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2 weeks ago. Thu 30 May 2019 10:50:37 PM IDT

Sure, we all expect to see some sexually explicit content on a BDSM site.  Hell, that's the reason some of us are here!  But wouldn't it be nice to only see the naked photos we want to see? We think so!  So I am happy to announce our new Explicit Photo Feature!  Now when you upload a photo you will be asked if it contains sexually explicit content.  If you say yes, visitors to your profile will see the photo blurred with an option to unblur if desired.  We consider sexually explicit photos to be any photo containing nudity or sexual activity.  We know there may be a bit of grey area here, so if you aren't sure feel free to ask us.  

 

For existing photos, you'll now see an "e" icon on each photo.  Clicking on the "e" will give you the option to mark the photo explicit if required. 

 

It will take some time for existing users to update their profiles so you may still see some unexpected nudity. But as we go forward we hope this will make THE CAGE a bit more fun and friendly.  Plus you'll now know for sure that if someone sees your bits and pieces in a photo they really want to see them!

 

Have fun everyone!

 

3 weeks ago. Thu 23 May 2019 06:34:45 PM IDT

...and Why You Shouldn't Hesitate to Do so If Warranted

We have a very simple reporting system at THE CAGE and we encourage everyone to use it when necessary.  Please note that reports are for THE CAGE rule violations, which is as far as our reach extends.  If you believe your safety is at risk please contact your local authorities.  Don't forget you can block a user by visiting their profile and selecting the "block" button. If you use Premium chat, please "mute" the user there as well.  Reporting and blocking should hopefully resolve most issues you may have with a user.

 

Although we encourage you to contact us directly if you need help it's always best to use the official report button to let us know about an issue.  This allows all staff to view the report and also creates a record to use as a future reference.  Mail messages might get overlooked and BOND messages might get missed. Clicking the report button is the quickest and most effective way to get us to take action.

 

If you've never filed a report it's simple and confidential. Just visit the appropriate profile, scroll down, and select "report".  The following form will appear:

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"We want THE CAGE to be a safe and welcoming environment for all of our members. If you think someone is acting inappropriately please use this form to notify us of the behaviour. All complaints are completely confidential.
Please note if you wish to report a serious incident such as a threat of bodily harm or if you feel your safety is at risk please contact your local police department."

 

Reason for reporting this user:   

  Inappropriate Content
  Harassment
  Soliciting For Money
  Fake Profile
  Other

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Below this form you'll find a space to add details and the option to provide a screenshot.  Screenshots are particularly useful in evaluating a situation so include one if you can.  The more details you can provide, the easier it is for us to investigate the issue.  If you simply state "harassment" or "fake" we will likely contact you to request more information before proceeding.

 

Every report is read and responded to, usually within 24 hours.  More complex issues that require further investigation may take a few days, or even up to a week.  Our investigation includes reading any relevant profiles, blog posts or forum comments.  We do not access private messages although they may be included by the reporter as part of the report.

 

If you are reported and we believe the report to have merit, you will be contacted privately by a staff member who will issue a warning and possibly a request to remove or edit a post or comment.   We keep a record of all reports.  Individuals with repeated incidents may have their profiles restricted.  Commercial profiles, escorts, findoms, trolls, and spammers are banned immediately.

 

Reporters are usually contacted to inform them of the outcome of their report.  We appreciate that on occasion the reporter is unhappy with the outcome.  Please know that our actions are impartial and we do our very best to be fair to all parties.

 

On occasion you might wonder if you should bother to report something that doesn't concern you specifically, such as an email or a request for money in a profile.  With tens of thousands of members and more joining every day THE CAGE Admin Team depends on the community to help us keep the site a safe and friendly place to be.  Restricting publication of outside contact details and requests for gifts/cash/etc., are simple ways to keep scammers and trolls out.  Again, all reports are confidential so please don't hesitate to report anything that doesn't look right or that you know to be a violation of our rules.

