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What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by bfons » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:19 pm

Guys,

I started the Friday Tits Day thread in order to admire some non Automotive related Headlights.

Well, what was a tit shot here and there has grown into a beast. As Ive mentioned in the past, the thread gets hit more by non BC members than anything.

Morally, I felt as though I was hosting a softcore porn site. It's purely a moral issue for me and because of this, I have taken the thread down.

I'm sure I'm going to hear some groans but it's something I no longer felt right about hosting.

Thank you
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by sansouci » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:27 pm

GROAN!
I would be curious to know how much the traffic to the site will fall off on Fridays....

Oh, the irony: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/world ... .html?_r=0

Of course, Brian as our great leader can do it if he sees fit (and I will continue to contribute to the site's upkeep), Friday's are just a bit grayer (snowing outside as we speak). The balance is between upkeep, reading others' woes, unrequited automotive love and the beautiful (even if augmented) human form.
Well once again into the fray to get my 6 roadworthy for the spring!
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by kiwi.bloke » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:08 pm

bfons wrote:Guys,

I started the Friday Tits Day thread in order to admire some non Automotive related Headlights.

Well, what was a tit shot here and there has grown into a beast. As Ive mentioned in the past, the thread gets hit more by non BC members than anything.

Morally, I felt as though I was hosting a softcore porn site. It's purely a moral issue for me and because of this, I have taken the thread down.

I'm sure I'm going to hear some groans but it's something I no longer felt right about hosting.

Thank you
+1. Support your position. To me personally it always felt out of place on a knowledge based car forum. I liked the more genuine real life pics but the constant stream of posed and staged professional pics put me off checking each new post.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by Hefeweizen » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:49 pm

bfons wrote:Guys,

I started the Friday Tits Day thread in order to admire some non Automotive related Headlights.

Well, what was a tit shot here and there has grown into a beast. As Ive mentioned in the past, the thread gets hit more by non BC members than anything.

Morally, I felt as though I was hosting a softcore porn site. It's purely a moral issue for me and because of this, I have taken the thread down.

I'm sure I'm going to hear some groans but it's something I no longer felt right about hosting.

Thank you
No worries Brian, you did the right thing.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by slofut » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:54 pm

Well, I liked the more authentic real life pics too, but the pro pics never made me reluctant to check the posts EVERY friday! It was a thread all it's own and with appropriate warning for people that may be offended NOT to open the damn thing. I wouldn't open it in front of my family, but I'm not so tightened up as to be offended by it or insist that if I didn't want to see it that everybody else shouldn't either. Other car sites have similar threads, most not done as tastefully as this one. But if bfons feels a personal, moral objection to continue I certainly support his decision. The thread will be missed... :-({|=

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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by Da_Hose » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:17 pm

No complaints from me. You do what you believe is right. This web site is a FANTASTIC community focused to be a knowledge resource, and that is why I come here. Not for ogling boobies. There is plenty of that all over the internet for everyone.

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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by clipper47 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:34 pm

I will miss the boobies also. Friday's won't be the same but since I check the site every day to read the interesting posts and to learn about how to keep my 6'er in top shape it won't change my viewing habits. If you felt it was an issue that needed to address I support your decision.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by baders » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:00 am

It is of course your site Brian. I didn't see any harm in it though and certainly didn't view it myself as soft porn.
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Post by Roku35 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:05 pm

Totally understand! Now we just have to get out ourselves and get some real ones :shock: :shock: :-$
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by hornhospital » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:20 am

Thank you. It was an unneeded temptation to me every Friday (and the other 6 days a week, too). I applaud your decision.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by miklilmag » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:33 am

Agree on delete,
Since boobs are no big deal in germany, (all the women have them),
i always thought kind a funny that a german car site is so flipped up about boobs, just boobs, boobs, there is more,
germans are all about sex, you get of the plane in germany you can smell it, see it, even have it, it is legal, so..
Dedicating a thread just for tits does not fit, seemed kind off ..hmm.. Verklemmt,
thank you for taking it down,
I respect you for that,
Keep up the good work!

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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by baders » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:53 am

miklilmag wrote:Agree on delete,
Since boobs are no big deal in germany, (all the women have them),
i always thought kind a funny that a german car site is so flipped up about boobs, just boobs, boobs, there is more,
germans are all about sex, you get of the plane in germany you can smell it, see it, even have it, it is legal, so..
Dedicating a thread just for tits does not fit, seemed kind off ..hmm.. Verklemmt,
thank you for taking it down,
I respect you for that,
Keep up the good work!

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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by 2I6es » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:24 am

For no other reason than the prospect of female members / posters, I applaud your decision - I'm old fashioned
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by sharkfan » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:55 am

I was a happy man when the Thread started and happy enough as it progressed along; that said, some of the later pics were becoming near the knuckle so I'm equally happy to drop the Thread. Well done Brian, total support for you here.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by sansouci » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:08 pm

How many female posters do we have? What is the demographic profile of our supporters, registered users and guests? Brian, how about a questionnaire on a separate thread?
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by clipper47 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:03 pm

How many female posters do we have? What is the demographic profile of our supporters, registered users and guests? Brian, how about a questionnaire on a separate thread?

That is a great idea. It would be interesting to know how many female members we have and what ages our members are. Maybe a poll with age categories by decade would be easiest?
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Post by Pod » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:41 am

All good things come to an end, but it was good whilst it lasted :D

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Post by hornhospital » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:07 am

clipper47 wrote:How many female posters do we have?
I know of at least two female BMW owners (one with an E24 and one without, but still was interested in joining bigcoupe.com) that did NOT join because of that thread.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by baders » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:25 am

What a thin skinned world we live in today. Yep, I'm a dinosaur. My daughter claims I am only a few years off sitting on my porch with my shotgun :D
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Post by jps635 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:55 am

.... I am only a few years off sitting on my porch with my shotgun :D
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by sansouci » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:34 pm

If we've all got boobs, (albeit of different sizes) what's the big deal?
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by Brucey » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:08 pm

FWIW whilst I like boobs as much as the next chap (possibly more... :shock: ), I support Brian's removal of that thread.

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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by Steve M6 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:29 pm

Glad to see it removed. Off the topic for the resources we seek from BigCoupe. Thank you.
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Re: What Happened to the Friday Thread????

Post by wildrider56 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:58 pm

Steve M6 wrote:Glad to see it removed. Off the topic for the resources we seek from BigCoupe. Thank you.
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