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Explicit Content

Post by Bambino » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:19 pm

Okay, first of all, there is no explicit content in this post.

What if there was a server config variable called "-explict" or "-explicitContent" that when adding that line into your config and a player goes to join your server s/he will get a page much like the "are you sure you want to quit" page. Instead it would be like "This server may contain explicit content, are you sure you want to continue to join" etc.

I thought this would he useful for servers who are more lenant with language rules, Planet MoFo for example.

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Post by joevano » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:34 pm

No, the connotations are too broad. Since it would require the server owner to set it the use would be sporadic at best. It would drive people away from their server, for the most part, and that is why they would not set it. So following that line, it would be hit or miss (read useless) for people to screen where they would like to play.
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Re: Explicit Content

Post by Spazzy McGee » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:00 pm

And anyway, in the case of Planet MoFo, we say that we allow swearing and the like in our server message. I think, for the most part, people get 'offended' because they feel they should be offended - the "oh, please, think of the children" school of thought. People are rarely actually personally offended.

If you disagree with it on moral grounds (which is perfectly acceptable), leave the server, and don't rejoin.

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Post by adameros » Tue May 04, 2010 6:02 am

I don't know, I think I would prefer and explicit server. Sick of people complaining about other peoples language.

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Re: Explicit Content

Post by dereliction of duty » Tue May 04, 2010 10:05 am

adameros wrote:Sick of people complaining about other peoples language.
although considered extreme by some, you always have the option to silence individuals using your K key.

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Re: Explicit Content

Post by optic delusion » Sat May 15, 2010 1:53 am

Another note about MoFo. We use the groupBan plugin against those in the COPPA group. Coppa users cannot join.
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Post by dereliction of duty » Sat May 15, 2010 11:17 am

what's "coppa" for? Is that where all the a hats end up?

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Re: Explicit Content

Post by joevano » Sat May 15, 2010 11:54 am

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