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#1 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -

Unlike other gaming forums that I've come across swearing is allowed and tolerated. Is this right considering there are quite a few minors on this site.

#2 Edited by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

Fuck yes!

I should amend that statement by saying that profanity, should not be censored, swearing at users should be restrained.

#3 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -
Mrnitropb said:
"Fuck yes!"
LOL!
#4 Posted by AlexB (1023 posts) -

Censorship is shitty.

#5 Posted by Nik_NYG (558 posts) -
#6 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

"Quite a few minors on the site"

There's worse places they could be. If they can't handle cussing then what are they doing watching adult rated shows and M-rated games? I don't think many are coming here to read up on E-rated games only... Besides, if someone wants to cuss, they'll cuss, it would just be more work for the mods to delete every post with a cuss word on it.

#7 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

Hell yes, people should be allowed to cuss if they want.

#8 Posted by Commando (1878 posts) -

It's our damn mother fuckin right to cuss all we fucking want to. As long as we don't fucking insult some little tattle tell pussy with it.

#9 Posted by Juuni_Kokki (69 posts) -

As long was keep fucking swearing in a civilized manner...... it should be okay.

#10 Posted by semicolon1twlev2 (894 posts) -

We got rid of the damned sexy picture thread.  What else do you want from us?

#11 Posted by Black_Raven (1759 posts) -

Fuck no!

#12 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

as long as people aren't going around saying "Fuck you n00b!"
then its perfectly fine.

#13 Posted by carpetmuncher (11 posts) -

There are alot of forums that allow cursing, Gs is the only place i have posted at the cared so much. There are alot worse things on the internet than reading curse words.

#14 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Fuck yeah

#15 Posted by carpetmuncher (11 posts) -
Mistyshadow said:
"Unlike other gaming forums that I've come across swearing is allowed and tolerated. Is this right considering there are quite a few minors on this site."
If you care so much go some where else, dont fuck it up for the rest of us.
#16 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

why not as long as it isnt derrogatory

#17 Posted by unworthyBOZO (201 posts) -

Yes

#18 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

It already is fuckin' allowed :p

#19 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3089 posts) -

Manner civilized being like us have no place for such foul language. I feel- oh fuck it, I don't feel like seeing stars in half the posts.

#20 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -

Yeah!
I was getting tired of GameSpot not allowing it and those obssessive GS moderators.

#21 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -

FUCK

#22 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

As long as it doesn't get out of hand. Sometimes free speech can lead to a bunch of jerks getting on and throwing racial slurs all over the place and that has already happen, but I think most of us are mature enough to handle a bit of hard language.

#23 Posted by AlexB (1023 posts) -
systech said:
"As long as it doesn't get out of hand. Sometimes free speech can lead to a bunch of jerks getting on and throwing racial slurs all over the place and that has already happen, but I think most of us are mature enough to handle a bit of hard language."
those people live on XBL anyway. i dont think they'll migrate here anytime soon. lol
#24 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

 I don't cuss, but if people want to, I don't really care.

#25 Posted by psychomode (784 posts) -

Absolutely fucking yes.

#26 Posted by ahriman22 (2747 posts) -

Fuck yeah!

#27 Edited by HitNRun (344 posts) -
,Mistyshadow said:
"Unlike other gaming forums that I've come across swearing is allowed and tolerated. Is this right considering there are quite a few minors on this site."
Should? Eh, maybe, maybe not.

Will? Yes, it will, for now. Jeff thinks he can create a community of mature adults on (chuckle) the Internet, indeed, on (giggle) the gaming section (guffaw) of the Internet no less.

There are tradeoffs either way. You get more trolls and assholes* with an open forum, but you get less free and easy expression when you start making a list of words that can't be used. I think Jeff will eventually cave once the, ah, more mainstream users discover this site, but for now there are no express profanity rules.

It's important to note, though, that the Internet is not a place for children. Rule of thumb: if your kid isn't old enough that you let him/her watch rated R movies, she or he shouldn't be allowed on the internet except specific sites. Yes, most game sites censor and moderate, but that's a decision to preserve civility as much as protecting minors. Even with a potential filter, Jeff clearly wants this to be a site that recognizes the media gamer age is well over 18.

*irony +1
#28 Posted by ChainGangSoldier (71 posts) -

Imo they shouldnt even be called swears. They aren't "bad" words, they should be accepted like any other word on the planet is.  There's nothing wrong with saying fuck, how is that bad? It really sounds retarded if you just sit and think about it. When i'm older and if I have kids i'll let them swear as much as they want, cause there is nothing wrong with swearing. "Swear words" are great words. They can be used to express anger, offend someone you hate, and a variety of other things.


Just another one of the things that pisses me off about society. "Swears" are not bad in any way.

#29 Posted by EndlessMike (514 posts) -

yes

#30 Posted by fuzzay (203 posts) -
Nik_NYG said:
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Minors curse more than adults do. Trust me, I'm in highschool.

"
I'm sorry, but this post makes me LOL.

Swearing is cool and stuff by me. So long as its used... can I say tastefully? I don't like reading or hearing "fuck" every second word in a sentence like construction workers do.

