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To anyone trying to join, please notice we are not accepting any new members until further notice.

Update March 20, 2021. We are accepting new members again but the method of acceptance has changed. I will post about this later today.

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Why?

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Best course of action because of some things going on behind the scenes.

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56 minutes ago, Joe Roark said:

Best course of action because of some things going on behind the scenes.

That is interesting.

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I sent you a PM, Ray.

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I'm sure you have everyone guessing. My guess: it has something to do w/ nude training. 😀

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Ken,

Here is the essence of it:

I closed the membership so that a certain person (who was just banned) would stop mining our site to use on his own site. He had been a member as using a pen name of Bob Hoffman, so I was suspicious of course, but when a member told me that some of what he has been posting on IH was appearing on this other site (he knew because he made subtle markings on what he posted here), I took action rather than lose the great posts of the good member.

The man who mines has been here before under other names and multiple IPs (40 or so). I closed the membership simply to not have to deal with him for a while when he assumes new identities. I regret the blanket policy but it is the safest way to insure, in the short run, the stealing will stop. I suspect he is already here under other false names, and I notice one of those names is now revisiting us.

Also the person in question would NEVER say a good word about IH (hence no mention of where these rare images came from), and was banned from here, years ago, and perhaps does not realize the compliment he is paying to us by using us as a source. Years ago Reuben Weaver caught the man doing the same thing with some of what Reuben had shared.

This is one reason I urge people to post- the type of person I am describing only takes, never gives, unless, as he did under one of his identities, offers occasional snide remarks, or questions sarcastically without offering information. He is childish of course, but that's what forums deal with, usually behind the scenes, but I agree that an explanation was in order.

Joe

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Hopefully once the gate is reopened there won't be anyone "named" Hob Boffman trying to slither in.
 

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14 minutes ago, Dale Credico said:

Hopefully once the gate is reopened there won't be anyone "named" Hob Boffman trying to slither in.
 

Watch out for Jay Woder too.

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The names people choose to use when trolling are often much, much more interesting than what they post!

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2 minutes ago, John McEneany said:

Watch out for Jay Woder too.

Most of all avoid getting red stamped and your ownership claimed.

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7 hours ago, Ken Sprague said:

I'm sure you have everyone guessing. My guess: it has something to do w/ nude training. 😀

You just can’t stop! 😂

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Joe,

Are you positive it is indeed not Bob Hoffman?

:ph34r:

Bob-Hoffman.jpg

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17 minutes ago, Bob Fett said:

Joe,

Are you positive it is indeed not Bob Hoffman?

:ph34r:

Bob-Hoffman.jpg

I have ruled our Hoffman and Weider and Lurie.

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17 minutes ago, Bob Fett said:

Joe,

Are you positive it is indeed not Bob Hoffman?

:ph34r:

Bob-Hoffman.jpg

Good point 

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If any member in good standing has a friend who wants to join me, please message me and I will make an exception.

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It is sad that misguided souls somehow find the need to hide behind the anonymity of the computer keyboard. I belong to several groups where not only is a background check required, you must be recommended by a member in good standing. You will also be escorted to the door should your your public behavior become toxic. I am not advocating such rigid observance for our group, only illustrating that some groups do pay serious attention to what their members are doing.

It is an unpleasant task but, if we do not check our own group(s), we allow the bad actors to tar all of us with their brush.

Thank you Joe.

Jack

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15 hours ago, Jarett Hulse said:

You just can’t stop! 😂

Social movements take long-term commitment... and a one-track mind. :)

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It's bizarre behavior for sure.

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I have a friend who shares very rare oldtime images with me, but not for posting. He knows I enjoy that era. So to ensure I never slip and post, I delete them after I see them.

It amuses me no end to see watermarks over images as though whoever put the watermark on the photos, owns the rights to the photos.

Having said that, perhaps it is a good idea, because (here is my lack of tech savvy) at least the watermark- if not removed- can advertise the site posting it- or where it was taken from.

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I have just experimented with a free watermarking.  Came up with this. My new tree.

bigoak.jpg

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My bathroom tiles are heavily watermarked.

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2 hours ago, Dale Credico said:

My bathroom tiles are heavily watermarked.

Thank goodness I had already downed my coffee before reading this.😁

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