Skip to comments.Vanity: Can we please agree to warnings before gruesome dead photos are posted, even in a thread?
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 /
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.
WAAA Call a WAMBALANCE!
Same for Helen Thomas, Pat Kennedy’s back bumper on the topaz Ford, and that creepy gay Asian album cover please.
Does THIS count? :) :)
I just saw a post maybe yesterday that was whining, “I thought this was a XXX... site, and....”
YOU shush, too...
Made ya look...
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.
Please post a warning for me any time you plan to show Michelle Obama...and thank you!
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.
“Thanks if I agree”, what if I don’t?
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
Okay, I admit I am curious...
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.
You know, I don’t think a single one of those articles had anything to do with Star Wars.
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.
have your husband check the thread first to be sure it’s safe.
Well heck...just watch Nancy Pelosi..or Harry Reid.
What's a harry reid...BTW?
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.
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.
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.
I’d also like to request such a policy on ALL future postings of Helen Thomas pictures.
Please go back and reread her request...
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.
Sure looks like that Burger King Guy.....
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!
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...
What are the forum rules on graphic material?
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.
OK, that creeped me out and I’m not going to be able to sleep for a week. Thanks a LOT!
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.
That’s a good idea I hadn’t thought of. Thank you.
Remember when men were......gentlemen?
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