I was reading through the custom map comments and noticed this thread:
"My map has disappeared from the custom map"http://knucklecracker.com/forums/index.php?topic=10348.0
"Custom Map #1023: Twisted Fate"http://knucklecracker.com/forums/index.php?topic=10342.0
I think it was a jerk move to close the discussion by the moderators. There were some very important cultural issues that Eurocentric westerners might not understand. The swastika has been used in asian cultures for thousands of years before the nazis and will still be used for thousands of years to come. It is often used to represent Buddhism and vegetarianism; the very antithesis of nazi ideology.
Broaden your view from just your 1/3 of the world:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastikahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jain_symbol
On the other hand asians don't realize the pure evil that is evoked by that symbol and the connotations it has (for westerners). When I was making my map Psychedelic Swirly (#1075) the first few iterations of the field often made a swastika pattern (especially with psychedelic Creeper). At first I reversed it to "left lucky" instead of "right wrong"*. But I knew that people would probably not notice the difference. I had to change it a few more times to make it look like a swirly pinwheel/whirlpool instead of any
Both cultures need to broaden their world view. Also you should have vetted the map better and given the author a chance to 'round out the corners' or something on his map instead of just deleting his map and locking ALL discussion about it.
By locking the discussion you have virtually guaranteed that some asian/non-westerner map maker will eventually do the exact same thing in the future. Stifling discussion is NEVER the answer.
* On the nazi swastika the leg going up turns 'right' and the leg going down is a backwards 'wrong' letter L. thus "right wrong". For the one the nazi's didn't use the top leg goes 'left' and the bottom leg goes right making a ('lucky') letter L. Most people don't notice this and the use use of swastikas on flags when viewed obverse further confuses the issue. Also the nazi version is the same as the Buddhist/Jain version.