I just posted this to /a/ and am crossposting it here:
so I decided to post here to address some recent problems /a/ has
apparently had. First of all, if you chose to grumble on the boards as
opposed to emailing me; you're an idiot. I've said time and time again
to email me if there are problems. Turning the board into a war zone
will more likely get you banned than solve any problems.
Anyway, on to the two points of contention: motivational posters and the anime-ecchi border.
I think motivational posters are usually pretty dumb. There *are*
pleasant surprises though--I've laughed at a few. My stance on them in
/a/ has always been that of "they're harmless, so leave them alone".
Technically, they're macros, and thus are against the rules. If you
didn't already realize this, go check them again! Still though, if
they're contributed to a thread and don't act as a negative, I think
they're fine to say. This being said, the images are fine so long as you
guys don't start dedicating entire threads to their worship, turning
/a/ into "/a/ - IMAGE MACRO APPRECIATION STATION".
As for whether
or not nudity can be posted. Nudity isn't worksafe and is thus, against
the rules. My personal stance on it has been "if I don't see nipples or
vagina, I don't really care". There are exceptions though.
Blatant/overtly sexual images should not be posted. There IS an ecchi
board for a reason. If you contribute a borderline/mild image of a
character to a thread about a show, I think it should stay. Don't go
make entire threads dedicated to the stuff though--again, there's an
entire board for it!
I hope this clarifies any recent misgivings
about rule enforcement/policy. In closing, stop blaming the moderators
and janitors for doing their jobs. You ARE technically in violation of
the rules when it comes to this stuff. EMAIL ME if there are
problems--turning the board into an opinionated bitch-fest will get you
banned, as it should.