Founder Garage Glamour™
Join Date: Mar 1999
Member GG#: 1
Location: San Antonio
Ok, let's clarify this once and for all, because we all have different values. Using the Motion Picture Association rating system, do not post nude images except in nude categories in your portfolio. We made a big change, you can now place your nude images in the main portfolio page, or "Portfolio Member List" as it is now set up to be viewed only if you are logged in--all other categories, except nude cats, can be viewed without registeration--registration is free, but a layer to help keep minors out.
We are doing our best to comply with laws, we have no choice. We also want to keep nudity away from minors--I cannot stress that, no different than we don't photograph nude children--it's against the law.
The rule for the forums is simple, use common sense---if you don't know what that means, do not go to R-rated images, keep them lower rated for public areas of this site, portfolios and forums alike. We'd be happy to create a "glamour nude" forum area that requires registration. If we can't agree and it gets stupid, we can just make it a total registration only to view the portfolios and forums, which other sites already have--I hope we can police ourselves (with common sense).
This is not a debatable issue, nudity must have layers to keep away from minors--it's not politics, not mine anyhow, it's the law here in the United States where I'm located, where our servers are located, etc. Again, use common sense.
This site will get better, heck, we had 50,000 image views yesterday alone and over 10GB's of traffic "going out" of bandwidth, that doesn't include the incoming bandwidth--it costs money to have multiple servers, firewalls and over 10GB's of bandwidth along with service and more.
We appreciate any upgrade payments from a "free" or registered user, to any level of Premium, Diamon, or Lifetime status, that's what pays for this site right now. No one is getting rich off this site, we are doing our best to keep a long, on-going communit together and doing our best to provide the best--we know we can't please everyone, but we're going to do our best.
Yes, we'll be adding zip code searching, even a mobile phone uploads category, more games for your R&R, more search features, more tips, more products for review, and many, many more things to make your visit enjoyable, educational, and most important for you. We ask for your patience, common sense, and understanding.
We've had some issues such as emails, that will be fixed in less than 24 hours, we've had some back button issues, that is fixed, we've had some links issues (being worked on) we've had requests for a "pop-out" box with your thumbs, that is coming too, so you can directly link your images in the message.
There is tons coming, but you have to be patient, try, give it a try, poke around, hit some links, see what the different functions, links, etc., can do, look for solutions before you ask the questions--you might find the answer faster than we can give it---let's not look for easy ways out when we are all part of this community and family, let's not be quitters, let's be proactive and constructive not destructive, we are all learning, even I. No one is perfect, but we aim to please, we don't aim high, we aim for a target (sorry AF guys). We have goals.
And yes, model and photographer contests are coming!
Most of all, be thankful we have the ability to enjoy this site and the Internet in general, other places haven't even seen it yet. Thanks, rg sends! (PS--if the ratings and comments system gets abused, it will be turned off--remember, you are making public comments and ratings that can be viewed by others--play nice, play mean, ruin it for others and get banned.)