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thong_jock #251

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 01:04:59Copy HTML

 Same with me. How ironic that our thong pics got censored. 
tanandtaut #252

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 01:31:59Copy HTML

 Of my friends, 24 avatars have been replaced with alternative thongs - flip flops. Some did a house cleaning. Changed my avatar to something more PG.
JM_Runs #253

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 03:11:20Copy HTML

Yes, my avatar is still up, but who know for how long...Sort of B.S. it may be time to find another board...
kmackhard #254

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 04:00:10Copy HTML

Hi there lost 75% of my pictures too, also lost my avatar and I had a bikini on in that? What gives???
jtanguy #255

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 04:00:43Copy HTML

All of my pics and Avatar are gone as well... :(  Someone from Aimoo must have had nothing else better to do but read some of the postings on here..... so they wiped a bunch of peoples pics out. None of my photos were adult either....  what a bunch of jerks.
Does anyone know of a Thong Forum like this one that we won't have any issues like this?
This has happened before from what I remember - it's so annoying.
skerbeach64 #256

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 05:37:29Copy HTML

 Same here too, again I didn't think any of my pics were "Too Adult", what a bunch of prudes!
Think I'll transfer my pics to Flikr. Fortunately I kept all the originals.
muscleinathong #257

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 05:40:56Copy HTML

Same thing here!
luvnmythong #258

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 05:59:59Copy HTML

JM.....is it finally time to leave Aimoo and find a new place for our group?   When you can't have thong pictures on a thong board, then something is definitely wrong.   It might be more expensive to find a new host for this board but I would bet that all of us would be more than willing to contribute some $ to help you pay for it.    I sure would!  
JM_Runs #259

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 11:42:37Copy HTML

I posted a question to the Aimoo help forum for clarification of their access and policy: 
http://forum1.aimoo.com/Aimoo_Help_Forum/Help-for-Admins/Who-has-access-to-user-accounts-1-2361594.html



JM_Runs #260

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/07/2014 11:54:45Copy HTML

Now is when aimoo wants to take down photos? Buzz kill.
jprob50 #261

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/08/2014 02:41:29Copy HTML

Yep, my photos are gone as well. Apparently, our profiles are now being held to a higher standard than the rest of the internet or TV !
This HAS to be the MOST STUPID thing in the history of the net.
JmccMmm #262

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/08/2014 06:27:42Copy HTML

 My photos were also removed. Who is the censor who decided all my photos were "too adult"? What standard was applied? Or were all the photos just deleted? I never received any notification that  my photos were not  suitable! It appears that most of my friends photos also were deleted, but others were not touched. This action by the Admins is most unacceptable!!!
JM_Runs #263

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/08/2014 05:26:34Copy HTML

JM;   I agree with Luvn... I am out.  It was great enjoying the pictures and views of like minded people...If you find another venue please let me know.
Regards;J

JM_Runs #264

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/08/2014 10:30:10Copy HTML

I have not been able to get a firm policy out of aimoo.com

You are correct, there appears to be no written policy and someone somewhere is making random personal decisions about what photos to delete.

I have been told there has been an on-going personal tiff between someone on this board and another user on another board on aimoo.com, who might be one of the admin or trusted staff.  That has nothing to do with us or this board.  

I have said this before, try and keep your pictures PG and try and stay away from the crotch shots.  Apparently that does not help. 

This board is setup for discussion, not picture sharing.  When we first started here Aimoo did not support pictures in peoples personal profiles. If we did not have any pictures we would still exist. If all you have come here for is to gorp at users profile pictures then you are probably in the wrong place.

Now I have a number of issues with the Aimoo.com software and hosting, well beyond the picture deletion problem, but for a number of reasons we are not able to do a migration to a new platform at this time.  

Now I understand many modern social user websites do allow pictures, and most have written policies on what is and is not allowed.
I can't tell you what standard is being used by Aimoo.com, if any. I wish I had a better answer, but at this time I don't. 

