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Language
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:29:15 PM »

Ok, guys. I've had a few complaints about language on here. Now, I get that a lot of you are late teens or adults, and that's normal for you. You're just expressing your emotions/freedom of speech/etc, and that's ok. However, we do have to remember that there are preteens and early teens on here that might not be used to this kind of thing. So I'm hopefully going to set some ground rules. If any of you guys think they go too far or not far enough, tell me and I'll try my best to tweak them.

1. Using curse words in RPs, poetry, or other methods of creative expression are allowed.
2. You may never curse directly at another forumer. (Calling someone a bad word is out.)
3. Before you use a swear word, consider if it's really  necessary to make your point.
4. If it is necessary, try to bleep it out. (s**t, d**n, etc.)

Hopefully that can strike a balance between our swearers and those of pure language.
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Re: Language
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 07:39:29 AM »

Thanks Deca! It sounds good to me...
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Re: Language
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 09:27:56 AM »

Yay! I've been trying to cut the swearing thing down for a while, I'm glad for the new rules.
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Re: Language
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 11:41:46 AM »

They are now official. *nods*
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Re: Language
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 11:45:34 AM »

What about Confessions
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Re: Language
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 11:49:32 AM »

I'm guessing that would fall under rules 3-4, meaning think about the necessity and if it is necessary then use *s
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Re: Language
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 11:59:17 AM »

But it could also be classified as other methods of creative expression so 1
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Re: Language
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 12:03:47 PM »

If you phrase it as a poem yes.
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Re: Language
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 12:05:26 PM »

No it doesnt have to because it says Using curse words in RPs, poetry, or other methods of creative expression are allowed.
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Re: Language
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 12:10:18 PM »

But I'm not sure confessions is a method of creative expression.
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Re: Language
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 03:59:27 AM »

...So, this means no more random cursing?

Yay!
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Re: Language
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 08:20:58 AM »

Yeah, Pat, by creative expression I mean fiction like short stories and stuff.
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Re: Language
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 03:45:14 PM »

Cool rules!!!!
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Re: Language
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 08:09:11 PM »

This is a good idea.... Thanks Deca:)
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Re: Language
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 01:09:28 AM »

These are good... But I think we should be allowed to swear on Confessions. I mean, It's a venting thread. If you want to read it, you should be ready to see some swears. :/
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