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Comment on On NSFW Content Rules in ~tildes
opticalshadowI think its touchy, but what i would suggest is that it be with context. Firstly, to stop spam and stright porn archives, require the posting to be from either the photographer with legal rights...
I think its touchy, but what i would suggest is that it be with context. Firstly, to stop spam and stright porn archives, require the posting to be from either the photographer with legal rights to the photo, or the model with legal rights to the photo.
Second the context, Porn and nude posing are without context the exact same thing, having context is important. a person within a photography or videography group may well have nude models, and may want feedback or showing of their work or to start a discussion with something. Thats different then just flatly porn.
I think wanting to avoid porn for porn's sake is reasonable without censorship due to legal concerns, but i do not think it would be healthy to disallow nudity, even for the sake of it being nudity, within the context of an artist shearing his work. And i understand that is a very thin line and one that can be easily abused, but that is after all the necessary evil of free speech.
Comment on Hey ~games, how do we feel about Active Shooter? in ~games
opticalshadowThe game looks like asset flip garbage, so as a gamer i think its pretty trash. As far as a concept, it doesnt bother me in the least bit. Firstly, developing a game about school shooting is no...
The game looks like asset flip garbage, so as a gamer i think its pretty trash.
As far as a concept, it doesnt bother me in the least bit. Firstly, developing a game about school shooting is no different then writing a story about it, a movie or tv episode, its freedom of speech, it isnt actively trying to incite school shootings, its just the subject matter.
That said, freedom of speech works both ways and unless the hate or anger that comes from that crosses a line, like personal threats or such, thats what you get. You have the right to say things, not the right to be heard, and not the right to anti-criticism.
All that said, this is clearly a title that used cheap assets to quickly make a drag and drop title that is just cashing in on an incident and gaining publicity from it. It will no doubt make its money back, because people will want to play it because of controversy an d asset flipping is very cheap to do so its margin of cost will be low. MY HOPE would be that despite the cheap facade the game actually pushes some discussion on the topic, or the very least contains genuine good gameplay, because controversial topics liek this NEED to be dissected and examined to better understand them. Video games offer a level of interaction that other forms of media cannot achieve, so its always sad to see that first impressions are such trash instead of something intelligent.
I signed up for the Alpha, i havent even begun to really crack factorio, im late to that party, but its a blast so far and this looks like it could be quite fantastic.