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What exactly is an obscene post?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (19026points) November 22nd, 2010

What constitutes an obscene post? I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one…

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FutureMemory's avatar

Since profanity is allowed, I can only assume it’s way graphic sex stuff, like “I bet you’d like a dick in your ass” or whatever.

Blondesjon's avatar

You dirty, donkey fucking perv. You want me to sit here and type out filthy, lesbian dildo whore scenarios and crazy daisy chain fucking, you are out of your filthy sanchez, Cleveland steamering mind.

You got another thing cummin’.

DeanV's avatar

@Blondesjon Beat me to it. Fucking dickwad.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Blondesjon So then why is it marked as obscene and not personal attack? Or quality standards? What sets obscene apart from all the other offenses?

DeanV's avatar

@papayalily I tend to think of “obscene” as an “all of the above”.

lillycoyote's avatar

I would think it would be something like linking to an obscene image or pornographic website rather that what’s in the post itself; what’s in the text of the post.

Blondesjon's avatar

@papayalily . . . True. How about . . .

I gasped softly as the donkey’s engorged cock entered me like a Namibian thrown spear. In all my years of fucking animals this was the first time I had given up completely and taken the submissive role. The can of tuna I had rubbed on my testicles earlier began to pay off as four or five of the barn cats’ kittens gathered to lick at the fishy offering.

better?

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sarah Palin’s running for president in 2012! (Is that obscene enough for you?)

@Blondesjon I’m hiding the pets if you ever come to visit.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Blondesjon Donkey sex was going to be my example too, damn! I don’t mind people talking about donkey sex, I’m talking about it right now myself, but I sure as hell don’t want to click on a link and see an image of it.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Blondesjon How sad is it that all I can wonder about is how Namibian-thrown spears are any different from all other spears, and how that would translate into sex…

josie's avatar

John Lennon once said “Women should be obscene, but not heard”.
I figure on Fluther that would be regarded as obscene or at least disgusting.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@josie How do you figure that?

FutureMemory's avatar

@Blondesjon You’re really fucked up, you know that?

FutureMemory's avatar

@papayalily How sad is it that all I can wonder about is how Namibian-thrown spears are any different from all other spears

Do you mean in their construction, or how they feel?

Blondesjon's avatar

@FutureMemory . . . Yeah. I blame it on the Founding Fathers . . .

alexander hamilton was a notorious fecal fiend

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josie's avatar

@claudia1234 I just had supper. Makes sense.

rooeytoo's avatar

click on @Blondesjon‘s avatar, that thing sticking out of its head is obscene! (or is it a unicorn?)

Aethelwine's avatar

Obscene post: I <3 WalMart

poisonedantidote's avatar

My post about pumping corpses full of diabetic gopher cum is still up, so im guessing linking to porn and things like that.

FutureMemory's avatar

Diabetic???? You sick fuck.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@FutureMemory type-2 diabetic to be precise.

that was in that random words question a couple days ago.

augustlan's avatar

It’s generally a link to pornography. Especially one that doesn’t have the (NSFW) warning. Every once in a great while, something is written that is just way beyond the pale, even without a link. Those go, too.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@augustlan I’ve seen, like, 2 in the past couple of days, and I NEVER see answers modded as obscene. And then I was all bummed out, like when you’re the first to leave the bar and then 5 minutes later something awesome happens…

augustlan's avatar

Haha. Sorry you had to miss the ‘fun’. ;)

ratboy's avatar

My best question got modded as obscene:
“Do masochistic sinners writhe in orgasmic ecstasy amid the torments of Hell?”

Some Fluther moderators seem to be elderly, ossified nuns who are dead inside after years of sexual privation.

FutureMemory's avatar

I saw that question @ratboy, I thought it was brilliant.

ucme's avatar

Obscene : “I think Hitler was a humane peace loving hunk of a man.”
Just fine : “Osama bin Laden looks like a homeless Santa & a dirty wizard.”

