Forum: General / Administrative

Page:
Page 1 of 31 2 3
Administrative
Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 6)
By linhPremium member Comments: 2688, member since Sun Mar 07, 1999
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 03:55 AM
Moved to Administrative by linh (3) on 2005-04-12 01:35:09

An avatar is supposed to be a good-natured stand-in for you. They are not to be used for inflammatory political or otherwise inappropriate messages. That's what the debate or philosophy boards are for.

You wouldn't like it if someone posted a racist, or anti-gay, or anti-lesbian, or anti-religion avatar that was directed at you, so don't use an inflammatory avatar just to stick it to "the other side." That's just plain hurtful and not allowed.

The mods and I will start removing avatars that violate the spirit of dance.net.

Linh

73 Replies to Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards

re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By groovygranmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12545, member since Mon Jan 19, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 05:54 AM
Thank you for that Lihn i think a very wise desision on your part as ti will save many heated words

Thanks again

Mama DD's xxx
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 11)
By Wedgemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1670, member since Fri Mar 08, 2002
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 08:12 AM
Speaking of inappropriate comments...

Perhaps you might want to change your signature there Groovygrans.

Mama DD's followed by xxx does not quite give off the impression of a family site. At least not a family site rated PG. I mean I'm SURE thats not what you're implying but perhaps a rewording would be in order or maybe some o's in between those x's in order to protect our more sensitive youth from being subject to such horrendous connotations.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By groovygranmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12545, member since Mon Jan 19, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 09:35 AM
Am i missing something here? What is wrong with the name my grand chidren call me by and thre kisses ?
Just as i would end a letter

Love Mama DD's xxxx
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 2)
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:15 AM
That´s the same what I thought when I saw the Marilyn Monroe photo that was too inappropriate for this website. I thought nearly the same like Groovygran: "What? How is this inappropriate????" And this is was Wedge tried to say. It is not, and there´s the problem. It looks like we have HUGE differences where we think what´s inappropriate and what´s not.

I do agree how Linh explains the whole thing. I do agree that no avatars should be allowed that might hurt someone. But I think that this step is going too far in some cases, like the Marilyn Monroe case. The photo showed a woman in a bathing suite at a beach. WHOA, that´s definalety horrible... :?

Kathy
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By vandoraPremium member Comments: 907, member since Sat Jul 31, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:17 AM
Edited by vandora (101603) on 2005-02-26 10:08:17 More to say.
Edited by vandora (101603) on 2005-02-26 10:08:43
I know this isn't what the subject is about, so I'm sorry for being off-topic, but since it was already brought up more or less...

I, personally, see "xxx" for "kisses" as a sort of slang. The reason for this is that many people who learn English as a second language aren't taught that while learning it, just like most other slang. I guess regional slang would be the right phrase for it. So some people, not knowing English as a first language, won't understand "xxx" for "kisses" anymore then "b" for be or "2" for two/too/to or any other form of netspeak.

English is my first language - born and bred in America, but when I first came to Dance.net, I didn't think "xxx" meant kisses. I see "xoxoxo" and think "hugs and kisses", but I'd not see "kisses" without "hugs" in my entire life. So, just a thought that many people might not understand it.


Just a thought. Although I know Wedge might have been refering to "DD's xxx" in a completely different way. :P
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 4)
By Pasdekatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6900, member since Sat Dec 29, 2001
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:19 AM
Let's just say if you typed "DDs" and "XXX" into google you'd have quite a shock!
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 9)
By Wedgemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1670, member since Fri Mar 08, 2002
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:34 AM
Kathy Kesby described it perfectly.

There is nothing wrong with your signature GroovyGran, but through easy manipulation your sig becomes vulgar, explicit and inappropriate.

Mama's are slang for Breasts. (That girl has some nice Mama's!)
DD's are Breast size. (Rather large too. Makes tying shoes difficult.)
xxx is slang for porn. Which I do believe is the highest rating you can give a movie. (G, PG, PG13, A, R, XXX)

Put that all together and you aren't quite the sweet old granny we all beleived you to be are you?