I STRONGLY suggest that instead of having your pictures on this website you open an account on a picture sharing website like FLICKR.com and then just post a link to your photo page on the photo sharing site.  This way you have a more consistent, verifiable, and probably more liberal standard being applied. 


navythong #265

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/09/2014 08:56:24Copy HTML

All my pictures were deleted too, including my avatar pic.
I uploaded a new avatar picture, which does show less details then the deleted one.
I hope this will not be censorred by aimoo.......
Lets see aimoo's reaction

tanandtaut #266

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/09/2014 12:41:42Copy HTML

 My C-string pictures were deleted, while my thong pictures remain intact. I think the best course of action is to just lie low until Aimoo finishes with its vendetta, and then go back to business as usual. We still have the message board, and the pictures were akin to icing on the cake.
swoontogo #267

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/09/2014 05:45:47Copy HTML

 I also had some pix deleted. It was not random, the photos that they deleted were more frontal shots with more pronounced bulges. I don't think they removed any rear shots.
odie77301 #268

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/09/2014 11:46:04Copy HTML

 I only hope flickr does follow suit!
odie77301 #269

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/10/2014 02:10:55Copy HTML

 opps meant DOES NOT follow suit
thong_jock #270

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/10/2014 03:28:00Copy HTML

I just went ahead and uploaded a new avatar and a few pics from a recent vacation. I had some pics up previously of me playing with another thonger...suits were on but they were suggestive. G-rated only from here on in. :-)
Maxin #271

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/11/2014 08:31:55Copy HTML

 All mine were deleted and many of them harmless. A real drag!
RapidBlue #272

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/11/2014 09:19:10Copy HTML

 OK this is bazaar. I never had any personal photos up. I did have a pix of a red coxsock suit, just the suit, that is gone. It has been replaced with a green flip flop. I'm not sure how a picture of a piece of clothing is problematic. This is a bit strange. Glad I never had personal photos up, they'd be gone. Especially if an image if a thong swimsuit without a person wearing it is gone.
indian_male_thonger_uk #273

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/11/2014 11:41:52Copy HTML

Mine got all deleted as well. I must admit I had one album not G rated but the rest including my profile default was all G rated none different from many on here. Aimoo took all of it down. Cannot be bothered to upload them all up again but such a shame!
tnline #274

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/12/2014 04:31:29Copy HTML

avatar pic has been replaced by aimoo
granguru #275

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/12/2014 08:21:22Copy HTML

 hello i ve posted a pic 
JmccMmm #276

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/13/2014 05:30:12Copy HTML

Whoever you are, you are a CENSOR!

I never received any notification that my photos violated any WRITTEN STANDARDS for Aimoo forums. You just deleted them! I belong to the Thongboard, a Thong Wearers Message Board about and for people who like wearing thongs. From the name of the forum, might it not be reasonable to assume that  members would post photos of themselves or others wearing thongs? Furthermore, if a non-member was offeneded by such material, would it be unreasonable to think they would just move-on?

The failure to have a written policy about acceptable standards IS THE PROBLEM!

From what I have learned from other members' comments, your actions could possibly be a vendetta you have against one or another member or administrator of Aimoo hosting. A review of other members' photos, which you have not censored, leads me to believe that this statement may have validity! WHAT ARE YOUR STANDARDS? WHAT ARE AIMOO's STANDARDS?

You are inconsistent about what you censor. There are other members who have EXPLICIT, ADULT photos, unrelated to wearing thongs, which are still posted! Therefore, it appears that whatever "standards" you are applying to some members, are not applied to all. AND WHAT ARE YOUR STANDARDS?

If you are an ADULT, you will consider my comments and discuss them with your managers. If not, Aimoo deserves whatever reputation it currently has earned, and definitively does not deserve any additional net traffic.

JmccMmm
rickvt #277

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/13/2014 01:52:41Copy HTML

I really don't think anything will resolve the photo issues here.

So, continue to use this Board for information and
post your photos at flickr. 

https://www.flickr.com/groups/1616379@N21/
lcp84047 #278

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/13/2014 09:31:08Copy HTML

 I put the photos that I had in my profile on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ut_thonger/

I won't bother to put photos here anymore.
tanlines2thin #279

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/14/2014 12:23:31Copy HTML

 I'm not gonna resign from this board, cause I met some good fellas, here, had fun doing it, and attended a few 'splash' events, which were very cool weekends - not to mention weeks..........that said, the educated guesser in me finds the current purging of pics to be nothing more conspiratorial or coincidental than a systematic, inside-job 'agenda' to transform this playground from devil-may-care to semi-social conformity.........none of us should be surprised.........for a considerable period of time I recall reading hum-drum lectures and monotone essays that, shall we say, suggested and recommended posting nothing other than non-offensive pics...........in any event, it doesn't matter.........I'm not the greedy type.........I enjoyed this board when it was enjoyable........the fact that it will be less enjoyable, for me, simply means that I will find enjoyment elsewhere, w/ no hard feelings........such is life.......
Camloser #280

