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Due to much misunderstanding recently, I'm finding it necessary to display NING's rules on sexual content.  Violating them can mean the removal of this site.  I am asking all individuals and group moderators to please adhere to them.

There are many old, sexually related groups on this site.  These were spawned at a time when this site had little or no moderation and it was the creation of so many such groups on the NING network as a whole that caused them to implement these stricter guidelines.  I never closed or removed the old groups because the nature of our membership when I took ownership of this site gave me no reason to do so.  The members were content to let the groups die without me having to remove the posts of previous members.  Had I realized that there would one day be a sudden influx of new members who were unaware of NING's policies, I would have made certain that these groups were made inaccessible to the incoming people.

I want to make sure that everyone is aware of the nature of this site, before they get settled-in.  This is not just a TeeBeeDee thing...it is much bigger than that.

One additional note.  Many of the groups created here claim that they are without rules or guidelines.  This is untrue.  Every active group on the site is subject to the guidelines put forth by NING and the TeeBeeDee social networking site.


We believe in freedom of expression and Ning, as a broad-based service, is designed to respect many different perspectives and enable them to co-exist seamlessly and effortlessly. With that said, we do not permit pornography, adult content or nudity. To clarify what we define as adult content, nudity or pornography, networks that contain the following would clearly NOT be allowed:

  • Depictions or images of sexual acts or implied sexual activity
  • Nudity (exposed or see-though coverage of areas typically covered by a bathing suit or underwear)
  • Graphic photos or videos
  • Fetishes

Assuming the content mentioned above is not included, the following are examples of topics and content that would NOT be classified as adult content, nudity or pornography:

  • Ning Networks for heterosexual, gay, lesbian or transgender individuals
  • Breast Feeding networks, provided that there is no visible nipple or areola
  • Educational networks promoting safe sex

We recognize that the actions of one member do not reflect the intentions of an entire network or the Network Creator, however, we ask that you please take advantage of the many tools built in to your network to ensure that all of the content and members on your network fit within our rules, and yours!

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Guess I wasted my time taking all those pictures of myself in the mirror last night. 

Maybe you can put them on Facebook.

Thanks Eddie.  It only takes one person to make it uncomfortable for all. 

I appreciate you posting the rules and upholding them. That is one of the things that has kept me at this site! Thank you!

People never did take me seriously on those Breast Feeding networks.

Along with my artifice.

I'm with you, Miss Dingo.

Thanks for keeping your site clean for those of us who don't care to see such porn.  I love humor and dirty jokes,  but visuals aren't needed to laugh.  Thanks again  Laura

I haven't seen much of anything posted lately, is anyone here? I don't like porno at all, however I think some activity is getting over censored. My most favorite group was kicked off, the people in the group are talented bright, funny and amazing. Judged by one comment and gone. (not one bad word in the comment either). Bah!


This doesn't fit the description of why any site was removed.  Something tells me that you didn't get the whole story.

Traditionally on Social Network Sites, things move in cycles and in step with the calendar, which means the holiday season makes other activities more important.  However, the real ingredient to activity is participation and interests of those users that are interested and participate, which means if you have a hard core of participation overall the levels of activity doesn't vary that much.

Now, as to how that participation works, it usually depends on the 90-10-1 rule where 90% are lurkers and watchers, 10% contribute as they will, and 1% provide the ongoing activity of the whole site, so it is the level of interest and participation of the 1% or so, that makes a site work, or not.

There is also a rule that most of the activity on internet sites is based on SSR activity; singles, sex and relationships.  

So if a site is "busy" it usually has a fairly active SSR component, just saying.


  I am sory that yuo even had to post this. The standards for TeeBeeDee are just right. Dont let them give yuo any guff!

I do not understand sites that lower the bar to acomidate the least aceptable behavior.





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