I'm closing this thread because I agree that it's all now gone far enough.
If someone wants to say something NEW on the matter, start a new thread. But just pontifcating about how you're right and I'm wrong ain't gunna cut it any more, and will lead to the message being deleted.
We should all have better things to do with our time than debate this any furrther.
ps: If you continue to be offended by this issue, then maybe you should just find another place to hang out that doesn't upset you as much. I can think of at least one other web site's forum where personal accusations are tolerated.
pps: The bullfighting reminder is a good one. I'd forgotten about it. The fanatics on the subject didn't retreat on that one till I pulled the plug.
ppps: I was unaware that this was going on until a few minutes after this last post went up. It now looks like the folks at DPReview have had a poll and decided by a ratio of 94% in favour, that my Lolita title was NOT offensive.http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp...essage=23291307
Not that it changes anything (other than jibeing with my own rough talley on the emails that I've received on the topic). So – let the 6% of so who are offended accept that they are not going to make me change my mind (which I'm not sure I would have done even if the numbers had been reversed) and let's let it go at that.