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#1 Anibal P

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:09

Got a real good question, got a warning for this and need clarification on allowed language

 

In some random post I made a comment along the lines that XX didn't kow what the F they were doing

 

Didn't spell it out, I understand some "adults" are offended by language, but not sure why that would be offensive, and if wrong, will not use something harmeless like it again

 




#2 _dandy_

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:35

If your "didn't know what the F they were doing" message was directed at whoever you were addressing your message, then it may be that it came across as a personal attack, and it's not the language itself at all.

 

But, what do I know...I'm not the type who will ever find any particular arrangement of letters to be offensive.



#3 Rohdekill

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:37

You're doing it wrong.  Instead of saying "XX didn't know what the F he was doing" you need to say "everyone but XX sure knew what the F they were doing".

:laugh:



#4 Brian M.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:43

Ultimately, we are a PG13 site.

When dealing with posts, personally, I ask myself whether I would want somebody saying that in front of a 13 year old.

#5 +FiB3R

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:51

I swore like a trooper when I was 13. Nothing much has changed. :whistle:

 

I'd like to defend the use of 'colourful' language, but I know I'd be wasting my time.



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:00

Ultimately, we are a PG13 site.When dealing with posts, personally, I ask myself whether I would want somebody saying that in front of a 13 year old.


13 year old swear better than us anyway...

#7 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:07

13 year old swear better than us anyway...


QFT. I know several 13ish year olds that have way too much profanity in their vernacular. They'd make a sailor blush. That's just how it is these days. Gotta roll with the tide, else be stuck on the beach. ;)

#8 Nagisan

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:08

Ultimately, we are a PG13 site.

When dealing with posts, personally, I ask myself whether I would want somebody saying that in front of a 13 year old.

In other words, swearing is perfectly fine.

 

Seriously though, to say the site is PG13 means some content may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.....look up movies with that rating and you will find a plethora of them with plenty of swearing.



#9 Raze

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:11

from wikipedia regarding ratings - http://en.wikipedia....m_rating_system

 

"PG rated films may have mild profanity (i.e. damn, ass, hell and, uncommonly, ######). PG-13 rated films may contain stronger language (bitch, ######, ######, etc.) and, depending on the target audience (rather than a film's actual age rating), one of the harsher sexually-derived words (such as ######), provided that the word is not used with a sexual meaning."

"Rated PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13"

 

Also be careful about the PG13 term (and the other rating terms) it may be trademarked by the MPAA.



#10 Torolol

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:19

i'll try to inform the MPAA about possible Trademark violation of "PG-13" term.

#11 Raze

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:58

i'll try to inform the MPAA about possible Trademark violation of "PG-13" term.

 

hmmm, I forgot the  /s tag....



#12 McKay

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:01

Apparently, not the word bastard  :rofl:



#13 Raze

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:33

Apparently, not the word bastard  :rofl:

 

sshhhh  :shifty:



#14 badb0y

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:40

Are these words allowed :

 

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#15 Hum

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:42

'Offensive' has changed over the years.

 

The F-word posted with *** would be bypassing the swear filter years ago, then I saw people blatantly posting the F-word in pictures.

 

Bastard, god d***, jesus c*****, are all offensive to me, but for some reason get a pass on here.