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About This Board
« on: January 17, 2007, 12:44:16 PM »
Hello everyone.  8)

Our website -- www.tessmage.com -- is a place intended to be by adults - for adults. The general scope of this site (and its board) is mainly focused upon PC gaming and similar forms of digital entertainment.

There are thousands of websites out there which cater to gamers of all ages... but what I wanted was a site that is ONLY for adults. Every once in awhile, it's nice to be able to get away from the kids and just open up and be ourselves. To that end, I created www.tessmage.com well over a year ago.

Computer games have come a long way since the ancient days of the Nintendo consoles. Each year, an increasing number of games are released which seem to be geared to mature players. No longer the "toys" for kids that they were once thought to be exclusively, PC games have finally started to grow up. Just fire up a game of "Vampire - The Masquerade: Bloodlines" or "Fallout 2" and you'll see what I mean.

The goal here is to provide adult gamers with a place to discuss anything and everything that they'd like to, whether it be specifically game-related, or not. You'll find a wide range of different categories included within this board, so hopefully... there's plenty of room to accomodate everyone here.

I welcome everyone to our website and I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Re: About This Board
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 08:57:25 AM »
Here's a copy of something that I just posted in the "About This Board" topics...

Some things to remember when participating on this board:

This is an adult-oriented website. That does not mean that we're a porn site, it just means that we do not shun any adult subjects -- and that includes nudity and normal, healthy adult sex. Personally, I consider nudity and healthy sexual activity to be normal, necessary and psychologically empowering aspects of adult life. An open and joyful acceptance of human sexuality is a fortifying and satisfying way to live your life, and such attitudes lead to being well-balanced in ALL aspects of your existence. If you disagree, or if the human body and our natural sexual behaviors make you feel embarrassed, squeemish or uncomfortable, then this is not the website for you to be participating in.

With the above in mind, I want everyone to know that I do not pull any punches around here, nor do I make any special allowances for sexually repressed and/or sexually immature and childish individuals. If you wish to stay on my good side, then I expect you to respect my uninhibited and hedonistic attitudes and lifestyle. I know in my heart that I am the healthy one here, regardless of what anyone else may think. When it comes to matters of human sexuality, let it be known that inhibitions, embarrassment, repression, the belief that parts of your body or your mind are "dirty," or anything else of that nature is a clear sign that someone is MENTALLY UNHEALTHY and BRAINWASHED BY A REPRESSIVE SOCIETY. I will not support those attitudes and if you suffer from any of those ilnesses of the mind and spirit, then please either (1) keep your mouth shut and just accept that it is YOUR problem, or (2) leave this website immediately and do not return.

Enjoy your lives. Enjoy your bodies and enjoy liberating your minds and freeing yourselves from sexual repression, once and for all. You only get ONE life, people. There are no naked virgins waiting for you in Heaven. You will not be rewarded by "god" for shunning and feeling embarrassed by his most beautiful creation: the human body, in all of its naked and natural glory. Remember: in Genesis, it says that the lord got ANGRY when Adam and Eve covered themselves with fig leves. He did NOT tell them that embarrassment and shame were good things -- he said they were EVIL things. So, by shunning your own bodies, you are shunning your own god.

PS -- I happen to be a skeptical agnostic. I only used the religious argument to make it clear that no matter what you may or ay not believe, you have no excuses for treating nudity and sexuality as being "dirty" or feeling that our naturl selves need to remain hidden from view. So when you browse this website and these forums, you are going to be seeing quite a bit of nudity. If that bothers you for some imbalanced and sick reason -- then hey, there's the door. Use it, because I will never, ever change my views about these topics and thus, this board will reflect my views for as long as it remains on the web.

For those of you who have absolutely no problems with any of the above, then guess what..? You have arrived in the right place. Feel free to openly express yourselves, but also keep in mind that by doing so, you will be inviting comments and reactions from other adults. For example, if you are gay, and someone says "Gay peopel kind of disgust e sometimes," then you will simply have to accept and live with the fact that most human beings -- a full 96 percent of us on this planet -- are not gay and we will probably never accept nor relate to your chosen lifestyle. Basically, this is a heterosexual website -- albeit one that is very tolerant of non-heterosexuals. That does not mean, however, that we CATER to non-heterosexuals... so if that makes you feel uncomfortable, then you will simply have to live with it, or else go find another site that better reflects your own lifestyle choices.

