Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:
(Goldenmeanie, pottymouthery doesn't bother me and I don't personally consider it a problem. Actually hateful speech is nauseatingly common on the Internet and within the subcommunities that MFØ synthesizes. I'm with Schoon that I want it to be a friendly environment.)
goldenmeanie wrote:I am really looking forward to being a part of this community and hope that we don’t go overboard in the hopes of creating Total Safety.
MittenNinja wrote:This right here is most important. I think as long as no one is using profanity excessively, or in an aggressive or demeaning way we should be fine. The occasional "Aw Sh**, I forgot about that!" and the like I don't see being a big issue.
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Talarius wrote:One of the things that puts me off from hanging out on the BrikWars forums more regularly is the bald-faced glee they take in using wildly inappropriate language. I like the BrikWars game, love the creativity that is on display... but I really dislike the vibe. I would be seriously disappointed to see that same culture develop here. I'm certainly not the type to tell people how to behave, but I whole-heartedly support the sentiment expressed by the OP.
Soren wrote:I think I've made my position clear, and this isn't an argument for or against what rules Sean wants in his house. Which, let me be clear, is why I acquiesce.
Sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, and violence have victims. 'Foul' language doesn't have victims. It's only problematic because a long time ago someone decided that certain words (not even concepts, but words) were crude - usually because they were common words among people who were poorer and belonged to a socially subordinate class or ethnic group (witness, our tendency in English to revile the plain Old English words for genitals and bodily functions - a legacy of the French-speaking Normans). I'm also not religious, and specifically not Christian, so 'damn', 'hell', and other religious curses are literally meaningless to me.
I've been called some really awful things by people who never 'cursed' as such - and thought themselves perfectly good and civil people, simply because they followed an arbitrary rule (which, by the way, was not religiously mandated, just a convenient piece of popular morality). I've been shown great respect and love by people who cursed up a storm while doing it. Civility is the willingness to acknowledge other people and their feelings as legitimate, if not necessarily correct. It doesn't depend on adherence to a particular set of ridiculous restrictions on what you're allowed to say.
Simple rules appeal to small-minded bigots with external consciences. I don't want to hang around with those people. I would rather we acknowledge that 'pew pew' results in death and screaming downrange, and that 'honor' is usually a shield that butchers hide behind.
shrimplor wrote: I have always been absolutely flabbergasted that some body could be offended by one word, then make up another word which (usually) sounds similar and expresses the EXACT SAME SENTIMENT, and not be offended by that one. Especially when the new word eventually becomes popular, and then it somehow becomes "offensive," and they make up another new one (or even better, revert back to the original word).
Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:They're much worse than saying ***** or ******* or even *******************.
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