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Re: Remove Pornographic Apps from the "Apps available for download"


A better solution, IMHO, would be to take the apps displayed as Available
for download from a white-list. This is not about ethical issues, porn or
personal beliefs but only about Quality Assurance and design.
Many apps currently displayed have ugly low-def icons, or have weird names,
or are barely used by anyone.
Currently, the choice of apps proposed look totally random, while on the
Software Center, we do have a selection of Top Rated, featured apps.
I guess that this would resolve the underlying issue because I don't
picture Pornview getting featured.

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 3:48 AM, Jonathan Meek <shrouded.cloud@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> This is a mailing list about Unity's design, please reign it in.
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad <
> joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 24. feb. 2012 02:20, cmaglothin wrote:
>>> He didn't say take them out of the market, I think he meant take them
>>> out of the suggested apps in the lenses. Or at least make it where non-PG
>>> apps are not placed in the suggestions of the lenses by default and have it
>>> be opt out.
>> I had never heard of PG before you mentioned it. I had to look it up on
>> Wikipedia. It's a USA thing, right? Like Mark Twain, Tolkien, Dostojevski,
>> etc? Too strong for the american public?
>> I will tell you a few things about my perspective. I am under attack by
>> everyone. 30% of the population really hates USA in public. Most hate them
>> in private, but it's not considered politically correct to hate USA because
>> of the Marshall plan, so most don't. 40% of the population hates the arabic
>> world. Nobody hates Africa, of course. That would be politically incorrect.
>> We are the world, aren't we? I was born in 1980, which makes me a factor.
>> Nobody would ever want to mess with africa. That would kill any public
>> persons name. China? Everyone hates them, except for the products, of
>> course. They hate us and want to make us an new Cuba, but that works out
>> fine, because the reason they hate us is our belief in free speech.
>> USA is beginning to look like Iran from a Norwegian perspective.
>> Unfortunately, the american fundamentalism is the least of our problems
>> these days. The level of fundamentalism in a country that claims to be
>> free, is staggering. You're punishing teachers for teaching the
>> connotations of the word nigger. Have you gone insane? It would be like
>> punishing a Norwegian teacher for teaching why nazism is bad. We don't do
>> that yet, because we haven't reached the level of insanity that the USA
>> has. We are certainly on our way, of course. We still have some pieces of
>> democracy and the freedom of speech.
>> Let me put it in your own language, that comes to me without any kind of
>> involvement on my part. And you'll never find any kind of similar text on
>> the internet with my signature on it, the point being that it's quite
>> possible to know words without using them;
>> Take your american bitch ass motherfucking for-death/pro-life hypocrisy
>> and get the fuck out of my internet. And don't let the door hit your fat
>> bigoted american ass on your motherfucking way out.
>> Or otherwise, we might possibly get together and figure out how to make
>> the peoples of the world agree with your views on what's appropriate and
>> what's not. That would be a better solution, from my perspective. For
>> instance, in Norway, it is perfectly legal for me as a man to go into a
>> café with no shirt on, since I'm a man, but they're discussing whether or
>> not it should be legal for women to cover their hair. Isn't that beautiful?
>> What is your perspective on this with regards to the internet? But
>> obviously, I would be wrong. We might for instance discuss whether or not
>> Ubuntu should spread books that sell the notion of drinking human blood and
>> eating their flesh as a way to become more valuable. But few americans
>> would ever champion the idea that Ubuntu should forbid the bible. Would
>> they?
>> Norwegians who went to America and made a fortune, are promoted as
>> heroes. Africans who come to Norway in order to make an honest buck, are
>> considered criminals. Trust me when I tell you that I am deeply and
>> personally offended by the fact that this is how the world works. I know
>> the USA has the same concept with Mexicans.
>> I understand the difficulties. But I reject the notion that sexuality
>> should be the next victim of the righteous right to decide what's proper
>> and what is not. If you want to protest, then protest the promotion of the
>> bible or the qur'an or the tora.
>> We could not possibly, under any circumstance, sensor naked humans for
>> young people without requiring some sort of registration. If you don't like
>> that, go make your own distro. In the meantime, perhaps parents should
>> teach their own children what to do and what now to do.
>> I apologize for my anger on this one, but it just couldn't be helped.
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