Saturday, 29 June 2013

xtube site doesn't help members of good standing

I used to like xtube - I've been a member since 2007, and I have several vids on there, all of which have attracted some favourable comment and some votes.
Now, though, I've become sick of the site and the obstacles they put in the way of people who want to participate. I've never posted anything that's attracted criticism or needed to be deleted, yet since 2010 the site's been demanding I complete a "captcha" test when uploading anything.

I've got a solid track record over several years of uploading stuff that they like, yet they treat me like crap. After several minutes of waiting, the site tells me the captcha was wrong, try again.

Sorry, but I'm sick of trying again. My last video on that site was in 2010 and that one will probably be my last ever.  I'm not going to jump through their stupid hoops any longer. They seemingly don't trust me, and I sure as hell don't like them.

So we'll go our separate ways.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Youtube and unacceptable videos

I was reading this week that there have been calls for extremist stuff like "hate preachers" and videos of beheadings to be removed from Youtube.

It made me smile a bit grimly, as I've had several videos kicked off Youtube and I've not yet beheaded anyone — I think I just showed a bit too much ass.

That was before Google took over the site, but I imagine the YT rules haven't changed very much in the last couple of years.

I agree with those who say kids shouldn't be able to view so much porn, and I imagine those vids of mine strayed across the line in some way. Usually I try to make sure they're OK for a general audience, and there's no bare ass or any cock showing, or stuff like that, but thongs are a difficult area, as the events at Myrtle Beach this week have shown.

I wonder what the NC cops would do if I wore one!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

NBN and NDN - changes in girlie cyberspace

The last few weeks have seen a bit of a change on my favourite site, NBN (newbudnudes). The site covered all gay activity from hairy "bears" flexing their biceps through to effeminate stuff like crossdressing.

On 12 January, NDN (newdudenudes) was created for the gays who, in the words of one site user, "want men to be like men."  In other words, men who don't wear feminine clothes.

If we're honest about it, some of them just dislike women and don't even want to be reminded that they exist! Well, takes all sorts, huh.

I'm a moderator on the new site, and I was in the weird position of kicking photos off the site that I liked, and which are similar to many of my own photos!

Meanwhile, newbudnudes (the old site) has become the preserve of the TG and CD folks, and I'm a moderator there as well. But I haven't had official permission yet to kick the hunks and butch guys in y-fronts off that site!

So the current position is:

name    purpose    themes that are banned
NBN    TG/CD/TV 'gurlie'    none
NDN    gay    no CD gurlie pix

It's kind of a bit lop-sided, because the general gay community has been posting to NBN for many years, and if their pix were suddenly all slung off the site, that would just be thoughtless.

But if they're to be encouraged to migrate over from NBN to NDN, then I imagine it will help some make the move if they see an orderly and well-maintained site all ready and waiting for them.

Being a moderator isn't always as easy as it seems.