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Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Trekboy008 » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:02 EDT

Attention everyone, after much discussion among the staff, the following rule changes have been implemented effective immediately:
  • The minimum age for new users to register to use this site has been raised to 16. Current members who are under 16 have been grandfathered in and will not be affected by this rule change.
  • Posting in the Amateur Pics and Clips sections (both male and female) has been disabled. Going forward, any and all new pictures or videos posted to this site must feature either: (1) a site member in them (either a selfie or with friends); or a celebrity (either in character or not). This includes YouTube/other web celebrities. The current Amateur media sections will be deleted permanently on or around June 27th, 2015. If you previously posted content in an Amateur section that is in compliance with the new rules regarding such content and would like it moved to the Selfies section, please notify a mod before June 27th (or repost the content yourself).
  • Any person in a picture receiving a wedgie (or similar) must be 18 or older. Your age must be publicly displayed if you post original content in the Selfies section. Rules regarding genitalia, etc. are still in effect.
  • No "backdoor" posting of otherwise prohibited material (e.g., no "I found this great picture, but it's on a porn site/violates another site rule, so I can't post it here. PM me for the link.")
  • Posting in the Buddies and Master/Slave sections has been disabled. These sections will be deleted permanently on or around June 27th, 2015. Public posts requesting buddies are no longer permissible on this site.
  • As of June 27th, 2015 lying about your age will be a bannable offense. You have until then to come clean without fear of punishment.
These changes are not being made lightly, nor are they being made hastily. Your cooperation and understanding as they are implemented is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by feeling the aster » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:25 EDT

Wait what? Why get rid of amateur pics and clips?
I don't understand the reasoning behind that at all. All it does is cut the number of wedgies on here by so much. Plus the must be 18 takes away more so there will be far less wedgies here.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Betaphaser » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:32 EDT

Will the selfies section be changed to male AND female? Because both amateur sections are closed but the male selfie section is open
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Captain Hammer » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:42 EDT

Basically, there's some iffy consent issues of non-selfy pics. While at least celebrity pictures are going to be notable in the same way that anything in the Enquirer is so they can be an exception, but if its something a couple of people recorded for laughs, the idea of people on this site sharing it for sexual purposes does raise some questions about the decency/morality of the site.
Plus, at the very least, celebrities and self-posted videos can have the ages verified, but random videos on the internet can often be more difficult to find out. If we're stamping down on that, we need to avoid taking chances.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by feeling the aster » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:45 EDT

Its public property online people know that it can end up anywhere if you post it online.
So this is just because of the stupid age rule? What if someone is clearly over 18.
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Post by SilverFusion » Saturday June 06, 2015, 17:47 EDT

In all honesty, these changes are really good. Keeps members who are lying about age safe out of grasps of the innocent. But I wonder why the buddy section changes?
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Pitter » Saturday June 06, 2015, 18:08 EDT

Soo if it wasn't for a friend I wouldn't know what to do. I had to lie my age to login again since I'm 14 but registered since 2014...
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by sabrecat2 » Saturday June 06, 2015, 19:13 EDT

If I understand correctly, part of the rules state:
- All postings on this site must now be original content or celebrity content.
- Users who are 16/ 17 can join this site, but not post pics and be part of it (because ppl in pictures must be 18).
- Master/Buddies go bye bye.

I feel like something must've happened to a minor who was a WH member and that's why these changes are taking effect. If that were the case, I'd definitely understand why and these new rules certainly does support such a thought. Now I'm not gunna go into why this will decrease the user-base, because I'm sure you're gunna get hundreds of posts talking about it already.


However, other than that, I want to say I understand these changes, but tbh I don't 100%.

Is it possible to have a bit of context or at least some reasons as to why this is happening? That's what irks me the most.


And unfortunately, it's a little disheartening that the post was posted by Trekboy008. Now I know that it wasn't your sole decision to make, nor am I blaming you completely for any of these changes, but if I remember correctly, you managed a wedgie community when you were about 15-ish or so (I don't know if you posted pics, but that's irrelevant right now). That means that you were part of a wedgie community that I would imagine helped you to feel comfortable about wedgies because you were sharing experiences with like-minded users.

Unfortunately, new users, who are now currently 15, can't get the same experience on this site of being in a wedgie community OR even signing up to one like you had done.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Captain Hammer » Saturday June 06, 2015, 19:54 EDT

It being posted online is irrelevant; they didn't post it for them to be sexualized by strangers, and it's disrespectful to share without consent. Think, look at all the creepy people who harass anyone who posts a wedgie pic asking for them to do more; let's be honest, some of those people are finding those pics through this site. By not distributing the links to that content, we're showing we don't support them doing that.

The buddies section largely needed to go as it wasn't really doing much for the site; there was obvious legal issues with the section that would cause obvious legal trouble for the admins should it be looked at by authorities. Given how much attention the above mentioned creeps have been drawing to wedgie fetishism, it was just smarter to make ourselves more presentable.

The main cause for the changes, to be quite honest, is the simple fact that a lot of the staff are now older and more weary about the actual legal and moral standing of running the site. If the FBI looked at the site and saw how we were allowing grown men to look at fap to 14 year old boys getting wedgied, and for minors to meet and share sexual fantasies with one another, would-be us who'd be facing legal trouble.