 

To all of you who take the time to report concerns, thank you.  By doing so you help us to protect the community and keep THE CAGE a great place to hang out.

 

 

 

 

3 months ago. Sun 03 Mar 2019 03:41:00 PM IST

We're happy to announce another new feature that we hope will improve your experience inside THE CAGE.  You can now search the forum for topics or comments of interest.  Just click the magnifier glass to the right of the "Forum" header and get searching! 

 

Here's are a few tips on how to use this feature:

 

Put quotes (") around a phrase and your search will return results for that phrase exactly.  For example, "apple banana" matches:  apple banana, not banana apple, apple, or banana.

 

If you want to find at least one of two or more words type without quotations. For example, typing apple banana will return results for both apple banana, apple, and banana.

 

If you want to your search results to include two or more words, add a + sign. For example, +apple +banana will only include results with both apple AND banana. 

 

If you want to omit a particular word, use a "-" sign. For example +apple -macintosh will show results for apple but not for macintosh.

 

Searches are not case sensitive, meaning it is irrelevant if you use upper or lower case characters.

 

Search results will be returned by date, with the most recent first.

 

More options to come!  In the meantime we hope you find this new Forum search feature helpful.  Apples and bananas for everyone!

 

 

4 months ago. Sun 10 Feb 2019 05:30:57 PM IST

THE CAGE wants to help you share the love this Valentine's as we celebrate all things kinky, sexy, and romantic!  You can now gift a friend Premium CAGE membership at a special 25% off promotional price! Just visit a profile and click on the "Gift Premium" button to get started.

 

Love and Valentine's Kisses from THE CAGE!

4 months ago. Fri 08 Feb 2019 02:43:35 PM IST

We're pleased to announce a small but important new feature.  You can now delete your comments from other's blogs if you so desire.  Please note that your comment will be replaced with the text "Comment deleted by poster".  

 

We hope you find this new feature useful!  Don't forget to share your thoughts about THE CAGE in our suggestion thread here:  

 

https://thecage.co/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=684

4 months ago. Thu 31 Jan 2019 06:45:12 PM IST

We're pleased to announce our new multiple profile photo feature!  Basic members can now upload up to three photos while Premium members can upload up to ten.  Just go to your profile and click on the "upload picture" button. If you already have a profile in your photo you can click the + or - signs to add or remove photos.  Please note that photos will appear in the order you've uploaded them.  You can navigate through photos using the the left or right arrows.

 

As a courtesy to other users, we suggest you choose a non-explicit photo as your first image.  Not everyone wants to see a close up of your nether regions before a first hello :)  That being said, we are a community of BDSM enthusiasts. We encourage sex positivity and the shame free enjoyment of kink. Nudity is welcome and even encouraged, as long as you feel safe and comfortable sharing with us.  If you only want to share your photos with CAGE members, you can restrict viewing of your profile to registered members only in the edit profile section.  

 

Please do not upload photos that feature other individuals unless you have express permission to do so.  Minors (under 18) should never be included in photos anywhere on THE CAGE.  Please refrain from posting extreme photos that others may reasonably find offensive (scat, gore, racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.).  Our Community Standards for all content, including photos, can be found here:

 

https://thecage.co/eng/CommunityStandards.php

 

You must own the images you upload unless they are in the public domain.  Please see our rules regarding copyright infringement here: 

 

https://thecage.co/eng/dmca.php

 

Have fun with this new feature!

 

 

4 months ago. Mon 28 Jan 2019 07:00:08 PM IST

One of the best things about THE CAGE is the opportunity to meet kinky people from all over the world.  If you're looking for a playmate, pet, the love of your life, or something else, putting together an interesting personal ad can help you find your match.  Here's a few tips that will help you get noticed.

