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    Petition For A Private Adult Forum
    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you are not opposed to, are in favor of and/or support a Private Adult Forum, please sign and/or note your approval by posting on this thread. Affiliates, AMs, OPMs, Merchants, Network Representatives and any other members of ABW are free to do so.

    PLEASE NOTE: This thread was NOT started to debate this issue. This thread is a petition by those not opposed to, those in favor of and/or those who support the inclusion of a Private Adult Forum on ABW.

    Moderator Note: For discussion or debate of the issue, please use the main thread. Any discussion or debate in this thread will be removed (or moved to the main thread).

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    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (including INet and Michael Coley):

    This is petition for a Private Adult Forum to be started on ABW. Those who sign and/or post there approval on this thread are not opposed to, are in favor of and/or support the inclusion of a Private Adult Forum on ABW.

    To conserve space, "in favor of" shall be used from time to time and makes reference to those not opposed to, those in favor of and/or those who support the inclusion of a Private Adult Forum on ABW

    The Administrator of ABW, Michael Coley, recently conducted a poll which asked the following question.

    "Should adult programs and adult items be allowed on ABW?"

    Though the interpretation of the results of said poll can be disputed by both those opposed to a Private Adult Forum and those in favor of a Private Adult Forum, the following facts are not in dispute.

    1. At the time this petition was written, 111 member of ABW had cast their vote in said poll.

    2. Of those 111 votes, 36.04% were AGAINST adult material being on and/or a part of ABW.

    3. Of those 111 votes, 63.96% included those who would find adult material ACCEPTABLE on ABW as long as said material was limited to a Private Forum, were in FAVOR of said material on ABW in a Private Forum and/or were in FAVOR of said material everywhere on ABW.

    Therefore, this petition for the allowing of Adult Programs/Merchants and the promotion and discussion of Adult Products is being started to request that a Private Adult Forum be started as soon as possible on ABW.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, do hereby understand the concerns of the minority of voters (36.04%) in said poll and do hereby agree that the allowing of Adult Material on ABW should be in a Private Forum.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, do hereby request that a Private Adult Forum only be accessible by members over the age of 18 and who agree they wish to partake in and/or contribute to the said forum.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, do hereby request that a Private Adult Forum be started as soon as possible, as we are now the entering the busiest shopping period of the year.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, do hereby request that a Private Adult Forum not contain or allow merchants and/or material that may be deemed pornographic in nature. To further explain this, 'pornographic in nature' should be defined as a program/merchant which a respectable/popular network would not allow and/or accept into/on their program/network.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, make this request with the following FACTS which can not be disputed. Please keep in mind that the FACTS listed below are simply a sampling of reasons we believe it is time for a Private Adult Forum to become part of ABW.

    1. Adult Programs/Merchants are a part of Affiliate Marketing.
    A. Adult Programs/Merchants are a part of the industry.
    B. Under current laws, Adult Programs/Merchants are legally entitled to exist.
    C. Adult Programs/Merchants pay taxes.
    D. Some Adult Programs/Merchants have affiliates who are members of ABW promoting them.
    E. Some Adult Programs/Merchants have OPMs who are members of ABW managing them.
    F. There are Adult Programs/Merchants on networks which have sub-forums on ABW.

    2. ShareASale, one of the most highly respected networks among veteran members of ABW, does have Adult Programs/Merchants available for affiliates to join and promote. ShareASale is a valuable participate on ABW. Currently, the Adult Programs/Merchants available on ShareASale are not allowed to be promoted on ABW, hindering the money making ability of the network, the merchants and their affiliates.

    3. Some of the biggest networks have Adult Programs/Merchants.

    4. ABW has valuable OPMs, who participate and contribute to this forum. Some of those OPMs manage Adult Programs/Merchants. Currently, they are not allowed to promote said programs/merchants, hindering their ability to manage and promote these programs/merchants to their full potential.

    5. Many major companies/merchants offer adult products online. Wal*Mart is one of those companies/merchants. Wal*Mart is of special note because it is the or among the world's largest public corporations by revenue. Wal*Mart offers items often referred to as "sex toys".

    6. Well respected members of the entertainment industry have promoted and/or discussed Adult Products publicly, including Oprah Winfrey, one of the most respected, one of the most popular and one of the richest entertainers in North America.

    7. Members of ABW are free to discuss merchants, such as Wal*Mart. However, discussion of some products sold by Wal*Mart would and/or could result in the violation of current ABW Rules.

    8. Programs/merchants which sale alcohol (illegal for those under 21 in the United States) and tobacco products (generally illegal for those under 18 in the United States) are being and/or have been promoted on ABW.

    We, those in favor of Adult Material being included on ABW, do hereby request that a Private Adult Forum be started as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your time. We sincerely hope you consider honoring our request.

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    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you are not opposed to, are in favor of and/or support a Private Adult Forum, please sign and/or note your approval by posting on this thread. Affiliates, AMs, OPMs, Merchants, Network Representatives and any other members of ABW are free to do so.

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    Last edited by MichaelColey; October 29th, 2010 at 09:40 AM. Reason: Added link to the main thread.

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    I see no problem with a Private Adult Forum here. I also think cigarettes & electronic cigarette should me moved to a Private Forum as well.
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    Ditto here, in favor of a private adult forum.
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    I am in favor of an adult private forum

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    I am in favour of an adult private forum.

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    I am in favor of a private forum for adult programs.

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    I am in favor of a private forum.
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    I am in favor, if for products or services that are intended to promote physical or mental health.

    I am against, if for promotion of pornography or lasciviousness.
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    I am in favor of an adult private forum.

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    PLEASE NOTE: If you are NEUTRAL on whether a Private Adult Forum be included on ABW, feel free to sign the petition and/or post your neutrality to the issue.

    The wording in the petition states NOT OPPOSED TO and I probably should have used the word NEUTRAL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound View Post
    I am in favor of a private forum.
    Amend that to say: "I am in favor of an adult private forum."
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    I am in favor of allowing an adult private forum for members interested in having discussions there.

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    "I'm opposed, but would be acceptable in a private forum."

    Biggest concern is this blows up in our face and it is just a nightmare with soft porn posting, announcements...

    I know that things that we do in AM, it was done by the porn biz years before we did it. So we are just learning from them as they are usually a few steps ahead of the mainstreet AM

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    I am in favor of an adult private forum.

    KSE: electronic cigarettes? C'mon. This is about porn products and mostly sexual in nature merchants. Let's not get carried away!
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    I'm in favor of having an private forum and opening this place up to more discussion.

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    I am in favor of a Private Adult Forum being included on ABW.

    My name is Snowfinch and I approved this message.

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    I am in favor of allowing an adult private forum for members interested in having discussions there.

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    I am in favor of an adult private forum that excludes porn.
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    In favor of a private adult forum.

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    Again, skimmed thru this as well as the other thread but...
    I am in favor of a private forum for adult programs.

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    I am not opposed to a private forum for the discussion of adult related affiliate programs.

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    of course i am not opposed as well...

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    I am NOT opposed.
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