Are mods being overly strict now?

Pandering to the less intelligent is how the US has been reduced from one of the most well educated and industrious countries in the world to little more than a bully with a big stick among the other global powers.

Every day reason and intelligence dies a little more. Sad.
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Last edited by Autocthon on January 24, 2014 12:55 AM
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Autocthon wrote:
"gay" just meant happy
This was also back in the day when "gay" wasn't used with negative connotations.

"Retarded" means the same thing as "slowed" but today nobody would say "that car is being retarded" instead of "that car is being slowed" because they know in the current context it means something completely different.
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Autocthon wrote:

I long for the days when "gay" just meant happy, and retarded just meant "less advanced/estavblished/insert synonym here"


Language evolves. Usually for the worse though :(
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This fourm is pretty open.

thare is limited restrictions ususaly if u say the same thing but use diffrent wording it is ok.

they only really regulate vs crule or outlandishly bad behaviour.

That being said IMO fourms should have close to no rules about the way language is used an only the most extrem cases should be even looked at let alone baned.

In my country it is legal to stand on the street and say anything u want , it's called free speech and we hold it close to our hearts, however most contrys like the USA or England have regulated most of it away. Also however if u deside to go stand on the street cornor and say something insaneley hurtfull and outlandish chances are very high u will get the shit kicked out of yha.


In the end it's thare forum and they are free to do with it what they want. "free to do what they want" what a nice idea ;0-
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Bukariin wrote:
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Autocthon wrote:
"gay" just meant happy
This was also back in the day when "gay" wasn't used with negative connotations.

"Retarded" means the same thing as "slowed" but today nobody would say "that car is being retarded" instead of "that car is being slowed" because they know in the current context it means something completely different.
I would. Because what people think of me means nothing, since the average person is an uneducated lout.

Yes I just used the word lout. I like that word.

But hey, I grew up in a family where you used the word you thought was most appropriate to describe something. And if my car refuses to go faster than 30 it's definitely being [it'll get moderated anyway].
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iamstryker wrote:

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.



So you think everyone in the world finds the N word offensive?

Stop being deliberately dense for the sake of the argument, stryker. Please.

Saying fuck and shit are fine in an adult context because neither are words used to primarily describe a sentient being that cannot help what it is.

God, didn't we cover this during CB?

You're getting tiresome. I'm sorry. Either you're going to get it or not, but resorting to the 'Wraeclast is dark and nude and murderous therefore it's okay to be an arshole' argument is something I'd formerly considered far beneath you.
"Exploiting people's greed is allowed in Wraeclast, and not against the ToU." -- ionface

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it's okay to be an arshole' argument is something I'd formerly considered far beneath you.


If you wanted to be fair Charan you would recognize that I wasn't "being an arshole in that post". The context that I used it is the same as the word "stupid", and I wasn't even referring to another player.

I don't use the N word because it has no general meaning to me other than being racist and I was raised not to use it.

Nothing at all like a word I have used my entire life and has the same meaning as dumb. I have a religious family that doesn't like to hear or see swear words. If they are going to censor the word I used then I see no difference to many other words like swears.
Tilt
Last edited by iamstryker on January 24, 2014 1:09 AM
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iamstryker wrote:
If they are going to censor the word I used then I see no difference to many other words like swears.


Even though I have made abundantly clear the difference? Reasoned it out?

"retarded" as a synonym for "stupid" or "dumb" isn't a swear word, it's arguably worse: it's denigration by association.

Don't impose your upbringing on this much larger issue, eh? It's sort of irrelevant.

And yes, the 'arsehole' thing was more broad and of course it was not my intention to call you one. Other people who've made the argument? Sure. Why not. But not you. Not yet. Hopefully not ever.
"Exploiting people's greed is allowed in Wraeclast, and not against the ToU." -- ionface

Just add me in-game if you'd like to visit the First Wræclast Zoo. Recently opened: the fairest Fowl exhibit.
Thankfully, GGG did the correct thing in this instance.
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"retarded" as a synonym for "stupid" or "dumb" isn't a swear word, it's arguably worse: it's denigration by association.


Uh, so I guess we should moderate stupid and dumb now?

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Don't impose your upbringing on this much larger issue, eh? It's sort of irrelevant.


The N word is just a bad comparison. It has no general meaning used innocently by most of the world.

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And yes, the 'arsehole' thing was more broad and of course it was not my intention to call you one. Other people who've made the argument? Sure. Why not. But not you. Not yet. Hopefully not ever.


My point is that context matters with some of these words. I wasn't being uncivil or not constructive.

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