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AirBot
01-15-2004, 09:07 AM
This message was recently posted on the forums:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>One of the Video Game magazines posted this

http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=156757

We started a petition to protect the humanity and fallen soldiers.
http://www.petitiononline.com/donthate/petition.html<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunately, that thread was locked because a certain member of the forums deemed it appropriate to turn the thread into a political discussion.
I wondered if anyone knew what became of this ad - has it been withdrawn, perhaps an apology issued?
If not, I urge everyone to sign the petition.

Hopefully, this thread will stay free of the kind of inflammatory and irrelevant voicing of opinions that caused the previous one to be locked.

AirBot
01-15-2004, 09:07 AM
This message was recently posted on the forums:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>One of the Video Game magazines posted this

http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=156757

We started a petition to protect the humanity and fallen soldiers.
http://www.petitiononline.com/donthate/petition.html<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunately, that thread was locked because a certain member of the forums deemed it appropriate to turn the thread into a political discussion.
I wondered if anyone knew what became of this ad - has it been withdrawn, perhaps an apology issued?
If not, I urge everyone to sign the petition.

Hopefully, this thread will stay free of the kind of inflammatory and irrelevant voicing of opinions that caused the previous one to be locked.

CheeseWeaver
01-15-2004, 11:04 AM
in this -&gt; http://boards.1up.com/zd/board/message?board.id=egm_comm&message.id=4257 thread on their official forums they are saying:
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Hey guys...as some of you know, in poor judgement, we ran a modified picture of Russian soldiers in our SOCOM II feature. Quick background: we get licensed photos from an image service to run in EGM. We had a concept for something involving the military showing handbooks, and somewhere along the line, this picture showed up. We used it without fully understanding the original context--and no excuses, we goofed. Everyone's right: that was in POOR taste, and we should've known better. I swear to god it was not intentional, and we simply weren't thinking, despite the clues that are now obvious in hindsight. We rushed this around all last-minute, which I truly regret now.

We're issuing a full apology in the next issue of EGM.

-shoe
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AirBot
01-15-2004, 01:15 PM
I'm glad to see this. They could do more, but at least they're offering what looks like a full and sincere apology.
Hopefully they'll go out of their way on this one to get the message to anyone who could've possibly seen that image and taken offense.