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New Feature Uploaded photos is to be approved from now on...

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Administrator, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Can't we all stop over reacting to this and get back to the thing that makes the mansion so great? This is the sharing of experiences, ideas and supporting each other through the myriad of different ways that make chastity a paradoxically brilliant way to live. If you get to the core of what is being said all you get are simple and obvious rules. Don't have a dick pic as an avatar. Don't have images degrading to women. (Duh!) Don't upload a wank bank. Don't upload loads of captioned images collected on the Internet that could be hosted elsewhere, like Tumblr.

    The pictures are a minuscule part of the mansion and nobody can argue that most aren't very imaginative. They can however paint a brilliant picture of who you are. In amongst those images you can have pictures of you wearing a bee outfit, a meal you have cooked your Wife, the feet of your Mistress, whatever. They just have to be posted with sensitivity and following simple guidelines.

    I'm getting fed up with the arguments. Just recently this place has become a bit less friendly and that makes me sad.
     
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  2. Wow. If ever there was an argument for totalitarianism...

    I doubt 99.9% of users would ever have noticed the oversight of album uploads that was alluded to. Albums have to be specifically sought out by the user to access the content. As such I highly doubt any of the decision makers here will as concerned about that content as some seem to fear. Copyright issues, obvious aggregation of non-original content, excessive storage consumption. Those would be the obvious issues. Not what's in each photo individually - not to the point that most would ever encounter an issue uploading.

    Posting in threads. Thread about cage fit? New cage? Review? They're gonna have pics of cages and caged cocks. But the user knows that when he clicks into the thread. So while maintaining just a tiny bit more management of the photo content of threads makes sense, I'd still imagine most would never encounter an issue.

    Avatars. Everyone sees them. Nobody has a choice. Non-members, passersby, etc. all are confronted with them. Period. So it stands to reason that of those three avenues for the display of imagery, the avatar would warrant the greatest oversight. Absolutely MUST show us your locked penis in those panties? Fine, make a thread. Make an album. Those who want to see it will find it.

    See a lot of gay bars with huge posters of men having sex with each other on the exterior of the building? No. And it's nothing to do with shame or suppression of individuality or whatever else. It would be bad for business and it would be counterproductive to any "political" ends the community may or may not have. It's not about forcing people to "censor" themselves, or about "freedom" or whatever. It's simple decorum. And it will be good for business. As was noted: we're more than cages. So it'd be beneficial for the front-facing spaces of this site to reflect that.
     
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  3. This.
     
  4. Cool down guys - and this includes admin and his pro-policy party as well as those criticizing them !

    I just wanted to point out a problem where I saw one - if I misuntderstood something and this problem doesn't exist ? Hey, that's great !

    Not so great at all is when you get the impression that"pro policy" users including the admin himself jump at you just for having a different opinion.

    No way better though is beeing taken in by those criticizing ! To clarify a few things: I oppose the new policy in no way ! In regard to copyright I think it's pure overkill and I wouldn't like my photos beeing accessible in any other way than via my own profile (even if they are public; if that's an option to come), but those things are admins to call ! And as for those low quality explicit pictures (wank stuff) - I won't cry if there should be less in the future... ;)

    Summary: If you can not do anything else than barking at each other - leave me out !
     
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  5. Who would have thought this be so challenging! Just use common sense.

    No photos of Cats or Dogs.
     
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  6. Well I guess this thread has run its course. What's the conclusion?

    The hysteria about 'strict' limitations seems to have finally passed; I think everyone understands that the best way forward is to not abuse the system; no stuffing of galleries with non-relevant images (the key word is 'stuffing'; some is no big deal); avoid copyrighted material when possible; use categories; a possible total limit on images; and no dick-pic avatars. Sounds like good ideas to me (if that's the same as 'pro-policy', then count me in).

    Despite an ex-mod who thinks members should not be allowed to delete their own images because of 'legacy' nonsense ("I am a majority of one!"), the weight of opinion I'm seeing would suggest that 'common sense' is carrying the day. Reminds me of an old saying that if you couldn't see the problem, maybe you were part of it.

    Stick a fork in this one, Admin; we're done!
     
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  7. As the ex-Mod/Board member who actually set this whole thing running back in February it's good to see you agree @Billus@Billus

    My concerns at the time were that Members were stuffing albums full of captions and other images, possibly as a place to keep their images. Some would come in every so often and just dump them and disappear again. Others would join, dump and racket be seen again. Some posted were just inappropriate and not what the site needed. The end result of that I'm sure everyone has read. (Interestingly only 130 members have looked at this thread).

    The observations made by @Astarte@Astarte are however very valid. The albums for some are part of their presence here - and they may use them for online play with a Domme, posting private pics as a gift or proof of something, who knows? And they may want to do it in a timely manner - not when someone has approved it.

    So, it depends how albums are perceived - like a library/ museum, a dusty collection of reference books or exhibits, or as the illustrated part of one's journey and persona here on the site.

    People may look at my albums and wonder why they are there, but there's a story behind most of them and I do have private, more esoteric. albums that I have shared with people I am friendly with - or even done under instruction.

