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#1 GwrxMod

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

Please place your comments and constructive criticism regarding the revised community standards in this thread.

REVISED COMMUNITY STANDARDS

GolfWRX Owners, Management and Moderators have met and discussed our community standards, in particular as it relates to photos posted in our Tour Talk and LPGA forums.  The "spirit" of these revisions are to define what and where specific photos (ie: PGA & LPGA players) can be posted. The following standards will be applied immediately:

1.    In Tour Talk and LPGA forums, discussion must be golf and tournament related.  Photos posted must be of golf courses or players playing or practicing golf.  Posts in specific tournament threads must be related to the tournament itself.  Photos of promotional events related to ongoing tournaments will also be permitted in these forums.  Other photos (players vacationing, exercising, magazine photo shoots, etc. are for the 19th Hole Forum) will not be permitted in Tour Talk and LPGA forums.

2.   Non-golf and non-tournament related photos are to be posted in The 19th Hole, including candid Instagram and Twitter photos, glamour or photo shoots and any threads involving this subject matter may be moved to The 19th Hole.  However, as always, foul language, nudity, and other objectionable material and posts are not allowed, and sexually oriented or sexually suggestive posts and images may be removed in the discretion of GolfWRX. So please keep risque shots of players in the 19th hole and NOT in the Tour Talk or LPGA forums.

3.   So-called “upskirt” photos and other sexually suggestive or potentially offensive photos that might have been shot by accident or caught in the field performing the sport, regardless of whether they are taken on or off the golf course, are not permitted anywhere on the site, and will be removed in the discretion of GolfWRX. The standard to be applied is subjective, but photos taken without the subject's knowledge or consent and posted with sexually suggestive intent will be removed.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.


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#2 2putttom

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:48 AM

Very simply put...outstanding.
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

Seems good.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

Ok,I'll bite the bullet and ask the question. I'm trying to understand how certain pics in the LPGA thread were inappropriate yet the recent Alexis Thompson pics, which show aspects of her anatomy that leave little to the imagination were appropriate.  Same holds true for the article on Lauren Thompson and accompanying photos.

To quote Steven Covey, seek to understand then be understood.

I know you all have a tough job here and appreciate you taking the time to consider the question.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:39 PM

Alexis Thompson chose to be in that cover photo. Upskirt shots and the like are of a much different origin. The way a photo was captured says a lot about its intent.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:16 AM

View PostGnomesteel, on 06 April 2015 - 09:39 PM, said:

Alexis Thompson chose to be in that cover photo. Upskirt shots and the like are of a much different origin. The way a photo was captured says a lot about its intent.
There have never been any pictures of that nature that I've seen posted and if there were they should be reported. There are social media pictures that the players take themselves so intent is not the issue. This is more about content which is the nature of my question.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:43 AM

View PostDavePelz4, on 07 April 2015 - 05:16 AM, said:

View PostGnomesteel, on 06 April 2015 - 09:39 PM, said:

Alexis Thompson chose to be in that cover photo. Upskirt shots and the like are of a much different origin. The way a photo was captured says a lot about its intent.
There have never been any pictures of that nature that I've seen posted and if there were they should be reported. There are social media pictures that the players take themselves so intent is not the issue. This is more about content which is the nature of my question.

I haven't seen them either, but I assume they've been posted and quickly removed or this wouldn't be an issue.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:04 AM

Let's not have this debate and invite pages of manufactured outrage from the four regulars in the LPGA forum, please.

Thanks for posting up the revised community guidelines. Well done.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:22 PM

View Postmshills, on 07 April 2015 - 06:04 AM, said:

Let's not have this debate and invite pages of manufactured outrage from the four regulars in the LPGA forum, please.

Thanks for posting up the revised community guidelines. Well done.

Make that FIVE regulars.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:52 PM

It's obviously your site and you can make whatever rules you want to, but was it that big of a problem, or an issue?  

I'm a semi frequent browser of the ladies golf forum and IMO, there are solid posters there who at times, post pictures of the opposite sex.  All in good taste, I may add.  Heck, a lot of information/pics about a lot of the LPGA players are from their very own instagram/twitter/facebook accounts.

I guess I don't really understand the harm.............

But I digress.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

This is because of Jimenez warm ups isn't it. :)

Seriously though, I think these standards are reasonable and welcome them.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:08 AM

Good call. Golfwrx is for Golf and Golf equipment. Let's keep it simple.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:52 PM

There is a disgusting, upskirt picture in the ad you run by Taboola right under where I am typing (21 Embarrarrassing Moments You Will Never Forget Wizzed).  Please do some internal housekeeping as well.  Thank you.

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 10:04 PM

Life Buzz as well..

I'm down with the new guidelines, but can there be a sweep of the risky ad's as well?

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 09:47 PM

Good rules, some golf forums I have visited are more like porn sites.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:08 PM

I have to agree with the above comment concerning the Taboola links found at the bottom of every GWRX page. If some of those photos were posted by members, they would get removed. No question.

Interesting that these suggestive photos are allowed to remain when they are generating revenue, but would in all likelyhood be removed if posted by a member.

Please don't misconstrue my argument though—I'm not arguing for the allowance of more racy photos in the forums. Only to have the Taboola links at the bottom of every page cleaned up a bit instead.
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:15 PM

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:00 PM

Are the popup ads tailored too?  It only happens on this website.  Using Chrome, but also get blocked ads on IE.  Kind of annoying when you click onto a thread and the ad switches you to a new page.
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:29 PM

Please post the pop ads so they can be removed. All 3rd party ads are targeted by nature. We do not allow them but they sneak into the ad networks used.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:33 PM

Not sure why questions about the R&A's action to remove Muirfield from the Open rotation and comparison questions about the European Tour playing tournaments in the UAE are not allowed.  If calling out Muirfield for not allowing women membership is valid for many days, why would you pull the thread when posts were questioning tournaments being hosted in a country who's laws allow women being raped.  Maybe these questions are a good thing and someone, perhaps your publication or reporters need to ask this question.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

This is not the appropriate website for such discussions. Plenty of others are out there for those topics.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

View PostGxgolfer, on 17 March 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

This is not the appropriate website for such discussions. Plenty of others are out there for those topics.

Not really - you're just intimated.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

Call it whatever you want. The topics are out of bounds and warnings will be issued per the forum rules.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:07 PM

View Postyouraway2, on 18 March 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostGxgolfer, on 17 March 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

This is not the appropriate website for such discussions. Plenty of others are out there for those topics.

Not really - you're just intimated.

I don't think he wants to be that close to you, Norm Crosby.

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