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Post by iamawinner » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:58 pm

hey guys, is "god darn" considered profanity? does it suggest anything inappropriate? i was told to stop it or i would have been kicked out of the server.

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Post by Winny » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:06 am

This is the server owner's choice.

Then can kick or ban you for any reason they please.

Personally, I wouldn't consider it profanity, but there are some people who don't even like you to say "shoot".

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Post by blast » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:08 am

Server owners can make any rules they want. They could say you have to be wearing a blue sweater to play on their server. If you don't like their rules, don't play there.
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Post by F687/s » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:48 am

> Personally, I wouldn't consider it profanity, but there are some people who don't even
> like you to say "shoot".


And that can be a problem, considering this is a tank game. ;-)

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:00 am

Servers are run by individual owners. There are servers that allow swearing of any kind, if that's what you want. There is no governing body of people that can tell server owners to change their rules on language.
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Post by tw1sted » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:21 pm

I personally wouldn't find it offensive, but the server owner, or admin that told you to stop might seeing as it involves the word God, and darn is just a substitute for what you really want to say :)

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Post by Tedius » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:42 pm

It makes little difference what you or the public thinks is considered profanity. Just play the game.

I find it interesting that you first posted this on the "Player finding the game hostile" thread. The administrators are doing their best to keep the game as family-friendly as possible so that the maximum number of people can play without being offended or feeling like it is a hostile environment.

The admin did not ban you from the game, you were only warned. The admin did not force you to stop using the phrase, you are just required not to type it into your console. Perhaps your ego was damaged a little bit, but if it saved someone else from being offended, than it is well worth it.
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Post by iamawinner » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:36 am

ouch on the ego part , u need not go further =_ / lol
and yea, i like ur responses guys, but i still gata say. get out of server?? i like that server, im staying lol =D.

and im still perplexed as to how ppl will be offended. i mean if they knew the context of my words, they should know i didnt mean with intent. but again, i guess there arent ppl with similar mindsets as i. hmm.. man im ranting again arent i lol, sorry guys and thxs for responses.

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:11 pm

The thing to remember is that people don't think the same way as you. What you consider an extreme of one thing could be somebody else's idea of something tame, and vice versa. I find the best thing to do while playing BZFlag is to be passive - you often come across people who you disagree with, perhaps strongly, however, the best tactic in most cases is to sit back, silence the player, and enjoy a good game. Don't allow yourself to be drawn into rows and arguments, it's going to end in tears.
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