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    Drop accent tag

    The accent tag, what does that mean ? funny foreigners ? from where I'm sitting Australian and American girls have accents, but of the English speaking world, only the English are tagged with accent, American is listed American, Australian is listed as Australian, but British is tagged with British and accent, it's offensive.



    Request to non American members on the boards, Kimberley has an American accent, please give her an accent tag.
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    Any member can tag a model or shoot. As far as I know 'accent' is not an official tag, meaning it's not applied by staff. Feel free to vote a tag down if you think it does not apply to the model or shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    Any member can tag a model or shoot. As far as I know 'accent' is not an official tag, meaning it's not applied by staff. Feel free to vote a tag down if you think it does not apply to the model or shoot.
    I ve been though this all day with staff, one vote counts for nothing.


    Request to non American members on the boards, Kimberley has an American accent, please give her an accent tag.

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    The main English speaking countries represented on the site are British, Australian and American, every time there is a new British girl she immediately gets an accent tag, the other 2 do not, it's disgraceful, they all have F***ing accents

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    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    I ve been though this all day with staff, one vote counts for nothing.
    Yes it does, please not it can take a couple of minutes for the tag to be removed from a model/shoot after voting.

    The easiest way for you to get rid of this would be to go to Preferences and set the 'Tag Threshold' to at least '2 votes' , that filters out the tags only applied by a single member.

    I've no idea what the purpose of an 'accent' tag would be, it's not all the useful.

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    Yep, I agree that the 'accent' tag isn't all that useful (it doesn't help anyone find anything). But I don't think it's being applied with ill intentions, or against anyone in particular. Most likely people are just tagging 'accent' to models who have a different accent to themselves. With the international mix of our member base, that means many models of many backgrounds get the accent tag, roughly along the lines of their representation amongst the model base:

    441 pages bearing the 'accent' and 'australian' tag
    246 pages bearing the 'accent' and 'british' tag
    146 pages bearing the 'accent' and 'dutch' tag
    122 pages bearing the 'accent' and 'german' tag
    82 pages bearing the 'accent' and 'american' tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    The main English speaking countries represented on the site are British, Australian and American, every time there is a new British girl she immediately gets an accent tag, the other 2 do not, it's disgraceful, they all have F***ing accents
    You're getting worked up on a porn site over an 'accent tag.' You might want to reevaluate how you pick your battles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renae_d View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    The main English speaking countries represented on the site are British, Australian and American, every time there is a new British girl she immediately gets an accent tag, the other 2 do not, it's disgraceful, they all have F***ing accents
    You're getting worked up on a porn site over an 'accent tag.' You might want to reevaluate how you pick your battles.
    haha

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    well said Renae

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    Franz's tag threshold setting suggestion is a good one. There are a lot of really oddball one-person-created tags, like "I want to (insert sexual act here) with Daenerys". Yeah OK, she isn't an AW model. Yet.

    My point is that I don't think some dudes have grokked the tagging concept. Not to disparage the intellect of AW subscribers, but as a friend of mine used to say, "What's long and hard on the average Penthouse reader?" "10th grade."
    Last edited by AarontheMoor; 5th February 2014 at 02:18 AM.

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    I totally saw this debate about tags coming the day that it was implemented and it would be just a matter of time.

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    You're getting worked up on a porn site over an 'accent tag.' You might want to reevaluate how you pick your battles.[/QUOTE]

    Your American, you haven't been branded with the accent tag

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    Quote Originally Posted by renae_d View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    The main English speaking countries represented on the site are British, Australian and American, every time there is a new British girl she immediately gets an accent tag, the other 2 do not, it's disgraceful, they all have F***ing accents
    You're getting worked up on a porn site over an 'accent tag.' You might want to reevaluate how you pick your battles.
    Your American. you haven't been branded with the accent tag

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    I don't think she would mind if she was "branded" or not, that's the point

    I just don't see why this is a thing, there is lots of strange or mean or not useful tags (I won't mention any) with all the standard and very useful ones, like "glasses", "redhead", "small breasts", etc etc

    the wide range of tags is a byproduct of the user submitted tags, so as Maise would say "thumbs up for good tags, thumbs down for bad tags"
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    Quote Originally Posted by AarontheMoor View Post
    Franz's tag threshold setting suggestion is a good one. There are a lot of really oddball one-person-created tags, like "I want to (insert sexual act here) with Daenerys". Yeah OK, she isn't an AW model. Yet.

