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Rule Changes & Other News PLEASE READ ALL NEW POSTS!
« on: October 21, 2010, 05:18:27 PM »
We've updated the rules a little...

In the Prohibited Content section, we've added three models whose pictures can't be posted here: K@ren Pitt1em@n, SubGirlie and Philly Mall Girl.

Also, photos of Ashley Jones (which used to be prohibited) are NOT prohibited any more. We thought Ashley Jones was an alias of Barbie Griffin, but we were evidently mistaken.
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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 02:26:54 AM »
As of Jan. 1, 2011, we're modifying the 'post in the appropriate forum' policy to ALLOW up to ONE promotional/update post per user per week in the General forum. If any single user wants to post more than a single such post each week, all posts after the first MUST be put in the Updates forum which was created for that purpose.

This is intended to allow webmasters and others who like to promote their sites here to continue to do so without having an excess of such notices in the General forum (as some users have mentioned happens from time to time). This policy applies to ALL users who regularly promote external sites. Thanks very much. :)

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 04:38:25 PM »
Update Jan 25, 2011: per her request, no pix/links/mentions/etc... of C@rla P1vonski may be posted anywhere at the BEA. The rules are being edited accordingly. Thanks.
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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 12:26:49 AM »
More rule updates, effective right now...

  • Images and discussion of Wendy Fiore aka Wendy4 aka CPG aka Chicago Party Girl are no longer prohibited.
  • Discussions of paysite consumer issues are now exempt from the "no imported controversy from other sites" rule.
  • We clarified the language of the rule prohibiting the posting of member content from paysites.

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 01:12:50 PM »
Due to a misunderstanding on my part, the rule governing the posting of member-only content from paysites got slightly mangled during last week's rules revision. We have corrected it to read like this:

        Do not post, offer, or solicit any of the following types of content:
                (...)
                Passwords, hacks, hidden links, or any other illicit means
                of obtaining members-only content from any site.

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 12:30:17 AM »
We've added a prohibition against the posting of photographs of "Danielle the Hooters Girl".

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 03:59:22 PM »
Effective as of today: May 3, 2012, unmorphed images owned by ChloeVevrier.com may not be posted or linked to by request of the copyright holder.

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READ THIS: A little decorum please...
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 08:58:39 PM »
No idea what's going around, but we've been noticing a lot of general rudeness lately and frankly it detracts from the qualities that make this forum the community it's become.

Before folks start moaning about that (fictional) 'freedom of speech' thing... anyone who's been here for a while knows we go out of our way to let folks express negative opinions about almost anything... provided that they do so in an adult manner. If anything, we've been rightly accused of letting some repeat offenders get away with too much 'acting out' for too long.

Look: you can think anything you want to about any model, user, subject, website, etc... but you may NOT lash out without restraint any time the urge strikes. If you want to do that you can do so elsewhere: the net is rife with cesspool forums where flame wars are the norm. That's NOT what the BEA Forum is about.

So: if you don't like the way a model looks, or you don't believe someone's telling the truth about something, or you dislike the manner in which a model or website produces their content... that's all fine... you CAN express those opinions (please remember that opinions are not necessarily facts) BUT you may only do so if you can manage to do it in a mature, considered fashion.

Random insults about appearance, borderline libelous comments about behavior, spreading vicious rumors without even a shred of proof, negatively expounding upon someone's character when you've not ever had a single word of dialog with them... all of those things will have consequences.

SO PLEASE: think before you post. Anonymity isn't a license to be an asshat.

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Re: READ THIS: A little decorum please...
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 12:23:48 AM »
I'm gonZo, and I approved this message.

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 01:55:26 AM »
I've adjusted the auto-word-censor to automatically reformat youtube and dailymotion links to suppress display of related videos.

It's against the rules to link to a youtube or dailymotion page whose related videos include any prohibited content, so lately, we've been encouraging users to use link formats that don't display related videos. Starting today, you no longer have to reformat your links; the software will (attempt to) do it for you. If it misfires or causes other problems when you're posting links, please let me know.


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Re: READ THIS: A little decorum please...
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 04:43:15 PM »
Over the past couple months, we've received some complaints via PM about the posting habits of other users... and that's fine: if you've got a complaint, concern or suggestion we're here to listen and respond. No one gets in trouble for complaining and no grudges are held about it either... it's OK. Of course, sometimes there's nothing to be done (i.e.: no 'fix') for what someone's complaining about based on the Rules and sometimes, the complaint itself is suspect for one reason or another. I'd like to take a moment to generically address two complaints that we've recently received:

"User X posts too many of a certain kind of image" ... leaving aside the irony of the fact that this complaint almost always comes from a user who posts little or nothing themselves, it's reasonable to express such a view, but usually, no rules are being broken. Some users have strong preferences (i.e.: vintage, or always implanted blondes, or whatever) and that's what they like to post. AND THAT'S FINE! Yes, some other user might not like so much of that stuff, but this is a community made up of many different individuals with varying tastes so it's unlikely that anyone's gonna dig every single item that somebody else posts. Semi-related: it used to be fashionable to bemoan that the forum has more BB content in it and less BE content than it used to... to which I can only reply: SO POST MORE OF WHAT YOU LIKE/WANT/MISS (within the Rules of course). This place is what YOU make it... if you want to see more of something in particular, why not start posting some of that stuff yourself to inspire interest/activity from others instead of complaining that somebody else is posting 'too much' of what they like?

