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Vanity: Can we please agree to warnings before gruesome dead photos are posted, even in a thread?
self ^ | 5/3/11 | self

Posted on 05/03/2011 12:53:55 PM PDT by Yaelle

Is it OK to ask for simple "GRAPHIC WARNING" to be said before posting any photos of any gruesome dead bodies? I don't have a problem with them being posted, just would like a warning to be seen BEFORE the photo.

If you want to stick a photo of bin Laden or Uday and Qusay, or whomever, especially the bloody ones, can you give the GRAPHIC WARNING and then do this /

/

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enough times to give someone a chance to not see it, or speed past it?

We sensitive people want you to see it and we want to maybe see it but we want to be ready to handle it. Some of us are very sensitive to these things.

Thanks if you agree.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: binladen; bodies; dead; soverysensitive; waaambulance
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 12:54:01 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

WAAA Call a WAMBALANCE!


2 posted on 05/03/2011 12:57:14 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Yaelle

Same for Helen Thomas, Pat Kennedy’s back bumper on the topaz Ford, and that creepy gay Asian album cover please.


3 posted on 05/03/2011 12:57:49 PM PDT by golux
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To: Yaelle
Bumping your thread, and your request....with a simple question........

Does THIS count? :) :)



4 posted on 05/03/2011 12:58:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: golux

(whoops)


5 posted on 05/03/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Yaelle

I just saw a post maybe yesterday that was whining, “I thought this was a XXX... site, and....”

.........never mind...


6 posted on 05/03/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Shush.


7 posted on 05/03/2011 12:59:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Yaelle

8 posted on 05/03/2011 1:00:08 PM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: TSgt

YOU shush, too...


9 posted on 05/03/2011 1:00:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Yaelle

GRAPHIC WARNING!!!!
GRAPHIC WARNING!!!!
GRAPHIC WARNING!!!!

Made ya look...

10 posted on 05/03/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Yaelle

We are in several wars overseas and things are going to Hell here at home. You can either toughen up or just crawl under the bed and stay there.


11 posted on 05/03/2011 1:01:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: Brad's Gramma

Please post a warning for me any time you plan to show Michelle Obama...and thank you!


12 posted on 05/03/2011 1:02:05 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Yaelle

I just want someone to add to the title (THIS IS REALLY THE REAL DEAD OSAMA).

I may not want to cook that hamburger for dinner tonight.


13 posted on 05/03/2011 1:02:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Yaelle

“Thanks if I agree”, what if I don’t?


14 posted on 05/03/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yaelle IS a tough lady....please trust me. She doesn’t care if they’re posted.....she asked for a fair warning. I’ll bet she’s not the only one who feels this way.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 1:03:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma
By gawd, you have gone too far!

I was about to defend the posting pictures of bloody, bullet ridden jihadists with limbs missing and entrails exposed, but then I saw THIS! No warning whatsoever. And I am almost out of my PTSD medicine.

16 posted on 05/03/2011 1:03:37 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: King Hawk

Yaknow, King Hawk......I haven’t saved any pics of Wookie.

I didn’t want my poor computer...infected. You’ll have to settle for Ms. Thomas. :)


17 posted on 05/03/2011 1:04:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Yaelle

I think that’s fair and a good idea; most all blogs do the same thing, and I’ve already seen the warning you mention used on one of Free Republic’s threads today in regard to Nick Berg, and I appreciated the warning.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 1:04:12 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: San Jacinto

(whoops...again)


19 posted on 05/03/2011 1:04:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: golux
...that creepy gay Asian album cover...

Okay, I admit I am curious...

20 posted on 05/03/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: US Navy Vet

I think that’s a fair request. Why is it so difficult to be kind to other people? In this case it really costs virtually nothing.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 1:07:11 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: King Hawk

Heh

Keyword: Wookie

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/wookie/index?tab=articles


22 posted on 05/03/2011 1:07:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: brytlea; Yaelle
"I think that’s a fair request. Why is it so difficult to be kind to other people? In this case it really costs virtually nothing."

It may be fair, but it simply isn't going to happen. Folks are going to post the photos to threads that have no warning and, most on point, there are thousands of people who will not read about the request and they are going to bring in the photo with no warning.

If someone is posting a thread specifically about the photos, they could post a warning in the title, but I would not expect it.

I think it was Lieberman yesterday that said he had seen the photos and Osama had an entry wound in the head and there was some apparent swelling, but that the photo was not really that bad. I'm sure that there is much worse on television every single night.

23 posted on 05/03/2011 1:13:19 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You know, I don’t think a single one of those articles had anything to do with Star Wars.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 1:16:16 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Yaelle

I don’t mean to be unkind but I don’t think you are going to be able to flash past this bad boy without seeing it. You probably ought to stay off these threads for a few days. Then again if we have the collapse that is surely coming you will likely witness a lot worse things than OBL with half his face missing.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 1:18:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Yaelle

have your husband check the thread first to be sure it’s safe.


