Friday, February 22, 2008

Terrorist Organization Logos

Last night, ran a link to a post on terrorist organization logos. My interest was piqued, so I went to check it out.

What I found was a July, 2007 entry from the blog Ironic Sans with few paragraphs expressing interest in how these logos came to be, who decides, who designs etc. Following that there's a sampling of various logos. What should be noted is that the author was primarily addressing the design elements of the logos and his puzzlement over their origins and meanings, not the organizations themselves.

I thought it was a great post. It was pretty clear what he was trying to get across.

Then... the comments. What resulted was a dogpile of comments, many extremely vitriolic, many made by people who obviously did not read the disclaimer or understand the purpose. The comments run about six times the length of the actual post. It's worth a scan.

What I took away from this: It seems that many people read the first few sentences of the article and then jumped to the pictures and then jumped to conclusions and then spewed out misinformed comments. It reinforces the notion that if you're going to comment on a blog post, you should actually read it first or you're going to come off as a complete imbecile.

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