May 14th 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.