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Recently an image on our wiki was deleted by a Wikia staff member because she felt that it violated the terms of condition of Wikia. The image in question is one of the Broodmother. In the opinions of the administrators of Dragon Age Wiki, we do not feel that the image violates the TOC because the image is derived from a monster from the game. And, we feel that by including that image, we keep true to the spirit of the game.
In addition, traditional monsters such as mermaids, sirens, harpies are also depicted in the nude as like other fictional beasts. In such a fantastic context, the depiction of the Broodmother are quite in line with the rest of the mythical beasts as well.
So, let us know how you feel. Do you think that as an encyclopedia for the game, we should keep true to the look and feel of the game? Or do you feel that this image is visually offensive to you? --20:40, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I, of course, do not support the deletion of the picture or even changing it to a headshot. Doing so is a disservice to the fans and people who want to know about the game. It is not meant to offend anyone, but to document the creature as it appears.
Note that supporting or changing this particular image means we will have to take down other images depicting broodmothers since they have full frontal nudity. --D. (talk · contr) 20:49, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I am fervently opposed to the deletion. By deciding what is and is not offensive, we can no longer do our job; making a free encyclopaedia of information. Because this image was used in a proper manner, and not simply for the purposes of being pornographic, I believe this does not constitute a deletion. Not only that, but it is not an actual image of a human being. It's purpose was not to be pornographic, but rather to be complete in it's description of our topic. --The Milkman | I always deliver. 21:00, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
- I too oppose the deletion of this image as it is no more than an accurate picture of a Dragon Age monster. It is in no way gratuitous and removing lessens the ability of our wiki to provide information. A head shot would not provide an correct impression of the Mother as it does not show her bestial qualities. Loleil Talk 21:21, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I too oppose the deletion because, like others have said, it injures the wiki's ability to give an accurate representation of the mother. ----Isolationistmagi 21:24, March 31, 2012 (UTC)I shall skip my usual diatribe on the absurdity of censoring tasteful images of the human body, since this situation is even more bonkers than that. I'm no regular article editor here on the wiki, so I can't lay any claim to being afraid of having the integrity of my work compromised as the other users can. However, I find the removal of images of The Mother to be completely baffling. The image in question is that of a monster, and it's certainly frightening and grotesque to behold, but I can't for the life of me figure out how anyone could see past the monstrosity that it is, and simply take issue with the "frontal nudity" of something that isn't designed to be even remotely erotic or pornographic. Are we doing this for the children? Protecting their innocent hearts and minds from giggle fits directed at pictures of monsters with multiple rows of boobies? Please don't continue this madness, Wikia... There's a colossal difference between obscenity and anatomy, and an even bigger difference between human and... that. Or are we going to start censoring images of udders too?
I concur. The image's purpose is clearly not to cause offence, but to portray an accurate depiction. Furthermore, the image comes from an 18-rated game, and so images like this are to be expected surely? Or should we simply censor or shut down all wikis based on mature material? A head shot would not suffice as it does not present (as Loleil mentioned) the monstrous details of the Mother. This clogs wikia with yet more bureaucracy and red tape, and is inconsistent with the purpose of our (and most) wikis. 22:09, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with everyone else. There is absolutely NOTHING offensive about this picture. Both Dragon Age games were rated M for MATURE. It even lists "partial nudity" next to the rating. Anyone on this site is only on here because they have played Dragon Age, or are looking into playing it. They should make themselves aware of the rating if they find things like breasts offensive. Please keep the picture.--Turbotwistedfire (talk) 22:18, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I oppose the deletion of this image or any of the original images of the game. I could see if it was a mod that showed nudity but it is not.23:06, March 31, 2012 (UTC)