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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Germans and Adolf Hitler
From: Miguel Farah <miguel.farah@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 13:03:13 -0300
Reply-to: miguel@xxxxxxxx

Er... so what if someone wants to play with that name?

Not that I'm a fan of AH (I'M NOT!), but he WAS the leader of the
germans at some
point in their history.

If we agree that "awful" leaders shouldn't be listed in the Freeciv
data files, how do
we determine who gets to be thrown out? Few people, if any, will
object to Hitler
being removed from the german data file. But what about Franco from the spanish
data file? Pinochet from the chilean? Mortadelo from the spanish file?
Any number
of medieval or earlier kings that did some war atrocity against
another nation? Or
someone we don't really like (for example, I'd be thrilled to remove
O'Higgins from
the chilean data file and Perón from the argentinian one, because I
dislike both of

Where should the line be drawn?

I think it's best if it's kept as it is. I know I can choose some
other leader whenever
I play as a german.

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 02:03:59 +1100, Ruben Zilibowitz
<rzilibow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I chanced upon a game on one of the pubservers where someone had the
> name "Adolf Hitler" and was playing as the Germans of course. It didn't
> occur to me at the time that it was probably a chance random selection
> by their client which features this player name as one of it's
> predefined options.
> I know it is nice to have a civilization simulation featuring
> completeness, but I think Hitler should be removed from the list. It is
> not kosher (pun intended) to have that in the game, and for people to
> play with the name of this recent genocidal killer. It is a terribly
> provocative and contentious two words.
> I wouldn't want to play against someone in any game who called
> themselves by such a name.
> What are your opinions about this?
> Ruben

Miguel Farah

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