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Question: Do you think that DrGrov should make a wallpaper package for the repos with his 20-30 favorite wallpapers?  (Voting closed: October 25, 2007, 12:04:50 pm)
Yes, it would be a nice feature - 11 (73.3%)
No, it's an horrible idea - 3 (20%)
I am not sure - 1 (6.7%)
Total Voters: 15

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2007, 04:43:05 am »

Here's the thing with porn (or pr0n if you prefer): there's stuff that obviously is, and there's stuff that clearly is not, and then there's a whole bunch of stuff in between which people disagree about.

I guess since it's hard to find two people who agree on what's porn and what isn't, it's probably best to leave out anything that could be.

You bunch of perverts.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2007, 05:03:41 am »

Oh, but there IS a good definition of pornography:
It's a contraction of the greek words "porne" for prostitute and "graphus" for description/depiction.
From this follows the definition: The depiction/description of a prostitute's life.
Ergo: if it's single nudes, it can't be porn, however lewd the picture itself may be(there are other names for that); There need to be at least two parties in a prostitution-relationship. No maximum required, btw.
If I really want to be anal about it, I could state that an exchange of money,goods or services between the participating parties is also a requirement.
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2007, 12:09:25 pm »

SuSE-Refugee,

I didn't say there wasn't a good definition of pornography, just that you can't get people to agree on what's pornographic and what's not.  For every one person who accepts your etymologically-derived definition, there would probably be at least one who would insist on a dictionary definition such as "the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement" (Merriam-Webster).  Then you get a whole bunch of people disagreeing about what constitutes erotic behavior, followed by disagreements about whether a particular item is intended to cause sexual excitement.

I've even had people tell me that superhero comic books with their characters clad in form-fitting costumes are "pornographic."

I like your definition, and could easily accept it.  I just don't think a lot of other people would.

Just my two cents on this subject.

Tom
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2007, 03:19:56 pm »

I'd normally argue it's porn if her legs are spread, otherwise it's a tasteful nude Grin
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2007, 03:49:44 pm »

I like Suse definition as well.

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No maximum required, btw.

Not in theory, in the practice to many people can be a problem.  Cheesy

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If I really want to be anal about it, I could state that an exchange of money,goods or services between the participating parties is also a requirement.

That seems to match the regular use in moderns languages. In the romantic literature, an ambiguous feeling of love between the client and the provider is frequent. Like a joke of fate or something like that.
Too many people can complicate the things even more, and lets live the job of the Book Keeper at a side.
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2007, 07:40:15 am »

...(Merriam-Webster)...
Well, there's another point we're bound to disagree upon: For english, I only recognise Oxford's....Wink
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