Welcome to the alt.binaries.3d.poser Charter!
This newsgroup is for the posting of artwork and
other miscellaneous binaries made with and relating to Poser,
a 3d graphics program made by the fine folks at Curious Labs.
This group was started with a simple, yet revolutionary
philosophy, as far as Usenet Newsgroups go.
"Do As Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law"
Netiquette is hereby suspended.
There are far too many folks out there who are rule-crazy
NUT-BUSTERS. And if you have some problem with that,
you are free to LEAVE. This Usenet Newsgroup needs no
little Net-Nazis shouting what folks can or can't do.
This forum is a Virtual Underground for artists,
an "anything goes" no-holds-barred gallery for
all images beautiful and ugly, sacred and profane.
The only rule here is that there ARE NO RULES...
How can a newsgroup survive in an environment
of pure anarchy, you may ask?
In Dodge City, you lived by your wits and the quickness of your gun.
Here, you live by your wits and your KILLFILE.
That's right, if you don't want to read what someone else has to say, KILLFILE them. You can bitch all you want to about them,
but don't be surprised if you get killfiled right along with your enemy.
With the use of your KILLFILE, you can see the posts from whomever you wish, while the folks you don't like won't even show up.
Maybe you LIKE arrogant, pushy, rude, jerks
and if that's the case you can killfile everyone else.
If there is one thing I have learned from Usenet it is this;
"No matter what you do, you're going to piss somebody off".
Be prepared for this. Someone IS going to complain if you post a
"Lewd" pic. Face it, America's up to its' tightly puckered sphincter with puritanical prudes, and at least one of them WILL get in your face.
For those who are uptight and easily perturbed, I have a word; Erleichda. Lighten up. Don't get your panties in a bunch. It's only Usenet.
Feel free to argue with them if you absolutely can't control your urges.
I personally find flame wars entertaining as all get-out.
If you don't find them entertaining, then killfile all the parties involved.
I CANNOT EXPRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE KILLFILE.
Let it be your sword and shield!
If you don't have the ability to killfile, ask someone for advice.
If for some reason you are unable to killfile, you'll just have to deal with it. You can just enjoy the ride, or take a hike.
A simple enough solution to the lack of a killfile is a bit of common sense...
"If you don't like it, don't look at it".
SO YOU SAY, "HEY! I WANNA POST PICTURES!"
Post whatever pics you please.
If your picture is of a cute little Poser girl picking flowers,
more power to you.
If you want to post pictures of spaceship battles, go to it.
And if you want to post a pic of a Poser chick performing a lewd three-way sex act with a giant mutant lobster and Richard Nixon's corpse, well, that's welcome, too. There is no such thing as an inappropriate picture here, there will be no censorship. In the Middle Ages, puritan religious fanatics irreparably marred great works of art, painting over the genitals of classic paintings in the name of decency. The Middle Ages ended a long time ago. It's DEAD, Jim. Don't drag its' corpse in here. It began to stink long ago.
How do we protect the children from seeing these images? We don't.
THAT'S THE REASON THEY HAVE PARENTS.
Now some of you are no doubt thinking
"This seems a bit extreme, doesn't it?"
Well, here's the beauty of this newsgroup.