1. HAWK's Avatar
    And it does in my opinion break the rules of the forum in its own


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    02-14-2014 07:39 PM
  2. tech guy4's Avatar
    I do not understand all of the problems with this post
    It is there device and that is what they want to use it for
    That is just me


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    02-14-2014 07:46 PM
  3. HAWK's Avatar
    I do not understand all of the problems with this post
    It is there device and that is what they want to use it for
    That is just me


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    It offends people, not me personally but lots of people hate the porn idea


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    02-14-2014 07:48 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    I agree with most of you but in my mind I can't compare the movie Halloween to a porn film, not even the same thing.

    In school kids learn about sex ed which is a part of life. They don't watch porn movies though.

    My son and I sit down every Halloween and watch the tv version of that movie, he loves it. I just don't think animated games and movies are the same thing.
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    02-14-2014 07:50 PM
  5. bed269's Avatar
    I think some of us are missing the point that Rene was making. I don't think he was straight up comparing horror movies to porn but imore along the lines of not everyone finds the same thing offensive. Some people like gore and to be scared and some people like well other stuff.
    It sounds like they have setup a system so the adult oriented content won't necessarily be readily available for just anyone. Which is all we can ask of a site that reports on news and subjects that pertain to apple products.
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    02-14-2014 08:37 PM
  6. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I would imagine a site that's been around as long as iMore would have a system in place that prevents registered members who are younger then 18 to view these types of threads.


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    02-14-2014 08:41 PM
  7. Cozume's Avatar
    I also regret we don't get similar outrage when we post links to horror movies, Game of Thrones, or violent video games. I can't watch any of that stuff (literally makes me ill), but as a society we seem absolutely okay with it. (I don't in any way mean to equate any of those things with porn, but I do think many of our cultures are way more accepting of violence than they are of sex.)

    I'm not saying we wouldn't cover Game of Thrones or violent games or whatever we do even though I personally don't like them but I do kinda regret we don't get blasted for that too.
    I can't stand how much violence there is in our entertainment media. It desensitizes people especially kids to violence.

    However it is all over the place so it is hard to shield your kids from it, although it can be done with a lot of effort.

    As for porn, the internet porn that is out there is by and large not about sex between equals. A quick search of the word "porn" will show you that much of the heterosexual porn out there is about degrading women, with sex being the tool that is used. Many of the porn actresses in this country have drug habits they are funding by the money they make in porn. Many of them have mental illnesses or have been sexually abused. And in countries with struggling economies and political systems, some of the women are doing this under the threat of force from their husbands or boyfriends so that they can take the cash. In third world countries some of the women are literally held as sex slaves. And just because a woman appears on camera as if she is voluntarily there doesn't mean she is.

    Then there is the whole disturbing aspect of advertising the young adult women as teens, which they technically are at 18 and 19, but the point of the advertising is to focus on how young they are, which some viewers find more sexually gratifying obviously. Then there is the issue of referring to the women in the porn as sluts and whores getting blanked, etc. That is very common in the porn industry.

    I am definitely not for government censorship, but I am for government protection of the sex workers, god knows how many of them aren't in these films voluntarily or are not of sound mind or are drug addicted. Many of these young women aren't thinking about how the internet is forever and these videos of them will last online well after they have gotten out of the industry. They are paid very little and being exploited. They are so young, they don't have the wisdom or maturity to realize that until it is too late.
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    02-14-2014 09:04 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    omg wtf is this thread? LOL! It's F'n porn people! Not child molesting or murder or rape...just porn.
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    02-14-2014 11:49 PM
  9. Reparkable's Avatar
    But if people are offended it should be closed plain and simple


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    If people are offended, can't they just move on and ignore it?


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    02-14-2014 11:52 PM
  10. HAWK's Avatar
    Yes they can, but some chose not too lol


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    02-14-2014 11:53 PM
  11. Reparkable's Avatar
    Yes they can, but some chose not too lol


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    So then why should he thread be closed??????


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    02-14-2014 11:58 PM
  12. HAWK's Avatar
    So then why should he thread be closed??????


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    What purpose does it serve? And if that many people are losing it over it would it hurt the forum to haul it down? Probably not right... But to be honest this thread is retarded I'm done debating porn on an apple forum.


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    02-15-2014 12:00 AM
  13. Reparkable's Avatar

    No thought at all as to how porn affects the female sex workers relegated to this as their life.
    Wait what? No ones got a gun to their head


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    02-15-2014 02:10 AM
  14. Les74's Avatar
    Ah, only a man would say that. Did you even scan my post? NOT.

    No thought at all as to how porn affects the female sex workers relegated to this as their life. To you it is just porn for your entertainment.

    Go wank off to your porn dude.
    Woah! Someone needs to chill out! Maybe you should relax and watch some porn.


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    02-15-2014 02:13 AM
  15. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    If you don't like the idea of porn being on the imore website than just scroll past this thread! No one is asking you to read the article. It's not like he was showing us specific links to a specific video. The article posted was simply stating "hey you, who likes porn; here's where you watch it on your apple device." Sure it may be inappropriate but teenagers these days are already exposed to explicit and sexual tv shows and surroundings all the time. It's not like most teens who visit this site often did not know of those websites already. Seriously, I loved the article. I watch porn. It's not taboo. It's not something we should be ashamed of. Thank you for the article imore, it was very informative and I'll be checking out some of those links soon.


