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Jul 05, 2002, 12:30 AM
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Jurgen Heilig's Avatar

What is wrong with that picture?

The picture with Steffi holding the my Concorde was the most popular picture in the Gallery. It was deleted because of the comments it caused.

" This is a family friendly site. Users shall refrain from cursing, posting lewd or offensive pictures, text, or other media, or in any other way conducting themselves in a manner that would be uncomfortable for children or the parents of children who browse here".

Pictures like that are obviously not welcome.

What do you think? Opinions please. Jürgen
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Jul 05, 2002, 12:41 AM
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I guess most folks don't like the Concorde. It's just a matter of taste.

I think it's a great picture.

Jul 05, 2002, 12:48 AM
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A beautiful girl and a beautiful plane. Your wife? Daughter? Girlfriend?

Nothing Lewd, provocative, offensive about it, but again, she is pretty.
Jul 05, 2002, 12:52 AM
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if that's not appropriate...

If that pic is bad, I think I'm going to have to go into my libraray and toss most of my copies of RCM.

What kind of comments was the picture generating? If people are posting innapropriate comments, the posts should be removed. I personally think there is nothing wrong with the picture.

Jul 05, 2002, 12:54 AM
Most Exalted Windbag
I can't imagine!
I'd like to know what the comments were too.

Jul 05, 2002, 12:58 AM
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Delete the replies!

Looks like a typical cover photo on RC Modeller which has never been suggestive or in poor taste, although pictures of women holding airplanes while wearing bathing suits never seemed justified! Unless, of course it was a flying boat and they were "retrievers" ????
Jul 05, 2002, 01:00 AM
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Re: What is wrong with that picture?

Originally posted by Jurgen Heilig
It was deleted because of the comments it caused.
It's a problem we have here in the states, kinda like the concept of gun control. Due the the actions of others, we often make snap decisions and just kill things at the source

My opinion: I do not disagree with providing "family safe" content, BUT if the picture generated politically incorrect comments, the comments themselves should have been deleted, not the picture.

Terry G Phillips
Jul 05, 2002, 01:20 AM
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Cover photos

I've only seen a (radio control) model magazine cover cause problems once. It was an issue of Radio Control Model Cars (Gene Husting's book) many, MANY years ago. The cover model was sitting on some rocks in a bikini, holding a tamiya hotshot(am I dateing myself yet?). The angle she was holding the car at, and the angle of the photographer made it look like she wasn't wearing any bottoms to the bikini. Note that you could not see anything - -but the car itself covered the side of the bikini, causing it to appear as if she wasn't wearing one. Later issues of the magazine carried letters from folks in the midwest who said their local newstands would not sell that issue to kids.
I can see that as being a bit over the top, even if it wasn't intended.

Back to the topic at hand - I asked my Fiance her opinion on the picture. She aggrees there is nothing wrong with it. That's the kind of outfit that one would wear to work.

Jul 05, 2002, 01:21 AM
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Welcome to the internet Jurgen.
Jul 05, 2002, 01:30 AM
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hi Jurgen .... if there's anything wrong (and i believe a lot) , it's all in THEIR screwed-up heads......VERY pretty and welcomed photo... and the plane's not bad either...hang in there bud........ kw
Jul 05, 2002, 01:49 AM
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I remember reading the post that got it pulled. It was a short one sentence reply, made by some teenager no doubt, refering to how he would "insert 4-letter with one letter bleeped out "F" verb that anytime". Does that make sense?? LOL Im trying not to get this one pulled for Jurgen. I would have pulled it too....
Put it back up Jurgen, it only got pulled because apparently a pretty girl holding a plane is too much for some geeky teenager to handle.

Jul 05, 2002, 02:11 AM
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i'll 2 nd that...... why aren't these post "screened" better, and then the attempted " obscene " problem poster be "unplugged " for about a year.....that would fix the real problem and bother or offend the " good guys " like Jurgen............ kw
Jul 05, 2002, 02:13 AM
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make that " NOT " offfend or bother in previous post....my error............ kw
Jul 05, 2002, 05:22 AM
Michele Somaschini, Spain
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I like the pic. Nothing offensive. The girl is nice.
Jul 05, 2002, 05:59 AM
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Seems grossly unfair to me. I agree the comments should have been removed, not the photo.

Is a photo of a female subject be 'expected' to receive offensive commentary?

The Ezone is not supposed to be an exclusively male area, so what if you are a female modeller and would like to submit a shot of yourself holding your own latest model?

This must be a mistake by admin, or we'll all have to post photos with zero human subject matter as, let's face it, either sex could theoretically attract offensive comments.

Jurgen, I really hope Steffi did not read or was not upset by any untoward comments.

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