Are mods being overly strict now?

This is soo reminding me about the "jeweler orbs" called "jews" fiasco when ggg banned the latter term only because the jewish community was offended.

Now they ban the word "retarded" only because the mentally handicapped/disabled community feels offended.

And also about french authorities completely removing the words "mother" and "father" and replacing them both with the word "parent" just because the gay community was offended.

It is so sad that this is happening, more and more (normal) words are banned just because the ever growing number of "communities" are feeling "offended".

Police state. Sad.
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Completed 1 Challengeboof wrote:
Yes, [Removed by Admin]
Treating the posting population like children only breeds resentment and even more hostility.
They really don't know what they're doing.


Not true. Nasty behavior gets only worse if unchecked, and these forums have shown that when the administrative staff were more reluctant to interfere.

People here don't act "like children", they act like male adolescents (children aren't so venomous and toxic), and that group doesn't respect anything but "strength". They will resent it for a bit and rebel against it, and then quit when they learn that it's futile. Young wolves.

It's very hard to have a constructive exchange here if a small group of people (and usually the same ones) drag down every debate. Lines like "This is retarded." are not really okay, and right up there with "This is gay." For some people, that is every day speech, and language is fluid, but still, there are plenty of others for whom this is not all right.

Moderation, or the lack of it, determines what a forum and a community become like. The way this forum had been for a while is a big turn off for new players or for those checking out the game. What went down here for months was "bad for business", and I think the new approach is both reasonable and necessary.
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Bukariin wrote:
You do understand that there are people who are mentally retarded through no choice of their own and have to live with that disability, right?

Do you think that the quality of these forums is less because you can't demean a disabled minority?


Be prepared for callng someone "blind" to be censored next. "Crazy" comes after that. Then "disabled" ("my forum privileges were physically challenged") and then "mods" ("people of moderating abilities")

Just don't complain about the pussyfication (sorry, vaginalization) of society in general.
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Completed 1 Challengeboof wrote:
Yes, [Removed by Admin]
Treating the posting population like children only breeds resentment and even more hostility.
They really don't know what they're doing.

Sensibility. Children do play these games, whether or not you approve, they have guidelines to keep everybody from being completely unruly... i wont read this thread again i am just putting in my opinion. the suggestion of people/items/ideas being * insert stupid comment here* is offensive regardless of what YOU believe.
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Shagsbeard wrote:
I don't get this... you can say what ever you want on this forum so long as it's not hateful to others, or outright profanity. I can say "what the fuck" and no one bats an eye. I just can't go around calling people idiots or saying that GGG is run by a bunch of morons.... which I don't believe is true, but people say stuff like it and get edited.

Keep it respectful and you can voice what ever opinion you want.


Did you read the OP? I wasn't hateful towards others or profane. I was referring to an alleged game mechanic.


That's what I don't understand. You can say that a mechanic is fucking bullshit. But god forbid you say something "off color" ..... er wait ...

I won't even go into the abuse of [removed by admin] around here either. Highly offensive in most places, but round here not so much.

I'm certainly not the moral police, but if the comment isn't directed to specific player, or was intentionally made to antagonize, I think there can be some discretion.


You can say the mechanic is "fucking bullshit"... you just can't call the developer who disagrees with you "retarded". One is attacking the game, and the other is attacking a human being.
Calling something retarded is about the most offensive thing one can do.
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ToxicRatt wrote:
Calling something retarded is about the most offensive thing one can do.


Nah... any creative person can come up with stuff far more offensive. The ability to offend hasn't yet even reached its upper bounds.
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ToxicRatt wrote:
Calling something retarded is about the most offensive thing one can do.
The most offencive thing is not the thing spoken, its based on how stupid the person must be to be offenced on the internet...

This new generation is so highly easely offenced... its crazy
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Shagsbeard wrote:
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ToxicRatt wrote:
Calling something retarded is about the most offensive thing one can do.


Nah... any creative person can come up with stuff far more offensive. The ability to offend hasn't yet even reached its upper bounds.


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