Now of course that isn't true, I'm just proving a point.
And being snarky and satirical.
Talents of mine.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 1)
By Wedgemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1670, member since Fri Mar 08, 2002
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:39 AM
Kathy Kesby described it perfectly.

There is nothing wrong with your signature GroovyGran, but through easy manipulation your sig becomes vulgar, explicit and inappropriate.

Mama's are slang for Breasts. (That girl has some nice Mama's!)
DD's are Breast size. (Rather large too. Makes tying shoes difficult.)
xxx is slang for porn. Which I do believe is the highest rating you can give a movie. (G, PG, PG13, A, R, XXX)

Put that all together and you aren't quite the sweet old granny we all beleived you to be are you?

Now of course that isn't true, I'm just proving a point.
And being snarky and satirical.
Talents of mine.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 2)
By xxdancingqueenxxmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1915, member since Mon Jun 28, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:06 AM
Hi

Im with groovygran on this!!

Ok, her signature MAY be looked at as a bit explicit, but if its what her grandchildren call her, then why shouldnt she put it? it may sound weird to you, but its normal for her and not rude in the slightest really! honestly, do you have to pick faults with EVERYTHING? and plus, it never occured to be for a second that xxx's at the end of someones signature, could be viewd as porn. xxs means kisses as far as I know, god no offence but you sound like boys in my year, will look at anything and be like 'ooohh its rude or somehting to do with sex'. why would she want to sign her name thats like porn??
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 1)
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:13 AM
" (Rather large too. Makes tying shoes difficult.)"

Why do you think my shoes don't have shoelaces? :P

Sorry, had to do it.

Even though some things don't seem inappropriate to me, it may to others, and that has to be respected. So, thanks Linh for always setting stuff straight.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 1)
By Meganmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12956, member since Wed Mar 17, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:30 AM
Dancingqueen, I'm afraid you've missed the point Wedge was trying to make.

He's not saying that Groovygran is being pornographic. He's trying to make the point that even perfectly innocent things can get twisted if you look at them in a certain way. Like some avatars, like her signature.

I thought he made that entirely clear by stating that the post was satirical.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:34 AM
Even though some things don't seem inappropriate to me, it may to others, and that has to be respected.


Yes, that´s what I also thought. But I still think that there should be an end somewhere. Because there will ALWAYS be someone who thinks that something is not good.

I know that many people here are not so open in sexual things like I am. That´s no big problem for me and I do respect that. But in my pesonal opinion the cutting down of everything that might be a problem is going too far at the moment.

Kathy
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Munkensteinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14381, member since Mon Aug 11, 2003
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:05 PM
...wow, we were joking around about avatars in chat, which is where mine came from, and it's somehow inflammatory. Finger bandages are terrible things, I suppose. Perhaps I could start a debate about it though...might be fun.
Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By TEAM_MOMmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2268, member since Tue Sep 21, 2004
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:31 PM
It always amazes me to leave the boards for a couple days, and then come back on and find threads like these. Makes me wonder what I missed. :D

I'm glad Linh is looking at the avantars and keeping them within PG appropriate range.

X's and O's to you groovygran......
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:44 PM
Now that we've talked about it...I don't understand how someone in a bathing suit is inappropriate...
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Munkensteinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14381, member since Mon Aug 11, 2003
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:05 AM
"honestly, do you have to pick faults with EVERYTHING?"

Yes, if avatars that aren't meant to be "imflammatory" are being removed, they we might as well pick apart signatures.

"god no offence but you sound like boys in my year, will look at anything and be like 'ooohh its rude or somehting to do with sex'. why would she want to sign her name thats like porn??"

