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Offline Rai

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 02:33:52 PM »
Reading this is proof that yes, this forum has improved with regards to the sexism thing.  Whether it was by enough is up to debate, but improved, yes.

We used to have a boobs (or tits? can't recall) thread...

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2018, 05:36:30 PM »
Yeah, that's a classic. There was a member that thought that a Reef Tank = chick magnet (I can't remember the name, even thought I should, he was a card.)

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2018, 12:56:24 AM »
Reading this is proof that yes, this forum has improved with regards to the sexism thing.  Whether it was by enough is up to debate, but improved, yes.

We used to have a boobs (or tits? can't recall) thread...

I remember a very heated discussion about the Explicit section in which people vehemently defended their desire to post nude images.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2018, 12:25:07 AM »
Finally, I have matriculated from Reef Tank Owner.

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2018, 02:13:16 AM »
Reading this is proof that yes, this forum has improved with regards to the sexism thing.  Whether it was by enough is up to debate, but improved, yes.

We used to have a boobs (or tits? can't recall) thread...

I remember a very heated discussion about the Explicit section in which people vehemently defended their desire to post nude images.

To be perfectly fair to the other side (of which I was not a member), the argument was less "but I want moar bewbs!" and more, "this place should not curtail the free expression of its members when that speech does no harm, and nude photos aren't harmful."  I believe the main line of argumentation that carried the day was that there may be nothing inherently wrong with consensual photos of nude women posted to titillate other members, but that the conversation around it was very off-putting to many female members and would-be members too.  Not trying to reopen the discussion, just wanted to clarify that the argument was slightly more elevated than some wanting nudes and some not.

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2018, 02:22:02 AM »
Reading this is proof that yes, this forum has improved with regards to the sexism thing.  Whether it was by enough is up to debate, but improved, yes.

We used to have a boobs (or tits? can't recall) thread...

I remember a very heated discussion about the Explicit section in which people vehemently defended their desire to post nude images.

To be perfectly fair to the other side (of which I was not a member), the argument was less "but I want moar bewbs!" and more, "this place should not curtail the free expression of its members when that speech does no harm, and nude photos aren't harmful."  I believe the main line of argumentation that carried the day was that there may be nothing inherently wrong with consensual photos of nude women posted to titillate other members, but that the conversation around it was very off-putting to many female members and would-be members too.  Not trying to reopen the discussion, just wanted to clarify that the argument was slightly more elevated than some wanting nudes and some not.

Fair enough - you appear to remember it a bit differently than I do, but that's okay. Different perspectives and all that. I bugged out of the conversation pretty early.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2018, 07:55:01 AM »
If I recall correctly, wasn't there also a push to have beefcake pictures as well...to sort of counterballance the boobs?


I was fine with the boobs forum being there, because it was all adult and consensual, but to be honest it didn't make much sense.  There are plenty of porn sites all over the internet, why bother cultivating one here?  I didn't really frequent it, but I did make jokes about its very existence.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2018, 08:35:41 AM »
I think the prevaling thought was while there is nothing wrong with legal nudes, they don't have much to do with science, skepticism, or the podcast to which this forum is associated with.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2018, 09:45:26 AM »
The objectification of women is the last thing the already oppressively male-dominated sceptical scene needs to embrace. Getting rid of that shite was a very good decision.

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2018, 02:58:44 PM »
Finally, I have matriculated from Reef Tank Owner.

That was only temporary.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 04:20:12 PM »
I think the prevaling thought was while there is nothing wrong with legal nudes, they don't have much to do with science, skepticism, or the podcast to which this forum is associated with.

More or less. They didn't fit in with the Intent of the forum because n00dz don't lead to intellectually challenging discussion. "Look at the cans on that broad" isn't a reply terribly overburdened with intellectuality.

We tried numerous ways to keep them around. None of them worked to the mods' satisfaction. Plus there's plenty of free sites elsewhere to get pr0n at. We didn't need to be another one.
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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 07:13:24 PM »
Oh hey; I just noticed I achieved "Reef Tank Owner" status recently.  Now I understand why all the panties around me have been dropping suddenly.

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2019, 03:46:54 AM »
Oh hey; I just noticed I achieved "Reef Tank Owner" status recently.  Now I understand why all the panties around me have been dropping suddenly.

Not just dropping, peeling.

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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2019, 11:06:55 AM »
Well, enjoy that status while it lasts.

Once you go beyond Reef Tank Owner you won’t see that at all.


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Re: What is a "reef tank owner"
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
I just noticed that my tag now says "Hasn't Reef Tank Owner."

I'm pretty sure I know how that happened. At one time my tag was "Stopped going outside." As a lover of the outdoors, I complained, and some thoughtful mod changed it to "Hasn't stopped going outside." Apparently that was accomplished just by adding "Hasn't" in front of the tag, and when the site changed it to "Reef tank owner" the "Hasn't" remained.

I want my tag to say "I'd rather be paddling." I've seen that on license plate holders around here. And FWIW, I don't own a reef tank but there are reefs within minutes of my house.

I get it that "Reef tank" was a joke here a few decades ago. But even after reading this thread it's pretty flat for me. I could own the biggest reef tank there is and drive a Bugatti and I still wouldn't get to first base with women. With the implication of "panty peeler," putting "Reef tank owner" under my name is kind of rubbing salt into the wound.
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