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i have noticed quite a few profiles that are blank or have restricted access, or photos that are not visable, i.e. friends only, certified only etc. this is a nudist site, presumably we are all nudists, why post photos/profiles and block access? i will not except friend requests from people who have blank or restricted access to their profile. i feel we are being a little bit contradictory when we try to project the image of a safe, open trusting lifestyle on the one hand but can not trust other nudists to see our information? just my two bobs worth!harley

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i have noticed quite a few profiles that are blank or have restricted access, or photos that are not visable, i.e. friends only, certified only etc. this is a nudist site, presumably we are all nudists, why post photos/profiles and block access? i will not except friend requests from people who have blank or restricted access to their profile. i feel we are being a little bit contradictory when we try to project the image of a safe, open trusting lifestyle on the one hand but can not trust other nudists to see our information? just my two bobs worth!harleyI agree about the blank profiles-that is often a sign of someone trying to troll the site for their own jollies. Which is one of the reasons people restrict access to their profiles and pics. Another reason people do not have pics publicly available is the unfair stigma that society places on nudism. Peoples' careers could be harmed if their employers or clients saw them 'naked'.

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hmmm, not sure i agree with you there bruce, this is a nudist site, so pix would only be seen by other nudists, and think in todays climate of "discrimination" tend to think it would be a VERY brave/fooolish employer who sacked somebody for being a nudist? i also think, that is what some nudists think, is the way textiles would think, but i think most people couldnt give a damn about others being nudists.harley

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i have noticed quite a few profiles that are blank or have restricted access, or photos that are not visable, i.e. friends only, certified only etc. this is a nudist site, presumably we are all nudists, why post photos/profiles and block access? i will not except friend requests from people who have blank or restricted access to their profile. i feel we are being a little bit contradictory when we try to project the image of a safe, open trusting lifestyle on the one hand but can not trust other nudists to see our information? just my two bobs worth!harleyGet rid of the people here only to extend their own sexual gratification and the picture hunter/gathers. Then you might see people open up their profiles.
If you find the need to peer into others lives via their profile before you friend them on here that's fine, I won't send or accept friendship requests on here unless I have got to know the person on here by communicating with them first as this way I get the vibes I don't get from reading a static profile or looking at nude pictures.
I can't see the real need to be so pedantic over whether one has a filled out profile or a multitude of naked photo's. Maybe we should ban all unclothed photos and watch the unsavoury members depart because the no longer get kicks viewing pictures of naked people especially naked women.

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i have noticed quite a few profiles that are blank or have restricted access, or photos that are not visable, i.e. friends only, certified only etc. this is a nudist site, presumably we are all nudists, why post photos/profiles and block access? i will not except friend requests from people who have blank or restricted access to their profile. i feel we are being a little bit contradictory when we try to project the image of a safe, open trusting lifestyle on the one hand but can not trust other nudists to see our information? just my two bobs worth!harleyGet rid of the people here only to extend their own sexual gratification and the picture hunter/gathers. Then you might see people open up their profiles.
If you find the need to peer into others lives via their profile before you friend them on here that's fine, I won't send or accept friendship requests on here unless I have got to know the person on here by communicating with them first as this way I get the vibes I don't get from reading a static profile or looking at nude pictures.
I can't see the real need to be so pedantic over whether one has a filled out profile or a multitude of naked photo's. Maybe we should ban all unclothed photos and watch the unsavoury members depart because the no longer get kicks viewing pictures of naked people especially naked women.like

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but doesnt being able to have a blank profile make it easier for those here for wrong reasons?harley

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hmmm, not sure i agree with you there bruce, this is a nudist site, so pix would only be seen by other nudists, and think in todays climate of "discrimination" tend to think it would be a VERY brave/fooolish employer who sacked somebody for being a nudist? i also think, that is what some nudists think, is the way textiles would think, but i think most people couldnt give a damn about others being nudists.harleyYou're about as wrong as wrong gets. It's painfully obvious not everyone on here are nudists, in fact most of the members on this site aren't nudists.
My wife and I have both lost jobs because we were nudists, both in the past five years. Nudism is a chosen lifestyle, thus does not fall under any discrimination laws.

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hmmm, not sure i agree with you there bruce, this is a nudist site, so pix would only be seen by other nudists, and think in todays climate of "discrimination" tend to think it would be a VERY brave/fooolish employer who sacked somebody for being a nudist? i also think, that is what some nudists think, is the way textiles would think, but i think most people couldnt give a damn about others being nudists.harleyYou're about as wrong as wrong gets. It's painfully obvious not everyone on here are nudists, in fact most of the members on this site aren't nudists.
My wife and I have both lost jobs because we were nudists, both in the past five years. Nudism is a chosen lifestyle, thus does not fall under any discrimination laws. LIKE

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hmmm, not sure i agree with you there bruce, this is a nudist site, so pix would only be seen by other nudists, and think in todays climate of "discrimination" tend to think it would be a VERY brave/fooolish employer who sacked somebody for being a nudist? i also think, that is what some nudists think, is the way textiles would think, but i think most people couldnt give a damn about others being nudists.harley.All employeeshave basic rights from the beginning of their employment, including the right not to be dismissed on grounds that are classed 'automatically unfair'. This would include dismissal because of family-related reasons (such as pregnancy and parental leave), union representation, age, sex, religion, belief, race, sexual orientation and so on.

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hmmm, not sure i agree with you there bruce, this is a nudist site, so pix would only be seen by other nudists, and think in todays climate of "discrimination" tend to think it would be a VERY brave/fooolish employer who sacked somebody for being a nudist? i also think, that is what some nudists think, is the way textiles would think, but i think most people couldnt give a damn about others being nudists.harley.All employeeshave basic rights from the beginning of their employment, including the right not to be dismissed on grounds that are classed 'automatically unfair'. This would include dismissal because of family-related reasons (such as pregnancy and parental leave), union representation, age, sex, religion, belief, race, sexual orientation and so on.
Employers in the USA have policy manuals and employment agreements that generally indicate that; beyond employment laws, the employment agreement is not promised for any specific term and can be ended by either party without notice. They have policies that address employee behavior that can be seen as detrimental to a company's reputation. To say that Nudism is misunderstood is an understatement of epic proportions. If one is involved in client relations in any way, or if you have any supervisory role, then you better not let people know you're a nudist.

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Nudists are not a protected class. It's not a religion, not gender based, or age related. It's not a racial issue or a sexual orientation, nor is it a disability of any kind. Nope, it's a way of life, an expression of freedom and makes us happy. An employer can fire you just for being a nudist. You would have absolutely no recourse in an "at will" state like California. If we could prove that nudism is a genetic trait, we'd have something!

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