 

First of all, the rules:

 

  • Please do not include phone numbers, emails or other contact information in your ad.
  • As with the rest of the site - it is not allowed to publish offers or requests for sex or domination for a fee, or to advertise any type of financial transaction.
  • You may post a maximum of two ads in two forums of your choice.
  • Ads submitted on weekdays are usually approved and published within 24 hours. Ads submitted on weekends and holidays will be typically be published on the next business day.
  • The Cage editorial board reserves the right to refuse to publish any ad as we see fit.

 

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you're looking for, but don't forget to include what you have to offer. This is particularly important for submissives. Dominants are likely not going to be interested in an ad that consists soley of a submissive's long wishlist of services they expect a dominant to perform to the sub's satisfcation. 

 

Grammar and punctuation count.  Take a moment to proofread your ad.  It's your introduction and should reflect some care and consideration.

 

Allow your personality to shine through.  Include a few interesting details that might intrigue or amuse.  

 

Keep your ad snappy and succinct.  You can always direct people to your profile or blog for more details. 

 

Make sure your ad is in the correct category.  "Misc Ads", and "Kinky Dating Ads" are for those who are looking for something outside of a singular Dominant/submissive dynamic. If your ad doesn't fit elsewhere, these are the categories for you.

 

Duplicate ads should only be used if they apply to more than one category.  For example if you are a submissive seeking a male or female dominant it would be acceptable to post in both "Seeking Dominant Women" and "Seeking Dominant Men".

 

As mentioned in the rules above, outside contact details are not allowed in personal ads.  If you include your phone number, email, or social media account link, your ad will not be published.

 

We have new members joining us every day.  Don't be disheartened if you don't get an immediate response to your ad.  

 

Did you know you can "bump" your ad every day?  This let's others know that you are still actively seeking. Just click on "My Ad" and you'll see the following:

 

 

If you have tips about what you like to see in a personal ad, please include them in the comments. Good luck to everyone in their search!

 

 

 

 

5 months ago. Sun 30 Dec 2018 06:59:13 PM IST

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year to you all!  I was naughty and took some time off for the holidays, so apologies if you had to wait a bit to have your messages answered or your ads approved. We should be all up to date now.

 

Don't forget that our Premium Live Chat, which is currently open to all users, will revert to Premium Only at the end of the month.  If you have been enjoying live chat and want to benefit from all of our Premium features, it's easy to upgrade at anytime. And don't forget we now have a "Gift Premium" feature if you want to buy a holiday present for your kinky friends.

 

Thank you all for helping to make THE CAGE such a wonderful, supportive place! Cage Monkey and I have big plans to bring you lots of new features and improvements in 2019.  We've had thousands join us this year and look forward to building our community together.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

6 months ago. Thu 13 Dec 2018 08:20:07 PM IST

By popular demand THE CAGE Team is happy to bring you Premium Gifting!  You can now purchase a Premium Subscription Gift for a friend with six and twelve month options. Just visit any Basic user's profile page and click on the "Gift Premium" option under her or his name.  To make gifting even easier, we offer multiple ways to purchase, all of which are private, safe and secure.  To those of you who choose to support the site in this way, thank you!

 

Although gifts are nice, not everyone likes to receive them.  Make sure you only purchase a gift subscription for someone you know who you believe would appreciate it. If you're not sure, ask.  And like all soliciting on THE CAGE, asking others to buy you premium membership or other gifts is against our rules. If you see any soliciting, please screenshot it and report it on the user's profile page.

 

If you'd like to opt out of Premium Gifting just click on "preferences" under your name and toggle "Allow others to gift me a Premium subscription" from yes to no.  You can change this at any time.

 

Happy Holidays everyone!  We hope you enjoy this spanking new feature!

 

 

6 months ago. Sat 01 Dec 2018 04:08:51 PM IST

Because it's December and we're feeling festive we are opening our CHAT to everyone for the whole month!  Whether you have Basic or Premium membership, you can enjoy all of the warmth and fun of live chat, all month long.

 

Here's to a lovely holiday season at THE CAGE!