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Words in chat.
9 June, 2017
5:55 pm
Flare
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This is for the people who feel they wish to say something about what was said in chat at 17:40 BST 09/06/2017.

The following discussion has come about due to words, that some people feel controversial about, that were said in chat today. I do apologize to anyone who found this offensive in anyway and this is an opportunity to discuss it in a mature way.

I will provide screenshots of what was said in the following imgur link. 

I would like staff input on the matter at some point, not on the forums but to myself and any player who wishes to be updated, as clearly some people do not always agree about this topic, and I believe it may be very useful to resolving any further issues.

Thank you.

- Flare

 

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Many thanks,

- Flare

9 June, 2017
6:16 pm
Platy
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Sorry about inciting that, it was not my intention. I stand by what I said though. If it's not blocked, it is technically fine. I think we shouldn't say it, but at this point we can't go after people who do. If it is added to the filter, then yeah.

9 June, 2017
8:26 pm
pegasusdream
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Not every word has been added to the filter.  Quite frankly I have been meaning to remove a few of the more annoying ones.

At one point, we went a little overboard and started adding all sorts of words every time someone was even a little bit sensitive about a word and we even added some variations.  This led to unintentional words being blocked which means that sometimes an innocent conversation gets blocked without the players knowledge.  For example I spelled a word wrong and it came out as cnt instead of cant and I was blocked. I only knew because I was staff but a normal player does not get any message.  I have personally seen this word (and others) blocked before used in this way. A while back we decided to be more frugal about which words were added to the filter.  

Not every word is in the filter - Sometimes a word can be inappropriate due the the topic of conversation and sometimes it is perfectly fine.

If we see players using this type abbreviated, implied swearing, we usually send a private warning to the player and ask them to stop and respect all the other players on the server.

We don't want to have to keep adding every implied variation of swearing because that would be quite intrusive for normal conversation and frankly we would like to see players exhibit some sort of self control.

The word filter is reserved for the truly offensive words that are used to insult and upset players.  OMFG is implying swearing but not usually directed at someone to cause outrage or offence.  While it is not in the filter, it is also not necessary and we ask that players refrain from this type of implied swearing and use proper conversation.

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