    As @Astarte@Astarte said, "it's quite natural that once you get really involved in a community pictures tend to become more personal - beeing less on topic (of the site), but showing more about the person and their life."

    Personally, I would have suggested that the album setup changes should have been brought in first, and then consideration given to post-posting screening rather than pre-approval. But that's just my opinion as a member of the site for many years.

    No reason to close off discussion, surely?
     
  8. If you click on the gallery you have no choice but to look at everyones album covers, many which feature things other than chastity. Some people don't want to see these other fetishes but they have no choice, some of these album covers may put off new female members straight away. An improvement already is that the album covers are all the same size, smaller and not "in your face".
     
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  9. Sorry mister_carrie; you're not relevant to my earlier post. I wasn't talking about you at all.

    I think you'll find that the majority of people who have posted in this thread are in broad agreement about the overall situation, even if some of the details need to be worked out (probably by Admin). So I don't see the need for any further squabbling in this thread. Do you?
     
  10. i like the bee dress and i wud love one as well. its a shame that's its gone.
     
  11. I love this site. The information, opinions, personal research, and assistance is what drew me here.

    My two cents, is that the Admin and Mods keep this from being a porn site, but keep it a community, for all.

    Time for my nap. :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree. Hold your horses, all. This is a trial week with caretaker Mods to see how it goes. It needn't be set in stone
     
  13. A curious new female joins Chastity Mansion... She has heard some things about male chastity and thinks it could be fun to try locking her boyfriend for a few days, she sees the gallery link at the top and thinks “I’ll have a look at that first”, she then sees all the album covers featuring sissies wearing frilly frocks, she sees middle aged men proudly displaying their lacy panties, she sees penises with tubes inserted in them, she sees mutilated cocks with painful looking piercings, she sees someone dressed up as a human puppy dog, she sees people with ball gags in their mouths, she sees males bending over with butt plugs in them, then she thinks “maybe this isn’t for me after all, I only wanted to lock a cock!”, she doesn’t bother reading the forums and leaves and never comes back or ever tries chastity.

    She sees all these things without opening an album. These things are tame to most people here, but do you want to attract more females to the site or is showing off more important?
     
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    Quite agree. Reorganising the Gallery still I sincerely hope very much unfinished business and work in progress. Hopefully when it's finished what aspiring new members will see initially will not be as is now!
     
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  15. An interesting scenario @Mistress Lucy@Mistress Lucy and one that could be avoided in a member's early days here.

    There's a very efficient piece of software on the site that monitors members activity and awards points during their membership, depending on posts and likes.

    Perhaps the ability to see Albums could be restricted until the new member has been active in the forums with a certain number of posts or based on a period of membership?

    Many forums have this method of working and it encourages people to post content. As was said earlier, this is primarily a forum so it would point new members in that direction to post and get involved.

    The software facility to do that is certainly there, it's just down to @Administrator@Administrator to set it up.
     
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  16. Maybe the opening page of the gallery could feature some selected "tame" images, then people have the option to click on categories featuring albums of other fetishes. Then photos would not have to be moderated.
     
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  17. :rolleyes:

    An important point about this hypothetical young woman is that her experience may also lead to her badmouthing not only the site, but chastity in general. Telling her girlfriends that it involves all these other optional ingredients can lead to many people never discovering what it's really all about, and/or taking a dim view of it overall.
     
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  18. I'm cool with any changes admin sees fit ,
    You can't please everyone .

    I like the variety of pictures ,they give a peek into the persons personality ,
    Which is nice when your having a chat ,and trying to get to know someone ...

    Admin do a great job and I have always found cm to have a realy chilled friendly feel ...
     
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    I am looking in to this as well, but there aren't really that much readymade software tha works with the rest of the system... . But I am on the case. The same goes for software to limit the overall number of images a user can have on CM.... So fare i have not been able to spot any software solution for that....
     
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    Even since your post I see that very little of what has disturbed you is nowin your face (even if there remains a residue) when first clicking on the gallery. This is partly I am sure because it shows the albums in date order (newest first) and the ones at the top will therefore have been checked by Mods as part of the trial week. But I suspect also that a fair number of back ones have been weeded out by degrees. As you probably know Jens is himself locked by hiis good lady partner (D) who is also a CM member and she I am sure will have advised Jens about what is and isn't likely to put off new (ewspecially female) members.
     
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    Definitely.
    Something like that is what I hoped could happen as an endgame. A general 'landing page' for galleries with links to all the sub-categories; essch sub category having perhaps an indication of what's within - certainly a description - and only then a link to each member's post within the category concerned.Will also help all members find what they're looking for and ease navigation generally.
     
  22. It's a bit clinical everthing categorise. Blurring thumbnails I thinj better option.
     
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    We will end up having a Gallery frontpage - Where the categories are described together with a generic photo.... The current layout is just testing the categories structure...
     
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  24. Will none members be able to see gallery as on frontpage ?
     
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    No- non members will not be able to see photo categories...

    The Gallery frontpage is slow coming together. We just need to make it "sexier":)
     
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