This last week on Gather has left me with some mixed feelings. OK, so maybe they're not quite mixed. I'm kind of ticked off.
Quite some time ago, I posted a picture that one of my friends had sent me, that showed the backside of a very thin elderly lady in a thong. When I posted it, I clearly stated that it had been sent to me. I did not claim it as my own. I know that this is done all the time on Gather and I figured that as long as I didn't claim it as my own, "no harm, no foul".
Earlier this week, I got a message from Gather that it violated copyright rules and I needed to take care of it. I immediately did so although I was wondering why this one particular picture needed to be removed because of copyrights.
Today, I had a few minutes and I was checking out the "Orange Juice" e-mail that I had received from Gather and somewhere along the way, I decided to look at all the recently posted pictures. (I didn't know until today that you could do this with one click.) I was pretty darned surprised at what I saw.
Now I'm not a prude. (Well, not too bad anyway.) I'm pretty sure that my eyebrows did some raising at the first couple of boobalicious pictures that were posted, but I just moved on to the next page and I'm pretty sure I spit coffee all over my moniter when I saw a picture of a voluptuous young woman with her pants pulled down and her J-Lo-esque bootie (I think she had a thong on, maybe) sticking out for the camers. There were a couple more pics in this vein and then some very well-endowed bare breasts were posted (including one pair smeared with semen). I think the clincher was the naked young woman laying on a bed with one hand on her breast and another on her..........................................
I realize that I don't have my settings set to block certain material, and I don't intend to change it because I don't want to miss things my connections write because they have a "bad word" or two in them or an adult theme. I would like to know though, when did Gather get in the business of publishing porn.
Oh, that's right. So long as you don't infringe any copyright laws, it's ok to post anything you want.