    My point is that I don't think some dudes have grokked the tagging concept. Not to disparage the intellect of AW subscribers, but as a friend of mine used to say, "What's long and hard on the average Penthouse reader?" "10th grade."
    Haha. Nice use of 'grok' in a comment, don't see that everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    Your American. you haven't been branded with the accent tag
    The overwhelming majority of subscribers are american. That's life. There are more us, and apparently we really like porn. We also like other english speaking accents. None of this is a cause for offense. If you're looking to pick a fight about linguistics, maybe you'll get some takers, but don't drag the poor AW staff into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    Your (sic) American. you haven't been branded with the accent tag
    Having seen her from many angles, I can attest that Renae D bears no branding whatsoever. Kinda surprising, given that she's from Texas.

    As timbo implied, your mission is to go visit all shoots with accent tags and press the "thumbs down" button next to the egregious "accent" tag. GIT-R-DONE pardner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renae_d View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AarontheMoor View Post
    Franz's tag threshold setting suggestion is a good one. There are a lot of really oddball one-person-created tags, like "I want to (insert sexual act here) with Daenerys". Yeah OK, she isn't an AW model. Yet.

    My point is that I don't think some dudes have grokked the tagging concept. Not to disparage the intellect of AW subscribers, but as a friend of mine used to say, "What's long and hard on the average Penthouse reader?" "10th grade."
    Haha. Nice use of 'grok' in a comment, don't see that everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by brody9000 View Post
    Your American. you haven't been branded with the accent tag
    The overwhelming majority of subscribers are american. That's life. There are more us, and apparently we really like porn. We also like other english speaking accents. None of this is a cause for offense. If you're looking to pick a fight about linguistics, maybe you'll get some takers, but don't drag the poor AW staff into it.
    But it is offensive, so Americans get to refer to the rest of the world as foreigners, on a website that isn't American ? because a model as had a say ( who isn't a foreigner with an accent by the way) it's a complete losing battle, so because there are more American members, they get to tag the rest of world with accent, but the rest of the world are not tagging American girls with an accent tag ? it's pathetic and it is a form of racism.
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    Best thing to do with pathetic things (hmm.. that doesn't sound right..;-) is ignore them. It's really not worth getting this upset about it, unless you like being upset. If so, have fun with it, but you could enjoy the site a lot better following the advice above...

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    I saw Sadie last night, she has a very strong accent, but the tagg's call her an American but doesn't list her as having an accent ? yet VERY English girl who comes up, however clear her digition is, is slapped down with an accent tag, it is pathetic, getting a model involved is very clever because no one will now agree with be because they have to ingratiate themselves with the model. ( know the drill)

    New girl listed, lets go check to see if she's American or a foreigner, accent, shes a foreigner, pathetic.

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    Life is too short to be grumbling about accents.It's a fact of life...like the weather.

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    What's interesting about this thread is the assertion that anyone (other than OP) could somehow be offended by the accent tag. It's especially trivial when you consider the general state of internet porn, in which women are intentionally degraded and ill-treated as a matter of course. There are 100s of sites that openly trade on the abuse of women, it's often part of their domain name. There are women imprisoned by cam site owners and women forced into sexual slavery for porn. The only reason I pay for this site is that I honestly believe that women who model for AW are not mistreated. I hope that puts things into perspective for you.

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    If you have your "tag settings" to the second highest level "AW staff and trusted members agree on it 5 votes" - You get 202 shoots by models from all over the globe tagged "accent". Including two backstage shoots (image set only)... No video no, talking no, how could anyone tag these with accents??? Plus a number of IM's where I can only image that the model may have moaned with an accent... ???

    Makes it hard for me to take anything tagged seriously.
    Last edited by mrpinkeyes; 8th February 2014 at 07:51 AM.

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    I kind of agree with Brody. When the whole accent thing started, AW was predominantly Australian accents, that a lot of the membership found exotic and fun (not making fun of in any way). But now with much more variety in the accents we hear the models speak, it is less meaningful.

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