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  • No Smoking Area!!! (A thread on swearing within the TOS)

    Smoking Areas were created for a reason! Although smokers retain both the freedom and the right to smoke, in so doing they expose those around them to the unwanted and harmful outpouring of their choice, and left the non-smokers with no recourse but to endure it. For this reason almost all public property businesses, restaurants etc have adopted a No Smoking Area policy so that those who do not wish to be exposed to it, do not have the smoke forced upon them when they visit the area.

    The forums have the same policy concerning vulgarity. Although everyone has the right to their feelings and opinions, using vulgarity to express them (foul language, crude insults etc) exposes anyone viewing the forums to it. Because there are many that do not wish to have such vulgarity forced upon them, we must keep the forums clean for all. For this reason we will edit and/or delete any post that we find excessively vulgar.

    Although everyone retains the freedom to express themselves, please be mindful of the sensitivities of your fellow posters when doing so.
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    I sincerely agree, just be reasonable about the boundaries. Certain degree of vulgarity without malintentions consists of wordplay which most enjoy. Nettiquette is serious biz. and very important even though none of us see face to face.
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    • #3
      Sorry, but does replacing the words with *** or acronyms like WTF also considered vulgar? If yes then some of my posts have to be edited/removed.

      Sorry for puffing.
      Last edited by Mohawk; 04-14-2014, 03:24 AM.
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      • #4
        We are here too keep things clean. We are not the word police who go around policing every word or exclamation (like a Hell Yeah or WTF every once in a while) we're all gamers here, we get colorful, but there's a difference between colorful and dirty/ vulgar like... "Oh man I need to wash my eyeballs out after seeing that".

        Basically if you wouldn't talk like that to someone you respect... then please choose your words carefully before posting here.
        Last edited by Sonevar; 04-14-2014, 03:47 AM.
        Literacy is important! Sesame Street, The Muppets, Reading Rainbow, and a host of other Educational TV shows have taught us this. However for those of us who are too young to remember, too cool to watch, or simply still choose not to READ the Sticky Threads and General Announcements posted at the top of various parts of the Forums:
        If you have an account but find yourself unable to post to the Forum, please go to your Settings to make sure that your Forum account is Linked to a Valid Facebook Account which is required by our forums to verify that you have a pulse and other signs of life.
        If you don't make a RECORD of your PLAYER ID your game could be lost to the Dark Abyss FOREVER
        Check the FAQ to see if your problem has already been reported or has a work-around:
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sonevar View Post
          Basically if you wouldn't talk like that to someone you respect... then please choose your words carefully before posting here.
          Tbf... There are plenty of people who use such language to people they respect.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Terrorize View Post
            Tbf... There are plenty of people who use such language to people they respect.
            I believe that - and I also believe that when "people they respect" tell them to stop it, they respect that wish as well.

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            • #7
              Good post Sonevar. Although I'd have to say this is one of the most polite and "clean" forums I've been around. I dunno if that's due to you guys cleaning it up or if in general people here aren't as bad about language. Anyway, I'll be sure to continue to watch my own language which sometimes gets away from me xD
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mohawk View Post
                Sorry, but does replacing the words with *** or acronyms like WTF also considered vulgar? If yes then some of my posts have to be edited/removed.

                Sorry for puffing.
                I personally consider #$!@#!, *** and acronyms like "WTF" to be perfectly fine. If its a long string of censored words where you can still tell what the word is (i.e. sh*t) then your post may be removed or further censored.
                ~ Here be dragons ~

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                • #9
                  @+&%$# this post!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dark3844 View Post
                    @+&%$# this post!
                    haha well played sir...
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                    • #11
                      I'm happy someone observed my troll talent

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sarah Luz View Post
                        Good post Sonevar. Although I'd have to say this is one of the most polite and "clean" forums I've been around. I dunno if that's due to you guys cleaning it up or if in general people here aren't as bad about language. Anyway, I'll be sure to continue to watch my own language which sometimes gets away from me xD
                        With an avatar like that I assume you will get away with anything

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                        • #13
                          So... Am I supposed to cuss in this thread?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gabbo View Post
                            So... Am I supposed to cuss in this thread?
                            Only if you give a ****
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                            • #15
                              I am so tired of you ass clowns making a mokery of the no swear room. It really pisses me off at the lack of respect for our moderators who work really fuc....freakin hard and then all I see is swear posts

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