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Announcement

Postby Mantisking » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:35 am



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Re: Announcement

Postby Atavism » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 pm

Probably not a bad time to remind people:

"Because of the particular place that Nazism holds in recent memory and ongoing history, please do not publish in association with the Mobile Frame Zero brand, on the Web or otherwise, frames or setting elements named after WWII Nazi machinery or institutions."
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Nazi Germany built a lot of cool stuff with wicked sounding names. The German military produced memorable, even heroic, figures that weren't necessarily ideological Nazis themselves. None of them are severable from the fact that they existed in service to "Industrialized Murder- The Country."

Please refrain from using their names, conventions, decals, etc in your posts and designs.
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Re: Announcement

Postby Blorf » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:28 pm

As for the free speech argument, we don't violate anyone's rights. You may still say what you like. However, there is nothing that requires us to publish everything you say. This community has rules, and every registered user agreed to them when they joined. Those rules include the moderation of discussion topics.

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Re: Announcement

Postby Vitoria » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:01 pm

free speech means that you can't be arrested for what you say, it doesn't mean everybody must give you a free platform.
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Re: Announcement

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Re: Announcement

Postby Atavism » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:00 pm

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Re: Announcement

Postby CmdrRook » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Also remember that prior to Nazi designation, the German word for "Tank" was "Tank." There is no good reason to call anything a Panzer-anything in this universe.

As far as naming and design inspiration is concerned, consider how important it is for you to honor the source material. If it's not that important, then changing something to distance it a bit more shouldn't be a big challenge. If it is important to you to preserve the legacy, you might be at odds with the content guidelines.

A good litmus is if you're unsure where it falls, it may be prudent to ask an objective third party. People are pretty regularly active and available for critique on the Discord server.

It is hard to look around at the real world for inspiration and not find a tool of someone else's suffering and oppression, that's the nature of wargaming and it's important window of introspection that it offers us. It's our duty not to glorify it, because in the end, the game should be fun and enriching.
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