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Yes you're canned Obama!

by XSF1, published

Yes you're canned Obama! by XSF1 Oct 1, 2012

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Republicans Unite!
Prove that you too built this!

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This site has many items for both parties and it is absolutely fine. Arguing on this site is pointless and certainly not the purpose of thingiverse. If you like it, like it. If you dont like, it, keep your mouth shut and move on. Better yet, create your own counter design.
Let's keep it reputable here, and save politics for some other useless forum.

my 2c.

He should have to eat that if Obama wins :)

Michael I think you are right on the dot. If this Thing were just some lame political slogan extrusion that would be one thing, but it isn't. The issue, as you said in so many words, is that XSF1 is deliberately trying to start a politically-charged spam campaign on Thingiverse with this design. IMO that sort of behavior deserves harsh criticism. 

XSF1 used the "Description" section not to describe his thing, but instead as a dare to other Republicans to prove their allegiance by posting their own print of this thing. If he had succeeded with his intent and people started posting their prints right and left, it would have effectively spammed his political message across the "Who's Making What" section of the front page and beyond. 

Luckily this community (Republicans, Democrats, Aussies, purple people and even that dude Frank) is awesome and it didn't catch on. I think if there was any over-reaction by you or myself (and there very well may have been, I'm sorry if so) then our fault was in underestimating the ability of the Thingiverse community to ignore such nonsense.

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EliteNetworks on Oct 6, 2012 said:

This site has many items for both parties and it is absolutely fine. Arguing on this site is pointless and certainly not the purpose of thingiverse. If you like it, like it. If you dont like, it, keep your mouth shut and move on. Better yet, create your own counter design.
Let's keep it reputable here, and save politics for some other useless forum.

my 2c.

MichaelAtOz on Oct 1, 2012 said:

After Occupy, I think the TOS need changing to prevent 'campaigns' ending up SPAMing Thingiverse. Like this political crap (& others - not just you).

kyle59 on Oct 5, 2012 said:

He should have to eat that if Obama wins :)

EricYoung on Oct 1, 2012 said:

While I generally agree with your sentiment Michael, I think it would be best if Thingiverse instead gave each user the ability to block content from other users. Or maybe even just the ability to vote things up or down, so that the visibility of each thing is determined by the community. 
Enabling self-regulation in the community would mean MBI wouldn't have to be held accountable for making the decisions about what is or is not appropriate when it comes to grey-area postings like this one. I'm pretty sure MBI would like it that way. It would also mean that junk designs, such as mindless political catch phrases, would quickly go to the bottom of the pile where they belong. That way the people who are trying to create something of value in this community wouldn't have to spend nearly as much time sifting through this sort of childish stuff.

XSF1 on Oct 1, 2012 said:

Tis a sad day indeed, when I have lost my rights to free speech in this Country. Thats just all the more reason to reflect back to the basics of the constitution which our fore-fathers stood for and our country was founded on. 

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