> No one wants porn on this site which is why we
> have it in the Coc that it is forbidden. Do we
> want an influx of gruesome and graphic images? I
> think we could agree that this is not desirable
> and certainly not if people are gratuitously
> posting such images for the hell of it.
> However, if graphic images are part and parcel of
> a discussion or of current events then we would
> like to think that members who wish to draw
> attention to them would act responsibly and link
> to the image with an advisory statement regarding
> the content of the image rather than post it
> openily on the boards. Thus, people are given the
> choice of viewing the image or not depending upon
> their own resolve for graphic images. After all,
> news outlets will give warnings before showing any
> images that viewers may find upsetting.
> We will take a dim view if people are being
> gratuitous about grim and grisly images. These
> images contain the remnants of human lives that
> have come to an unnatural and untimely end at the
> violent hands of fellow humans. They are people's
> sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers
> and fathers, friends and lovers. They are not for
> the shock entertainment of others nor should be
> posted out of morbid fascination. If any one
> wished to satisfy their own morbid curiosity of
> the atrocities that can bestowed upon the human
> body then websites do exist where they can do so
> (Rotten dot com for example).
> So no, gratuitous posting of ANY graphic images
> will not be deemed acceptible, and porn will most
> certainly not be next.
Spoiler tags would have been good. Not everyone gets their jollies by viewing and posting death and destruction as though it's something to be glorified.
The poster in question should have known that. And don't be fooled. He's not numb to it--he gets off on it. He knew exactly what he was doing and knew that normal people would object.