BRING @F1nut's OLD AVATAR BACK!!!

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,905
    gimpod wrote: »
    Ya, That's what the Jews said in Germany in the 1930s and look what happened.
    Gotta call it like I see it.

    It's when they start burning Jesse that I draw the line.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,344
    I'm going with this for now, but I would still like to use my original one because it is FUNNY!!!
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,276
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'm going with this for now, but I would still like to use my original one because it is FUNNY!!!

    Would you like to buy an acronym? :)

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,589
    edited June 14
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Wait, I thought that dude was Jesse!


    LOL.....cigar gives it away no?
    Post edited by pitdogg2 on
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    edited June 14
    I was wondering what was going on with Jesse's avatar. I miss his old one was well.

    This forum needed some changes including more moderation, but come on man, there was nothing wrong with Jesse's avatar.

    People are too uptight and easily offended these days...
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,204
    I had a post deleted a couple weeks ago, for no apparent reason. No bad language. No reason given. Figured it was just a mistake.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,247
    My Avatar gives me special powers!
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,204
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    My Avatar gives me special powers!
    It takes a confident man to wear a shirt with a heart on it! :smiley:
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,883
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I was wondering what was going on with Jesse's avatar. I miss his old one was well.

    This forum needed some changes including more moderation, but come on man, there was nothing wrong with Jesse's avatar.

    People are too uptight and easily offended these days...
    Reported!
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    msg wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I was wondering what was going on with Jesse's avatar. I miss his old one was well.

    This forum needed some changes including more moderation, but come on man, there was nothing wrong with Jesse's avatar.

    People are too uptight and easily offended these days...
    Reported!

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  • msgmsg Posts: 2,883
    I HATE that guy.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    msg wrote: »
    I HATE that guy.

    Reported. :p

    PS - I am not much of a fan either.

  • StewStew Posts: 567
    Maybe if he wore a funny shirt and needed some vowels...
  • halohalo Posts: 3,519
    Stew wrote: »
    Maybe if he wore a funny shirt and needed some vowels...
    OU812?


  • StewStew Posts: 567
    Just sayin' I always liked F1's avatar.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    edited June 15
    gimpod wrote: »
    To the moderators, No offense intended but this is just overreacting P.C. BS.

    I do not find how any normal person with even a tiny bit of a sense of humor could find it offensive, judge for yourself.


    If you agree please post so here.

    But if you think it is offensive, Then golly gee wiz I apologize to all I may have offended. You bunch of "Mickey Mouse Club" and "Leave it to Beaver" watching 11 year old's, I've got news for ya the world is not a nice place and if you can't have a sense of humor than what's the point to any of this thing we call life.

    P.S. I was going to make this a poll but I guess you can't do with Vanilla. (Shakes head)

    I agree.

    P.S. - You can start a poll with vanilla. Instead of clicking on "New discussion" click on the down arrow just to the right of it. A poll is one of the 3 options, along with "ask a question" and "new discussion". I find it comical that when you ask a question and the 1st person replies, the thread gets marked as answered, regardless if the person actually answered the question. :)

    (Bump) :p
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,589
    halo wrote: »
    Stew wrote: »
    Maybe if he wore a funny shirt and needed some vowels...
    OU812?


    Great album
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,215
    I never found his Avatar offensive. He's had it a long time, what makes it offensive all of a sudden is my question.

    We all certainly realize it's Polk's sandbox, but day to day depending on which side of the bed someone at HQ wakes up on, determines the offensive content ? Dare I say, sounds a little "snowflakey" to me.....or at the very least, wishy-washy. Shouldn't common sense prevail in these things ? Like no naked pics, abusive pics, political pics, etc.

    Maybe it's just my generation failing to understand why this one is so bent on making everything plain vanilla.

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 2,757
    You guys have to remember this is a corporate website designed to support the sale of its products. With that in mind, it's not that surprising.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    Why not put upon Jesse's chest, Vowels for sale O's & U's it will still remind us of what once was and still piss off those that complained >:)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,799
    edited June 15
    Maybe they just need to shut this site down. I am sure they wouldn't miss the drama, and the drama queens ;)

  • kevhed72 wrote: »
    You guys have to remember this is a corporate website designed to support the sale of its products. With that in mind, it's not that surprising.
    tonyb wrote: »
    I never found his Avatar offensive. He's had it a long time, what makes it offensive all of a sudden is my question.

    We all certainly realize it's Polk's sandbox, but day to day depending on which side of the bed someone at HQ wakes up on, determines the offensive content ? Dare I say, sounds a little "snowflakey" to me.....or at the very least, wishy-washy. Shouldn't common sense prevail in these things ? Like no naked pics, abusive pics, political pics, etc.

    Maybe it's just my generation failing to understand why this one is so bent on making everything plain vanilla.

    At the start of this thread was a picture of the original Avatar. That Avatar has now been edited to read MIT. The original Avatar had a vulgar statement with missing vowel letters, then in a take on a game show, it asked "would you like to buy a vowel." I had not noticed this before, despite how often I saw that Avatar. It may have simply flown under the radar and gone without being noticed by the moderator until now or maybe someone complained and brought it to the attention of the moderator.

