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Old 04 June 2007, 11:51   #11
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I think the idea of being able to choose to turn them off is a good one. If it is possible.

I personally think they can be a bit of fun, but as always some people take the fun a little nearer the limits than others.
The consequence of this is that I allow my 8 and 10 year olds to browse Ribnet freely, but do not allow them access to Boatmad unless I am there to supervise, which is a shame because they like the videos of fast boats with rock music backing tracks.
Although the avatars are of course not the only reason, as the content of posts on Boatmad can also be a little less suitable.

Iím not moaning by the way, as I realise that neither site is specifically targeted at a family audience.

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Old 04 June 2007, 15:02   #12
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Well John can Admin what Avators are not suitable anyway, I for one would like to see them, as many are an amusing addition to someones profile, and it will brighten the place up a bit. I dont think we should judge ourselves by other forums... saying that I've never surfed boatmad
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Old 04 June 2007, 18:11   #13
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itsa god place Theres a lot of knowledgable people on Boatmad and me.
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Old 04 June 2007, 18:14   #14
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Old 04 June 2007, 18:24   #15
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What me worry!

Well it wouldn't be a genuine post from me if it didn't have one typo or granmatical error .... But I suspect it will cheer the FGT up !
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C'mon lets habe some fun.
I'm not opposed to "fun" I just find that brightly coloured and animated avitars distract from the supposedly interesting and useful content of the pages... perhaps its just me - in which case so long as I can turn it off then I don't mind. If there is a funny picture or image that is relevant - then stick it in the thread...
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Old 05 June 2007, 19:00   #17
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I think the idea of being able to choose to turn them off is a good one. If it is possible.

I personally think they can be a bit of fun, but as always some people take the fun a little nearer the limits than others.
The consequence of this is that I allow my 8 and 10 year olds to browse Ribnet freely, but do not allow them access to Boatmad unless I am there to supervise, which is a shame because they like the videos of fast boats with rock music backing tracks.
Although the avatars are of course not the only reason, as the content of posts on Boatmad can also be a little less suitable.

Iím not moaning by the way, as I realise that neither site is specifically targeted at a family audience.

Nasher.

Totally agree Boatmad is for the grown ups, Ribnet forums probably more for the family boaters,When the young uns get older and get more into boats they then can change over to Boatmad.
There you are that'll get a reaction!
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Old 15 September 2007, 20:05   #19
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Totally agree Boatmad is for the grown ups, Ribnet forums probably more for the family boaters,When the young uns get older and get more into boats they then can change over to Boatmad.
There you are that'll get a reaction!


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