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common decency- gore pics

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 08:54 AM
mods and admin, their hs been an influx of ops posting gory pics oh kids who have been kiled, all posted in the name of something.

simply its just wrong, last i checkee this aint

my worry is it sets presidents. they post pics of disembered kids to highlight war . . . what next, will people be posting links of child porn as "it can hapen to ur child"?

please mods, look at the situation, i dont want to look at any corpses, ESSPECIALY CHILDREN

posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 09:04 AM
This has been addressed here but I agree it's needless and does not garner intelligent discussion.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:51 AM
In my opinion it's like anything else, if you don't like it...don't look at it.

You don't like a TV show, you don't watch it. If you don't like explicit musical lyrics, you don't listen to it. If you don't like sexually suggestive pictures or images, you don't look at them.

If you don't like graphically gory pictures, don't look at them.

War and violence is brutally ugly. It's not a video game. Men, women and children get mangled, injured and killed.

Maybe the images will open people's eyes and make them think about the horrors of war and violence on the innocent. IMHO.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 11:01 AM
SPELL CHECK: precedents not an executive position ("presidents").

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by boaby_phet

So If I understand your point correctly, these pictures are sending a message, a message that you do not agree with..correct?

What If I was to say that I dont like your avitar image message, that its offensive, that its suggestive and distasteful?

Since the last time the staff and mod's addressed this issue, I have not seen any posting of any images, just links and warnings of graphic pictures. I think that is better than posting these images in a manner that displays them in the posts.

Simply do not click on those links. You already know what is there based on the thread title and the graphic image warning. No one forces you to click on the link, thus you really dont have any gripe, but to gripe to yourself for clicking on the link being curious.

Dont blame the messenger when it is you who did the act of clicking the links.


posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:10 PM
Just because some feel more safe/comfortable with their head in the sand or up their own you know what... doesn't mean the rest of us have the same delicate dispositions and need for self deception.

Most of us are here to "Deny Ignorance" the same time to also maintain ATS's "Family Friendly" policy, i think a fair compromise is to have all such images linked to... with a description. That way you leave it up to the reader to decide what they want to see.

This way parents who feel an obligation to shelter their children from the evils of war, don't have to worry about their little one putting them in an awkward position with "dada/moma... wat is dat?", while they are in the middle of reading through threads of this nature, between a playdate and naptime.

As for this compromise giving people the false impression that they can link to porn... that might be a subjective matter that would be best left up to the mods to decide. There is certainly a big difference between adult swimsuit modeling and hardcore... same could be said for children who are being sexually exploitated... it's a matter of degrees, ie child beauty pageants vs pictures depicting molestation.

A zero tolerance approach to these matters is asinine, we are mature and intelligent enough to draw a line and be mindful of it. Obviously there is content out there that does very little in contributing to the discussion at hand and some images that could be classified with questionable intent. In such a case, these images should be referred to the reader as search options... such as "google this key word" etc. Maintaining one more step removed from specific urls.

[edit on 22-1-2009 by The All Seeing I]

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:20 PM
Bringing children into a subject is the move of a coward. If you lack the thought process to get an idea to another person you have no place talking at all. It is ignorant as hell to post pictures of dead kids just to attempt to say war is bad. IMO I do not think that anyone is "pro war" some people just see it as an option.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:23 PM

Originally posted by YoungStalin
Bringing children into a subject is the move of a coward. If you lack the thought process to get an idea to another person you have no place talking at all. It is ignorant as hell to post pictures of dead kids just to attempt to say war is bad. IMO I do not think that anyone is "pro war" some people just see it as an option.

So by hiding from these images, it makes the world a better place.

Ignorance is bliss.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:24 PM
Wow, when a guy who's avatar is a picture of a crapping dog starts calling pictures offensive, you know some real doozies must have been posted.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:47 PM
No, what im saying is if you have an idea of what wars is then you know that people are killed. If you need to see pictures of dead kids to get that through to you then you are behind the curve.
The gory pictures are just a way of blaming a group for doing bad things. The gory immage posts i have seen are always blaming someone. Its look at what THEY are doing never look what man is doing, look at what we are doing. The people posting these just want support on their own political views, what better way is there to do that then showing pics of dead kids? If there was a positive reason for posting the pics i would not have a problem with it. But there is no good reaon for posting them, the people doing it want points, attention and support nothing more.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 02:13 PM
I have no problem linking to gory pics, but I believe it's courteous to have a warning posted for the squeamish.

I myself have absolutely no problem with blood, guts, rolling heads, disemboweled babies...none of it bothers me. But for those that do I would say it is only polite to warn them before they see something they can't un-see.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 03:09 PM
Discussion of this topic is encouraged in the existing thread:

Posting of Graphic Images - Reminder

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