And I worked construction.
#31 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -
Mistyshadow said:
"Unlike other gaming forums that I've come across swearing is allowed and tolerated. Is this right considering there are quite a few minors on this site."
Fuck yeah mother fucka. If a minor is here and their parents don't like it their parents have multiple censorship options.
#32 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

Let this topic also be a window into the thought patterns of western culture. We usually don't have a desire to indulge or partake in certain activities until someone declares that an act is forbidden. Look at 80% of the forums here on off-topic. Many of them don't have cursing but as soon as one person starts or does the opposite like the TC did here implying that there was something wrong with it and everyone starts doing it. It's the same reason why you have catholic school girl or preachers daughter porn stars.

#33 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -
ShadowSkill11 said:
"Mistyshadow said:
"Unlike other gaming forums that I've come across swearing is allowed and tolerated. Is this right considering there are quite a few minors on this site."
Fuck yeah mother fucka. If a minor is here and their parents don't like it their parents have multiple censorship options."
I'd rather you not call me a "mother fucka", thanks.
#34 Posted by calf_exercises (858 posts) -

Yes, but if some people want to ruin the priverlage then they should be moded. I think if someone says "Fuck I hate Turock" then i think it is acceptable but when people say something along the lines of "your a fucking idiot you duche bag, as if any one would buy a fucking wii, they are for faggots" then you should ban their ass!

#35 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

Yes it should be. It's one of the things i like about these forums. Unless people take advantage of the privilege.

#36 Posted by SlayingShogun (257 posts) -

As if minors dont know these words already. If not in school then their parents or relatives they've heard it already and if they havent they will one day. And those words will be said a lot more frequently in other places, such as school, then on here. It's ok to have swearing allowed but i mean keep it reasonable and dont go off on a swear fest this site is ours too and i dont think we want to be seen as foul mouthed idiots.

#37 Posted by Jeff (3400 posts) -

We intend to cover M-rated games on this site in a frank and uncensored manner. It seemed sort of backwards to do that and then go and try to have a squeaky clean community, especially when that just leads to people attempting to game whatever filters you've put into place to get their swearing across anyways. I feel like we've placed a lot of our trust in people with this site and its rules, and so far, it's been going pretty well. But I'm not so naive that I don't realize that as this site grows, people will feel a bit more anonymous, and we'll probably have to rethink many of our rules and processes as that happens.

We've currently decided to draw our line at pornographic content. If the community can't handle cursing in a manner that at least occasionally resembles maturity, we'll move our line. I'd rather not have to do that, though. Because then you wouldn't be able to properly discuss the interview we shot today with Mike Wilson of GameCock when it goes up in the near future.
Staff
#38 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

zing

#39 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -
ShadowSkill11 said:
"Let this topic also be a window into the thought patterns of western culture. We usually don't have a desire to indulge or partake in certain activities until someone declares that an act is forbidden. Look at 80% of the forums here on off-topic. Many of them don't have cursing but as soon as one person starts or does the opposite like the TC did here implying that there was something wrong with it and everyone starts doing it. It's the same reason why you have catholic school girl or preachers daughter porn stars."
Shut your mouth and get me a sandwich female!
#40 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

Yes

#41 Posted by hazelnutman (1097 posts) -

My will to swear on the internet has been broken by other sites :(

As long as it's not a bunch of 8 year old kids who just learned to swear, overusing cuss words, I can be fine with it.

#42 Posted by EndlessMike (514 posts) -

yes.

This time with punctuation for effect.

#43 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -

Personally I'm offended by swearing when it's directed at other people.. that should be the line.

#44 Posted by ahriman22 (2747 posts) -
ShadowSkill11 said:
"What if we use female style passive aggression? Such as...

I think any female who trys to push here prissy puritan values onto a plethora demographic of young men should learn to realize where they are at and shut the fuck up. Said female should also make a sandwich for the nearest man in her proximity and then proceed to give that man head while he chews. A fresh pie should also be baking in the oven.

See what I did there? I didn't actually direct that towards any specific person but we all know who I meant. Hence female passive aggressive bullshit."
Dude, stop.
#45 Posted by Lemegeton (780 posts) -

fuck yeah. i hate 99% of censorship

#46 Posted by Bnfbnggbfg (302 posts) -

OP, trust me, if these kids are on the internet only half of their time is spent here, watching us say "fuck bitch tittysex" and the other half of their time is spent watching said tittysex. Which is worse?

#47 Posted by Katsuri (43 posts) -

I suppose it doesn't really change anything at this point.

#48 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
Mrnitropb said:
"Fuck yes!

I should amend that statement by saying that profanity, should not be censored, swearing at users should be restrained."
How'd I know that that would be the first thing said in this topic?
#49 Posted by Captain_Insano (1522 posts) -

there is quite a few swear words in the games that people play as well. I think that swearing is fine within reason. It can be particularly useful in emphasising a point, or in making an average joke a hilarious one

#50 Posted by Azteris (810 posts) -
Mistyshadow said:
"Personally I'm offended by swearing when it's directed at other people.. that should be the line."

That's just you have idiotic values though. To then take that and say a rather large group of people should have to do X activity because it makes you feel better is selfish.