millerlau wrote:I think this is a valid question to ask, although it has been asked several times in the past.
peterb wrote:I'm tired of looking at pictures of people's pets as well as sunsets so
I don't look at them. Try not viewing images that offend you or ask
yourself why you look anyway.
This is your issue, not PBase's
peterb wrote: from the beginning PBase has always been the way that it is right now regarding this issue.
peterb wrote: If a person has a problem dealing with the way things are here, it is a little rude to join and then afterward decide PBase should change to suit their sensibility when the majority have no problem with PBase's attitude toward freedom of expression.
millerlau wrote:Neither the OP nor I were talking about PBase in general but rather PAD. I have absolutely no problems with adult galleries on PBase that are labelled as such so people can exercise personal choice about viewing them. However, in the 6 years I have been here I would say that the content of PAD has changed considerably and there is much more nudity/pornography now than when I started with PAD in 2004. So it wasn't that way when I joined, rather the content has changed since I have been a member. This is what I am commenting on.
Isn't it revealing that you consider me rude (your word) to engage in sensible debate on this forum but it is not rude for other people to upload pictures of genitalia
mike_dunbar wrote:In the wider context, however, if draconian measures had prevailed we would have been denied much of the genius of Picasso, Dali, Newton, Titian, Rococo and too many others. Given that we have accepted these works as art it is difficult to allow a case for regression now. True, in many eyes some of the offending material falls a way short of the standards set by the masters.
Does that mean that the standard of acceptability should pivot on competence? Not in my book. They have to be allowed to start somewhere.
In practical terms, even the offending PAD images are only presented as thumbnails. Pretty easy to take pragmatic action - turn the page.
Let's not be Mary Whitehouse as described by the late Sir John Mortimer. "She is always on the look out for material likely to cause her offence."
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