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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: xscreensaver offensive use flag? Reply with quote

The "offensive" USE flag has disappeared in xscreensaver-5.04, and the nsfw patch seems a lot less extensive (though always applied).

What's the reason for this, or should I be concerned? (I run gentoo machines in a school lab environment where use of xscreensaver is encouraged, and it's important not to have any, um, surprises.)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure about xscreensaver, but with sudo you get some nasty comments if you type thep wrong password.

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Speak English you idiot, this part has no subtitle
Oh, I didn' t want want to know that.

These are some excerpts, and some people might call this offensive, for me personally it is more amusing. So my guess for xsceensaver, is that certain comments are not filtered out, but you have not to expect something porn like... (That's what this question is about.)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the things the offensive USE flag adds is the webcollage screen saver. Since this screen saver grabs images off the net it can be considered quite offensive to pretty much anyone. There are bad things on the net. :twisted:

There might be other things it adds to xscreensaver as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the other thing was potentially offensive configurations of glsnake. Original discussion requesting the offensive use flag at http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46256 . My question is, why was the flag removed in the latest release, and is there anything I should do to compensate?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur, especially since with gnome-screensaver there is no way to turn-off the webcollage (sort of deleting the .desktop file and executable-- which I did). I'm going to try to re-open the bug mentioned above.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Since this screen saver grabs images off the net


you mean *randomly off the net*; like it could be goatse 8O
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filed a new bug:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249673

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They didn't like that, so I posted a new one against gnome-screensaver instead:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249748

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The devs seem to be very resistant to this-- I'm not sure why. Do they have children I wonder?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don quixada wrote:
The devs seem to be very resistant to this-- I'm not sure why. Do they have children I wonder?

dq

They are children most likely... :lol:

(at least to us old farts they are :D)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see this problem fixed as well...for now I'll just delete webcollage.
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