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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:41 pm
by fire_code
wilderness wrote:come on boss, we are all adults here, mind you some of us are still kids at heart........ got to be something we could do about this, the line about the crack________ was priceless, my guts still hurt........ your a god, got to be something that can be done without having a wrist slapped or balls busted... come on put the thinking cap on, we challenge you...........
It's not legal repercussion we fear, we could technically do it. We simply don't feel this is appropriate content for a fire fighthing site. To be perfectly honest, we were a little reluctant adding a jokes forum in the first place. Firehall.com is provided as an invaluable resource to anyone interested in firefighting, at any age, with any belief or background. We're not about to add a 18+ section to our site, there are many sites that specialize in this area. We'll let them do their job, we'll do ours.

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:41 pm
by wilderness
wilderness wrote:come on boss, we are all adults here, mind you some of us are still kids at heart........ got to be something we could do about this, the line about the crack________ was priceless, my guts still hurt........ your a god, got to be something that can be done without having a wrist slapped or balls busted... come on put the thinking cap on, we challenge you...........
i,m not going to be black listed for this i'm i

if so read my last remark....sorry about that chief......

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:42 pm
by wilderness
wilderness wrote:i,m not going to be black listed for this i'm i

if so read my last remark....sorry about that chief......
point taken.....

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:43 pm
by fire_code
wilderness wrote:i,m not going to be black listed for this i'm i

if so read my last remark....sorry about that chief......
Hey, we're open to ideas, just explaining why this particular one is not such a good idea :D ... however you are marked and will be closely monitored from now on ;)

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:26 pm
by dentedhead
Strange as it may seem I am in agreement with admin on this.It would be a reach to find someone who would be less offended by anything than me.There really are no motherhood issues in my book when it comes to humour.

It is however a faceless forum,you dont really know who is reading something that you and I may find funny but they are disgusted or morally offended by it.Over 18 warnings are fine, whose gonna check the ID and help admin deal with emails from the angry mom of FF123 who is really Jimmy Simkins 13 y/o and in grade 8 not a captain on TFD.An over the top example but a possibility.

FC,FA etal the joke forum is often great Im glad its there.Of course it goes without saying so is the whole site.

Dentedhead

Where do we draw the line??

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:36 pm
by FireChef
I am starting to get a little pissed off here. I had posted a funny, small bit of tastelessness and it gets pulled, and I get some BS story about why I got it pulled, I then inform the person about another joke that mentions about a mans "dick", but I see that it is still on the thread. I am not trying to point fingers at who posted the joke, and I not offended about the joke either. What pisses me off is that WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE??? I was told by a certain person, that he would look at the joke, and make a desicion about the joke. So A) He didnt find it as offensive as my joke, or B) He didnt even bother to read it and just forgot or didn't care.

So this goes out to the powers at be..... Please give us some clarification about the jokes we can and can't tell.

I dont see the answer being to create an NC-17esk room where we can post those kind of jokes, kids I think we be more inclined to look at them.

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:58 pm
by iamvff
Just a suggestion here, no disreguard intended to anyone! Instead of making a big issue out of the Jokes forum (which BTW is a luxury not a nessesity to this site) and making it all labor intensive for the web dudes to try and manage, Why don't we just have it that you post your joke, (trying to keep it to your version of clean...everybodies different!) and if it stays on you win, and if it gets pulled then I guess you can try again with another joke! I am pretty sure they don't edit the jokes by who you are! Come on folks....It's a joke column...don't make it more than it should be! Have fun...drink beer...put out fires and stuff (not in that perticular order)

just my thoughts
iamvff :D

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:04 pm
by fire_code
FireChef wrote:I am starting to get a little pissed off here. I had posted a funny, small bit of tastelessness and it gets pulled, and I get some BS story about why I got it pulled, I then inform the person about another joke that mentions about a mans "dick", but I see that it is still on the thread. I am not trying to point fingers at who posted the joke, and I not offended about the joke either. What pisses me off is that WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE??? I was told by a certain person, that he would look at the joke, and make a desicion about the joke. So A) He didnt find it as offensive as my joke, or B) He didnt even bother to read it and just forgot or didn't care.

So this goes out to the powers at be..... Please give us some clarification about the jokes we can and can't tell.

I dont see the answer being to create an NC-17esk room where we can post those kind of jokes, kids I think we be more inclined to look at them.
The joke was brought to our attention. I think it is clear to see the difference between a relatively harmless joke that contains the word "dick" and a joke that suggests sexual conduct between children's characters. If you, or anyone else, had found the thread offensive we would have no problem pulling it. We will continue to do damage control by removing threads we feel may be too off-colour before they are reported. The poster you are refering to recently had another joke pulled for that reason, so we are not picking favourites here.

We keep ourselves quite busy here, don't get too offended if we remove a trivial piece of content and don't follow up with detailed explanation.

As for iamvff's suggestion, we ask that you keep our moderating tasks to a minimum and do a bit of a sanity check before posting something. We don't want to start playing games with the admins, do we now? :D I'm looking in your direction un-named poster... you know who you are.

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:43 pm
by Scuba
*sigh* I was just trying to make your lives easier.....yeah....that's it.....

and btw...when I said 18+ I was just refering to being able to post content that some might consider offensive....not porn.....just in case anyone was questioning that.

And ARGH Why me? Why did I get duped into opening this can of worms...Thanks Wilderness!!! :p
fire_code wrote: This is a joke... right? I don't think we need to explain ourselves on this one guys.


And now....following up with Chef's post, like I said in my Clinton joke - the details were ALL OVER THE FRONT PAGES OF EVERY MAJOR NEWSPAPER AND TV NEW SHOW IN NORTHAMERICA. What's wrong with laughing at it?

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:14 pm
by FFWannabe
Why is one side of the formation of geese longer than the other?
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Because there are more geese it in silly!!!


Hee heee... sorry, it's just so serious in here lately.... yuck it up Chuckles, we're here for a good time not a long time! ;)

Sue :)