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Topic #1008: Racist puzzle needs to come off the site
By northoftheborder (pland27)

#1: northoftheborder (pland27) on Feb 7, 2018

Puzzle #18764 is offensive, racist, ugly and needs to be removed from the site. I don't know the age of Nelson Peters, but someone had better explain to him why this is offensive. I would like to contact Jan Wolters, but I can't find any information for that.
#2: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Feb 7, 2018
Nelson Peters was on the site only briefly.
This was his last log in:
Ace 09 Nelson Peters 1 2 May 27 02:09:48 2012
He solved one puzzle and made 2. So it's doubtful he can be contacted. As for Jan, he sadly passed away a couple of years ago.
#3: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Feb 8, 2018
I agree that it's offensive, and the symbol is used by racists. However, this is a site aimed at adults and adults should know about the world, and how to deal with things they don't like. Jan was always very much against censorship and pro discussion.

If you don't like the content of a puzzle, leave a comment on it saying why you don't. Realize that you are more likely to gain converts if the comment is level-headed and non-inflammatory in itself. (Not that you really need to convert most of the viewers of THIS puzzle.)
#4: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Feb 8, 2018
Well said, Joe.
#5: sanane samanye (maceraseven) on Dec 25, 2019
It's a swastika, not the Nazi swastika.

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