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Old 22nd April 2012, 04:13 AM   #35507  /  #1
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Fedup's recent sig ... (contains NSFW image)

Just interested in the point of the image (and others like it .. ie images used to elicit a controversial response) as it exists on the web, why it is used, how it is used ... also what people think about possible motives for using it, and what judgements people make about the image and/or the people who use it.

Fedup, maybe you'll repost it here?

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Old 22nd April 2012, 04:25 AM   #35511  /  #2
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:24 AM   #35520  /  #3
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I don't always have time to check all the threads so feel free to PM me if I don't seem responsive. Anyway, here it is:


Why did i make this my sig? No nefarious reason (at least consciously) as Adenosine accused me of. I saw it today browsing tumblr and found it strangely compelling, gross, and funny and thought it would be funny to replace my skeletons fucking sig with a super-obese fucking sig. No deep thought. I removed it when I realized it really bugged a few people and it wasn't worth making a stink for.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:28 AM   #35522  /  #4
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goddamnit haven't you people heard of NSFW & hide tags?
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:31 AM   #35525  /  #5
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goddamnit haven't you people heard of NSFW & hide tags?
Sorry, never used it before. Where is it. I tried to edit and it didn't come up. Do i use "Spoil" button?
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:32 AM   #35526  /  #6
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:33 AM   #35527  /  #7
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It's the spoil button. and the worksafe toggle link should make it easy for people to adjust when they need to hide the nsfw stuff.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:39 AM   #35529  /  #8
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I don't see a worksafe button. Also, I tried to go back and edit and it doesn't show spoil button that way.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:41 AM   #35530  /  #9
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Sorry, I should have thought to include a NSFW warning on the thread title. Done now.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:48 AM   #35532  /  #10
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I don't always have time to check all the threads so feel free to PM me if I don't seem responsive. Anyway, here it is:
Spoiler


Why did i make this my sig? No nefarious reason (at least consciously) as Adenosine accused me of. I saw it today browsing tumblr and found it strangely compelling, gross, and funny and thought it would be funny to replace my skeletons fucking sig with a super-obese fucking sig. No deep thought. I removed it when I realized it really bugged a few people and it wasn't worth making a stink for.
Ahkay ... I hadn't noted the fleshless bones >>> fleshy bodies juxtaposition

The intention behind this thread was not to require an explanation in defense of posting the image, but more asking what interests people about the image, beginning with why someone would want to make a gif of it and why people use it.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:51 AM   #35535  /  #11
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I don't see a worksafe button. Also, I tried to go back and edit and it doesn't show spoil button that way.
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After you click on edit, there's an 'advanced edit' button. I think the edit window is 30 minutes. An admin can edit it after that time if you want.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:53 AM   #35536  /  #12
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I don't see a worksafe button.
It is under your name under the header.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 03:06 PM   #35593  /  #13
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I don't see a worksafe button. Also, I tried to go back and edit and it doesn't show spoil button that way.
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It's a new link next to the logoff link in the top navbar. It toggles between "Worksafe ON" and "Worksafe OFF". When it's on, then avatars, sigs and in-post images are not displayed. in-post images are converted to links. When it's off, you can see images, sigs and avs.

eta - spoiler is proactive on the poster's part. Worksafe On/OFF is proactive on the viewer's part.
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