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5-14-2009 @ 12:13AM
I don’t swear much at all, I’m definitely against inflammatory language and racism in all its forms, and I think discrimination is one of the lowest things to joke about or do. That being said the best way to combat them is to use reason and discussion. Enforcing censorship based on a bunch of rules that nobody else gave a second thought to, which are terribly arbitrary, is a tad illogical.How does Blizzard define, exactly, what constitutes “unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable” language? An individual has no idea what they will or won’t be punished for. If they’re at least going to discipline individuals because of language, doing it by a catch-all method where it’s up to their “discretion” hardly seems fair.Besides which, what makes something “vulgar” and something else “sanitary” is based upon convention and little else. Fuck means the same thing as sexual intercourse, but whence its vulgarity? Why will saying “fuck” in trade get you banned, but not “sexual intercourse”?I guess the point I’m really trying to make is, who’s more immature: The teens who get off by spamming anal in trade, or the adults who can’t get over the spam?Also, to all the people who feel big for reporting others, enjoy your life getting a high off giving out parking tickets.
5-14-2009 @ 12:29AM
5-14-2009 @ 1:50AM
@Phil:Agreed. I go out of my way to report gold selling bots most of the time but don't mind terribly players that swear or make abusive comments unless it gets far out of control (anything close to any form of discrimination warrants a report imo).~Trade chat is "public" property - I won't let them force me out because of a few "dirty" words. Lots of stuff goes on in trade chat (Skullcrusher EU), like LFG/LFM, asking/offering advice, announcing book spawns in Dalaran, etc.. Sure the occasional Dirge spam chugs along, but I'd rather laugh with them instead of report them. Spam doesn't "hurt", neither do upper case letters: sure they are annoying/unpleasant/hard-to-read but noone's going to lose on arm over it and it'll hardly last more than a minute.
5-14-2009 @ 6:01PM
Actually, the word *fuck* isn't strictly referring to sexual intercourse. In common language it is actually used more often as something that *doesn't* refer to sexual intercourse at all.Here is an educational video regarding the word *fuck*. It isn't very long, but *very* informative it most certainly is:~WARNING: Contains mature content and is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES only~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONIzDOzx_GE
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