Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?

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Flailing doesn't help...

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Vanya wrote:What I protest is Robert KS bringing his bullshit bias into a what is non-issue, and using it as an excuse to trash Murdoch and Fox News (not that I care what Fox News does, either). He should stand by his opinion and cancel his subscription to National Geographic, and stop watching Jeopardy!.
Holy shit can you believe the ignorance here? I'm pretty sure you meant "into what is a non-issue". Can't wait to hear the explanation for that one.

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Thoughts:

1. All casual fans and even many hardcore fans are dimly aware at best that this partnership even exists.

2. Robert should have known that this thread would get people riled up for no real reason. He could have no effect on TPTB's decision even if he were right.

3. The Simpsons in its prime was not at all stupid.

4. Sony is no better or purer a corporation than Fox as far as I can tell.

5. I would prefer that JBoard remain nudity-free.

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On the plus side, maybe we'd lose those awful Michele and Joe video categories!!

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Stanislaus Jacob wrote:Thoughts:

1. All casual fans and even many hardcore fans are dim...
That's true enough. No need for more.

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Stanislaus Jacob wrote:Thoughts:

1. All casual fans and even many hardcore fans are dimly aware at best that this partnership even exists.

2. Robert should have known that this thread would get people riled up for no real reason. He could have no effect on TPTB's decision even if he were right.

3. The Simpsons in its prime was not at all stupid.

4. Sony is no better or purer a corporation than Fox as far as I can tell.

5. I would prefer that JBoard remain nudity-free.
Does that mean I gotta put pants on? Oh, man!

[Mod Hat]But yes I would prefer it that way as well, since several of us access at work, SFW is at least the goal, and, like it or not, tat doesn't pass the SFW test.

From the registration agreement as well:
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “JBoard.tv” is hosted or International Law.
"Obscene"? Well I won't get into that debate (I prefer the "obscenity is whatever gives a judge an erection" quote). Sexually-oriented? Maybe, but this is more "naturist magazine" than "Hustler". Is female toplessness in public against the law in the United States? For sure (again, better or worse). Regardless, it also looks like a deliberate provocation, while it may not break any laws, it's flaunting that it is.

Oh, wait, it does break one law. Wheaton's Law. That should be the guiding principle of jboard posts (it is what masked this place tolerable), and should be removed as a violation of Wheaton's Law imho. [/Mod Hat]

EDIT: and holy carp I didn't even notice the age of the girl in the picture but imho just as wrong no matter the age. It's just now there's illegality involved too as was pointed out.
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dhkendall wrote: Is female toplessness in public against the law in the United States? For sure (again, better or worse).
Depends on location. It's legal in NYC, for one high profile example.
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I'm inclined to believe that NatGeo will start publishing anti-climate change propaganda sometime soon.

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I don't know what current law is of posting historical pictures of bare-breasted minor girls on your website. I doubt alietr wants to find out.

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Rafferty Barnes wrote:I don't know what current law is of posting historical pictures of bare-breasted minor girls on your website. I doubt alietr wants to find out.
Seconded.

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Thirded.

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patkav wrote:Thirded.
Fourthed.

And there had been so much progress with making Jboard more women-friendly.
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Rafferty Barnes wrote:I don't know what current law is of posting historical pictures of bare-breasted minor girls on your website. I doubt alietr wants to find out.
I think one has to be seriously sick to classify said picture as pornography. Those are the people I'd want reported when they move to my neighborhood.

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kristinsausville wrote:
patkav wrote:Thirded.
Fourthed.

And there had been so much progress with making Jboard more women-friendly.
Fifthed.

Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.

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arjavrawal wrote: Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.
Seriously? A National Geographic (-like?) picture is not kid-friendly? You scare me.

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Johnblue wrote:Vanya wins this thread.
And loses at life.

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gnash wrote:
arjavrawal wrote: Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.
Seriously? A National Geographic (-like?) picture is not kid-friendly? You scare me.
It's not kid-friendly if it contains nudity, does it?

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Sixthed, because context matters. There's a huge difference between the image in its original published context and it being used here to continue a sustained pattern of aggressive behavior toward other jboard users, a large number of whom are women.

Also, a reminder that there is a lovely option to add a user to your foe list so you don't have to be subject to their presence on a regular basis.

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arjavrawal wrote:
gnash wrote:
arjavrawal wrote: Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.
Seriously? A National Geographic (-like?) picture is not kid-friendly? You scare me.
It's not kid-friendly if it contains nudity, does it?
Yep, evil evil nudity, better get some therapy right away.

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Two bits the only reason Vanya put that photo up is so he could later crow about censorship by the "liberals" here.

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