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The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75364] Wed, 02 January 2019 16:35 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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I must admit that I thought it was, at least at first, but there are far better sources of inspiration than this thread. Tumblr is one such. Despite a reputation there for nuking blogs, experimentation there shows that clean, non sexualised pictures, stay online, mostly. It is better designed for this.

I was prompted into this by some comments received, but they align with my own thoughts as well. I started it to give folk something to inspire them to write stories. And it has definitely inspired some of them.

By taking the unilateral decision to remove this thread I am aware that some of you will be angry. However, I have also been made aware that it prevents some authors from actually submitting material here.

Things change. It has had a good run, but it is now a simple part of the site's history.

I am fully aware of the irony, and that I have just "done a Tumblr" on my own forum!

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Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75365 is a reply to message #75364] Wed, 02 January 2019 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"timmy wrote on Wed, 02 January 2019 16:35"
By taking the unilateral decision to remove this thread I am aware that some of you will be angry. However, I have also been made aware that it prevents some autors from actually submitting material here.--


As you know, I was always a bit uneasy about that thread, and it was the major reason that I didn't feel able to challenge WiFi providers who banned it (annoyingly, including Great Western Railway) as "adult content - pornography". I hope also that youngsters will now feel a bit more able to use this forum - I think some will have found the "Inspiration" thread (which was always in the top three most recent, so highly visible) off-putting.

I do hope that this will not stop challenges based around particular pictures. I've always enjoyed reading the stories, and seeing what very different lines of thought they inspire in the authors.



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Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75366 is a reply to message #75365] Wed, 02 January 2019 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Challenges surrounding a picture are a very different thing. They provide a correct spur

I think I solved many of the WiFi providers' objections when I corrected the site's trusted status with one blocking agency. The current listing is probably the best sites like this can achieve. Other agencies copy this one, as far as I can work out

Those who would like the pictures have only to venture to Tumblr, which was the source for over 99% of them

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Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75367 is a reply to message #75366] Thu, 03 January 2019 22:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The trouble with many of the pictures on that thread is that the pictures were taken in all innonence and viewed by people whose intent was less than innocent.

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Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75368 is a reply to message #75366] Thu, 03 January 2019 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think the problem with this thread is that ther are many pictures taken of young boys in all innocence being viewed by those whose interest was less than innocent.
Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75369 is a reply to message #75364] Fri, 04 January 2019 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Would you or somebody else be able to create a thread or something with links to other sites or pages with the same kind of pictures for writing?
Re: The inspiration thread was not doing its job  [message #75370 is a reply to message #75369] Fri, 04 January 2019 08:35 Go to previous message
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It's pretty easy to find places where pictures of beautiful young men are posted. a search that includes the word Tumblr togethewr wioth cute boys, beautiful boys, etc will reveal many blogs.  You probably have to join Tumblr in order to reveal them when you click a link



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