greenoaks wrote:if that was the flag of the time then it should stay
MrBenn wrote:The real reason is that it hadn't been raised a an issue until cairns was working on das schloss; I asked lack for his opinion at the time, and he asked for the alternative german eagle to be used in favour of the swastika, and we have enforced this policy since then. I would have to double check with lack whether he would like the policy enforced retrospectively - if so, then I believe there may be one or two others that would need amending as well...
grifftron wrote:lol... gl having qwert edit that, remember pelo war?
natty_dread wrote:grifftron wrote:lol... gl having qwert edit that, remember pelo war?
Well, qwert didn't edit his pelo war map, but it got edited anyway... changing a flag is not a big retouch, it can be done pretty smoothly. I suppose the same will apply for other maps that have swastikas, if their makers are no longer active or otherwise unable to change them.
natty_dread wrote:greenoaks wrote:if that was the flag of the time then it should stay
You're also missing the point.
For the record, I agree that the usage of the flag should be allowed in historical context, for historical maps. But since CC has made the ruling that a nazi flag is not allowed on maps, then it should be removed from all maps.
squishyg wrote:Exceptions are made to rules all the time. Are you complaining because you find it offensive or is this just sour grapes, or something of that nature?
squishyg wrote:Yes, we all know that. Everyone knows that. This is not what the argument is about.
I thought CC policy was that there should be no swastikas or nazi flags on CC maps, even in historical context.
Lindax wrote:Pardon me for butting in, but the Nazi flag is one thing, the swastika symbol is a totally different animal.
I assume you all know that the swastika symbol has been used for thousands of years? And usually not with a negative meaning?
MrBenn wrote:While I am happy to enforce the current policy, I am not going to insist on changing old maps at this time. If somebody wants to catalogue older maps that bear the swastika symbol (I expect they will be in a historical context), then I will gladly approach lack to see if he would like the map images to be amended retrospectively.
natty wrote:The real point is that the rule/policy of not allowing the nazi flag on maps makes no sense whatsoever if it's not applied on all maps.