Honestly, I blinked a couple of times the first time I saw her signature...the x's alone aren't bad, but when I see "xxx," along with "DDs" and "mama," that comes across a little differently...just saying.
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By groovygranmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12545, member since Mon Jan 19, 2004
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 02:01 AM
Edited by groovygran (82337) on 2005-02-27 01:49:38
I think as intelligent people we are acting a little childish here
Untill this silly thing and I mean silly about my signature came up I never knew about such things as the meanings you are putting to them
I use this signature and my grand children call me this and one of them is 16 years old [so for a long time ]hundreds of times a day and will continue to do so as here we do not make fun of such simple things
Think of me as you wish Wedge but I will not alter my signature
I think you picked a wrong example and to say I am intelligent so should know I do not live in the same area as you the world is a large place

Love Mama DD's xxx
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 1)
By crunchyPremium member Comments: 4810, member since Wed Nov 05, 2003
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 02:47 AM
Avatars, signatures, what's the difference. If someone on this site finds someone's avatar explicit, it is removed...why not the same for a signature? I personally don't find DDs xxx offensive, but I can see how it could be. If avatars are being removed for no other reason than it might "offend" someone, signatures should be too.
Allison
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 9026, member since Sun Oct 31, 2004
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 04:43 AM
Wait....what are finger bandages? Why was it removed? Huh? *cries*

I don't get it...

I changed my avatar. Its too explicit for Sofie cause I know she wants Bj, so now its of clouds.

Weehee!

However: What about people who have avatars supporting gay rights and "Proud owner of a vagina"....Are they classified explicit because they are their own opinion? Because to people who are "anti-gay" or "anti-feminist" these would be innappropriat to them?

Ok. Now I've just confused myself.

*Goes to cry and rock in the corner*
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards (karma: 1)
By Wedgemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1670, member since Fri Mar 08, 2002
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 07:39 AM
You don't get it Groovygran. This has nothing to do with your personally as I've clearly stated before. I don't think of you in any sense relating to your signature. I'm simply saying, take a few innocent words put them together in a context and you get something inappropriate. Despite how completely appropriate it is like your name, Your grandkids call you that, which is fantastic, and you like to give them kisses, also fantastic.

I just think you're right on the very thin line between censorship and allowing it to pass.

As for picking faults with everything, it's rather hard to improve if you don't isn't it?
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By DejaDerangemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6188, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 09:52 AM
*matronly voice* There, there, Pokey, It's ok!

Besides, you made me laugh SO hard. :D


I must have a very sick mind though, because I've always thought that groovygran's signature was meant to be... explicit? *ashamed face* Not that I'm saying it is, just I didn't know that wasn't what it meant. Thus Wede's warning that maybe we should be a little more careful about things like that.


And we REALLY don't need to have the "What's regional slang? What's netspeak? What's a tree?" argument again. PLEASE.


Marian
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:00 AM
GroovyGran, we're not trying to team up on you, but you have to realize, that we're not making this personal. Avatars are being called inappropriate and taken down. I may not think they are inappropriate, but just because someone does, they have to go. Looking at your signature, "Mama DD's xxx", you could get something inappropriate from it, even if you didn't mean it. So, even if our avatars weren't mean to be inappropriate and we didn't they think we, they were taken down. How is it different with your signature?
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By groovygranmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12545, member since Mon Jan 19, 2004
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:03 AM
Edited by groovygran (82337) on 2005-02-27 09:52:25 spelling before it starts again
Yes people will not have to read what is not there and start twisting things as a signature is what it is

I will continue to use what I have used for years with no come back and this should be the end of it as it was only used as an example apparently


Love Mama DD's xxx
re: Inflammatory avatars are inappropriate, use the debate boards
By Wedgemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1670, member since Fri Mar 08, 2002
On Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:33 AM
Edited by Wedge (23299) on 2005-02-27 10:21:13 Capitalization is SUPER important. So is spelling... :S
Well you'll continue to use it until they tell you to stop anyway...
Page:
Page 1 of 31 2 3

ReplySendWatch