Are mods being overly strict now?

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?
Retarded is offensive in that you are using a word that defines a condition UTTERLY out of the person's hands to describe someone who may be by choice 'stupid'. There is a base wrongness in mocking people who can't help what they are by using terms that define them as insults to those who can.

We had a lot of discussion about this, and came to the consensus that just because a word is acceptable elsewhere doesn't mean it should be acceptable here.

Don't play the 'adult/mature' card, Stryker. You're smarter than that.

And yes, the Chris RMTs thread is still going at this moment. The trolls have Support by the short and hairies more often than not with this forum.

Too strict? Don't make me laugh.

What Carl said is true. Balance is a moving target. And unless you're Simo Häyhä, you're going to shoot and kill innocent creatures now and then, especially those ignorant enough to stick their heads out.

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Last edited by CharanJaydemyr on January 24, 2014 12:46 AM
The fact that the literal adjectival version of "retard" (delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment) is immediately censored tells you something though.

Note that the condition is named after the original meaning, and that there is the alternative literal meaning. People are sensitive to the condition (which is never referred to as "retarded" and has not been for some time) being treated in a negative connotation.
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Last edited by Autocthon on January 24, 2014 12:48 AM
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Autocthon wrote:
The fact that the literal adjectival version of "retard" (delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment) is immediately censored tells you something though.


It tells me that people have taken it to the level of insult, and that makes it bad, just like ass, or dick. both body parts, both insults.
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And yes, the Chris RMTs thread is still going at this moment. The trolls have Support by the short and hairies more often than not with this forum.





Indeed 55% of comments are off-topic on that topic.
I prefer 1000 times players explaining to op their point of view whether they are wrong or not, rather than seeing the thread censored and locked first page.
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Autocthon wrote:
The fact that the literal adjectival version of "retard" (delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment) is immediately censored tells you something though.


It tells me that people have taken it to the level of insult, and that makes it bad, just like ass, or dick. both body parts, both insults.
The evolution of language is a terrible thing, it perverts the meaning of pretty much everything with public opinion.

I long for the days when "gay" just meant happy, and retarded just meant "less advanced/estavblished/insert synonym here"
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For the record, I used 'retarded' in a manuscript once to describe a character's level of education and an editor was like 'WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS'. I was like, what. Seriously. It wasn't because the editor didn't know the meaning of the word; she just knew how less-intelligent readers would take it.

I was devastated.

And didn't change it.

Same thing happens here, if you look at Support like editors: sometimes they have to change things not based on what is written, but based on what could be read.
What Carl said is true. Balance is a moving target. And unless you're Simo Häyhä, you're going to shoot and kill innocent creatures now and then, especially those ignorant enough to stick their heads out.

My will has been dispensed.
Last edited by CharanJaydemyr on January 24, 2014 12:52 AM
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Autocthon wrote:
The fact that the literal adjectival version of "retard" (delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment) is immediately censored tells you something though.


It tells me that people have taken it to the level of insult, and that makes it bad, just like ass, or dick. both body parts, both insults.


That's kind of fannyfiddling around the topic somewhat. The presidentials of hypoximum suggest that if body parts were the conflaburation then a constable in his environment would likely preambulate with the words penis and posteria.
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Retarded is offensive in that you are using a word that defines a condition UTTERLY out of the person's hands to describe someone who may be by choice 'stupid'. There is a base wrongness in mocking people who can't help what they are by using terms that define them as insults to those who can.

We had a lot of discussion about this, and came to the consensus that just because a word is acceptable elsewhere doesn't mean it should be acceptable here.

Don't play the 'adult/mature' card, Stryker. You're smarter than that.

And yes, the Chris RMTs thread is still going at this moment. The trolls have Support by the short and hairies more often than not with this forum.

Too strict? Don't make me laugh.



I find it strange and ironic that this game features nudity and mass killing but you can't use the word "retarded" in the forums. You can't make words illegal simply because SOME people find that word offensive. IMO thats over the line on censorship. If the word "retarded" was really being outlawed here then any and all swearing should also be censored.

However I don't think I was censored just for using that word. I think the mod looked at my short 2 sentence post and figured that it wasn't constructive. I don't agree that it wasn't constructive. It was on topic and responding to someone elses position. I wonder if I had elaborated as to why snap-shotting is not intended then maybe the mod would have left it alone.

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