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Should babies be banned from the Shrine?

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2008, 12:32:28 AM »

Is it mainly guys who are complaining that there are babies on the site?

It is mostly guys without babies complaining...
... the exact demographic least relevant to the Shrine (sheesh, we already know you listen to FTL)

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2008, 01:31:27 AM »

I don't have a problem with babies being included in the Shrine.
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2008, 07:21:12 AM »

It is mostly guys without babies complaining...
... the exact demographic least relevant to the Shrine (sheesh, we already know you listen to FTL)

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2008, 09:39:53 AM »

Is it mainly guys who are complaining that there are babies on the site?

I have two girls.
My reply was from a business aspect of this. The shrine is for Ian to direct new advertisers and potentially new stations to and show them that it's not just a male oriented show.
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2008, 10:52:00 AM »

I think Ian should make the decision based on his selfish business interests, not democratic mob rule. Of course, that would match nicely with my selfish interest in seeing the ideas of liberty spread to more stations.

You can start a babys.freetalklive.com or whatever.

Still, really, I don't care.
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2008, 11:55:04 AM »

God how trivial
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2008, 04:10:36 PM »

I know Ian is a misopedist, but banning babies from the shrine?  That's just ridiculous!

I mean if there is actually some station manager out there who looks at the shrine and thinks the babies don't belong or that they deceptively pump up the number of female listeners or anything like that, then they are morons, and FTL should boycott being on their station anyway.

Save the babies!  The more babies raised libertarian the better!

(I'd send a picture of mine in, but they are all boys, so they don't qualify.)
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2008, 01:13:42 AM »

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2008, 02:33:44 AM »

How about a baby shrine?

2nd that.

I hope this doesn't turn out like the times people start suggesting male shrines.  This is gonna turn in to an everybody shrine, and it won't be special anymore...or have a point, really. 
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2008, 03:29:22 AM »

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2008, 03:33:48 AM »

Unless you bitches can beat this, keep your little booger-diggers away.

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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2008, 01:45:57 PM »

As I see it, the shrine fits 2 purposes:
1) For the general FTL audience to see diverse and often attractive liberty loving listeners and
2) To show people in the radio industry that the show caters to and has an active female listenership

A photo of a baby accomplishes neither of these.  And to me, a baby isn't really male or female anyway.  It's asexual. 

When you look through pictures of the shriners, you see photos of women from all walks of life who enjoy listeneing to FTL.  You can look through the shrine and sometimes read the brief comments and imagine: this student, this mother, this lawyer, etc. listening to the show.  If I see a picture of a baby, I think, oh wow, it's someone's baby.  So what?

Furthermore, I'd agree with Ian that one should be able to take one's own photo before it's admitted to the shrine.  Think of it this way--how would you like it if YOUR parents posted pictures of you up on some pro-socialist website when you were a child?  Or anywhere else with a message that went against your views?  Hell, it's bad enough that they got me an SSN !

And if babies are allowed, we'll get into the whole Bridget transvestite argument again, because someone will post a pic of a male baby and start a whole new controversy...
I know Ian's smart enough not to simply "go with the majority" but keep in mind there is a large portion of people here who will be against any kind of "ban" or "restriction" just because they're total anarchists :P
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2008, 09:57:04 PM »

Ban the diaper-wearing droolers! They provide zero listener/surfer stimulation. We check the Shrine for pictures of HOT women. (We might better spend our time coming up with a rating system for those over 18).

My .02... King Tut ruled an entire kingdom when he was 10, and you know he had tons of hot ladies, as many as he wanted, anytime, anyplace, any position. So, if you can rule a country at 10, and pick out hot chicks for your harem, that should be the minimum age to submit your photo. At that age, one can obviously use their own brain to decide that listening to FTL is a kick ass way to spend some time. No TNA shots from those under 18 please. Don't get Ian arrested!
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2008, 09:58:39 PM »

King Tut ruled an entire kingdom when he was 10, and you know he had tons of hot ladies, as many as he wanted, anytime, anyplace, any position.

Sounds like child molestation.
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Re: Shrine Baby Ban?
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2008, 10:17:21 PM »

How about a baby shrine?



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