Bottom post of the previous page:The community is almost perfectly divided here. It's 50/50. I'm sure oranges is losing sleep trying to find a new filter he can apply to the votes to get whichever result he personally wants at the moment.
Instead of arguing that I have the majority by one or two votes, I'm going to talk about the issue instead.
The people who oppose felinids being in the game are doing it because felinids are vaguely centered around sex appeal. The average TGstation player is an American, a creature which gets its penis mutilated at birth to deny it sexual pleasure, then grows up in a religious dominated society being told that anything casually sexual is evil. This becomes deeply ingrained in the instincts of just about every American, myself included. These people then attempt to impose their anti-sex brainwashing on the topic of people having harmless fun with vaguely sexual catgirl avatars in a space station RPG.
This is the real crux of the issue. It's the tone of all the righteous voices speaking against felinids being in the game: that felinids are ``degenerate''. It is thinly masked antisex moral outrage, against something that is only very indirectly sexual to begin with.
I direct this question to coders like oranges especially. You are not just number monkeys, you're also artists. You are doing something creative here, making SS13. Do you believe censorship is helpful to a creative endeavor? Is it better to cater to people who enjoy an idea, or to people who have highhandedly decided on ``moral'' grounds that no one should be allowed to enjoy it?
To anyone against felinids, please do not reply with lowercaps irony. Just be genuine for thirty seconds and stop being afraid of what people think of you. Explain to me why the opposition to felinids is not based on moral outrage. Why does it sound that way, and why do those involved seem concerned not with improving their personal game experience, but with meddling specifically in what others should be allowed to do? This is clear from how they are not satisfied with felinids being blacklisted on server #2, but want a global ban.