At 3/12/05 01:36 AM, WadeFulp wrote:
I encourage all our users to be on the look out for reviews that violate our REVIEW GUIDELINES and mark them as ABUSIVE.
What I would really like to see is for you to address all the abusive material in both the submissions and the author comments. I know it's almost unthinkable to you guys, but maybe you should screen stuff before posting it.
I know I'm new, and I know this violates a main premise of this site. But for me, some gay guy who loves animation, I have to sit through about 300 instances of abuse every day when browsing this site. It gets REALLY old, and don't expect me to sit still for some of this "you're gay, you deserve (or get) a bullet in the head" crap that's expressed all over the place here. Talk about abusive!
After reading the abuse policy a bit ago, I realize that I've been less than perfect in adhering to this policy, but now that I have looked at it carefully, I plan to be more careful. I do write a lot of reviews, but as a writer who is only beginning to work on animation, it is natural for me to do so. Also, if you review my comments, I think you will agree that they overwhelmingly are made in order to provide constructive and specific critique.
I very strongly urge you to consider this issue. This is very serious, especially given the audience and volume of this site. At a certain point, it is not reasonable or acceptable for your policy to be NEARLY ANYTHING in a flash is ok, but that a viewer is supposed to be banned for being upset by and responding to the outrageous homophobia. IT is certainly tyrue that many of the things I see over and over every day are not tolerated when it comes to racial content.
Please consider your policies more thoroughly, as there are serious inconsistencies. If you feel I am mistaken or misunderstand aspects of your policy, please contact me to clarify.
Let me also say that I really don't want you guys to get all politically correct. I'm tough, and I can take it, but don't expect me not to dish some out in response under these circumstances. Frankly, my biggest worry is that you will ban me for letting loose on some of these losers who shoot gay guys and "retards" or whatever, when we all know who the real gay retards are (to use the common vernacular). (By the way, your BBS policy, which is more specific, is more right on target in my opinion.)