Ban users from adding paypal accounts, or "funds," to their profile (Grommr)
I've seen a few members on this site have a link to their paypal account in their profile. They ask members to donate to their paypal account so that they can buy more food to grow faster. Because this is sexual in nature, it really is nothing than a loose form of prostitution and should not be allowed to be advertised within someone's profile or solicited through status either.
people using these sites to profit off other members is anti-community and should have never been allowed in the first place.
If people want to make paid pornography, they can do that on xtube or any other number of sites.
You can't call this "community" and allow people to prostitute themselves. It's nothing but toxic for any semblance of "community"
But then again, the site owners are really only here to make money too, so of course they have allowed it :(
I don't participate in such but I personally see nothing wrong. If somebody wants to donate money, that is their choice.
Unless it's a legal issue, I don't think there should be any policies against this aside from spamming the Global Newsfeed.
It's absurd to prevent people from asking for money for a fetish that leaves a big dent in your wallet. You don't like people requesting funds, don't fund them!
I personally have a paypal link and occasionally someone I'm just chatted to has wanted to help me out like a sponsor for a sports player as gaining can be expensive. For me there isn't necessarily a sexual component to someone giving me funds as I may not even know if I have been give any. I don't think it should be punished or frowned upon to provide a means for someone else to finacially support a gainer's gain. Would you not allow a sponsor for a competitive eater?
Some ppl like giving money. Just let it be and move on and be an adult. Adults like weird shit.
By this argument, even Playboy would be considered prostitution.
However, I agree it's lame and should be curtailed. At the very least it should be frowned upon as a community. People should not feel comfortable asking for money. If you want money for your gaining, set up a porno site and sell memberships / donations. Xtube enables this. We should not, as a community, have to be dragged through the muck.
I bet more than half the guys seeking donations for gaining are just milking people for money and don't use it for gaining anyway. There's only so much money you can spend on gaining anyway. At some point you're going to end up with an overage that gets spent on other stuff.
Also, anyone who actually needs donations to gain is either too young to be engaging in such an enterprise, or has more important problems and shouldn't be spending so much time on Grommr.
All in all it's totally ripe for abuse and anti-community.
I would go a step further and say it should be against the community rules to ever solicit at all. Even in private messaging. Even then, there's no protecting the people that ultimately take their interactions with each other outside grommr. But at least if we educated members about what is right or not it might help.
An encourager might delight in buying food for a gainer to have the feeling that he is responsible for that gainer's gains. But I find that very creepy unless the two involved are already intimate friends. Regardless, PayPal is a horrible way to manage this. So unless the encourager is the one to initiate it "hey, I'd like to send you some food, are you open to that"... or until there's a FoodPal or a way to integrate credits and accounting into Grommr itself and link it up with Amazon or something, I say outlaw it.