    We have been put on notice that the site will be more closely moderated and Polk is within its rights to maintain a certain level of decorum.

    Instead of bringing back the original Avatar that was posted at the start of this thread, that Avatar pic has now been edited and removed. The Avatar reading MIT has not been removed.
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,883
    I probably got myself removed from Polk's F&F mailing list for participating in this thread.
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,490
    DUB,you must be good friends with Capt.Obvious?Anyway it's a PC world all sunny ways, hugs and kisses, rainbows and Unicorns etc.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,215
    edited June 15
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    You guys have to remember this is a corporate website designed to support the sale of its products. With that in mind, it's not that surprising.

    Would it be surprising to use women to do that ? Even if it sells audio products ? The same way you see car shows with models standing next to the latest offerings ?

    Maybe you think Polk wouldn't do that, put women and audio together like some of the Avatars ?

    Hmmm....then maybe....and I admit I stole this....for your viewing pleasure with a side order of hypocrisy....

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    Some avatars have beautiful women and audio gear together, not naked women either. Is that so outside the norm ? If Polk can see there way peachy fine with it at their own shows, why is it such a problem all of sudden on the forum ?

    Point is, common sense. Beautiful women have been selling all sorts of products over decades of advertising. Nothing new, as long as it's tasteful. Speaking only for myself, I don't even know why this is suddenly an issue and I haven't seen any offensive or untasteful avatars.

    If one or 2 people complain about one avatar, does that make it offensive ? Even though the other 5k people don't think so ? You tell me...
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,033
    I don't know. I always thought F1's original avatar was funny but on closer inspection I just noticed something. The portly chap in the pic is in need of a mansiere which, if you look closely, he ISN'T WEARING ONE !!! :o :o :o
    So until the gentleman in the pic starts wearing the approprate undergarments that cover up his manly charms, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to nix the avatar.

    ..... Or maybe I'll try wearing some sunglasses. I'll give that a whirl.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    edited June 15
    DUB spelled backwards is BUD captain obvious said so :o
  • StewStew Posts: 567
    tonyb wrote: »
    Maybe it's just my generation failing to understand why this one is so bent on making everything plain vanilla.

    Spot on Tony. Our generation tends to worry about our own behavior and respect other people's differences. It seems like respect is a one way street to this generation. They want to be respected but they don't respect anyone who disagrees with them. Our generation agrees to disagree. They're offended by everything.

    Having said that, I understand that it's Polk's website and they don't want potential customers to be offended. The old avatar still makes me laugh though.
  • Good morning Everyone, well this is a lively discussion this morning.

    That being said, avatars are not going to be debated. They need to be tasteful, end of story. There have been a few on here that have been changed, yes.

    @tonyb to answer a few of your statements.
    1. You don't get to decide what is offensive to someone else, that's not how it works. Just because the collective thinks an image or phrase isn't offensive does it make it so, I don't agree with that.
    2. It's only Ken and I here moderating the Forum. Vanilla is not involved in day to day operations, even in the slightest. Ken and I decide what is offensive and what should be taken down or changed. Disrespectful language towards another forum member, vulgar language, avatars or pictures that are not appropriate. It may seem snow-flakey or wishy-washy to you but I have not waivered or shown favorites to any members since I started moderating the Forum. Is that fair to say? I think I've stuck to a hard line.
    3. The picture you posted is a professional gymnast that we used at CES to promote the UltraFit headphones. She and the other gentlemen were jumping and flipping on the trampoline in the background. Who am I to tell a professional athlete how to do their job or what to wear to do their job.

    @Hermitism, I can look into that post that was deleted. I'm not sure which one that was and I was not the one who deleted it.

    @gimpod, it may be overreacting P.C. B.S. but it helps us, Polk Audio, as a company not to lose any more customers because they find something offensive on the Forum or they have a bad experience on the Forum, I'm not going to change what I'm doing.

    I understand everyone's frustration with the changes recently. You have come to expect a certain vibe on the Forum, I get that. Changes needed to be made and changes have been made for the better. I come in here and shake a few things and you wonder who I am and why I'm doing it. The reason is simple: KEEP CUSTOMERS. People talk more about their bad experiences more than their good experiences.

    The Forum collectively was upset that Polk Audio did not use it's own Forum to recommend to customers as a resource in a specific email. It was bad marketing or a stupid decision on our part, were some of the things that were said about that decision, by members of the Forum. You have been heard.

    I have spoken to many of you personally through DM and email messages. You appreciated me being here and trying to clean up the Forum. Now, since something didn't go the exact specific way you wanted it to, I'm the bad guy? I'm here trying to help all parties, I'm not just self serving because I want to be.

    I do appreciate this topic being brought up, I think it is a good discussion to have. I appreciate all of you and I want to keep working together with everyone.

    Sorry for the length, there was a lot to address.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,905
    The only reason Jesse had to switch avatars is because one or two people that we all have had issues with here have a personal axe to grind with Jesse. It was revenge rather than being truly offended. They may have even threatened to leave and never buy Polk again if he was not banned from the forum for his offensive avi. As is alvways the case lately, it was easier to cave to pressure from an army of one than to say enough.
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