Blueroses's avatar

I’m just happy I found this thread with @Blondesjon ‘s answers still present.
The tuna testicles image is really going to keep my diet on track this Thanksgiving.

mattbrowne's avatar

Calling Muhammad a pedophile. Or Jesus a Jewish zombie. This may hurt the feelings of many Muslims and Christians and is therefore not appropriate. Free speech is a very important right, but we don’t have to always exercise it.

Blondesjon's avatar

@mattbrowne . . . What if one inferred that Muhammad made a mean BLT?

Blueroses's avatar

Damn! I wish I lived next door to Jonsblonde and Blondesjon. Block parties would be so much fun.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Blondesjon I don’t get it…

mattbrowne's avatar

I guess it’s about a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.

No, seriously, only a very small number of well-educated secular Muslims are able to deal with something like this. While a minority of poorly educated Christians can’t deal with something like this either. And we need a dialog, both with the majority of Muslims and the minority of ultra-conservative Christians.

rooeytoo's avatar

So what you are saying is that well-educated secular (do you mean lapsed muslims???) muslims have trouble dealing with the real world attitudes but only a minority of the poorly educated christians can? Where does that leave the poorly educated muslims and there must be a few of them around too? Or the well-educated christians and there must be a few of them around too?

That comment sounds like it harbors a bit of latent racism.

mattbrowne's avatar

This has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with different values and mindsets.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organisation with a permanent delegation to the United Nations, with 57 member states. The Organisation attempts to be the collective voice of the Muslim world (Ummah) and attempts to safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well-being of Muslims, which led to the so-called

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Declaration_on_Human_Rights_in_Islam

including Article 22a which states that “Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shari’ah.” 22b states that “Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to the norms of Islamic Shari’ah.” 22c states: “Information is a vital necessity to society. It may not be exploited or misused in such a way as may violate sanctities and the dignity of Prophets, undermine moral and ethical values or disintegrate, corrupt or harm society or weaken its faith.”

This explains why the vast majority of Muslims including all the moderate and peace-loving Muslims are outraged when someone insults the Prophet Muhammad. Calling him a pedophile or creating cartoons of him is seen as both extremely obscene and illegal. To them it’s a human rights violation.

Therefore I said only a small minority is not outraged by this. One example is the Egyptian-German political scientist who wrote two books I read and who is an insider of the Muslim mindset, see my question

http://www.fluther.com/102099/egyptian-german-political-scientist-predicts-the-demise-of-the-muslim-world-/

A minority of ultra-conservative Christians also take issue with obscenities, as happened for example with the film

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passion_of_the_christ#Controversies_surrounding_the_film

On second thought, I think this also includes educated ultra conservatives. So I agree with you, my earlier statement was not accurate.

Conservatives and perhaps even some liberals might feel that parts of a film like that are not appropriate, but they would not consider it obscene and feel insulted by it.

My post above was about raising awareness how most Muslims feel, because despite the fact that I support freedom of thought and expression, I also think that we do not have to exercise this right when it might cause harm. Therefore I think we should treat the Prophet Muhammad with respect and I’m aware that to some this might look like self censorship. Treating the Prophet with respect does not mean we have to accept all of the tenets of Islam. But we should know that insulting the Prophet is considered obscene. This includes posts in Internet forums. And the question was what exactly is an obscene post. I tried to answer this by giving examples. People can agree with my answer or not.

Bottom line: what is considered to be obscene depends on the mindset.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@mattbrowne Just to check – you do know that this post was about what’s considered to be obscene in a manner that would get it modded as obscene (and not spam or quality standards) on Fluther, not the larger question of what’s obscene in the universe we live in, right?

mattbrowne's avatar

@papayalily – So, what would happen if a Fluther user asked questions like

Is Muhammed a pedophile?

Do Muslims believe in a pedophile Prophet?

I’d say 98% of all Muslims would feel that these are obscene questions violating the guidelines. So I guess it depends on the faiths of the moderators.

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