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/14/2014 12:41:46Copy HTML

 Too bad there is not a way to export the forum to something else. The longer this one keeps going, the more information that won't be exportable to another site...
JM_Runs #281

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/14/2014 02:36:50Copy HTML

Cam, I understand your thinking.
When we move I intend to script a program to scrape the existing site, (not that difficult) - Reformat the text into a new site data layout and load a new site, (a bit more complicated), develop a method for allowing 26,000 users to re-capture their identities on the new site (that one is a little more tricky still).  Once my current phase of life is over, hopefully soon, I may tackle the task.

All, sorry about the Aimoo picture purity purges.  In the end you are all Aimoo customers, not my customers, and I have no control over your profiles at all.

When this board started there were no user pictures or avatars. They were introduced when Aimoo went to Aimoo 2.0, the untested fucked up release from hell.

I have always wanted this site to be some place where anyone can feel comfortable posting thong related questions and experiences, even if they are women or teenagers.  Unfortunately the majority of the users on this board are men, and for some reason the avatars of those posting trended towards close up pictures of men's crotches, making the board look like a gay sausage fest. That was one of the reasons I turned off the display of Avitars on this board, is because I had no control over an individuals profile and users would not moderate their own pictures sensibly.

That, and the problem that with Avatars on each post the refresh times were terrible! Even now Aimoo boards often have slow downs.

Since this board is about information and ideas, not how swell we look, having pictures of the poster next to every post distracted from what was said.

Unfortunately there are serious design flaws in most social media sites.  Look at Facebook, only a few years ago it was frustratingly difficult to use, wildly arbitrary, and it too had a rather draconian picture policy.

I don't agree with the way Aimoo went about this pogrom.  I too would be annoyed if I had spent the time and effort to uploaded pictures and then found them removed. On the other hand I have been telling users for a long long time to keep their pictures PG, and to try to have full sized pictures of themselves on a beach in publicly legal swimsuits rather than crotch shots of a transparent thong barely containing their enthusiasm. I think if there were more of the former and less of the latter our community would be less of a target.

One of the defenses the Aimoo admins have used to me, to defend the purge, is that Aimoo profiles are public.  I think that is just poor coding on their side. A better system would be profiles should only be shared with fellow members of the forums to which they both belong. Unfortunately that is not the case. 

According to the Aimoo admins another issue is members from this forum have set their avitar to a crotch shot, and then posted on other Aimoo.com forms, freaking out the 'my little pony' users.

Although it brings together people with a similar interest this was never meant to be a dating or contact message board.  During the first few years it did not have the ability to upload personal profile pictures at all. Personally I have never felt the need to post pictures on my profile. Never felt the need to 'prove my self' and don't see this site, or my internet use as a method for advertizing my date-ability, or lack of it.

While I do understand the annoyance and personal invasion one feels when somebody messes with your stuff, you have to balance that with the idea you voluntarily decided to share your pictures and post them on company's internet servers under their terms of service. I do agree the rules regarding what picture you can and cannot post need to be a lot clearer, possibly with some picture examples. (After all we are past web 2.0)

I am sorry if my warnings over the years about Aimoo picture policy's appeared  to be "hum-drum lectures and monotone essays that, shall we say, suggested and recommended posting nothing other than non-offensive pics".  But you can't say you were not warned.

Sorry to see any users or friends leave, but to be honest if they were only here for the pictures and not for the 45,000 useful posts about thongs, thong friendly beaches and thong manufactures, then this was probably the wrong internet site for them in the first place. 

There are plenty of picture hosting websites, and plenty of dating or adult fun websites. This just ain't one of them. Please don't be annoyed  about what it is not, enjoy what it is, by adding useful and informative content.

bbyrne78 #282

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/14/2014 09:07:40Copy HTML

I have had no issues with Aimoo censoring the small numbers of photos I have posted in the blog section in the past or my avatar, but that said most of my shots are PG-13.

Even the shot of my wearing a thong from behind was pretty wholesome (I only took that shot down when it started appearing on Flickr - thanks a lot).

But JM says something that I have always thought but never posted which is why do guys like posting shots of their crotches as avatars or elsewhere?

The people who I correspond with generally have generic avatars (a few don't which fine), but although I am thankful for those who visit my profile they often have crotch shot avatars but none leave messages or comments.

Just friend requests.

