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    There is a new forum rule governing avatars

    (21) ACCEPTABLE AVATARS: We are willing to allow almost any avatar. However, there are several exceptions. Prohibited avatars include those which show unsafe firearms handling, are pornographic, or which violate other forum rules such as bashing other gun rights groups, expressing hate, or LEO bashing.

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    Could you post some example photos of unacceptable material so we know what not to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superlite27 View Post
    Could you post some example photos of unacceptable material so we know what not to use?
    Wudn't that be against the rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce View Post
    (21) ACCEPTABLE AVATARS: We are willing to allow almost any avatar. However, there are several exceptions. Prohibited avatars include those which show unsafe firearms handling, are pornographic, or which violate other forum rules such as bashing other gun rights groups, expressing hate, or LEO bashing.
    Why would somebody bash a Gun Right Group?

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    I had an avatar with a kid pointing a gun at his face (humorous) ... and beget the rule.

    But really, no avatars of the following: Rose O'Donnell, Roseanne Barr, etc would be highly offensive as they might cause people to need to take t trip to the bathroom ....

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    Oh, jeez. Another rule.

    Rather than make a rule against objectionable avatars, just treat the avatar as part of the post, which then falls under the rule, "we reserve the right to edit or delete anything for any reason..."

    I really, really hate the gun-pointed-at-viewer avatar, and thought McBeth's suicide avatar highly degraded; but even so, I think this idea of making up a new rule every few times something comes up to be even worse.

    Proposed Rule #20: no more rules.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Oh, jeez. Another rule.

    Rather than make a rule against objectionable avatars, just treat the avatar as part of the post, which then falls under the rule, "we reserve the right to edit or delete anything for any reason..."

    I really, really hate the gun-pointed-at-viewer avatar, and thought McBeth's suicide avatar highly degraded; but even so, I think this idea of making up a new rule every few times something comes up to be even worse.

    Proposed Rule #20: no more rules.
    It was not a suicide avatar .... just an idiot looking down the barrel of a gun ... humorous ... funny .. witty ... classic ... wacky ...

    I like rule #20 .... The Dangerfield rule ...

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    Re: There is a new forum rule governing avatars

    Quote Originally Posted by snatale42 View Post
    Why would somebody bash a Gun Right Group?
    An excellent question. Nevertheless, it has happened on these forums before.

    Oh, I might as well admit it: even I bash the NRA at times, but I try not to do it here.

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    There is a new forum rule governing avatars

    wow, just like the gubmint, lets make moar rules instead of enforcing the ones that matter...
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    nothing wrong with the rule and it is one i can live well within
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    nothing wrong with the rule and it is one i can live well within
    I object to avatars of bears hiding their face behind a net as they prepare to perpetrate robbery on hard working bees.

    I also object to satanic avatars sporting a Christian halo on Easter; an insult to millions of Christians worldwide celebrating The Resurrection and the triumph of spirit over corporeal existence. Evil, the antithesis of The Nazarene's message, is a sure route to spiritual decay and entrapment. Just because the avatar has a smile does not make it any less the personafication of evil. Juxtaposing it against an infinity symbol representing the unlimited scope of spiritual ability only adds to the insult since committing evil or even harmful acts is directly opposite to message of men like Christ, Bhudda, and Lao Tse.

    More rules, please.
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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snatale42 View Post
    Why would somebody bash a Gun Right Group?
    One person's gun right group is another person's oppressor... Obamalama says he's pro-gun, so does Biden ...
    Last edited by davidmcbeth; 03-31-2013 at 01:13 AM.

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    The reason I post here is the small number of rules and the efficacy of almost all the rules the owners of this home choose to set. I don't agree with them all, and there are some that would improve the experience if implemented. I've often asked the staff to take actions that they sometimes do and sometimes don't. But, it is their house and their right to do with it as they please. While we don't always agree (an unavoidable state of affairs between rational beings), I respect their approach as a whole and am willing to live with some of their choices that aren't to my liking.

    In the case of this new rule, I don't have a problem with it. It actually is just a logical extension of existing rules, more of a clarification than anything else.

    If I found that the owners' rules and behavior to be "oppressive" (and my rational requests went unaddressed), then I'd leave, looking for another posting home, or create one of my own.

    I choose to stay as a guest in this quite rational home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I object to avatars of bears hiding their face behind a net as they prepare to perpetrate robbery on hard working bees.

    I also object to satanic avatars sporting a Christian halo on Easter; an insult to millions of Christians worldwide celebrating The Resurrection and the triumph of spirit over corporeal existence. Evil, the antithesis of The Nazarene's message, is a sure route to spiritual decay and entrapment. Just because the avatar has a smile does not make it any less the personafication of evil. Juxtaposing it against an infinity symbol representing the unlimited scope of spiritual ability only adds to the insult since committing evil or even harmful acts is directly opposite to message of men like Christ, Bhudda, and Lao Tse.

