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  Quote Suren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: A question about Avators
    Posted: 21-May-2008 at 04:23
I know there is an AE rule which doesn't allow us to have some special symbols or images which may be offensive toward some people.

Here is my question: What can we do about symbols that are holy for some people and offensive for others?

For example Swastika is an old Indo-European symbol for good luck or even a holy symbol for Hinduism and Buddhism, but this symbol is offensive for Jewish people and those who had suffered from Nazism and its criminal acts.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-May-2008 at 05:11
While the issue would certainly be up for debate, I would personally recommend avoiding using the symbol simply to avoid the problems that would come with it.
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  Quote Northman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-May-2008 at 08:09
A members avatar is a part of his/her post, and subsequently the question is already answered in The Code of Conduct B. 5
 
B. Inappropriate posting 

     5. Rude insults, defamatory remarks, offensive images, cursing, profanity intended as an insult towards another member, personal attacks, words of hate. Any remarks that stirs up anger. In dealing with flame wars, comments that started the flame war will have more weight in terms of violation.
 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-May-2008 at 08:16

Suren you are an ex-mod, you should not be asking this!

 

We try to go onto context. The Falun Gong insignia would be ok if it is intended to be that. If it is a thinly disguised attempt to make an anti-semtic/pro-nazi statement, then it would be inappropriate.

 

 

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  Quote Suren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-May-2008 at 18:14
Originally posted by Northman

A members avatar is a part of his/her post, and subsequently the question is already answered in The Code of Conduct B. 5
 
B. Inappropriate posting 

     5. Rude insults, defamatory remarks, offensive images, cursing, profanity intended as an insult towards another member, personal attacks, words of hate. Any remarks that stirs up anger. In dealing with flame wars, comments that started the flame war will have more weight in terms of violation.
 
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Thanx Northman

I was aware of that code. What I was trying to discuss about was about situation like this case. The symbol is a Good Luck charm and has a long history why should we avoid it because of some retard Nazi who misused this symbol.




Edited by Suren - 19-Jun-2008 at 00:23
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jul-2008 at 10:19
yes your thoughts are right. every people differs in their believe 
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  Quote Richard XIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jul-2008 at 14:08
mine is offensiveErmm
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 00:26
i just noticed that new users have the historical avatars like Ivan IV, i looked at what i can choose from and i can only choose from the standard avatars, but not the historical ones. or am i too dumb to find them?Geek
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  Quote Justinian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 05:37
Because of the changes over the years to the forum (those animated flags were awesome I just have to say) I believe the historical avatars were removed, (I think it was like a year ago?) you'd have to upload one from the internet I would think. 
 
I checked my profile options and besides my current one I didn't have any historical ones available either.  (not that I'm looking to change, had the same one since day 1)Wink


Edited by Justinian - 23-Aug-2008 at 05:38
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 11:17
Well you couldn't have chosen a better character Big%20smile
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  Quote Justinian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 22:33
Originally posted by Knights

Well you couldn't have chosen a better character Big%20smile
Well said.Big%20smile
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2008 at 19:07
Originally posted by Justinian

Because of the changes over the years to the forum (those animated flags were awesome I just have to say) I believe the historical avatars were removed, (I think it was like a year ago?) you'd have to upload one from the internet I would think. 
 
I checked my profile options and besides my current one I didn't have any historical ones available either.  (not that I'm looking to change, had the same one since day 1)Wink


yeah but i saw newly registered users with them, thats why i'm so surprised.
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  Quote Northman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2008 at 08:44
I have added a small selection of historic avatars, and might add more later.
 
 
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2008 at 18:15
thanks. btw it seems there is a graphic issue with the Qin Shi Huangdi avatar.
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