I just love friend requests from users who only post crotch shots of themselves and don't contribute to the board.

I am ready to be flamed now...

Love Bren
showoffmark #283

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/14/2014 01:43:21Copy HTML

 Hi Bren. Why do you expect flames? I couldn't agree more. My pics are of my body overall to show off my thong. I haven't been working out enough to post more recent pics but hope to be ready by midsummer. 
mack_back #284

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/15/2014 02:49:40Copy HTML

For those who complain about crotch shots in the avatar. Don't all or most swimwear companies selling men's bikini's show a frontal view how it looks? So why get uptight or intolerant of others using it or showing pictures of themselves the same way. If this was a car forum wouldn't some use their vehicles in an avatar as well. I get some pictures are offensive to some and i particularly not to pleased seeing them myself, but i tend to tolerate it for the sake of the forum. Yet i posted a picture of myself in a muscleskins g-string front and back. Guess that may offend some as well. Some might find my pictures in a thong intolerable. Just ask one women at my gym pool complaining i wearing a thong.
Is this some sort of envy for some or intolerance while having some sort of power to squash many peoples choice of expression via words or pictures on this forum. 
argiethonger #285

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/16/2014 01:00:12Copy HTML

Hi oosuntanman!
I also faced the latest raid of Aimoo's deletion of albums pics and I'm investigating about this subject...
There seems to be no way to make pics only visible by friends or members of a certain forum.
The only possible setting is "locked", but it doesn't work as expected... it merely prevents the pics from being seen by others except the owner who can only use them to post them in a thread!
argiethonger #286

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/16/2014 06:43:04Copy HTML

Hi all!

I have also been trimmed down by the raid against pics, and I must confess the 1st days when I noticed it, I was also angry. That's why I understand so well the people who is considering to quit or have already done so.
I had seen some profiles which faced the same in the past but as mine remained intact I thought I was near the edge, but nor over it.
I must say I didn't have any see-thru garments, or exposed nudity (not even partially).
I also understand that this site is primarily a forum site, and that profiles are an extension of them. And images are not a requisite for the forum.
But, what unites as all here is something which is indeed a visual thing, and I must tell that living far away from most of you people, most of what I have learnt about thongs, I did it here, reading and watching pics. How can you describe a garment successfully without showing it?
This forum is not about giving advise on health or spiritual issues where perhaps images are not necesary...
About 2 years ago I had never worn a thong, now I wear them almost daily, and I have bought several mainly because here I have read comments about brands and models.
That said, it would be nice if we could find a way to co-exist with the arbitrary rules of Aimoo. They might say they're even, but when you happen to get all your pics deleted and you see other people who are not facing the same you feel like s***.
Posting here and linking pics to other sites (like Flickr), is possible but it's like un-natural, I guess...

I read somewhere that marking Albums as "locked" will prevent people not belonging to the same forum from entering, but that is not the case.
I have written to the Help Forum and they confirmed me that locking only prevents anyone but the owner to enter and perhaps link the pics in a post. Which is nonsesical, because if the album get locked to all the users, it's pointless to show it exists at all! It should be completely hidden!

I don't know if this is a posibility, but if there is a way of making a petition to Aimoo which we all could sign perhaps we could suggest a slight change which could solve this problem to us all (and perhaps to hundreths of users of other forums).

I work on IT and had worked in developing or extending websites, and have some experience in permission issues.
As for what I know, forums can be non-adult or Adult. I suppose in an Adult forum you can write and post wherever you like.
But profiles are public.
If Aimoo would extend this categories to profiles, it coudl solve all these issues easily. The user could set the profile to be Adult, so he will be able to set whatever avatar he likes and likwise for the Albums.
Anyone not logged in or logged in but not having an Adult profile shouldn't be shown the profile, but a warning!

It might sound complicated for the people who doesn't work with computers, but believe me, considering they already have those categories in the Forums, simply replicating the functionality for Profiles shouldn't be such a big change.
And it would be the natural way of extending the Profile system as they probably did some time ago with the Forums.



argiethonger #287

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/16/2014 07:05:48Copy HTML

Just a little somthing I forgot to mention...

If Aimoo (or the people acting on behlf of Aimoo) wanted the images to be hidden from public view, they only needed to set the Album as "Locked" as that would prevent anyone but the owner to access it!
Instead, they deleted the images... Basically they ran after the bigger damage...

