Another black and white reactionary poll. Here's my answer: it depends - but mostly yes.
How about a poll if is OK to talk about the Nazis? Read about them? Write about them? Publish articles about them? Make films about them? Discuss about them in a public subway? KNOW about them? THINK about them?
What's next because of this one image, are we going to label APUG anti-semetic?
While we're on the subject why not make a list of images we shouldn't post - let's see:
Two men in a passionate embrace stirred up heated words from some of you - they're out
An exposed erect penis was another
Anything having to do with sex is out
Crying babies - especially if their candy was taken away from them is no no
Body parts is just gross
Then there was that incident of images of a body after a debauched surgery - not for the delicate to see
What about an image of an Aussie Aboriginal? Very few know that even taking the image is offensive
Images of the insides of sacred temples is a no
Definitely no images of any US airport immigration, security or customs area
What did I miss? Let's make a sticky.
Last edited by gr82bart; 10-28-2006 at 04:46 PM. Click to view previous post history.
This was a very borderline situation, one that has never come up before in the gallery. but due to the number of reported emails from the image I decided to remove it. I tend to consider 1-3 reported emails as controversial, 3-5 as borderline and 6-10 as needing to be removed at the wishes of the community. It is extremely rare an image has been reported 6-10 times or more so that to me is an indicator it's just out of place here.
Then again. There does not appear to be a "rule", so I'd imagine that in time (i.e. not today, and not next week) things might change.
Whether it's "RIGHT" or not to edit content to suit community standards is secondary to the well being of the community (obviously) . .. choosing the lesser evil (allowing peeps to get pissed over XYZ content - vs. - allowing peeps to get pissed over perceived limitations to their "free expression") is always going to be a difficult choice to make. But someone's going to make it... and I think already has.
Too bad. The Nazis and what they stood for existed, and the potential for it still exists today. It is interesting how some people think hiding something repugnant makes it go away. History revised by popular demand.