Ok, time to talk images. Specifically sigs (signatures) and avvies (avatars).
Since these images are seen all over the forums, not just the Lounge or P&R, some of the following quetions need to be addressed:
- How risque should sigs and avvies be allowed to be? How do we define the boundaries?
- Should political sigs and avvies be allowed? If so, should they be limited to only positive statements?
- Should religious sigs and avvies be allowed? If so, should they be limited to only positive ones? (one example of a negative one that was up once was a image of a toilet with the Koran being the toilet paper)
During the election, I put up a poll asking about political sigs and avvies. Only 37 people responded, but here was the breakdown:
So, while those are a few starter questions about sigs and avvies, I think we just need to open it up to general discussion on the topic.7 -- No political sigs or avvies should be allowed
19 -- Only positive sigs/avvies should be allowed ("Obama for President" or "McCain/Palin - 2008")
11 -- All political sigs should be allowed, even those that are negative to one or more candidates
As always, please respect everyone's opinion, even if it disagrees with your own. Discussing differences is fine, but don't make it personal, because once that happens a lot of people just choose not to participate, which in the end impedes the process of making sure we have rules that are in line with the community at large.