26 posted on 05/03/2011 1:19:29 PM PDT by stompk
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To: Yaelle

27 posted on 05/03/2011 1:20:11 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I'm sure that there is much worse on television every single night.

Well heck...just watch Nancy Pelosi..or Harry Reid.

What's a harry reid...BTW?

28 posted on 05/03/2011 1:22:28 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: Yaelle; a fool in paradise; Daffynition; JoeProBono
This is not "gruesome" but it is Dreadful Dead!


29 posted on 05/03/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Yaelle

30 posted on 05/03/2011 1:24:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Yaelle

In Bangkok, the papers deliberately choose the most graphic, gruesome pics of accidents, murder scenes, and other carnage for the top front page of their news. In 5 x 7 photos, color.

Not saying it’s the right thing to do, but sensitivity to gore is not a universal norm.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 1:24:28 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Yaelle

32 posted on 05/03/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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33 posted on 05/03/2011 1:28:20 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Almost as evil as the Freeper Criminal Mastermind)
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To: Yaelle

Oh good grief! If I was so sensitive that the sight of a dead body upset me, I wouldn’t be out advertising it. I’d be trying to toughen myself up.


34 posted on 05/03/2011 1:36:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Yaelle

Uhhh... NO....
People need a real good dose of something called REALITY, now and then.

If Americans had been ALLOWED by their mainstream media masters to see the dead, and to hear the screams of the jumpers on 9/11, the anti-war movement and all the years of insane hate and lies that followed would have never happened, because people would have seen THE TRUTH, with their own eyes....

But that COULD NOT be allowed, because it might hurt the Democrat cause, defeating the “EVIL SHRUB”, after the unaccepted loss of Al Goron in 2000, so fresh in their minds.


35 posted on 05/03/2011 1:38:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Yaelle; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Lazamataz

I’d also like to request such a policy on ALL future postings of Helen Thomas pictures.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 1:40:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: tcrlaf

Please go back and reread her request...


37 posted on 05/03/2011 1:42:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: US Navy Vet; All
I cannot believe the disrespect given to my humble request. Why ever have we had the consideration to report abuse on a post, or to post warnings before violent photos? On this G-d and family first site, one cannot respect even the question I asked?

After all my years of being here and all my donations, this response to me is unbelievable. I only asked. Some of us are female and sensitive. I'm even moreso than usual, being with child. I clearly stated that I wanted YOU ALL to see the photos; I asked for a warning because on threads these photos were popping up without any.

I'm sad that so many of you are not even attempting to be gentlemen to real women.

38 posted on 05/03/2011 1:49:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Rebelbase

Sure looks like that Burger King Guy.....


39 posted on 05/03/2011 2:26:04 PM PDT by weeder
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To: Yaelle
I'm willing to bet that any FReeper going to the trouble to post such pictures will have enough description in the title for one to at least assume the images could be graphic. I think it would be hard not to, unless they were intentionally trying to trick the readers. Just let the standard process continue and I think you'll be fine.
40 posted on 05/03/2011 2:30:05 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Yaelle

Something that may help is to disable images on FR. All browsers have the ability to make it so you do not see images.

I know it’s not what you are asking for, but at least you could still enjoy FR.

Congratulations on your baby!


41 posted on 05/03/2011 2:35:59 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Exactly! I suggest the OP avoid the threads over the next few days when she sees Osama/terrorism because most people are not going to read this post before posting the photos.Sorry for you but th truth is the truth.I don’t mind the photos and am not squimish at all unless someone next to me is gushing blood then I tend to be a little that way...


42 posted on 05/03/2011 2:43:11 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

What are the forum rules on graphic material?


43 posted on 05/03/2011 3:05:53 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I”m not sure if your post is addressing me, but it must not be since it doesn’t really have much to do with what I posted. I will assume it’s not.


46 posted on 05/03/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: Rebelbase

OK, that creeped me out and I’m not going to be able to sleep for a week. Thanks a LOT!


47 posted on 05/03/2011 3:34:42 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: Yaelle

It’s really puzzling to me why there is such a reaction. I really can’t begin to answer. I used to think of conservatives, in general, as a little more kind and considerate than the general population, but to be honest, it seems not to be the case any more. I didn’t think your request was out of line, and the matter isn’t whether or not it would be perfectly adhered do.
But you know, it’s far more fun to make fun of people and get a cheap laugh, or to tell people how silly and overly sensitive they are. Of course, some of these same people will be saying how terrible the culture the liberals want to foist on the rest of us is. Go figure.


48 posted on 05/03/2011 3:40:22 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: Spruce

That’s a good idea I hadn’t thought of. Thank you.


49 posted on 05/03/2011 3:41:45 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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Remember when men were......gentlemen?

I do.

Faintly.


50 posted on 05/03/2011 3:41:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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