    More rules, please.
    COMMENTS REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATOR: Funny but still a personal attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    COMMENTS REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATOR: Funny but still a personal attack.

    Great point! I mistook it completely. I thought General Urko was having a mother of all bad hair days while trying to emulate Edward G. Robinson* sucking on a cigar. I was convinced we needed more rules to prevent further insults to:

    • hairstyle fashionistas
    • Charlton Heston, former NRA prez.
    • sincere parents trying to prevent kids smoking


    But, your analysis is obviously spot-on. Thank you for the insight!

    More rules, please.


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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I object to avatars of bears hiding their face behind a net as they prepare to perpetrate robbery on hard working bees.

    I also object to satanic avatars sporting a Christian halo on Easter; an insult to millions of Christians worldwide celebrating The Resurrection and the triumph of spirit over corporeal existence. Evil, the antithesis of The Nazarene's message, is a sure route to spiritual decay and entrapment. Just because the avatar has a smile does not make it any less the personafication of evil. Juxtaposing it against an infinity symbol representing the unlimited scope of spiritual ability only adds to the insult since committing evil or even harmful acts is directly opposite to message of men like Christ, Bhudda, and Lao Tse.

    More rules, please.
    Just to let you know CITIZEN, the bear is after the bees not the honey

    i guess enslavement is the purpose
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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    I object to everything everybody else objects to...

    And that includes objections.
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    Wink

    Some people would cry if they were going to be hung with a new rope...

    I ignore avatars and advertisements... mostly. I do get a kick out of the ugly ape one...

    OH, LOOKIE! Wish I could afford the 3 speed holster... OOPS... I looked.
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    COMMENTS REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATOR: Funny but still a personal attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    I object to everything everybody else objects to...

    And that includes objections.
    Oh! You must be a salesman.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Great point! I mistook it completely. I thought General Urko was having a mother of all bad hair days while trying to emulate Edward G. Robinson* sucking on a cigar.

    I believe I have discovered the reason Citizen lacks an avatar:

    He has yet to find a photograph obscure enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superlite27 View Post
    i believe i have discovered the reason citizen lacks an avatar:

    He has yet to find a photograph obscure enough.
    roflmao!!


    General Urko was the military ape commander in the old Planet of the Apes. And, Edward G. Robinson was the actor who played the quintessential gangster boss in 1930's-50's. Roles like Johnny Rocco in Key Largo opposite Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; and Rico in Little Caesar. He was so tied to the gangster role that Warner Bros cartoons did at least two cartoons using his likeness and voice imitation, pairing him against Bugs Bunny in one. Jim Carey did an imitation of him (You're good kid...but...second best) in the movie Mask.

    He made numerous great movies where he didn't play the bad guy, but the gangster roles are the one's that stuck in people's mind. If you want to see a couple good Robinson movies hunt up Stranger and Destroyer. In the former, he plays a Nuremburg investigator hot on the heels of a Nazi played by a young, slim Orson Welles. And, in the latter he plays a navy yard construction boss who rejoins the navy mid-WWII and gets in over his head because the navy changed so much after he left. He redeems himself near the end. Great acting. Awesome actor.
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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon Blues View Post
    Oh, I might as well admit it: even I bash the NRA at times, but I try not to do it here.
    My father always said, "Never bring up a problem without a solution."

    There's a huge difference between "bashing" and "constructive criticism." Bashing is nothing more than whining under a different wrapper. Constructive criticism, as corny as it sounds, has a purpose. It's to make things better, or at least provide viable alternatives, and for good reason, unless you're allergic to improvement.

    As for avatars, I find it to be a sound rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Edward G. Robinson was the actor who played the quintessential gangster boss in 1930's-50's. Roles like Johnny Rocco in Key Largo opposite Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; and Rico in Little Caesar. He was so tied to the gangster role that Warner Bros cartoons did at least two cartoons using his likeness and voice imitation, pairing him against Bugs Bunny in one. Jim Carey did an imitation of him (You're good kid...but...second best) in the movie Mask.

    He made numerous great movies where he didn't play the bad guy, but the gangster roles are the one's that stuck in people's mind. If you want to see a couple good Robinson movies hunt up Stranger and Destroyer. In the former, he plays a Nuremburg investigator hot on the heels of a Nazi played by a young, slim Orson Welles. And, in the latter he plays a navy yard construction boss who rejoins the navy mid-WWII and gets in over his head because the navy changed so much after he left. He redeems himself near the end. Great acting. Awesome actor.
    I've only seen a few of his movies, all gangster types.

    I found the full version of Destroyer on Youtube, so I'm at the 25 minute mark and rising. Looks good so far, and thanks for the tip!
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    Yet you can use a picture of a being with a tail without pants...

    :rollseyes:

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    Some one must have been bored to bring alive a two year old thread
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