[Clipart] Logo should be removed.

chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 13:54:09 PDT 2010

While I sympathise with what you have written, and are feeling about 
this clipart, when swastikas are put up, we don't remove those. When 
upside down crosses are put up we don't remove those. If we make an 
exception for Odinism/Ásatrú when it offends someone, then we also need 
to make exceptions when our clipart offends the Christians/Muslims/Hindu 
faiths/German history as well. This is a black hole that we will never 
escape from if we start down that road. That's something that has been 
clear from the beginning, we don't remove clipart based on 
offensiveness, and so I disagree with the request for removal.

I don't really know how to address this issue (since compassion to other 
people is one of the foundations of good community), yet I also think 
there is nothing to be done, based on the policies of OCAL and what they 
have been for a long time.

One thing I can suggest is having a function in the user profile 
settings, a function that excludes displaying user-input tags. So if the 
clipart is tagged correctly it might be possible to custom-censor your 
own Library experience. Programmers like Bassel would be able to tell 
you if this idea is actually possible, but it's one that if it works 
might address the whole larger issue of offensive cliparts. See here 
<http://openclipart.org/wiki/File:User-profile-settings.jpg>for example.

I hope this helps understanding in some small way.


On 15/07/2010 2:49 a.m., Shawn Evans wrote:
> Greets!
> I know that I don't say much here on the list but the logo submission
> found at  http://www.openclipart.org/index.php?pretty=detail/71893
> should be removed.As per my comment on the submission:
> "I think this one should be removed. As a practitioner of Ásatrú, I
> feel that the Valknot should not be used on a logo of this type. It is
> a symbol of the god Odin and of the Ásatrú faith and religion in
> general."
> I am not sure why the Valknot was chosen for this logo, but the Knot
> of the Slain has deep meaning to those who are Ásatrú or
> Odian/Odinist.
> Thanks.
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