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Do away with rule #6?

Do away with it, I'm fine with weapons pics in the right context.
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Keep it, weapons pics should be relegated to the rumble room.
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You input is appreciated - weapons rule?

Post by ezcheese » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:47 am

What do you guys think about doing away with rule #6?
Forum Rules:

1) Please keep the main forums PG-13
2) Please keep your avatars and signature pics PG-13
3) Absolutely NO racial/political/religious discussion. These threads never end well.
4) NO PORNOGRAPHY!
5) Keep extremely off-topic posts confined to the Rumble Room
6) NO pictures of weapons in the main fora. Please post them in the Rumble Room.

Have fun!
Of course if weapons pics cross the line, they will be dealt with at the discretion of the mods.
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Post by matt.wu » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:51 am

:thumbsup:

All for it.

*edit* - Let me provide clarification to my terribly worded response. I'm all for doing away with the "no weapons" rule.
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Post by el presidente » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:26 am

agree with Matt,and those pics of weapons that has been posted here before have been pretty"tastefull" imo :lol:
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Post by T.R. » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:28 am

Weapons is such a harsh word for fine knives and firearms. :grin: ;) :grin: ;)

As the post states... Weapons Rule! :banplz:

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Post by Diaboliq » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:11 am

One question..


If we don't like the watch (let's say so) and we put the nuke photo next to it.. or something.. Is that considered as the rule breaking?

I'm against weapons normally since it's unusual in Europe to show it / talk about it (unless you're Swiss) but spending time on US forums I almost got used to it.. :shh: Am I normal?


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Post by hazmatman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:16 am

As long as everyone follows the protocol: "you can post weapons, but not guns." Then I have no objection.

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The main thing that we cannot lose sight of...this is a watch forum, not a firearms or edged weapon forum. So every WUW pic need not include a handgun or knife (or female in state of semi-undress)...but man (and woman) cannot live on bread (or wristwatches) alone, so I am game to loosen the rules a bit.
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Post by dshap » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:49 am

I don't really mind pics that include weapons (need someway to suss out who the hicks here are :bird: ).

If you want to allow weapons back into the main fora, how about a rule against pics that are violent, i.e. gun/knives pointed at people, shooting people, etc. A pic of a gun laying on a counter with a watch draped over it isn't "offensive" in my book.
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Post by jimyritz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:52 am

I voted to keep as is; not really a weapons guy :shrug:
Just thought this was a watch forum as Doug posted..

How do you govern taste if you say post anywhere you want? :think:

No issue either way, I guess.....

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Post by TLgdeL » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:00 pm

jimyritz wrote:I voted to keep as is; not really a weapons guy :shrug:
Just thought this was a watch forum as Doug posted..

How do you govern taste if you say post anywhere you want? :think:

No issue either way, I guess.....

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I agree w/David. Violence :naughty: Guns/knives sitting there w/a watch in the picture = no problemo here
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Post by Henryj » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:18 pm

I agree with the difference betweem weapons pics and violent pics. One of my few good ones got yanked by WUS, because it was an Omega draped over a K-31 rifle. I thought I was just showing two examples of fine Swiss craftsmanship. Apparently, I was inciting violence.
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Post by Docrwm » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:25 pm

hazmatman wrote:As long as everyone follows the protocol: "you can post weapons, but not guns." Then I have no objection.

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The main thing that we cannot lose sight of...this is a watch forum, not a firearms or edged weapon forum. So every WUW pic need not include a handgun or knife (or female in state of semi-undress)...but man (and woman) cannot live on bread (or wristwatches) alone, so I am game to loosen the rules a bit.
+1. Anyone who posts a pic of their gun needs to be banished to 3T!

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Post by aikiman44 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:38 pm

As some are upset with pictures of knives and pistols, just keep 'em in the Rumble Room.
Because some like those pics.
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Post by randyswagon » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:44 pm

. . . as a prop, theyr'e fine. By themselves is another thing . . .





























. . .also, as long as they are not the kind of pics my neighbour showed me. Asks if I want to see a pic of his automatic . . . a rifle of some sort . . . I just said " Yeah sure . ." . Shit, the picture was of his naked 5"2" 195# wife holding the gun, standing in a field somewhere. I hate that guy now. :raised:
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Post by BSears » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:51 pm

Let me be the first (or second... :scratch: ) to say that NO violent images involving weapons would be tolerated. Period. And so far, even in the rumble room, that hasn't been the case (well, save for the post I made a long while back showing US forces gunning down terrorists, shown thru night vision cameras - but you couldn't see any weapons.. :lol: )

anyway, everybody has always seemed to keep a level head when it comes to this stuff so I would not predict anybody going ape sh!t crazy and posting up faces of death type imagery or violent images involving weapons. A gun/knife pic with a watch is far from violent. I have never once conjured the thought of "violence" by the mere image of a gun or knife (but then again, I grew up in the south where gun racks in truck windows was the norm....and yes, David, i'm one of the self-proclaimed hicks. :lol: ).

I know a lot of you folks here are either not familiar with weapons, firearms specifically, or live in an area/country where ownership is regulated heavily or completely forbidden. And while a lot of us here do own firearms and other weaponry, I never lose sight of this forums purpose: watches. (well, and the camaraderie :love: :bird: ). And while it might suffice to have the OP of a thread provide a disclaimer in the title such as "gun content" or such, WRUW threads would be much more difficult to do.