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    02-15-2014 02:30 AM
  16. HAWK's Avatar
    I think people need to lighten up on the moderators that showed concern for this post on the forum. It's their job to keep the environment safe and family friendly, and the fact that they spoke up when they thought this was inappropriate as much as myself or anyone else thinks it's fine shows that we have a good group of mods here trying to do their job.
    02-15-2014 11:01 AM
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    Ah, only a man would say that. Did you even scan my post? NOT.

    No thought at all as to how porn affects the female sex workers relegated to this as their life. To you it is just porn for your entertainment.

    Go wank off to your porn dude.
    Not true actually. I'm a woman and I basically said above I wasn't concerned about the blog post or thread.
    02-15-2014 11:03 AM
  18. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    You've got to be kidding ... Really iMore ... Really???


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    02-15-2014 01:10 PM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    When I first saw this I laughed....YES, LAUGHED, but this thread needs to be removed ....IMHO
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    02-15-2014 02:14 PM
  20. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    When I first saw this I laughed....YES, LAUGHED, but this thread needs to be removed ....IMHO
    Agreed!!!


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    02-15-2014 02:42 PM
  21. TurboTiger's Avatar
    If I were you iMore, I would delete the thread before your advertisers start pulling their ads.
    02-15-2014 03:39 PM
  22. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Hey folks,

    We post all kinds of content for all kinds of readers. What we need to make sure we do is keep things that won't appeal to the general audience separate, of only those actively seeking it out will find it.

    We've made some changes to make sure that, if we ever post about stuff like this in the future, there's no way anyone who doesn't want to see it will see it.

    We do want to make sure that no majority, even vocal, prevents us from covering politics, religion, culture, or other things simply because they disagree with them or are different, but we do want to make sure nothing inappropriate for the wide audience gets shoved in front of them.

    Apologies if we offended anyone, that was never our intent. And thank you for you feedback. That's what lets us make sure that every day we get better than the one before!
    I also regret we don't get similar outrage when we post links to horror movies, Game of Thrones, or violent video games. I can't watch any of that stuff (literally makes me ill), but as a society we seem absolutely okay with it. (I don't in any way mean to equate any of those things with porn, but I do think many of our cultures are way more accepting of violence than they are of sex.)
    I cannot rebut any of this either Rene for fear of several things. My personal opinion on what i might say in my roll as an Ambassador on iMore and a member for a long time. I do however have the right to say the first part of your response was to defend it, The second part of your response was because there I'm not saying we wouldn't cover Game of Thrones or violent games or whatever — we do even though I personally don't like them — but I do kinda regret we don't get blasted for that too.
    I cannot rebut any of this either Rene for fear of several things. My personal opinion on what I might say in my roll as an Ambassador on iMore and a member for a long time. I do however have the right to say the first part of your response was to defend it, The second part of your response was because there are many people who support this site both members and volunteers that keep this and the rest of Mobile nations the place it is and the majority of us just expect better than this type of thread.
    This is the only reason I am replying now because it took me this long to think about seeing if you would respond, read what others had to say and then make my comments.

    How can you take a screenshot on an iPhone or Porn and I am very liberal when it comes to certain things but everyone is right when they say YOU as the representative of iMore would take the responsibility on what happened here. Nobody is saying take it down - Well maybe some and you certainly cannot compare this to Game Of Thrones? That makes you sick but this does not. I am not hating on anyone or you but I have the right to my opinion w/o reprisal at least I hope because this forum means a lot to me not to mention the many friends.
    I have bombarded with iMessages and PMs to where I cannot take anymore with friends asking my opinion.

    My opinion is that iMore made a mistake this time - Own up to it leave it alone and place a disclaimer on the thread that if you elect to continue to read this, You are reading at your own risk as this contains material not suitable to our minors that come on here. I think that would sooth many peoples feelings as the ones that has the guts to speak frankly did and people like me spoke lightly because I am a volunteer here and wish to remain that way.

    Whoever decided to put this up needs to just admit without a disclaimer it was in poor taste and there are many more people (Members) that are second guessing staying on. Please read this with the respect I have for you, Your judgement and management and make no mistake about it that I am not tearing into anyone or anything in particular but there really is no explaining the difference between Porn and Game Of Thrones!! Thank you for allowing me my fair time to chime in.
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  23. I BEN I's Avatar
    Yeah although I am not really offended by this thread, it's not something I'd expect from a site like iMore
    02-15-2014 05:49 PM
  24. HankAZ's Avatar
    Well now who do you personally in your own opinion gave the green light to spitballing the ideas of articles to be written and when this came up, Who again I am asking you do you suppose gave the Green Light and Signed Off on this to be written especially knowing the sensitivity of material with no disclaimer? Is this not why we have guides for everything from Developers and the proper vway to post their apps and how they must conform, The guide on what you must do in the Marketplace before you can sell something and the criteria you must meet and the basic rules and regs of the forms rules?

    What is the Difference here? is it because it had iMore logo on it and a staffer got the green light to move forward with it and now look where we ar. All I can say to you speedygi is WOW!!
    From his flowing "in your face" defence and feigned "disgust" over themes of violent movies and television, I’d lay this whole mess at the feet of Rene Ritchie. He may not be the "owner", but he’s the face of iMore.

    I’m no regular around here, but seems like an easy call to me.
    02-15-2014 06:29 PM
  25. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    From his flowing "in your face" defence and feigned "disgust" over themes of violent movies and television, I’d lay this whole mess at the feet of Rene Ritchie. He may not be the "owner", but he’s the face of iMore.

    I’m no regular around here, but seems like an easy call to me.
    Once again everyone has an opinion and your is duly noted. Thank you.
    02-15-2014 07:21 PM
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