posted on Jan, 12 2008 @ 05:52 PM
I will be closing the free avatar page. For several reasons. One of course is the size specifications. The other is due to a situation that arose last
night that was very traumatic to me.
Some of you saw the avatar that I used briefly of the girl bent over the ATM machine, with the wet spot on the back of her shorts. The caption read,
"I can't wait to get on ATS." The avatar was meant to be humorous.
However I received notice by U2U that I was under posting ban, that my signature link to the free website had been removed, my avatar had been
removed, that my membership status was under review and that I had been rude to another member.
I was referred to the ATS T&C's. I went there and read. What I read about the avatars was that they are to contain no nudity, no mutilations, nothing
offensive, or sexually explicit.
'Nothing Offensive' is a very gray area. What might not be offensive to one person, might be offensive to another. So I profusely apologized to the
super mod for this over sight.
As I looked at my avatars again, many could be offensive to someone. It is impossible for me to project. So I do not want the responsibility.
I humbly apologize to anyone that the avatar might have offended. It was never meant to do that. It originated from a famous camera ad. I'm sure many
of you have seen it. It goes something like this, "Price of the meal, $XX.XX, Price of the car, $xx.xx, price of the ATM $xx.xx, price of this
snapshot....PRICELESS! So as you can see I never thought that it would be something frowned upon on a family-oriented website.
I still haven't understood what the rude remark was that I made to a fellow member. I would gladly apologize. I try to make it my aim in life, not to
be rude to ppl.
So, in wrapping this up, I would like to ask the Mods to close this thread. And I thank all of you for your time and support here. Sizzle.