Again, we want everybody to feel at home here and enjoy every second of it. We are all about the watches, but some of us aren't content with just one obsession - and firearms/knives happen to be another area where we love to show what we got.
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Post by Diaboliq » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:02 pm

Not triggerhappy but like seeing tacticool photo of a zulu strapped PVD with a badass knife / gun.. Don't know.. it has something to do with artistic impression.. :think:
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Post by Sooner » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:04 pm

I say do away with rule #6. But replace it with:

No pics anywhere containing both weapons AND people (I guarantee, common sense will get abused faster than you can say second amendment)

No off-topic, weapons-only pics on watch fora. Those should go in the three "Fun Stuff" fora. In other words, I don't want to see photos of your new knife or handgun posted on the Dive Watch Forum (I want to see dive watches). But if the photos of your new dive watch include a knife or handgun, that's fine.
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Post by Noisy Nova » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:07 pm

I don't really care.
Guns & knives don't bother me.
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Post by SonnyD » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:21 pm

I don't have a problem seeing Knives or Firearms in pictures, no matter how they are pictured. I've always
thought Firearms and Watches fell in the same class as Precision Instruments. I don't want to see any
Dead, burned, or mutilated bodies here, not that it offends me in most cases, but it is a watch forum. I don't
want to see pictures of Dead animals either. I'd just as well jump in the car or on my bike and go see some
high tech precision Firearm as I would a watch.
Actually I'm more offended at scantily clad female pictures posted here then firearms. I Love scantily clad
females!.....even like them UNclad better......I just don't think they belong in a watch forum, but I'm not going
to bitch and spoil someone elses party just because I don't necessarily share their view. Personally, I like seeing
Quality firearms and watches together.
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Post by snootydog » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:29 pm

The Poll says "weapon pics should be relegated to the Rumble room". I dont see it as relegation. The Rumble Room was a great and successful idea,we all know anything that some people might find offensive,belongs in there with no problem and just light moderation. What other watch forums allow that? None i think. Personally i dont mind weapon pics and wont mind if guns are shown in the main forum,but we have done fine without them so far....so if it aint broken,dont fix it,is my opinion. Us Brits dont see guns on an everyday basis let alone own them. We get quite alarmed to see British Police with sub-machine guns at our Airports and even more concerned at seeing the Armed response units in action as we have done more than once in the last few weeks. The vast majority of members here are not Brits and are used to seeing guns and many of you own them,so i'm happy to go with the majority vote. Knives are now a major problem here and everything is being done to stop people carrying them in public,infact its an offence here if the blade is over 3 inches long. I would rather see pics of knives and guns on a 'weapons' forum though.
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Post by T.R. » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:31 pm

How in the world did you find that super sweet Full Metal Jacket pic?????? Too funny! :clap:

hazmatman wrote:As long as everyone follows the protocol: "you can post weapons, but not guns." Then I have no objection.

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The main thing that we cannot lose sight of...this is a watch forum, not a firearms or edged weapon forum. So every WUW pic need not include a handgun or knife (or female in state of semi-undress)...but man (and woman) cannot live on bread (or wristwatches) alone, so I am game to loosen the rules a bit.
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Post by Diaboliq » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:39 pm

I have yet to use the only automatic weapon I own in the photo with other watches. It's the version of American 180 Voere but Euro made and with polymer materials. MGV176

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I HAVE TO SAY, I DON'T LIKE OWNING GUNS NOR I SHOOT, I was a regional airgun champion and 2nd in Croatia with my Anschütz 335 Magnum air rifle back in highschool but this was a gift from my father's army buddy before he moved to Australia.

I used it only once and I was 13.
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Post by T.R. » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:44 pm

Ok, let's put this to the test..... :scratch:

Photos along this line... cool :thumbsup: or not cool? :naughty:

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Post by BSears » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:48 pm

snootydog wrote:The Poll says "weapon pics should be relegated to the Rumble room". I dont see it as relegation. The Rumble Room was a great and successful idea,we all know anything that some people might find offensive,belongs in there with no problem and just light moderation. What other watch forums allow that? None i think. Personally i dont mind weapon pics and wont mind if guns are shown in the main forum,but we have done fine without them so far....so if it aint broken,dont fix it,is my opinion. Us Brits dont see guns on an everyday basis let alone own them. We get quite alarmed to see British Police with sub-machine guns at our Airports and even more concerned at seeing the Armed response units in action as we have done more than once in the last few weeks. The vast majority of members here are not Brits and are used to seeing guns and many of you own them,so i'm happy to go with the majority vote. Knives are now a major problem here and everything is being done to stop people carrying them in public,infact its an offence here if the blade is over 3 inches long. I would rather see pics of knives and guns on a 'weapons' forum though.

Andy, you bring up a good point here, and you are absolutely correct about the RR. When we started DWC, of course we wanted it to be different and light handed moderation was essential. Naturally, we figured the RR would be for ALL off topic stuff, including firearms. What has happened over time is that we're finding a few occasional pics of watches with guns/knives, always tastefully done (to date), and they usually end up in the WRUW threads or other non-RR threads. SO in an effort to get rid of the bright line rule and ease the regulation on posting up weapons in the main forums, we thought it'd be good to get feedback from you all.
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Post by cali kid » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:58 pm

I've got no problem with it! alot of watch collectors also collect knives and firearms! :shrug:
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Post by el presidente » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:08 pm

T.R. wrote:Ok, let's put this to the test..... :scratch:

Photos along this line... cool :thumbsup: or not cool? :naughty:

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