My programmer mind kept working and I realised another thing...
If the "locked" setting effectively prevents others from accessing the Album, then a permissions set is checked against it, that's a fact!
Normally the piece of code doing the check is no longer than a line and can be easily extended ... It is normal to do it when you extend the criteria to allow access to a resource (in this case, the album).
So I am almost 100% percent that if the "locked" setting were changed from meaning "give access to owner" to "give access to owner and friends", it wouldn't involve more changes than a couple of lines and that would impact the whole system.

Excuse me if I ran too techie, but I truly trust they could do this rather easily!


JM_Runs #288

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/16/2014 11:56:23Copy HTML

 Everyone was warned by JM many times to tame down the photos because aimoo was complaining.  I am not surprised this happened.  There were many pictures of men's asses and dicks on thongboard.  Then you all make friends with each other and have pictures of other men's asses and dicks on your profile. It looks like a gay pickup site
tiggerix #289

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/16/2014 04:29:03Copy HTML

I have mixed thoughts on the photo issue - and I will say that I haven't post pictures of myself - mainly because I don't have any pics of me at the beach in a thong or g-string.  My OH is not so keen on thongs although is always ok with me a very small bikini type or nude.  She has taken a few pics of me on the beach, one nude when she forgot I wasn't wearing anything - and yes, she showed that to friends not realising that if you look carefully you can tell.  
Anyway, I appreciate others that post beach pics etc. as it helps to see what stuff really looks like.  For me the buzz is about wearing as little as possible on a regular beach - so I think that rules out what some people like with the close up pics.
And, the board is called - 'The Thong Wearers Message Board - The place for people who wear a thong or a g-string at the beach'
That's what floats my boat.  
OS777 #290

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/17/2014 12:12:43Copy HTML

 How hard is it for this board to migrate to a west European or American service provider, so nosey creeps don't delete pix. The bigger issue which you have not addressed. The data mining done on this site by the country that is home to these servers. Please don't plead ignorance when this issue was brought to your attention 3 years ago.
JM_Runs #291

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/17/2014 04:30:39Copy HTML

Actually migrating the board without access to the databases is rather difficult, if we want to keep our threads and users.

Data mining ?  What?  Do you think some Koren or Chinese guy is going to make a fortune by selling the email address of people who wear thongs to a Hong Kong mail order house who is gong to send you a catalog ? 

What useful data is there to be mined?


Camloser #292

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/17/2014 02:31:30Copy HTML

 JM, I have run multiple forums including one that was getting about a million page views a month at one point. Totally understand not wanting to lose the history here. I think at some point you might just want to lock the forum and start a new site on something more open (hosted server, with your own software, whether that be vBulletin or something else, and link back to this site for "archival" purposes. I don't mind the rules that we have here (no pics in thread, etc,..) because it keeps it from getting too overboard, but the flexibility of a new site, would certainly be welcome. 
JM_Runs #293

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/17/2014 06:31:01Copy HTML

 Camloser - Thanks for the comment.  I think I need to start a list of people with expertise in this area. 
vinylthong #294

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/24/2014 12:01:53Copy HTML

Just posted some pictures from our trip to CancunLove to hear what you think
vinylthong #295

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/24/2014 12:04:53Copy HTML

Sorry posted in my profile
Eyowell1968 #296

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/24/2014 12:32:58Copy HTML

I think they're terrible, sinful and... Naaa!!! I love the way you look. Nice attires, nice landscapes and both of you look very fit. Congrats!
thong_jock #297

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/24/2014 02:58:45Copy HTML

Congrats Vinylthong. You look great in your swim thongs!
rled1982 #298

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/24/2014 09:49:39Copy HTML

Great vinyl suits - where are they from?

How are they to wear to the beach? I'd have thought they'd be very hot and sweaty (if not I might try it out myself :-) )
oosuntanman #299

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/26/2014 02:17:20Copy HTML

We had all our photos and our avatar removed. Have no idea why, we can't find any rules. We have reposted our photos but can't seem to be able to repost an avatar.Its not that big a deal I guess, so few seem to post pix anyway.
vinylthong #300

Re:Users pictures and photos in profile

Date Posted:05/27/2014 02:29:13Copy HTML

 Hey gang thanks for all the kind words. We both thought we looked good for over forty.Yeah it was her idea to get matching suits and she loves the vinyl. We got our suits from Skins I have worn vinyl before and it can get hot. But this time I was fine not sure if it was the wind or not but I wore my blue and purple vinyl thongs a lot
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