non-bears
    f- below average fur
    f-- WAY below average fur--"Nair-smooth to the max!"

    t - "the TALLNESS factor". To describe bears that are tall or
    short for their frame.

    t++ a virtual giant bear
    t+ taller than average
    t tall but not very tall
    (none) average height
    t- shorter than average
    t-- a bear of very small stature

    w - "the WEIGHT factor". For those who perfer their bears more
    or less fluffy.

    w++ a round bear/BIG TEDDY bear
    w+ a big boned bear
    w bear with a tummy
    (none) average weight for frame
    w- a thin bear (otters!)
    w-- a bony bear

    c - "the CUB factor". For the junior up and coming bears.

    c++ complete daddy's boy
    c+ definite cub
    c cub tendencies
    (none) not "cubbish"
    c- looks like a cub but isn't

    d - "the DADDY factor". For the cubs, etc.

    d++ DADDY with a vengenance (even his parents call him SIR!)

    d+ definite DADDY
    d daddyish tendencies
    (none) not a daddy
    d- looks like a daddy but isn't

    Note there are now also HYBRID classes "cd" and "dc":

    cd A cub with "daddy tendencies"... Sort of like
    a "grown up cub".
    dc A daddy with cub-like tendencies/features.
    dc- More daddy than cub
    d+c REAL daddyish and also VERY cubbish
    (etc.)

    g - "the GROPE factor": This is the amount one likes to be touched
    or pawed etc.

    g++ Love to grope/paw/touch etc. Will attack without
    warning. Gives hugs to hot otherwise unknown bears
    on the street in open daylight.
    g+ likes to be touched most of the time
    g Generally outgoing with ursine affection, a little
    more reserved about place/person...
    (none) Average amount of receptivity to being touched
    g- Generally doesn't like people to invade his
    personal aura/lair.
    g-- You touch my bod, I break your face!

    k - "the KINKY factor"... for those who dare.

    k++ likes just about EVERYTHING... we mean *EVERYTHING*!!!
    k+ picks and choose according to likes; willing to consider

    new ideas
    k open minded. Might choose SOME things on the "menu"
    (none) kinky neutral
    k- has definite ABSOLUTE dislikes
    k-- totally vanilla

    s - "SEX (ok, SLUT) factor: In SOME people's bear codes, "s" might
    really mean "k" (since "k" WAS originally "s" in the earlier
    versions...).

    s-- strictly monogamously/relationship oriented. No
    outside affairs, or in some cases, sex ONLY in
    relationships
    s- relationship oriented. Perfers a formal sort of
    relationship over playing around, however the
    scope of the word relationship is not defined here.
    (none) relationship neutral
    s neutral wrt to relationships/monogamy.
    s+ will form relationships which are generally open-ended
    s++ strictly polygamous, prefers very open relationships
    ONLY.

    m - "the MUSCLE factor"... for those who like meat on them bones.
    (N.B. "semi-"official --- may be dropped w/ V2.0)

    m++ Arnold Schwartzineger is that you?
    m+ definitely works out or is a ranchhand
    m some definition/blue collar
    (none) muscle neutral

    e - "the ENDOWMENT factor"... sometimes a size queen's gotta do
    what a size queen's gotta do.
    (N.B. "semi-"official --- may be dropped w/ V2.0)

    e++ gets complete respect even from straight men
    e+ gets attention
    e noteworthy
    (none) endowment neutral


    h - "the BEHR factor"... for behrs (men without beards but bears).
    You might also put a parenthesized number for the "B"
    designation to give an idea of WHAT the person would
    look like with a beard.

    h behr (moustache no beard)
    h+ Definite BEHR (moustache no beard)
    h- no beard OR moustache! (very rare but still
    cave dewlling)

    r - "the RUGGED/OUTDOOR factor".

    r++ "Grizzly Adams"
    r+ Flannel/jeans/C&W really *are* second skin
    r Spends some time outdoors/camping
    (none) rugged neutral
    r- prefers indoor-type activities (techie or 3-piece)
    r-- never seen in the outdoors at all.

    p - "the PECULIAR factor"

    p Some idiosyncracies --- no judgement made to
    whether these are "good" or "not so good"

    q - "the *Q* factor (ahem)"

    q for people who look like bears, but
    "when they open their mouths, yards of chiffon come out"
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    Aug 21, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
    Usenet is still out there, you know. When gay.com died, a lot of the regular chat guys went back.
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    Aug 21, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
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