"User Y keeps putting up posts with identical/modified filenames" ...yes, I like to save pix too, and yes, having lots of different attachments all with the same exact filename (i.e.: image.jpg or something like that) is a bit of a PITA: it obliterates the original filename (which can be useful information) AND it requires us to manually edit the filename during each save to avoid file overwrites. HOWEVER, it's hardly the end of the world: isn't it better to have the images/contributions/activity/participation (even with F-ed up filenames) than to have apathy/lethargy/inactivity? For those who've missed the threads about this, some of the renaming is a result of the fact that some folks access the forum from iOS devices and for whatever reason, Safari uploads from them get renamed (this doesn't happen when using Safari under MacOSX itself of course). Maybe it'll get fixed in the future or maybe not... but regardless, I'll take a misnamed file instead of no file at all any day and think most folks here would agree.

OK, that's it... I just wanted to address these two issues, since we get PMs about them from time to time. Thanks! :)

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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 08:29:11 PM »
Just a note to bring this to everyone's attention:

There's a new "PM CUSTOMER CARE" link in the tabs at the top of every forum page. This is the main way users can get in touch with BEA support staff FROM NOW ON. Basically: us forum mods are the point of contact for forum-related issues: issues with posts or threads, other users, etc...

Use the "PM CUSTOMER CARE" to contact the BEA for anything outside the forum, including paid memberships, gallery set-up/access/FTP, billing, affiliate/advertising, etc...

Thanks. :)


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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 10:19:53 PM »
Over the weekend, we posted changes to section 3 of the Forum Rules. In addition to a few small changes intended to make the existing Chi1d Pornography rules more comprehensive, we added new restrictions about the posting of links to ov3rflowingbra and thevalkyri3. Going forward, links to html pages at those sites are prohibited. You may only link directly to specific stories on those sites that fully comply with the BEA Forum Rules.
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Re: New Revisions to the Forum Rules
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 09:51:52 PM »
A rule was added on April 21, 2013 prohibiting the promotion/linking of forums or sites directly competitive with the BEA Forum, and the rules are currently being amended to expand the prohibition against images from Limor Blockman's site to ALL pix of her (and links to pix of course).
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Re: READ THIS: A little decorum please...
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 06:42:34 PM »
Two separate behind-the-scenes incidents this past week made the following item by Jonathan Nolan seem all the more relevant and timely when I happened to run across it in The New Yorker:

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"We don't live in the information age. That would be an insult to information, which, on some level, is supposed to inform. We live in the communication age. Ten billion fingers fumbling away, unautocorrecting emails, texts, and tweets; each one an opportunity to offend, alienate, aggrieve, all in public, and all at light speed. The misinterpretation age. Take the language itself. Texting in English is like propelling a gilded horse-drawn carraige onto the interstate. Subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity were luxuiries of a less frantic era. And irony, a supposed hallmark feature, has become an invisible, odorless menace. Irony now condemns all of us to imagine that every email or text might actually, secretly, be poking fun at us."

By web standards, the BEA forum has been around for a long time: since 1997 or so, or "150 years in internet time" according to PedonBio's estimate, which feels about right. And this community is rare among similar 'niche' ones in that here, an active user who's been posting for five full years is still a decade shy of our grizzled veterans. So: we've all been here a long time and many of us have known each other for many years... I feel like I know some of you at least as well as some folks I interact with offline every day.

We all share a common fetish of course... our raison d'etre. Or more accurately: a group of fetishes, all involving secondary sex characteristics of the female of our species. But beyond that, many of us also share our joys and disappointments: from the daily ups and downs we each experience to more significant events: marriages and divorces, deaths and births, legal problems, sexual conquests, illnesses, loneliness, professional accomplishments, bedbugs, colonoscopies, etc... you name it. So we come here to talk with each other, and assist each other, and argue and commiserate and emote and complain and brag and mourn.

Of course, almost all of the interaction in this community takes place via display screens and keyboards... most of what we tell to and hear from each other is first handicapped by the limitations of ASCII: letters on a screen... little clusters of pixels huddled together as if for warmth. Add to that the fact that electronic communication has become such a casual and commonplace thing for most folks and you compound the problem even further: the nonchalance that accompanies making a forum post... the typing without thinking about how our words might fall on the ears of others ...it just makes for a recipe for misunderstandings.

So this past week, four users in two pairs got into this: they each experienced the consequences of the limitations that typed text places on all our interaction here. All four are intelligent decent folks... not the sort to get into needless scuffles or the type who spar for sport. Despite this, one of each pair felt themselves impacted enough by the words of someone else to contact the forum moderators about it. And in both cases, neither of the posters who gave the perceived offense had any idea whatsoever that they'd done so, let alone intended to cause harm as far as I could tell. All it took was a few casual words: a brief comment... one of dozens a user might make online each day... and that was enough to bend someone else seriously out of shape.

I've got no magic bullet for this: there's no policy we can enact to prevent it, beyond the discretion given to mods by the Owner to step in when something happens that's not explicitly covered in the rules. And we do this: when absolutely necessary we do get involved in conflicts between users, though we're loathe to do so and undertake it only as a last resort. Some users reasonably resent this intrusion, and others are prone to requesting intervention even when it's unwarranted.

But we're not parents... that's not our role here and I'm sure that none of you would want it to be (neither would we ;)). So, while we may step in when poor communication, misinterpretation and actual intentional arguments get out of hand, everyone here is presumed to be an adult and as such, everyone ought to be able to resolve their own issues most of the time. To avoid these mountains-from-molehills events in the first place, I can only suggest that folks really think about what they're saying before they hit the 'Post' button: whether making a casual comment or when vociferously disagreeing with another user about something vital. In either case, words have power and when they're only lightly considered or somewhat unclear, you never know where that power will be directed or how it will be received.
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