What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 129 Stack Exchange communities.

No offense to Nick, but I don't care for pedobear and find it offensive. Is there a way to report that, or future icons that may be worse?

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Greg Hewgill, random, perbert, fretje, Marc Gravell Dec 24 '09 at 19:59

Questions on Meta Stack Exchange are expected to relate to the software that powers the Stack Exchange network within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

11  
Why don't you have a seat right over here... –  random Dec 22 '09 at 23:38
    
I edited in a link in my answer to the Gravatar abuse reporting webpage. –  Lance Roberts Dec 23 '09 at 0:11
13  
I'm deeply offended by pug dogs. I insist you replace your avatar immediately. –  womble Dec 23 '09 at 2:09
2  
I had no idea it was offensive. Thank you for making me stare at that thing long enough to get it. Now my brain is ruined. –  user27414 Dec 23 '09 at 2:42
3  
Duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12018/… –  Greg Hewgill Dec 23 '09 at 4:11
8  
Either you know who or what pedobear is or you are offended by it. Those options are mutually exclusive. If they aren't for you, I suggest you stop using the internet now. –  innaM Dec 23 '09 at 9:08
1  
I agree with Manni. I think people being offended by things on the internet is a bit silly, but I guess trolls need to be fed by somebody. Perhaps we need a tollkeeper badge for people who flag posts as offensive too often. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Dec 23 '09 at 12:16
1  
@Mark: If you don't care, how can you then be offended? –  fretje Dec 23 '09 at 13:35
1  
gosh , i've changed it already –  Christina Brooks Dec 24 '09 at 18:12

5 Answers 5

up vote 4 down vote accepted

I just googled that, and I agree. You can complain to Gravatar directly also.

share|improve this answer
4  
You typed "Pedo..." In to Google?... Careful!... But +1, good answer. –  William Hilsum Dec 22 '09 at 23:40
1  
I figured that the word 'pedobear' in the text search would be ok, but I was nervous doing it from work. –  Lance Roberts Dec 22 '09 at 23:47
1  
@Lance Roberts - That is what your smart phone is for. –  Michael Kniskern Dec 23 '09 at 0:49
    
Just looking into getting one, pretty pricey in Alaska ($70/mo). –  Lance Roberts Dec 23 '09 at 0:57

Perhaps you should consider changing your home page from Nick's profile to something else so you don't have to look at it that often?

I'm sure that 99% of people (myself included) had no idea where Nick's avatar came from until this thread. And now that I do I still don't care; the picture by itself is not offensive in any way.

share|improve this answer
    
Sure, but the point still stands. What if the picture WAS something far more offensive? –  Mark Henderson Dec 23 '09 at 1:09
    
@Farseeker - See Æther's answer for why that's probably not possible. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Dec 23 '09 at 1:55
    
I guess it's the difference between this being a site used by professionals, and not. I don't want my coworkers or boss to see that icon on my screen when I'm looking something up at work. Sorry if my being offended by a "humorous" pedophile icon bothers you. –  Mark Allen Dec 29 '09 at 0:53

I'd use the "Contact us" link at the bottom of every page.

But I think you are being too touchy in this case.

share|improve this answer
    
@dmckee - I would have to agree with you. I do not know who pedobear was until I googled it. –  Michael Kniskern Dec 22 '09 at 23:32
2  
@Michael - I find it interesting that you're referring to pedobear as a "who." –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Dec 23 '09 at 1:56

Yes, reporting it here usually works. On this specfic occasion, I'm inclined to agree with @ChssPly76 and @dmckee, rather than jump in and remove it (which we have done before).

share|improve this answer

Gravatar already has a reporting mechanism, and SO only accepts G- or PG-rated images.

As for an image that would be possibly "offensive" to SO while still a PG-acceptable image: the only case I can recall is the parody of Jeff Atwood's avatar a few months back. (Some Nazi symbolism came up recently too, but if I recall that was dealt with via Gravatar directly.)

share|improve this answer
    
The same user (as the parody) used to have a gravatar of Jesus flipping the bird - which he was asked to change. –  user27414 Dec 23 '09 at 2:44
4  
@Jon B - That's just Rich B. This is unrelated to him and his shenanigans. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Dec 23 '09 at 2:52

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .