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  •  let me pull you aside for a moment (4.00)
    I know that a picture is worth a thousand words and that these photos ought to be seen by those concerned but here's my however (and it's not just about me).

    I have PTSD as do many people in the world and some in this community. When one has PTSD, it's important to avoid triggers. Triggers vary from person to person - some may not even be able to read a diary such as this. The addition of pictures, without a warning, increases the possibility of setting off triggers since those with PTSD all share one thing in common - a trauma. And, once those triggers take hold, they send one into a very dark and ugly place.

    There are also people for whom PTSD isn't an issue. Simply put, they deserve to have a choice whether or not to view pictures such as these. Once again, they also deserve a warning if pictures like this are in a diary. I think it's all pretty straightforward. This is not about censorship, this is about common courtesy and a bit of understanding. That's all.

    "I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." - Eckhart Tolle

    by catnip on Wed Apr 20, 2005 at 06:29:24 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe smaller pics, not so traumatic, with links? (none)
      I put my own links to pics far below, with a warning, and then another member of our community put them up here, where everyone can see them. I side with him, as I think that pictures are what moves people to change things, as with Abu Graib.

      In deference to the PTSD issue, maybe smaller pics, not so ugly, would work? I'm not sure, because I don't know anyone with PTSD, but my wife has epilepsy and I'm aware of how seemingly small things can have big consequences.

      "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." Dr. ML King, from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

      by bewert on Thu Apr 21, 2005 at 05:55:05 PM PDT

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