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Swear words

PostPosted: 31 Oct 2019, 23:29
by Dinamo
What are the site rules concerning swear words in messages between players?
I know I am probably in the minority concerning this but I
actually find it offensive.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 00:05
by Solar Flare
I believe that the rule is that swearing is allowed, so long as it's not public.

However, I wonder if calling someone a discriminatory term (such as 'stupid n***er') is allowed....?

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 00:23
by Dinamo
It wasn't a derogatory comment. It was just a message containing curse words.
To be honest I think that such language isn't needed in Diplomacy.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 02:38
by asudevil
Yeah we aren’t going to interfere if people curse ... even in public press if someone says shit or something.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 07:14
by Custer
So go f%^& y&r$#@!f a$$h0l3.....

LOL

Cry baby......

Man up.....someday......

Custer

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 19:58
by NoPunIn10Did
While I think this discussion itself is fine, please remember that the forums are public facing, so please don’t print grossly offensive and derogatory terms in full, even if you’re using them as examples. I have since edited Oh Cheese’s comment accordingly.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:04
by NoPunIn10Did
As to the rules on this, remember that we do have policies regarding both public and private press:

viewtopic.php?f=659&t=48796#p817371
See rules 6-7 specifically.

If you encounter something you think breaks these rules, create a forum PM to the “Mods” group to request help.

Remember that the same rules apply for both Public and private messaging, but the degree to which they are enforced is intentionally laxer for private messages.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 21:38
by dib
Its not cool to be full of hate mr cheese - even with the editing your question is completely offensive and frankly incredibly dumb, it leads me to believe its deliberate.

Automatic red card.

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 21:39
by Zosimus
"It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception...."

from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-links-honesty.html

Re: Swear words

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2019, 23:15
by UFO Fever
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=58960

Not the first time mr Oh Cheese has dropped some racism/the n word into the forum!