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« on: December 13, 2013, 11:44:31 AM »

Great interview, but I'm not exactly sure if I'm comfortable with it being on this site.  Recently, I directed a couple of pre-teens to this site for gaming coverage and while they are used to salty language I'm sure their parents wouldn't be comfortable with them reading a interview about the PS4 being the best console to watch porn


Sheesh, I must be getting older cause shit like this never concerned me before
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 05:32:13 PM »

I agree - that felt really weird. The porn industry is an extremely exploitive industry of women, and mainstreaming it by writing humorous articles about it on the front really is a bad idea.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 08:05:59 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.   It was meant to be fun, that's all.  I don't think anything in the article was particularly racy or anything.  Reading the comments on nearly any random youtube video would be so much worse. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 03:12:06 PM »

Hmm. Didn't know about the article. Not sure why it's here.

Not sure I can be here if that's the direction the site is headed.

Must evaluate.  icon_confused
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 04:32:18 PM »

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2013, 03:12:06 PM

Hmm. Didn't know about the article. Not sure why it's here.

Not sure I can be here if that's the direction the site is headed.

Must evaluate.  icon_confused

Ok, seriously?  Read the article.  It's tongue in cheek, it's gaming industry news as this is the first time a porn company has tried to optimize their product for a game console.  Gaming Trend doesn't ENDORSE anything in the article.   Christ, it's like saying "Hmm...violence on the news?  Not sure I can be here if they show something other than ribbon cutting ceremonies.  Must evaluate".   C'mon people. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 04:42:49 PM »

The article kind of reads like an advertisement for Pornhub, though. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 04:54:02 PM »

After more than a decade, do you guys honestly believe I'd do that?  By this same thread of logic I shouldn't report on Al Lowe leaving Replay because of Paul Trowe being convicted of exposing a minor to explicit material (twice).   It's INDUSTRY NEWS.  They offered us the chance to interview their CEO, we laughed and found a way to make it humerus.   Apparently we didn't make some of you laugh, but c'mon...
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 05:13:32 PM »

I don't think your intent was to give Pornhub an advertisement interview, but I think advertisey responses can easily turn up when you're interviewing a VP of marketing.

These are some of the blurbs that sound like an ad:

"you can take a break playing a game, switch over to Pornhub, and continue to play with yourself."

"We’re interested to see which console will show the most Pornhub visitors — Sexbox or Fapstation."

"Our goal is to make sure Pornhub has the best user experience possible on every platform and screen size, be that computer, console, tablet, phone or TV."

"Pornhub is the number one free adult site on the internet for a reason."

"we need to make sure that Pornhub is available anywhere, anytime our users feel like tuning in and getting off."

"Whether you’re playing a game or watching Pornhub, it’s all about having fun. Really, the end goal of our two industries is the same, to excite and entertain our users."

"With Porn, everyone wins, and getting off is the ultimate achievement."
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM »

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 05:34:25 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...
Uh, not for nothing, but you are not new to this.. Shouldn't you be ok by now in understanding that not every article is going to be liked by everyone. I'm sure you have gotten some flak over "bad" game reviews before. You shouldn't worry about this. Some people didn't like the idea. Ok, good to know, let's move on. Don't take it personally.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 05:52:38 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...

Well, perhaps take note of the reactions you are getting? It all depends on the audience you want of course.

As for it being industry news, I must admit its not something I've seen on any site that I follow.

Lastly, again, the Porn industry really isn't something I'd like to support in any way.
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 01:53:07 AM »

Quote from: Punisher on December 18, 2013, 05:34:25 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...
Uh, not for nothing, but you are not new to this.. Shouldn't you be ok by now in understanding that not every article is going to be liked by everyone. I'm sure you have gotten some flak over "bad" game reviews before. You shouldn't worry about this. Some people didn't like the idea. Ok, good to know, let's move on. Don't take it personally.

This. Take it as constructive criticism and move on. It is the internet, all the people who liked the article, or didn't care, don't bother to post.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 04:07:25 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...

As someone who routinely gets flak for content featured on the sites I maintain for my day job, I can empathize.  But this article strikes me as being tone-deaf the same way as the Rapelay article from a few years ago... a misguided attempt at being funny/edgy/something? that wildly misses the mark. 
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2013, 12:37:23 AM »

I don't think the interview was bad at all.

The difference between this and that Rapelay article was that article was childish and poorly written.  This answers can be a bit childish (Fapstation!), but the questions were solid and the article didn't come across as trashy as the Rapelay one did.
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2013, 06:37:52 AM »

As someone who lives in a country where sex is considered a natural thing and full frontal nudity is shown with no warning in newspapers when relevant, seeing that this kind of article provokes such reactions is... amusing. Tongue

We don't expect every article on this site to be a masterpiece of journalism and writing, and we certainly don't create threads about them when that happens. Why single this article out?
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2013, 09:48:33 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 20, 2013, 06:37:52 AM

As someone who lives in a country where sex is considered a natural thing and full frontal nudity is shown with no warning in newspapers when relevant, seeing that this kind of article provokes such reactions is... amusing. Tongue

We don't expect every article on this site to be a masterpiece of journalism and writing, and we certainly don't create threads about them when that happens. Why single this article out?

You don't see a difference between porn and natural sex & nudity?
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2013, 10:01:31 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on December 20, 2013, 09:48:33 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 20, 2013, 06:37:52 AM

As someone who lives in a country where sex is considered a natural thing and full frontal nudity is shown with no warning in newspapers when relevant, seeing that this kind of article provokes such reactions is... amusing. Tongue

We don't expect every article on this site to be a masterpiece of journalism and writing, and we certainly don't create threads about them when that happens. Why single this article out?

You don't see a difference between porn and natural sex & nudity?

I do, but this is neither. It's a article discussing a porn site in a game-related context. The primary reaction here comes from the sexuality implied. Only a few exceptions here seem to single it out because of any opposition to the porn industry itself.
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2013, 01:14:43 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 20, 2013, 10:01:31 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 20, 2013, 09:48:33 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 20, 2013, 06:37:52 AM

As someone who lives in a country where sex is considered a natural thing and full frontal nudity is shown with no warning in newspapers when relevant, seeing that this kind of article provokes such reactions is... amusing. Tongue

We don't expect every article on this site to be a masterpiece of journalism and writing, and we certainly don't create threads about them when that happens. Why single this article out?

You don't see a difference between porn and natural sex & nudity?

I do, but this is neither. It's a article discussing a porn site in a game-related context. The primary reaction here comes from the sexuality implied. Only a few exceptions here seem to single it out because of any opposition to the porn industry itself.

I agree that the US in general has some weird hangups about sex and nudity, but Pornhub isn't exactly a nude beach, nudity in a game or movie, or a naked person in a commercial.  If you just hop over to the Pornhub front page, I think you'll find a few things a bit more raunchy than you find in your newspaper, for example perhaps "Dirty Colette is back for another anal creampie",  "schoolgirl seduced and fucked on bus", or "Peeing on herself".
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2013, 04:14:51 PM »

Colette is back?  finally!!!
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