I don't like Nazi comparisons either, but I'm not going to hold it against him. That's because I know DD, and he is a good guy who said something he probably shouldn't have. We all do it from time to time, and at least he explained himself - I wouldn't say he meant it to be taken literally at all (are we killing people here, starting racism, etc? - no, just disagreeing with a point of view in a thread). When there are bashing threads, then people shouldn't be told to go somewhere else if they don't agree with it. It's dissent, and good for debate and one of the reasons this this topic is as active as it is.
And it's not like Scum, with kids who can't spell. DD has offered why he doesn't want ICMG guy made. Nothing wrong with that, he should be able to talk about his views in any thread about any topic. As long as it's civilized and well thought out, say what you feel. And it's not like he started an anti-ICMG topic, which I think would have pissed a few people off, but he should have right to do so.
Heck, I get bad feed back on my ideas in customizing/photonovels all the time. Nazi comaprison or not, it's an opposing point of view than mine. And remember my idea about a 3-3/4 scale line I want to see in the Unleashed line rather than the small 2 inch midget versions? I got lambasted for it in a thread by many elder members here that I hope respect my opinion... but was nonetheless shot down pretty hard, and was given the impression that they think I am an idiot. I was disappointed in my friends here for that. My thread on it was intended to talk positively about my idea. So it can't go both ways, or the influence of Scum has finally reached this site, which I know we all don't want.
Heck, I get told I'm crazy and talked down to when I open threads about Owen D's work, that I wish Hasbro would make them. Some people can't read and got mad because they thought it was a real Hasbro item, so the thread got moved.
I think real men should welcome a different opinion and be willing to debate instead of ignoring it, being upset about it, or bashing someone's opinion. For an analogy, the latter is what the weaker political party and media does these days. They ignore facts, want to to spread only their point of view and bash someone for disagreeing with them. Like the black Massachusetts Representative, where he is ridiculed by his party and the media for not being a Democrat at his own rallies that are intended to PROMOTE him. It's biased and if someone here at JD thinks people are either stupid or impatient and doesn't want to have their opinions shared, it's censorship. That's turning into politics. I think that is where DD was coming from with his analogy, that people may be acting like elitists who are voting for ICMG and that we have NO RIGHT to voice a contradictig opinion in this thread.
I still love this site, but I wonder if I or someone else who has been here for a long time and dedicated a lot to build the community wanted a sticky topic or front page mention for their figure, it wouldn't be done because of the politics of some people in charge wanting ICMG. I do appreciate the photonovesl being spotlighted though so much.
Again on the Nazi reference, I think DD said something I wouldn't consider saying or thinking, and don't think he meant it towards JD. Just meant that this thread was leaning towards "if you disagree with us, then get out" by a couple people. I don't think that's fair. Dissent spurs conversation and is what forums are for. Just my two cents.
Anyways, I love you all guys and this site is the best. Just voicing my opinion here from what I see as a fair viewpoint.