Lastly, I have a tendency to freely express my rather ultra-left-wing political views on this board. Don't worry -- I don't expect nor require that you agree with my politics. I might debate with you -- I might even yell at you if we get into a heated argument -- but that does NOT mean that I do not LIKE you. I get into shouting matches with my own fiancee sometimes, too... but I still love her with all of my heart and I would jump in front of a moving bus to save her from harm. A part of being an adult is being able to realize that just because you hate what someone has said, that DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO HATE THE PERSON WHO SAID IT. Leave that kind of childish, over-reactionary mock outrage to the kiddie boards, please. Over here, we can disagree sometimes -- and still be friends. If that is not posssible for you to do, then you are -- so far as I am concerned -- still a child.

Try to be a humanist. It's a great attitude, especially in a world that has become so dehumanized as of late.   8)

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Re: About This Board
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 05:10:52 AM »
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS:

To preserve your account, you must do the following two things very soon:

(1) Post at least one message on the board. If you do not speak English, then you can just say "hello" in your own language.

(2) Add your age to your Forum profile. There are no exceptions to this rule. This is an adults-only website.



Those two things are required of all Forum members. If you do not comply with those two requirements, your account can and will be deleted without any further notice. I realize that quite a few members have not complied with those two rules, and you can believe me when I tell you that all of them are living on borrowed time around here. If and as I spot dead accounts, or "zero-post-count" members (people who have never posted a single message on this board), I will routinely delete those accounts -- possibly without any prior notice whatsoever. As a matter of fact, I have already deleted over 200 such "dead" accounts during the past month. So if you are one of those people who has gotten a private message from me about this issue, then you had better deal with it right away... because it means that I have definitely noticed a lack of participation on your part. It also means that I have added your name to my "might get nuked" list. Let's all make an effort not let it come down to that, please. Honestly, people -- it takes zero effort to post a short "hello" message, for crying out loud. If you can not even do that much, then you simply do not belong on this (or any other) forum board.

Which brings us to a simple point: that this is a Forum board. To my way of thinking, that means it is a place for a group of similarly-minded adults to establish an interactive community. That does not include lurking and I will not allow it. You can lurk anywhere.. you don't need to lurk here, too. Everyone needs to either contribute freely to this board (which can simply take the form of saying "Hello" every once in awhile), or else they need to relinquish their Forum accounts... and go lurk elsewhere.


I appreciate everyone's understanding,

- Tessera -
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TO OUR MODERATORS: please assist me in enforcing this policy. Thank you.

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Re: About This Board
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 06:07:03 AM »
« Last Edit: September 12, 2009, 07:26:45 AM by Tessera »

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Re: About This Board
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 09:27:03 AM »
Which brings us to a simple point: that this is a Forum board. To my way of thinking, that means it is a place for a group of similarly-minded adults to establish an interactive community. That does not include lurking and I will not allow it. You can lurk anywhere.. you don't need to lurk here, too. Everyone needs to either contribute freely to this board (which can simply take the form of saying "Hello" every once in awhile), or else they need to relinquish their Forum accounts... and go lurk elsewhere.


Nearly 200 "dead accounts" have just been automatically purged from our database. Those accounts no longer exist.

That includes any and all member accounts which had a post count of zero for longer than 21 days after registering.

Use it or lose it, people. Don't sign up if you don't intend to participate.  :police:

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Re: About This Board
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 06:15:35 PM »
Technical info on tessmage.com, in case anyone is interested:

http://whois.domaintools.com/tessmage.com

It basically tells you our server information and other bits of useless trivia.


In addition, we seem to be registered with the WOT list of trusted web sites:

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/tessmage.com

Of course, we get a big fat negative score in "child safety," mainly because children can be injured or possibly even killed if they see naked women. ::)

But otherwise, we're rated quite highly... so far as security and trustworthiness goes.

“I don't care that they stole my ideas... I care that they don't have any ideas of their own”
― Nikola Tesla