Don't forget that Beleth isn't just representing himself here.
This is the SGU forum, and the rules reflect on the podcast as well.
I'll admit, I hadn't thought about that. Please tell me why my really, really simple request reflects the podcast and the panel in a bad way.
As much as you don't like it, that particular taboo exists, and has to be dealt with. Quite frankly, this isn't really the time or place to take a stand on that issue.
What time and place causes this to be problematic? I'm honestly confused here.
Further, you're coming across as rather demanding and confrontational. Although you may feel strongly about this, your tone isn't likely to convince Beleth to change his mind. All it's going to do is leave you angry, and harm the chances of having what might otherwise be a productive conversation.
Text on a screen has a nasty way of coming across exactly the opposite of how one intends (or it does for me at any rate). I thought I'd done a good enough job in simply stating that this isn't coming from anger, bitterness, or pride but I can't make anyone believe me I suppose; you either do or you don't. All that's left are the merits of what I'm actually saying and no one has really seen fit to address them beyond nondescript dismissals. He's certainly free to leave in a huff and never talk about it again, and I'm certainly not the type to start pestering him about it but the post left in the ghost thread in Rel/Phil specifically says to come here if I want to discuss it and I do.
Imply that I'm missing the obvious all you want, but until you actually explain what is so obvious then I will still fail to see it.
Obvious: in America, bare boobs are a) taboo and b) obscene/pornographic, in almost every context, breastfeeding included (even a bit titillating (LOL) in medical books). Reference #1: Superbowl/Janet Jackson. This is not a secret, and its existence isn't even contentious. It just is.
It's wrong and bad and stupid, but it is.
I'm not that oblivious. I get that people in America feel that way but others don't, this isn't a strictly American forum, and no one has bothered to tell me why my solution to this problem is wrong. Maybe you think I'm on some sort of crusade, but I'm not. I am really only asking for 1 of 3 outcomes of this discussion:
1. I am shown a place in the rules which I missed where nudity is specifically disallowed from anywhere but explicit or I am shown how the rules I quoted can be reasonably be interpreted to mean that my suggested fix is disallowed.
2. The reasoning is explained to me for disallowing nudity outside of explicit regardless of what tags are in place to keep people from unknowingly accessing it. This is regardless of what the rules say and if it happens means I’d want the rules to be modified.
3. Beleth concedes my points and agrees with my suggestion for moving the thread back.
I really don’t think this is all that much to expect or ask.