Foul and abusive language in PM's

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Foul and abusive language in PM's

Postby Locutus » 11 May 2017, 17:01

At what point, if any, does this kind of thing cross any lines?
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Re: Foul and abusive language in PM's

Postby Carebear » 11 May 2017, 17:07

IIRC, I think we follow the European standard of hate speech crossing the line. Things like racist, homophobic, and misogynistic statements. But, a mod will come along with the correct answer soon.
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Re: Foul and abusive language in PM's

Postby Locutus » 11 May 2017, 17:10

So any derogatory and crude speech is allowed otherwise?
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Re: Foul and abusive language in PM's

Postby Alman » 11 May 2017, 17:14

I refer you to the rules, found here: viewtopic.php?f=659&t=48796#p817379

But I will quote the relevant section below.
Private communications - Power-to-Power messages and PMs
These will ONLY be considered for action if:
(a) The Moderator feels that the content may be classed as cyber-bullying as recognised by the site (see Dealing with Cyber-bullying).
(b) The Moderator feels the content:
- Is extremely abusive or aggressive and out of context (ie not posted in response to aggressive or abusive messages),
- Is defamatory and of a serious nature, and
- Can be considered to be illegal.
NB: Any decision on action will be based on the opinion of the moderator. Messages will not be acted upon because they cause offence alone.
(c) The content includes information that might be considered as evidence of cheating, when it will be investigated if appropriate. This should ideally be reported in the Cheater's Forum.

Private communications which DON'T match these criteria should therefore be dealt with privately. The member who received the message may deal with it in any way s/he feels is appropriate, within site rules.

Should members feel it is appropriate to report this, they can contact the SITE HELP! or Cheater-hunters groups via PM.


If you feel, based on this, that you have something to report, send me a private PM and I'll take a look.
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