And, while some may decide to leave over this, to be honest, let them. If they're going to quit because they can't look at 15 year olds getting wedgies, we're not going to miss them. And really, it's not like we make money off of the traffic, so we won't miss that either.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Betaphaser » Saturday June 06, 2015, 19:59 EDT

what annoys me is that at this moment there is a section for male self wedgies trhat is allowed, but not a section for female wedgies, will that be fixed in the future?
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by sabrecat2 » Saturday June 06, 2015, 20:16 EDT

Captain Hammer wrote:It being posted online is irrelevant; they didn't post it for them to be sexualized by strangers, and it's disrespectful to share without consent. Think, look at all the creepy people who harass anyone who posts a wedgie pic asking for them to do more; let's be honest, some of those people are finding those pics through this site. By not distributing the links to that content, we're showing we don't support them doing that.

The buddies section largely needed to go as it wasn't really doing much for the site; there was obvious legal issues with the section that would cause obvious legal trouble for the admins should it be looked at by authorities. Given how much attention the above mentioned creeps have been drawing to wedgie fetishism, it was just smarter to make ourselves more presentable.

The main cause for the changes, to be quite honest, is the simple fact that a lot of the staff are now older and more weary about the actual legal and moral standing of running the site. If the FBI looked at the site and saw how we were allowing grown men to look at fap to 14 year old boys getting wedgied, and for minors to meet and share sexual fantasies with one another, would-be us who'd be facing legal trouble.

And, while some may decide to leave over this, to be honest, let them. If they're going to quit because they can't look at 15 year olds getting wedgies, we're not going to miss them. And really, it's not like we make money off of the traffic, so we won't miss that either.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by feeling the aster » Saturday June 06, 2015, 20:40 EDT

Captain Hammer wrote:It being posted online is irrelevant; they didn't post it for them to be sexualized by strangers, and it's disrespectful to share without consent. Think, look at all the creepy people who harass anyone who posts a wedgie pic asking for them to do more; let's be honest, some of those people are finding those pics through this site. By not distributing the links to that content, we're showing we don't support them doing that.

The buddies section largely needed to go as it wasn't really doing much for the site; there was obvious legal issues with the section that would cause obvious legal trouble for the admins should it be looked at by authorities. Given how much attention the above mentioned creeps have been drawing to wedgie fetishism, it was just smarter to make ourselves more presentable.

The main cause for the changes, to be quite honest, is the simple fact that a lot of the staff are now older and more weary about the actual legal and moral standing of running the site. If the FBI looked at the site and saw how we were allowing grown men to look at fap to 14 year old boys getting wedgied, and for minors to meet and share sexual fantasies with one another, would-be us who'd be facing legal trouble.

And, while some may decide to leave over this, to be honest, let them. If they're going to quit because they can't look at 15 year olds getting wedgies, we're not going to miss them. And really, it's not like we make money off of the traffic, so we won't miss that either.
It's not the age I'm mad about idc about that its the no posting 90% of the wedgie stuff we'd see because of a minority. Why punish everyone for the actions of a few.
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Pitter » Saturday June 06, 2015, 20:44 EDT

imfeeling22 wrote:
Captain Hammer wrote:It being posted online is irrelevant; they didn't post it for them to be sexualized by strangers, and it's disrespectful to share without consent. Think, look at all the creepy people who harass anyone who posts a wedgie pic asking for them to do more; let's be honest, some of those people are finding those pics through this site. By not distributing the links to that content, we're showing we don't support them doing that.

The buddies section largely needed to go as it wasn't really doing much for the site; there was obvious legal issues with the section that would cause obvious legal trouble for the admins should it be looked at by authorities. Given how much attention the above mentioned creeps have been drawing to wedgie fetishism, it was just smarter to make ourselves more presentable.

The main cause for the changes, to be quite honest, is the simple fact that a lot of the staff are now older and more weary about the actual legal and moral standing of running the site. If the FBI looked at the site and saw how we were allowing grown men to look at fap to 14 year old boys getting wedgied, and for minors to meet and share sexual fantasies with one another, would-be us who'd be facing legal trouble.

And, while some may decide to leave over this, to be honest, let them. If they're going to quit because they can't look at 15 year olds getting wedgies, we're not going to miss them. And really, it's not like we make money off of the traffic, so we won't miss that either.
It's not the age I'm mad about idc about that its the no posting 90% of the wedgie stuff we'd see because of a minority. Why punish everyone for the actions of a few.
I agree. The report button is there for something
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by Betaphaser » Saturday June 06, 2015, 20:47 EDT

I agree as well
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Re: Major Changes Going Forward

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Post by southerncomfort » Saturday June 06, 2015, 20:50 EDT

I understand changing the age requirement, but I really think changing the picture/video section and buddy section changes the website feel completely. Personally as long as the people in the video/picture look like they're an adult then it should be fine. And I always thought the purpose of a forum was to make friends. Granted you can still pm someone, but now you may not even notice someone who's closer to you or who has the same interests because there's no section to post in. I really do understand where you guys are coming from as I've also moderated a bigger forum, but I really think this is a negative change. Do what you gotta do though...
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